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Volume 4, No. 29, April 12, 2005 On the Cover: Photo illustration by Brandon Blatcher

Why Yoga?

News Cover Story

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Do we have a workable water plan?

Environment

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Sustaining the prime resource

Jane Fishman 10 Plant swap!

Those who practice yoga regularly can expect to achieve a calmer mind, greater resistance to stress, and a more fit and flexable body.

Feedback 13 Letters to the Editor Politics 14 Tax time Blotter 15 From SPD reports Non Sequitur 15 Our favorite cartoon Earthweek 16 The week on your planet News of the Weird 17 Strange but true

Vibes Politics 14

Music Menu 19 Local gigs a la carte

20 Concerts of the week

Good Show, Will Travel

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Soundboard 24 Who’s playing and where

Culture Personal Tech 26 Gaming Corkscrew 27 Organic winemaking

Now Showing 28 All the flicks that fit

The 411 Week at a Glance

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Happenings 30 All the stuff, all the time Astroscope 39 What’s your sign?

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Weather 16 News from the sky Crossword Puzzle 36 Mental fun

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Classifieds 40 They call it “junk,” you call it “couch”

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What: SCAD presents Rediscovery of Fort Forgotten: The Excavation of Fort Zachary Taylor, Key West, a lecture by Tybee Island Historical Society Executive Director Cullen Chambers. Chambers previously was the site manager of the Fort Zachary Taylor State Historic Site, once a Union stronghold that was lost under sand, brick, granite and tons of Navy scrap metal. When: April 14 at 6:30 p.m. Where: Orleans Hall, 201 Barnard St. Cost: Free. Call: 525-9999.

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Lift Every Voice: Dr. Michael Eric Dyson What: The King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation is focusing on issues facing African Americans in the entertainment industry in a series of three lectures and a town hallstyle panel discussion. The first lecture will feature Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, a scholar and best-selling author who was named by Essence magazine as one of the “50 most inspiring” African Americans. When: April 15 at 7 p.m. Where: First African Baptist Church. Cost: Free. Call: 234-8000 or www.kingtisdell.org.

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Annual Spring Plant Swap What: Looking for plants you no longer want, seeds, tubers and roots. When: April 16 from 8-11 a.m. Where: Jane Fishman’s garden on Boundary Street, about a half-mile south of Louisville Road and north of Gwinnett Street. Cost: Free. Call: 234-8926.

Union Mission’s Growing Hope Community Farmers Market What: Features quality locally grown produce, plants and flowers, crafts, baked goods and art. Activities include live music, a Kids Corner and chef’s demonstrations. When: April 16 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Where: Corner of East Broad and Gwinnett streets. Cost: Free. Call: 238-2777, Ext. 23, or 236-7423.

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The Influence of Hip Hop What: The King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation will sponsor this town hall-style panel discussion, which will be moderated by ABC radio’s Doug Banks. It will bring together performers and industry insiders from Def Jam and TVT Records who will discuss the hip hop industry with scholars and community leaders. When: April 16 at 1 p.m. Where: Savannah Civic Center’s Johnny Mercer Theatre. Cost: Free. Call: 234-8000.


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Lift Every Voice: Alfre Woodard What: The second lecture in the King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation’s Lift Every Voice lecture series presents three-time Emmy Award-winning actress Alfre Woodard, who has appeared in many major stage productions, films and television programs. When: April 16 at 7 p.m. Where: First African Baptist Church. Cost: Free. Call: 234-8000.

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Music of Bach, Corelli, Vivaldi and Couperin What: A concert by the Savannah Concert Association. When: April 16 at 8 p.m. Where: The Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. Cost: $35, $25 and $12.50. Call: 525-5050.

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AASU Youth Orchestra in Concert What: A concert with performances by the AASU Youth Orchestra, Atlantic Chamber Orchestra and Lyric Strings Ensemble. When: April 17 at 3:30 p.m. Where: AASU Fine Arts Auditorium. Cost: $5. Call: 927-5381 weekdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Lift Every Voice: Tim Reid What: The third lecture in the King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation’s Lift Every Voice lecture series will feature actor, producer and director Tim Reid, whose credits include The Richard Pryor Show, Teachers Only, Simon & Simon, Frank’s Place, Snoops, Save Our Streets and Sister, Sister. When: April 17 at 3 p.m. Where: St. Philip AME Church. Cost: Free. Call: 234-8000 or visit www.kingtisdell.org.

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Living With Grief: Ethical Decisions at the End of Life What: Armstrong Atlantic State University and Hospice Savannah, Inc., will host this teleconference that will examine end-of-life issues. A local panel of healthcare providers will lead a brief discussion on the issues. When: April 20 at 1:30 p.m. Where: AASU University Hall, Room 156. Cost: Free, registration required. Call: 927-5212.

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What: Tour one of Savannah’s most historic house museums for free. There will be hands-on activities for adults and children. Historic interpreter Kitty Wilson Evans will interpret the lives of slaves who lived at the house in 1825. Period music will be provided by Jamie Keena. When: April 17 from 2-5 p.m. Cost: Free.

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IN 1884 NEAR BRUNSWICK, GA., the first well was tapped into the Floridan Aquifer. Little more than a century later, the Floridan Aquifer — the vast underground water source for 24 Georgia counties, two counties in the South Carolina Lowcountry and two in northern Florida — is under serious threat.

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Growing thirst Can Savannah and Chatham County provide enough water to support growth? There’s no danger that the aquifer will run out of water, but decreased pressure caused by withdrawals near the coast means saltwater has begun seeping in at some points. If that happens, the Floridan Aquifer will be effectively unusable for humans. All this is happening just as a massive growth boom is hitting the Georgia coast, driven both by the area’s unique qualities and an equally unique market force. Asian competition has forced down the price of paper products, and much of Georgia’s land once tied up in timber is being developed into subdivisions instead. “The paper companies can make more money developing their land than growing pine trees on it,” says Patricia McIntosh of the Savannah office of the Georgia Conservancy. Pooler and the city of Savannah are well underway in developing former International Paper timberland in west Chatham. Savannah itself has annexed a large chunk of previously unincorporated southside. In the last decade, at least 8,500 new housing units have been built within a ten-mile radius of I-95 and the Savannah airport. In all, coastal population from Chatham to Camden counties is expected to double to at least one million people in the next 25 years. That may not sound like much compared to Atlanta, but for an ecosystem as fragile and dependent on the whims of wind and water as coastal Georgia’s, that population boom represents an enormous potential burden on natural resources — chief among them the great Floridan Aquifer. Also at risk is the coast’s annual revenue from fishing, crabbing, shrimping and outdoor recreation — a revenue source now in decline as key marsh habitat is cleared to make way for residential development. “At least 40,000 coastal jobs are derived from our natural resources, and related businesses generate at least $1 billion a year here,” says David Kyler, executive director of the Center for a Sustainable Coast in St. Simons Island, Ga. “The growth doesn’t just cause environmental damage,” McIntosh adds. “There’s real damage to culture as well. A lot of old fishing communities, old African-American villages, are going away forever.”

But danger or no, the growth is coming. The question is: Is there a plan in place to sustain that growth without destroying the very water source that is fueling it? Not everyone was blindsided by the boom. A decade ago, two entities that saw it coming were the city of Savannah and Chatham County, who took it on themselves to form a comprehensive Water Supply Management Plan in 1995. As government plans go, this one was fairly visionary, combining judicious conservation with a realistic assessment of future growth. “It was a groundbreaking moment, not only for us, but even for Georgia,” says Bob Scanlon, environmental affairs officer for the City of Savannah. “It was the first regional water plan in the entire state.” A team effort of the city, county, Metropolitan Planning Commission and major industrial water users, the Water Supply plan was held up by the state Environmental Protection Division (EPD) as a template for other areas to follow. “We were the model for the other 23 counties in the region. The city has been very diligent and proactive in making sure its system is as efficient as possible,” says Deatre Denion, environmental planner for the city. While most of Savannah’s customers get Floridan Aquifer groundwater from their faucets, the city supplements its supply by pumping surfacewater from Abercorn Creek for treatment at its Industrial & Domestic (I&D) facility on the westside. Pooler and Port Wentworth both contract with Savannah for this surfacewater. Thunderbolt is able to use it on an emergency basis as needed. “Godley Station currently gets a groundwater/surfacewater blend,” Denion says of one large new development in west Chatham. While Chatham County groundwater use was frozen in 1992, EPD threw Savannah a curveball in 1997. The so-called “Interim Strategy” for managing the Floridan Aquifer mandated that not only would no new groundwater permits be granted in the 24 county region, but Savannah would have to actually cut groundwater use by ten million gallons per day. Still, Denion says, the city is “proud of how we’ve been able to keep water usage level, even though our customer base has increased so much.”

City records indicate that over the last 16 years, water use has stayed about the same even though the customer base has increased by 21 percent. “We have a yearly unaccounted-use audit to see where we can cut down on water usage,” Denion says. “We have an unbelievable leak detection program — we’ve cut the number of leaks from over 3800 to about 900. That’s not bad for a city as old as this one.” Because no new permits are being granted in the 24 Georgia counties dependent on the Floridan Aquifer, Savannah’s conservation measures mean it can sell its unused groundwater and surfacewater to the faster-growing communities around it. For example, Effingham County currently buys all of its surfacewater from Savannah. (This is ironic, considering that the I&D plant’s intake point on Abercorn Creek is actually in Effingham County. Denion says that if the Georgia Ports Authority gets approval to dredge the Savannah River channel deeper, the intake point will have to be moved even further upstream into Effingham.) “Effingham County’s been aggressive in establishing a water system, and the city of Savannah is their water source,” says Bob Scanlon. “They’re now putting water systems in and a wastewater plant to handle the growth they’re projecting.” Bryan County has contracted for Savannah to operate a groundwater well to quench the thirst of its new Genesis Point subdivision. The well will be in Bryan County, but licensed under Savannah’s permit. Rincon, in Effingham, is on the losing end of a protracted court battle with EPD. Rincon officials say they shouldn’t be forced to buy surfacewater from Savannah and instead should be allowed to pump groundwater. EPD, citing the threat to the aquifer, disagrees. “Some municipalities might find it hard to accept what they see as a loss of some autonomy, but they’re also able to tie into the system without a lot of capital expenditure,” argues Scanlon. Savannah’s status as 800-pound regional gorilla may not have made many friends in outlying municipalities forced to do business with it if they want to build more subdivisions. But observers say that’s the city’s reward for planning ahead and playing by the rules. “When Savannah was asked to reduce groundwater consumption, by God they did it,” says McIntosh. “And made a sizeable investment to do so,” adds Will Berson, her colleague at the Georgia Conservancy. “I understand the concept of home rule,” says Berson, “but home rule can do a lot of damage to a commonly held asset we all depend on.”

Local water facts • Savannah began using groundwater from the Upper Floridan Aquifer in 1886. The Floridan Aquifer is deeply buried under coastal Georgia. It is currently experiencing saltwater intrustion from the Atlantic Ocean side near Port Royal, S.C., and from underneath near Brunswick, Ga. • The Aquifer has plenty of water, but pumping near the abovementioned “cones of depression” dramatically decreases the water pressure that normally would keep ocean saltwater at bay. Cones of depression were first noted by scientists as early as 1940, just a few years after intensive local industry use of aquifer water began, mostly by paper mills. • Most City of Savannah and Chatham County customers get water from the Floridan Aquifer out of their faucets, pumped from 23 area wells. Most new development in the area, however, receives treated surfacewater from the Abercorn Creek or a surface/ground blend. • Pooler, Port Wentworth, Effingham County and Bryan County currently buy surfacewater from Savannah. • Five downtown squares and the Bacon Park Golf Course are now watered by shallow non-Floridan Aquifer wells. Treated wastewater from the President Street plant irrigates the Savannah Golf Club course and the Savannah Harbor course on Hutchinson Island. • Of 49 water and sewer systems in Georgia, only four have combined rates lower than Savannah’s. ◗


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What Denion Some new subcalls “a significant divisions in Bryan upgrade” of County have Savannah’s I&D already begun plant in 2000 at a employing this cost of $17.5 option. While million increased developers say it its pumping isn’t their first capacity from 52 choice, they say million gallons they have to get per day (mgd) to the water from at least 62 mgd. somewhere. This is Conservationists important, say that shouldn’t because the West happen at the Chatham boom is expense of a pubexpected to be licly held resource serviced by surlike water. facewater, not Unlike Western groundwater states — which use A view of Savannah’s Industrial and Domestic from the aquifer. “appropriative surfacewater treatment plant “Annexed rights” guaranareas may start teeing water rights out on groundwater initially, but they’ll first to upstream users, that can in turn eventually be switched over to surfacebe traded on the open market — Georgia water,” says Denion. “That’s why we spent and most eastern states rely on “riparian that money on infrastructure.” rights,” where water is largely considered Scanlon says Savannah was a public resource, with landowners having encouraged early on to be a water wholethe right to reasonable use of water on or saler for the region. adjacent to their land. “We were encouraged by EPD when Despite coordinated efforts by the we were putting the plan together for the agribusiness lobby in the last three ses2000 upgrade to consider ourselves a sions of the state legislature, all attempts regional supplier,” Scanlon says. “Our surto introduce Western-style water markets facewater treatment plant has the to Georgia have so far failed. capacity now to handle more than the While planners are rightly concerned projected growth for this area.” In addition, Scanlon says “we’re also about the increase in residential growth, doing a lot across the river. We share a the fact remains that industry still uses lot of information with the the vast majority of water in the region. Beaufort/Jasper Water Authority and “The state has focused almost excluwork very closely with them. We’re sively on domestic and municipal water looking at a regional issue here, and systems in their conservation efforts — yet solving it will take a regional solution. And in our region three-quarters of water, or from Savannah’s perspective, that more, is used by industry,” says Kyler. solution is a bi-state solution.” Denion echoes that, saying “people are always telling us, ‘You need to do Critics point out that Savannah’s something about industrial use.’ But the status as the region’s main water wholecity has no jurisdiction over industry saler means it’s not technically conwhatsoever. The state grants water serving water, just sending it somewhere permits, not us.” else. Also contrary to popular opinion, the But in the zero-sum environment state does not intervene in favor of local that’s existed since the state moratorium governments on water issues. on new permits, every gallon of water “There’s a real disconnect between bought from Savannah means less added state and local governments,” says Kyler. stress to the Floridan Aquifer. “EPD treats local government no differAnd coastal growth in Georgia is not a ently than any other person on the street question of if, but when. with regards to water use. It’s on a firstCamden County, furthest away, grew come, first-serve basis.” at a 200 percent clip since 1980. Closer Kyler says that since industry uses to home, Bryan and Effingham counties three to four times as much water in doubled in population from 1990 to 2000, coastal Georgia as all other users, a ten with no end in sight. percent savings in industrial water use One under-the-radar aspect of this would be equivalent to a 30-40 percent growth has water planners worried. The reduction among other users. EPD is only mandated to concern itself “Another way of saying this is that a with pumping from the aquifer at greater modest industrial water use reduction than 100,000 gallons per day. Anything would free up enough water supply to less than that is essentially unregulated. support residential and commercial In practical terms, this means that “as growth for several decades, with no addilong as you keep it under 100,000 gallons tional supplies needed,” says Kyler, caua day and a certain number of hookups, the state doesn’t care,” says Denion. continued on page 8

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tioning that environmental impacts still need to be examined closely. But as industry continues to decline while residential growth continues to rise, won’t the two trendlines eventually cross? “What will bring that on is industry leaving altogether,” Kyler says. “The trendlines are either going to cross because of population growth, or the drastic departure of industry.” While Kyler does not at all discount the impact of a booming population, he says the state is past due in examining industrial use. “There’s been no push by the state on industrial users anywhere The City of Savannah’s ‘clear well,’ displaying the city near the push they’ve put on seal under a pool of fresh aquifer water municipal conservation,” he says. Kyler says that as an environmenarea. If they didn’t have that right, there talist he’s ordinarily loathe to propose are jobs we might not have. So there’s a subsidies for industry, “but if you look at community benefit in addressing this.” all the water supply alternatives from an Scanlon says such creativity might environmental and cost standpoint, it may especially be needed if the state ever turn out that wisest use of public forces local industries off groundwater, investment is to help industry convert to which is much cheaper than surfacewater. more efficient water using equipment.” “If in fact industries were to be run off While Scanlon stresses that any such surfacewater, it may be to everybody’s talk is purely hypothetical at this point, he advantage for that to be subsidized,” does say that eventually “something creScanlon theorizes. ative is going to have to be done” to “If they had to give up groundwater, address industrial water use. that may be enough of a cost impact that “We have to remember that the law they will no longer be competitive. And gives industries the right to use water. that would cost the area jobs.” And that right does provide jobs for the

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The next phase of the water debate will intensify soon. The EPD is currently implementing, by legislative mandate, an ambitious program called the Coastal Georgia Sound Science Initiative, with final results due sometime late this year or early in 2006. Funded both by legislative appropriations and paper mill contributions, the Initiative — “a program of scientific and feasibility studies to support development of Georgia Environmental Protection Division's final strategy to protect the Upper Floridan aquifer from saltwater contamination,” according to its website — utilizes research methods like offshore drilling, test wells and digital waterflow modelling. While the Initiative has issued no final conclusions yet, there is some buzz that early studies indicating that some wells into the Floridan Aquifer may salt out in 50 years — a much shorter timespan than the 200-plus range previously thought. “If that happens, no one’s going to use that water for anything,” says Denion. “The question now is if the Sound Science Initiative says a 10 mgd reduction for Savannah isn’t good enough. So we’re looking at all of our options.” Kyler agrees that proactivity is crucial. “Back in '97 when the Interim Strategy was proposed — which Chatham County was instrumental in — it really brought forth the importance of water resource planning at the county level,” he says.

Kyler says local governments must be forceful in rejecting what he calls “intensive uses” like power plants, that create relatively few jobs but use massive amounts of water. “From what I can tell, these power plants are mostly exporting electricity anyway,” he says. “So to a certain extent, Georgia is almost being used like a Third World country, with resource-intensive uses that benefit other places.” But often, he says, prior zoning decisions tie the hands of elected officials. For example, in fast-growing Glynn County where his organization is based, Kyler says the local county commission “found itself in the awkward position of having to approve a power plant they didn't want, because the zoning allowed for it.” Kyler says local governments should take a new look at what he calls the “obsolete” method of prezoning land for industrial use in order to attract new employers. “To maintain resources, you have to fend off intensive uses. Until local government gets savvy they won't really be in control of their own destiny,” he says. “It will require some tough political decisions, but so be it. That's part of the job description.” ◗

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house sizes and increasing lot dimensions. In fact, typical suburban lawns use 10,000 gallons of water in addition to rainfall each year, much of which can be avoided through smart planning. To begin with, turf grass lawns that are typical in many developments are extremely water intensive. The easiest solution to reduce water use for lawn care is to reduce the size of the lots. While this may be easier said than done, moving away from the typical green grass front yard is an effective solution for reducing water use. Native species are by nature indigenous to this area and used to the heat and water conditions. These plants can flourish without the need of additional water. Xeriscaping is another growing trend in home ownership. “Xeri” derived from the Greek word “xeros” for dry; and “scape”, meaning a kind of view or scene. While xeriscape translates to mean “dry scene,” in practice xeriscaping simply means landscaping with slow-growing, drought tolerant plants to conserve water and reduce yard trimmings. Xeriscaped yards or those with native species offer the additional benefit of requiring lower maintenance. There won’t be a need to spend your weekends mowing the lawn, setting up sprinklers, and moving hoses. The easiest way to water your lawn is to capture rainwater. Commercial buildings with large roof areas are the ideal setting for rainwater harvesting, but rain barrels can be attached to downspouts of houses as well. This water is then used with a hose when plants need watering, or can be tied directly into the irrigation system. If homeowners in a typical 100 home development can cut their outdoor water use in half, the community will save an additional half million gallons of drinkable water. In addition to using rain water for irrigation, it can also be used for household tasks such as washing clothes and flushing toilets. Rain water and grey water can be used for most household water processes that do not involve human water consumption. Grey water is wastewater from showers, bathtubs, washing machines and sinks that are not used for disposal of hazardous or toxic ingredients or wastes from food preparation. Our current infrastructure pipes in water that was collected from its source, filtered, treated and purified to achieve a healthy, drinkable level. We then take that pure, drinkable water, relieve ourselves in it, and flush it away. That doesn’t seem to be the most efficient use of pure water. Reusing

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Swapping plants -- and stories A FEW YEARS AGO, when I had a regular job and more time (and need) to schedule leisure activity, I played golf with a woman who used to say, “Have fun with your game. You want to move your ball out of that divot? Move it. You want to forget about finishing that putt? Then pick up your ball. It’s your game. Have fun with it.” I heard the same thing last week from an art teacher who was talking about fudging a scene -- you know, taking something from here and putting it there. “Hey, it’s your picture. You’re the artist. You have artistic license. If you want to present something exact, take a photograph.” I feel the same way about gardening. Yes, you can go to the garden centers in the Big Box stores (if you can stand the smell of the chemicals, the long lines, the narrow aisles and the out-of-control carts) and and fill your car with gorgeous plants with outrageous color and humungous leaves from companies that have web sites like “provenwinners” or “can’tmiss.” Or you can find a spot in your yard (the sunnier the better), take a shovel, turn the earth, pull out the roots (maybe find some marbles or broken pieces of porcelain), add some egg shells and coffee grounds, toss in a few seeds, water every day and look for some activity. It’s more fun than television. I did that a week ago. The spot I chose still had some purple-stemmed kale that could have gone a few more weeks -they’re still good eating greens -- but I had some elsewhere. Plus, I was anxious to get on with the show. So I pulled them, scattered in half a packed of fennel and half of borage and waited for germination. Sure enough. The

stars were lined up right. We got rain, the right temperature. And this morning I saw baby fennel, baby borage. There are more seeds I’m just dying to plant, but right now there’s no room at the inn. I couldn’t possibly pull the collards or the broccoli. Not because I’m still eating broccoli or collards. But because they have bolted straight up with the most gorgeous yellow flowers I’ve seen anywhere. Which means the plants, the tallest and most majestic in the garden, have finished their cycle they did their jobs - and now are trying to make seeds, to ensure their future, their legacy. For the longest time, greedy for more broccoli, I pinched off the bolting stems, trying to delay the process. But I gave up. They’re tired. They’re ready for some R&R. Just for the record, I didn’t plant either of them by seed. I bought six-packs from some local garden stores, puny looking plants with two or three puny looking leaves. I’m weak, like everyone else. I lust. I look for shortcuts. And if there’s something great -- like the clubfoot fern I bought at the downtown Polk’s -- I’ll hand over the money. But truthfully, much of the stuff in my gardens -- the really hardy and proven plants -- have come from the plant swaps we started about eight years ago. These are happy plants. They know and apparently like our weather. They are so happy they tend to take over, and who wants that? Which is why we provide the time and space to exchange, to swap, to beg other people to take our extras. This Saturday, April 16, we’ll be doing just that, from 8 to 11 a.m. We will gather to swap stories, trade plants, offer testimonials and other fish tales about our gardens.

It’s doubtful anyone will be bringing any greenbriar or Virginia creeper, though that’s just what I spent a few days doing last month, digging up (and replanting) that prickly, thorny, thoroughly nasty greenbriar and the innocent looking Virginia creeper that despite the name can crawl with the best of them. I was helping out Julia Barton, a landscape sculptor from Great Britain who is about to launch a most unusual project at the old prison on Habersham Street. She calls it “Resurrection.” It’s based on the resurrection fern and about 15 other plants that liked the derelict 19th-century prison so much they stayed on and colonized, way past the time any prisoners or guards inhabited the place. For the installation, Barton, who taught a class at SCAD last semester called, “Botanical Formations: Collaboration with Nature,” will use thin steel cables, wire mesh and a series of scaffolding to display the plants. For the past six months she and a crew of volunteers have been gathering botanical beauties such as golden rod, morning glory, shepherd’s needle, wild poinsettia, wood sorrel, asparagus fern, holly fern and tradescandia - all the things that most of us like to extract from our gardens, not add. Clearly, Barton, sculptor, artist, collaborator, has learned to have fun with her game. I’m glad she’s letting the rest of us play along. ◗

Reminders: Spring plant swap. Saturday, April 16, 8 to 11 a.m. Jane’s garden on Boundary Street, north of Gwinnett Street, south of Louisville Road, west of MLK, Jr., Blvd. Call 234-8926. “Resurrection,” Julia Barton’s project at the old jail on Habersham Street. April 29. E-mail Jane at gofish5@earthlink.net

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A breakdown of what you pay to whom for what GOVERNMENT REACHES DEEP into the personal and professional lives of every individual in this country. Almost every time money changes hands, government gets a cut. It also exacts fees for hunting, fishing, owning a pet, building a building, running a business, practicing a profession, drilling a well and driving a car. It exacts fines for breaking its rules. Georgia government also profits from the gambling business. The following is a broad strokes outline of the federal, state and local tax structure and government funding mechanisms. Many thanks to the National Taxpayers Union (www.ntu.org), especially Pete Sepp, Vice President for Communication, and Annie Patnaude, Deputy Press Secretary, for their assistance.

Income tax According to former Internal Revenue Service historian Shelley Davis, President Abraham Lincoln instituted the first U.S. income tax in 1862, creating the Bureau of Internal Revenue to pay Civil War costs. Davis’ book, Unbridled Power, says the tax rate was three percent for income between $600 and $10,000, and five percent for income over $10,000. Lincoln also initiated a wide spectrum of excise taxes on such things as legal documents, ferry, railroad, steamboat and toll bridge receipts, as well as advertising. After much controversy, the income tax was repealed in 1872. The Wilson Tariff Act revived it in 1894, with the plan to tax household incomes over $4000 at a one percent rate. President Grover Cleveland allowed it to become law without signing it, but in 1895 the Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional, on the grounds that it was a “direct” tax not equally apportioned among the population. On October 3, 1913, President Woodrow Wilson signed the 16th Amendment to the Constitution, which established the basis of today’s income tax law. It was billed as a “class tax,” because only about one percent of the population met the income requirements. The document was 14 pages long. The costs of World War II expanded the “class tax” to a “mass tax,” under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Automatic withholding and payroll taxes were also instituted during Roosevelt’s administration. Federal income tax for individuals is based on a graduated scale beginning at ten percent for income up to $7,150 per year. There are five additional tax brackets, with the highest bracket, for net income over $319,000, set at 35 percent. Georgia income tax is six percent for net income over $7,000.

Payroll taxes These include Social Security taxes of 12.4 percent and Medicare taxes of 2.9 percent, split half-and-half by employer and employee. There is also a Federal Unemployment tax (FUTA) of 6.2 percent for employers and a State Unemployment tax (SUTA) based on the

number of claims filed by terminated employees. Selfemployed individuals pay the same percentages.

Sales tax Georgia sales tax is four percent. Each county within the state has an additional sales tax, depending on the county. Most are two or three percent. Chatham County collects a one percent “Local Option” tax, instituted in 1976. These revenues go into the general fund. A one percent “Special Purpose” tax, begun in 1985 and renewed every four years, was initially passed to subsidize roads and bridges, but in 1993 parks were added to the list, and in 1998 voters approved inclusion of drainage and building projects. Food is exempt from state but not local sales tax. Motor fuels are taxed primarily as excise taxes, but there is a one percent state sales tax and a two percent local sales tax.

Excise taxes These are taxes levied on products and services that are presumed to cross international boundaries, according to local CPA Allison Johnston. These include motor fuels, liquor, tobacco, firearms, hunting and fishing equipment, transportation, freight and communication services. The federal excise tax on gasoline is 18.4 cents/gallon, and the Georgia excise tax is 7.5 cents/gallon. The federal excise tax on diesel fuel is 24.4 cents/gallon. Georgia also has a “Second Motor Fuel Tax” of three percent, plus a one percent sales tax on gasoline. Chatham County gets two percent in sales taxes. At a price of $2.10 per gallon, government gets 36.9 cents directly through taxes. However, according to the Americans for Tax Reform (atr.org) the government also imposes 43 different direct and indirect taxes on the production and distribution of gas. The total tax burden amounts to 54 percent of the final price. Federal excise taxes on telephone and wireless services are three percent. There is also a Federal Universal Service Charge for telephone service. Georgia collects four percent, and Chatham County gets two percent in sales taxes. There is a charge for 911 service, and some companies charge a fee to cover costs of complying with government regulations. Airline travel includes a 7.5 percent “federal ticket tax” and a $3.20 “federal flight segment” tax. There is a “federal security surcharge” of $2.50, and at eligible airports an “airport passenger facility charge” of up to $4.50. International travelers also pay “international departure” and “international arrival” taxes of $14.10 each, “INS user fees” of $7, “customs user fees” of $5 and “APHIS passenger fees” of $4.95, according to information compiled by the Air Transport Association. Federal excise tax on “distilled spirits” alcohol was $13.50/gallon in 2002. Georgia tax was $3.79 in 2003, according to www.taxfoundation.org. Federal tobacco tax is 39 cents/pack, and Georgia tobacco tax is 37 cents/pack of 20 cigarettes. This from the National Conference of State Legislatures, www.Tobaccofreekinds.org and the USDA Economic Research Service Report.

Property taxes Property tax is an “ad valorem” tax, meaning “according to value.” The Georgia Department of Revenue’s web site states that all real and personal property are taxable, unless specifically exempted. Real property includes land and buildings, and personal property is “everything that can be owned that isn’t real estate.” Vehicle license plate fees include an ad valorem tax. The Chatham County Assessor’s Office appraises real estate within the county and assigns an “assessed valuation,” which is 40 percent of the appraised “fair market value,” for tax purposes. According to Corky Corcoran, a staff appraiser, the tax amount is determined by multiplying the assessed valuation by the “mill rate” for that location. This is a point system used to determine funding for different tax districts in the county. A “mill” is one thousandth of a dollar ($.001). Currently, the county-wide school district has the highest mill rate, at 15.878 mills, with an additional 1.722 mills for school bonds. The mill rate for real and personal property within the city of Savannah is 13.10. City dwellers also pay 10.367 mills for Chatham County and .250 mills to the state. Those on a bus line pay .820 mills to the Chatham Area Transit District.

Licenses and fees There is a $20 license fee for vehicle tags, and a fouryear Georgia driver’s license costs $15. In 2003, Georgia collected a total of $257,184,000 from these and $195,329,000 from other licenses.

Permits, fines and levies These provide other income for local, state and federal jurisdictions.

Apportionment According to the US Office of Management and Budget (www.omb.gov), individual income taxes comprise the largest segment of federal tax revenues (45 percent), and payroll taxes bring 37 percent. The corporate tax contribution is 10 percent, and excise taxes comprise most of the remainder. This does not include other sources of federal revenue, such as timber contracts on national forest lands, oil drilling contracts in Alaskan wildlife refuges, confiscated property, fines, sale of public buildings, or fees collected at government parks, museums and public places. Direct taxation accounts for about 53 percent of most state revenues, with the remainder coming from intergovernmental transfers, like federal grants, insurance trust funds, such as unemployment and retirement pensions, and other sources. Sales and gross receipts, including excise taxes, account for 50 percent of tax income. Individual income taxes pay 40 percent, and corporate income tax provides 6 percent. Chatham County depends on direct taxes for about 83 percent of its income, according to Read DeHaven, Budget Officer for Chatham County. This does not include the $3.8 million (3.5 percent) it receives from state and federal grants and indirectly from taxes. Of its $107,294,884 FY 2004/2005 budget, $59,925,310 (56 percent) comes from property taxes, $8,300,000 (8 percent) from sales taxes and $20,879,390 (19 percent) from other taxes, such as real estate transfer tax. It gets $8.8 million for charges for services, like rent, housing prisoners, and fees; $3.7 million in court fines, including traffic tickets; and $620,000 from licenses. ◗

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• POLICE RESPONDING to the report of a domestic dispute were told by a woman that she “had feelingsâ€? that her husband was allowing other people to have sex with her while she slept. She said people were outside watching the house. The woman “had the appearance and actions of someone who is high on meth.â€? They found a plastic bag with a white substance that the woman said belonged to her husband. The woman and her three children were picked up by her sister, who said the family was trying to get the woman help for substance abuse.

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A World of Laughter Animals are capable of laughing and experiencing emotions, according to research by neuroscientist Jaak Panksepp of Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He says his team discovered that dogs, chimpanzees and rats all displayed forms of laughter and joy during play — behavior earlier thought to be reserved for humans. Panksepp says that while adult rodents appear to not have a sense of humor, “young rats have a marvelous sense of fun.” He hopes his discovery will lead to more understanding of the evolution of human emotions and brain chemistry, as well as emotional problems such as autism and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders. ◗

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A female Zimbabwean athlete who had won several track and field events at meets in Botswana and Mauritius was arrested in Harare in February after authorities discovered she actually had a small penis. Samulkeliso Sithole, 17, said she was born a hermaphrodite but that her parents had paid a traditional healer to make her totally female, and, “because” her parents failed to pay the

During an emergency in December, Westminster (Md.) High School’s policy on evacuating wheelchair-using students came to light, to the horror of two disabled students’ parents. While smoke filled the building and the panicked students exited, teachers brought the two students to the second-floor stairwell and, rather than risk liability for mishandling them, teachers were instructed to get out themselves, and leave the students there to await trained firefighters. (A month later, a special committee clarified the policy, urging that the students be left only in smoke-free stairwells.)

Bright Ideas Dr. Thomas Perls, director of the New England Centenarian Study at Boston University Medical School, told a conference in Brisbane, Australia, in March that he donates blood regularly because one of the key reasons why females outlive males is menstruation. Perls said iron loss inhibits the growth of free radicals that age cells. “I menstruate,” he said, “but only every eight weeks.”

District of Calamity (cont’d) In a February report to the U.S. Department of Education, the District of Columbia public school system revealed

The Continuing Crisis Women’s groups in Mexico City, working from a building donated by the municipal government, are preparing a retirement home for at least 65 elderly prostitutes, according to a March Reuters dispatch. Among the candidates that Reuters interviewed was Gloria Maria, who says she is 74 years old and “can’t charge what the young ones do” but still has “two or three clients a day.” [Reuters, 3-17-05]

Unclear on the Concept Lawrence M. Small, the chief executive of the Smithsonian Institution, was convicted in 2004 for his collection of South American artifacts that include the feathers of 219 birds protected by the Endangered Species Act, and was sentenced to 100 hours of community service. Hearst Newspapers reported in February that Small had not yet begun his sentence, in that he is still negotiating for the right to serve it by spending 100 hours lobbying Congress to change the Endangered Species Act.

Thinning the Herd In October, two pilots of the regional Pinnacle Airlines, with no one else on board, told air controllers they were taking the craft to its highest listed altitude (41,000) feet “to have a little fun,” but then engines failed. In their last communication before crashing (according to transcripts published by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in March), the crew asked “Is that cool” if they took the plane to a lower altitude to try to restart the engines. And in separate fatal incidents, two 20-year-old men assumed that military flak vests are bulletproof. (They are designed only to protect against shrapnel.) A vest-wearing man in Orofino, Idaho, “dared” his friend to shoot him (December), and another, in Hobart, Ind., asked to be shot to prepare him for his upcoming military service (February). ◗

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a chronic-truancy rate of 23 percent (15,000 of its 65,000 students absent without excuse at least 15 days a year), many times higher than the rate for adjacent or comparable jurisdictions. (However, a March report of the D.C. Inspector General partially undermined that number, pointing out that the schools’ $4.5 million computer system was incapable of identifying which students are at which schools.) In February, the Washington, D.C., Department of Health chose an elementary school cafeteria as the site for a weekend sterilization/vaccination program for stray and feral cats. Although workers put down plastic sheets and towels, when students and teachers arrived the next school day, they were overwhelmed with odors of ether and cat urine. Only then did officials decide to cancel lunch, and classes, for a complete cleaning and disinfecting.

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healer’s full fee, the penis had begun to grow. Not My Fault: In separate incidents, trespassers Philip Dederer, 20, in Australia and Carl Murphy, 18, in England were awarded the equivalent of around US$1 million each in March after they were injured, even though blatantly trespassing on private property. Dederer, now a paraplegic, had disregarded “no diving” signs and continued to jump into the Wallamba River until an accident occurred. A sympathetic judge regarded the signs inadequate, in that none said that diving was “dangerous.” Murphy, now partially blinded and with 17 metal plates in his head from a 40-foot fall in a warehouse, claimed that if a perimeter fence had not been broken, he never would have gotten in to have his accident. Lame: (1) Farm hand Dean Schwankert, 37, was charged with lewdness in February for allegedly, while naked, pursuing his boss, a 75-year-old woman, through her house and asking for sex; Schwankert told police he was merely making a nude inquiry of what time it was (Lyndeborough, N.H.). (2) And Paul Callahan (who made News of the Weird last year when he attempted to rob a copy shop in Boston thinking it was a bank) asked for a lenient sentence for the two bank robberies he committed later that same day, claiming a motive (in the words of his lawyer) “to validate his being a man of strength” after having suffered sexual abuse as a Catholic altar boy.

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The inspirational Charles Gonsoulin of Los Angeles, pursuing a Canadian woman he had met on the Internet, sneaked across the border on foot in February from the North Dakota side (because a 1984 crime would have prevented his legal entry), heading for the bus station in Winnipeg, 75 miles away, even though he had no experience with sub-zero (Fahrenheit) temperatures. When police picked him up just inside Canada, he was disoriented and had such frostbite that he lost 10 fingers and most toes, but, he said later, “It was all worth it for me. It’s the difference between sitting around dreaming about things and going out and getting them.” “I know my life is complete.” He was scheduled for deportation as soon as he recovers, and the pair still haven’t met. The woman lives in Montreal, 1,400 miles from Winnipeg.

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Savannah Arts Academy’s Choral Department prepares for their Carnegie Hall debut THE LINCOLN TOWN CAR screeches to a halt in front of a startled group of New Yorkers. A flushed and tuxedoed man frantically rolls down the window, begging the assembled crowd, “Please, tell me! How do you get to Carnegie Hall?� From the throng, one mildly patronizing voice rises above the din. “Practice, my dear boy, practice...� Yes, it’s a corny old joke that’s been told a blue million times. However, it’s also quite apropos. The glorious and almost obscenely historic venue located at the corner of 57th Street and Seventh Avenue in Manhattan has played host to virtually every major classical music artist since opening to the public exactly 114 years ago this month. Now, history can add The Savannah Arts Academy’s Choral Department to that esteemed list. The group, under the award-winning direction of Mrs. Diane Stallings, have been invited to perform Faure’s Requiem in the hall on June 13 of this year. They’ll join other students from around the country in what will likely be a singular event in most of their lives. However, for those friends, family and other hometown supporters who will be unable to attend the actual New York concert, the Choral Department is staging a special local performance of Requiem (and additional musical selections by Britten and Brahms) at 5 p.m. on April17 at our very own Carnegie Hall -– The Lucas Theatre. This one-night-only show also features the Savannah Arts Academy orchestra under the direction of Mr. Matthew Busse. It serves as more than just an opportunity to see this acclaimed group of

young musicians in action. It functions as a fundraiser to help the aspiring vocalists defray the massive costs of such an undertaking (costs which are estimated at approximately $1,500 per student). To say that everyone concerned is on pins and needles over this impending trip would be an understatement. “I was so excited when I discovered at the beginning of the year that our choir was going to be able to perform in Carnegie Hall,� says senior vocal major (and Choir President) Brittiany Hodge. “It has been almost surreal the past eight months as we have been preparing, and I think it will continue to be until I walk out on the stage. I’m not sure if any sound will come out of my mouth when I begin to sing that first note, because I will be so amazed that I am standing on the same stage that so many incredible musicians have been on. “I think I can speak for everyone by saying what a true honor it is to be invited to perform in Carnegie Hall with musicians who are experienced and genuinely talented.� It’s important to recognize that this concert performance will not occur within a vacuum. The entire journey will be educationally beneficial in a variety of ways. Over the course of four days, the students will take in a phenomenal amount of what The Big Apple has to offer – and in the process gain unique insight into daily life in a major metropolitan city. In fact, it’s quite a task to even tally a complete list of all the “quintessentially Gotham� activities the group will sample.

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Highlights will include catching a staging of the smash Broadway musical Hairspray, and a performance by the world-famous Blue Man Group. They’ll also tour Lower Manhattan, Rockefeller Center and the Empire State Building – as well as see the Statue of Liberty from the Staten Island Ferry, enjoy the cultural delights of Greenwich Village and Chinatown, and – on a more somber note – reflect on the world’s harsh realities during a visit to the Ground Zero site. The late Isaac Stern (who famously led the charge to save the building from the wrecking ball in 1960, and was rewarded for those efforts when the main hall was officially renamed in his honor) is often quoted as saying that the renowned acoustic marvel of a venue is itself an instrument that “takes what you do and makes it larger than life.� With a little help from the community, some of our best, brightest and most talented teenagers will soon be afforded a chance to learn firsthand just what the legendary violinist meant. ◗

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Tammerlin This Florida duo follow in the tradition of the classic male and female folk duos. Lee Hunter’s high, wispy vocals and Arvid Smith’s captivating dobro and guitarwork reference early Richard & Linda Thompson as much as they recall Ian & Sylvia. Still, they’re no nostalgia act. This is eclectic, well-schooled traditional music that’s forward-thinking and quietly innovative. Sat., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean. ◗

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Sponsored by the Savannah Yoga As a special treat on tax day, The Center (at The International Center for Savannah Folk Music Society brings in Leadership and Coaching), this evening this former National Champion guitarist, of indigenous Indian folk music is a rare banjoist, mandolinist and humorist. opportunity to hear – and take part in – Known as the “Brooklyn Bluegrass sacred chanting in ancient Sanskrit. Maestro,” his repertoire incorporates the Designed to function as an uplifting Old-Time, Western swing and Celtic folk and inspiring experience, this concert genres as well as his own originals. A (featuring multi-instrumentalist and fun and engaging performer, he’s been singer Benjy described as “Arlo Guthrie meets Doc Wertheimer and Watson” (which sounds like it would singing make a great low-budget film), and has appeared as a guest on NPR’s A songwriter/guitarist “Heather”) aims to Prairie Home Companion. Tickets are $10 (or $8 for Society members) and both educate and are available at the door For more entertain. The selecinfo, call 786-6953. tions will be perFri., 7:30 pm, Oatland island formed on tabla Educational Center - ALL AGES. drums, congas, esraj, Bobby Hicks and native percussion instruments as well as guitar and keyThe last time this under-the-radar boards. Americana supergroup was here, they Wertheimer has worked in the past stole the show at this edgy rock and with an impressive array of other world punk venue with a set of gritty, twangy music artists, including Carlos Santana, barnburners that played like The Paul Winter and Narada Michael Walden. Jayhawks on a fifth of Old Repeater. As a duo, he and Heather tour internaEverything’s in all the right places: tionally, have collaborated with such the scratchy, roadworn vocals and hard notables in their field as Krishna Das and luck stories, the crackling electric Deva Premal, and topped the guitars with just the right amount of International New Age Charts in 2002. tremelo dialed in, the Stonesy backbeat, This is the first time a show of this and – apparently – Tom Petty’s old top type has taken place in Savannah, and hat from the Southern Accents Tour anyone interested in catching this won(they must have found that on eBay). derful event would do well to purchase Sat., The Jinx. an advance ticket as soon as possible, as seating is limited to only 60. Adult admission is only $10. Children By now, everyone’s from 5 through high school pay $5, surely noticed the grand and college students w/ID will be 5-Star hotel that’s just admitted for $8. Tickets can be puropened on Forsyth Park in chased at www.savannahyoga.com. the old Fox & Weeks The show will last 2 and 1/2 hours, so Funeral Home Building. bring a cushion to sit on. For more And, while most of us info, call Kelly Boyd Crane at 441can’t afford even 1 night 6653. in that swanky joint, Sun., 6:30 pm, Epworth Methodist Church (2201 Bull St.). Patty Hurst Shifter average joes will be glad to hear the upstairs bar overlooking the park is open to the general public. One of the top bluegrass fiddlers in The Kashmir Lounge’s focus is on the world for the past 5 decades, this live jazz, and the owners have conNorth Carolina native came to fame with tracted with one local promoter to offer Bill Monroe in the 1950s, and for the quality solo artists and small combos past 21 years has played with Ricky every night of the week. Word on the Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder. street is that this will be the closest Now he’s gone solo and is fronting thing Savannah has seen to a dedicated his own group, featuring some of the jazz room since the closing of Adagio finest pickers in the Southeast - as well some time ago. as regularly teaching classes and workFor a complete schedule of artists, shops in traditional fiddle playing. This is check our Soundboard calendar – but yet another in a long line of terrific, note that most every night some of the family-oriented concerts put on by best keyboardists in the area are playing master luthier Randy Wood, and is sure piano standards in the lobby bar, and to be a must-see for fans of A-list upstairs on the weekends, local and acoustic string music. regional names like Ben Tucker and Advance tickets are only $20 plus Howard Paul can be seen for free. tax, and can be purchased via credit That’s right. No cover at The card by phone. Just call Randy’s guitar Mansion. What better way to expose shop at 748-1930. yourself to great music, fancy liquor, fine Sat., 7:30 pm, Randy Wood’s Concert food and a general sense of opulence? Hall (Bloomingdale). The Mansion on Forsyth Park (Drayton and Hall Sts.). ◗

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by Jim Reed “Champions On Ice” - Philips Arena, Atlanta Dark Star Orchestra - Music Farm, Charleston Gov’t Mule, The John Popper Project - North Charleston Performing Arts Center Agnostic Front, Death Before Dishonor - Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte Sugarland - Brick City Music Hall, Gainesville, FL Chevelle - Freebird Live, Jacksonville

John Prine, Keb’ Mo’ - Fox Theatre, Atlanta Hot Young Priest The EARL, Atlanta Zakk Wylde Black Label Society The Masquerade, Atlanta Blueground Undergrass Cumberland’s, Charleston Cowboy Mouth - Heritage Motorcycle Rally, Ladson, The Fucking Champs, The SC Blame Game The Edwin McCain Band, EARL, Atlanta David Ryan Harris -Music Crematorium, The Red Farm, Charleston Death, Vehemance - The American Hi-Fi, Bowling Masquerade, Atlanta F o r S o u p , M C Lar s , Agnostic Front, Death Riddlin Kids - The Before Dishonor - New Handlebar, Greenville Brookland Tavern, Delbert McClinton Columbia Amos’ Southend, Above: Green Day Todd Rundgren / Joe Charlotte Below: Brian Posehn Jackson - Florida Theatre, Jimmy Thackery & The Jacksonville Drivers - Double Door, Charlotte BeauSoleil Avec Michael Doucet Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte Billy Idol - Tabernacle, Atlanta Five Eight - Side Bar, Gainesville, FL Mudvayne, Life Of Agony, Bloodsimple, Dan Zanes - Phillips Center For The Perf. American Head Charge - Centre Stage @ Arts, Gainesville,FL The Plex, North Charleston Crematorium, The Red Death, Vehemance - The Casbah, Charlotte Moonshine Still - Smith’s Olde Bar, “Comedians Of Comedy” w/Brian Atlanta Posehn, Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis King Diamond, Behemoth, Lost City - Common Grounds, Gainesville, FL Angels, Nile, The Black Dahlia Murder, Green Day, My Chemical Romance The Unseen, Tiger Army - The Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena Masquerade, Atlanta Agnostic Front, Death Before Dishonor Mountain featuring Leslie West & Corky Thee Imperial, Jacksonville Laing - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta Jump, Little Children - Georgia Theatre, Athens Jars Of Clay - Augusta-Rich. Civic Damian Jr. Gong Marley, Steven Marley Center, Augusta Music Farm, Charleston Drive-By Truckers - Headliners @ Banana Chevelle - Headliners @ Banana Joe’s, Joe’s, Columbia Columbia Tift Merritt - The Handlebar, Greenville Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers - The Green Day, My Chemical Romance Handlebar, Greenville Cricket Arena, Charlotte Malcolm Holcombe - Evening Muse, Dave Alvin - Evening Muse, Charlotte Charlotte Motley Crüe - Jacksonville Veterans Reba McEntire / Brad Paisley - Verizon Memorial Arena Wireless Amphitheater, Charlotte American Hi-Fi, Bowling For Soup, MC Blueground Undergrass - Visulite Lars, Riddlin Kids - Plush, Jacksonville Theatre, Charlotte Dan Zanes - Phillips Center For The Perf. Arts, Gainesville,FL Nelly, Fat Joe - Atlanta Civic Ctr. Theatre Crematorium, The Red Death, Drive-By Truckers, Don Chambers Vehemence, With Passion - Thee Music Farm, Charleston Imperial, Jacksonville Susan Tedeschi - Florida Theatre,

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'A Group Show by Select Female Artists' -- Work by Juliana Peloso, Monica Cook, Susan Laney, Stacie Albano, Tatiana Veneruso, Mary Ann Blackstone, Vessela Valtcheva through April 27 at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. ‘Dreams and Visions’ -Works in oil and wax on paper and canvas by Ruth Hunter through May at the Alvida Art Gallery 7303 Abercorn St. one block south of Eisenhower in Upchurch Centre. Gallery hours are Mon-Thur, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fri-Sat, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

‘Bridge’ -- SCAD presents an exhibition featuring work by 11 students in the winter quarter 2005 Chinese painting class, April 29–May 13, at Alexander Hall Gallery, 668 Indian St. ‘Perception & Reflection’ -- Featuring the works of Savannah artists Grace Rohland, Ron Schaffer & Jerry Luke. April 8-May 27 at Gallery S.P.A.C.E., 9 West Henry Street. ‘A Fine Dividing Line: Folk Art, Fine Art’ -- A double show at the Hurn includes “Purvis Young: A 30 Year Retrospective” and “Ricardo Manuel Diaz: Reality Out of Grayness.” The Hurn Museum of Contemporary Folk Art is at 1015 Whitaker St.

‘Art Bodies’ -- The Elysium Wine Bar on Chippewa Square will host ‘Moondancer’ by Ruth Hunter, an exhibit of figurative art part of the new show at Alvida through May 6. The artists are regular participants of the Wednesday Morning Figure Drawing ‘On the Bias’ -- Show “seeks to subvert Sessions at The Art School. Opening fiber art stereotypes.” Through April 30 reception Friday, April 15, 7 p.m. Artists at Starland Center of Contemporary Art, include Maxine Bomer, Julia Christian, 2428 Bull St. Jeannine Cook, Majorie Dessauer, Lind Hollingsworth, Brenda Turner, and Steve Gallery 209 Artists of the Month -Willis. Bluffton painter Lynda Potter and Tybee ‘Portrait_Savannah’ -- Release party for Island potter Jane Freyermuth are featured at Gallery 209, 209 E. River St. this book of photography about the art throughout April. of photography itself, featuring a forward by SCAD professor Kevin Starr -- 11 large photos based in Pete Christman and an introduction by fashion and narrative interpretations, at Sarah Emily Bible, will be at Iocovozzi the Sapphire Grill near City Market Fine Art, 12 W. Harris St., April 15, 6:30 through May 30. p.m. The show will be up until May 1, then it will hang in SCAD’s Hamilton Hall ‘Far From Home’ -- SCAD presents the gallery during June. ninth annual juried exhibition featuring ‘Print, Process, Collaboration: Bud the work of international students, now Shark, Master Printer’ -- SCAD presents through April 15 at La Galerie Bleue in an exhibition that explores contemporary Montgomery Hall, 3515 Montgomery St. American printmaking, April 13–May 15 ‘Scenes of Savannah: Works in Oil and at Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St. Watercolor by Muriel Bono -- New works Bud Shark, director of the well-known Shark’s Ink print publisher in Lyons, feature scenes of historic and coastal Colo., will be on hand for an opening Savannah and Lowcountry. At the Alvida reception April 14, 6–8 p.m., and will Art Gallery on Abercorn one block south present a lecture on contemporary of Eisenhower in Upchurch Centre. American printmaking that evening at 8 Rebecca Kahrs Willis -- Hospice p.m. Savannah showcases new paintings by ‘Emily Bucy's Super Awesome Amazing this acclaimed watercolorist through Printmaking Expedition’ -- Runs April 8April 30 at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, at Hospice House, 1352 14 at Desotorow Gallery between Bull Eisenhower Drive. ◗ and Whitaker on 41st Street. ‘Entelechy’ -- SCAD presents this exhibition featuring work by students in the interactive design and game development department, through April 22, in Byte Café in Montgomery Hall, 3515 Montgomery St.

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WITH MORE THAN 70 MILLION units sold worldwide, Sony’s PlayStation 2 is the king of video game consoles. So when the company announced its plans to take on rival Nintendo in the handheld gaming arena, people took notice. Nintendo’s Game Boy has become synonymous with portable video games. Since its release in 1986, the system has evolved from a clunky design with a monochromatic display to a color, dualscreen, touchsen-

rate is smooth, the details are crisp, and the colors are rich and bold. The software: “Spider-Man 2,” along with other movies and games, is contained on 1.8-gigabyte Universal Media Discs, or UMDs. These proprietary discs help Sony prevent software piracy, an issue that plagues traditional CD- and DVD-based systems. Fortunately for PSP owners, data can also be accessed through a removable memory card. In

sitive innovation. Electronics companies have tried to dethrone the Game Boy, but none has come close. Sony’s new machine may change all of that. The $250 glossy onyx device plays video games with quality that’s comparable to the PlayStation 2, Sony’s $150 game console. Owners can also watch full-length movies, view personal photos and listen to music — not so for Nintendo. But is the PSP, PlayStation Portable, worth the money? Absolutely — although it wouldn’t hurt to wait a few weeks and avoid the crowd and forced, high-price bundles. What’s in the box: Included in the $250 Sony PSP Value Pack is the PSP hardware, a limited-edition video of the film “Spider-Man 2,” a multimedia sample disc, 32-megabyte memory stick, headphones with an in-line remote control, AC adapter, carrying case, wrist strap and a cleaning cloth. Accessories are nice, but it’s the hardware that impresses. The most striking feature is the display. At 3.75 inches wide and 2.25 inches tall, the screen is larger than most hand-held video devices. And when the power kicks on and the luscious and vivid images dance across the display, it will certainly cause a few raised eyebrows and dropped jaws. Movies especially show the PSP’s visual power and potential. The frame

addition to storing game saves, the memory card can house personal audio, video clips and photos. The 32-megabyte memory stick is a good start, but power users will probably upgrade to a 128-megabyte stick or higher. This powerful feature distinguishes the PSP from Nintendo’s market-leading Game Boy and DS portable systems. Movies for the PSP are sold separately for $19.99. Game prices begin at $39.99. Unlike the Nintendo DS, which had about 10 game titles at launch, PSP owners have a selection of 24 games to choose. Room for improvement: PSP isn’t perfect, however. The multi-button controls for navigation and media playback are a little vague and cumbersome — reading the manual is a must. The battery life is better than estimates reported during development, but don’t expect to get more than five to 10 hours of performance on a single recharge. And while the slick black luster of the PSP is very attractive, it collects fingerprints faster than the cast of “CSI.” Keep that cleaning cloth handy. The verdict: Despite its flaws, Sony’s PSP is an impressive piece of technology. Echoing the claims of late-night infomercials, the PSP can do it all — play movies, games, photo slide shows and music. ◗

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reported he had to move his wines out of retailersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; organic sections since the wines werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t selling. But once he moved them to the â&#x20AC;&#x153;normalâ&#x20AC;? wine section, they sold well. Same wine, different aisle. Kinda sad. Other wineries fanning the flames of progress are Yorkville Cellars, a 10-yearold winery and one of the first to obtain official certified status in California. And at Ceago Vinegarden, Jim Fetzer is producing world-class wines using the biodynamic method. To foster this fantastic trend toward healthier wines, we need to get it into the mainstream that organic wines arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just for the â&#x20AC;&#x153;granolaâ&#x20AC;? set. They really are kick-ass wines with a healthy twist. â&#x2014;&#x2014;

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With 350 acres of land, planted with everything from olive trees to a dozen varieties of grapes, Bonterra Vineyards could easily be considered the Big Organic Daddy of Mendocino. The picturesque ranch teems with life, so abundant you hear it everywhere â&#x20AC;&#x201D; frogs croak, birds chirp and pigmy sheep bellow. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t remember ever hearing the same level of activity on farms in other parts of California, where chemical use is still the norm. Bob Blue, winemaker at Bonterra, feels that we belong to the earth; so practicing techniques that help sustain the soil for future generations is close to his heart. Bonterra uses many biodynamic techniques â&#x20AC;&#x201D; farming by the cycles of the moon, use of cover crops to increase nitrogen in the soil â&#x20AC;&#x201D; so the ranch is really a holistic grape-growing experiment. Some wineries farm organically to improve their fruit, but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t market that fact since they are afraid of consumer backlash. Even highly respected Robert Sinskey Vineyards in Napa County is dabbling in biodynamics, but you wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know it. Lolonis Vineyards, organic since 1956, doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t shy away from their status but pays for it sometimes. Philip Lolonis

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and in some ways spoiled, Sonoma and Napa Counties. Paul Dolan, considered by many to be the father of the organic movement in Mendocino, has been farming organically since 1987. Almost 30 percent of Mendocinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grapes are certified organic, compared with five percent and three percent in Napa and Sonoma, respectfully. Dolan describes farming as â&#x20AC;&#x153;exploitative in nature, so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to create a natural ecosystem that will encourage growth in nutrients.â&#x20AC;? To create this nurturing environment, a winery must slash the use of chemicals and build health back into the soil to improve grape quality. In place of chemicals, farmers introduce ladybugs to control harmful bugs like mites and aphids, and sheep to eat weeds that suck nutrients from the vines. Dolan worked for Fetzer Vineyards up until about one year ago, blazing a trail for their successful organic label Bonterra. Now heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exploring the possibilities of biodynamic farming to the nth degree (see â&#x20AC;&#x153;Corkscrew,â&#x20AC;? January 19, 2005) and recently released his own Big Yellow Cab label, available only at Parducci Winery in Mendocino.

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IT MAY TAKE JUST ONE PERSON to start a revolution, but it takes lots of brave souls to spread the word. Nowhere is this more true than in the organic winemaking business. Although most consumers shirk at the thought of drinking the stuff, assuming itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s substandard in some way, they are really just ignorant. Ignorant of the fact that â&#x20AC;&#x153;organicâ&#x20AC;? simply means returning to farming the way it was for thousands of years â&#x20AC;&#x201D; sans chemicals. Mendocino County, the organic grape-growing Mecca just north of Sonoma, is as idyllic as all other vineyard landscapes: rolling hills covered in meticulous rows of vines; low-lying, serene mountains that keep the grapes blanketed with nurturing warm air. You wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t find showy, affluenceridden wineries, though; the attitude here is â&#x20AC;&#x153;weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all about the land.â&#x20AC;? Many people live â&#x20AC;&#x153;off the grid,â&#x20AC;? choosing to generate electricity from sun and water rather than stringing live wires through the trees. The place feels real â&#x20AC;&#x201D; untouched by the commercialism that has permeated,


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Since an alarming number of people have this pathological need to designate all movies as either “chick flicks” or “dick flicks”, I submit the new comedy Fever Pitch for their perusal. The theatrical poster with stars Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon looking all cute and bubbly as they press up against each other - and the boy-meetsFever Pitch and-loses-andregains-girl scenario would suggest that this skews female. But Fever Pitch’s true subject isn’t the love between a man and a woman but between a man and his favorite sports team. As such, the movie’s ability to balance the yin with the yang makes it the ideal date movie, a crowd-pleaser that follows many of the conventions of the modern romantic comedy yet doesn’t betray its convictions for the sake of the usual embarrassing sops to formula. Fallon, the “Saturday Night Live” vet trying to salvage his burgeoning film career after Taxi crashed and burned so spectacularly last fall, plays Ben Wrightman, a mild-mannered school teacher who decides to ask the sexy and successful consultant Lindsey Meeks (Barrymore) out on a date. Lindsey isn’t used to dating guys like Ben — i.e. men without cash to burn and designers suits lining their closets — but she takes a chances and likes what she sees — really likes what she sees. Then he drops the bomb: He’s a Boston Red Sox fan. And not just a casual fan, or even a fairly serious fan, but a fanatical, obsessed, can’t keep his mind on anything else type of fan. Initially, Lindsey thinks she can work around his undying devotion to the “cursed” team that hadn’t won a World Series since 1918 (indeed, the movie’s ending had to be rewritten during filming to incorporate the team’s miracle win last year). But her patience eventually starts to wear thin once she realizes that he will never love her the way he loves the Sox, and that her plans will always be held hostage by the team’s season schedule. As the working girl who finds reality impeding on her fairy tale romance, Barrymore sparkles brightly, just as she always does when faced with these sorts of rom-com predicaments. Less successful is Fallon, a vanilla comedian who doesn’t always capture his character’s overriding passion for the Red Sox or his burgeoning affection for Lindsey. Still, if the

casting of Fallon occasionally seems like an error, most other aspects insure that the movie graduates to the major leagues.

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Sahara may be based on the bestseller by Clive Cussler, but it feels like it wants to be either a knockoff of Raiders of the Lost Ark, a send-up of the James Bond oeuvre, or an instant sequel to last year’s National Treasure. Matthew McConaughney, a semimovie star whose appeal still escapes me, plays the role of dashing adventurer Dirk Pitt as if he were a party-hardy frat boy who ventured out into the real world after all campus kegs were tapped dry. Steve Zahn, an ersatz character actor whose appeal likewise eludes me, plays the role of Dirk’s wisecracking sidekick Al Giordino. And Penelope Cruz, a Spanish beauty whose appeal vanishes in English-language films, tags along for the ride as the dedicated Dr. Eva Rojas, although the actress seems so disinterested in what’s happening around her that it’s hard to believe her character would even have the medical know-how to prescribe aspirin. For a movie that Paramount Pictures hopes will kick off a new screen franchise (Cussler wrote a handful of Dirk Pitt adventure yarns), there’s an air of desperation about Sahara. Certainly, there are individual moments to appreciate, and any flick that casts both William H. Macy and Delroy Lindo in supporting roles can’t be all bad. But the storyline, a thick hodgepodge involving a Civil War battleship that went MIA in the title desert, a mysterious disease that’s wiping out scores of Africans, and a sneering French villain (Lambert Wilson) to placate the yahoos who fell for that “freedom fries” nonsense, never grabs viewers by the collar, making Sahara an adventure tale in which the action is more exhausting than exciting.

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The problem with Woody Allen these days isn’t that he’s run out of ideas; the problem is that he’s running out of ways in which to frame these ideas in compelling contexts. Melinda and Melinda starts with a typically inspired concept: Two playwrights (Wallace Shawn and Larry Pine) discussing whether life is inherently tragic or comic both hear an anecdote involving a young woman named Melinda. The playwright who specializes in tragedies envisions the story as a downer in which Melinda is a distraught, suicidal woman who’s perpetually on the receiving end of life’s hard knocks, while the playwright known for


comedies views it as a sparkling tale in which Melinda’s an endearing free spirit involved in frothy romantic entanglements. The plastic bubble that surrounds Woody Allen movies is still as firm as ever: His stories continue to take place in a hermetically sealed New York in which money is no object and everyone talks like a philosopher, and that’s part of their continuing appeal. But his instincts clearly aren’t as sharp as before, since the comic half isn’t especially funny and the tragic half isn’t especially heartbreaking. Overall, the movie’s a pleasant piffle, but it’s the dual performance by Radha Mitchell (as both Melindas) rather than Allen’s script that distinguishes it. As the Allen surrogate, Will Ferrell isn’t bad, benefiting from the screenplay’s few zingers.

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A textbook example of formula filmmaking at its most dim-witted level. When Gracie’s superior (Ernie Hudson) comments that Gracie will be the most famous celebrity in Vegas, we use the half-second pause that follows to predict that the punchline will involve Wayne Newton. Voila: “Unless Wayne Newton’s in town!” Equally witless are the characters, starting with the offensive inclusion of a gay stylist named Joel (Diedrich Bader). Joel is the typical homosexual caricature found in bad mainstream movies, a swishy guy who tingles at the thought of getting zapped in the genitals by a taser gun and who’s equally excited at the suggestion of being sent to prison so he can get anally raped on a regular basis. Reliable Regina King (last seen as one of Ray Charles’ conquests in Ray) does what she can with the role of the mad black woman (this one sans diary) who becomes Gracie’s partner, while the fine actor Treat Williams, more often than not illused by Hollywood, is wasted in the role of a humorless FBI chief.

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Director Stanley Kramer’s 1967 Christmas release Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner cast Hepburn and Spencer Tracy as a liberal couple whose values are put to the test when their daughter (Katherine Houghton) announces that she intends to marry a black doctor (Sidney Poitier). The new Guess Who is actually an improvement over its fauxclassic predecessor: It’s funnier, more relaxed and better paced. Applying role reversal to the original template, Guess Who stars Bernie Mac as Percy Jones, a bank loan officer who’s on the verge of throwing a 25th wedding anniversary party with his wife Marilyn (Judith Scott) when he learns that his lovely daughter Theresa (Zoe Saldana) is coming home with her new boyfriend in tow. As Percy states at one point, he’s expecting his child to bring home a Denzel Washington; instead, she drags in some punk’d white boy named Simon Green (Ashton Kutcher). For all its attention to the racial divide, Guess Who isn’t as interested in being the new Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner as it is in taking its place as the next Meet the Parents. ◗

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When director Robert Rodriguez first decided to bring the graphic novels by Frank Miller to the big screen, he chose to lift many of the images and accompanying dialogue exactly as they appeared on the page, with scarcely any changes in the angles or lighting that defined these individual panels. By remaining so faithful to Miller’s vision, Rodriguez has bridged the gap between cinema and comics more explicitly than any filmmaker before him, in essence leveling the playing field and not allowing fans of either medium to establish a foothold of superiority. In the manner of Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, the movie is a circuitous affair in which the disparate storylines — all taking place in Basin City (Sin City for short) — occasionally overlap and characters in one vignette might appear briefly in another segment. “The Hard Goodbye” finds a misshapen Mickey Rourke cast as Marv, a homely thug who’s determined to locate the man who killed his “angel,” a beautiful blonde hooker named Goldie (Jaime King). “The Big Fat Kill” finds Closer’s Oscar nominee Clive Owen playing Dwight, a taciturn ex-con who decides to help an army of prostitutes cover up the murder of an abusive cop (Benicio Del Toro). And “That Yellow Bastard” centers on

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Seven-year-old Damian (Alex Etel), still coping with the death of his mother, receives regular visits from history’s honored saints (Francis, Peter, etc.), so when a bag of cash lands in his lap, he figures it came straight from God and he should dole it out to the poor. But his older brother Anthony (Lewis McGibbon) has a firmer grasp on the advantages of wealth and tries to convince his sibling that they should hunt for sensible business investments instead. What neither boy knows is that the loot is actually stolen, and that the thief (Christopher Fulford) is determined to recover it at all costs. Forget the tepid Robots: Parents who actually care about quality entertainment should take their kids to see this instead.

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Chatham Urban Transportation Study (CUTS) The Metropolitan Planning Organization will host a public meeting April 21 at 5 p.m. in the MPC Arhtur A. Mendonsa Hearing Room, 112 E. State St., in conjunction with Citizens Advisory Committee for the FY 2006-2008 Transportation Improvement Program. The purposed is to review and comment on proposed transportation projects. Call 651-1452.

Coastal Democrats will meet Monday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Barnes Restaurant, 5320 Waters Ave. Rep. Thomas Bordeaux will be the gust speaker. The public is invited. For information, call Maxine Harris at 352-0470.

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.

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

Foster Grandparent Program Earth Day The Foster Grandparents Program of EOA is celebrating Earth Day by saving empty printer cartridges and used cell phones from disposal in landfills across the country. Used cartridges and cell phones can be refurbished for reuse. Drop off cartridges and cell phones at 618 W. Anderson St. For more information, call Debbie W. Walker at 238-2960, Ext. 126.

League of Women Voters The Savannah-Chatham chapter of the League of Women Voters meets on the first Monday of the month at 5 p.m. in Room 3 of the Heart and Lung Building at Candler Hospital.

Libertarian Party of Chatham County 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 3083934 or visit www.nodebts.com/chathamlibertariansga.html.

Rap Sessions Come join a free-flowing discussion of spiritual, political and social issues on Thursdays at 7 p.m. at 223 E. Gwinnett St., on the corner of Lincoln and Gwinnett, next to Kroger. Call 232-1165.

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

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

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

Skidaway Island Democrats will have a meeting and discussion on Social Security on April 19 at 7 p.m. at the Sterne, Agee Building, 4 Village Square, on Skidaway Island. Kathy Floyd, Southeast Regional manager for AARP’s Social Security program, and Father MIchael


Kavanaugh, pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Port Wentworth, are the guest speakers. A discussion will follow. Call Tom Oxnard at 598-4290 or oxhouse@aol.com.

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

Auditions Auditions for Dearly Departed Little Theatre, Inc. holds auditions April 19 and 20 at 6 p.m. at the JEA Auditorium, 5111 Abercorn St for this comedy about a quirky Southern family who just can’t seem to come to grips with the passing of "Daddy Bud," the patriarch of the family. The cast calls for seven men and seven women.

Lowcountry Ensemble Company

Benefits & Fundraisers 4th Annual All Things Old & Beautiful

at 11500 Middleground Rd. will holds it Spring Festival and Crafts Sale on Saturday, April 23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For crafters, space and table rental is $30. Space only is $25. Call 925-6249 by April 11 to reserve a space.

Classes & Workshops Adult Art Classes 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.

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

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

Art and Theater Classes at S.P.A.C.E. Several classes in art and theater are being offered for both children and adults at S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St. For information, call 651-4248.

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

Chatham County Aquatic Center 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.

Computer Classes Basic introduction to computers and Microsoft Works offered at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bull and 31st streets. Classes meet for two hours, one day a week for six weeks. Cost is $20 for the session and $20 for the text book. Pre-registration is required. Call 355-0219.

Creativity Workshops Workshops for people who wish to live more creatively in their personal and professional lives are being offered at the International Center for Leadership and Coaching, 25 E. 40th St. Artists Way is a 12-week program that will begin on Tuesday, April 19. Morning classes are 10 a.m. to noon or evening

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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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classes from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The cost is $250, which includes art materials,, a journal and snacks. Walking in this World, a 12week class that will begin Wednesay, April 20 from 4:30-6:30 p.m., costs $250, which includes art materials, journal and snacks. Call 236-3660.

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Free drawing classes for teens, adults and seniors are offered by the Savannah Art Association through a grant from the Department of Cultural Affairs and Leisure Services Bureau. Classes are held Saturdays through October from 9 a.m. to noon at Armstrong Atlantic State University’s’ Fine Arts Hall. This program offers a solid foundational art education to members of the community at no cost. For information, call 897-5612 or 598-8217.

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.

The Economic Opportunity Authority

is a workshop that will be held Wednesday, April 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Small Business Assistance Center, 111 E. Liberty St., to cover the basics of business startup. The cost is $40 if you pre-register and pre-pay and $50 the day of the workshop. Call 6513200 or www.clee@sbdc.uga.edu.

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

First Steps parent education program This parent education and support program is based at St. Joseph’s/Candler. To find out how you can help, call 819-6910.

Lowcountry Huntington’s Disease Group will sponsor a program on Estate Planning and Special Needs Trusts on April 26 at 6 p.m. at Candler Hospital, 5353 Reynolds St. in the Heart &Lung Building, second floor, Room 2. Speakers will be Brian Orr, an investment expert; Mike Kemp, a banking expert; and attorney Russ Simpson. The progran is free and open to Huntington’s Disease families and caregivers, health care professionals and those with other neurological or cognitive disorders. Call 965-0455 or visit www.lowcountryhd.com.

will be held Thursday, April 14 at 10 a.m. in Tiger Arena. Savannah State University students who have excelled academically will be recognized. The speaker will be Anthony James, president and CEO of Savannah Electric. Free and open to the public.

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

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Touching the Earth This workshop will be held Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Windhorse Zen Community near Asheville, N.C. Focusing on Zen meditation and sustainable living practices, this workshop will explore ways of being and living that can heal ourselves and the planet. Led by Sensei Sunya Kjolhede of Windhorse, and Patricia Allison of Earthaven. Cost $35, with vegetarian lunch provided. Call 828-645-8001 or visit www.windhorsezen.org.

Clubs & Organizations

Parent and Teen Driving Course

AASU Sci-Fi Fantasy Club

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.

On Thursdays, the club sponsors role playing with Dungeons and Dragons, Modern D29, Witchcraft, magic the gathering and other role playing games. Anyone interested in playing is free to join. The club meets at 7:30 p.m. at the AASU Compass Point Club House. For information, call Antonio at 713-1470 or at Catscandance2@aol.com.

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

Pottery Classes will begin April 26 at The Dragonfly Studio. Call 786-4731 or send e-mail to dragonflytybee@aol.com.

ABATE (American Bikers Active Toward Education) 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.

Alternative Video/Film Enthusiastst Join others who enjoy alternative movies. Viewings will be held in private homes which

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includes social time as well as viewing a movie. Call Don at 655-0482 or send e-mail to savdeca@aol.com.

Daughters of Destiny

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.

An ongoing seminar for women who want to make changes in their lives through spirituality and positive reinforcement. The answers lie inside each of us. Meets every Monday at 7 p.m. at Daughters of Destiny House, 12 E. 41st St. Open to all women, all ages, all religions, all beliefs. Facilitated by Miriam Center.

Beach Historic Neighborhood Association

Drumming circle

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

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

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Bipolar Support Group John J. Dunn, Ph.D., is interested in hearing from people who want to participate in a biopolar support group. Call 692-1230 after 6 p.m.

First City Club

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

Memorial Health President and CEO Robert Colvin will discuss becoming one of the best companies to work for in the United States on Thursday, April 14 at noon at the First City Club. Call Philip Linaugh at 238-4548 or visit www.firstcityclub.com.

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Friends of Oatland

Bridge club meets at the JEA

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

Civil Air Patrol

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.

is the civilian, volunteer auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and is involved in search and rescue, aerospace education and cadet programs. Meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. for cadets (12-18 years old) and 7 p.m. for adult members at the former Savannah Airport terminal building off Dean Forest Road, immediately behind Sitel Corp. and Signature Flight Support. For information, check the web site at www.gawg.cap.gov, send e-mail to N303WR@aol.com, or call Capt. Jim Phillips at 412-4410.

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Coastal BETA Exchange

Goth Night Savannah

Coastal BETA Exchange will meet April 21 at 5:30 p.m. at Moon River Brewery on Bay Street. Chris Miller will give a Creative Coast Initiative project status report from the oneyear- vantage point. Free for members, $5 for non-members. Cash bar.

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.

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

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

Gold Wing Road Riders Association promotes education, safety and fun to motorcycle riders. Call Julian at 920-2700 or John at 858-5414 or visit chaptere2.tripod.com. A place to connect with fellow individuals who are interested in the music and art of the Gothic subcultures. We welcome musicians, bands, DJs, filmmakers, performance troupes, writers, clothiers, artists and artisans. Visit www.Goth-NightSavannah.com.

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

Historic Savannah Chapter of the ABWA will hold its monthly meeting April 14 at 6 p.m. at The Exchange on Waters. The focus will be on plans for the upcoming women’s conference. Cost is the price of the meal. Call 233-2838.


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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.

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Members of Starfleet International and The Klingon Assault Group meet twice a month, on the first Sunday at 4 pm. at Books-AMillion and the third Tuesday at Chenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chinese Restaurant at 20 E. Derenne Ave. at 7:30 p.m. Call 692-0382, email kasak@comcast.net or visit www.roguephoenix.org.

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

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

Low Country Artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and Artisansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Society sponsors a Country Textiles African American Quilt Making Guild. Call 447-1888.

Loyal Order of Moose at 2202 Norwood Ave. sponsors bingo every Tuesday and Friday starting at 7:30 p.m. There is a $700 jackpot. Acacia, No. 452 F&AM will confer the master masonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree on Tuesday, April 19. The lodge will open at 7:30 p.m. and dinner will be served. The lodge meets every first and third Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. is a group dedicated to the philosophy of Ayn Rand meets biweekly at the Lionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Den Lounge. Call Brian at 234-2484 or ww.savannahobjectivists.org.

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

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

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

Progressive Guysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Discussion Group An opportunity for men to discuss books, music, film and cultural issues in an intellectually stimulating and non-judgmental environment. Meets the third Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Sentient Bean Coffee House. 231-8841.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;How untidy my shell has become! Blurred with moss, knobby with barnacles, its shape is hardly recognizable any more. Surely, it had a shape once. It has a shape still in my mind. What is the shape of my life?â&#x20AC;? -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh. If these words resonate with you and you are a woman of â&#x20AC;&#x153;a certain ageâ&#x20AC;? 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 Belfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in City Market or call 356-0249. The association will conduct a photo safari on March 26 at 3 p.m. with a follow-up critique on April 2 at 1 p.m.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

Savannah Newcomers Club 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.

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.

Savannah Shag Club will celebrate its 17th birthday on Saturday, April 16 at the Elks Lodge on Wilshire Blvd. The Band of Oz will be the featured entertainment. Hors d’oeuvres will be served from 7-8 p.m. The band starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 for members and $25 for non-members. Call 927-9439.

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every Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at the Fairmont Restaurant. Call Linda Lee at 695-7733.

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

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

Telfair Academy Guild Jim Battin, Telfair’s Director of Development and Marketing, and Harry DeLorme, Senior Curator of Education, will guide TAG members on a walking tour of the new Jepson Center on Monday, April 11 at 3:30 p.m. For information, call 598-7447.

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

Tybee Performing Arts Society (TAPS) meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the old Tybee school All interested, please attend or send e-mail to ried793@netscape.com.

For information, see www.savannahskiclub.com.

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

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

Savannah Ultimate Frisbee meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. in Forsyth Park. Bring a white and dark shirt, water, cleats and a positive attitude. Visit www.savannahultimate.com for information.

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

Single People in Christian Education (SPICE) 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.

Southside Optimist Club is a civic organization catering to youth and community service projects that meets

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 meets once a month at a different restaurant or bar. Call 220-1117.

Concerts Hilton Head Choral Society will present a Musical Masterworks Concert on Friday, April 15 at 8 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway. Individual tickets are $18. Season tickets are $45. Grand Plan season tickets are $75. Call Ann Light at 843-341-3339 or visit www.hiltonheadchoralsociety.org.

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.

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

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will be held Saturday, April 16 at the Islands Community Center, 160 Whitemarsh Island Rd. This is the USA Dance Club’s “Bring a Friend” membership drive. Basic lesson starts at 7 p.m. and the social dance is from 8-10:30 p.m. The cost is $6 for members and $10 for non-members. Beginners and singles are welcome. Refreshments provided. Call Lora Wong at 925-7416.

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.


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

Fitness A balanced life Student massage and yoga classes are offered at the Savannah School of Massage Therapy, Inc. Cost ranges from $20 to $30 for a one-hour massage and sessions are instructor supervised. Call 355-3011 for an appointment. Multi-level yoga classes are offered Monday and Friday at 5:45 p.m. Cost is $10 for drop-ins, $40 for a package card of five classes. Walk-ins are welcome. The school is located at 6413B Waters Ave. www.ssomt.com.

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

Chopra Center Yoga Classes

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

Integral Arts Center at 301 E. 38th St. offers Yoga, Pilates and Ayurveda classes seven days a week. Private lessons are available. Sunrise Flow Yoga is offered Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 a..m. Iyengar Novice is Monday at 5:25 p.m. All Level is Tuesday from 6:30-8 p.m., Wednesday from noon to 1:15 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Iyengar Level I and II is Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. and Sunday from 4-5:30 p.m. Restorative

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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.

The Jewish Educational Alliance is offering aquatics classes. Call Shannon at 748-2393.

Ladies Living Smart fitness club

The Yoga Room

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.

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 Monday 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 or $75 for eight classes Call 898-0361.

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

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

Savannah Yoga Center Located at the International Center for Leadership and Coaching, 25 E. 40th St. at Drayton Street. Spring yoga schedule: Monday, Dynamic Flow Yoga 7:30-8:45 a.m.; Sunset Flow Yoga all levels, 6:30-7:45 p.m.

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

Yoga 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.

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

First City Network Community Center and Library The FCN Community Center & Library is open Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Visitors are welcome to check out gay/lesbian books and obtain information on “Gay Savannah” businesses and happenings. www.firstcitynetwork.com. 236-CITY

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

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

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

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

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

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

Food and Drink Flight to Europe Wine Dinner at Massetti’s Massetti’s Real Italian Restaurant will hold a wine dinner on April 14 that will encompass wines and foods from five different countries -- France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and

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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

Germany. Stan Ray, owner of the Savannah Wine Shop, will be the guest speaker. For reservations, call 232-0092.

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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.

Jade Lotus Tai Chi Group

Tuesday, Yoga Basics at all levels, 6:30-7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Flow Yoga at all levels 6:30-7:45 p.m. Drop-ins $12 or 4-class card for $40, 10-class card $90, 12-class card $105. Private lessons, stress reduction, office yoga and yoga parties. A mindful alternative for baby showers, bridal showers and birthdays. Kirtan/Chanting concert featuring Shantala on April 17 at 7 p.m. Visit www.savannahyoga.com for tickets and information. Call 441-6653.

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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.

Yoga is Friday from 6-7:30 p.m. Yogalates is Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Mat PIlates is Monday at 6:30 p.m. The Klein Technique is Friday at 10:30 a.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. An Ayurveda class with Haeyoung Grace Kandl will be offered April 21 from 6-8 p.m. The class is free for returning students and costs $18 for new students. Private sessions are available. Call Darlene at 447-9642.


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Lesbian Therapy Group

Savannah Gay Business Guild

Savannah Stonewall Democrats

Free hearing & speech screening

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

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

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

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

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

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

Georgia Smokefree Air Act The Community HealthCare Center is collecting signatures on a petition to amend the current bill to include the banning of all cigarette smoking in buildings where services to the public are provided; increase tax on a pack of cigarettes by $2; and require that proceeds from the increased tax be spent on health care treatment and research. To sign this petition, log on to www.chcsavannah.com, click on “New” and submit a short and simple form.

Got a drug problem? Need help? Call the Narcotics Anonymous Helpline at 1800-334-3322.

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

St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St., will present a Wisdom & Gathering Session on April 14 from 5:30-7 p.m. To make a reservation, call 447-6605.

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

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

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La Leche League Are you breastfeeding or planning to? Information, education, encouragement and support are available free of charge to all women who are interested in breastfeeding through monthly meetings and over the telephone from La Leche League of Savannah. Call the LLL of Savannah Help Line at 8979261. All series meetings are held in the Candler Professional Building, 5354 Reynolds St, Room 508A.

Stop Smoking 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.

Stress -- What to Eat to Keep You Calm is a program that will be offered by the St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for WellBeing on April 18 from 6:30-8 p.m. and April 19 from noon to 1 p.m. in the center, Suite 203, Candler Heart & Lung Building, 5356

Reynolds St. The registration fee is $10. Call 819-6463 to register.

Readings & Signings The Casual Poets Society holds an open poetry reading the second Saturday of the month at 4 p.m. at The Casual Reader bookstore, 1213 Highway 80. on Tybee Island at The Shops at Tybee Oaks. Call 786-7655.

Hannah Savannah’s Favorite Tales The third addition to The Hannah Savannah Series for Children by Pamela Munson Steadman is now available in bookstores and gift shops. The author will be signing books at various places around Savannah for the next few months. The author is available for speaking engagements and school presentations. Call 233-1006.

Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club meets the last Sunday at 4 p.m. at the center, 1910 Abercorn St. 447-6605.

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Mammograms

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

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

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

The Midwife Group The Midwife Group/Family Health & Birth Center is offering a free program to women at any stage of pregnancy that includes free information on pregnancy, birth and parenting, an opportunity to talk to other pregnant women and informaiton on a certified nurse midwife-assisted birth, whether at a birth center or area hospital. Call 8264155.

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

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

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St. Joseph’s/Candler will be performing mammograms to screen for breast cancer in its mobile screening unit. Mammograms will be performed on April 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Eulonia Multipurpose Center. Call 912-437-4561 for appointments. Mammograms will be performed April 19 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Group in Rincon. Call 354-9357 for appointments. Mammograms will be performed April 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Smart Senior office, 8 Medical Arts Center. Call 354-9357 for appointments. Mammograms will be performed April 25 at Candler Hospital. Call 819-6800 for an appointment.


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Inspirational book club

Lunch bunch book group

Portrait -- Savannah book release party

Tongues of Fire: erotic poetry

Wesley Community Centers offers weekly book discussions of life situations and complexities every Monday at 6:30 p.m. at 1601 Drayton St. All women and teen-aged girls are invited to attend. Stop by the center or call 447-5711.

An open book discussion the fourth Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Barnes & Noble. Participants can talk about any book.

New photography book about the art of the portrait will be released Friday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Iocovozzi Fine Art, 12 W. Harris St. The book’s author is Aaron H. Bible, and the foreword is written by SCAD professor Pete Christman with introduction by Sarah Emily Bible.

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

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

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Moondance Center Book Club Explore and discuss a new spiritually based book each month the third Monday of the month from 7-8 p.m. in Moondance Center. 236-9003. www.moondancecenter.com.

Page turners book group meets monthly to get the scoop on what other adults are reading at the Ogeechee Branch Library, 1820 Ogeechee Rd. Call 232-1339.

Tea time at Ola's meets the fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Ola Wyeth Branch Library, 4 E. Bay St. Call Beatrice Wright at 652-3660. Bring your ideas and lunches. Tea provided.

Waddie Welcome & the Beloved Community booksigning Authors Tom Kohler and Susan Earl sign copies of their new book about one special Savannah man and the value of building community. April 18, 4-6 p.m. at E. Shaver bookstore, 326 Bull St. Free. Call 234-7257. ◗

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Saturn in Cancer squares@ the North Node$ in Aries from April 2 to May 24, 2005. Certain ambitious individuals set upon a scheme as they ask themselves, "Who do we need to fool in order to acquire total, absolute control?" After identifying exactly whom such individuals needed to fool, those individuals then launch that plan to fool them absolutely, totally, completely & always. Fortuitously, once these individuals fool all

formance, and perhaps even your paycheck, is subject to committee approval, Saturn square the North Node reminds you that those biased against you can undermine you only if you confirm their bias through insubordination & misbehavior. The big upside: if you give saboteurs no opportunity to sabotage you, they will invariably sabotage themselves.

asserts that you either have no reason to worry, because you have done nothing wrong, or that you will get caught, no matter how well you have veiled your misconduct. Too many powerful people are covering too many bases simultaneously, concurrently & sequentially for anything to slip through the cracks. Therefore, if asked absolutely anything, cooperate forthrightly.

VIRGO - Saturn square the North Node signifies that those who wish to undermine your control of jointly held money or property will fail – but only if you cooperate closely with vested business partners. You cannot combat these carpetbaggers by yourself. Trust partners to act on your behalf in their own idiosyncratic ways.

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

enemies to convince your bosses about what a rotten, unprofessional person you are, it is highly unlikely that such a confederacy of dunces has covered all possible bases. However, Saturn square the North Node demands that you have faith in bosses who must nevertheless bluff such individuals in order to protect you. Don't take the bait – your enemies are supposed to eat those worms!

SCORPIO - In order to catch the collective leadership of a corrupt, criminal enterprise, Saturn square the North Node advises you to study the pace under which they operate. Stealth relies upon timing; identify the overall flow of events so that you may manipulate villains into making false moves by putting into place a false "crosscurrent."

SAGITTARIUS - Saturn square the North Node warns unattached singles that covert local ringleaders now collude so as to control the available romantic & sexual partners of your community. Refuse to participate – not only by turning down offers to parties & events, but also by refusing to discuss your private life with strangers.

CAPRICORN - Saturn square the North Node dourly asserts that marriage is not an issue of consent between two partners, but is an issue between & amongst those two partners & all the members of both partners' respective, extended families. Don't fool yourself into thinking that you & your mate live in a vacuum which is nobody else's business. AQUARIUS - It is highly unlikely, under the current influence of Saturn square the North Node, that you will be able to work with, or to purchase from, exclusively one employee, vendor, merchant or business. However, are these entities cooperating to your benefit – or are they colluding against you? Keep careful score. PISCES - Your personal preferences, aesthetics & choice of associates is not a private issue but a long-term, constant process of discussing what you like with those of like mind. However, Saturn square the North Node indicates that some willful, egoistic people think they can "sell" to you what they prefer, whether you like it or not. Let them try – you still won't be making any hard & fast decisions. ◗

@ A Square is a disharmonious 90 degree aspect between or amongst planets transiting signs of like modality (modalities being Cardinal – Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn; Fixed – Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius; & Mutable – Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces).

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CANCER - Because you receive reproach directly from top power brokers, you occasionally suffer feelings of powerlessness. For this reason, Saturn square the North Node suggests that you make distinctions between "punching bag" from "political football." A "punching bag" has no power to act – but a "political football" is always headed, of its own will but by others' direction, to one or another end zone. Playmaker!

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ARIES - Withhold your feelings & opinions not only from power brokers but also from strangers who don't announce their background or intentions. Saturn square the North Node states that, for your purposes, Shakespeare's assertion, "All the world's a stage," is temporarily incorrect; everything important is not occurring in plain sight, but is hidden deeply behind the scenes.

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Miscellaneous Items For Sale

Drum Set Drum set, must see! 3tone "glitter" Ludwig 4 piece. Great Sound! $550.Call Jay @ 308.0156

BEDROOM SET Cherry & chrome, 5 piece set. All NEW. Still in boxes. Sacrifice. $550. Call 912-966-9937

$130 Queen Mattress and box spring set. NEW in plast i c . 912-964-1494

Complete Bedroom Set Gorgeous Sleigh bed with dresser and mirror. Chest and nightstand. Brand NEW, Still in boxes. Retail $2,000. Must Go at $850. Can Deliver. 912-313-2303

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

MATTRESS Full size plush set with box spring, new in plastic. Sell, $120. Can deliver. Call 912-9641494.

FURNITURE Elegant hand-carved cherry 4 poster bedroom set. Dresser w/tri view mirror, chest and nightstand, All wood, NEW. Still in boxes. List $4500. Sacrifice $1500. Can deliver. 912-966-9937

9 PIECE DINING ROOM Still NEW in original boxes. List $5k, Selling for $1000. Can deliver. 912-964-1494 ANDY WARHOL DESIGN Missionary Style Queen size Bedroom Suite Sold as a set, framed Warhol poster included. Call 912-398-6598.

SLEIGH BED Cherry-Solid-headboard and footboard with side rails. All Brand NEW. Still in its original box, never opened. Sell $275. Call 912-313-2303

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ALL SIZES STARTING @ $150 MEMORY FOAM $399 Compare to Tempur-Pedic @ 1/4 the Price 604-8523

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KING SIZE-PILLOW MATTRESS SET King Mattress & springs, still in factory bags, new with warranty. Can deliver. Sacrifice $225. 912965-9652

MEMORY FOAM Visco memory foam mattress and box spring set. Still NEW & in plastic as seen on TV. Suggested list $1724. Sacrifice $500. 912-313-2303

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2001 FORD TAURUS Air Conditioning, Power Steering, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Tilt Wheel, Cruise, Excellent Condition, 58,400 Miles. $6500, no financing.

1985 SCARAB 21 foot, 1999 350 mag & bravo 1, under warranty till 404. $11,900. Call Alan 657-3386. 1984 27â&#x20AC;&#x2122; SEA RAY Sundancer. 350 engine $5000 OBO. 912-687-5700

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Cozy 3 Bedrooms, 1 1/2 Bath Bungalow with Hardwood Floors throughout. Separate Living Room and Dining Room with Large Kitchen. Detached Garage, cute garden with Pond and Picket fence in back. $210,000. For more information Call Dianne Kessler@663-2417

1030 W. 38th St Quiet little Westside community, sandwiched between Ogeechee Rd & Laurel Grove Cemetary. Cute house, quite small, needs complete rehab. Owner would consider financing. Call for details! $25,950.00 Call Don Callahan 441-4416 Mopper-Stapen Realty

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1316 Seiler Ave. This adorable two bedroom, one bath Eastside bungalow has been completely renovated with new central heat and air, refinished wood floors, fresh paint, and historic details throughout. Includes of f street parking and a fully equipped kitchen. Experience the charm of historic Savannah while enjoying carefree living. Only $120,000.00 Call Don Callahan 441-4416 Mopper-Stapen Realty

1601 E 59 St Fully restored brick ranch home with beautiful finishes throughout. With three bedrooms, two very attractive bathrooms, new systems throughout, and ceramic tile in the living room and kitchen, this home allows for low maintenance living at $145,000.00 Call Don Callahan 441-4416 Mopper-Stapen Realty 105 Barksdale $153,900 Immaculate 3BR/2B home in popular Georgetown. Sprinkler system draws off a well. Wood burning fireplace in den. Ceramic floors in foyer, kitchen and both baths. This lovely home has a new roof and freshly painted exterior trim. Relax in this Georgetown treasure on the decorative concrete patio. Call Lisa Ortiz today @ 695-6932

150 Hood Loop Rd $69,000 Country Living at its Best! Well kept 3BR/2B double wide mobile home on 1.79 acres. Room for building and roaming, with 3 storage buildings and workshop. Land backs up to woods, fenced yard. Close to I-16 with great schools. Call TriCounty GMAC Real Estate at 351-9737 for more information 199 Finn Circle $120,000 Well kept 3BR/2B home featuring fireplace in Great room. Large eat-in kitchen, den and one car garage. Ready for New Owner! Call TriCounty 351-9737 for showing. 1006 Googe Street $89,000 Totally restored 3BR/2B home perfect for first time investor/buyer. Master bedroom with full bath. New windows, carpet, central heat and air. Call TriCounty GMAC Real Estate at 351-9737 for more information. 85 Knollwood Lane $99,500 Perfect 3 bedroom 2 _ bath Townhome convenient to ever ything. More space than single family home. HOA maintains outside, you take care of the inside. Perfect for student investor/first-time home buyer. Call TriCounty GMAC Real Estate at 351-9737 for more information.

Broker/Owner GRI, ABR 912-351-9737 556 Zettler Loop Effingham$60,000 This is a great buy! Remodeled mobile home w/3 bedrooms, 2 full baths. Large back deck with big yard on a spacious 1.8 acre lot equipped w/septic and deep water well system. For more information call Ron Clary at 398-6399

105 Barksdale Dr Georgetown-$153,900 Immaculate 3BR/2B home in popular Georgetown. Sprinkler system draws off a well. Wood burning fireplace in den. Ceramic floors in foyer, kitchen and both baths. This lovely home has a new roof and freshly painted exterior trim. Relax in this Georgetown treasure on the decorative concrete patio. Call Lisa Ortiz today @ 695-6932 122 Westminister Drive $130,000 Adorable 3 Bed/2 Bath ranch style home. Perfect for 1st time buyer or investor. Freshly painted w/ privacy fence. Priced to sell! Call Craig Daughtry at 6558876 for details.

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1319 E 42nd St. This cute 3 bedroom/1 bath bungalow sits on a quiet block in a fantastic eastside location. This concrete block home has a small front porch, living room with fireplace and wood floors.The central heat and air, stove, refrigerator, washer, dryer are all only two years old. A new roof and fresh paint is being added now. Just $85,000.00 Call Don Callahan 441-4416 Mopper-Stapen Realty

742 East 39th Street Live in this 2 BR flat with multiple FP, sep. LR/DR, spacious rooms, and front porch, and open your dream business in the 1000 square feet of unfinished commercial space w/ CH/A below. Large side garden and off street parking. Listed at just 129,000.00 Call Don Callahan 441-4416 Mopper-Stapen Realty

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

556 Zettler Loop $60,000 This is a great buy! Remodeled mobile home with three bedrooms, two full baths. Large back deck with big yard on a spacious 1.8 acre lot equipped with septic and deep water well system. Call TriCounty GMAC Real Estate at 351-9737 for more information.

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COFFEE BLUFF 114 Oak Pointe Trail Open House Sunday, April 17th, 1-4pm 3-bedrooms, 2-fullbaths, open floor plan, Great room w/Cathedral ceiling, fireplace, Master w/trey ceiling/walk-in closet, vaulted breakfast room, 2-car garage, sprinkler system, too many extras to list! $156,900. Preferred Properties Diana Stewart 354-1008 or 657-6883.

1298 Lee Rd $122,500 Spacious 3BR/2B mobile home on 6.47 acres. Great location with easy access to Statesboro, Pooler or Savannah. Call TriCounty GMAC Real Estate at 351-9737 for more information.

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Interest rates are lower today than they have been in nearly 20 years. What is the interest rate you are paying on your existing loan? Is it worth it to refinance, or is now the time to build your dream home? Whether you should refinance your mortgage depends on a variety of factors. You probably should not refinance if your current loan is less than two percentage points higher than the rate at which you could obtain a new loan. You also need to consider how long you intend to stay in your current home. If you plan to move during the next couple years, you may not be able to recoup the cost of the various fees your lender will charge for the new loan. The U.S. Federal Reserve Board says that refinancing can be a good idea for homeowners who: have an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) and want a fixed-rate loan (knowing exactly what the mortgage payment will be for the life of the loan); want to convert to an ARM with a lower interest rate and/or more protective features (such as a better rate or payment cap); want to build up equity by converting to a loan with a shorter term; want to draw on the equity built up in their house to get cash for a major purchase or for their children’s education. If you choose to refinance, you will have to pay many of the same fees you paid when you obtained your original loan. For instance, your lender will ask for an application fee, which covers the cost of processing the application and verifying that your credit is still good. This fee usually runs about one percent of the loan amount. Likewise, you will have to have your home reappraised so that your lender will know how much it has changed in value. If the appraised value has increased substantially, you may have a greater amount of equity to tap. A title search will have to be done so that the lender will know that nobody has established a claim to your property since the original search was done. Often, you can save a considerable amount of money if you hire the same firm that did the original search. When all the application documents have been processed and all the searches and checks are complete, you can then go to closing, which will be similar to the closing on your original loan. Generally, the lender will charge a fee to cover the cost of the fee charged by the attorney who oversees the closing ceremony and makes sure that all of the necessary documents are properly signed. The largest single cost of a refinance is likely to be discount points. These generally run from one to three percent of the loan amount and are imposed by the lender to raise the yield on the loan. For a simple refinance that does not involve any home improvement, these points are not entirely tax deductible in the year you refinance. Instead, you must deduct them evenly over the life of the loan. If you are considering refinancing, shop carefully, because costs may vary significantly from lender to lender or from area to area. And before you make a final decision to refinance, consider the option of building your dream home at today’s low interest rates. Be sure to check out the professional builders in your area and the option of building your dream home.

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544 E. Harris Street $474,000. Under Contract. Historic District with 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths. Hardy board exterior, 3 fireplaces, decks, porches, state of the art kitchen with top of the line appliances, 3 stor y too many extras to mention!!! Rhonddane@comcast.net, Mopper stapen Realty. 912 5079800

Owner says sell! Instant equity for buyer! 6 Leehall Drive . Southern Woods at Rice Mill for under $300K! This new home offers 4 BR 2.5 BA, LR, DR, and Family room with fireplace, deck, fenced yard 2 car garage and a bonus room. The same model sells for $320K but owner is anxious!$299,900.00. Shelley Carroll Lowther Re/Max Savannah 912-604-8177

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

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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

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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

Spacious brick home located on 8.59 acres near Rincon. Home features formal living and dining, fireplace, huge laundry room, 2 fish ponds, deck on back of house, with over 2100 square ft. Call LaTrelle 658-7777. ERA Adams-Pevey Realty 826-2550 H-4122 $245,000.

Just Married? Living on a budget? Want a place to call your own? 1992 Fleetwood manufactured 3 bed 2 bath home situated beautifully on 6.96 acres 2 of which are fenced in great for your animals! Landscaped yard with complete sprinkler system. Plenty of f room to roam. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget the workshed 20x20 w/concrete floor, and 40x40 carport. All this for only $92,900. ERA AdamsPevey Realty. Call LaTrelle 658-7777. H-4104

The buck starts here! Start putting the bucks $ in your pocket instead of your landlords. 3 bedroom, 2bath MBH in sought after area, offers1680 sq.ft of living area, large - lot 1.61 acres, dining, and family rooms, home warranty and more. Call LaTrelle Pevey 658-7777, ERA Adams-Pevey Realty 826-2550 $89,000. H-4058

107 WEST LIBERTY STREET #3 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment, kitchen, living, hardwood floors, no pets, short term lease available. $575/mo. 119 EAST 40TH STREET 3 bedroom, 2 bath apartment, kitchen, washer/dryer connections, hardwood floors, porch, shared fenced backyard. $800/mo. 517 EAST LIBERTY LANE 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment, washer and dryer, hardwood floors, shared courtyard. Available Mid June. $750/mo. 12 WEST TAYLOR STREET APT#2A 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment near Monterey Square, Kitchen, Living room. $800/mo.

4 bedroom 2 bath manufactured home situated on 5 acres in Bryan County. This home site features workshop with lean to, Master bedroom & bath secluded from the other bedrooms, has separate shower, garden tub, & double vanities. LaTrelle 658-7777, ERA Adams-Pevey Realty 826-2550 H-4119 $95,900

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1106 DRAYTON STREET 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment adjacent to Forsyth Park, hardwood floors, window air conditioning. $650.mo. 2006 WHITTAKER STREET 3 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath apartment, gas fireplace, hardwood floors, ample closet space, deck and porches, off-street parking. $1800/mo. 1312 LINCOLN STREET 3 story, 3 bedroom, 2 bath apartment, living room, alarm system. $850/mo. 17 EAST 37TH STREET UNIT#1 Renovated Immaculate 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo, new carpet, kitchen with gas stove, stack washer and dryer, built-in microwave, off-street reserved gated, parking space. $725/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. 303D WEST GWINNETT STREET 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment, high ceilings, central heat and air, enclosed deck, shared yard. No cats. Available May 1st. $725/mo.

7 Mallor yâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cour t Fabulous 3 BR 2.5 BA Georgetown home awaits you. Open and spacious, this home of fers Pergo flooring, LR/DR combo, finished bonus with separate HVAC, 2 car garage and a large fenced lot. Priced to sell at $175,000.00 Shelley Carroll Lowther Re/Max Savannah 912-604-8177 savannahrealtor@comcast.net

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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. 421 EAST ANDERSON STREET UNIT A 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment, living room, kitchen, central heat and air, washer and dryer. $525/mo. 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. $875/mo.

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317 East Huntingdon Lane . Great 2 BR 1.5 BA town house in downtown Savannah at a great price! Wood and tile floors down, with carpet up, a large living area with brick fireplace, enormous eat-in kitchen, and location, location, location. Needs some cosmetic updating, but a good solid home in the hottest area of town! $165,000.00. Shelley Carroll Lowther Re/Max Savannah 912-604-8177

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Enjoy quiet country evenings on your front porch overlooking a view of the water. Charming, comfortable, and cozy 3 bed 2 bath home is looking for a family to call its own. Offers a country kitchen, hardwood floors, boat shed, 2128 sq. ft, access to boat dock, and corner lot. Located in McIntosh County. Call for your showing today. ERA Adams-Pevey Realty Ask for LaTrelle 6587777 H-3919 $275,000.

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605 Maupas Avenue: 4 bedroom home with 2 baths. Included are 4 fireplaces and 4 enclosed porches! Just painted and floors are redone. Ready to move in on a great street in Baldwin Park. $277,000 Rhonddane@comcast.net Mopper Stapen Realty 912 507-9800

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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

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


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118 Marshview Rd. Gorgeous brick-ranch home w/great private yard. Features 3BR/2BA, LR/DR combo w/hdwd floors, den, breakfast area, laundry room, lots of closet space & storage. Ceramic tile in kit., laundry, & BAs. 2-car covered carpor t & amazing covered inground swimming pool w/marsh view: $259,900. Kevyn Withers: Mopper Stapen 912-547-4342

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

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! $429,900

121 Runner Rd Like new home on deepwater! Savannah model floorplan with 3 br/2ba, great room with tray ceilings, kitchen w/bkfst area, gorgeous views from master bedroom brkfst area, living and back deck of marsh to your private floating dock! $379,900

4609 Reynolds St 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! $429,900

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Splendor on Forsyth One of the most beautiful homes in the historic district! With almost 9000sf, including 2 income units, this would make a gorgeous inn/B&B. Period details to die for! Listed at $2,150,000. Katherine W. Oxnard, Mopper-Stapen, Realtors, (912) 7043545/238-0874, katherine @mopper-stapen.com

514-516 E. Bolton Street Quiet, Quality Quadplex Looking for an investment in the historic district? This 4000sf Victorian offers strong rental income, original features like wood floors and mantels, plus a buildable side lot! Katherine W. Oxnard, Mopper-Stapen, Realtors, (912) 7043545/238-0874, katherine @mopper-stapen.com

and income! Katherine W. Oxnard, Mopper-Stapen, Realtors, (912) 704-3545/2380874, katherine @mopper-stapen.com

DEEPWATER LOT with floating dock for sale by owner in desirable Isle of Hope subdivision. Level lot (approximately 120’ x 110’ buildable) on the Herb River with underground utilities, including city water & sewer. Incredible views and walking distance to Bluff Drive/ICW. The perfect spot for your dream home! 132 Cardinal Rd. $325K Owner/Agent. Call 912-604-3722. www.calypsorentals.com

Downtown Duplex Spacious Victorian duplex in appreciating area, totally renovated to include new central heat & air, new kitchens & baths, refinished hardwood floors, 4 decorative fireplaces, wiring for high-speed Internet and networking, and all appliances, including washers & dryers. Also features a fenced back yard and off-street, covered parking. Great moneymaker or perfect owner-occupant situation! 506 E. Anderson St. $259,900 . 912-2310240 or go to www.calypsorentals.com .

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Apartments for Rent 1-4BR Apartments &Homes! Top quality, newly-renovated properties Pets welcome! Calypso Properties 912-231-0240, www.calypsorentals.com Unfurnished Home for rent in Ardsley, 3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bathroom, pool, deck, central heat & air,alarm system, carport and fireplace. $1500 1-2 year lease. Available May 10th. Call Dr. Boyd 236 3660 Beautiful House! House or Rooms for Rent! Historic District 4-5 Large Bedrooms, Hardwood Floors, W/D. All New Appliances. Large Front and Back Yard, Second Floor Rear Deck. Security System and Privacy Fence. Must See. Call 748-6063 or 604-8912 Victorian District 2 and 3 Bedroom Apts. Completed Renovated. Central Heat & Air, Small pets allowed. Many Extras. Call 441-2343 for an Appt.

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

1-3 bedroom apartments Affordable apartments with price reductions. Don’t miss an opportunity to get in on the savings. Great locations, nice and newly restored. All appliances including dishwasher, washer/dryer, central heat/air, hardwood floors, fireplaces, ceiling fans, bonus rooms and cable ready for high speed internet access. Long and short term leases available. Pets welcome with pet deposit. $600-$900 per month. Call 441-5689 or 7486632 or e-mail: Sheila_010_7@ hotmail.com. 1 BEDROOM CARRIAGE HOUSE apartment in Ardsley Park. $600/month, utilities included. Call 912-2319661 or 912-441-9661

CHARMING 2 OR Possible 3 Bedroom. Central heat/air, hardwood floors, recently renovated, near Daffin, available May 1. $695 + deposit. Reser ve it while you have the chance. Call 912-429-9600 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH. Newly Renovated Carriage house apartment. Hardwood floors, central heat/air, washer/dryer, security system. Pets OK. Whitaker & 35th St. $750/month plus deposit. Call Lexie 912596-4003. RENOVATED APART MENTS 108 West 38th Street 2 bedroom, 1 bath. $850 117 West 37th Street 3 bedroom, 2 bath. $1,200. Both are 2nd floor and have: w/d, fully equipped kitchens, off street parking, security systems, porches, wood floors and plantation blinds. Call (912)663-1388.

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Apartments for Sale Four 2 BR/1 Bath Apartments for sale. Interior & exterior completely renovated, brand new appliances, minutes from downtown – great investment proper ty. $185,000. Call 354-8454

301-303 East Henry Street Near SCAD, great location. Recently renovated with off-street parking. 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Laundr y area with washer/dryer, large living room and eat-in kitchen. 875/month 2 bedroom, 1 bath with bonus room and closet. Laundry area with washer/dryer connection. living room with eat-in kitchen . $950/month. Call CML Holdings LLC 912-355-0286 or 912604-3285. New and Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath. 2nd floor unit; all appliances, W/D, 1400 sq.ft. Grand wrap-around porches. 2 private decks; classic National Historic Registry Bldg. $895/mo. 301 E. 40th. 912.201.0087.

NEW RENOVATION!! 2 bed, 1 bath, $695/month Midtown at 521 E. 37th. All new! DW, W/D, Central H&A. 8’x20’ deck. Parking. SCAD welcome. Beautiful street. 1-617-510-1418

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The History of Earth Day In 1963, former Senator Gaylord Nelson began to worry about our planet. (A senator is a person that the people of the United States have chosen to help make the laws.) Senator Nelson knew that our world was getting dirty and that many of our plants and animals were dying. He wondered why more people werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t trying to solve these problems. He talked to other lawmakers and to the President. They decided that the President would go around the country and tell people about these concerns. He did, but still not enough people were working on the problem. Then, in 1969, Senator Nelson had another idea. He decided to have a special day to teach everyone about the things that needed changing in our environment. He wrote letters to all of the colleges and put a special article in Scholastic Magazine to tell them about the special day he had planned. (Most of the schools got this magazine and he knew that kids would help him.) On April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day was held. People all over the country made promises to help the environment. Everyone got involved and since then, Earth Day has spread all over the planet. People all over the world know that there are problems we need to work on and this is our special day to look at the planet and see what needs changing. Isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t it great? One person had an idea and kept working until everyone began working together to solve it. See what happens when people care about our world? Source: Kidsdomain.com submitted by Kim Moon


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Learning To Use Water Wisely Water is one of our most precious resources. Every living organism needs water to survive. Even though 3/4 of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, mostly seawater, only about 1% is a suitable drinking water source. The Earth has the same amount of water as when it was created. Water has always been recycled, naturally, through the process of evaporation and rain, and by modern man through waste water treatment processes. These processes can’t create water, but does allow us to use the same water over and over. With rapid population growth and concentration of people into urban areas, we must each learn to us less water to accommodate the growing community. We live in an area blessed with abundant water resources, in Chatham County, Georgia, we are literally surrounded by water. Historically we have used the Savannah River for industrial purposes; groundwater from the Floridan Aquifer for drinking water and industrial uses; plus we receive approximately 50 inches of rain a year. So why should we conserve? What better reason then to ensure our children have an abundant, clean water supply. The Floridan Aquifer has been our primary drinking water supply. This aquifer is like a series of huge underground rivers which flow beneath our area and discharge into the ocean several miles from shore. However, just to our north in South Carolina, the discharge is just off the north end of Hilton Head Island. Our pumping from this aquifer has slowed the flow into the ocean enough that salt water has begun to flow into the aquifer from the ocean and has contaminated drinking water wells on Hilton Head. This salt water is very slowly moving toward Savannah. Our conservation efforts will help protect the Floridan Aquifer from further saltwater intrusion protecting this resource for future generations, as well as save us money and energy. When learning about water resources, it is important to consider how water is processed, delivered to, and taken away from our homes, businesses, and industries. Drinkable water is not free. Water treatment facilities and piping systems for the distribution of water and collection of waste water is costly. We must remember this in order for us not to take water for granted when we turn on the tap, take a shower, and water our lawns.

Stormwater Runoff and Water Quality. Even if you live miles away from a river or stream, you may be polluting the water without knowing it. Pollutants originating from our homes and a variety of other sources contribute to urban non-point source pollution, a growing problem throughout the State of Georgia. Day after day, substances are washed into neighborhood gutters and storm drains when we wash paved areas, when we over-water our lawns, or when it rains. Examples of nonpoint sources are pet wastes, sediment, used motor oil, garden chemicals, paint products, and the every day chemicals we use in our home. These pollutants flow through the storrndrain system into local streams and waterways, which then often times empty directly into the river, where they harm wildlife and fisheries, ruin recreation areas, and threaten the purity of our water sources. The good news is there is still much that can be done to help preserve

Georgia’s water systems. Non-point source pollution isn’t an inevitable consequence; it is a product of human activity. We can all work together to make changes in our daily activities that will significantly reduce the non-point source pollution generating from Georgia’s towns and cities. Pollution Prevention Remains the Best Choice. The major challenge to area streams remains one of frying to identify the non-point sources affecting Chatham County and then prevent those contaminants from entering the system. What can you do to help prevent non-point source pollution? • Place pet wastes, litter, leaves and debris in proper trash bags. • Dispose of used oil, antifreeze and grease with sand or a substance that will soak up the fluids rather than hosing them into the street where they can reach nearby waterways. • Allow buffer strips and/or thick vegetation to grow along water bodies to decrease runoff and filter pollutants. • Plant more vegetation in your yard such as trees, shrubs, and ground cover. They will absorb 14 times more precipitation than a grass lawn and do not require fertilizer. • Don’t put yard trimmings in a stream or ditch. Try composting instead • Use natural fertilizers rather than chemicals and pesticides for the lawn, or as a lower impact alternative, reduce the application by mixing. • Wash your car on the grass so soapy water is absorbed in the round and does not enter storm drains. What Does Washing Your Car Have To Do With Water Pollution? Washing equipment and vehicles can generate significant amounts of polluted runoff. In addition to detergent, oil, grease, heavy metals, and other pollutants, wash water can contain grease cutters, acids, and other toxic chemicals. Take steps to prevent untreated water from soaking into the ground or from entering the storm water management system. Groups that hold car washes, as fundraisers should be aware of where their water flows. To ensure that the wastewater is properly disposed of, partnering with a reputable commercial car wash is a must. What Does Your Car Have to Do With Water Pollution? Dirty or leaking equipment and vehicles can deposit oil, grit, coolants, and other pollutants onto the ground. From there, these pollutants can filter through soils to the ground water table or be washed by stormwater into a lake, river or stream. You can help minimize non-point source water pollution from entering Georgia’s urban streams and rivers by following some of the suggestions outlined below:

Household & Home Maintenance SHOP WISELY. Buy household products labeled non-toxic, non-phosphorus, or water-soluble. STORE PRODUCTS SAFELY. Keep all toxic products in their original containers, closed, clearly marked and in a safe storage place. continued on page 6

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Exhibitors AASU SIFE Team American Red Cross Barlett Tree Experts Batteries Plus Burton 4-H Center Chatham Area Transit Chatham Co. Mosquito Control Chatham County 4-H Chatham County Democrats Chatham County Dept. of Building Safety & Reg. Services Chatham County Engineering Dept. Chatham County Extension Service, UGA Chatham County Groundwater Guardian Chatham County Water Resources Program Chatham Emergency Management Agency Citizen Corp Citizens For Clean Air and Water Citizens for Environmental Justice City of Sav. - Water Quality Control City of Sav.- Water Supply & Treatment City of Savannah - Development Services Dept. City of Savannah Sanitation Bureau City of Savannah Stormwater Mgmt. City of Sav'h Property Maintenance City of Tybee Island Clean Coast Coastal Health District 9-1 Coastal Master Gardeners Association Coastal Refinery

Coastal Region Training Center for GA Adopt-A-Stream Coastal Solar Technology Earth Mama Effingham Rubber Mulch Fay & Ronnie Creations Foot Efx Friends of the Live Oak Libraries Ft. Stewart - Enviro. Branch Directorate of P.W. Bldg 1137 HQs 3D In Div.(MECH) Ft. Stewart - Fish & Wildlife Ft. Stewart - Forestry Ft. Stewart - Recycling Ft. Stewart - Water & Air Fun Jumps GA EPD Georgia Conservency Georgia Ports Authority Georgia Southern Botanical Gardens Goodwill Gray's Reef NMS Infinit Energy Integrated Science & Engineering Jacksonville Disc & Dog Club Jiffy Lube Keep Savannah Beautiful League of Women Voters Lions Club of Savannah Local Emergency Planning Committee Oatland Island Education Center

Ogeechee Audubon Society Ogeechee River Canoe & Kayak Rental Papa Johns Rare Earth Recycling S&ME, Inc. Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc. Savannah Electric Company Savannah Fire And Emergency Services Savannah Ogeechee Canal Museum & Nature Center Savannah Riverkeepers Savannah State Univ Marine Science Club Savannah Tree Foundation SCAD - Students For A Better Environment Sierra Club Southern Alliance for Clean Energy St. Vincent's Environmental Club The Bean Scene at Wright Square The River Tybee Island Marine Science Center U.S. Coast Guard U.S. Geological Survey UGA Marine Education Center & Aquarium UGA-MAREX Shellfish Research Lab US Fish and Wildlife Service UU Beloved Community Weyerhaeuser Company Wilderness Southeast WJCL & Fox 28 YFACE - Youth For A Cleaner Environment


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Earth Day 2005 Stage Schedule Stage / Field Activities • 11:00/11:15 a.m. Introduction of Mark Robertson Presentation of the Earth Day Proclamation to City and County Presentation of 5K Family Fun Run Awards (presentation of medals to be done by ) • 11:15 a.m. Earth Mama (to be introduced by Mark) (35 - 40 minutes of Recycling) • 12:00 p.m. Disc-Connected K9’s Frisbee Dog Team (to be introduced by Mark) (Run time is about 45 min)

• 1:00 p.m. Earth Mama (Run time is about 50 min.) • 2:00 p.m. Disc-Connected K9’s Frisbee Dog Team (Run time is about 45 min.) • 2:45 p.m. Coast Guard exits the main field

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Business & Work CONTROL EROSION AT CONSTRUCTION SITES. Prepare and follow the erosion and sediment control plan. Maintain management practices until site is stabilized. Retain as much natural vegetation as practical.

Lawn & Garden LEAVE NATIVE VEGETATION IN OR ALONGSIDE STREAMS. Do not try to “re-landscape” stream banks, create a lawn right to the edge of the stream, or cut down overhanging trees. CHOOSE NATIVE VEGETATION. COMPOST LEAVES, GRASS, SHRIJB CLIPPINGS.

• Residents of even-numbered or unnumbered addresses may water Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. • There will be no watering on Fridays. Now, as so many areas of North America face serious water shortages and even drought, consumers can do their part to conserve precious supplies through small, thoughtful changes in their lifestyles and activities. Water is one of Chatham County’s most precious resources, so we must all do our part to use water wisely and insure an adequate water supply for future generations and ourselves. According to officials of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, consumers can cut water use by an additional 15% with very little difficulty or discomfort by using voluntary water conservation practices in the home and garden. To save water and money, use some of this water-saving tips below: And remember. . .Every drop counts and together we can make a difference!

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USE GARDEN & LAWN CHEMICALS WISELY. Use pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers carefully and sparingly, and only when other methods have failed. Do not apply if rain is forecasted.

According to the American Water Works Association the average United States resident used about 110 gallons a day. Statistics for our part of the country show that a typical consumer used 50 to 75 gallons daily inside the home. We use most for toilets followed by bathing, laundry/dishes and cooking/drinking.

WATER ONLY YOUR LAWN AND GARDEN Divert rainspouts and garden hoses from paved surfaced into grass. RESTRICT PETS FROM STREAMSIDE AREA. Keep pets away from streams. Pick up animal wastes and dispose of in garbage cans.

AUTOMOTIVE DON’T DUMP USED MOTOR OIL DOWN STORM DRAINS. Take used motor oil and antifreeze to service stations that recycle these products. SERVICE YOUR CAR REGULARLY. Have your car inspected and maintained regularly. REDUCE AUTOMOTIVE EMISSIONS Through regular auto maintenance, ride sharing, and by using public transportation. USE NO SOAP OR LOW-PHOSPHATE SOAP When washing your car at home, wash on lawn or other unpaved, vegetated area.

HOW TO CONSERVE WATER AT HOME Most of us take for granted an abundant supply of good, fresh water. We meet our daily needs when we turn on the faucet and get seemingly unlimited running water. However, this situation is changing as more and more communities face water shortages. In the last 30 years the United States demand for water has grown faster than our ability to find new water sources. Beginning August 1, 2004 Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) required Georgians to follow outdoor water use restrictions year-round. The restrictions are as follows: • Residents of odd-numbered addresses may water Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

What You Can Do There are also several practical steps you can take as a homeowner to understand your water usage. The more you know about your water system, the more efficient you can be in your water use. • Learn to read your water meter. Most meters in Chatham County are read in cubic feet. To convert cubic feet to gallons you must multiply the number on the meter by 7.48. • How many toilets are in your home, what is their capacity, and how many times are they flushed each day? • How many showers are in your home, what is the gallon rate per minute, and how many showers are taken each day? • How many gallons of water does your tub hold and how many baths are taken per day? • Do you have any leaking plumbing fixtures? If you do, have you repaired them? • Have any of your kitchen or bathroom faucets been retrofitted with aerators? Using aerators on your faucets reduces your water use. • How do you water your lawn and for how long? Do you have an irrigation system? Do you know the capacity of the irrigation system? Does your system have a rain shut-off? Have you considered an alternative water source? By finding out the answers to these questions, you can perform a simple water audit in your home. Here are a few simple ways to save water both inside and outside of your home. Kitchen & Laundry • Eliminate leaks by turning faucets off completely and, as needed, replace old gaskets. A single dripping faucet can waste as much as 3,600 gallons a year. • Use the “water-saver” setting or make sure your machine is set for the most efficient use. • Don’t rinse dirty dishes before loading into dishwasher; scrape clean and !et the machine do the rest. • Only wash full loads of dishes or clothes. • Reduce the use of garbage disposals. Bathroom • If you hear running water in your toilet tank, adjust the leaky float valve or


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replace the faulty hardware. Check for leaks by dropping a small amount of food coloring in the upper tank. If color appears in the bowl, you have a leak. • Flush only when necessary. Install a water-filled plastic jug in your toilet lank to reduce the water used per flush, without disturbing the flushing mechanism. • Don’t use your toilet as a trash can (not only does it use excess water, it requires additional energy to separate from the waste stream and can potentially clog pipes). • Take fewer and shorter showers and consider taking a Navy-style shower: 1) wet down, 2) turn water off, 3) lather, 4) rinse. • Don’t leave the water running while rinsing, shaving, or brushing teeth. • Reuse bath water or excess water as you await water temperatures to adjust for other uses such as watering plants in or near the house, to soak clothes, etc. Lawn & Garden Hold your garden hose close to the roots of plants so that there’s little waste and evaporative loss (soaker hoses are even more efficient). Water slowly so that the soil soaks up the water you use. To avoid the possibility of disease (due to promotion of fungi growth), and minimize evaporation, the best time to water is very early morning hours (dawn to approximately 9 am). Avoid watering on windy days (which increases evaporation). Use the principles of Xeriscape (pronounced ZERE-AH-SCAPE). This landscaping method uses native and drought-tolerant plants, mulch to hold in moisture, and grouping plants according to your water and light needs

Never let water run unnecessarily. Installing a spray handle helps. Allow your grass to grow to approximately 3-inches before cutting. Install a times and a rain sensor on outdoor irrigation systems. Position sprinklers so that they do not water the pavement. Do not over water allowing water to run down the street. Note that turf grasses can survive on as little as a half inch of water per week. When washing the car, place the car on the grass and use soap and water from a bucket. Use a hose with a shut-off nozzle for the final rise so that the water runs only when you need it. Don’t use the hose to clean driveways and sidewalks; instead use a broom, which will provide more exercise. Mulch plants to reduce evaporation and help retain moisture. Mulch is available from Chatham County at no charge. For more information call 652-6858. Some people go to extremes to save water. You don’t have to. Simply use the water you need, need the water you use. Chatham County and the city of Savannah have Water Conservation Programs to help homeowners conserve water in their homes. If you are interested in participating in any of the following programs, please contact 651-1440 for Chatham County and 6512221 for city of Savannah: Installation of water saving kits Home water audits Educational programs Installation of low-flow toilets Utilizing water conserving landscape techniques, or xeriscaping

Jiffy Lube is proud to be a proper steward of the environment. To help raise awareness of the need to conserve natural resources, the company has been a major sponsor for the last five years of Earth Day activities in Savannah. Each Jiffy Lube service center responsibly disposes all oil drained from the vehicles it services. Many service centers are designated as municipal collection centers that also accept used motor oil from the public. Each year, Jiffy Lube sends millions of gallons of used oil to stateapproved recycling centers for use in non-automotive consumer and industrial products.

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4408 Augusta Ave.

11708 Abercorn Ext.

next to Circuit city

next to Autoshine

next to St. Josephs

352-2212

965-1880

920-7888

Savannah Car Wash On Abercorn Next To Vaden Nissan

U.S. Hwy 80 Whitemarsh Plaza next to Barnes

898-1981 961-9274

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