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Table of Contents Volume 4, No. 42, July 13, 2005

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Dare To Win A Pair Contest •Every Wednesday Night •All Summer

On the Cover: Photo illustration by Brandon Blatcher

News Cover Story

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Steroids & the minors

Feedback

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Letters to the Editor

Jane Fishman 10

Cover Story 6

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Environment 12

Scientists: Runoff killing local marine life

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The week on your planet

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Art Patrol 26

Exhibits & openings

Theatre Review 28

Alice in Wonderland

Personal Tech 29

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Music Feature 16 Tiger Tiger! Music Menu 17 Local gigs a la carte

Music Interview 16

Connect Recommends 19 Concerts of the week Good Show, Will Travel 20 Regional concert listing Soundboard 24 Who’s playing and where

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The Plein Air Paint Out! Telfair Coming Home Family Sunday What: In celebration of the current exhibition, Coming Home: American Paintings 1930-1950 from the Schoen Collection, the Telfair Museum will present an afternoon for exploring arts of the region. A concert by the Mahogany Brass Band of New Orleans will be presented. Painters Alan Fireall and Philip Saraf and painter and sculptor Rebekah Saunders will do on-site demonstrations. There will be hands-on studio art activities for children, and docent-led tours of the museum. When: Sunday, July 17 from 2-5 p.m. Where: Felfair Museum of Art, 121 Barnard St. Cost: Free. Call: 232-1177.

Thursday, July 14 AASU Presents Steel Magnolias (thru this weekend & the next) What: Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Department of Art, Music & Theatre presents a touching and hilarious tribute to the strength of Southern women. When: July 14-16 and July 21-23 at 7:30 p.m. and July 17 at 3 p.m. Where: AASU Jenkins Theater. Cost: General admission $8. Seniors, military, AASU faculty/staff and all students admitted for $7. Call: 927-5381 from 2-6 p.m. weekdays.

What: In conjunction with the Telfair’s Coming Home Family Sunday event, Chroma Gallery will sponsor a paint-out with local artists painting live from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Telfair Square, across from the museum. Then mingle with the artists at the Chroma Gallery, 31 Barnard St., from 4-6 p.m. to view the paintings finished just hours earlier. The paintings will be available to purchase to benefit the Telfair’s ArtReach Program. When: Sunday, July 17. Cost: Free. Call: 232-7531.

Third Friday Foreign Cinema Presents Solaris What: This was the first Soviet movie allowed into the United States unedited. Made in 1972 by Andrei Tarkovsky, it is a science fiction epic about the three remaining residents of the Solaris space station. When: July 15 at 7:30 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $5. Call: 232-4447.

Tybee Theater Cafe Presents Love Letters (thru this weekend & the next)

What: Muggles can enjoy Harry Potter-related contests, games, giveaways and more, followed by the long-awaited release of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince at midnight. Costumes of favorite characters are encouraged. When: Friday, July 15 at 8 p.m. Where: Barnes & Noble, Oglethorpe Mall. Call: 353-7757.

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Cultural Arts Theatre Presents Grease (thru the weekend)

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What: This musical about teenagers in the 1950s became the longest running musical on Broadway and the film version became the largest grossing movie musical of all time. When: July 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. and July 17 at 3 p.m. Where: Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. Cost: $15 adults and $10 for students and seniors. Call: 525-5050.

What: A showcase of the best bodybuilders and figure competitors in the South. with nine divisions, including teen men, novice men, masters men over 40 and 50, figure, masters women over 30 and 40, open women and open men. When: July 16. Prejudging begins at 10 a.m. and the final show begins at 7 p.m. Where: AASU Fine Arts Auditorium. Call: 897-1263.

Tybee Arts Association Presents Alice in Wonderland (thru the weekend) What: This production features video and animation sequences in addition to the live performance. When: July 15, 16, 17 at 8 p.m. and July 18 at 1 p.m. There may be additional Monday performances. Where: The Tybee Gymnasium. Cost: $18 adults and $12 for ages 17 and under. Tickets are available at Gallery by the Sea, Atlantic Beacon Gallery, Tybee Theater Cafe, George’s, North Beach Grill and the Hunter House. Tickets also are available online at TybeeArts.org.

Lunchtime Concerts in the Squares What: Bring a sandwich and enjoy the tunes as the American Federation of Musicians presents performances ranging from ragtime to jazz. The Peter Berquist Trio will perform this week. When: July 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Where: Johnson Square. Cost: Free.

Faster Pastor Race at OSP What: Church leaders from Savannah, Garden City, Richmond Hill, Guyton, Rincon, Pooler, Statesboro and Brooklet take on visiting pastors from Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and north Georgia in a stock car race. Plus, a full night of NASCAR racing. When: July 15. Gates open at 6 p.m. Racing is at 8 p.m. The Faster Pastor race is at 8:30 p.m. Where: Oglethorpe Speedway Park on U.S. 80 in Pooler. Cost: $10 adults, $3 ages 6-12 and free for 5 and under. Call: 964-8200 or www.ospracing.net.

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Union Mission’s Growing Hope Community Farmers Market What: The market features quality grown local produce, plants and flowers, crafts, baked goods and art in a fellowship-filled, family atmosphere. The Starfish Cafe is also open at this time. and offers a variety of breakfast, brunch and lunch items. Activities often include live music, a Kids Corner and chef demonstrations. When: Saturdays through late August from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Where: Corner of East Broad and Gwinnett streets, across from the Starfish Cafe. Cost: Free. Call: 238-2777 Ext. 23 or 236-7423.

Sunday, July 17 Beach Institute Presents Etched in the Eyes What: A photojournalism exhibit of 25 framed photographs, video presentations and artifacts showcasing the Gullah/Geechee culture. The artist, Dave Herman, will be present at the opening for a gallery talk. When: The opening is July 17 at 3 p.m. The exhibit will be displayed through Aug. 28. Where: Beach Institute African American Culture Center, 402 E. Harris St. Cost: Free. Call: 234-8000.

Reel Savannah Presents Intimate Stories What: Three people set off on separate journeys along the same road, their disparate dreams and stories intertwine. Made in Argentina in 2002, it is in Spanish with English subtitles. When: July 17 at 7 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre. Cost: $6, cash only.

What: The legendary group will perform many hits, plus songs from its latest CD at this Shag-Beach Bop Etc. Savannah fundraiser for Open Arms and the Inner City Night Shelter. When: July 15 at 7 p.m. Where: Savannah Station, 601 Cohen St. Cost: $25. Call: 927-4784 or 398-8784 or visit www.shagWeek at a Glance Sponsored by: beachbop.com.

Monday, July 18 Anti-Racism Workshop What: This three-day workshop will feature the PBS documentary series Race: The Power of an Illusion. When: July 18 and 25 and Aug. 1 from 6-8 p.m. Where: Bull Street Library. Cost: Free. Call: Monifa Johnson at 308-4680. ◗

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What: There’s a whole week of baseball set for fans as the Savannah Sand Gnats take on the Asheville Tourists for three games, followed by a four-game series against the Augusta Greenjackets. When: July 14, 15, 16, 18, 19 and 20 at 7:05 p.m. and July 17 at 2:05 p.m. Where: Grayson Stadium on East Victory Drive. Call: 351-9150.

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What: This poetry slam will feature poet Epiphany, who was recruited by the Spitfire Poetry Group in February 2004. When: July 14 at 7 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: Free. Call: 232-4447.

What: Tybee Theater Cafe presents A. R. Gurney’s funny and poignant play about communication and missed connections. The doors are open prior to the show for dinner and light fare. When: July 15, 16, 22, 23 and 30 at 8 p.m. Where: 1st Street and Jones Avenue above Las Palmas restaurant on Tybee Island. Cost: $12. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Reservations are recommended. Call: 786-6384.

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DISCUSSING STEROIDS WITH BASEBALL PLAYERS can be an excruciating experience. Strolling into a clubhouse, even at Grayson Stadium, with a tape recorder and some questions is about as friendly as a chaperone checking on a high school party. With good reason, it might be said. In the last year attention has become more focused on the national pastime, and not just because the Red Sox finally won a World Series. Steroids, for years the lurking secret of sports, have come to the forefront of the national dialogue. This is due in part to the Bay Area Laboratory Cooperative (BALCO) scandal and recent congressional pressure stemming from the Clean Sports Act. While the federal government threatens legal action against Major League Baseball (MLB) and other sports leagues, fans have begun decrying

the obvious jumps in body mass of their favorite players. This year, the Major League Baseball Players Association and the Office of the Commissioner finally agreed to implement a new, more stringent policy to improve MLB’s stance on steroids in the mind of the public. How much this policy affects change has been a subject of much discussion this season, hence the tentativeness of ballplayers to discuss performance-enhancing drugs openly. In this sense, it is similar to asking a bunch of high school kids at a party about drugs. Everyone claims they exist, sometimes in abundance, but no one seems to recall ever seeing anything themselves. The current Major League policy stipulates that “all Players will be randomly selected for testing once at an unannounced time for the presence of Steroids.” The Commissioner’s office also reserves the right to random off season testing, with the specifics of “number, schedule and timing” to be determined by an oversight committee. The first time a player is caught results in a tenday suspension or up to a $10,000 fine. The second positive test results in a 30 day suspension or up to a $25,000 fine. The third strike gets the offender a 60 day leave and up to a $50,000 fine, while a four time loser receives a one year suspension or up to a $100,000 fine. A fifth violation will find the player at the discretion of the commissioner. If this seems a little lax, or slightly inconsequential, think about the fact that baseball had no steroid policy at all until 2002, and that agreement didn’t require anything more than a secret fine after the first offense. Patrick Courtney, vice president for public relations at Major League Baseball, clarifies the “or” clause in each of these punishments. “Washington picked up on that too, during the Congressional hearings, and what it is it’s written in the anomaly, the unknown happens,” he says. “You were in a car accident, you were given something unknowingly, and all of a sudden you’re suspended and fined for ten games. But the thing is, that ‘or’ language was taken out of the contract.” He stressed that suspensions are without pay as well.

The minor leagues have things a bit tougher, with corresponding suspensions of 15, 30, and 60games for the first three offenses and banishments for a year and possibly life for the fourth and fifth infractions. Minor Leaguers are also banned from taking any amphetamines, unlike their unionized Major League counterparts. Randy Koor is the affable manager of the Savannah Sand Gnats and spoke with Connect about the new policies, the reasoning behind player usage and his own brush with the stuff. Taking a break from changing into his uniform, Koor leaned forward in his office chair. “I think it’s good,” he says. “It’s an illegal drug, it’s against the law to use steroids, so I don’t think it should be accepted in baseball.” Koor seems slightly unsure of exactly what substances are banned. When asked, he ventures, “Any form of growth hormone.” Actually, there is a list of some 45 substances, including the infamous Human Growth Hormone. The names of these substances would confuse the most proficient biology student and include the chemicals “Dehydrochloromethyltestosterone,” “13a-ethyl-17a-hydroxygon-4en-3-one” and “Norandrostenedione.” Steroids are apparently a bit more complicated than counting carbs. At 36, Koor has spent the better part of two decades around the minor and major leagues, and has a practical reason for the differences between major and minor league policies. First off, he says, is the power of the Players Association. “Major League Baseball has probably one of the most powerful unions in our country. They’ve got different rules up there,” he says. “I think eventually they’re going to try and crack down on that, but until they get both sides to agree on it, it’s going to be very difficult.” On MLB Commissioner Bud Selig’s “Three Strikes” proposal, Courtney says, “Selig has said that he is going to be changing the minor league policy to 50, 100 and life, and has called on the union to join him for that in the majors as well.” The temptation for minor leaguers to juice is much greater, as they have yet to attain the ultimate goal. Koor explains, “If you think about it, you’ve got one shot at doing something that’s amazing in your lifetime. You get a chance to play in the big leagues, the highest level of anything you can do in your career. You can make a lot of money.” He plays the scenario out: continued on page 8


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“So if someone comes up to you and says, ‘Hey, you take this for six months or a year and get stronger, get faster, and build confidence because of what you’re able to produce at those levels’… Who wouldn’t do it?” The decision seems an easy one from the moral sidelines, but thrust into the pressures of reality the choices become a bit more difficult. This isn’t the pusherman of the streets offering a mental escape – this is the guarantee of a better performance. Koor tells of his own brush with the substances. “I was going to do it,” he admits. “I was 19 years old. The way it worked out, it worked out perfectly, I was going to do the pill form, me and another ballplayer. And the funny thing is, I was watching TV at the time and I had the bottle and I was talking to him on how to load up and it popped on and it said Lyle Alzado has cancer because of steroids. And I grabbed the bottle and threw it away. That’s what stopped me.” The truth about steroids is a murky one that few seem willing to probe. When asked if during his career he had ever suspected players around him of doing steroids, Koor is emphatic. “Hell, yeah. It’s their life, if they want to put all their eggs in one basket to be a ballplayer and have a short life, that’s their choice. I’d rather live long and enjoy

Some Sand Gnats train at Grayson my life rather than make a shitload of money, basically.” Players predictably have similar stances. David Trahan is a 24-year-old pitcher with the Gnats in his first year of the minors. “I’ve known people in the past that have played minor league baseball and from what they’ve said there’s a lot of people that use it.” He thinks usage is prevalent but offers this caveat: “They haven’t tested a whole lot so you don’t know. But you can tell. People

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hear about people taking ‘roids or people admit it.” The Gnats were tested the first week of June, when they were on a trip to Asheville, N.C. Everyone walked away clear. Trahan says that the testers “got up over the stalls and watched us pee. It was kind of weird, but that’s what they got to do.” Koor confirms, “The guy watches you like a hawk.” But however uncomfortable it may be, Trahan welcomes the added scrutiny, saying the extra attention will help level the playing field. According to Courtney, there have been 75 minor league players suspended for steroid use in 2005, and six from the Major League forty-man rosters. Most of the names are unrecognizable to even astute fans of the game. For example, when pressed Trahan cannot name a single player suspended for usage. Colin Balester, a 19-year-old pitcher in his first full season in minors, munched on some Taco Bell in the clubhouse. The hurler said that he doesn’t take any supplements, not even the ubiquitous creatine and protein shakes. However, he does offer some insight into how a player can size up the permissibility of a supplement – look at the label, where a “little thing on the back says sup-

plement facts or nutrition facts. Take the one that has nutrition facts and nothing will show up.” The players’ education about which substances are banned appears to be a typically dry presentation put on by the organization, and a Xeroxed sheet listing the previously mentioned multi-syllabic chemicals. Thomas Wilson, a 26-year-old pitcher with two years in the minors, says the new policy is having the desired effect. “The people that were taking it, it scared more people away, they backed off,” he says. Discussing the use of recreational drugs at parties in comparison to steroids in the locker room, Thomas has some valuable insight. “It’s nowhere close to party use, because people are more open about street drugs,” he says. “It’s a more personal thing that you keep to yourself, not something you brag about.” On Selig’s proposed strengthening of the steroid policy, Thomas says, “I definitely think there should be a real strict policy. It’s cheating and I think hurting the game of baseball for the long run.” ◗

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Sgt. Benderman’s wife speaks on his coming trial

It is “hard work” to face the truth, and it is scary when people who are not afraid to face it begin to speak out. Someone once said that my husband’s case is a question of morality over legality. I pray that this country has not gone so far over the edge that the two are so distinctly different that we can tell them apart. A sixteen year old in New York, was charged with involuntary manslaughter yesterday for stabbing another teen in the chest twice, over a computer game. There is no question of why. He broke a law – a legal, moral law – “Thou Shall Not Kill.” After seeing war firsthand, Sgt. Kevin Benderman chose to follow a legal, moral law – “Thou Shall Not Kill.” A form of law significant enough to be represented on the walls of our Supreme Court. The U.S. Army cannot let him go. I have to ask – “Why?” Monica Benderman

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The Courts Martial is scheduled to begin on July 28. The games began in January. At the conclusion of the first hearing, I returned to the courtroom briefly for some things I had forgotten. The lights were dimmed, and no one was there. This small dark room, vintage WW II, had a reverent calm. Desks and chairs sat waiting, slightly turned, empty jurist panel, attorney’s podium – the stage had been set. I look back on it now, and the feeling is strangely surreal. Last week we learned that the U.S. Supreme Court allows itself to keep the Ten Commandments hanging on the walls of its chambers, as a testimony to another form of law. The guardian of the Constitution of our country, presiding over the human rights of our people, maintains that the Ten Commandments, religious context aside, represent a form of law that is powerful enough to occupy a place in its chambers. In a small, quiet courtroom, on the Ft. Stewart military installation, the stage is set. One soldier who, after firsthand experience with war, decided to take the Ten Commandments at their word – “Thou Shall Not Kill” – and use the rights given to him to declare his conscious objection to war, to no longer be in a position to voluntarily have to kill another human being, is now on trial for not wanting to kill. The Army has removed itself so completely from its moral responsibility, that its representatives are willing to openly demand, in a court of law, that they be allowed to regain “positive control over this soldier” by finding him guilty of crimes he did not commit, and put him in jail – a prisoner of conscience, for daring to obey a moral law.

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Editor, On July 28, 2005, in a small nondescript courtroom on Ft. Stewart, Ga., a Courts Martial is scheduled to begin. Again. One Army NCO who decided that he had no choice but to make a conscious choice NOT to return to war is being put on trial for caring about humanity. This soldier fulfilled his commitment, he kept his promise to his enlisted contract, and when ordered to deploy to Iraq at the start of the invasion, he went, not because he wanted to “kill Iraqis” or “destroy terrorist cells,” but because he wanted the soldiers he served with to come home safely. He returned knowing that war is wrong, the most dehumanizing creation of humanity that exists. He saw war destroy civilians, innocent men, women and children. He saw war destroy homes, relationships and a country. He saw this not only in the country that was invaded, but he saw this happening to the invading country as well – and he knew that the only way to save those soldiers was for people to no longer participate in war. Sgt. Kevin Benderman is a Conscientious Objector to war, and the Army is mad. Sgt. Kevin Benderman, after serving one tour of duty in Iraq, filed for Conscientious Objector status, his constitutional right. His commander refused to accept his application and one called him a coward. One chaplain was ashamed of his lack of moral fortitude, another, of higher rank, testified to the

true sincerity of Sgt. Benderman’s beliefs, in writing. A military intelligence officer decided that he knew matters of the soul better than a man of God, and recommended to deny the CO claim. Five commissioned officers who had never met Sgt. Benderman agreed with the “intelligent officer” and the claim was denied, twice. More than two weeks after my husband was placed in the Rear Detachment unit here at Ft. Stewart, charges of Missing Movement and Desertion were filed against him, even though he has never missed a single day of duty in almost ten years. At the first Courts Martial proceedings, the investigative hearing was over turned. According to the judge’s decision, the presiding officer had shown implied bias toward Sgt. Benderman, and a new hearing was ordered. As the session adjourned, the same command that brought the first charges were marching up the aisle in the courtroom to file a new charge, Larceny, against Sgt. Benderman. The command that brought the charge, had erroneously ordered combat pay to be paid to Sgt. Benderman, along with seven other soldiers in their unit. Rather than accept their responsibility for the error, these leaders chose to punish Sgt. Benderman for the mistake, and have yet to discipline any of the remaining soldiers for the officers’ gaffe. The new investigating officer strongly recommended dismissing this larceny charge, but the convening authority, Ft. Stewart’s garrison commander, pressed on and filed the charges anyway, along with desertion and missing movement.


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An edible schoolyard, Savannah style WHEN I GROW UP I want to be like Alice Waters. She’s a chef, the owner of Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, Calif., a gastronomer. She’s an activist. Years ago she founded the Edible Schoolyard, a one-acre garden near a middle school in Berkeley to teach kids the connection between planting, harvesting, cooking and eating. So simple. Since then, her project has expanded to 16 other schools. Now, I read, she’s created a temporary, mini-version of that garden on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. She calls what she does “edible education,” one more element in her fight against the burger-and-soda school lunch -- or more than likely Little Debbie Honey Bun or Zebra Cakes kids pick up by the handful at the corner confectionary. I know the names of these things from all the wrappers I pick up, daily. If they grow it, Alice Waters figures, they will eat it. It might happen even if they don’t grow it. I have one little neighborhood boy who says, “Miss Jane, can I pick some broccoli?” Then he does, bounding

through the garden next to my house, popping the dense, unopened sprout into his mouth the minute he hops off the school bus. Last week, when he pedaled up on his bike, I had to break the news to him, “Honey, I really don’t think there’s any broccoli left. It doesn’t like to keep growing in this hot weather.” “Yes, there is,” he insisted. “I saw some.” He was right. There it was, hiding between a butternut squash growing on a volunteer vine from the compost pile and a patch of okra I planted from seed. While most broccoli up and quit when the cool weather up and quits, one or two plants just keep on keeping on. Who knew? “You might not have much broccoli when these kids get through,” said a friend last January who spent an afternoon in my garden building my chicken coop as he watched three or four kids pick away liberally. That was the same day I heard one little girl, new to this growing thing, point to a bale of hay and ask a more experienced seven-year-old, “Can we eat this, too?”

“No, silly,” she answered. “That’s hay.” I don’t care what they eat, I answered my carpenter. I can afford to buy my own organic broccoli. But I rarely have to. As long as I’ve been growing vegetables -- some 12 years in Savannah -- very few have “disappeared” to acquisitive, miscreant hands. Car radios, yes. A bike, once. A garden gazing ball, in a New York minute. A Weedeater; you bet. But vegetables? Rarely. Even in my isolated Boundary Street garden, far away from nosy neighbors, very little is taken. I guess the people passing through figure it’s bad karma. Either that or the vegetables too complicated to negotiate, especially since they’re are not microwaveable, especially if there is no box or vapor-sealed plastic to break. But forget kids -- or people living in the woods -- and the disconnect between food in the garden and food on the plate. I have friends, smart people, who ooh and awe when I present something as simple as a stalk of garlic. At a recent Fourth of July gathering, I brought a stack of leggy, woody garlic some three feet long. The rest of my

stash I had separated, peeled, diced and bottled in olive oil while watching Venus and Lindsay battle it out at Wimbledon. Garlic is really an onion, I say, an allium. You know, like leeks, shallots, chives, even ramps, those wild leeks that grow in the Appalachian mountains. See? The cloves that snap apart are the root. This part on top? It’s the bloom. All you have to do is stick one of these individual cloves -- or toes -- in the ground. “That’s how it’s grown?” someone said, turning the thing upside down, trying to figure out which end was up, the same way I might stare at a solenoid or a piston. “Yep, that’s it,” I said. “You plant them the shortest day of the year or sometime in the late fall, then harvest them the longest day, in June.” If I were the new superintendent of schools, I’d push for vegetable gardens in school yards, a little cash from some civic organization to get the matter going and a visit by Alice Waters to kick off the project. What do you think? ◗

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poured myself a bowl of Lucky Charms and turned on the telly. Before I could say “Goodbye stinking hellhole, hello Richmond Hill!” nagging doubt set in. Mother of Jefferson Davis! What had I done? What guarantee was there that my ticket had actually made its way into that hopper (I guess that’s you call them. Better ask one those raffle aficionadoes next time) so prominently displayed right there on WSAV? Did that woman with the beady eyes and slight facial hair, the one I handed a real one hundred dollar bill to, actually turn in my ticket? Or did she pocket the money and wisely proceed to get a face wax and a pedicure? In all fairness, my receipt and a nice little thank you note (I didn’t win the house) did arrive a few days later at my aforementioned stinking hellhole. But how was I to know that as I sat there watching the drawing with only a bowl of stale Lucky Charms and Nagging Doubt for breakfast companions? Even though I have come to terms with not winning the house, it was for a good cause. It was for good cause, I keep telling myself. I do have a few suggestions for next year’s drawing: 1) Hire an independent auditing firm to count and keep tabs on the tickets. You know, the way they do it at the Oscars. 2) Define “conflict of interest.” My bowl of cereal fell to the floor when it was revealed that the winner of the house was not only a friend of the Dream Home’s builder, but was presently having another house built by them, too. Hmmm. 3) Whoever the kid was that was doing the drawing needs to be told “Collect your belongings and leave the playground.” Turning his back to the camera just before drawing the winner’s name didn’t exactly instill confidence in the viewing audience. Besides who knows whose cousin’s bother’s baby’s momma nephew he might have been. Hire a professional. Hire an adult. Now with all that said, I still plan to buy another ticket next year. Just the other day an old gypsy woman approached me on the street and said I would win. Of course, the old gypsy turned out to my mother. I guess she’s trying to get on my good side and avoid those unassisted living accommodations I’ve been looking into. But if indeed I win, all of you are invited to take a tour of the house. Admission will be $20 in advance. $30 at the door. Hey, pools cost money. ◗

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I’M GOING TO BE HONEST HERE. I never, ever give to a charity unless there’s the possibility of getting something back. And I don’t mean an appreciative smile from some volunteer. Or worse yet, receiving a warm fuzzy feeling. I don’t get much of those anymore. The warm-fuzzies. Unless you count the times (and they’ve been numerous of late) when I’m wrapped up in a blanket and just too “tired” to untangle myself in time for that 3 a.m. restroom break. Did I just stumble into the realm of too much information? No, when I give to a charity I want something in return. Something I can put my hands on. Something tangible. Something I can take to Welsh Pawn Shop in times of trouble. So when I heard about the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway a few weeks ago I became almost downright philanthropic. A virtual Salvation Army of one. Each year -- this is the 13th, by the way -- communities across this great nation of ours raise money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital by raffling off the American Dream: a brand new house in the suburbs. This year volunteers in our community continued this grand and noble tradition by offering Dream Home tickets for a mere $100. Only 7,000 tickets would be available, we were told. Those aren’t bad odds for a $325,000 house (I was a tad crushed to find out there was no pool) in Richmond Hill. I’ve yet to visit Richmond Hill, but I hear the best Savannah families are still fleeing there. St. Jude is truly a wonderful organization. They’ve treated children with serious illnesses regardless of their family’s ability to pay for more than fifty years. If I ever give up my selfish quid pro quo ways, this would be the charity I would do volunteer work for. I can still fondly remember the times Momma tried admitting me to St. Jude. Never mind there was nothing wrong with me. She just wanted me out of the house. Maybe now’s the time I try getting her into one of those splendid unassisted living homes. Quid pro quo, Momma. Anyway, I purchased my Dream Home ticket the day before the live drawing held on WSAV. Raffle aficionadoes the world over swear the odds of winning are better if you make your move just before deadline. Something to do with the last-in, first-out theory, I suppose. When the big day arrived I hurriedly untangled myself from my blanket,


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Baby It’s Weird Outside Willie Windsor, 54, of Phoenix has for several years lived as a full-time baby, wearing frilly dresses, diapers and bonnets, sucking on a pacifier, eating Gerber cuisine, and habitually clutching a rag doll, in a home filled with oversized baby furniture. According to a long Phoenix New Times profile in June, the diaper is not just a prop. Windsor said he worked hard to become incontinent, even chaining the commode shut to avoid temptation, and the reporter admitted feeling “disconcert(ed)” that Windsor might be relieving himself at the very moment he was describing his un-toilet training. Apparently, Windsor’s brother, ex-wife, girlfriend and a neighbor tolerate his lifestyle (though no girlfriend has yet been willing to change his diapers). Windsor is a semi-retired singer-actor and said he’s been celibate for nine years.

Family Values After a passer-by found two kids (ages 12 and 6) dragging suitcases along a rural road near Marshfield, Mo., in June, prosecutors charged their mother, Roxanna Osborne, and her boyfriend, Timmy Young, with child abandonment. The kids said their mother had awakened them, given them $5 each, and told them to pack up and leave. The kids told police that the two adults are drug-users. In June, prosecutors in Porter County, Ind., were deciding whether to file charges against the parents of a 17year-old boy after, according to police, they had beat him up because he had refused to let his sister and her friends borrow his underwear when their own clothes got wet while they were swimming. After initially rebuffing his sister, the boy had moved all his under-

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garments to his grandparents’ house for safekeeping, but a confrontation with his parents ensued.

Can’t Possibly Be True Brian F. Monfort, 27, was arrested in Springfield, Ohio, in April and charged with child enticement based on an arrest report noting that twice, in January and March, he had approached children and paid them money (up to $40) to insult him for being fat, supposedly as a tactic to inspire himself to lose weight. In 1999, Orange County (Calif.) Sheriff Michael Carona and his former chief assistant Donald Haidl deputized 86 untrained civilians, at least half of whom were their friends or family or political contributors, giving them badges and in some cases gun permits and limited arrest powers, according to a May 2005 Los Angeles Times report. Some of the 86 volunteers are still “on duty,” and the sheriff did not begin to dismiss some “deputies” until a state law enforcement organization continued to complain that the deputies were not qualified for police work under state law.

Unclear on the Concept While virtually every town along the nearly 20 miles of the Long Beach Island, N.J., seashore has signs warning beachgoers of the dangers of rip tides (according to a June Asbury Park Press story), Long Beach Township does not. Even though experts say that most summer visitors are ignorant of the powerful currents and how to cope with them, Township Attorney Richard Shackleton said posting such helpful warnings may hurt local taxpayers. Shackleton explained that a town generally has no legal duty to warn swimmers of natural conditions, but that once a town attempts to warn, judges and juries will too often find the

warnings inadequate and permit a swimmer (or his survivors) huge damages. Newsweek named Hillsborough High of Tampa, Fla., the 10th “best” high school in America in May, but as the St. Petersburg Times pointed out the next day, the school got a “D” grade from the state in the most recent evaluation (based mostly on its failure to improve the progress of struggling students), as well as a substandard federal evaluation (based on such criteria as whether lowincome and minority students improve). Newsweek’s sole criterion for “best” is what percentage of students volunteers to take Advanced Placement exams.

Least Competent Criminals Justin Breakspear, 18, was arrested in Framingham, Mass., in May and charged with illegal possession of three firearms, one of which was a .380-caliber pistol; police said it was unlikely Breakspear would claim the pistol is not his, in that on his hip is a tattoo of an exact replica of the gun. And in Glens Falls, N.Y., in May, Jason McClaskey, 25, on house arrest, was admitted to a hospital in Valhalla, N.Y., with burns over 60 percent of his body; police said McClaskey might have tried to burn the monitoring device off of his leg (though McClaskey said he was merely lighting his grill, even though it was 6 a.m., and there was no charcoal on the grill).

People With Issues In May, retired obstetrician Parviz “Peter” Modaber, 73, was ordered by a judge to stay out of Clarke County, Va., following his fourth conviction for taking bags of garbage from his home near Charles Town, W.Va., and dumping them along a highway in Clarke County, though court records described by The Washington Post indicated that Modaber had done it many more than four times. Modaber’s attorney said the doctor held an intense grudge against the state for having suspended his license during the 1980s and that bucolic Clarke County just happened to be near his home. Modaber had been sentenced three times to a total of 540 hours of picking up litter, but a vigilant citizen caught him

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Goat-Fanciers Goat-hoarding continues as an occasional obsession, with a woman in Saarburg, Germany, evicted in June for sharing her home with 43 goats, and a man in Aiken, S.C., charged with animal cruelty in May for cohabiting for seven years with 200 goats in a house whose walls were gnawed away and which contained 3-foot-high hay stacks saturated with manure and urine. And in June, Kentucky officials selected, as the test site for its terror-emergency procedures, the state’s goat show in Erlanger. Said a state Homeland Security official, “We try to focus on what really matters to Kentucky.”

Update In June, 13 Cuban refugees in a boat fashioned from a 1949 Mercury taxicab were intercepted by U.S. authorities about 20 miles from their destination of Key West, Fla. Based on current policy, the 13 will probably be returned to Cuba. However, in March, Cuban Luis Grass, and his wife and 5-year-old son, part of groups that had been turned back in two pontooned-car attempts, in 2003 (1951 Chevy truck) and 2004 (1959 Buick), sneaked across the U.S. border in Brownsville, Texas. Since they actually made it to American soil this time, they will probably be allowed to remain.

Undignified Deaths A sheriff’s spokesman in Gastonia, N.C., said a local police officer, summoned to a hit-and-run scene, accidentally ran over the victim (though investigators later concluded that he was already dead) (June). In Fort Worth, Texas, an intoxicated woman involved in a collision got out of her car to investigate and was killed when a beer truck accidentally rammed one of the cars into her (and the truck driver, too, was found to be intoxicated) (January). In Brownsville, Texas, a 29-year-old man working at a silo accidentally fell in, quickly sank into the 20-foot pile of grain, and suffocated (April). ◗

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Endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda are dying from respiratory illnesses, forcing precautions for tourists, according to a study published in New Scientist. While poaching is the single largest cause of death in the gorilla population, new research shows that a quarter of the 100 primates’ deaths dating back to 1968 were due to illnesses such as 3.7 influenza and other viruses. “In a bid to cut the risk of people passing these diseases on, ecotourists who trek to see the gorillas in the wild already have to stay at least 7 meters (yards) away, and keep their visit to no more than an hour,” according to epidemiologist and report author Chris Whittier.

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A report by the United Kingdom’s Royal Society warned that the rising level of Cindy acidity in the world’s oceans, 4.3 5.5 due to increased greenhouse 3.2 Dennis 3.9 0 gasses in the atmosphere, is +120 3.6 threatening irreversible damage Podor, 6.6 to the marine environment. The Senegal Dora 6.0 6.7 report says the oceans have already absorbed about half of all the carbon dioxide (CO2) produced by humans through the -103 0 burning of fossil fuels over the 4.6 South Pole, past 200 years. This has caused Antarctica pH levels in the oceans to drop by 0.1 units on the 14-point scale. Scientists fear the rising acidity will make it more difficult Week Ending July 8, 2005 for coral and other marine organisms to form skeletons and rebuilding the dome that was destroyed in • A sharp quake in the northwest shells, causing a cascade effect through Sumatra aftershock zone caused further a massive 1980 eruption. the oceans’ food chain. The scientists damage to roads and buildings already warn that higher CO2 levels will also make affected by previous quakes. it harder for many marine fish and Migrating geese and other • Earth movements were also felt in shellfish to breathe and reproduce, and birds infected with bird flu at a northeastern Japan, New Zealand’s North reduce the ocean’s ability to absorb western China wildlife refuge Island, northern India, northeastern and further greenhouse gas from the atmoscould carry the virus to India, southern Iran, central coastal Chile, phere. The latter would accelerate the rate Australia, New Zealand and eventually western Nicaragua and along the of global warming, the scientists said. Europe, according to a report published California-Mexico border. jointly by the journals Science and Nature. An undersea eruption near U.N. scientists announced that more than Tropical Storm Cindy brought Japan’s Minami-Iwojima Island 5,000 migrating birds have been found heavy rainfall and gales as it sent plumes of water vapor infected with the highly pathogenic H5N1 came ashore near the mouth of rising into the Pacific skies strain of avian influenza since it was first the Mississippi River. about 870 miles south of Tokyo. Military discovered on April 30 at Lake Qinghaihu. • An area of disturbed weather in the spotters said the water surrounding the One of the symptoms seen in the infected southeastern Caribbean quickly submerged volcano had become yelbirds was diarrhea, which means the virus strengthened into Hurricane Dennis. The lowish brown due to the activity. Previous could spread in contaminated water elsestorm was approaching the coast of eruptions were observed in the same area where on the birds’ migration routes. southwestern Cuba late in the week and during 1986 and 1993. could later strike the southeastern United • A large chunk of Mount St. Helens’ lava Eight houses were damaged States. dome collapsed, producing an ash plume along Panama’s Pacific coast • Tropical Storm Dora formed briefly off that soared high above the crater in when a magnitude 6.0 temblor western Mexico. southwestern Washington state. The struck just offshore. mountain rumbled back to life last Sept. 23, with rising lava creating tremors and


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One of Atlanta’s hottest new bands pushes the garage rock envelope on their debut CD THE FIRST AND only time that Atlanta’s Tiger! Tiger! played Savannah, they were only a few months old. Fresh off a high-profile hometown opening slot for the reformed Rocket From The Tombs (featuring Dead Boy Cheetah Chrome, Television’s Richard Lloyd, and Pere Ubu’s David Thomas), the band was just beginning to win over notoriously fickle rock scribes like Stomp and Stammer’s resident curmudgeon Jeff Clark with their innocent charm, instantly hummable garage-pop gems, and refreshingly humble – but intense– stage demeanor. I caught that RFTT show (at the sadly defunct Echo Lounge) and saw a quirky group with loads of potential hold their own against a powderkeg of underground music heavyweights with enough war stories between them to fill The Albert Hall, and almost three decades worth of hopes and expectations riding in their rental van with them. It’s been almost a year and a half since Savannah was last graced with a visit from Tiger! Tiger!, and much has changed for the quintet in that time.

They’ve continued to gig and improve as a unit – their live show is now routinely being touted as one of the best in Atlanta – and they recently completed a series of well-received East Coast dates supporting longtime friends The Woggles, who, after nearly two decades on the front lines of what’s finally being called the “garage rock revival” are starting to be treated as elder statesmen of the genre. Perhaps most importantly, the band (consisting of vocalist and rhythm guitarist Buffi Aguero, drummer Mike Poteet, keyboardist Sam Leyja, bassist

and cellist Deisha Oliver, and lead guitarist and saxophonist Shane Pringle) will soon release their debut album. Tracked primarily over a period of two weeks (“too long,” notes Aguero) on glorious old-school analog gear at the increasingly popular Zero Return Studios in Atlanta, Collisions is a sixteen-song pileup of barnstorming rave-ups, minorkey laments, blistering kiss-offs and menacing, icy, bitch sessions – all of which are punctuated by piercing blasts of vintage combo organ, squonky, James White-esque no-wave sax and flippant vocal asides. Initially rejected by many of the wellknown garage-rock specialty labels who were already familiar with Aguero from her continuing gig as drummer for the Velvet Underground-inspired Subsonics (apparently due to the band’s refusal to “color inside the lines”), the CD has now found a welcome home at the tiny Austin, Texas imprint Chicken Ranch Records, home to such critically-lauded indie outfits as the “psychedelic rockabilly” buzz group Starlings, TN, modernday honky-tonk hero Willie Heath Neal, and Detroit-style pre-punks The FortyFives. Interestingly enough, label head Mike Dickinson says that part of what drew him to the album in the first place was its refusal to play by rules. “I think that’s the great thing about ‘em,” he says. “You know, they’re not just slaves to the whole retro, garage sound... They’re doing their own thing with it.” Pringle says that insistence on doing their own thing has already made things a little rougher for the band than perhaps they could be. “Many garage-rock purists can't stand a lot of what we do,” he explains. “We sent the CD off to some garage labels and they were like, ‘We love half of it, but what's up with the cello and saxophone stuff?’ We just try and make music

and try to have as little of a preconceived notion about it as possible. That it comes out sounding retro was never planned or talked about one way or the other. That and the fact that we can't afford nice new shiny equipment, so we try and look cool with our old crappy stuff. (laughs)” “It doesn't seem like we fit into a genre does it,” Oliver wonders out loud. “I guess in the end, we are who we are.” So, who are they? While none of the bandmembers are yet able to quit their day jobs and do the band thing full-time, only a few were forthcoming when asked what keeps them afloat. “I’m a graphic designer,” says Aguero. “I run a small theatre company here in Atlanta,” says Oliver. “And I also am the Technical Director and Internship Coordinator for a comedy improv group.” “I'm an animator at Turner Studios in Atlanta,” offers Leyja. Adds Oliver, “We stay busy. We have always stayed busy.” Those myriad of responsibilities are the main reason the band opted to license their finished album to an established label (albeit a tiny one) rather than deal with the headaches of selling and distributing the CDs themselves – even though they could have kept much more of the money if they’d taken that completely independent route. “I already don’t have any time,” says Aguero, and you can tell by her tone that she means it. “Putting out a record, promoting it, distributing it, etc. takes a lot of time and money if done right. If I had the time and money, yes, I would put it out myself, but for us, right now, this is the way to go.” Mike Poteet echoes those sentiments and makes another valid point that cannot be underestimated. “I think when someone else wants to invest money into your band it gives it


same instruments as garage bands and have many of the affectations, but I think it's obvious we didn't stop listening to any music made after the sixties. We are a little more experimental and open minded than your average garage band.” “That being said, I don't know how a label would market us. I guess our market is probably somethin’ like: “Music For Garage Dorks’ Much Cooler Arty Girlfriends.” I'm not sure if they have a section for that at the local Tower Records or not...” Aguero agrees. “I never think of our sound as retro, although I guess it could be considered that. Most of the music I listen to is old, but to me, good music is never really retro, it’s just good music. I used to be more of a garage Nazi when I was younger. But then after listening to Exile on Main Street about a thousand times on my little mono record player, I heard it in a bar and realized that it had horns on it! I guess the recording was panned really hard so when I was playing it at home on my mono record player I never heard them. It blew my mind. I’ve been listening to more and more modern music ever since... And I bought a stereo record player.” ◗

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guitar mid-gig with a flick of her hip or a twitch of her left leg. And then there are the songs. They rush by fast and furiously, with barely a moment to rest in between salvos. Angular, jagged electric guitar lines cascade off straight-ahead, barebones drumbeats (both Aguero and Poteet are avowed Charlie Watts fanatics), and there’s no shortage of thinly-veiled references to the bandmembers’ influences. Astute listeners with decent record collections will hear plenty of casual allusions to seminal acts such as Richard Hell & The Voidoids, Suicide, and early Blondie in the band’s repertoire (it’s fun to note that the opening track on their CD, “Jealous Lovers” comes awfully close to nicking the guitar hook in the Pixies’ “Debaser,” for instance). All of which – in a perfect world – would make them quite an easy sell. But then again, that’s if one pretends that Richard Hell and pre-fame Blondie are somehow indicative of what the general public wants to hear on their radios these days. Pringle says that’s why it’s so important this band not get bogged down in the purist fetishism which can sometimes stifle creativity, while boosting record sales. “I think anytime you actively accept and/or embrace a label or genre you've just narrowed your creative options about ninety-nine percent. We might use the

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some sort of validity,” opines the drummer. For his part, Dickinson doesn’t seem too worried about Collisions’ potential. “I just feel like if the band gets out there and plays a lot and lets people see what they’re all about, the record will kind of sell itself.” Still, he admits he would be rather disappointed if the album is not ultimately received in the way he feels it ought to be. “You always hope for the best from a new album – especially when you feel very strongly about its worth.” He should know. he signed the band without ever seeing them play live. “I liked the record a lot from the moment I heard it,” Dickinson continues, growing more animated. “Plus, I knew they had made a good name for themselves around Atlanta. So, I basically just offered them a handshake deal. The first time I’ll actually get to see them live will be at their CD release show! I’m sure it’ll be fun.” He’s right to be so sure. Tiger! Tiger! shows are fun. For one thing, Buffi is a dynamic frontwoman whose infectious energy at singing and playing guitar cannot be denied. True to form, her percussionist tendencies shine through, and on more than one occasion her bandmates have stood by and watched as she inadvertently unplugs her

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Whenever Savannah’s P-Groove is between tours, members pop up at local venues under a variety of alternate names, blowing off steam and keeping the lights on. This is another of their alter-egos. Wed., Locos Deli & Pub.

Annie Allman An extremely talented musician who’s as adept on the guitar and bass as she is the trap set. She honed her skills during years on the New York jazz scene, and is one of the more tasteful players around. Sun., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

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Tight Statesboro trio citing Radiohead and Soundgarden as key influences. They play originals, cover the RHCP and Pearl Jam, and say they are viewed by other ‘Boro bands as “the Godfathers of rock.” Sat., The Island Grill (Pt. Wentworth).

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Young local acoustic songwriter (think Howie Day) who’s recently relocated to Atlanta to further his career. Kenneth Cowan Wed., 7 pm, Driftaway Café (Wilmington Island) + Fri., 7 pm, Jazzy jam quartet that aspires to the Tubby’s (Thunderbolt). realms of The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Herbie Hancock’s early ‘70s sides and Belew-era King Crimson. Their clavRoots-rock duo of guitarist/vocalist Jason Bible and bassist/vocalist Eric heavy grooves and bouncy melodies surDunn. They cover Springsteen, Dylan, prisingly fresh. Sat., Savannah Blues. Petty, etc... Thurs., Finnegan’s Wake + Sat., 6 pm, Felipé’s Mexican Restaurant. New, mainstream jazz and R & B quartet (with vocals). Fri., 6 pm, North Mississippi-based jam band taken Beach Grill (Tybee) + 9:30 pm, Il under the wing of the legendary proPasticcio. ducer/keyboard man Jim Dickinson Stones, Dylan, Big Star). Their sound is (S Solo acoustic versions of classic and at times similar to peers like Umphrey’s modern rock hits, played and sung with McGee. Sun., Riders Lounge (Hilton gusto by The Long Awaited’s vocalist. Head) + Mon., JJ Cagney’s. Thurs., 7 pm, Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House + Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, The Bayou First local gig by this seven-piece Café. garage band since their debut CD release. Influences range from The Small Faces to Yo La Tengo, while their lineup features members of such area bands as Award-winning country songwriter. GAM, Redneck GReece Delux, City of Fri., The Island Grill (Pt. Wentworth). Lindas and Splitfinger. Sat., The Jinx.

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Dour New York acoustic songwriter who moved here in 2004. His “heroin love songs” can seem a bit obvious at times, but their dreamy, descending guitar lines and hushed, matter-of-fact vocal delivery will likely strike a chord with fans of Leonard Cohen or Elliot Smith. Sat., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.

Eat Mo’ Music Funky instrumental dance grooves and soul jazz. Sat., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

Gonzalez Decadent Atlanta stoner rock that’s equal parts Captain Beyond (!), Thin Lizzy and Sleep – boasting fuzzed-out guitar riffs that are larger than moons of Jupiter, and plenty of cowbell. With brothers in arms The Gods of Mars, who bow down to Dio-era Sabbath. Fri., The Jinx.

Joe Pope & The Tams One of many touring incarnations of this famed shag outfit plays signature hits and newer material at this fundraiser for Open Arms and the Inner City Night Shelter. Fri., 7 pm, Savannah Station.

Too Blue Electric blues combo centered Bottles & around guitarists Ray Lundy (B Cans) and Jeff Beasley. Sat., 9 pm, Mercury Lounge.

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There’s a great Tom Waits bootleg that leaked out years ago on a tiny Italian record label. It compiled a couple of rare solo gigs by the then fledgling songwriter – on from Ebbets Field in ‘74, and the other from Denver in 1975. The illicit audience tapes reveal an artist who’s so in command of his own voice, his instruments (in this case, piano and acoustic guitar), and the crowd that it’s almost hard to fathom the energy and focus it Hef with Cory takes to summon that Branan out of oneself. Branan, who grew up surrounded by music in Southaven, Miss., doesn’t yet possess the same level of intensity that Waits held in his hand over three decades back, but listening to his debut CD, The Hell You Say, it’s not too hard to imagine the day when he just might come close. The Memphis-based roots-rocker took up songwriting after being introduced to the work of John Prine, and now lives out of the back of a Honda Civic in that ceaseless quest for inspiration and artistic alchemy that can sometimes only be found by playing dive bars and coffeehouses and sleeping on strangers’ floors. He gets compared a lot to Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst, which seems to have more to do with lazy critics than his work itself, but like

This double bill features two impressive Bay Area bands that gig frequently on the West Coast. Skate-metal act Walken Hightower, while headlining, is the weaker of the two – simply due to a stoner sloppiness that gets in the way of their tricky (and rather technical) licks. Walken, on the other hand, is jawdroppingly impressive. Their song structures are crazy, filled with hyperkinetic riffing, syncopated runs, endless tomtom rolls and unexpected detours into Primus territory. They’re so tight that it’s too bad they’re encumbered with a vocalist who seems happy to deal in clichéd poses like the old throatshredding, evil-demonoid screaming bit. If this band ditched the singer, or forbid him to use that ludicrous Exorcist voice, they’d instantly become about five million times more listenable and unique to boot. Still, these guys are firing on all cylinders, and their melodramatic mood shifts only reinforce how much of an influence Faith No More wound up having on an entire generation of bands who probably never even payed much attention to them in the first place. Mon. The Jinx. ◗

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This noteworthy improvisational rock group recently released a top-notch indie album produced by none other than Grammy winner Robert Hannon – who manned the boards for Moonshine Still the smash Outkast side project Speakerboxxx/Love Below. With a dense, sympathetic approach to rambling, organ-fueled, Southern jams in the vein of the Allmans, Widespread Panic and Memphis brethren The

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Oberst, he is one of a new breed of tunesmiths who toy with traditional songcraft while simultaneously respecting their elders. It’s this combination of talent, charisma and rugged good looks that landed him spots in Rolling Stone’s Hot Issue, and on the Letterman Show (quite a coup for an indie artist). Local opener Ben Bowne was raised in Kentucky and came to Savannah by way of music meccas NYC and Austin. His recorded work sits nicely alongside the organic hip-hop of G. Love and the acoustic mood pieces of John Mayer. While a bit affected at times, he too seems determined to find a niche that suits him and run with it. Wed., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.

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Gamble Brothers, (the band proudly describes their style as “Macon, Georgia music”), this young sextet virtually lives on the road, traversing the country in a specially-modified 1988 schoolbus and playing more than 175 dates a year. Another of their calling cards are their soaring, churchy vocals, which have helped them to nab tours with superstars such as Leftover Salmon, and to win over crowds at many high-profile showcases, such as Langerado, Smilefest and the Mid Atlantic Music Experience. Thurs., Locos Deli & Pub + Fri. - Sat., Rafters Blues Bar, St. Simons Island.

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Most devotees of traditional bluegrass music know the Burch family name. Ricky Burch is a mighty fine mandolin, banjo and fiddle player, while brother Curtis is a caution on the dobro, and his wife Ruth is said to sing “like an angel.” Over the course of their long careers, the Curtis Burch brothers have played alongside many of the greats – and mentored several musicians themselves. Ricky’s done time with The Southern Gentlemen, The Cross Family, and Jerry “Son!” Reed. Curtis, on the other hand, co-founded the legendary New Grass Revival, a group that helped resurrect the genre from stagnation in the 1970s, by adding elements of country, jazz and even rock into bluegrass’ rigid formula. Besides winning a grammy for his role in Sugar Hill Records’ timeless album The Great Dobro Sessions, Curtis (and the great Norman Blake) can be heard playing “You Are My Sunshine” on the best-selling O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack. Advance tickets are only $20, and there’s only room for 100 folks at this intimate show. Call Randy Wood Guitars at 748-1930 to snag a seat. Sat., 8 pm, Randy Wood’s Concert Hall (1304 E. Hwy 80 in Bloomingdale).

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Odetta - National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta Destiny’s Child - Philips Arena, Atlanta The Agony Scene, Himsa, Full Blown Chaos - The Masquerade, Atlanta The Neville Brothers Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta The Clarks - Visulite Theatre, Charlotte

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India.Arie - Chastain Park Kenny Chesney, Gretchen Wilson, Pat Green - Philips Amphitheatre, Atlanta Erykah Badu Reel Big Fish, El Plus, Arena, Atlanta Zolof The Rock & Roll The Dave Matthews Tribute Destroyer - Roxy Theatre, Atlanta Band - 40 Watt Club, Atlanta “Hip Hop Summit: Get Your Money Right” Kelly Clarkson, Graham Colton - Moran w/Russell Simmons - Morehouse College, Theatre, Jacksonville Atlanta Kenny Chesney, Gretchen Wilson, Pat Duran Duran - Chastain Park Green - Philips Arena, Atlanta Amphitheatre, Atlanta Weezer - Underground Atlanta Evergreen Terrace, Most Precious Blood, Kansas - H.C. Chambers Park, Beaufort, On Broken Wings - The Casbah, Charlotte SC Crossfade, Dark New Day - Tremont Dezeray’s Hammer, Honestly - The Music Hall, Charlotte Windjammer, Isle of Palms, SC

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Like you, your food deserves wine that tastes good WE’VE ALL DONE IT — given a fond farewell to a half-empty bottle of stale, vinegared wine by pouring it into a sauce, soup or, when halfdrunk desperation surfaces, a glass. We’ve all done it — but it’s wrong. If wine’s been opened in a cabinet for over two weeks, it doesn’t belong anywhere near your mouth. Instead, reach for a fresh bottle (or siphon from a decent boxed wine — that’s what I often do), one that you’d actually want to drink but didn’t pay out the wazoo for. You’ll be much happier with the end result. Think “garbage in, garbage out.” Would you use rotten, stinky tomatoes for a marinara sauce or smelly fish for sushi? When you reach for a rancid bottle of wine, you’re essentially introducing an equally undesirable component. Quality does make a difference in the end product.

But you don’t have to spend $50 to find something appropriate to use for a recipe. An $8 jug wine is fine for marinating meat, but don’t choose anything too sweet or it might overpower the overall flavor. However, if you’re making a sauce that will define a dish (say, coq au vin), use only what you’re comfortable drinking. I’ve often used Yellow Tail Shiraz and Columbia Crest Chardonnay for my recipes. Why cook with wine? The acids actually transform the composition of food, especially tough meats. They act as a tenderizer, penetrating the fibers and softening proteins to make chewy meat soft to the teeth. Only because of color, chicken and seafood are best marinated in white wine, while either can be used for red meats. But if all you have is red wine and a couple slabs of chicken, then feel free to indulge in purple, yet tasty meat. To achieve the best results, marinate meats for at least two hours or more in the

fridge and soak seafood no more than one hour because the delicate flesh will actually begin to cook. Sometimes it’s the wine flavor you’d like to emphasize. For instance, most mushrooms are fantastic when sautéed with garlic, butter and a sweet, brawny port wine. But don’t overdo it. Too much port and all you’ll taste is alcohol, even if you try to boil it all out. A light touch is best, and a few minutes of simmering will mellow any sharp tastes. Normally, you’d want to use dry wines for savory sauces and marinades, using varieties like sauvignon blanc, pinot gris/grigio, cabernet sauvignon and merlot. But a sweeter wine like Madeira or late harvest riesling can add depth to a sauce for gamey meats like duck, and give a dessert sauce some added zing. So stop yourself before reaching for that dust-encrusted bottle of merlot, and pour fresh flavor. And be sure to drink a glass while you work. ◗

Recommended Wines Mark West 2003 Pinot Noir Central Coast (California) -- Smooth, velvet tannins and the characteristic earthy-feet smell of pinot noir. Light cherry and blackberries gush. Sweetness = 2. $11. ★★★ Laurel Glen 2002 Reds (California) -These guys call themselves “wine for the people,” and they produce some excellent-quality, value-priced stuff. This one is a gutsy blend of zinfandel, petite sirah and carignan grapes. Huge flavors like roasted cherries, strong coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Sw = 1. $10.

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The Bishop Riesling 2003 Mosel-SaarRuwer (Germany) -- Smells like a freshcut lime that cleanses your tongue. Light, delicate sweetness makes this a refreshing afternoon delight. Sw = 3. $10.

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E-mail Taylor at corkscrew@creativeloafing.com


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SOME PEOPLE SEEK OUT culinary others. In September, she plans to skills; others have skills thrust upon resume her lessons. them. Bella’s menu includes many Italian Such is the case with Joyce Shanks favorites, as well as a few dishes I’m who, along with husband Jim owns willing to bet you’ve never heard of, such Bella’s Italian Café on Habersham Street. as their Chicken-in-a-Bag (Breast of "My grandmother initially sparked my chicken, artichokes, black olives, a spicy interest in cooking," says marinara and bay) which is baked just as Shanks. "It seemed like the name would suggest. she was always cooking. Two of the most popular I would watch her in the dishes at Bella’s are their kitchen, growing up, Baked Ziti with and I learned many Sausage and their of her recipes." Manicotti. The ziti Given her features sweet culinary coaching, Italian sausage one would think that baked with marinara going into the and a variety of restaurant cheeses, while the business would manicotti consists have been a given of pasta stuffed with for Shanks, but a mixture of three being a restaucheeses, baked and rateur was not her covered with first career choice. marinara and "I was actually a cheese. All entrees dance major in include a small college," she says. Italian salad and "I worked at difbreadsticks. ferent restaurants Grilled Paninis while I was in are a popular lunchschool to make a Above, one of Bella’s signature dishes; bottom, only item, and there living, and I found are a variety of types at work in the kitchen that I enjoyed it. I to choose from, such decided that I wanted to own one of my as the grilled chicken, tomato, mozown one day." zarella and pesto Panini. They (as well Shanks opened her first restaurant in as all other sandwiches) are served with 1973 above her home in Pennsylvania. your choice of spicy french fries or That is where her future husband salad. stepped into the picture – again. Bella’s also boasts an extensive wine "I grew up in New Jersey, and my list, filled with unique and competitively husband and I were childhood friends," priced selections. Desserts at Bella’s Shanks recalls. "We kept in touch off include a housemade Oreo Kahlua and on over the years, and when I Cheesecake, as well as Cannolis, opened the restaurant, I called him in Spumoni and Tiramisu. Banquet services Europe and told him about it." are available for parties of up to 40, and Jim Shanks flew to Pennsylvania and family/party packs are available for takewas impressed by her eatery and, as fate out if you prefer to enjoy your meal at would have it, her as well. The two evenhome. Both lunch and dinner specials tually married, and after their yearlong are offered daily. honeymoon, they opened their first "Our main goal at Bella’s is consisrestaurant together in Atlanta. tency," says Shanks. "Whether you After vacationing in Savannah several choose to dine in or order something to times, they began to toy with the idea of go, you can expect the same quality moving there. Competition in Atlanta every time you come here." ◗ was fierce; Savannah had relatively few Bella’s Italian Café is at 4420 Habersham Italian restaurants. Ultimately, they made street, between 60th and 61st. Hours the move, and in 1993, Bella’s opened its are Monday thru Friday, 11:30 to 2:00 doors to the city. pm, reopening for dinner at 5 p.m. While Shanks doesn’t cook at Bella’s Closing is at 9 p.m. on Monday thru as much as she did when they opened, Thursday, and 10 p.m. Friday and her love of cooking is still there. She Saturday. Sunday hours are 5-8 p.m. For still enjoys cooking at home, and occareservations (of 6 or more only), or daily sionally teaches cooking classes at the specials, call 354-4005. Visit restaurant, passing her knowledge on to www.bellascafe.com for full menu.


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‘Of the Recently Antiquated’ -- New photos by Nicholas Silberg featuring prints in the photogravure and relief printmaking processes. July 20-Aug. 2, Pei Ling Chan Gallery and Garden for the Arts, 322 MLK Jr. Blvd. Reception for this thesis show is July 22, 6-9 p.m.

‘Guale Gold’ --Images of Ossabaw Island by Tim Coy; proceeds benefit the fund to restore the historic Boarding House on Ossabaw Island. Through Sept. 30 at Gallery 440, 440 Bull St.

‘Lawn Tractor’ -- Video show at DeSotoRow Gallery in the Starland District runs July 16-20. Special guest Dan Deacon July 19.

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‘Cloudy Day’ -- Original paintings by Russian artist Vitold Barhatkov at Maggies Antiqiues, 2819 Bull St. ‘Migration: New Paintings by Monica Cook’ -- New work from this SCAD 1996 painting alumna is on display through July 27 at the Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St. A reception will be held Thursday, July 21, 5-7 p.m., at the gallery. Public Painting -- The Savannah College of Art and Design presents a five-day public painting display by New York artist David Ellis, July 18–22, 5 a.m.–9 p.m., outside Working Class Studio, 233 W. Boundary St. Ellis will continuously paint and repaint a SCAD delivery truck, in keeping with his recent work of painting trucks in graffiti-inspired style. Free and open to the public.

‘Public painting’ by David Ellis begins July 18 ‘Bright Spirits’ -- John Zeuli’s black and white portrait photos of authors Peter Straub, Andrew Vachss, Harry Crews and others on display through July at the Starfish Cafe, 719 E. Broad St. Hours are M-F 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. ‘Pressed Transition’ -- The Savannah College of Art and Design presents thisprintmaking exhibition by Jessica Lambert through July 29, at the May Poetter Gallery in Poetter Hall, 342 Bull St. Free and open to the public. ‘Ravenscroft’ -- Collaborative mixed media by Sarah Smith and Summer Wheat, through July 14 at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St.

‘Show Horse’ -- SCAD mixed-media exhibition inspired by the nature and mystique of horses, July 1–Aug. 14, at the Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St.

American Studies, 227 MLK Jr. Blvd. Free and open to the public. ‘Farm Team: A Season in the Minors’ -Joseph C. Gamble’s thesis exhibition chronicles life in baseball’s minor leagues. At Grayson Stadium on Victory Drive through the Sand Gnats season. Maureen E. Kerstein -- New paintings by this Signature Member of the Georgia Watercolor Society, through Aug. 31 at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Drive.

‘Variegate’ -- A SCAD fibers department group exhibition, through Aug. 30, at Alexander Hall, 668 Indian St.

‘A Fine Dividing Line: Folk Art, Fine Art’ - A double show through the end of July at the Hurn includes “Purvis Young: A 30 Year Retrospective” and “Ricardo Manuel Diaz: Reality Out of Grayness.” 1015 Whitaker St.

‘Fabricated Cindiisms’ -- Show by fiber artist Cindy Male at the DAC Gallery in the Downtown Athletic Club at One East Broughton Street in Savannah.

‘The Nude at the Vanishing Point of Folk Art and Fine Art’ -- Paintings by Suzanne and Eric Longo run through July 31 at the Hurn Museum, 1015 Whitaker St.

'Phyllis Limbacher Tildes -- Awardwinning illustrator of children's books exhibits at Cutters Point Coffee, 7360 Skidaway Rd. in Sandfly, thru Aug. 13.

Gallery 209 Artists of the Month -Painter Christina Bates and potter Betty Melaver display work at Gallery 209, 209 E. River St. through July. ◗

‘Special Edition: Fashion Photography from the Rhoades Collection’ -- SCAD presents this exhibit through July 30 at the Earle W. Newton Center for British-

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An Alice to remember

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Buoyant cast, delightful costumes outweigh Tybee production’s technical problems T’S FITTING THAT RENEE IT DeROSSETT and Diana Scarwid’s coproduction of Alice in Wonderland opens with a few minutes of Crosby, Stills and Nash’s “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.” Like the original Woodstock itself, this sprawling production boasts a huge set, a vibrant, positive vibe, a few technical issues, performers with varying skill levels -- and is a completely unique experience. You know you’re in for something different the minute you walk into the darkened confines of the new Tybee Gymnasium for the show. Occupying an entire length-wise side of the basketball court is a humongous set, with a 20-foot video screen at stage right extending on to the “Who Stole the Tarts?” courtoom set stage left. And different is what you continue to get with this wildly eclectic show, from Barry Finch’s hilarious stoner caterpillar to a highly creative video rabbit hole sequence to a particularly well-done, Monty Python-esque Tea Party scene.

Ordinarily when a theatre critic says the costume designer is the star of the show, that’s a jab at the actors. Such is not the case here. It’s just that with this production, costume designer Denise Vernon and her team have so dramatically raised the bar for local theatre costuming I’m afraid they’ve spoiled things for everyone else. Vernon’s mastery is not limited to the principals’ costumes; in this show everyone, even the littlest lobster or hedgehog, receives the kind of attention to wardrobe usually reserved for Vegas floor-show performers. As for the acting, it would be easy for a cynic to dismiss Alice’s cast as a bunch of Tybeeites hamming it up, with more blowsy Southern accents than a made-for-TV Civil War movie. Only a handful of the performers have serious chops; among these more polished performances my favorite was Nicole Molinari’s flamboyant French Mouse, complete with Monica Lewinsky beret. But something soon dawned on me: Despite the markedly amateur nature of this cast, no one screwed up. No matter

how green are these Tybeeites’ thespian talents, they all hit their marks, they all picked up their cues, they all knew their lines -- and most importantly, they all threw themselves into the show with gleeful abandon. This is not only to their credit, but to the directing talents of DeRossett and Scarwid, whose vast vision for this show -- while not always fully realized -- was not so vast that it precluded working closely with this whopping 47-member cast spanning a wide age range. Twelve-year-old Glory Padgett plays Alice with youthful gusto. As with many younger actors, Padgett needs to slow her delivery down and enunciate more clearly. But otherwise she does everything she’s asked to do, and I doubt DeRossett and Scarwid could realistically have found a better Alice locally. No, the cast doesn’t let you down with Alice in Wonderland. Sadly, at the performance I saw the cast themselves were let down by serious lighting issues. There are few things more distracting to an audience than a spotlight being on

the wrong actor. And there are few things more distracting to the actors themselves than to expect a spotlight that arrives late or not at all. This is not only unfair to the paying audience -- who, to be fair, didn’t let these problems interfere with their enjoyment of the show I saw. It’s also grossly unfair to these performers, many of whom are untrained but spirited novices who have obviously thrown heart and soul into this show only to -- ironically -- see technical issues turn out to be the show’s weak point. But DeRossett and Scarwid are capable of addressing these issues in time for this weekend’s shows. They and the cast and crew have a lot to be proud of in this ambitious Alice, a show that -like the lead character’s dream during an afternoon nap -- packs a lot of experience into a short period of time. ◗

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IT’S A FEELING. You just know she’s screening calls, ignoring e-mail and there. Looking down at her ringing failing to return voice mail as never phone that’s flashing your 10-digit before, Zhou said. But those who do number. Drinking coffee. Gabbing with listen to voice mail and read e-mail pals about movies or fashion or just spend a lot of time on such chores that perusing a magazine. Or maybe she’s could be used more productively. just not in a mood to talk. About 38 percent of Americans have At least, not to you. caller ID at home, and most at work, she So you’re rolled over to her voice said. Often, big companies have so many mail, and leave a message, realizing that employees that many have found it in today’s hectic high-tech world, impossible to reach a co-worker — even odds are good you won’t one you can see across the room even get a call-back, at — without getting up from your To bypass this least not soon. You feel desk to grab them, Lawrence message in the dissed, ducked, disapsaid. future, please pointed, frustrated — Screening calls “is the press ‘pound.’ even a little paralyzed — whole purpose of caller ID,” realizing that maybe Zhou said. “The irony of she’ll try to reach out and having better telecommunicatouch you a minute after tions is that people have more of you head to the break room. a need to wall themselves off to She’ll then leave you a voice mail, access. But there’s a downside. People which you’ll return only to leave another can be almost impossible to reach.” voice message in teeth-grinding In short, high tech is making it easier annoyance because, by then, she’ll have to be rude, said professor Pier Forni, an stepped out to Starbucks or be yawning expert on manners at Johns Hopkins in a two-hour meeting. University in Baltimore and author of Society may be plugged in as never “Choosing Civility: The Twenty-Five before — with personal digital assistants, Rules of Considerate Conduct” (St. cellphones, text-messaging, faxes, caller Martin’s Press, $20). He said the rising ID and voice mail — but experts say number of unreturned voice and e-mail is Americans are increasingly feeling just another sign that incivility is on the unplugged, disconnected and out of rise. A Yale University study found that control, trapped in a never-ending game 78 percent of executives polled felt inciof phone tag. vility had worsened in the past decade. According to a recent survey of 1,750 “We are so bombarded by information people by Siemens Communications, 67 that we are defending ourselves with percent of Americans think they spend tools such as caller ID,” he said. “If a too much time leaving voice mail and talkative friend is calling and you are sending e-mail when quick answers are busy, you have the good, traditional what they need. And when answers option of answering. Just state that you finally do arrive, these same people are busy and that you will call back reported the calls often came back too later.” late. But not responding to voice or e-mail Productivity is declining because it’s “is a form of non-acknowledgement, so hard to reach people, said Barry hence it’s rude,” Forni said. Lawrence of Siemens. And our personal And he feels that baby boomers, who lives have grown more frustrating came of age in an era without computers because it’s hard to get to a live person and e-mail and when everyone answered at your health club or day care center. their phones, may be more perturbed at Technology designed to make our lives this new kind of gridlock than younger easier is affecting our work, lifestyles folks. and mental health, Lawrence said. Motorola executive Sid Hasan, 49, of And it’s also making our skins Atlanta, feels caller ID is a godsend, and thinner, said Wu Zhou, a senior analyst uses it to screen his calls, but it torques for Boston-based IDC, a top telecommuhis jaw when his voice mail or e-mail isn’t nications research firm, because we returned promptly. Or ever. never know when or if the person we’re “You never know if the person you left trying to reach listens to voice mail or the message for listens,” he said. “And reads e-mail. the negative side is, you have to keep Technology may have become a boon calling back. Now you just assume that if for some, but it’s made it easier to be you call, you won’t get a human to rude, indifferent, even lazy. People are answer.” ◗

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What were the heads at Disney’s Buena Vista Pictures branch thinking when they elected to release this downbeat drama in the middle of summer? Dark Water is the sort of brooding psychological film often embraced by discerning audiences in the fall off-season, but during the blockbuster period, it doesn’t stand a chance. That’s a shame, because as far as American remakes of Japanese horror flicks go, this one’s better than either The Ring or The Grudge. Jennifer Connelly stars as Dahlia Williams, an emotionally fragile woman whose recent divorce leaves her scrambling to find a place for her and her young daughter Ceci (Ariel Gade) to reside. They end up moving into a decrepit apartment on Roosevelt Island, just across the way from Manhattan, but it’s not long before matters take an eerie turn: Ceci becomes obsessed with her new imaginary friend; the building’s elevator operates according to its own schedule; and the imposing water spots on the ceiling seem to pulsate with a purpose. The horror angle isn’t nearly as compelling as the other topics explored by director Walter Salles (The Motorcycle Diaries) and scripter Rafael Yglesias (Fearless), among them parental anxiety, urban decay and the indifference of strangers. Connelly anchors this with a strong performance, though the film is stolen by supporting players Pete Postlethwaite (as the building’s gruff janitor), Tim Roth (as Dahlia’s adept lawyer) and especially John C. Reilly (as the sleazy landlord).

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Assign acclaimed directors to superhero flicks and you get the likes of the SpiderMan pair, the X-Men duo and Batman Begins. Assign any Tom, Hack or Harry, and you get flaccid duds like Elektra, The Punisher and now Fantastic Four. The protagonists of this new film certainly deserved a better fate: Arriving on the scene (1961) before the X-Men, the Hulk and even Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four were the heroes who initially established the popularity of the Marvel universe. It’s shocking that 20th Century Fox didn’t treat this with the same care as their classy (and wildly successful) X-Men franchise; instead, they handed the directorial reins to Tim Story, whose brief resume (Barbershop and the Jimmy Fallon bomb Taxi) offered no hints that he was the right man for this job. So what we get is a half-assed enterprise that might play better with the general public than with fans who will be outraged at the liberties taken by Story and screenwriters Mark Frost and Michael France. While on a scientific mission into outer space, Dr. Reed Richards (Ioan Gruffudd), his ex-girlfriend Sue Storm (Jessica Alba), her brother Johnny (Chris Evans) and Reed’s best friend Ben Grimm (Michael Chiklis) run afoul of a cloud of cosmic radiation; the exposure ends up turning them into, respectively, Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Girl, The Human Torch and The Thing. When they’re not busy bickering among themselves, they spend their time matching wits with industrialist Victor Von Doom (Julian McMahon), whose own contact with the radiation transforms him into the villainous Dr. Doom. Among the heroes, Chiklis fares best as the tortured Thing, but McMahon makes a pitiable Dr. Doom, a towering comic book villain reduced to a wimpy matinee villain.

BEWITCHED ✰✰

As far as ill-advised Nicole Kidman vehicles that plunder past artifacts of pop culture are concerned, the nicest thing one can say about Bewitched is that it’s an improvement over The Stepford Wives. That’s primarily because of Kidman herself, who manages to

harness her maddeningly inconsistent role with such success that the result is an offbeat and original characterization. Directed and co-written (with her sister Delia) by Nora Ephron, Bewitched isn’t a faithful adaptation of the popular 60s TV series; instead, it’s the Ephrons’ attempt to outsmart Charlie Kaufman by constructing a scenario in which fading actor Jack Wyatt (Will Ferrell) attempts to rejuvenate his career by playing the Dick York/Dick Sargent part of the cuckolded husband in an update of Bewitched. So his own star won’t get eclipsed, he hires an unknown named Isabel (Kidman) to essay the Elizabeth Montgomery role of Samantha, little realizing that he’s cast a real witch to play a fictional one. Ferrell’s manic performance quickly grows tiresome, while Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine are wasted in malnourished roles.

HERBIE: FULLY LOADED ✰✰1/2

The notion of a supercharged Volkswagen beetle seems quaint in this age of monolithic, gas-guzzling SUVs -indeed, the first Herbie picture, The Love Bug, hit theaters back in 1969 -- yet given the sort of cacophonous kiddie dreck that routinely fills the auditoriums today, this blast of old-fashioned sentiment isn’t half-bad. Lindsey Lohan, whose tight outfits continually threaten to put the kibosh on the film’s G rating, stars as Maggie Peyton, a third-generation member of a NASCAR family whose lineage includes her deceased grandfather, her retired pop (Michael Keaton) and her clumsy brother (Breckin Meyer). Forbidden by her dad from ever taking part in races, Maggie goes against his wishes once she discovers that the rusty VW she rescues from a junkyard is magically endowed. Herbie and Maggie manage to beat obnoxious NASCAR champ Trip Murphy (Matt Dillon) in a street race, but once the car and driver find themselves revving up for a NASCAR competition, the stakes are raised considerably. Let’s leave the Freudian implications to those with more time on their hands (horny Herbie is constantly squirting fluids on people,

attempting to mount other cars, and making passes at a female VW barely out of adolescence) and maintain that this is suitable fare for families with small children.

THE PERFECT MAN ✰1/2

Hilary Duff, who seems to be playing Lizzie McGuire even when her characters are named something else, tackles the role of Holly Hamilton, a teenager who doesn’t like the fact that her single mom (Heather Locklear) uproots the family every time she gets dumped. Holly decides to cheer up her mother by fabricating a Mr. Right: Taking suggestions from her friend’s unwitting uncle (Chris Noth), Holly anonymously sends her mother flowers, writes her poems and shoots her cheery Instant Messages. But it never occurs to Holly that, duh, her mom might eventually want to meet this seemingly perfect man in the flesh, and that’s when her scheme begins to unravel. Even allowing that this is aimed at younger viewers, the film is so casually cruel in its treatment of its characters that a bad taste lingers even after everybody learns their life lesson during the final 10 minutes.

BATMAN BEGINS ✰✰✰1/2

Director Christopher Nolan, who immediately established himself with the crackerjack crime gems Memento and Insomnia, has made another movie in which thought often speaks louder than either action or words. Fear is the motivating factor for almost every character, starting with young Bruce Wayne. As he grows older and notes how his hometown of Gotham City continues to degenerate into a cesspool of crime and corruption (something his father fought hard to change), Bruce (now played by Christian Bale) embarks on an international odyssey, hoping to learn all about the inner workings of the criminal mind. He has always been able to count on the services of the family butler Alfred (Michael Caine), yet he also finds allies in Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman), an inventor who works for Wayne Enterprises, and detective Jim Gordon, seemingly the only honest cop left in

Gotham (it’s nice to see perennial villain Gary Oldman cast in this sympathetic role). More ambiguous in her support is assistant d.a. Rachel Dawes (Katie Holmes), who views Bruce Wayne as a shallow billionaire and Batman as a potentially dangerous vigilante. Yet even she would concede that the Caped Crusader’s preferable to Carmine Falcone (Tom Wilkinson), the city’s leading crime boss, or Dr. Jonathan Crane (Cillian Murphy), a twisted psychiatrist who also operates under the guise of The Scarecrow. The Scarecrow? Ra’s al Ghul? By kicking off his series with these lower profile baddies, Nolan has immediately made it clear that he won’t kowtow to anyone or anything, least of all commercial expectations.

MR. AND MRS. SMITH ✰✰1/2

Based on the countless scenes in which Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie strip down to their undergarments, it’s clear that there isn’t an ounce of flab on either of those beautiful bodies -- it’s just too bad the same can’t be said about the film itself. Sorry, Ms. Aniston, but Brad and Angelina make a hot on-screen couple, and they gleefully throw themselves into this chaotic action flick in which the sharp dialogue too often gets drowned out by the incessant explosions and automatic weapon fire. The People Magazine perennials play John and Jane Smith, a suburban couple who have grown bored with each other over the six years they’ve been married. But what they don’t realize is that they’re both skilled assassins working for competing agencies; once this tidbit of information becomes known to both parties, each is suddenly forced to try to kill the other. The movie’s pacing is damaged by Doug Liman’s occasionally lackadaisical direction (a problem it shares with his The Bourne Identity), and once the emphasis shifts from the characters to the hardware they employ, it becomes just another noisy spectacle that cops out with a crowd-friendly ending. ◗


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Comprehensive Planning Workshop The Metropolitan Planning Commission will host several workshops throughout Savannah during the summer. The Historic Neighborhoods (Downtown Area) will meet July 14 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the MPC Hearing Room. All neighborhood residents and business owners are encouraged to attend. Those who are unable to attend may contact the MPC at 651-1440 for additional information or for an individual appointment.

Curbside Recycling Persons who would like the city to initiate a curbside recycling program can sign a petition offered by the Savannah Chapter of the Green Building Council. Call 236-0781 or access the petition online at www.petitiononline.com/cleannow/petition.html.

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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The Metropolitan Planning Organization is requesting that residents review the Chatham Urban Transportation Study report and provide comments. Written comments will be accepted until Aug. 19. Copies of the plan are available for review at all Chatham County public libraries, the MPC office or at www.thempc.org. A public meeting with the Citizens Advisory Committee will be held Thursday, Aug. 18 at 5 p.m. in the MPC Arthur A. Mendonsa Hearing Room, 112 E. State St. Call 651-1452.

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 2382960, Ext. 126.

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

Libertarian Party of Chatham County Libertarian Party of Chatham County meets each Monday at 8:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble at Oglethorpe Mall. Call 308-3934 or visit www.nodebts.com/chathamlibertariansinsga.html.

Rap Sessions 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. During the 1960s and 70s, rap sessions (times when people got together and discussed what was on their minds) were going on at college campuses all over the U.S. Has today’s generation become totally leveled or do we have something to say? Don’t let your human voice be silenced. Call 232-1165.

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Hawaiian Luau Omar Temple No. 21 Shriners will host a fundraiser for sickle cell disease research on Friday, July 15 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Alee Shrine Center, Eisenberg Drive and Skidaway Road. Attire is casual or Hawaiian. Tickets are $20. Call 596-5491 or 547-7224.

Night Stalkers Association In honor of the fallen soldiers who served in the 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) out of Hunter Army Airfield, the Military Affairs Council of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce is encouraging donations of funds and resources to the Nigh Stalkers Association. Call Linda R. Rogers at 352-6645 or send donations to: The Night Stalkers Association, 3/160 SOAR, 1304 N. Lightning Rd., Hunter Army Airfield, 31409-4719. For information, visit www.nightstalkers.com.

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The Joe Pope Tams Concert/Dance will be held Friday, July 15 at 7 p.m. at Savannah Station, 601 Cohen St. The Tams will perform many hits plus songs from their latest CD. Shag deejays also will play on a second dance floor. Cash bar. There will be a charity auction to benefit Open Arms and the Inner City Night Shelter. Tickets are $20 if purchased by July 11 and $25 after that. Reserved tables for 10 or more with tickets $17 by July 11 and $22 after. Call 927-4784 or 398-8784 or book tickets online at www.shagbeachbop.com.

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

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Sierra Club

AARP Foundation SCSEP

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. For information, call Tom Oxnard at 5984290 or oxhouse@aol.com.

The AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program offers job search assistance and paid on-the-job training for eligible workers 55 years of age or older. Call 234-1681 or visit the AARP office at 221 E. 34th St. to complete an application.

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Savannah Peace Coalition

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at Venus de Milo, 38 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Call 447-0901.

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.

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

Auditions Cultural Arts Theatre Auditions Cultural Arts Theatre will present The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde beginning Sept. 9. Auditions will be held Monday and Tuesday July 25 and 26 at 6:30 p.m., with call backs on Thursday, July 28, at the Black Box Theatre at S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St., between Bull and Whitaker streets. Roles are available for ages 16 through adult. Bring a 2-minute monologue or read one that will be provided. For information, call 651-6783.

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

Benefits & Fundraisers 6th Annual Dog Days of Summer Friday This benefit will raise money for Save-A-Life. There will be a raffle and dog treats, and dogs are welcome to attend with their owners. It all takes place July 15 at 7:30 p.m.

The Chatham County 4-H Clubs are now accepting applications for summer camp. For information on the different types of camp, call 652-7987 or send e-mail to trishwest4h@hotmail.com.

Classes & Workshops AARP 55 Alive This two-day, four-hours-each-day class focuses on refreshing driving skills, reviews the rules of the road and identifies areas where changes take place as we age. The cost is $10 per person. Classes will be held July 14 and 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Generation One and from 1-5 p.m. at Sterne/Agee in Skidaway Village. Call 3507587 for the morning class or 352-0070 for the afternoon class. Classes will be held Aug. 2 and 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Smart Senior-Candler Hospital. Call 352-4405. Classes will be held Aug. 16 and 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Magnolia Manor in Richmond Hill. Call 756-4653.

AASU Fall Registration Dates Armstrong Atlantic State University announces that registration for undergraduate and graduate students will be held now through July 15 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Classes begin Aug. 15. To enroll in an undergraduate program, call 927-5277. For information on graduate admissions and courses, call 927-5377. For information about AASU, visit www.armstrong.edu.


Adult Education The Women’s Center of Wesley Community Centers in collaboration with Royce Learning Centers and Hope House of Savannah offers tutoring every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in basic literacy skills, GED preparation and computer training. Call 4475711 or stop by the center at 1601 Drayton St. to register.

lunch and a training manual, plus certification on completion of the class. Registration and pre-payment are required. 819-8583.

Art School

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Summer classes are offered for students ages 6 through teens. Classes run for a week at a time, with students attending Monday through Friday for three hours. The cost is $150 per week and supplies are included. Each week has a theme such as Three Dimensional Art, Drawing Threatened and Endangered Animals and Characters of Fiction and Fantasy. Call 921-1151 or visit www.theartschool-sav.com.

Michael Telzrow will present a bluegrass banjo workshop on Sunday, July 31 at 2 p.m. at The Folk Traditions Store, 12 Price St. Michael has played bluegrass and clawhammer styles for 26 years, taught banjo at Stype Brothers Banjo Shop in Hollywood, Fla. during the 1980s and played in South Florida bluegrass bands, including the South Ocean String Band. The workshop will address the needs of beginner to intermediate clawhammer banjo players. Topics will include chord construction, basic right-hand techniques, left-hand techniques - hammers, pull-offs, slides, etc., songs and arranging your own versions and choosing a banjo. Handouts and tablature will be provided. The cost is $20, $15 for members. Call 341-8898 or visit www.folktraditionsstore.com. The UBuildIt office in Savannah invites you to attend a free seminar to help you learn more about building your very own dream house. Call 236-1211.

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

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.

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

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Celtic Flute and Whistle Workshop with John Skelton John Skelton, considered one of the finest flute and whistle players currently performing, will hold workshops at The Folk Traditions Store, 12 Price St., on July 16 and 17. The workshops and times are Beginning Whistle on Saturday at 3 p.m., Intermediate/Advanced Whistle on Saturday at 4:30 p.m., Beginning Flute on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and Intermediate/Advanced Flute on Sunday at 3 p.m. All workshops are $30 ($25 for Folk Traditions Store members). Lessons by appointment are $35 per hour. Call 341-8898 for reservations.

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.

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of the most fun ways to improve harp skills. The cost is $7 or $5 for FTS members. Call 341-8898.

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.

Davenport House Docent Training Volunteer docent training will be offered in July. Training includes studies in local history and decorative arts. Docents lead tours and assist with programming for people from around the world who visit the historic house. Call Dottie Kraft at 236-8097 or send email to jcredle@savbusiness.net.

Fiction Writing Workshop in Belize will be held this fall. The eight-night workshop will be held at Xanadu Island Resort. .Participants will fly out of Atlanta. All details are available from Christopher Scott Writing Vacations at 398-1727 or www.cscottwriting.com.

Financial Workshop for the Individual Investor Sessions will be held Thursday, July 14 and July 21 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Edward Jones, 315 Commercial Dr., Suite B-1. There is no charge and all materials are furnished. Call 354-1812 to enroll.

Parent and Teen Driving Course

Free session for personal, career and professional development. Call Executive Leadership Coaching, 443-9860, or send email to Vicki@excellentcoach.com. St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center offers free computer classes. Call 447-6605 for times, days and registration information. Space is limited.

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.

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

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is offering several classes and workshops. The list includes sewing, crocheting, computer training, CPR and more. 232-5280.

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The School of Church Music located at 101 Bull St. is announcing specialized workshops to give practical help with almost every area of music ministry, including Conducting Techniques, Youth Choirs, Planning and Organization, Worship Teams, Midi and Keyboards, Children’s Choirs, Worship Planning, Liturgy, Senior Choirs, Keyboards, Vocal Techniques, Rehearsal Tips, Music Software and more. Call 2361566 or send email to scm@schoolofchurchmusic.org.

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.

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Coastal Folk Harp Society Harp Ensemble The Coastal Folk Harp Society and The Folk Traditions Store will sponsor a harp ensemble under the leadership of harpist Kristin Gustafson on Tuesday, July 26 at 5:30 p.m. at The Folk Traditions Store, 12 Price St. Parts are available for players of all ages and all levels of experience. This is one

Upcoming classes include Henna 101, which will be offered July 17 and 31 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This class will teach the chemistry of henna, the history of henna and the various traditions of henna. Lunch will be provided, followed by a demonstration of applying henna, including what tools should be used. Basic and advanced henna designs will be provided in the second session. The cost is $35 per class. Fees must be paid at the time of enrollment. All classes will be held at Familiar Pathways, 22 E. 39th St. Call 4439678.

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with a clothed model will be held Sundays July 25, Aug. 28, Sept. 25 and Oct. 23 from 1-4 p.m. at the Savannah Art Association, located above Belford’s in City Market. Bring drawing supplies. The cost is $35 per session for members, $45 for non-members. Call 897-5612.

Familiar Pathways classes

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

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

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John Skelton is a world-renowned performer on the Celtic flute and whistle. He will give a lecture/demonstration on the music of Brittany on Sunday, July 17 at 4:30 p.m. at The Folk Traditions Store, 12 Price St. (1/2 block south of Bay Street). Admission is $7 or $5 for Folk Traditions members, and free for workshop participants. Call 341-8898 for reservations.

Combining quality education with the fun and enrichment of the creative process, the Children’s Art Studio will offer mixed-media classes for children ages 4-12. Tentative class offerings include Ceramic Birdhouses, Children’s LiterARTure, Amazing Animal Games, Do The Zoo, Mimic the Masters and The Artist’s Garden. The studio is located at 714 Mall Blvd., across from South College. An open house will be held July 10 from 2-5 p.m. and classes will begin the week of July 11. Classes will be offered Monday through Friday from 9-10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. to noon and 1-2:30 p.m. All classes are $95 for the week, which includes materials and a snack. Call Kimberly Statts at 355-6252 or send email to kays435@comcast.net.

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.

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Life Challenge Consulting When would now be a great time to engage yourself in life-changing strategies. Career; stress reduction; spirituality. Free initial halfhour consultation. Call Cindy Beach, M.S., at 429-7265.

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

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

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

Mindfulness and Ordinary Recovery Indepth exploration of the 11th step. Meditation and contemplation instruction provided as it applies to recovery and maintenance. Classes are held on Monday from noon to 1 p.m. or 7:30-8:30 p.m. Class fee is

Photographic Workshops in Savannah is currently offering two workshops. The Nude....The Southern Landscape is a 5-day workshop that will be spent on Ossabaw Island, accessible only by boat, where lush greenery, marshy vistas, old farm buildings and unspoiled beaches abound. Students will work with male and female models in the landscape or just the landscape alone. Nonshooting time will be spent in informal discussions about the photographs with the instructor and other students as well as individual time with the instructor. This workshop will be held Aug. 28 through Sept. 3. Platinum Printing with Sal Lopes is a 5day workshop that will be offered Sept. 4-10 to teach students how to make quality platinum/palladium prints. Instruction will be given in making enlarged negatives designed for contact printing with emulsions mixed and coated onto fine lithography papers by hand. Prints will be made from students’ existing negatives. For information on these workshops, visit www.savannahphotoworkshops.com.

Savannah Art Association Life Drawing 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.

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

Sea Camp 2005 Registration has begun for this year's sessions. Each program involves a variety of hands-on activities centered around a specific ocean theme. Programs are available for children ages 3 through 12. Call the Tybee Island Marine Science Center at 7865917 or stop by the center at 1510 Strand to pick up a schedule and registration form.

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sponsored by Savannah Canoe and Kayak, is for boys and girls ages 10 to 16 and will be held Monday through Friday July 11-15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The camp features one week of outdoor adventure, games and kayaking skills at the Skidaway Narrows. The cost is $275. Call 341-9502 or visit www.savannahcanoeandkayak.com.

Season of Victory This event will highlight the Savannah Entrepreneurial Center’s impact on area businesses and the community, plus give visitors a chance to gain first-hand knowledge of the free computer and business plan classes offered at the SEC. It will be held Tuesday, July 19 from 5-8 p.m. at 801 E. Gwinnett St. It is free and open to the public. Call 652-3582.

Stress Reduction Through Mindfulness Come learn the foundations of stress reduction as it applies to family, the workplace and current life challenges. Classes are held Wednesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. Class fee is $15. 313 E. Harris St. For more information, call Cindy Beach, M.S., 429-7265.

Summer Music Program for Kids

Sundays at 10 a.m. The church is located at 143 Houston St. The program has been adapted from world-renowned primatologist Jane Goodall's Tap Roots curriculum. Elementary through high school-age students are invited to participate. To sign up or for information, call Chris Neal at 2336284 or craftsneal@aol.com.

Ten Star All Star Basketball Camp Applications are now being evaluated for this summer camp that is by invitation only. Boys and girls ages 10 to 19 are eligible to apply. Past participants have included Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, Vince Carter, Grant Hill and more. Players from 50 states and 17 foreign countries attended the 2004 camp. For a free brochure, call 704-3730873.

Tennis, anyone? Tennis for munchkins, juniors and adults -summer camps, clinics, ball machine workouts. Call 961-9862.

Thinking of Starting a Business This workshop covers the basics of business startup. It will be held July 14, 20 and 28 from 6-8:30 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Small Business Assistance Center, 111 E. Liberty St. The cost is $40 per person if pre-registered and prepaid before the day of the workshop or $50 the day of the workshop. To pre-register, call 651-3200 or send e-mail to www.clee@sbdc.uga.edu.

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

The Calhoun Conservatory of Music at 101 Bull St. will host this program on Mondays, July 11, 18 and 25. Pre-registration is required. Programs include Instruments and Music Makers, Playing Instruments with Others, Introduction to Piano and Keyboard, Introduction to Music Theory and Singing and Performing on Stage. Call 236-1400 or send email to musicedu@calhounconservatoryofmusic.net.

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for girls ages 5-18 will be held this summer in Nashville, Tenn. For information, call 615641-5898 or visit www.clubk.com.

The importance of trees in our communities and our spiritual lives is the subject of a fivesession program offered by the Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community Church,

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

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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.

The Savannah Shag Club Savannah’s original shag club meets every Wednesday at the Holiday Inn Midtown at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. Call 927-9439.

Shag-Beach Bop-Etc. Savannah hosts Magnificent Mondays from 7-9 p.m. at Double’s, Holiday Inn/Midtown, 7100 Abercorn St. Free swing dance lessons are offered the first two Mondays and free shag lessons are offered the third and fourth Mondays. Every lady dances each Monday night with members of the Shag-Beach-Bop Nip ‘N Males Dance Team. No cover and club membership is not necessary. Call 9274784 or 398-8784 or visit www.shagbeachbop.com.

The Studio offers a variety of ongoing open dance classes, including Hip Hop on Thursdays at 7 p.m. with Mary Ann Duffy, Adult Beginner Ballet on Mondays at 10 a.m. with Veronica Moretti Niebuhr (new session begins Aug. 8), Intermediate/Advanced Ballet on Mondays at 5:30 p.m. with Dagoberto Nieves, Intermediate/Advanced on Thursdays at 5:30 with Jil Cooley and Intermediate/Advanced Jazz Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. with Veronica Moretti Niebuhr. The Studio is located at 2805 Roger Lacey Ave. For information, call 695-9149.

will be held Saturday, July 16 at Armstrong Atlantic State University Fine Arts Auditorium. Pre-Judging is at 10 a.m. and the Finals/Show is at 7 p.m. There will be 2 national level guest posers. Special door prizes, including a 1-night stay at the Forsyth Park Inn in Historic Savannah, to be given away at the finals. For tickets, entries or information, contact Tony or Mary Ann at 897-1263.

Familiar Pathways A grand opening is set for Familiar Pathways, an eclectic spiritual shop with books, handmade candles and incense, divination tools such as Tarot and runes, crystals, clothing, specialty herbs, classes, gatherings and intuitive readings by appointment. The shop is located at 22 E. 39th St., located on the corner of Drayton. Hours are Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or by appointment. Call 4439678 or visit www.familiarpathways.com.

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 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.

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

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

Integral Arts Center at 301 E. 38th St. offers Yoga, Pilates and Ayurveda classes seven days a week. Private lessons are available. On Monday, Lunchtime Yoga is at noon, Novice Yoga is at 5:20 p.m. and Pilates is at 6:30 p.m. On Tuesday, Sunrise Yoga is held at 6:30 a.m., Yogalates at 10:30 a.m. and All Level Iyengar Yoga from 6-7:30 p.m. On Thursday, Sunrise Yoga is at 6:30 a.m., Yogalates is at 10:30 a.m. and Level I & II Iyengar Yoga is from 67:30 p.m. On Friday, Yoga Stretch is held at 10:30 a.m. On Saturday and Sunday, All Level Yoga is held from 9-10:30 a.m. Call Darlene at 447-9642 or send e-mail to yoga4u@bellsouth.net..


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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

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.

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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

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.

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Thursday 6:30-7:30 p.m., Mommy and Me Yoga 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.

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

Gay & Lesbian Alpha Financial Management seminars A series of free seminars specifically designed for the LGBT community will be held. Attendees will learn about the tools needed to increase their wealth, protect their assets, take actions that are congruent with their own values, and to build a sense of financial and emotional security in life. For information, call 353-9343.

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

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Pregnancy Yoga An eight-week session will be held starting July 26 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-7:15 p.m. at offices located at 7116 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Pre-natal yoga helps prepare mothers-to-be for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor and delivery. The instructor is Ann Carroll. The cost is $90 for once-per-week or $150 for twice-per-week for the 8-week session. Call 667-8877 for information or space availability or send e-mail to ann@aikyayoga.com.

Savannah Yoga Center Located at the Savannah Yoga Center, 25 E. 40th St. at Drayton Street. Schedule: Monday, 8-9:15 a.m., Morning Gentle Flow Yoga -- all levels; Monday from 6:30-7:45 p.m., Sunset Flow Yoga -- all levels; Tuesday from 6:30-7:45 p.m., Yoga Basics for beginners; Wednesday from 6:30-7:45 p.m. All levels Flow Yoga. Drop-ins $12 or 4-class card for $40, 10-class card $90, 12-class card $105. Call 441-6653. A Chakra Yoga Workshop will be held Saturday, July 23 from 2-4 p.m. The cost is $20. Pre-registration is required by July 22. Register and pay online at www.savannahyoga.com.

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

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

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39 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 441-4407.

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

Lesbian Therapy Group

Savannah Gay Business Guild

Savannah Stonewall Democrats 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.

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

What Makes A Family is a children’s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Groups range in age from 10 to 18 and are held twice a month. Call 3522611.

Health 5 to 9 A Day, the Color Way This simple and fun nutritional series will help increase your daily servings of fruits and vegetables by helping you select produce from all the colors of the rainbow. A series of four lectures will be offered. The July lecture will be Red Hot and Healthy which will be presented July 18 at 6:30 p.m. in Conference Room 2, St. Joseph’s Hospital. The cost is $10 per lecture or $30 for all four. Call 819-6463 to register.

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

Free blood pressure checks and blood sugar screenings are conducted at three locations within St. Joseph’s/Candler. From 8:30 a.m. to 12:30

Open Meditation

Fans are being made available free of charge to those 55 and older and living at or below an annual income level of $11,000 who have no method of cooling their home. Apply in person at Senior Citizens, Inc., 3025 Bull St. between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. To donate to the program, call 236-0363.

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

Free Skin Cancer Screening will be held July 16 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Habersham YMCA in the Health Connection office. To register, call 819-3368.

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.

Mammograms St. Joseph’s/Candler will be performing mammograms July 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Eulonia Multipurpose Center. For appointments, call 912-437-4561. Mammograms will be performed July 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Group in Rincon. To make appointments, call 912-354-9357.

Massage by Certified Massage Practitioner at your home, business or hotel in the Savannah and Richmond Hill area. He comes to you. Offers therapeutic and relaxing massage, Swedish massage, deep muscle, reflexology and energy balance. Pain treatment, cellulite reduction, long established business. Specials for women or couples. Gift certificates available. Call 8561534.

Memorial Health blood pressure check 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.

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 information on a certified nurse midwife-assisted birth, whether at a birth center or area hospital. Call 8264155.

Natural Family Planning Class will be offered by the Savannah Catholic Diocese on July 20 at 7 p.m. in Conference Room 2, Candler Heart & Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. The class costs $75 per couple for materials, introductory class and several followup classes. To register, call 912-3368 or visit www.sjchs.org. 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.

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.

Super 2 Access Clinic Super 2 Access (After Cancer Cure Evaluation Strategy and Support) is a clinic for children and adolescents who completed cancer treatment at least two years ago. For information, call 658-2215 or 667-8943.

Nature & Environment Dolphin Project of Georgia Boat owners, photographers and other volunteers are needed to help conduct scien-

tific research which will take place one weekend during the months of January, April, July and October. Must be at least 18 years old. Call 232-6572 or visit www.TheDolphinProject.org.

Explore the Salt Marsh by Land and Sea Walk and paddle with a Wilderness Southeast guide on Sunday, July 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to learn about and experience the dynamic and fascinating salt marsh ecosystem which has supported humans on this coast throughout history. Group size: 4-22. The cost is $30 per person, which includes canoe rental and basic canoeing instruction. Meet in the parking lot at Fort McAlister State Park. 24hour advance registration is required. Call 897-5108. t

Readings & Signings A.W.O.L. -- All Walks of Life, Inc.

is a spoken word troupe that hosts an open mic night every third Sunday at the Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Free and open to the public.

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.

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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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.

Free fans for seniors

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

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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.

The National Wellness Foundation

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

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.


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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.

Inspirational book club 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. Call 447-5711.

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

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

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.

Reader’s theater meeting every other Thursday from 4-5:30 p.m. at the South Effingham Library in Rincon. This per-

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formance group is a free program for middle and high school students. Call Linda Bridges, children’s coordinator at 826-2222.

Tea time at Ola's is a new book discussion group that meets the fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Ola Wyeth Branch Library, 4 E. Bay St. Call Beatrice at 652-3660. Tea provided.

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

Religious & Spiritual Chanted Office of Compline The Service of Compline, ”Saying good night to God,” is chanted Sundays at 9 p.m. by the Compline Choir of Christ Church Savannah (Episcopal), Johnson Square.

Christian Businessmen’s Committee meets for a prayer breakfast every Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. at Peggy Lynn’s Country Cooking, 3718 Ogeechee Rd. Call 964-4297.

Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans The CUUPS group meets the fourth Saturday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the

Fellowship Hall of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, on Habersham at East Harris and East Macon streets on Troup Square.

Ekklesia, The Church Do church in a casual and relaxed setting on Saturday nights. Fellowship begins at 6 p.m., praise and worship at 6:30 p.m. in the BSU building on Abercorn. Call 596-4077.

Faith Academy of Christian Teaching Prayer: Does God Listen? is the topic of discussion for the spring quarter of FACT, an adult academy at Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway. Dr. John Law will lead the class that will be held in the church sanctuary each Wednesday at 7 p.m. Call 598-0151.

Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) meet Sundays, 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 W. President St., Savannah. Call Janet Pence at 652-3496.

Mindfulness Meditation meets Sundays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, on Habersham Street at East Harris and East Macon Streets, on Troup Square. Please arrive and be seated no later than 9:25 a.m. Sitting and walking meditation and Dharma talk or reading. All practices are welcome. Newcomers should contact Cindy

Beach, lay ordained Soto Zen Buddhist, at 429-7265 for sitting instruction.

Simplicity as a Spiritual Practice is a series presented by Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community Church, 143 Houston St. Services begin at 10 a.m. All are welcome. For information, call Chris Neal at 233-6284 or craftsneal@aol.com. UUBC Church welcomes all those interested in a liberal religious faith tradition. Coffee and refreshments accompany the discussion that follows each sermon.

Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community Church The church is located at the corner of Houston and Oglethorpe streets. Services are held Sundays at 10 a.m. Call 233-6284 or send e-mail to crafsneal@aol.com.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah Where different people with different beliefs gather as one faith. Services are held Sundays at 11 a.m. On July 17, the Rev. Micheal Elliott, President/CEO of Union Mission, will deliver the sermon Making Savannah a Better Place. The church has moved for the summer to Congregation Mickve Israel, 20 E. Gordon St. on Monterey Square, because of renovations to the sanctuary. Call Cleveland Beach, 429-7264, or send e-mail to uusav@aol.com. ◗

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Ceres*, which turns to Direct Motion@ on June 24, completes its transit of Scorpio on September 24, 2005. Like a hurting pup or cub whose wounded paw is finally healing, those who recently suffered in silence cautiously lift their eyes as they feel the first stirring of resurgent confidence. At first, the tentativeness will persist, for fear that maladies will reassert & reinflict themselves with a vengeance; however, when no recur-

ARIES - As you repair your credit, continue to keep in touch with creditors on a regular basis by telephone. Ceres in Direct Motion in Scorpio suggests that, while such creditors know that you currently lack cash, they also like how you handled yourself while in a powerless position – and they may wish to reward you as they find ways to bring you the prosperity that you crave. TAURUS - Even though it is becoming increasingly clear to your political opponents that their hard-line view upon sex, drugs & race is not only incorrect but possibly even viciously draconian, Ceres in Direct Motion in Scorpio advises you to maintain silence. Allow the dialogue to unfold more fully before issuing forth your expert perspective. GEMINI - You might initially be surprised at how scrumptious a specific delicacy with which you had once been familiar (especially shrimp, scallops, oysters or lobster) now tastes. However, Ceres in Direct Motion in Scorpio now reminds you that you have not eaten such food in a long time due to a lack of money. Consider the possibility that you need to

eat such food with more regularity in order to maintain a healthy diet.

CANCER - Ceres in Direct Motion in Scorpio recommends that you allow your appetites for sex, adventure, risk & romance to build before you act upon them. The prolonged privation which you’ve recently endured can prevent you from selecting opportunities wisely. Don’t act like a starving man at a wedding banquet. Learn to discern. LEO - Allow the pain of family problems & crises to continue to heal. Soon, Ceres in Direct Motion in Scorpio augurs unprecedented fulfillment amongst your clan. The burgeoning light of sartori hovers in the back of your mind; let it overwhelm you in its own time & at its own pace – because it will.

rence of pain, disapproval, scorn or tumult is forthcoming, the power behind the confidence grows, as those who recently wallowed in unflattering self-pity consciously keep a low profile as they muster all their cunning & strategy in preparation for their inevitable, inexorable & unabashed power play.

on how & when to fire or to arrest those who are now in the process of writing themselves off the payroll.

LIBRA - Although you are still not in a position to discover the information that you need in order to act upon political ambitions or to fire & to arrest corrupt employees, Ceres in Direct Motion in Scorpio signifies that the tide is turning. For faster results, continue to act weak & clueless. Allow the smug to overplay their ever-weakening hand.

SCORPIO - Don’t telegraph your plans for later in 2005. Ceres in Direct Motion in Scorpio urges you to keep your cards close to your vest. Only let other people know what you are doing after you have already done it – successfully.

SAGITTARIUS - A relative, friend or colVIRGO - Political associates, vendors, colleagues & employees who believe that you are too far behind the eight ball to reprimand them will now try to get away with as much as they possibly can. Ceres in Direct Motion in Scorpio advises you to let rogues & losers do whatever they like. Consult with bosses

* Ceres, the largest asteroid & the first to be discovered in 1801, is named for the goddess of agriculture whose daughter Persephone suffered forcible & eternal abduction by Pluto, lord of the underworld. As such, Ceres rules not only the Cancerian emotion of empathy & the maternal functions of nurturing, but also the production & distribution of food through agriculture & labor -- as well as the halting of such production & distribution through organized strikes of labor.

league who recently endured an overwhelmingly difficult experience is now picking up the pieces. Ceres in Direct Motion in Scorpio still encourages you to continue to watch their back. Certain unkind people will pry into this friend’s business any way that they can. Chase

them off the scent – at times, aggressively.

CAPRICORN - An obnoxious associate who tried to push their political beliefs upon you now begins to feel renewed confidence & power. No matter how they view you personally, Ceres in Direct Motion in Scorpio advises you to treat them with the same neutrality that you always have. Don’t feed into anybody’s Stürm und Drang tumult. Remain stoic. AQUARIUS - Maintain a slow pace at work. Get extra rest. Ceres in Direct Motion in Scorpio augurs that, by the end of 2005, you will be overwhelmed. Don’t burn yourself out prematurely – challenges await that will tax & test you. Uphill battle! PISCES - If you have filed all your paperwork, taken all your tests or sent out all your press kits & manuscripts, then relax. Ceres in Direct Motion in Scorpio encourages you to look back at all that you have accomplished. Forget about it all until you hear back from those you solicited. Enjoy your summer. ◗

@ Planets either move forward, in which case they orbit in Direct Motion, or move backward, in which case they orbit in Retrograde Motion. Planets in Direct Motion seek to make progress, while Planets in Retrograde Motion seek to redress past imbalances.


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Now accepting applications for experienced ser vers at Kao Thai Cuisine. 3017 E. Victor y Dr. Please call Tony between 3pm-4pm MonFri 691-2080 Extra!! Extra!! Read all about it! Joker's and The Comedy Store have full & part-time sales associate positions available. We are celebrating 30 years as Savannah's #1 gift stores. Our reputation is paramount! Only mature, customer-oriented people with good work ethics need apply. If you have a desire to be a part of a Winning Team & earn above average salary, fax us your resume @ 352-0766 or apply in person @ Joker's, 111 West DeRenne Ave. Mon-Sat 10-9, Sun 12-8. Day time bartender or waitress needed! Apply in person anytime before or after lunch @ 21 E. McDonough St. PART TIME help wanted, fine relaxed atmosphere!River Street Market Place. 912-2360098 or 256-777-4413.

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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

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

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527 EAST BROAD STREET 2 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath townhome, living room, furnished kitchen, washer/dryer, hardwood floors, central heating and air, decks on both levels, available mid June. $1200/mo.

1011 JEFFERSON STREET 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment, living room, kitchen with dishwasher, electric cook top stove, washer/dryer, Available Sept 1st. $900/mo

614 EAST DUFFY STREET Renovated deluxe 1870's Railroad Cottage. 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo, 1 bath with Jacuzzi tub 1 with claw foot tub, living room, porch, off street parking, IKEA kitchen with brand new appliances, washer/dryer. $875/mo. Visit website at www.vinoguru.com/duffyst.htm

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Outdoor Rooms Rank High on Consumer Lists By Patty Rietkovich, E.O. Home builders Association of Greater Savannah While laundry rooms still rank the highest in essential features for new homes, the desire for more outdoor living space is not far behind. According to research from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), a front porch ranks fifth, rear deck sixth and rear patio and fenced yard tenth and eleventh on the “must have” list of design and other features that influence new home purchasing decisions. Further, a recent survey from the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) revealed that consumers across the country are spending more time at home and more time living in outdoor “rooms.” Based in Washington, D.C., the PERC is a member of the National Council of the Housing Industry (NCHI) — the Supplier 100 of NAHB. “Building or renovating outdoor rooms illustrates our need to relax and reconnect with family and friends,” said Martha Baker, best-selling author of The Outdoor Living Room: Stylish Ideas for Porches, Patios and Pools. “Outdoor rooms increase our quality of life while also increasing a home’s value.

Among the PERC survey results: • Half of all American homeowners (50 percent) said that they are spending more time at home than they were five years ago. • Eighty percent said it is important to have an outdoor living space where they can relax and entertain. • Thirty-five percent said they had a finished outdoor room, and 34 percent said they were planning to design one in the next one to two years. Homeowners identified as their most important reasons for adding or remodeling an outdoor room: creating a space to relax (89 percent); spending more time outside (87 percent); adding value to a home (79 percent); extending a home’s living space (78 percent); and creating a space to entertain (74 percent). • In outfitting an outdoor room, most homeowners said that they were likely to include: outdoor lighting units (94 percent); a gas grill (86 percent); mosquito eliminators (79 percent); an outdoor fireplace or pit (67 percent); and patio heaters (53 percent). Of the roughly $200 billion U.S. home owners spent on remodeling and renovation in 2004, a third was allocated to outdoor amenities, according to the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association, which is also an NCHI member.

Citing findings that well-designed outdoor spaces return more than 100 percent of their cost when a home is sold, the association recommends these five products: • Commercial-style grills. About 65 percent of grill owners use propane. The grills heat up and cool down quickly, making them safe and efficient, and there is no ash or dust. • Gas hearths offer a cozy touch and are easy to install. They include a range of fireplaces, gas logs and gas campfires. • Propane patio heaters extend the use of an outdoor room into the cooler months. Most models include adjustable temperature controls and safety features, and many are equipped with lights. • Propane outdoor lighting fixtures and lamps are available in portable, wall-mounted and postmounted styles, and are easy to use in remote locations such as outdoor rooms. • Mosquito eliminators can protect up to an acre of land from these insects. Before you start any remodeling project to create an inviting and relaxing outdoor living space, NAHB recommends that you do some research and hire a licensed, professional remodeler. Contact your local home builders or Remodelor’s Council at (912)3546193 for a list of remodelers in your area or visit www.NAHB.org.

445 JEFFERSON STREET 2 bedrooms, 1 bath apartment, furnished kitchen with dishwasher, built-in microwave, laundry room, stack washer and dryer, total electric. No pets. Available Mid June. $825/mo. 508 EAST PARK AVENUE Lower apartment. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, renovated apartment. Open living room, dining room area, stack washer and dryer, back deck, off street parking. $900/mo. 302 ALICE STREET 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment, kitchen with dishwasher and built-in microwave, living room, stack washer and dryer, total electric. No pets. Available mid Sept. $850/mo. 1312 LINCOLN STREET 3 story, 3 bedroom, 2 bath apartment, living room, alarm system, washer and dryer. $950/mo.

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ISLANDS 127 PLAMETTO BAY RD- 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, $1,200.00

202 A EAST GASTON STREET 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment in great location, living room, kitchen, wood floors, includes water. Available mid June. $850/mo. 3602 MONTGOMERY STREET Renovated 2 bedroom, 1 bath duplex, central heat and air, washer and dryer connections, all new appliances, carpet with off street parking. $750/mo. (SCAD Students $650/mo.)

325 MAPMAKER LANE- 3 bedrooms, 2 baths,$850.00 103 DRY DOCK- 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, $850.00 145 ROPEMAKER LANE – 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, $975.00 (avail July) 110 SOUTH SHEFTALL- 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, $1,100.00 1018 TARA-3 bedrooms, 2 baths, $1,200.00

1106 DRAYTON STREET Front apartment. 1 bedroom apartment right off Forsyth Park, 1 bath, living room, eat-in kitchen with gas stove and fireplace, wood floors, window air conditioner units. $600/mo.

SOUTHSIDE 129 RED FOX- 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, $1,250.00 109 DOVETAIL- 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, $1,110.00 11 CUTLER DR- 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, $1,100.00

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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 $139,500.00.

Absolutely like brand new. Move in ready. Totally remodeled brick home with very tasteful touches throughout. Offering 3 bedrooms, beautiful new bathrooms, tile floors, new carpets, and garage. Located on a very large private lot. Easy Living at just $145,000. Call Don Callahan

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How cute can you get? This totally remodeled 3 bedroom, 1 bath cottage is offering a large lot and an attached deck for entertaining. Make this your home for only $130,000. Call Don Callahan

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Won’t last long!! Built to perfection in 1927 this all brick home featuring 2 bd., 1ba, central heat and air, garage and workshop is waiting for you. Absolutely cute as a button located in the very desirable area of Parkside.

Be sure not to miss this one. Just $185,000. Call Don Callahan 441-4416 Mopper-Stapen Realty

www.tybeecoquinacottage.com Located 1/2 block from the ocean. 2 bedrooms/2baths with full service kitchen, covered parking for 2 cars, private pool close by washer/dryer/disposal, dishwasher, microwave, Cable tv, vcr, phone and located within walking distance of the Pier, stores, restaurants, bars and the beach. Between Butler and Strand at Southbeach. call 912 507-9800 or email rhonddane@comcast.net. Rates - 120 per night plus 85 for the maid and 225 refundable deposit with 3 day min. Pets permitted with pet fee. Weekly rate is 750 with no maid fee and $225 refundable deposit. Monthly rate is $2000 for August or September and October thru March 15 the month rate is $1250. All utilities included.

Call Rhondda @Mopper Stapen Realtors 912 507-9800 328 Price St. Reduced to $245,000!!! 2 bedroom townhome with 4 fireplaces and built in 1862. Heartpine floors, high ceilings, cute kitchen, all appliances included and a fenced courtyard!!!! Won't last!!!! Call Rhondda @Mopper Stapen Realtors 912 507-9800 321 Drayton Street. An oasis in the middle of downtown! 2 BR 1 BA condo with wide plank hardwood floors, fully furnished

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114 Stockbridge. Convenient and desirable Georgetown location! 3 BR 2 BA updates home is in move-in condition! Run--- don’t walk! This one will not last long! Shelley Carroll Lowther 912-604-8177 Re/Max Savannah 355-7711or visit www.SavannahGARealtor.com PRICED WELL BELOW APPRAISED VALUE! Newly built Hallmark home in Southern Woods at Rice Mill is priced almost $20,000 below value! 4 BR 2.5 BA with wood floors, and new everything! This is a must see! A great home at a great price! $299,900.00 Shelley Carroll Lowther 912-604-8177 Re/Max Savannah 355-7711or visit www.SavannahGARealtor.com

Jefferson Commons Be the first to own one of these six - 2 bedroom, 2 bath condos in the heart of the Historic District. Conveniently located close to SCAD. Features 4 fireplaces, spiral stair case, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Gated, off street parking. $196,000 each Alexander Grikitis 912220-1700 The Coastal Real Estate Group

518 East Henry Street A duplex in the Historic District close to SCAD. Newly re-done and ready to move in to. Two 2 bedroom, 1 bath units with

407 East 34th Street Arts & Crafts details in this 3 bedroom, 1 bath home. Wood floors throughout, plaster walls and 4 fireplaces. Located in an area of active restoration and growth. Great single family or convert to a duplex. $175,000 Alexander Grikitis 912-220-1700 The Coastal Real Estate Group

518 East Duffy Street A beautiful newly re-done home with 3 bedrooms, 1 bath. Kitchen has a sub zero fridge, dishwasher, honed granite countertops and travertine floors. The rest of the house has original heart of pine floors, plaster walls in good shape, and 3 fireplaces. W/D included. Currently rents for $1,000 month. $225,000 Alex Grikitis 912-220-1700 The Coastal Real Estate Group

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

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513 East 36th Street A charming 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath cottage nestled near a park. Offers the closeness of downtown without the price. Recently renovated kitchen and baths. Great for 1st time buyers or student rentals. $112,000 Alexander Grikitis 912220-1700 The Coastal Real Estate Group

The prettiest street in Savannah! Gorgeous 1850 rowhouse offers 5,000sf and antebellum charm: wood floors, pocket doors, mantels, crown mouldings, 12’ ceilings and lovely courtyard, plus all new systems. Four floors and a carriage house within walking distance to restaurants, galleries, theatres make for a fabulous home, winter getaway or B&B/inn. Offered at $1,950,000.

625 East 51st Street Ardsley Park bungalow within walking distance to Grayson Stadium, Savannah Arts Academy, and Charles Ellis. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Detached garage with electricity. Newly refinished wood floors throughout and fully updated kitchen and baths. $289,000 Alexander Grikitis 912220-1700 The Coastal Real Estate Group

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Victorian style home located in the Thomas Square District. Completely restored, wonderful finishes in the kitchen & baths. All systems are new, Central Heat & Air, Electric & Plumbing. Offered at $235,000.

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W/D and all new appliances. In addition, this duplex has cedar closets, new carpet and parking in the rear. $235,000 Alexander Grikitis 912220-1700 The Coastal Real Estate Group

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Only commercial condo left in beautifully restored building. This is the residential unit in the building that can be converted to a residence with some work. Secure entry, hardwood floors, tin ceilings, and a great central location! $195,000.00. Shelley Carroll Lowther 912-604-8177 Re/Max Savannah 355-7711or visit www.SavannahGARealtor.com

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Baldwin Park at its best! Pride of ownership shows in this 3 bedroom, 2 baths home. This home has been completely renovated and offers many extras. An awesome kitchen with an island and maple countertops, living room with a wood burning fireplace, hardwood floors, brick construction, metal roof and a 1 car garage with ample off street parking. You will truly want to call this home. Offered at

414 East 54th Street 3BD 2BA LR/DR newly tiled kitchen/baths bonus room shed, covered patio, large laundry room, office, hardwood floors throughout, covered entrance beautifully landscaped, fenced rear yard walk to Hull and Daffin Parks, $215,000

kitchen, large bath, 2 fireplaces, ample closet space and private courtyard! All appliances, including washer/dryer, included. $210,000.00.

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Buy now and pick colors. Amber Skaggs Remax Crossroads 748-8141/656-3029 New Construction in Bridgewater 4 Bedrooms, 2Baths, a formal dining room, and great room. Will be completed in January, 2005. Buy now and pick inside colors. $196,075 Builder will contibute $3,000.00 towards buyers closing costs.

Amber Skaggs Remax Crossroads 748-8141/656-3029 Move in Now!!! This 3 bedroom 2 bath home is located in Beautiful Bridgewater. It sits on an oversized lot and backs up to woods. Call Amber to view this awesome home. $159,300.00

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Beautifully appointed Savannah Grey Brick 3 bed/ 2 bath home. Custom built by Douglas Leonard. Hardwood and ceramic tile floors. 10 ft. ceilings with crown molding. Custom built cabinets and bookshelves. Beautifully appointed Savannah Grey Brick 3 bed/ 2 bath home. Custom built by Douglas Leonard. Hardwood and ceramic tile floors. 10 ft. ceilings with crown molding. Custom built cabinets and bookshelves. Separate Dining Room. 22 x 33 all brick patio overlooking golf course with private Lagoon view. eMany custom features set this home apart. Call LaTrelle for a personal viewing @ 658-7777 H4226

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Beautifully appointed 3 bedroom/ 2 bath home with Breakfast Room, separate Dining Room, and Great Room with Fireplace. Detail features include crown molding, chair rail, hardwood floors, Italian ceramic tile, trey ceilings, ceiling fans throughout the house, walk in closets, oversized garage, 6 zone Rainbird sprinkler system, and home warranty. Call LaTrelle for a personal showing @ 6587777 H-4230 $173,900 ERA Adams-Pevey Realty 8262550

All brick 3 bed/2 bath starter home in Rincon. Large kitchen with abundance of cabinets and storage. Living Room/Dining Room Combo. Private fenced back yard with grape arbor. Home is Good Cents Certified. Fenced yard has gate large enough to drive into back yard. Wonderful starter home in good school district. Call LaTrelle for a showing @ 658-7777 H4227 ERA Adams-Pevey Realty 826-2550 $118,900

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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 6587777. ERA Adams-Pevey Realty 826-2550 H-4122 $237,000

Waterfront! Build your dream home here! Secluded 65.55 acres gives you plenty of privacy. Great for the hunter who desires his very own hunting club. Recreation only – No subdivisions. Minutes outside Rincon and Springfield . $130,000. Call LaTrelle @ 658-7777 A-3971 ERA AdamsPevey Realty 826-2550

1005 East Waldburg Street $129,000 Reduced! 1 514-516 E. Bolton St. $399,000 Quadplex Cash Cow Four units w/ 4000sf rent for $2300/month total , & a little TLC could bring in even more. Or renovate & flip as 2single-families & develop side lot for hefty return! Offered at $399,000. Katherine W. Oxnard, Mopper-Stapen, Realtors. (912) 7043545/238-0874. katherine@mopper-stapen.com More info at www.mopperstapen.com .

544 E. Waldburg St. $199,000 Reduced! Victorian s ingle family w/ 2000sf, beautiful mantels, floors sits on a large subdividable double lot-many options for creative investor. Potential deal w/ 1005 E. Waldburg. Sold "as-is." Offered at $19 9,000 Katherine W. Oxnard, Mopper-Stapen, Realtors. (912) 704-3545/238-0874. katherine@mopperstapen.com More info at www.mopper-stapen.com .

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$129,000. Katherine W. Oxnard, MopperStapen, Realtors. (912) 704-3545/238-0874. katherine@mopperstapen.com More info at www.mopperstapen.com Liberty Deli (Business Only) $150,000. Hottest Lunch Spot in Town! Thriving restaurant in hightraffic Drayton Towers comes with equipment (incl. ventless hood), furniture & 3 yrs. left on 5-yr. lease w/option for 3 more. Upcoming luxury condos upstairs mean get in now and watch your business grow! BY APPT. ONLY. Offered at $150,000. Katherine W. Oxnard, Mopper-Stapen, Realtors, (912) 704-3545/238-0874. katherine@mopperstapen.com More info at www.mopper-stapen.com.

Carriage House for Rent Located at Historic Jones St. Cute Furnished 1BR/1BA, Central HVAC, Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer, 1 Off Street Parking. $1200/MO

Large 1BR/1BA apartment, Central HVAC, new appliances, Washer/Dryer, Private Courtyard, and Off Street Parking. $750/MO Call Judge Realty 236-1000

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Stunning single family with nearly 5000sf can also be five separate rental units. All 4 floor s& carriage house metered separately &all new systems. Original floors, mouldings, mantels & courtyard-exquisite! Offered at $1,950,000 .Katherine W. Oxnard, Mopper-Stapen, Realtors. (912) 7043 5 4 5 / 2 3 8 - 0 874 . ka t h e r ine@mopper-stapen.com More info at www.mopperstapen.com ..

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might find it attractive. On the other hand, if you own an executive home on the fairway of a golf resort, it is not likely to appeal to college students. When listing your home, ask the agent for details about the marketing plan used to attract buyers. Look for an innovative, imaginative approach to locating and attracting specific buyer groups. Ask what advertising or promotional vehicle will be used - newspaper ads, direct mail flyers, buyer seminars, brochures? What is the plan if the first approach doesn't yield results? Target marketing is an extremely effective method of attracting homebuyers, and no one understands the process more than a real estate professional.


PARKSIDE DREAM 1223 Washington Ave $325,000 Overlook Daffin Park from the front porch of this recently renovated 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Open and spacious rooms with original hardwood floors. Master suite includes entire 2nd level with space for office, seating area, includes view of the park, 2 walk-in closets, urinal for the men, and a huge Chicago glass shower. Won’t last long! Call Lori Judge, 484-1514.

TALAHI ISLAND 544 Suncrest Blvd. $350,000 Immaculate 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on desireable Talahi Island. Freshly painted, wallpapered, and carpeted with a decorator’s eye. Ready to move in! Call Lori Judge, 484-1514.

LEGACY SQUARE 171 Parkview Road $185,000 Just like new home with many upgrades in desirable neighborhood. 4 bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths, separate living and dining rooms, 2 car garage, and huge backyard. Call Lori Judge, 484-1514.

EASTERN VICTORIAN DISTRICT 924 East Park Avenue $250,000 Grand single family home in active area of restoration. A lot of original detail

ready for some TLC to be brought back to its original beauty. Call Lori Judge, 484-1514.

307 Briarcliff Circle Windsor Forest Easy walk to Windsor Forest Elementary and Windsor Forest High School! 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, living room, dining room, den and family room. New carpet and garage has been converted into a nice family room. Two car carport and a fenced in backyard with metal storage building. Roof and AC compressor 1 year old and house is well above grade with no flooding problems. Some furnishings for sale. Call Betty Stevenson at 912351-0510 or 912-224-5200.

Super Floor Plan 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths. Includes extra lot. Midtown 2864 sq. ft. heated. 2 car garage &breezeway. $359,000 Asking price. Call Betty Stevenson with Prudential at 912351-0510 or 912-2245200

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House for Rent Historic District 2BR/1BA, CH/A, washer/dryer, hardwood floors, high ceilings,corner of Drayton and Anderson, available now, Pets OK. $700.00 (484-3986) 4BR/2BA, CH/A, washer/dryer on site, hardwood floors, high ceilings next to downtown Kroger, Available Now. Pets O K . $ 8 0 0 . 0 0

OWN THE WORLD 14 E. 73rd $455,000 Half an acre of prime commericial space in Savannah’s heaviest traffic area of 50,000 cars per day. Also includes 2500 sq. ft. building and 60 ft. globe great for advertising vehicle. A lot of opportunity. Call Lori Judge, 4841514.

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2,600 + sq. feet. Great location. Front and back access, large bay with overhead door. Offices and baths.Call Betty Stevenson with Prudential at 912-351-0510 or 912224-5200.

Liberty Deli (Business Only) 238 Drayton Street $150,000

45x110 approximate size. Priced to sell at $30,000. Call Betty Stevenson with Prudential at 912-351-0510 or 912-224-5200

Own the hottest lunch spot in town! Thriving restaurant in high-traffic Drayton Towers comes with equipment (incl. ventless hood), furniture & 3 yrs. left on 5-yr. lease w/option for 3 more. Upcoming luxury condos upstairs mean get in now

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LARGE, NEWLY RENOVATED Second floor 2 bedroom Victorian flat. CHA, Hardwood floors, washer and dryer, front & back porches. Available Now. 126 East 39th St. $850/month. Call Brady 484-7627.

Apartments for Rent Totally furnished and all utilities included!!!! Historic Savannah Heart of the landmark district - 319 E. Huntingdon Lane. Just renovated and sleeps 6 with comfortable beds! 2 bedrooms/1.5 baths 2 story townhome with one off street parking space, cable tv, fully stocked kitchen, micro, dishwasher, gas stove, large refrig, washer/dryer, central heat/air. Monthly rent is $1500

Call Rhondda @Mopper Stapen Realtors 912 507-9800

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“I know all the dirt in Greater Savannah, Every Square Foot of it!” LaTrelle Pevey 912-658-7777

Great location near Forsyth Park, SCAD, & Kroger. Newly renovated duplex, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, LR, Large kitchen, washer/dryer, H/W floors, Cen H/A, 2 F/P, Large back Porch, courtyard, and Offstreet parking. $1200.00 Contact: 912220-1020 3BD Downtown Apt. For Rent! Central H/AC, Big Front & Back Porches, & Loads More! Must See! $900/month. Call 912.247.8164 Unfurnished Home for rent in Ardsley, 3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bathroom, pool, deck, central heat & air,alarm system, carport and fireplace. $1500

1-2 year lease. Available May 10th. Call Dr. Boyd 236 3660

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Beautiful Design, Foyer, Dining Room, Great Room with fireplace, kitchen with fireplace,custom cabinets, corian countertops, breakfast bar, 5 bedrm/4 Baths, bonus room w/ wet bar, Guest suite, rear grilling porch with fantastic view! $419,000. Call LaTrelle @ 6587777 ERA Adams-Pevey Realty H-4191

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Beautiful House! House or Rooms for Rent! Historic District 4-5 Large Bedrooms, Hardwood Floors, W/D. All New Appliances. Large Front and Back Yard, Second Floor Rear Deck. Security System and Privacy Fence. Must See. Call 748-6063 or 604-8912 Victorian District 2 and 3 Bedroom Apts. Completed Renovated. Central Heat & Air, Small pets allowed. Many Extras.

Call 441-2343 for an Appt. 123 E. 40th St. Newly renovated duplex, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, LR, Large kitchen, washer/dryer, H/W floors, Cen H/A, 2 F/P,

Large courtyard & deck $1000/month Contact: 912-484-5181 or 912220-1020

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

HISTORIC DISTRICT

2-bedroom apartment. Great downtown location on the corner of Jones and Jefferson Streets. New central heat/air. New flooring throughout. Washer/Dryer. Clean, spacious rooms. Lots of Light. Very Nice! No pets or smoking. Available now for one-year lease. First month’s rent and security deposit due at signing. Call Jeff at 912-236-2458 to view.

HISTORIC HENRY STREET BUILDING Four Units Available

2-bedroom, 1-bath apartments, 1200 sqft, separate living room, dining room. Completely remodeled with Central Heat/Air, Washer/Dryer furnished, dishwasher, fireplace, kitchens by Ikea. Off-street parking, 6-month to one-year leasWilliam 912-412es.

5517 or Lazaro @ 912272-0382.

GREAT 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH Apartment in Historic District. Fireplaces, balcony, CHA, security system w/intercom, washer/dryer. Available August 1st. Ideal for roommates. $1,250/month. Call 912-

790-7780, no pets. LOFTS ON Drayton. Historic District, upscale 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment. Available August 1st. $1250/month. Security entrance, washer/dryer,

dishwasher. Call 231-1001 Ext 4. ONE LARGE Bedroom apartment overlooking Baldwin Park. Hardwood floors,

$650 month. 912-692-0570 or 912210-3307. 1 BEDROOM COTTAGE for rent in Historic District. Hardwood floors, ceiling fans, front and back porches. Lots of character. $650/month. Call 912-4950305 RENOVATED LARGE ONE BEDROOM, Dining room and living room. 914 East 40th. Washer/dryer, offstreet parking, fenced backyard. $600/month.

912-596-1355. ARDSLEY PARK 704 East 49th Street

Renovated large 2-bedroom, dining room, living room and sunroom. Washer/Dryer, fenced backyard, garage, small pets welcome. $850/month.

Call 912-596-1355.

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2 BR Apt. near Forsyth Park, central A/C, washer/dryer, hardwood, parking. Ideal for Students.

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kitchen/ livingroom / diningroom /washer& dryer / garage /fenced yard / off street parking. Great neighborhood, Great location Historic Baldwin Park ( Near Abercorn & Victory )

$500.00 a month + deposit Utilities included CALL JOHN @ 912-247-0877 116 E. Bolton St. Roommate wanted to share 2 BR, 2 BA Victorian apartment on Forsyth Park. Water, cable and wireless DSL included.Professional or graduate student preferred. $650/mo.

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College Student seeks roommate to share Wilmington Island 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo, w/Washer/Dryer, large kitchen, screened porch, pool/tennis. $500/month includes utilities. 912-6552526. 3 FEMALE ROOMMATES Needed large, new house. Private bedroom & bath. Gourmet Kitchen, marsh front, river view, gated community, community dock, washer/dryer. Available August 1st. $625/month includes utilities.

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AWESOME ARDSLEY

garage apartment. 320 E. 50th. New kitchen & bathroom, wood floors, central heat/air. $600/month. 2323459.

VICTORIAN DISTRICT

Large 2000 sqft 2-bedroom, 2-bath Luxury apartment. 3-fireplaces, stained glass, screened porch, Central Heat/Air, Washer/Dryer, water included. Very large Master bedroom w/walk-in closet. Too many features to mention! $1050/month. Available September 1st. Call 912-233-5246.

Roomates Wanted

SHARE 5 Bedroom house on Tybee. $500 month. Includes private entrance, bath, parking and includes all utilities. Alternative lifestyle OK. No pets or drug abuser. 9am-10pm, 912-786-7478.

Commercial Rentals DO YOU work from home or alone in an office and wish you had a furnished office with office equipment, a receptionist and close FREE parking; conference and training space to meet with your clients? One flat rate! ICLC 2363660.

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A duplex in the Historic District close to SCAD. Newly re-done and ready to move in to. Two 2 bedroom, 1 bath units with W/D and all new appliances. In addition, this duplex has cedar closets, new carpet and parking in the rear. $235,000 Alexander Grikitis 912-220-1700 The Coastal Real Estate Group

A beautiful newly re-done home with 3 bedrooms, 1 bath. Kitchen has a sub zero fridge, dishwasher, honed granite countertops and travertine floors. The rest of the house has original heart of pine floors, plaster walls in good shape, and 3 fireplaces. W/D included. $225,000 Alex Grikitis 912-220-1700 The Coastal Real Estate Group

3 Bd 2 1/2 Bath, Italian Marble In Kitchen, Sub Zero Refrigerator, Custom Cabinets, Wrap Around Porch, French Doors, New Master Bath w/ Free Standing Glass Shower. Alex Grikitis 912-220-1700 The Coastal Real Estate Group

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Ardsley Park bungalow within walking distance to Grayson Stadium, Savannah Arts Academy, and Charles Ellis. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Detached garage with electricity. Newly refinished wood floors throughout and fully updated kitchen and baths. $289,000 Alexander Grikitis 912-220-1700 The Coastal Real Estate Group

Newly Renovated, 3 bedroom/1 Bath Home Attached Garage, back deck, sunroom, Fenced in back yard, New Appliances (comes w/ W/D) $235,000 Alex Grikitis 912-220-1700 The Coastal Real Estate Group

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