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Volume 5, No. 44, July 26, 2006

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Cover Story Back in the Day concert tour Feedback Letters to the Editor City Notebook News bits from around town Special Report Middle East perspectives Free Speech Oil spill not only shimmers, it enlightens Jane Fishman Summer’s biggest fan Blotter From SPD reports News of the Weird Strange but true Earthweek The week on your planet

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Art Patrol Exhibitions and openings

Connect Recommends Concerts of note 23 Music Menu Local gigs a la carte 24 Soundboard Who’s playing and where around town 28 Good Show, Will Travel Regional concerts 20

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wed, july 26 Receding Wave Poetry Group Reunion

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What: A local poetry group comprised of professors, teachers and retired teachers of English. They have published poetry in the Belout Poetry Journal, Poetry Southeast, Poem, The Adirondack Review and more. When: July 26 at 8 p.m.Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: Free. Call: 232-4447.

THu, july 27 Walk A Mile

Fri, July 28 Summer Concerts in the Squares

What: The City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs has presented free concerts every Friday in July, and this is the last in the series. This week, Serenade Savannah will perform classical favorites. The series has been arranged by Local No. 447-704 of the American Federation of Musicians. When: July 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Where: Wright Square. Cost: Free.

Savannah Sand Gnats

What: The Savannah Sand Gnats play the Lexington Legends, then take on the West Virginia Power in a four-game series. Fireworks will follow Friday’s game. When: July 27, 28, 29 and 31 at 7:05 p.m. and July 30 at 2:05 p.m. Where: Grayson Stadium, 1401 E. Victory Dr. Cost: Box seats are $9.50, reserved seats are $7.50 and general seating is $6. Call: 351-9150.

Back in the Day Tour starring Big Daddy Kane

What: This concert will feature Big Daddy Kane, Kurtis Blow, The Sugar Hill Gang, Grand Master Melle Mel and Scorpio/ Furious Five, The Fearless 4, The Treacherous 3 and The Force MDs. When: July 28 at 8 p.m. Where: Savannah Civic Center’s Martin Luther King Jr. Arena. Cost: $25 general admission in advance and $27 on the day of the show. Call: 651-6556 Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Life on the

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What: More than 500 Marine Corps and Navy pilots and their air crews who are based in Beaufort, S.C. are serving overseas aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise. Local TV host and producer Michael Jordan spent eight days aboard the Enterprise in June as the troops passed through the Suez Canal from the Mediterranean Sea to the Middle East, to fly missions over Iraq and Afghanistan. The result is an independent television special, Life on the Big E, which takes viewers onto the flight deck, into the cockpit and below decks for a look at life on this floating city. The program also features some of the thousands of family members enduring sacrifices during the six-month deployment. When: Saturday, July 29 at 7 p.m. Where: WSAV-TV News 3.

Sat, july 29 Savannah Film Society Presents To Catch a Thief

What: This 1955 film made Grace Kelly a superstar. When: July 29 at 7 p.m.. Where: Lucas Theatre. Cost: $6. Call: 525-5050 or visit or www.

Movies at Memorial Park Presents The Pink Panther

What: Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets, friends and family to this outdoor movie event. When: July 29. The movie will begin about 30 minutes after sunset. Where: Memorial Park on Tybee Island. In case of rain, the movie will be screening inside the Tybee Gym. Cost: Suggested donation of $5 per person. Children under 3 will be admitted free. No pets, please. Call: 786-9622 or 786-4573, Ext. 127.

7th Annual Bach Concert

What: For the past seven years, the Lutheran Church of the Ascension has held a concert in July to commemorate the great musical genius of Johann Sebastian Bach. This year’s artists include Gene Jarvis on the harpsichord, Sara Schenkman on cello, Terr Moore on violin, Edie Hockspeier on organ and the Bach Singers, a newly formed mixed-double quartet which will sing two works of Bach in jazz style. A reception will follow the concert. When: July 30 at 3 p.m. Where: Lutheran Church of the Ascension, 120 Bull St. Cost: Free.

Gift of Life Gospel Music Concert

What: LifeLink of Georgia will celebrate the 10th anniversary of National Minority Donor Awareness Day with a gospel music concert featuring Grammy/ Stellar nominee recording artist James Bignon and the renowned Deliverance Mass Choir. The keynote speaker will be Bobby Howard, former NFL football player. Howard is now LifeLink’s Multicultural Education Specialist after undergoing a kidney transplant. When: July 30 at 5 p.m. Where: St. John Baptist Church, 522-26 Hartridge St. Cost: Free.

Reel Savannah Presents Dead Man’s Shoes

What: Seven years after he left to join the army, Richard returns to his hometown in the English midlands with revenge on his mind. Furious that his mentally challenged younger brother was bullied while he was away, Richard hunts down each member of the gang that tormented his brother. This genre-defying film blends horror, supernatural elements, comedy and social realism and is winner of multiple film awards. When: July 30 at 7 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre. Cost: $7.

mon, july 31 Regional Theatre Roundtable

What: This monthly roundtable is open to all regional theater makers to discuss current, upcoming and potential work in an open and informal setting. When: July 31 at 8 p.m. Where: Tybee Arts Performance Society (TAPS) at the Old Tybee School, Room 6, 204 Fifth St., Tybee Island. Cost: Free. Call: Savannah Stages at 232-6080.

TUE, Aug. 1 Tuesdays at Tybee

What: Al Segara, veterinarian with S.C. DNR, presents A New Look at Loggerheads -- Offshore Research Efforts, a discussion of a turtle project along the coasts of Georgia and S.C. When: Aug. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Tybee Island Gym on Butler Ave. and 5th Street. Cost: Free. Call: 786-5917 or e-mail w

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What: Mayor Otis Johnson, County Commission Chair Pete Liakakis, Coastal Health District Director Dr. Douglas Skelton and other state and local officials will lead Savannah residents in walking a mile for better health. Participants will walk around Lake Mayer. After the walk, food, entertainment and an informational fair will be available. The event is sponsored by the Chatham County Health Department as part of the statewide Be Active initiative. When: July 27 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Where: Lake Mayer, 1850 E. Montgomery Cross Rd. Cost: Free. Call: 644-5200.

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by Jim Reed

This Friday night the clock turns backwards a few decades, as an amazing roster of seminal rap and hip-hop talent converges on our very own Martin Luther King, Jr. arena. The Back In The Day Tour finds such pioneers of these distinctly American art forms as Big Daddy Kane, Kurtis Blow, The Sugarhill Gang, Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five, The Force MDs, and The Fearless Four settling in for a long retrotastic night of music and lyrics. In a day and age where rap and hiphop seem increasingly synonymous with misogyny, aggression, profanity and antisocial behavior, this throwback to a time when the genres were primarily known for communicating good vibes and positivethemed (if at times caustic) street wisdom should be a welcome find to those who long ago found they had little truck with the thug and crunk lifestyle epitomized by today’s urban superstars. It was my distinct pleasure to speak directly with three internationally known founding fathers of hip-hop culture. The following are excerpts from those informal rap sessions.

MC Master Gee

As one of The Sugarhill Gang’s 3 frontmen, Master Gee holds the distinction of being part of the team which first exposed the world to the burgeoning rap and hipscene in and around New York City. After performing an off-the-cuff audition in the backseat of famed disco producer Sylvia Robinson’s car on a busy street corner, the New Jersey native quickly co-wrote a humorous, surreal narrative, and a few days later he —along with fellow nascent “rappers” Wonder Mike and Big Bank Hank— rhymed their way into the history books. The smash club and radio single “Rapper’s Delight” would eventually sell more than 8 million copies, shining a light on the newest African-American music form, and jumpstarting a following for syncopated wordplay across the globe.

Connect Savannah: Back when you cut “Rapper’s Delight,” what was the most you thought would ever come of it? Master Gee: I thought it would probably be a Tri-State thing. You know, we’re from New Jersey, so, New York, Philly, Connecticut, I knew there were records that were big —my dad was a jazz recording engineer— but at the time there was no such thing as a rap industry or a hip-hop star. The mind set was so different back then. We’d play house parties. (laughs) Then we went into the studio, recorded the song and decided we’d just let the chips fall where they may. Connect Savannah: That single was a worldwide smash. Did you guys get paid fairly? Master Gee: It’s been a work in progress. Let’s just put it like that! It’s funny you called me today, because I was just watching a documentary on the History Channel, and Ben E. King made a statement that just killed me. He said no matter what happened with his royalties, people all over the world get to listen to his songs every day. No matter what they stole, they can never take that away from him. This is something I used to do in people’s basements when I was 16 for fun and to make a little extra pocket money. I was just expressin’ myself. Connect Savannah: What are some of the most indelible memories from your career? Master Gee: The first time we went to Europe. Think about this: those people had never seen another human being rap live in person! We’d been in the states dealing with screaming fans and girls goin’ crazy, and then we walk out for the first show in Amsterdam, and the place was completely quiet. They didn’t make a single noise. They were so blown away by the whole thing. After they got over the initial shock, they livened up, but at first, I thought we were bombing! By the end of the night, though, we tore it up. At that time I was 17. I had just gone into the 12th grade. I’d never been to Europe before. This has been my ticket to the world. It exposed me to so

many different things and different people. It gave me another lease on life. Connect Savannah: Have all 3 of the Sugarhill Gang remained friends? Master Gee: Definitely. I had stepped away from the group for a while, and they toured as a duo for many, many moons. Then Wonder Mike and I reconnected, and now the two of us are out again. We’ve got a great show. We’re showin’ everybody how these hits are supposed to be done. Connect Savannah: Played here before? Master Gee: Years ago in the late ‘70s, we played the Civic Center opening up for Funkadelic on the Mothership Tour. Connect Savannah: What keeps you going? Master Gee: I want to perpetuate what we’re doing. It’s really important to make sure people know where this all started. Where it came from. What’s it’s truly about. Connect Savannah: How long did it take to write and record “Rapper’s Delight?” Master Gee: The music track was waiting on us. I wrote the master lyric the night before we went into the studio. It took 15 minutes to record. We did it in one take! (laughs) We just passed the mic like we used to do at parties, and took turns rapping. We were novices, so we thought we had to keep singing till the music stopped! That’s why it was so long. We only quit when the tape ran out. (laughs)

MC Scorpio

Though many remember turntablist Grandmaster Flash as the titular head of The Furious Five (to many, early rap’s greatest innovators), it was frontmen Melle Mel and Scorpio who stood out most in the group, with their literate, rhythmic take on urban life in classics like “White Lines (Don’t Do It)” and “The Message.” Their 1980 track “Freedom” went Top 20 on the U.S. R & B Charts, and helped jumpstart a

musical revolution. Flash and Melle would eventually part ways, but he, Scorpio and the others continue to tour and keep the Furious Five name alive. Connect Savannah: Have you ever done a show in Savannah before? Scorpio: We haven’t been to Savannah in a long, long time, but it was a great market for us in the past. To be honest, the main thing I remember about Savannah is —no disrespect intended— the paper mill. (laughs) That smell was in the air, boy! You could always tell when you were pullin’ into Savannah. (laughs) It’s actually kind of a blessing, cause when you’re out on the road doin’ 80 or 90 shows in a row, everything starts to run together, and after all these years a lot of memories start to fade. You can’t always remember where you were, but I’ll always remember Savannah because of that smell. (laughs) Connect Savannah: This bill is amazing. Scorpio: We perform with a lot of these cats on a fairly regular basis. See, the music you’ll hear on this show comes from all over the world of hip-hop, but the media and the record labels want to push us all into one little pot no matter who were are, what we do, or what has happened in our careers. They just lump it all together and call it “old-school.” Promoters have a habit of packaging all these so-called old-school groups together instead of putting some new groups with some of the originators. That’s not because we can’t bring it right to ‘em onstage, though! But these young bands and managers fall in with all that propaganda. They start thinkin’ that we’re old and they’re young and that it won’t work to have us perform together. However, those folks out there that know their music and their history are aware that most old-school artists can bring it to anybody at anytime. See, like the songs says, all we rely on is 2 turntables and a microphone. We’re not all caught up in how much money is in our bank account and how flashy we can dress. That’s not what entertainment’s all about, as far as I’m concerned.



Now, I definitely ain’t no hater. I listen to all of it, and 50 Cent is definitely my favorite. Connect Savannah: A lot of guys brag about their cribs and cars, but the truth is the label charges half of that back to them!

Connect Savannah: Besides 50 Cent, what current hip-hop artists really move you? Scorpio: In the end, I wish there was more cats saying something you can actually apply to your life. I like to get my drink on and throw my hands in the air and not worry about the content of the lyrics — just like anyone. But I also like to hear from somebody who’s speaking to the fact that they’ve been through the same kinds of things that I have. That’s why everybody loved Tupac so much. Because no matter what he might have done to upset you, he always dropped jewels. Today, 9 years after his death, he can still put out a new album each year and outsell most of the living people! He really was the chosen one. He said more in his time on earth than some cats said in a full lifetime. Connect Savannah: Were you surprised when a lot of early hip-hop stars got cast aside in favor of thug and gangsta rap? Scorpio: I have to admit it was very surprising, because when groups like NWA came out —and they were really the father figures of the whole gangsta thing, in my opinion— there was still plenty of other stuff available. You still had your KRS-One and your RUNDMC and all that to balance it out. You had options. Right now, the hurtin’ thing about hip-hop is there are no options whatsoever. It’s so one-sided. Every artist sounds like all the others. It’s like, hey man. I know what you’re gonna say before you even say it. If I come on your block, you’re gonna shoot me. I know, I know. (laughs) Connect Savannah: Did you ever think you’d still be on the road in 2006? Scorpio: Well, to be honest, I always thought we were gonna rock it till the wheels fell off. But, to do it in ‘79 and to still be doin’ it this hard in ‘06? The honest answer would be no. A lot of cats wonder why we still do it. Well, we do it because we love it. But economically, some folks just aren’t where they wanna be, you know what

I mean? It’s like a job. Everybody should realize that we didn’t get the big paychecks. Corporate America was still fighting the growth of hip-hop. The big stars of today are reaping the benefits of all the groundwork we did and all the doors we knocked down. Worldwide. It’s arrogant of these young acts to think that they’re 100 percent responsible for their own success. For example, Martin Luther King, Jr. fought for the equal rights of people of all colors. Now, all of a sudden, a black guy comes along and gets a corporate job making 7 figures a year and thinks he did that on his own! (laughs) The fact that young rap and hip-hop acts can walk in and get decent deals, no matter how the labels look at the old-schoolers —or don’t look at us— each of those big checks proves that we were on the right track when nobody but us knew what it could become. It’s not about kissing our asses or bowing down to us. That’s not what I’m sayin’. But you gotta pay some kind of respect for those of us that broke it wide open. There’s a lot of groups out there today that hug you and love you to your face, and then step aside and ignore you when it counts.

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Connect Savannah: How’s your show now? Scorpio: This show features Grandmaster Melle Mel and myself. That’s the banner. We lay it down for the Furious Five, because that’s who we are. A lot of radio stations and clubs would shorten our name to just Grandmaster Flash, so a lot of people don’t even know who the Furious Five are, but Melle Mel and myself and the others were the MCs dropping the lyrics while Flash scratched the turntables. Some folks treat us like we’re The Pips and he’s Gladys Knight! (laughs) That confusion has hurt us a little, but we’re trying to build the name back up on that level. No disrespect to Flash, because he was a key to our sound and he’s my main guy, but it was the MCs who gave the songs their words. Connect Savannah: What’s the most important aspect of this tour? Scorpio: It’s important for people to know that even though we’re not on TV every day, if you love hip-hop, then this is something worth seeing. You’ll have a better understanding of the real, true reasons it was created. You’ll see the love all the originators have for each other. You know, people think we’re old, dead dinosaurs or somethin’, but we’re all still livin’ and breathin’! Sometimes I’m stopped at a red light and the people next to me are listening to rap, and they have absolutely no idea that they are a few feet away from one of the guys that literally, actually created the whole thing! You know? It’s me. I’m right here! I’m one of the first dudes that ever grabbed a mic. I helped start hip-hop, and they owe it to themselves to come out and see what we’re up to. I guarcontinued on page 8

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Scorpio: That’s it. And, yo, it’s more than you will ever imagine. Right now the labels are banking on the propaganda machine to fool the public. They ain’t gonna let most folks learn what cats like you and I already know! Some of these guys might be on MTV and BET every day, so sitting in your living room, they look like stars. But you and I, we watch the charts, and they ain’t really got it goin’ on. It’s all a facade. Now, trust me. I understand that when you come from the inner city and you first get some money, the first thing you wanna do is show that you done good. That’s a part of the come up. That’s entertainment. But nobody’s bigger than the game! (laughs)

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antee they will enjoy it. Most of all, I want people to know that 9 times out of 10 there will be absolutely no drama or fights at our shows. Our music doesn’t give off that kind of energy. You know, you’d really have to be out of your mind to hear “Rapper’s Delight� and get so riled up that you wanna fight or stab or shoot somebody! (laughs) I mean, listen to the words! You’d have to be a real nutcase. Connect Savannah: Is there anything else? Scorpio: Yeah. It’s about time Savannah heard our voices. I’m even looking forward to smellin’ that paper mill! (laughs)

Big Daddy Kane

Born Antonio Hardy, “The Kane,� ruled the hip-hop game for several years in the late ‘80s. A commanding presence on the scene, his lyrical approach to sensuality and his loverman image paved the way for countless others that have come along in his wake. At the height of his fame, he recorded kitschy duets with both Barry White and Rudy Ray Moore (of “Dolemite� fame), while still maintaining a spiritually conscious, enlightened persona. Connect Savannah: You’ve always seemed so much larger-than-life. At 37, do you feel like an elder statesman of hip-hop? Big Daddy Kane: Well, I guess I just feel like someone that’s been doin’ it for a minute. I still have every bit as much fun as when I first started in music. Connect Savannah: You laid pretty low for a while. Did you consider quitting music?

Connect Savannah: What got you excited about jumping back into touring? Big Daddy Kane: I never really stopped doing shows, ‘cause that’s been one of the main things I enjoy about this business — to be on stage and please an audience. I guess when the music industry decided to start calling hip-hop artists from the early and late ‘80s “old-school,� it created a new genre, where an older crowd can come and mingle with a younger crowd, have a good time and not feel out of place. Connect Savannah: Why do you think this old-school marketing angle works?

Big Daddy Kane: The young white college kids are not being heavily influenced by the major label rap music anymore. They’re more interested in the “underground� hip-hop artists of today, like Common or Talib Kweli. Those groups were doing their research, studying artists like Big Daddy Kane, Rakim, and KRS-One. To see that a young white audience was more interested in that than what you been puttin’ in front of them was a wake-up call. Now, the labels are starting to pay attention again. Connect Savannah: What are your crowds like today? Did they grow up with you? Big Daddy Kane: It differs. It’s either black hip-hop fans that are 25 up to 40, or a younger white audience that’s between 18 and 25 that’s into the underground. Connect Savannah: Tell me a little bit about this Back In The Day Tour. Big Daddy Kane: I do a lot of package bills, and usually it’s me and Slick Rick and a few others like Public Enemy or KRSOne. The lineup for Savannah is different because it’s the first time everyone else has come from the era before me. These are the artists I came up listening to. I’m pretty much the baby of the crew.

Big Daddy Kane: There was a point where I didn’t really wanna be involved in what the game had started to represent. You know, the whole gangsta thing was goin’ on, and I didn’t want to play a part in any of that. I wasn’t surprised that things moved in that direction. That’s just the way of the world. There comes a time when you put your Spiderman doll down for a G.I. Joe and your Barbie down for Dora The Explorer. Something new comes along and people wanna try it out. That’s cool. I’m happy to see anyone succeed at their art.

Connect Savannah: Have you ever played Savannah before?

Connect Savannah: Do you have any plans to record a new CD anytime soon?

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Big Daddy Kane: Not at the present moment. I’ve been doing a whole lot of touring lately, playing the old stuff with a bunch of new freestyles thrown in to keep it fresh. I want to leave people with an updated view of who Big Daddy Kane is.

Big Daddy Kane: I played there in 1989 with De La Soul, Slick Rick and LL Cool J. Connect Savannah: Do you remember anything in particular about the city? Big Daddy Kane: I sure do. I remember stayin’ in that Hilton Hotel with the Confederate flag out front. I distinctly remember that. w


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Editor, I wasn’t that surprised to find that the Savannah Morning News failed to list Rev. Jim Nelson as the Democratic candidate running for the House of Representatives in their day-before-election-day listing of candidates. Given the Morning News’ conservative bias, such an omission is understandable. However, I was not just surprised but amazed to find that Connect Savannah has not run a review of An Inconvenient Truth, the documentary on global warming. At least, I have yet to find a review on it in spite of its running at the Regal for a couple of weeks now. All the schlock spewed out of Hollywood seems to get reviewed. Here we have in An Inconvenient Truth a truly remarkable film about one of the most important issues we’re facing, the growing environmental crisis created by global warming. Yet somehow no review has appeared in Connect, a publication I consider fairly progressive. Perhaps, a review will appear after I write this letter. Still, it would have been much more timely to have reviewed the film when it first came to Savannah. Speaking of being surprised, I was pleasantly surprised to find An Inconvenient Truth playing at the Regal not long after it was released. And it has stayed around longer than I thought it would, too. All the national attention it has received must be bringing in good numbers of viewers even here in Savannah just like Fahrenheit 9/11 did. Now if Connect’s movie reviewer would give more attention to reviewing films like An Inconvenient Truth, the numbers could well be even greater. Then too, who knows, better box office results like that could even help bring in better films to Savannah. Will Strong Editor’s Note: Ah, what can I say that you haven’t already, Mr. Strong? “And it has stayed around longer than I thought it would, too,” pretty much sums up my view as well. Between the difficulty of getting upto-date information from theatre chains and the fact that our critic, Matt Brunson, has been quite busy with the summer crop of films, Al Gore indeed got short shrift in our paper.

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Editor, On behalf of Tiny Team Concerts, I just wanted to thank your publication for helping to make our recent June 22 show at American Legion Post #135 a success. The Cracker concert was a complete sellout (a relative rarity in this market), and as those who were there can attest, a wonderful time was had by all, and a large amount of money was raised through bar sales for local charitable causes. Thanks to our partners at Capital A Productions, the band looked and sounded great in the Grand Ballroom of American Legion Post #135, and it was heartening to see such a diverse crowd of people (from 21 to 65) hanging out, getting along, and watching an internationally-known group in a beautiful, historic space. By co-sponsoring the show, Connect Savannah aided us immeasurably in spreading advance word of the concert. Cracker was very happy with the turnout, and remarked that the crowd response they received was the best to date on their tour. With a little luck, we’ll have them back again sometime, as well as their sister band Camper Van Beethoven. The show itself could not have happened at all without the generous efforts of our co-sponsors, partners, ticket outlets, and the many volunteers who gave freely of their time in order to help us make this town (once again) a viable stop for established touring artists of all genres. We hope to be able to announce our next show by the end of August, and are looking forward to a long and fruitful relationship with Connect Savannah. Regardless of where the Tiny Team sets up camp, know that we are totally committed to regularly bringing Savannah what it deserves: Big names (and the best upand-coming acts), with quality sound, at a fair price — all via old-school, grass-roots promotion. If any of your readers are interested in learning more about our upcoming events (and how they can help improve the local music scene), I encourage them to contact us through or join us at tinyteamconcerts. We’ll be happy to add them to our e-mail list. See you at the next show! Adrienne Dickerson Tiny Team Concerts

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the art of summer

All photos by Jessica Ozment

The new crown jewel of Savannah museums, the Jepson Center for the Arts, proved a welcoming oasis on a hot, sticky July Sunday. Hundreds flocked to the cool, crisp confines of the downtown modern art mecca, as the museum threw open its doors for free, hosting a number of activities and displays in addition to its many exhibits. Clockwise from far top left: Francie gets busy with the glue at one of the kids activity tables; WTOC weatherman Pat Prokop puts a meteorological perspective on the paintings in the current exhibit “Jon Schueler: The Sign of the Gale�; Miwa and Gretchen take a break from activities; local artist and gallery owner Lori Keith Robinson demonstrates her technique in the atrium; William and Porter Quantz share a father/son moment while the Ben Tucker Trio plays in the auditorium; and sun and shadows play on a crowd of art lovers in the atrium.




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Dr. Wiegand: Lebanon started resuming its role as a stable, prosperous country as early as the mid-1990s once reconSavannah city alderman Kenneth struction was in full swing. By 2000 Beirut was mostly Sadler’s teenage daughter, Beth, has had what you rebuilt and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. might call an educational sumAfter the Israeli withdrawal from south Lebanon, Hezbolmer vacation. lah actually played a significant role in improving infraHer trip with United Synastructure and services in that region of the country. gogue Youth has included visits to If there is a distinction among regions in Lebanon, former Nazi concentration camps it is primarily class-based. It’s no coincidence that Hein Poland and Biblical archaeologizbollah is dominant in poorer regions of Lebanon so cal sites in the Holy Land. yes, there is a pronounced difference. Most recently, her itinerary in Sadler Israel itself had to be changed to get Connect Savannah: Is away from the heavy fighting in the it accurate to say that north of the country, on the LebaHezbollah actually nese border. “controls” these areas? Indeed, Sadler tells Connect that Beth has spent much Is there actually no of the last two weeks getting out of the way of the incoming meaningful governrocket fire. ment presence in “They were in the north last week in Haifa, and the rockthese areas? ets started coming in so they moved them down to a kibbutz,” he says. “But they were still in rocket range, so they left Dr. Wiegand: Yes, the next day. Then rockets landed in Tiberias, which they were Hezbollah actunot far from. Now she’s doing fine in Jerusalem. United SynaConnect Savannah: What first ally does control gogue Youth got them presently away from imminent danger.” A Hezbollah rocket launcher can be seen to the right brought you to Lebanon, and certain areas of Still, though, there’s always the risk of suicide bombers in of the supersized replica of an Israeli helmet then among Hezbollah? Lebanon, particuIsrael, so Sadler says chaperones “have the kids on a close watch, larly southern and when they go anywhere they have to go in a group.” Dr. Wiegand: My first trip to Lebanon was in 1994 when the suburbs of Beirut near the airport where Sadler says he’s told that Hezbollah doesn’t currently have country was still devastated by its civil war, which had just much of the Israeli bombing has occurred, rockets capable of going all the way to Jerusalem, and if they do, ended a few years before. My best friends from college are southern Lebanon, and the Baalbek rehe says, “From a political point of view it’s doubtful they would Lebanese-Americans and they invited me to visit Lebanon gion in the east near the Syrian border. use rockets in Jerusalem. There are a lot of Muslim holy sites in Jewith them so that’s what initially brought me there in 1994. A few years ago the government tried rusalem and it’s highly unlikely they would want to damage any of During that first trip, I was so affected by the war-torn envito change the route of a major road in them.” ronment that I decided to further research Lebanon more in Hezbollah-controlled south Beirut Sadler says he’s confident that the youth group Beth’s traveling depth to better understand the causes of war, particularly in and Hezbollah basically told them with will take good care of her. the Middle East. no, it wouldn’t happen, so it didn’t. “They keep them aware of what’s going on, but at the same time I first met Hezbollah officials in the summer of 1995 You know you’re in Hezbollah-conthey’re a little removed from it,” he says. when they confiscated surveys I was collecting in Lebanon trolled areas because of the presence Indeed, an e-mail from group leader Rabbi Alan Lucas that Sadler for use in my Master’s thesis. They interrogated me for sevof Hezbollah flags everywhere and forwarded us makes that clear: eral hours rather than me being able to get my surveys back. billboard sized paintings of the “Even amidst all this tension a sense of normalcy reigns. Your chilI met with Hezbollah officials in the summer of 2000 in Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran, leader dren are in the safe, secure parts of Israel and will remain so. In fact order to access restricted areas controlled by Hezbollah in of the Islamic revolution in Iran many of you may be surprised when you call your children to find them the south of Lebanon immediately after the Israeli withdrawin 1979. blissfully unaware of events that have you very concerned. It is not that al from that region. USY shields them from reality but here reality is very different from what In addition to interviews with Hezbollah officials, a forConnect Savannah: If the Lebayou are seeing on your television screens,” writes Lucas. mer Hezbollah guerrilla spent a full day with me and my nese government collapses, then “Reality for us is everyone rushing home and doing last minute Shabbat translator driving over 300 miles in the south of Lebanon what? shopping. Reality for us is the peace and quiet that will descend on this city visiting former Israeli military posts, Israeli prisons where as we celebrate Shabbat together. Reality for us is the cool crisp sweet air of Lebanese prisoners were held, and villages that had lived Dr. Wiegand: I doubt that a magnificent Jerusalem Shabbat eve. Don’t be surprised if this is the reality under Israeli occupation for two decades and are now being the Lebanese government you confront when you speak to your children on the phone,” Lucas writes. bombed. will collapse since this is Sadler says trips to Israel have always been important for his family. I lived in Lebanon from 1997 to 1998, teaching political not a civil war but a con“I’ve been to Israel a couple of times, and my older daughter has been science at Notre Dame University and spent several sumflict against an enemy all twice,” he says. “We like to send our children to Israel to gain more appreciamers there, most recently in 2002 to study Arabic at the the different parts of the tion for the Jewish faith and the Jewish homeland.” American University of Beirut. I also received funding to government want to stop Sadler’s skeptical when we mention recent news stories about a new wave of do further research with Hezbollah that summer, but due to from attacking Lebanon. emigration from the U.S. to Israel since the outbreak of fighting. my concern about the Patriot Act and notification that I was What is more likely to “There have been over the years many Jewish-Americans emigrating to Israel. on a CIA watch list, I chose not to contact Hezbollah at that happen is that HezbolThere are different waves in varying times,” he says. “I’m not sure any of it right time and have not done so since then for the same reasons. lah will be “kicked out” now is directly related to these events. People are always emigrating, it’s just highfrom the government, lighted now because of the situation.” Connect Savannah: It seems that recently Lebanon had meaning they would Beth Sadler is expected to return to the U.S. at the end of the month. w resumed its old role as a relatively cosmopolitan Middle lose their two cabinet Eastern nation. Entirely true? If so, is it also true for the HezKenneth Sadler represents the City of Savannah’s fourth Aldermanic District. continued on page 12 bollah-influenced areas or is there a pronounced difference? To comment, e-mail us at

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Georgia Southern University professor Dr. Krista E. Wiegand is one of the few American researchers to actually visit and speak to members of the militant Lebanese Islamic group Hezbollah, which is currently embroiled in large-scale fighting with the Israeli military. Wiegand’s experiences have run the gamut. At her first encounter they confiscated her research and subjected her to a lengthy interrogation. On a later trip, however, she was able to interview a leading cleric face to face -- most remarkable given the fundamentalist group’s generally disdainful attitude toward women. Because Hezbollah is officially considered a terrorist organization by the U.S., U.K, Israel and Canada, Wiegand has not been in contact with the group since her first two research trips. But she agreed to share her experiences and photos of Lebanon with Connect Savannah in an e-mail exchange, as well as her thoughts on the current situation.

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seats and 35 parliament seats shared in a coalition with another Shiite group, Amal.

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Connect Savannah: In your view is the Syrian connection to Hezbollah as explicit as the U.S. government indicates?

Israel withdrew from south Lebanon since it was believed that Hezbollah played a major role in “liberating” Lebanese territory. The parliament seats held by Hezbollah shared in a coalition with Amal reflects the proportional representation of Shiites in Lebanon, which now represent up to 40 percent of the population.

Dr. Wiegand: I have always considered the Syrian connection to be overblown and not as explicit as the U.S. government claims Connect Savannah: Is their level of public it is. What I’m certain of is that Syria does support likely to go up or down after weeks allow arms and Iranian military trainers of Israeli airstrikes? to travel via Syria into Lebanon to assist Hezbollah. Dr. Wiegand: There are already many reBashar al-Assad, president of Syria, is ports of both Shiite and Sunni Muslims not the powerful increasing their support leader that his father for Hezbollah primarHafez al-Assad was ily because they want to and he is not even stand with the group that Sunni or Shiite Musis resisting the country lim, but Alawite. The attacking Lebanon. primary reason he At the same time, assists Hezbollah is there are many groups due to Syria’s shared in Lebanon, primarily perception of Israel, non-Muslims who are particularly due to fed up with Hezbollah’s the disputed Golan continued military enPolitical graffiti at the Heights territory, gagements against Israel Israel-Lebanon border taken by Israel from and therefore place direct Syria in 1967 during blame on Hezbollah for the Six Day War. starting this conflict. So no, the Syrian government is not pulling Hezbollah’s strings and Bush’s Connect Savannah: Hezbollah insists the comment to Tony Blair at the G8 concapture of the Israeli soldiers was itself payference to that effect seems like a major back for Israeli detention of Lebanese citimisperception. zens. Your thoughts? Connect Savannah: And the Iranian connection? Dr. Wiegand: As a Shiite Muslim group, Hezbollah has very strong historic relations with Iran, the dominant Shiite Muslim country in the world. The early leaders of the group were directly inspired by the Islamic revolution of 1979 and particularly by the teachings of the Ayatollah Khomeini. Since the group’s founding in 1982, Hezbollah has received direct funding, training, spiritual guidance, and political support from Iran. Though Hezbollah leaders are independent in their tactical decisions, they really cannot make major decisions about strategy without input from Iranian leaders. Financially, Iran provides Hezbollah with an estimated $100 million in aid every year. Connect Savannah: What is the real gauge of Lebanese public support for Hezbollah? Are their seats in the parliament an accurate reflection of that support? Dr. Wiegand: Despite the end of the civil war in Lebanon in 1991, sectarian divisions remain fairly strong, as do sectarian support for political parties. Therefore, Hezbollah has significant support among Shiite Muslims in Lebanon, along with Amal, another Shiite political party, but they have very little support by non-Shiites. The only time that Hezbollah was relatively popular with all religious groups in Lebanon was in the summer of 2000 when

Dr. Wiegand: It is important to note that this is not the first time that Hezbollah has captured Israeli soldiers. It is also important to point out that the Israeli military has captured hundreds of Lebanese fighters, some Hezbollah, others non-Hezbollah, who are currently held in Israeli prisons. What most people don’t realize and the news so far has not mentioned is that Israel has negotiated Lebanese prisoner releases in exchange for Israeli soldiers held by Hezbollah on a number of occasions. In fact my Hezbollah guide during my visit in the summer of 2000 in south Lebanon had just been released four months earlier after 11 years in an Israeli prison. His release occurred due to German-mediated negotiations between Hezbollah and Israel. So there is a precedent for Israel giving in to Hezbollah demands so it is not surprising that Hezbollah would expect any different from Israel this time. Obviously the Israeli government chose not to consider this option this time. Israel’s choice of massive force against Hezbollah and Lebanon is likely due to a few reasons: the dual pressure they feel in Gaza by Hamas, who also captured an Israeli soldier several weeks ago, to signal to Iran, Syria, and Hezbollah -- Israel’s main nemeses - that Israel will not tolerate any threat to Israel, and to increase domestic support for the relatively new Israeli government and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, a former military officer. continued on page 14

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Dr. Wiegand: In my interviews with Hezbollah officials, they consistently pointed out that Hezbollah is not anti-Jewish, but anti-Israeli. They claim that they respect the Jewish faith and have no problems with Jews, just with Jews in the Holy Land. Yes, they believe that the state of Israel should not exist, but they say they have no intention of using force to destroy the state themselves. Rather, according to my sources in Hezbollah, Hezbollah has been working with people inside Israel, not just Hamas, but anti-government Israelis themselves Connect Savannah: to help implode Israel. Do you know anyone Evidence of this stratcurrently in Lebanon? egy came out a few years If so, what have they In this large painting, a sword of told you about what’s ago when a Jewish Israeli Islam pierces a Star of David citizen was arrested for going on? treason because he was supporting intelligence to Hezbollah. Dr. Wiegand: Yes, I have several friends The signs refer specifically to Hezbollah’s still in Lebanon, including one of my best success in defeating the Israeli military in friends and her three young children, who the summer of 2000. The Jewish star of DaI heard from this week. They have fled to a vid is used as a symbol for the state of Israel resort town up in the mountains, but she is and the Israeli military. still scared, particularly regarding the trauma of the bombs for the children. Connect Savannah: My understanding is My other Lebanese friends there have that overall Lebanon is much less conserreported that they are at a loss for words vative than most Muslim nations. But cerand are shocked that their beautiful country tainly the Hezbollah areas must be more is being destroyed again after 15 years of conservative, and hence must have been reconstruction. more wary of you as a woman. Connect Savannah: But at what point does Dr. Wiegand: It is true that Lebanon is that all come down to Hezbollah’s conboth less conservative and more conservatinued indiscriminate attacks on Israeli tive than other Middle Eastern countries, population centers? Certainly that can’t be depending on what part of Lebanon one justified in any case. is located. In Hezbollah-controlled areas, women are mostly veiled. When I met with Dr. Wiegand: In terms of Hezbollah’s Hezbollah I did not need to wear a veil, but bombing of civilian areas in Israel, there is I did dress conservatively. no justification in any sense, just as there During my interview with a sheikh at is no justification for Israel to bomb civilian areas in Lebanon or any other military for that matter. Despite the resolve of both Hezbollah and Israel to defeat the other, civilians are the losers in this war on both sides. w 13 e. Park ave | 232.4447

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Summer’s biggest fan As seasons go, summer’s the toughest. Every other day I’m ready to give up the ghost, to say uncle, to toss in the towel. Then I remember the concept of moving air. I turn my thermostat to 86, eliminating the incessant noise of the air conditioning unit, something I cannot bear - in the next house I redo, the unit will be far, far away from the bedroom or the living quarters; it will be seriously insulated. I dig out the table fans I’ve accumulated through years of yard sales, find a handful of Q-tips or old tooth brushes, tediously and fiercely wipe the winter dust and last year’s summer grime from the blades and settle in for some good old-fashioned, inyour-face, rotating oscillation. Then I free my shoulders. Why don’t I think of this sooner? It’s a body image thing, I guess. Upper arms, bare arms, flabby arms. Well, forget that. Look for the tank-tops (make a note: store the tank-tops next to the table fans). Change to the tank-tops. And try not to call them wife-beaters. Then, when someone calls you to meet them at Desposito’s for shrimp and a few beers, find a second wind - think of getting off the couch and out into the day as a good excuse to say, “I am risen!” - and go. Even though you don’t think you could possibly find the energy to put on clothes, let alone leave the house again that day. It’s a faith thing, really. In your home it’s hard to remember life on the edge of the marsh, the coast, the shore, where there’s always a breeze, a show of clouds you don’t expect, an unexpected smell of fecundity you won’t find in town. But it’s there. There’s always something equally distracting. The other night it was a boat in the distance, a fishing boat, one of those double-deckers that sit high in the water. Only this time it was grounded in the bog, stranded on the bottom land, helpless and defenseless, looking kind of embarrassed at its awkward position, waiting for the tide to change, waiting for a hitch into shore. After dinner, which always costs more than we expect or remember but at this point, mellow and proud of beating back our inertia, who can care about a few extra bucks because places such as Despositos - the real deal - are few and hard to find, after dinner we drift outside, lean against the railing of the pier and resume our staring at the abandoned boat, still askew, still crooked. That’s when we get the story. Something

unfortunate (I prefer to think untoward) happened to the mechanics of the boat’s steering wheel. The same person told us the price tag of the boat: $325,000, the price of a condo, we think, or of several trips to Prague, a summer home in Nova Scotia, a year-round residence on Lake Michigan in South Haven. Then, because we are dazed from the day, the sun, a few beers, we back up and nick the taillight on someone’s very large truck. Taking the piece into the restaurant, we find the owner of the vehicle and explain what happened. He says don’t worry about it. Nice. Finally, when someone inquires about the time, we realize how late it is, how light it is, and how good we feel. In other parts of the country, summer is about gardening. Not here. In Savannah we pray for rain - in short supply this season - we deadhead marigolds, we harvest basil, we go for short-term goals, like clearing paths. When I return to my garden after a month’s absence I untangle what seems like miles and miles of passion flower vines tenaciously wrapped around the fig tree, pull up a loosely-embedded weed shaped like a spider, harvest dozens of garlic heads, straighten up and secure the moonflower stake. When I stop to stretch and watch the hens, I notice about six or eight lightgreen, oddly-shaped speckled gourds dangling from the discarded TV antenna I cemented into the ground last year, gourds that have traveled to the roof of the chicken coop. A total surprise easily missed in the first few rounds of the garden. It’s a survival garden of nostalgic and old-fashioned Mexican sunflowers - tithonia to some - which pop up anywhere, willy-nilly; the independent banana trees, one of which is sprouting fruit; the undemanding and slightly exotic sugar cane; the fading but interesting persicaria; the prolific beach daisy; the neglected and blooming spider-lily; the crowded but blooming monarda; the productive trumpet flower, both the purple datura and salmon-colored brugmansia. The screened-in porch is a great place to observe the garden., to watch the birds, to loose track of time with a book. This week, it’s Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief, a winner. But here’s the irony. At the end of the day, the long, sticky, blistering, sultry, challenging day, the real trouble of summer is this: It’s too short. w E-mail Jane at


• A man who was buying gasoline at a Skidaway Road gas station said three men in another car became upset with him because he didn’t move his car. The suspects began cursing the man, so he told them they would have to wait until he came out of the store. When he exited the store, more words were exchanged. The man said one of the suspects began fighting and the other two men also tried to attack him. He said he began to fight all three men and was able to hold his own. All three suspects then got into their car and left before the police arrived. The man refused treatment by EMS, and he had no visible bruises. The man was given a case report number, but said he didn’t want to pursue the incident any further. • While on patrol, an officer noticed a man lying on the ground outside a title loan business on the north side of Abercorn Street. The business was closed, so the officer approached the man and asked what he was doing. The man replied, “My phone is charging at the store and I was just sitting here waiting for it.” The man then pointed as a gas station next door. The man was asked for identification, which he produced, along with an ID bracelet. Then the man told the officer, “I was arrested last week for sitting here.” At that point, the man became disorderly. While the officer was running the man’s

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information on the radio to dispatch, the man started talking in a very loud and boisterous manner. He continued to yell even after the officer told him to be quiet. The officer attempted to place the man in the squad car, but he resisted. The man was arrested. • A cab driver told police that he picked up a man on Montgomery Street, who said he wanted to be driven to a Western Union location to pick up some money and then taken to a hotel. On the way to a Western Union office on Ogeechee Road, the man started asking the cab driver where “the women were and where the cheap hotels are located.” The cab driver said he asked the man to get out of the cab because of these actions and told him the bill was $26. The man said he didn’t have any money to pay the cab fare and walked off to a nearby store. The man told police that he would pay the cab driver after he got his money from the Western Union office. He said that the cab driver drove him “all over town causing the fare to be higher than it should be.” The man then called for another cab, and he and both cab drivers worked out an agreement for the $26. The first cab driver then left, and the man left with the second cab driver. • Police were called to an Abercorn Street steak house after a man tried to leave the restaurant without paying. Upon arrival, an officer was told the man had refused to pay his bill of $120.18. The man was seen trying to leave the restaurant through the side emergency exit. A waitress advised that she had waited on the man and a second man who was with him. She said they ordered five margaritas, Buffalo wings, stuffed shrimp, three Long Island iced teas, ribeye steaks, a salad, a chocolate dessert and a glass of milk. The man was arrested and charged with theft of services. w

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Four Savannah teens were taken into custody after they allegedly committed two armed robberies on Savannah’s Southside, then stole a car to get away. Leonard Graham, 18, Rodney Simmons, 18, Eric Williams, 17, and a 15-year-old boy who was not identified were each charged with two counts of armed robbery. Simmons also was charged with theft by receiving a stolen auto. The first robbery occurred Sunday, July 16 shortly after 9:30 p.m. at the entrance to the Edgewater Trace apartments. A man who was walking to his apartment was robbed at gunpoint. The robbers fled on foot south on Abercorn Street. Within minutes, the four robbed a woman who was walking to her apartment at Dutchtown Villa, then got into a car and sped off. The victim was able to get a good description of the suspects and a partial tag number from the stolen car. The information was broadcast to patrol officers who had saturated the area. Within 20 minutes of the initial report, officers saw the stolen car at a gas station at Abercorn and Apache streets, not far from the scenes of the robberies. The four teens were arrested without incident. Both victims later identified them as their attackers. The gun used in the robberies was found inside the car.

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of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Being Like Mike Not All It’s Cracked Up to Be

Allen Heckard filed a lawsuit in Hillsboro, Ore., in June against Michael Jordan and Nike founder Phil Knight for $416 million each, charging that they are responsible for his “pain and suffering,” and his “defamation,” in that nearly every day for 15 years, people have mistaken him for Jordan. Heckard admits to being a pretty good basketball player (though 6 inches shorter than Jordan) and to wearing Air Jordans, and in fact curiously told KGW-TV that, all in all, being recognized as Jordan was a “positive” thing. He said he arrived at the “416” figure from multiplying his age by seven (though he appears to be in his 30s, not 59). (Needless to say, Heckard filed the lawsuit without benefit of a lawyer.)

Government in Action

Are We Safe? (1) The Washington Times reported in June that a retired New York City police officer had nonchalantly passed through the main security checkpoint at Department of Homeland Security headquarters by showing as his only ID, a long-obsolete Mexican consulate card. (2) Also in June, Delaware governor Ruth Ann Minner complained that Homeland Security’s secret telephone hotline to governors, intended for emergency communication, was often tied up by telemarketers, and recommended that the department enter the number onto the government’s Do Not Call registry. In June, federal judge Fernando Gaitan Jr. ordered Missouri to suspend executions until substantial changes are made in its procedures, including specifying exactly which lethal drugs are to be used and in what quantity. Gaitan also pointed out that the doctor overseeing the state’s executions is dyslexic and may inadvertently be trans-

posing the dosage numbers. In April, a dead, decaying cow got caught on a tree branch at a dam near West Milford, W.Va., and remained there for “several weeks,” according to an Associated Press report, grossing out neighbors, while five government jurisdictions declined repeated requests to move it. It was outside West Milford city limits; the state Department of Natural Resources handles only wild animals; the state Environmental Protection people found no ecological danger; the state Agriculture Department called it a local issue; and a regional Water Board also declined. Finally, on May 13, workers from the state Division of Highways, along with local volunteer firefighters, removed it.

Police Blotter

From the May 25 Washington Post Crime Report: “10:55 p.m. May 8. A man directed a driver into a parking space, then grabbed her when she got out of the car. He said, ‘I’m not going to hurt you. You’re a unique person, and I’m a unique person.’ He put a ring on her right index finger and started to chant, then took property from her pocket and fled on foot.”

News That Sounds Like a Joke

(1) In a fund-raising project in May, parishioners at the Levenshulme Baptist Church in Manchester, England, staged a car wash, using the church’s leftover holy water. (2) In May, for the second time in two months, prisoners being moved by Chicago police in the department’s new, high-performance transport vans escaped when the vans overturned and the roof ’s air-escape ventilation hatch opened.

Cliches Come to Life

(1) Runway model Tatyana Simanava, 21, was hospitalized in May after she turned the wrong way upon emerging from the rest room of the luxury motor home she was riding in through Brooklyn, N.Y., and fell out the back door into traffic, suffering a broken arm and wrist. Newspaper stories described her as blond. (2) Joseph Zachary, 25, was arrested in Los Angeles in May after allegedly stabbing a man in an altercation; Zachary was dressed as “A Nightmare on Elm Street” villain Freddy Krueger, with knives attached to his gloved fingers. (3) The charismatic Swedish career criminal, Jan-Erik Olsson, 64 (whose 1973 bank robbery, and accompanying devotion by his hostages, originally inspired the term “Stockholm Syndrome”), tried to turn himself in to police in Helsenborg in May, but one officer apparently found him too likable and encouraged him to stay on the run.

Creme de la Weird

A June Associated Press account of a deposition by Michael Jackson, given for an upcoming trial in a lawsuit by a former business associate, reports that Jackson carried no money and got none from his business manager and that his only source of cash was from leasing the cows that grazed on his Neverland Ranch. Lawyer: “So all your cash, whenever you need cash to shop or whatever, comes from the cows?” Jackson: “Yes, believe it or not.” Lawyer: “I don’t, but that’s OK. I don’t have to.” Jackson: “I’m telling you.”

Least Competent Criminals

Great Art!

Conservative legislators in Ottawa, as has happened in similar cases, became enraged in June after learning that the Canada Council for the Arts had given $9,000 (Cdn) to performance artist Jess Dobkin to stage Lactation Station, a bar serving human breast milk from six contributors in a setting similar to a wine-tasting.

(1) On June 26, outside the Community Bank in Miami, two men robbed a Brinks armored truck guard and made a clean getaway, and police have no leads. However, the one bag the men grabbed contained only the bank’s deposit slips. (2) Adam Curtis Hunter, 18, was arrested in Cookeville, Tenn., in June after smashing his car into a house and passing out nearby. When police arrived and found marijuana and drug paraphernalia, and discussed citing Hunter for driving while intoxicated, Hunter objected. According to the police report quoted in the Cookeville Herald-Citizen, Hunter said they won’t find marijuana “in his blood because he did not smoke it, he just sold it.”

Major Multitasking Drivers

Recurring Themes

(1) Lance Kocses, 30, was cited by police for causing a $5,000 accident in Seminole, Fla., in May; according to a deputy, Kocses was distracted in making a left turn because he was eating a bowl of Frosted Flakes. (2) According to a lawsuit filed in June in Minneapolis, the reason Minnesota Timberwolves basketball player Eddie Griffin drove his SUV into the plaintiffs’ parked car was that, at the time, he was watching a pornographic video and masturbating.

News of the Weird reported in 1996 on the contracts sold by British insurance executive Simon Burgess, e.g., the policy that would pay about $160,000 in the event the insured were abducted by an alien, with double indemnity if the insured were also impregnated. In June 2006, three sisters in Scotland revealed they are renewing their 6-year-old policy from Burgess that would pay them about $1.84 million in the event any of them gives birth to Jesus Christ, to cover the cost of raising him. w



by Steve Newman


Sweltering Summer

Temperatures in parts of Europe soared to 104 degrees Fahrenheit, causing at least six deaths and producing some of the hottest summertime readings on record. The high temperatures caused concerns that the continent could be in for a heat wave similar to that of 2003, in which 30,000 people died across Europe. • A continent-wide heat wave that was searing much of the United States prompted officials in several states to open up “cooling centers” to help residents avoid heat-related ailments. Temperatures in many parts of the country soared to above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, breaking records

Nearly 300 hot spots in Sumatra and Indonesia’s Kalimantan district of Borneo were detected by satellite. Illegal fires are intentionally set across parts of Indonesia each year to prepare fields for planting. Smoke from such fires in 1997 and 1998 created a serious health crisis across Southeast Asia.

Amazon Drought

A second consecutive season of drought may be about to set in across Brazil’s Amazon basin. Drought conditions last year were the worst in the region for more than 100 years, and the lack of rainfall dried up some Amazon tributaries


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Tropical storm Bilis left a trail of destruction from the islands of Micronesia to Bilis 4.3 Taiwan and mainland China uncharacteristic of Kaemi such a weak tropical feature. The death toll in China reached 198, but at least 140 6.1 remained missing nearly a 6.2 week after the storm made landfall in Fujian province. 7.7 Strong outer bands from the storm caused floods and mudslides that killed 18 people in Vietnam and the northern Philippines. • Tropical Storm Beryl -1070 brought heavy rains to Vostok, part of America’s eastern Antarctica seaboard while Hurricane that are normally more than a mile wide. Daniel moved westward There are fresh signs that drought is across the Pacific off Mexico. returning in the Acre region, which • Typhoon Kaemi formed over the open borders both Bolivia and Peru. It is the waters just south of Guam, and was bearsame area where last year’s drought ing down on southern Taiwan late in the emerged, and diminished rivers there are week. once again giving way to sand banks due to Wildebeest Recovery reduced flows. Acre has already gone 40 New herds of wildebeests days without any rainfall through the currently migrating to Angola entire month of June and the first part of from neighboring Zambia have July. encouraged wildlife experts who Earthquakes now believe the environment of At least 550 people were killed the war-torn region is improving. “There and hundreds of others were left are about 30,000 wildebeest taking part in missing on the south coast of the migration now, up from 20,000 just Java in the wake of a large two years ago,” University of Pretoria tsunami caused by a magnituderesearcher Tim Boote told South Africa’s 7.7 earthquake centered offshore. Survivors Independent newspaper. He said the estimated the wave was 10 feet in height Angolan herds are now second in size only when it crashed into the coast. to those that migrate across Kenya and • Earth movements were also felt in westother parts of East Africa. The wildebeests ern Java, Indonesia’s Banda Sea region, are likely to return from Angola when the northern Japan, coastal Chile and southsummer rains arrive in November, filling eastern Idaho. up the water holes at Zambia’s Liuwa National Park. w

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A violent eruption of Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano produced a Beryl rain of ash that buried 1260 4.0 thousands of farms and DeathValley, California threatened to send flows of lava into a nearby town. Officials had evacuated about 5,500 women, children and elderly people to Daniel emergency shelters. The volcano produced a similar eruption in 1918 with eight explosive periods that sent lava streaming down its 6.3 sides. • Authorities in Colombia lowered the threat level for Galeras volcano, in the southwest of the country, a day after an eruption spewed burning ash and rock onto a nearby city. Thousands of Week Ending July 21, 2006 people fled their homes as the mountain exploded. Despite the and putting extraordinary demand on diminished threat level, authoripower grids. ties advised the 8,000 residents who live around the slopes of Galeras to be preSumatra Smoke pared for further evacuations. Shifting winds blew a thick pall • Mount Etna’s first significant eruption in of smoke from hundreds of five years sent clouds of ash and flows of forest fires burning across parts lava out of a new crack that developed on of Indonesia into several its eastern slope. neighboring Malaysian states.

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This benefit concert features a number of original local rock bands whose material ranges from dark and dreamy textured guitar pop to brutal, cacophonous metal. The venue they’re playing is primarily known as a dance club, but from time to time has hosted benefit shows such as this for worthy local causes. All manner of donated prizes will Vermilion X , Paul Howard be raffled off, and it’s only a $6 donation to get into this 21+ NYC clarinet gig) hanging at show. For more info on each of the artthe tony island supper club with ists, got to Wed., 9 pm, his quartet, and welcoming a reDeja Groove. volving list of guest ringers from throughout the region. Easily Jimmy Maddox the hippest standing engageThis longtime Savannah resident now ment around... Mon., 7:30 pm, makes his home in Nashville, Tn., but reThe Jazz Corner (Hilton Head). turns to town every so often for a low-key gig at this funky, popular bar and restaurant near the water on the far end of Tybee. Fans of boogie-woogie and ‘70s-era California songwriters such as Warren Zevon may find much to like about this folksy hometown boy who regularly plays with some of Music City’s finest. Sun., 5 pm, Fannie’s On The Beach (Tybee).

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The Train Wrecks

This fun-loving power trio of guitar, bass and drums began as a lark. (Rumor has it the three members decided to book a gig and see how many cover songs they knew between them that they could pull off without any rehearsal beforehand.) After receiving a warm response, they “put their weight on it,” and began adding originals to their set and playing out with a vengeance — sometimes doing 2 and 3 gigs in one day at multiple locations. The end result is that their folksy brand of up-

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Previously known as The Jazz & Tango Kings, this classically-trained combo features classic Argentinian tango music, as well as unique interpretations of standards. Led by the jazz violin of Ricardo Ochoa, the group also features standup bassist Pete Berquist, guitarist Bruce Spradlin and drummer Josh Safer. Together, they’re one of the more warmly received instrumental musical projects to have formed in Savannah in recent memory. Thurs., 8 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.


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Calling themselves “The originators of Ghetto Rock,” this Killeen, Tx. rap-metal hybrid fell off the same truck as Rage Against The Machine and Limp Bizkit, which means that you’ll either love ‘em or hate ‘em. To be sure, their sound is rather formulaic (crunching guitar riffs over pounding drums, laced with aggressive, macho lyrics), but they do it about as well as anybody. New local moody alt.rockers Element Unseen open, along with N.Y. alt. rockers Vaeda and Pa.’s Kairos. Sat., 10 pm, Guitar Bar (348 MLK Jr., Blvd). - Note: this listing mistakenly appeared in last week’s issue. w




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New works -- New paintings by Daniel E. Smith and Melody Postma; also on display are June Stratton, Corinne Adams, Barbara J. Brown, Stephen Kasun, James Allen, Leslie Kneisel and Adela Holmes. Whitney Gallery, 415 Whitaker St. ‘Abstract and Abstracted’ -- Chroma Gallery hosts a show featuring Loja; a collaboration of two favorites Jan Clayton Pagratis and Lori Keith Robinson; Ikeda Lowe; Ursula Brenner Elena Madden; and Heather Lindsey Stewart. 31 Barnard St.

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Instrumental jazz, blues and rock from an ace electric guitarist from local R & B revue The Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love. Sun., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

Blues, twang, New Orleans grooves and ‘50s-style rock & roll covers and originals. Thurs. Fri., 7 pm, The Warehouse + Sat., 9 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.

Bottles & Cans

Lowdown, Fat Possum-style juke-joint blues-rock. Wed. & Sat., 10 pm, Savannah

Solo acoustic alt.rock set (covers/originals) from the leader of regional faves Hazel Virtue. Sat., 10 pm, Finnegan’s Wake.

Gigi Dover & The Big Love

Sultry, regional songstress with one foot in the Americana movement and one foot in traditional Southern soul. Sat., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.

The 8-Tracks

Argyle Law.

Eclectic local cover quartet (from the Pixies to Jerry Lee Lewis) featuring members of Superhorse and Hot Pink Interior. Sat., 10 pm, Murphy’s

Fernandos of Martha’s Vineyard

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The Foxedos Present...

Monthly anti-folk showcase helmed by GAM frontman Keith Kozel. Thurs., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.



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The Fundamentals

Scaled-down lineup of R & B party band The Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love. Sat., 8 pm, Baja Cantina (The Landings).

Eric Jones’ New Era

The Roger Moss Quintet

Excellent vocalist and talented jazz cats offering show tunes, standards and cabaret. Fri., 9 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.

New, local piano-based jazz quartet. Thurs., 7 pm, North Beach Grill (Tybee).

Brandon Kunka Quartet Promising jazz combo led by a young drummer. Fri., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

Music By Design

Jude Michaels

Popular covers and originals played on acoustic guitar and cello. Thurs. - Sat., 10 Pm Café loco (Tybee) + Sun., 10 pm, Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub.

Miles Ahead

Statesboro-based jam-band. Fri., 10 pm, Locos Deli & Pub (Downtown).


DJ Shrapnel. Thurs., 10 pm, Club One.

Rare live gig by a local industrial and electronica act, plus a CD release party by the electronic group Ego Likeness. And:

Covers and originals of the last 3 decades, played on keyboard, bass and drums. Wed. Thurs., 8 pm, The Lion’s Den (Desoto Hilton).

G.E. Perry & James Gay

Rock, blues and jazz covers on guitar and mouth harp.

Jeff Beasley, 8-Tracks Fri. - Sat., 8:30 pm, Augie’s Pub (Richmond Hill).

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Phantom Wingo

Fiery and passionate Southern jam-rock that takes its musical cues from Widespread Panic, The Allman Brothers Band and the looser moments of The Black Crowes. Sat., 7 pm, The Warehouse.

“Georgia Kyle” Shiver

Acoustic rock, country and blues. Wed., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House + Thurs., 7 pm, Fannie’s On The Beach (Tybee) + Fri., 7 pm, AJ’s Dockside (Tybee) + Sun., 10 pm, Café Loco (Tybee).

Greg Snyder

Popular covers set to sequenced backing. Wed., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar + Fri., 10 pm,

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Jen’s & Friends.

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Sun Domingo

Up-and-coming Atlanta power-pop band. Sat., 9 pm, Wild Wing Café.

Greg Williams

Prolific, guitar playing singer/songwriter drawing on blues, rock and pop genres. Thurs., 9:30 pm, B & D Burgers (Southside)

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AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee)- “Georgia Kyle” Shiver (7 pm) AMERICAN LEGION POST #36 (Thunderbolt)- Karaoke AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill)- G.E. Perry & James Gay (8:30 pm) B& D BURGERS (Southside)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) BAJA CANTINA (The Landings)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) BAY STREET BLUES- Karaoke BAYOU CAFÉ (upstairs)- Live Music TBA (10:30 pm) BENNY’S (Tybee)- Karaoke w/DJ Levis BERNIE’S ON RIVER STREET- Karaoke (9 pm) CAFÉ LOCO (Tybee)- Jude Michaels (8 pm) CAPTAIN’S LOUNGE- #@*! Karaoke CLUB ICE- DJ Southstar: Hip-hop (10 pm - 6 am) CLUB ONE- Local Cast, DJ Jason Hancock (Main Floor) COBBLESTONE CONCH HOUSE (225 W. River St.)- Annie Allman (5 pm) CONGA CLUB- Rhumba Night- Latin Music Party (11:30 pm) CRYSTAL BEER PARLOR- The Beer Parlor Ramblers (7:30 pm) DAQUIRI ISLAND (Abercorn)- Karaoke DEWEY’S DOCKSIDE (Tybee)- Robert Willis (7 pm) DOC’S BAR (Tybee)- Live Music TBA DOLPHIN REEF LOUNGE (Tybee)- The Hitmen (9 pm) DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)“World Famous” DJ Sam Diamond DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Sandfly)- Chuck Courtenay (7 pm) FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee)The Christy Alan Band (9 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE- Greg Williams (9 pm) FRIENDLY’S TAVERN 2- #@*! Karaoke GILLEY’S (Hinesville)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) THE GOLD CLUB- Live Music TBA (10 pm) HUC-A-POOS (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)Jazza Nova (7:30 pm)

DOS PRIMOS (Statesboro)- Perception (8 pm) DOUBLES - DJ Sam Diamond DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Sandfly)- Chuck Courtenay (7 pm) FANNIE’S - Christy Alan Band (9 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE- The Eric Culberson Blues Band (9 pm) FINNEGAN’S WAKE- Eric Britt (10 pm) GILLEY’S (Hinesville)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) GUITAR BAR (348 MLK, Jr. Blvd.)Downsiid, Element Unseen, Kairos, Vaeda (10 pm) THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)Live Music TBA THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)Jazza Nova (7:30 pm) JEN’S & FRIENDS - Greg Williams JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- Bluesonics (9 pm) THE JINX- Zoroaster, Withered, Doomsayer (10 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S- JJ Smith LOCOS DELI & PUB (Downtown)Argyle (10 pm) MANSION- Pianist Peter Tavalin (5 pm), The Jeff Beasley Band (9 pm) MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS- Live Music TBA MCDONOUGH’S- Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE- Live Music TBA (10 pm) MOLLY MACPHERSON’S SCOTTISH PUB- Jude Michaels (10 pm) MOON RIVER BREWING CO.- Live Music TBA (8 pm) MULBERRY INN- The Champagne Jazz Trio (8 pm) MURPHY’S LAW (409 W. Congress St.)- The 8-Tracks (10 pm) NORTH BEACH GRILL (Tybee)- Red Eye Jedi (7 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)- Gail Thurmond POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)- Live Music TBA (8:30 pm) SAVANNAH BLUES- Bottles & Cans (10 pm) SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER- DJ Blue Ice & Tropical Thunder (10 pm) SAVANNAH SMILES- Dueling Pianos SAVANNAH THEATRE- Jukebox Journey (8 pm) SCANDALS (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) THE SEA GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)- Live Music TBA (8 pm) SENTIENT BEAN- Gigi Dover & Big





(9 pm) TUBBY’S (River St.)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)- Bill Hodgson (7 pm) UNCLE BUBBA’S (Wilmington Island)Live Music TBA (7 pm) VENUS DI MILO- DJ Maybe, DJ Aerochron & Friends (9 pm) VFW CLUB (Hinesville)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) THE WAREHOUSE- The Jeff Beasley Band (7 pm) WAYS STATION TAVERN (Richmond Hill)- Karaoke (9 pm) WET WILLIE’S- Live DJ (8 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ (formerly Malone’s)- Rick & (Liquid) Ginger (6 pm), Top Gun (10 pm) WRIGHT SQUARE- Serenade Savannah (11:30 am)




JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- The Brandon Kunka Jazz Quartet (9 pm) JEN’S & FRIENDS (Bull & Broughton Sts.)- Greg Snyder (10 pm) THE JINX- Live Music TBA (10 pm) JUKEBOX BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)- Budy Corns & The Rock Mob (9 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S- JJ Smith LOCOS DELI & PUB (Downtown)Miles Ahead (10 pm) LUNA LOUNGE @ IL PASTICCIO- Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) THE MANSION ON FORSYTH PARKPianist Eric Jones (5 pm), The Roger Moss Quintet (9 pm) MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS- Live Music TBA (8 pm) MCDONOUGH’S- Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE- Live Music TBA (10 pm) MOON RIVER BREWING CO.- Live Music TBA (8 pm) MULBERRY INN- The Champagne Jazz Trio (8 pm) MURPHY’S LAW (409 W. Congress St.)- Red Eye Jedi (10 pm) NORTH BEACH GRILL (Tybee)- Three (7 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)- Gail Thurmond POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)- Live Music TBA (8 pm) RB’S STEAKHOUSE (Bluffton)- Deep Blue 3 SAVANNAH BLUES- John Doe -not the guy from “X” (10 pm) SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER INVASION LEVEL 3- DJ Analog Kid (10 pm) SAVANNAH SMILES- Dueling Pianos SAVANNAH THEATRE- Jukebox Journey (8 pm) SCANDALS (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN- Casey Stratton (8 pm) 1790 RESTAURANT- Ed Rogers SORRY CHARLIE’S- Mary Davis & Co. (8 pm) SPANKY’S (River St.)- Karaoke (9 pm) STEAMERS (Georgetown)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) STINGRAY’S (Tybee)- Eddie Mercer (7 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE (formerly The Monkey Bar)- Silver Lining (8:30 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler)- Live Music TBA

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LOCOS (Southside)- Team Trivia w/Paul & Jeff, Jeremy & Jason from Argyle THE MANSION Pianist Peter Tavalin (5 pm), The Viguba Trio (8 pm) MCDONOUGH’S- Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE- Live Music TBA (10 pm) MOLLY MACPHERSON’S SCOTTISH PUB- Acoustic Ladyland (10 pm) MOON RIVER BREWING CO.- Live Music TBA (8:30 pm) MURPHY’S LAW (409 W. Congress St.)- Stewart Marshall (10 pm) NORTH BEACH GRILL (Tybee)- Eric Jones’ New Era (7 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)- Gail Thurmond POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)- Live Music TBA RAIL PUB- “Helium Karaoke” w/Wrath Nasty SAVANNAH BLUES- Live Music TBA (10 pm) SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER- DJ Blue Ice (Hip-hop, Reggae, Top 40, R & B) SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER INVASION LEVEL 3- DJ Nick J - ‘80s, house, breaks, D & B (10 pm) SAVANNAH SMILES- Dueling Pianos SAVANNAH THEATRE- Jukebox Journey (8 pm) SCANDALS (Tybee)- Karaoke w/DJ Levis (9:30 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN- The Foxedos Present... (8 pm) 1790 RESTAURANT- Ed Rogers SLUGGERS- Trivia w/Charles & Mikey (10 pm) SORRY CHARLIE’S- Live Music TBA (5 pm) SPANKY’S (River St.)- Live Music TBA (8 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE (formerly The Monkey Bar)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler)- Karaoke w/Jeff & Rebecca TROPICANA NIGHTCLUB- DJ Southstar spins Top 40 (10 pm) TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSELive Music TBA (7 pm) VENUS DE MILO- DJ Baby V spins Old Skool (9 pm) THE WAREHOUSE- The Jeff Beasley Band (7 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ (formerly Malone’s)- The Dan Plowden Band



SCANDALS (Tybee)- Karaoke w/DJ Levis (9:30 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN- Receding Wave Poetry Group Reunion (8 pm) 1790 RESTAURANT- Ed Rogers SLUGGERS- 5 Point Productions’ Karaoke (10 pm) SORRY CHARLIE’S - Live Music TBA (5 pm) TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ (formerly Malone’s)- Bud Bingo



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she comes from The Blue World, a place full of mythical creatures who seek to reunite humankind with its more gentle side. These beings are called Narfs, and their sworn enemies are the vicious Scrunts, wolf-like creatures whose grassy-green fur makes it look like they could easily be vanquished with a dependable lawn mower. George Lucas received flack for the retarded names he and his kids dreamed up for the characters in the more recent Star Wars trilogy (Count Dooku, Elan Sleazebaggano, and so on), and Shyamalan’s choices are just as eyebrow-raising. As for the various

creature designations, wondering if any of them had any basis in actual mythology, I conducted an Internet search. It appears all did spring from the mind of Shyamalan, though two of the words do pop up in the Urban Dictionary. “Narf � appears to have accumulated a dozen meanings (one online example: “I narfed a huge pair of knockers�), while the definitions of “scrunt� are so nasty I won’t repeat them here. Like I noted, Shyamalan obviously made up this word on his own; otherwise, he’s one sick pup. continued on page 30


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Writer-director M. Night Shyamalan gave us The Sixth Sense, the finely crafted spook tale that really wasn’t anything special until that whopper of a twist ending elevated it to blockbuster and Oscar nom status. But with each subsequent picture, Shyamalan has exposed himself as a filmmaker of limited means: The Sixth Sense was better than Unbreakable, which was better than Signs, which was better than The Village, which was better than his latest, Lady In the Water. If this pattern of diminishing returns continues, Shyamalan may soon be reduced to trying to revive the long dormant Police Academy series. For now, though, we’re stuck with Lady In the Water, which was originally conceived by the auteur as a bedtime story for his daughters. It’s a lovely sentiment and, as fairy tale fodder for the small fry to lull them off to Lalaland, it works just fine. But as a major motion picture aimed at adult and teen audiences, it’s a mess, at once ridiculous and risible. Set in a Philadelphia apartment complex, the picture centers on superintendent Cleveland Heep (dependable Paul Giamatti) and the strange occurrences that take place after he discovers a sea nymph living in the building’s swimming pool. No, it’s not Darryl Hannah; instead, it’s Story (The Village’s Bryce Dallas Howard, required to do nothing but blink those saucer eyes in an attempt to look ethereal), who explains that




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Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis may well continue to make movies deep into the 2020s or even 2030s, but for many moviegoers (myself included), they will always be first and foremost remembered for their 1980s output -- Spielberg with E.T. and the Indiana Jones trilogy, Zemeckis with Back to the Future and Who Framed Roger Rabbit -- so it makes complete sense that they’re attached as executive producers to the new animated adventure Monster House. At its best, this film harkens back to the fantasy flicks of that period, movies in which innocent children leading sheltered suburban existences often had to cope with the supernatural terrors that lurked around every corner and often even under the bed. Monster House’s protagonist, DJ (voiced by Mitchel Musso), is recognizable from just about any cinematic time period: a shy outcast who’s light on the brawn but heavy on the brains. He’s the only one in his neighborhood who realizes that something’s not right within the creepy house that’s directly across the street, a rotting mansion owned by a nasty old man named Nebbercracker (Steve Buscemi). After Nebbercracker suffers a heart attack and is whisked away to the hospital, DJ, his obnoxious best friend Chowder (Sam Lerner) and savvy new pal Jenny (Spencer Locke) all come to the realization that the house itself is alive, perhaps inhabited by Nebbercracker’s cranky spirit. People as well as objects begin to disappear, leading the three kids to summon up the courage to put a stop to these otherworldly occurrences. As with many of the 80s titles, there’s more here than meets the eye. What initially appears to be a straightforward haunted house tale morphs into a haunting tale about love, retribution and acceptance, complete with a backstory that’s as affecting as it is unexpected.


Like those superheroes who hide their costumes under unassuming street clothes in order to protect their true identities, My Super Ex-Girlfriend likewise masks its intriguing subtext under the surface charms of a romantic comedy. Luke Wilson, whose film couldn’t help but be better than his brother Owen’s current stinkbomb (You, Me and Dupree), stars as Matt Saunders, a mild-mannered guy whose new girlfriend is art gallery employee Jenny Johnson (Uma Thurman). Jenny appears to be deeply insecure and hopelessly neurotic, but Matt digs her and the sex is great -- so great, in fact, that her violent gyrations end up breaking his bed. What Matt eventually discovers is that Jenny Johnson is also G-Girl, an admired superheroine who’s always on hand to capture fleeing bank robbers and reroute rogue missiles. As their relationship progresses, Matt begins to realize just how emotionally needy Jenny/G-Girl can be, and their romance isn’t helped by his friendship with sweet-natured coworker Hannah Lewis (Anna Faris, appealing in a role that doesn’t draw enough on her sharp comic skills). Thurman locates the inner angst in

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Info correct as of the Monday prior to our going to press. Call venues for updates. this character, and while she’s effective in full-on comic mode, she’s even better in the scenes in which we see the madness peeking out from behind the super-facade. It’s a performance of unexpected poignancy, and it’s a shame that scripter Don Payne (a frequent writer for The Simpsons) wasn’t allowed to further explore this dimension. Instead, the movie keeps whipping back into slapstick mode. Yet even here, it’s hardly a painful watch (occasionally shoddy effects aside), thanks to the agreeable cast and some choice set pieces (the shark in the apartment is a highlight).


Even as the lone wolf reviewer who considers Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back a guilty pleasure of the most shameless order, it saddens me that I can’t offer Kevin Smith’s latest Jersey hurl similar props. The sequel to the 1994 film that placed Smith on the indie map in the first place, Clerks II is pretty much what you’d expect from this often crude, often insightful filmmaker, only with too much of the former and not enough of the latter. Twelve years down the road, wishy-washy Dante (Brian O’Halloran) and foul-mouthed Randal (Jeff Anderson) are still the clerks at the Quick Stop convenience store -- at least until it burns down at the start of this new film. The pair then take jobs flipping burgers for the Mooby’s fast food chain (first introduced in Dogma), and a year down the road finds Dante planning to marry his dominant girlfriend (Jennifer Schwalbach) and move to Florida to work for her dad running a carwash. Randal isn’t happy that his buddy will be abandoning him; neither is Becky (Rosario Dawson, quite delightful here), the Mooby’s manager who enjoys her easygoing relationship with Dante. That’s more than enough plot for a

Kevin Smith feature, since with him, the wordplay’s the thing. There’s a lengthy argument between film geeks from the Star Wars and Lord of the Rings camps, a lengthy chat on the grossness of a particular sex act, and, most effectively, a lengthy discussion on whether Dante should be content with his present existence or whether it’s really necessary for him to leave the Jersey turf he’s always called home and rebuild his life from scratch.

You, Me and Dupree

There’s so much terribly wrong with the terrible You, Me and Dupree that we can afford to be charitable and look at its positive attributes -- uh, better make that attribute, singular. Roughly 60 seconds in this film rank as among the most charming and romantic ever committed to celluloid, moments so magical that one’s faith in the power of cinema is momentarily restored. Unfortunately, that minute consists of footage from the Audrey Hepburn-Gregory Peck classic Roman Holiday, which slacker Dupree happens to be watching on TV. Shoehorning Roman Holiday into this cesspool of a movie seems almost cruel, the cinematic equivalent of throwing a newborn kitten into a pen full of rabid Rottweilers. Then again, inflicting pain - both on its characters and on hapless audience members -- seems to be the play of the day as far as this movie is concerned. Owen Wilson plays Dupree, a man-child (Hollywood’s favorite character type of late, as evidenced by The Break-Up, Failure to Launch, The 40-Year-Old Virgin and any Will Ferrell vehicle) who, left without a home or a job, is invited to stay for a couple of days with his lifelong best friend Carl (Matt Dillon) and Carl’s new wife Molly (Kate Hudson). It takes about 10 seconds before Dupree starts being a nuisance

in the eyes of his hosts -- watching TV instead of searching for a job, sleeping naked on their beloved couch, and nearly setting the house on fire during a lovemaking session with a librarian that involves greasing her up with butter (shades of Last Tango In Paris, and probably the only time Wilson will have something in common with Marlon Brando). You, Me and Dupree will doubtless serve as the ultimate litmus test when it comes to one’s tolerance of Wilson’s patented hangdog slacker routine. Effective when used in the service of a likable character (Wedding Crashers, Meet the Parents), it’s endlessly irritating when attached to a role as obnoxious as Dupree. Individually, costars Dillon and Hudson are fine, but together they have zero chemistry -- their on-screen unfamiliarity with each other is so pronounced that one gets the idea the actors only met for the first time about two minutes before the cameras started rolling. A black-comedy specialist like Danny DeVito might have wrung some wicked laughs out of this material (his underrated Duplex shares a faintly similar plotline), but directors Anthony and Joe Russo, working from a laughless script by Mike LeSieur, rachet up the unpleasantness without leavening it with any compensating humor. And after an hour of the expected gross-out gags (backed up toilet, masturbating into a sock), the film decides to turn sentimental on us, involving Dupree in an excruciating chase sequence that ends with this reformed couch potato saving Carl and Molly’s marriage, Carl’s job, his own self-respect -- in short, saving everything except the movie itself.


The fan frenzy surrounding Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest has reached such a fever pitch that had producer Jerry Bruckheimer merely shot two hours of Johnny Depp filling out his tax returns and released it under the Pirates moniker, it still would have scored a $75 million opening weekend without breaking a sweat. Yet at 145 minutes, Dead Man’s Chest ends up providing too much bang for the buck. The effects-driven action scenes are clearly the picture’s highlights, and they alone make Dead Man’s Chest worth the price of admission. The central thrust finds Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp) tangling with the ghostly Davy Jones (Bill Nighy) in an effort to save his own soul from eternal damnation beneath the sea’s surface; it’s possible that his scheme will require sacrificing his friends Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley), but that’s a compromise the self-serving Jack can accept. Depp’s still a lot of fun as the scurrilous Sparrow, but a headline-grabbing performance that seemed blazingly original the first time around no longer has the power to surprise. Bloom’s Will and Knightley’s Elizabeth are even less developed, and except for a couple of quips (him) and tirades (her), it’s hard to remember anything of substance that they do during the course of the film.



As Miranda Priestley, the ice-cold and rock-hard editor of the fashion magazine Runway, Meryl Streep speaks volumes with a quick glare here or a terse quip there. It’s a terrific comic performance, as rich as the ones she delivered in Postcards from the Edge and the otherwise unwatchable She-Devil. But let’s not undervalue Anne Hathaway’s contribution to the film. Hathaway (last seen in Brokeback Mountain) has the largest role as Andy Sachs, a college grad whose cluelessness about the fashion industry proves to be a drawback in her stint as Miranda’s worked-to-the-bone assistant. Hathaway is to Streep what Tom Cruise was to Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man -- a young talent carrying the load while allowing a more established star to shine in smaller doses -- and she works around her character’s predictable arc to allow Andy to come alive on screen as her own person.


Today, the 1978 film version of Superman (directed by Richard Donner) may look primitive to young eyes weaned on PlayStation 2 and new-and-improved Tolkien tales, but it still holds up beautifully, with dazzling special effects, plenty of heart and spunk, and career performances by Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder. Director Bryan Singer, the X-Men and X2 helmer who jumped ship to steer this franchise, chose to take the road less traveled. His movie is neither a remake of the 1978 staple nor a direct repudiation of it; instead, he imagined Superman Returns as a continuation of the original saga. Learning that scientists had discovered the remains of his home planet of Krypton, Kal-El (Superman’s birth

name) went to check it out for himself, only that allows him to program his life as well coming back to our as his TV set. For the planet after a fivefirst half of the film, this year hiatus. Once clever concept yields again donning his some genuine laughs human disguise as but more often gets Savannah Film bumbling news reburied under the sort porter Clark Kent, of adolescent humor Society Presents he’s able to get his that long ago became To Catch a Thief old job back at the the actor’s calling card This 1955 film made Grace Kelly a Daily Planet, but (how many times do we superstar. July 29 at 7 p.m.. at theother chapters of his have to watch the family Lucas Theatre. Cost is $6. Call 525life have been radidog hump a stuffed ani5050 or cally affected. Lois mal?). Then the movie or Lane (Kate Bosshifts its course dramatark Ave. worth), now a Puically: Morphing into an litzer Prize-winning update of Frank Capra’s writer (for an essay It’s a Wonderful Life, Movies at Memorial titled “Why The it chronicles how the Park Presents The Pink World Doesn’t Need remainder of Michael’s Superman”), has life becomes a human Panther tried to suppress her tragedy, as he’s unable Classic Peter Sellers comedy screens love for Superman: to stop the remote from July 29, about 30 minutes after sunset Having moved forfast-forwarding through at Memorial Park on Tybee Island. ward, she now has a the years, ultimately In case of rain, the movie will be young son (Tristan leaving him with bitter screening inside the Tybee Gym. Leabu) and a fiance memories and numerSuggested donation of $5 per person. (James Marsden). ous regrets. Children under 3 admitted free. No Meanwhile, Superpets! Call 786-9622 or 786-4573, man’s arch-nemesis Ext. 127. THE LAKE Lex Luthor (Kevin HOUSE 1/2 Spacey) is back in Reel Savannah Presents Sandra Bullock’s perforplay and has ideas mance in 1994’s Speed on how to assert his Dead Man’s Shoes rushed through audiauthority through This genre-defying film blends hortoriums like a welcome unusual real estate ror, supernatural elements, comedy breeze on a summer ventures while also and social realism and is winner of day. But with the excepacquiring a chunk of multiple British Independent Film tion of those imbecilic kryptonite to put the Awards. July 30 at 7 p.m. at the LuMiss Congeniality comMan of Steel out of cas Theatre. Cost: $7. edies, it’s hard to recall a business. Singer has recent picture in which some problems with Psychotronic Film Soci- Bullock has been alrhythm and pacing lowed to draw upon her ety Presents Bartleby while Bosworth apnatural charisma. On This modern-day retelling of a story pears too young and the other hand, Reeves by Herman Melville is an award-windelicate to be playin ‘94 was just emerging ning dark comedy from 2001 that ing a tough, awardfrom a period in which stars Crispin Glover (Willard) and winning journalist. his repeated miscastDavid Paymer. It tells the story of a Yet in the central ing left critics and fellow clueless boss who has no idea what to role, Routh manages actors scratching their do with an office worker who refuses to command our heads as to his abilto do his duties. Aug. 2 at 8 p.m. at attention. ity to repeatedly land The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. such high-profile roles. Cost: $5. Call: 232-4447. w Since then, he’s excelled in a handful of diverse roles: iconic in The Matrix, funny in Thumbsucker and, in his best CLICK 1/2 work, disarmingly romantic in Something’s Adam Sandler earns his hefty paychecks Gotta Give. The Lake House, which brings for comedies like The Wedding Singer and the stars together for the first time since the execrable Big Daddy, but he satisfies his Speed, serves as an exclamation point to the thespian aspirations with films like Punchevolution of their respective careers. Bullock Drunk Love and the underrated Spangplays Dr. Kate Forester, whose new posilish. With Click, he attempts to have it both tion at a Chicago hospital convinces her to ways. Spending more time sucking up to move into the city and leave behind the lake his unctuous boss (David Hasselhoff) than bonding with his wife (Kate Beckinsale) and house she’s been renting. Before departing, she whips off a welcome note for the kids, Michael Newman (Sandler in familnext tenant, who turns out to be an archiiar man-child mode) is so distracted that he tect named Alex Wyler (Reeves). But Kate’s can’t even keep track of the household recomments in the letter, concerning the motes. Venturing into the “Beyond” section condition of the house, don’t jibe with what of Bed, Bath & Beyond, he stumbles upon Alex sees, so he writes her back to clarify. eccentric employee Morty (Christopher As the missives keep flying back and forth, Walken), who gives him a universal remote

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both parties come to the startling realization that they’re actually corresponding over the years -- she’s writing and receiving his letters in 2006, he’s doing likewise in 2004 -- and that the lake house mailbox serves as the magic portal through which they’re able to communicate. The Lake House’s central idea could conceivably work under the right set of circumstances. But The Lake House doesn’t even begin to inspire that level of swoony romance on our parts.

CARS 1/2

For all its NASCAR trappings, Cars is ultimately a paean to Route 66. The cars are the characters -- no humans exist in this world -- and the most prominent vehicle is Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson), a rookie sensation on the NASCAR circuit (the name is doubtless an homage to Steve McQueen, a real-life racing enthusiast). Lightning is cocky, conceited and convinced that he needs nobody’s help to make it to the top. Clearly, Lightning is due for a comeuppance even more than he’s due for an oil and filter change.


There’s a fine movie trapped inside The Break-Up, and it’s a shame that it couldn’t break free. Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston play Gary and Brooke, whose initial meeting and courtship are dealt with during the opening credits. From there, an argument over a dinner party proves to be the catalyst for the pair deciding to call it quits. He’s a prick; she’s a saint. Why exactly would we have an interest in whether these two remain together? Simple answer: We don’t.

X-MEN: THE LAST STAND 1/2 It’s a testament to the durability of the original comic created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby that the movie survives this hostile takeover. A “cure” has been found for mutancy, leading to divergent viewpoints among those afflicted with extraordinary powers.


No instant classic and it won’t sweep next year’s Academy Awards. Conversely, also not a turkey for the ages. Steered by his Apollo 13 direct or Ron Howard, Tom Hanks plays the central role of Robert Langdon, a Harvard symbologist whose booksigning stint in Paris is cut short when he’s summoned to the Louvre to hopefully shed light on the strange circumstances surrounding the murder of an elderly curator. What Langdon doesn’t initially know is that the detective on the case, the gruff Bezu Fache (French national treasure Jean Reno), is convinced that he’s the killer. With a police cryptologist named Sophie Neveu (Amelie’s Audrey Tautou) as his only ally, Langdon evades capture and begins a jaunt across France and, later, England in an attempt to solve an ancient mystery. w

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The visual effects in Little Man won’t put the wizards at Industrial Light & Magic out of business, but it’s only fair to note that they’re surprisingly effective. That’s the good news. The bad news is that they’re in the service of a feeble comedy that’s nowhere near as outrageous as one might reasonably expect from the makers of Scary Movie and White Chicks. Marlon Wayans stars as Calvin Sims, a dwarf whose first action upon being released from prison is to steal a valuable diamond. The heist goes off as planned, but subsequent developments lead to the priceless bauble ending up in the home of unsuspecting couple Darryl and Vanessa Edwards (Shawn Wayans and Kerry Washington). In order to gain access to the house and take back the diamond, Calvin disguises himself as a baby who’s been left in a basket on the Edwards’ front porch. A robustly performed sequence involving a rectal thermometer is mildly amusing (or maybe I just felt compelled to laugh at something), but the rest is rather slapdash and bare, despite Marlon’s Herculean efforts to turn Calvin into a notable comic creation.


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Activism & Politics

volunteering, call Megan Burgoyne at 3524052 or

is dedicated to creating mobility and independence of people with disabilities Volunteers meet every first and third Monday at 7 p.m. at Fire Mountain Restaurant on Stephenson Ave. Call Kevin Sheehan at 691-2934 or send email to

For information, call 233-4161.


Chatham County Democratic Committee

meets the second Monday of each month. at 6 p.m. Call Joe Murray Rivers, chair, 2345969, or Janice Shay, 547-5212 or visit www.

Chatham County Democratic Women For information, call Maxine Harris at 3520470 or 484-3222.

Chatham County Young Democrats

Call Cory at 508-3335 or send email to c@

Chatham County Young Republicans

For information, visit or call Brad Morrison at 596-4810.

Democratic Unification Rally

The Chatham County Democratic Committee invites all volunteers, voters, activists and candidates to a rally on Saturday, July 29 from 3-6 p.m. at The Caledonian, 2517 Abercorn St. A donation is requested. Call Carolyn Bowden, 897-5455.

Drinking Liberally

meets at The Caledonian at the corner of Abercorn and 41st streets, just north of Victory Drive. Promoting democracy one pint at a time -- share politics while sharing a pitcher. This is an informal gathering of like-minded, left-leaners who may want to trade ideas, get more involved and just enjoy each other’s company. Meets the first and third Thursdays of the month at 7:30 p.m. For information, visit www. or send email to

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. Membership is open to anyone18 and older.

Libertarian Party of Chatham County meets each Monday at 8:30 p.m. at Moon River Brewing Co., 21 W. Bay St. Call 3083934 or visit

National Council of Negro Women

meets the first Saturday of every month at 10 a.m. at the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum.

Planned Parenthood

meets the second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. For info, call Heather Holloway at 352-4052 or Volunteers are needed for Planned Parenthood, and will meet the second Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at The Sentient Bean. For information about

Savannah Branch NAACP

Savannah Republican Club

Meets every second Tuesday of the month. Call 927-7170.

Savannah Area Young Republicans Call Alexandra Tabarrok at 572-8528.

Skidaway Island Democrats

Call Tom Oxnard at 598-4290 or send e-mail to


Abyssinia Players

New company players are needed for the fall production of a new musical. Three tenors, three altos and three sopranos in their 20s or 30s are needed. Must be able to sight-read and to commit to rehearsals. Send email to Dr. Ja A. Jahannes, Artistic Director, at if interested. Attach a brief resume of singing experience, a recent sound file and contact information. The deadline is Aug. 25.

Casting for Independent Film

A short, gritty thriller exploring the edgy nightlife of Savannah will be produced. Perpombellar Productions is looking for men ages 21 to 30 and 40 to 60 and women ages 18 to 25 and 40 to 50. Auditions will be held Sunday, July 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Moon River Brewing Company, 21 W. Bay St. No previous acting experience is requried. Call 897-6439 or email

Benefits & Fund Raisers

1st Annual Pink & Black Breast Cancer Benefit

will be held Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Savannah State University’s King Frazier Student Center in the Savannah Ballroom. The event will open at 6 p.m. with a silent auction. A Community Cancer Expo will open at 6:15 p.m. Dinner is at 7 p.m., followed by dancing. Tickets are $50. For tickets, call Martina Correia at 484-0344.

2006 Savannah Great Strides Walk The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is teaming up with the Savannah Sand Gants on Saturday, Aug. 26 at Grayson Stadium to take on a cure for cystic fibrosis. The walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. At 5 p.m., police officers will take on firefighters in the Guns vs. Hoses game, followed by the Sand Gnats game at 8:30 p.m. For information on getting involved, call 1-800-476-4483 or visit great_strides.

Give for the Gulf

is a year-long, comprehensive Armstrong Atlantic State University initiative that will raise funds for evacuees of Hurricane Katrina. Visit

Greater Savannah Coalition on Aging

will hold a barbecue plate sale Saturday, Aug. 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Market Walk complex, 7135 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Plates will be $5 and will include barbecue, potato salad, green beans, bread and a cookie. Free delivery is available for orders of 10 or more plates. Proceeds will benefit the coalition’s programs. To order, call 3542505.

School supplies

The St. Joseph’s/Candler Angels of Mercy is collecting school supply donations now through Monday, Aug. 14. Donations can be dropped off at the front information dest at St. Joseph’s Hospital, 11704 Mercy Blvd., or at the East Bay Inn, 225 E. Bay St. The supplies will be distributed to students at Garrison Elementary whose parents cannot afford to buy supplies for them.

Tybee Turtle Tour

This program is sposnored by the Tybee Arts Association to raise money to help save turtles through ecological education in a public art forum. Fifty fiberglass statues of sea turtles have been placed around Tybee Island and vicinity, and volunteers are being sought to decorate them. Organizational meetings are being held Wednesdays at 7pm, at the old school behind the new gym on Tybee. Visit The tour will be active through autumn, 2007.

Call for Applications Grassroots Arts Program

The City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs is seeking applicants for its 2006-2007 Grassroots Arts Program, which supports activities that provide arts, heritage and culturally based learning opportunities for the general public. Funding of up to $2,000 per program is available through a competitive review process. The deadline for project proposals is Friday, Sept. 1 at 5 p.m. Applications and guidelines can be found at or call 651-6417. Workshops about the program and application process will be held Aug. 8 and Aug. 10 at 3:30 p.m. at 9 W. Henry St.

Classes, Camps & Workshops Adult Education

The Women’s Center of Wesley Community Centers, 1601 Drayton St., offers tutoring Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in basic literacy skills, GED preparation and computer training. Call 447-5711.

Art with Clay

Free pottery lessons. Coiling, slab building, pinch pots or try the wheel. Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Glazed Over Pottery Painting Place, 1190 King George Blvd., behind Steamers. Call 9614494 or send e-mail to glazedoverppp@aol. com.

Baby sign classes

Savannah Speech & Hearing Center is offering Baby Sign classes for babies aged 6-12 months and their parents. The cost is $50, which includes materials. To register, call 355-4601.

Babysitters training class

St. Joseph’s/Candler Childhood Injury Prevention Program offers a class for boys and girls 11-15 who want to become babysitters. The cost is $35. Call 819-8583.

Clay Classes in Hand-building

will be held Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Carolyne’s Studio. An open studio is available Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. To register, call 925-5465.

Culinary Arts Training Program

The Employment & Training Center of Union Mission, Inc. and Savannah Technical College are accepting students into this 18week program at the Starfish Cafe. To enroll, attend an assessment on July 27 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Union Mission’s J.C. Lewis Health center, 125 Fahm St. or call Mindy Saunders at 234-0525.

Davenport House Docent Training is conducted every February, July and October. Call 236-8097 or send email to

Fany’s Spanish/English Institute

Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children are held at 15 E. Montgomery Cross Rd. Call 921-4646 or 220-6570 to register.

First Steps parent education program

This parent education and support program is based at St. Joseph’s/Candler. Call 8196910.

Guided Imagery

Change your life with guided imagery. Read about it in Oprah magazine, January 2006. Ditch anxiety, manage deadlines, lose weight, recovery from surgery. Call the Alpha Institute, 201-0071.

Housing Authority of Savannah Classes

Free classes will be offered at the Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. Some classes are on-going. Adult Literacy is offered every Monday and Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. Homework Help is offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 3-4:30 p.m. The Community Computer Lab is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 232-4232, Ext. 115 to register.

July Business Connection

The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce will hold this event Thursday, July 27 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Cobblestone Conch

the 411|Happenings House on River Street. Cost is $5 for members and $15 for member guests. Call Susan Smith at 644-6434.

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.

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 $12. 313 E. Harris St. For information, call Cindy Beach, M.S., 429-7265.

Puppet Shows

are offered by St. Joseph’s/Candler AfricanAmerican Health Information & Resource Center for schools, day cares, libraries, churches, community events and fairs. Call 447-6605. will be conducted by Christopher Scott Aug. 4-6 in Killington, Vermont. The cost is $495, which is all inclusive. Call 398-1727.

Safe Teen Driving Program

The Chatham County Youth Commission has partnered with State Farm to provide this program for youth between 14-18. The program consists of 6 1/2 hours of classroom training with lunch, which will be provided. Classes will be held July 29 and Aug. 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center. In order to receive a certificate and be eligible for an insurance discount, a parent or guardian must attend the first hour of the class. Call 652-7886.

Savannah Entrepreneurial Center offers a variety of business classes. The center is at 801 E. Gwinnett St. Call 6523582.

Sign Language Course

will be held for six weeks on Thursday evenings from 5:30-7 p.m., beginning July 27, at Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E. 66th St. The instructor will be Donna Reeder. Pre-registration is required. Call 355-4601.

Skills of Fiction-Writing

Christopher Scott Writing Courses teaches self-contained evening classes Tuesdays or Thursdays throughout the year on specific aspects of writing and publishing fiction. For details, schedules, fees and reservations, call 398-1727 or visit www.cscottwriting. com/savworkshop.htm.

Thinking of Starting a Small Business is a workshop set for July 27 from 6-8:30 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Small Business Assistance Center, 111 E. Liberty St. The cost is $40 if you pre-register and pre-pay, or $50 the day of the workshop. Call 651-3200.

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.

Writing Classes in Savannah

The 2006 schedule of classes offered by Christopher Scott Writing Courses includes weekday (evening), full weekend and single-day weekend classes for writers of all standards. Learn the basic Skills of Writing

Fiction (plus a two-evening preparatory course entitled I’ve never written anything since leaving School!) or take the Advanced Fiction Writing course designed for more experienced writers. Other classes include The Publishing Scene and Writing Family Memoirs. Learn to write and get published. Find details, schedules, fees, etc. at www. or call 398--1727.

YMCA Summer Day Camp

is registering kids ages 2 to 12. This year’s camp theme is Feel the Spirit. Camp will run through Aug. 11 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Activities include swimming, arts and crafts, sports, music, field trips, movies, spiritual enrichment, dance, character development and cultural and educational programs. Registration is $40 per child and the weekly fee ranges from $50 to $80 per week based on household income. Call 233-1951.

Clubs & Organizations

AASU Sci-Fi Fantasy Club

This is an official student club of Armstrong Atlantic State University that accepts non-students as associate members. It is devoted to the exploration and enjoyment of the genres of science fiction and fantasy. Activities include book discussions, movie screenings, role playing game sessions, board and card games, guest speakers, episode marathons and armor demonstrations. Provides guest speakers to educators upon request. Call Michael at 220-8129, send e-mail to or or visit http://

Bike Night with Mikie

every Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at The Red Zone Bar and Grill in Richmond Hill. Half of the proceeds of a 50/50 drawing go to the military for phone cards and other items.

Blackbeard’s Scuba Club

will meet Friday, Aug. 4 at The Pirates’ House, 20 E. Broad St. Seating for dinner will be at 7:30 p.m. and the presentation will begin at 8 p.m. The guest speaker will be Dr. Daniel F. Gleason from the Georgia Southern University Department of Biology, who will talk about the benthic invertebrates and cryptic fishes at and around Gray’s Reef. Call Ryan Johnson at 604-5977.

Coastal Bicycle Touring Club of Savannah

Savannah Area Landlord & Real Estate Investors Association

Visit for meeting schedule and more information. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at Tubby’s Tank House restaurant in Thunderbolt at 6:30 p.m. 728-5989.

Learn to be a real estate investor or landlord. Group meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Spiva Law Group, 12020 Abercorn St. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.

An ongoing seminar for women who want to make changes in their lives through spirituality and positive reinforcement meets every Monday at 7 p.m. at Daughters of Destiny House, 12 E. 41st St. Facilitated by Miriam Center. Call 663-0894.

The public is invited to come and sing early American music and folk hymns from the shape note tradition. This nondenominational community musical activity emphasizes participation, not performance. Songs are from The Sacred Harp, an oblong songbook first published in 1844. Call 6550994.

Daughters of Destiny

Discussion Group for Unsung Heroes

You may not requrie recognition but someone else may want to know your story and it could make a difference in your life. Discussion groups or meetings will be set up. For info, send e-mail to unsung-heros@

English Style Table Soccer

Savannah Subbuteo Club. Call 667-7204 or visit

Historic Victorian Neighborhood Association

meets the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion, Post 135, 1108 Bull St. between Park Avenue and Duffy Street. Call 236-8546.

Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary meets the first Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. at American Legion Post 184 in Thunderbolt. Call 786-4508.

Savannah Art Association

meets the second Thursday of the month from 6-8 p.m. On June 8, guest artist Susie Chisholm will present Evolution of a Scultpure. Call 232-7731.

Savannah Brewers’ League

Meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at Moon River Brewing Co., 21 W. Bay St. 447-0943. Call 447-0943 or visit and click on Clubs, then Savannah Brewers League.

Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States

has a dinner meeting the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December) at 6 p.m. at the Hunter Club, Hunter Army Airfield. Call John Findeis at 748-7020.

Savannah Fencing Club

No Kidding!

is the area’s first social club for single and married adults who do not have children. Meet other non-parents at events and activities. For information on No Kidding! visit or send e-mail to

Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club

Members of Starfleet International and The Klingon Assault Group meet twice a month, on the first Sunday at 4 pm. at Books-AMillion and the third Tuesday at Chen’s Chinese Restaurant at 20 E. Derenne Ave. at 7:30 p.m. Call 692-0382, email kasak@ or visit

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Savannah Area Sacred Harp Singers

The name stands for Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks are held Sundays (weather permitting). Meet at 6:25 p.m. at Canine Palace, 618 Abercorn St. Call 234-3336.

offers beginning classes Tuesday and Thursday evenings for six weeks. Fees are $40. Some equipment is provided. After completing the class, you may become a member of the Savannah Fencing Club for $5 per month. Experienced fencers are welcome to join. Call 429-6918 or send email to

Savannah Jaycees

for young professionals ages 21 to 39 is a Junior Chamber of Commerce that focuses on friendship, career development and community involvement. Meets the second and fourth Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is included and there is no charge for guests. Call 961-9913 or visit www.savannahjaycees. com.

Savannah Kennel Club

meets the fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. from September through May at the Fire Mountain restaurant on Stephenson Avenue. Those who wish to eat before the

Chihuahua Club of Savannah

A special little club for special little dogs and their owners meets one Saturday each month at 10:30 a.m. For information, visit ChiSavannah/.

Civil Air Patrol

is the civilian, volunteer auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and is involved in search and rescue, aerospace education and cadet programs. Meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. for cadets (12-18 years old) and 7 p.m. for adult members at the former Savannah Airport terminal building off Dean Forest Road. Visit, send e-mail to, or call Capt. Jim Phillips at 412-4410.

Clean Coast

meets monthly on the first Monday at the Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Check for event schedule.

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meeting are encouraged to arrive earlier. 656-2410.

Savannah’s First Pug Playday

This group meets every first Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Savannah Dog Park at 41st and Drayton streets. All humans and dogs who live in a pug household are welcome. A donation to the Savannah Dog Park would be appreciated. Contact Mike or Melinda at

Savannah Toastmasters

helps you improve speaking and leadership skills in a friendly and supportive environment on Mondays at 6:15 p.m. at Memorial Health University Medical Center, Conference Room C. 352-1935.

Tybee Performing Arts Society

meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the old Tybee school All interested, please attend or send e-mail to ried793@

Urban Professionals

meets first Fridays at 7:30 p.m. at Vu at the Hyatt on Bay Street. If you’re not having fun, you’re not doing it right. Call 272-9830 or send e-mail to

The Young Professionals of Savannah For information, contact Jacob Cottingham at


2006 Summer Dance Seminar

Overcoming by Faith will present dance workshop classes in jazz, West African praise, ballet, gospel, hip hop and more. Classes are open to males and females from Pre-K through adult. Call 927-8601 or visit

Adult Ballet & Modern Dance Classes

at Islands Dance Academy, 115 Charlotte Dr, Whitemarsh Island near Publix shopping center. Challenging, rewarding and fun. All levels and body types welcome. Beginner-Intermediate Adult Ballet is held Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Intermediate/Advanced Ballet is held Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Beginner Adult Modern is Mondays from 1-2 p.m. Intermediate/ Advanced Modern is Mondays from 1011:30 a.m. A variety of youth classes ages 3 to teen are available. Call Sue Braddy at 897-2100.

Argentine Tango Practice and Lesson Learn the dance while having fun Sundays from 1:30-3:30 at the Doris Martine Dance Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. $2 per person. Call 925-7416.

Flamenco Enthusiasts

Dance or learn flamenco in Savannah with the Flamenco Cooperative. Meetings are held on Saturdays from 1 to 2:30 or 3 p.m. at the Maxine Patterson School of Dance. Any level welcome. If you would like to dance, accompany or sing, contact Laura Chason at

Lincoln St. You do not need a partner. Call 898-2296 or send e-mail to irdelatoru@

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 6:30-11 p.m. at Double’s, Holiday Inn/Midtown, 7100 Abercorn St. Free basic shag, swing, salsa, cha cha, line dance and others are offered the first two Mondays and free shag lessons are offered. The lesson schedule is posted at and announced each Monday. The dance lessons are held 6:30-7:30 p.m. Special cocktail prices are from 6:30-10 p.m. and their are hors d’ouerves. There is no cover charge. Everyone is invited and welcomed into club membership. Call 927-4784 or 398-8784 or visit

The Studio

has ongoing classes throughout the summer. Intermediate/Advanced Ballet is Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m., Intermediate and Advanced Jazz is Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and Hip Hop is Thursdays at 7 p.m. Fall classes begin Aug. 7 and registration is being accepted now. The Studio is located at 2805 Roger Lacey Ave. just off the intersection of Skidaway and Victory. Call 695-9149.

Youth Dance Program

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


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.

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.

Free Nutritional Counseling/Body Fat Testing

by certified nutritional consultants. Muscle Quest Sports Nutrition Center, 109 Jefferson St. downtown. Call ahead to reserve a space at 232-4784.

Jade Lotus Tai Chi Group

offers dance classes, including hip hop, modern, jazz, West African, ballet, lyrical and step, as well as modeling and acting classes. All ages and all levels are welcome. Call Mahogany B. at 272-8329.

Classes are offered Saturdays from 9:3011:30 a.m. and Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. at the Unity Church, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Dropin rate is $10, $8 for students or 10 classes for $80, $70 for students. All experience levels are welcome. Look on the web at

Salsa classes for beginners are offered every Friday from 6-7 p.m. at the Maxine Patterson School of Dance Studio, 2212

Join Amy Levy at 9:45 am on Fridays for yoga. Fee is $35 per month, Water Aerobics, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at

Mahogany Shades of Beauty Inc.

Salsa Dance Lessons

The Jewish Education Alliance

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 3558111.

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. Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pilates Classes

are offered at the St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for WellBeing, Suite 203 of the Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. Four sessions are $30, eight sessions are $50. Pre-register by calling 819-6463.

Pregnancy Yoga

An eight-week session will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-7:15 p.m. beginning Aug. 22 in offices located at 7116 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Pre-natal yoga helps mothers-to-be prepare for a more mindful approache to the challenges of pregnancy, labor and delivery. The instructor is Ann Carroll. The cost si $90 for once per week or $150 for twice per week. Call 596-0584 or email

Savannah Yoga Center

Classes offered seven days a week. Community Flow yoga is offered three times a week at a cost of $5 per session. For other classes, the drop-in rate is $13, the student drop-in rate is $11 with ID and active duty military/dependents rate is $9. The summer schedule is: Monday, Community Flow Yoga from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and All Levels Flow Yoga from 5:30-6:45 p.m.; Tuesday: Yoga Basics from 6-7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Gentle Yoga from 5:30-6:45 p.m.; Thursday, Dynamic Flow Yoga from 6-7:15 p.m.; Friday, Community Flow Yoga from 10-11 a.m.; Saturday, All Levels Flow Yoga from 10:30-11:45 a.m.; and Sunday, Community Flow Yoga from 5-6 p.m. Located at the International Center for Leadership and Coaching, 25 E. 40th St. at Drayton Street. Call Director Kelley Boyd at 441-6653, email or visit www.

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. classes taught by Debra Whalen R.Y.T. are offered Wednesdays from 5:30-6:45 p.m. at Muscle Quest Sports Nutrition Center, 109 Jefferson St. downtown. $10 drop-in fee. Call ahead to reserve a space at 232-4784.

The Yoga Room

Monday Level I and II 6:30-8 p.m., Mommy and Me Yoga 4-5 p.m. Tuesday Level II and III from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday Level I from 10-11:30 a.m. and Level I and II from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday Vinyasa Flow from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Friday Level I from 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday Vinyasa Flow from 9-10 a.m. and Level I from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Sunday Level II and III from 5-6:30 p.m. There are openings for private sessions on weekends. Visit or call 898-0361.

Yogalates Classes

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

Gay & Lesbian

First City Network Board Meeting

Meets the first Monday at 6 p.m. at FCN’s office, 307 E. Harris St., 3rd floor. 236-2489.

First City 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. 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@

Gay AA Meeting

meets Sunday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at 307 E. Harris St., second floor. For information, contact Ken at 398-8969.

Georgia Equality Savannah

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


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 352-2611.


Be Stress Free

Learn to go within, raise awareness and access inner wisdom and peace. Thsi meditation group meets every second Sunday from noon to 1 p.m. at 6205 Abercorn St., No. 203. Arrive by 11:55 a.m. and go to the front door. To reserve a space, email Ellen Farrell, M.A. at ellenjfarrell@ or call 247-4263.

Can’t Sleep?

Can’t sleep or stay asleep? Hypnosis and guided imagery works. Call 201-0071 for more information.

Case Management Program

St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St., will sponsor a client assessment and referral service that assists individuals in obtaining health care and medical assistance, indigent services, housing and other social services. Call 4476605 or 232-2003.

Circle of Healing

Connect, discuss, meditate and share energy with live-minded individuals in this free, inspirational circle of healing at the Center for Holistic Healing at Memorial Health, 300 Bull St. Call 236-2131.

Community HealthCare Center

is a non-profit organization that provides free medical care for uninsured individuals who work or live in Chatham County and do not qualify for Medicare or Medicaid. All

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Community Cardiovascular Council, Inc.

offers free blood pressure checks Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1900 Abercorn St. Call 232-6624.

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@ for information.

Eating Disorders/Self Harm Support Group

A 12-step group for people with eating disorders and self-harm disorders. For information, call Brandon Lee at 927-1324.

Every Step Counts Survivor Walk

Free blood pressure checks and blood sugar screenings

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

Free health seminar

Noise Induced Hearing Loss in Children and Adults will be presented Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital. To make a reservation, call 819-3358.

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 15 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Islands YMCA. To register, call 819-3368

Gastric Bypass Surgery Session

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

Georgia Cares Medicare Part D Assistance

The toll-free hotline is 1-800-669-8387.

Got a drug problem? Need help?

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

HIV/AIDS and STD awareness training

My Brothaz Home, Inc., a local nonprofit HIV/AIDS organization, offers free HIV/ AIDS and STD awareness training, risk reduction counseling and prevention case management to individual males and groups of males. Upon completion of the training, a monetary incentive and educational materials will be given to each participant. Call 2318727.

Call Phoebe at 897-9261.

Lose Weight

like Mark Merlis on Dateline. Safe, effective, reasonable cost. Researchers at the University of Connecticut found that people who used hypnosis lost 60 percent more weight than any other method. The Alpha Institute, 2010071.


St. Joseph’s/Candler will be performing mammograms to screen for breast cancer in its mobile screening unit. SJ/C accepts most insurance plans. Financial assistance is available to women who qualify. Call 7562611 for appointments. Mammograms will be performed July 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the West Chatham YMCA in Pooler. Call 819-3368 for appointments. Mammograms will be performed Aug. 1 and 22 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Group in Rincon. For appointments, call 354-9357.

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.

Memorial Health group meditation sessions

The Quit Line

a toll-free resource that provides counseling, screening, support and referral services for all Georgia residents 18 or older and concerned parents of adolescents who are using tobacco. Call 1-877-270-STOP or visit

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. 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 Pam at 658-2215 or Donna at 667-8943.

Third Annual Multi-Generational Health Fair

Men can get free prostate, blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol checks Saturday, June 24 from 1 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Georgia Infirmary, 1900 Abercorn St. Appointments must be placed for the prostate screening by calling 819-3438.

Wanted: CPR and First Aid Instructors

The Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross is looking for instructors. Call 651-5371 or send email to daled@savannahredcross. org.

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

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

Memorial Health Joint Replacement Lecture

This free orthopedic lecture series is held the third Tuesday of each month from 6:15-7:30 p.m. in the Medical Education Auditorium at Memorial Health to educate the community about the risk factors of arthritis, the prevention of arthritis and medical and surgical joint replacement. To register, call 350-3603.

Memorial Health SET Focus Group

This is a program to encourage Sickle Cell patients ages 11 to 18 and their parents/caregivers to learn more about Sickle Cell disease. Call Donna at 350-5616 or Saundra at 3503396.

Nature & Environment Dolphin Project of Georgia

Boat owners, photographers and other volunteers are needed to help conduct scientific 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 naturalist guide on Sunday, Aug. 13 to learn about and experience the dynamic and fascinating salt marsh ecosystem which has supported humans on this coast throughout history. $30 fee includes canoe rental and basic canoeing instruction. Meet in the parking lot of Fort McAlister. There is a $2 parking fee. Reservations are required. Call 897-5708.

Take a walk on the wild side

at the Oatland Island Education Center. The “Native Animal Nature Trail� features a variety of live animals and landscapes and winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland and salt marsh habitats. Located 5 miles east of downtown off the Islands Expressway. M-F:9 a.m.-4 p.m. and most Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $3 per person for everyone over 4. 898-3980 or visit

Tidal Creeks by Boat

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The Midwife Group of Coastal Georgia

The Midwife Group offers 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 826-4155 or send e-mail to

Planned Parenthood Hotline

First Line is a statewide hotline for women who want information on health services. Open every night from 7-11p.m. 1-800-2647154.

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July 29 from 10 a.m. to noon. Observe dolphins, egrets, crabs and oysters, all hard at work. $30 per person. Boat space is limited. Reservations are required. Call 897-5108.

Tybee Island Marine Science Center

Visit the center to discover the Georgia coast. The exhibits and aquariums are home to more than 100 species of fish, reptiles, amphibians, corals and other interesting sea creatures. Beach Discovery Walks are offered Fridays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. Call 786-5917 for information about current programs. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for children 3-16. The center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Tuesdays when it is open 9 a.m. to noon.

Volunteers needed for Tybee Marine Center

Tybee Marine Science Center is looking for volunteers interested in supporting educational programs. Help is needed with touch tank presentations, animal care, special events, sea turtle monitoring, outreach programs, gift shop and office duties. Call 7865917 or visit

Pets & Animals St. Almo

The name stands for Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks are held Sundays (weather permitting). Meet at 6:25 p.m. at Canine Palace, 618 Abercorn St. Call 234-3336.

SSavannah’s First Pug Playday

This group meets every first Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Savannah Dog Park at 41st and Drayton streets. All humans and dogs who live in a pug household are welcome. A donation to the Savannah Dog Park would

be appreciated. Contact Mike or Melinda at

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Readings & Signings

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

Savannah Ghosts Book Signing

Blending history with mystery, this book features 10 ghostly tales based on some of Savannah’s best-loved folk tales. It was written by David H. Rousseau and illustrated by his wife, Julie Collins Rousseau. They will be signing books on Thursday July 27 from 5-7 p.m. at The Marshall House, 123 E. Broughton St.

Susan Mason Book Signing

The local caterer will sign copies of her cookbook, Susan Mason’s Silver Service. Saturday, July 29 at 2 p.m. at Barnes & Noble.

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 Wright at 652-3660. Bring your ideas and lunches. Tea will be provided. 232-5488 or 652-3660.

Religious & Spiritual Chanted Office of Compline

The Service of Compline, �Saying good night to God,� is chanted Sunday evenings at 9 p.m. by the Compline Choir of Christ Church Savannah (Episcopal), located on Johnson

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NAM MYOHO RENGE KYO. For information, call Gil at 659-1917 after 7 p.m. or e-mail Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah A liberal religious community where different people with different beliefs gather as one faith. On July 30, Christie Cummings-Slack and Caroline Hopkinson will reflect from the topic, What Lights Your Chalice. The service will be held Sunday, at 11 a.m. in the Troup Square Sanctuary. For information, call 2340980, or send e-mail to uusav@comcast. net or visit www.jinglebellchurch org. The Uncommon Denomination.

Meditation Group

invites you to its morning worship at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday followed by Sunday morning worship fellowship at 10:30 a.m. and Sunday School at 10:45 a.m. Wildwood UMC is located at 4912 Garrard Ave. east of the south end of the Chatham Parkway.

Square. The choir, made up of singers from churches around the city, sings in the darkened nave of Christ Church by candlelight. Compline, the last of the monastic prayer services before retiring, is a service in which one is invited to meditate and reflect on the day or week past and then enter into the little death of sleep to rise with hope and thanksgiving for the days ahead.

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. 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 between the Publix Shopping Center and the Armstrong campus. Call 596-4077. Learn to go within, raise awareness and access inner wisdom and peace. Thsi meditation group meets every second Sunday from noon to 1 p.m. at 6205 Abercorn St., No. 203. Arrive by 11:55 a.m. and go to the front door. To reserve a space, email Ellen Farrell, M.A. at ellenjfarrell@comcast. net or call 247-4263.

Nicodemus by Night

An open forum is held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at 223 E. Gwinnett St. Nicodemus was a religious leader who came to Jesus by night looking for a way out of the darkness. He received revolutionary understanding that compelled him to forsake everything to become a disciple. Jesus was considered a heretic for his radical teachings that people should give up their own possessions and care for one another instead of themselves. Would Jesus’ teaching require anything less today?

Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) meet Sundays, 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 W. President St., Savannah. Call Janet Pence at 247-4903.

Savannah Buddhist Sitting Group

meets Sundays from 9-10:30 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 8:55 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.

Wildwood United Methodist  Church

Woodlawn United Methodist Church Sunday school is at 9:45, worship at 10:50 a.m. and 6 p.m. 2502 Highway 80, Garden City.

Women’s Bible Study

at the Women’s Center of Wesley Community Centers. Call 447-5711 or stop by 1601 Drayton Street.

Sports & Games Savannah Area Tennis

will hold an after-school and weekend Junior Group Tennis Program for ages kindergarten through 12th grade at various sites throughout Savannah. A cardio tennis program, Adults’ Workout With a Racquet, is a group activity that features drills aimed at giving players of all abilities a high-energy workout. Sessions are $10. For information about either program, call Phyllis Greene at 961-9862 or 507-9862 or send e-mail to

Savannah Disc Golf Club

holds an Open Doubles Tournament at 10 a.m. each Saturday at Tom Triplett Park on U.S. 80 between Dean Forest Road and Interstate 95. New players are welcome. Free coaching in driving and putting skills is available. Teams are chosen by luck of the draw. Entry is $5. For information, visit

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Amputee Support Group

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

African-American Women Overcoming Depression and Bi-Polar Disease

Backus Children’s Hospital Support Group for Parents

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

who have a seriously ill child receiving treatment on an inpatient or outpatient basis. A case manager facilitates the meetings, and a child life specialist provides an arts and crafts activity Meets once a week. Call Donna at 350-5616.

Al Anon Family Groups

A fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics meets Monday at 12:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., Thursday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 8 p.m. at 1501 Eisenhower Dr. and Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Goodwill on Sallie Mood Drive. Call 5989860 or visit http://al_anon_savannah.

Backus Children’s Hospital Support Group for Parents of Children with Bleeding Disorders

meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Memorial Health. Call Mary Lou Cygan at 350-7285.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Bariatric/Gastric Bypass Support Group

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

Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Support Group

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

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Better Breathers support group

meets quarterly, March 24, June 16, September 15 and December 15, at noon, Conference Room 2, Candler Heart & Lung Bldg. 5356 Reynolds St. Contact Tina Nelson at 819-7340 or Cindy Balkstra at 819-8032.

Bipolar Support Group

John J. Dunn, Ph.D., is interested in hearing from people who want to participate in a

perpetual renegade,” said French essayist Charles Péguy. The honest woman must be one, too, I would add. While that’s always a good rule to keep in mind, it will be especially apropos for you in the coming weeks, Aries. If you hope to remain true to yourself and in alignment with your highest integrity, you will have to maintain a rebellious vigilance. By the way, that does not mean you should constantly be agitated, fuming, and off-kilter. On the contrary, the healthiest insurrectionary fervor you can muster will be full of exuberance and joie de vivre.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): “One morning I came upon

a small demonstration on a street corner,” wrote Sparrow in *The Sun.* “Several men were holding signs that said BRING BACK DUSK, and shouting, ‘Dusk! Give us dusk!’ ‘But dusk will come again this evening,’ I pointed out to one of them. ‘We don’t care,’ he replied, with a wild look. ‘We want it now!’” If and when you become impatient in the coming week, Taurus, remember Sparrow’s story. Progress will proceed at its own pace, not yours. The peaches will ripen when they are ready, not necessarily when you are. Myths in Science” (, editors at analyzed ideas that are dear to conventional wisdom. They debunked the notions that lightning never strikes twice in the same place, that humans only use ten percent of their brains, and that it’s safe to eat food that has been on the floor for less than five seconds. But they affirmed certain other “myths.” A falling cat does pretty much always land on its feet, they found. Yawning is indeed contagious. Eating two poppy seed bagels can produce a positive result for opiates on a drug test. I bring this up, Gemini, as a prod to get you to take inventory of your own opinions, assumptions, and storylines. This is a perfect moment to not just question your beliefs, but to give them the third degree.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): The dreams you have in the

The Bulloch County Sexual Assault Task Force has announced a new 24 hour/7 day a week hotline staffed by trained volunteers to aid victims of rape, incest and sexual molestation. The number is 912-531-1771.

CASA Support Group

This support group is for parents and extended caregivers whose child or children have been involved with DFCS and/or returned to your custody after being in foster care, or who have been given custody of a family member’s child who has been involved with DFCS and/or has been in foster care. The group meets the first Thursday of the month from 6-7 p.m. at Youth Futures Family Resource Center at 705 Anderson St. For information, call Madison at CASA at 447-8908 or send email to

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

Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association

meets the fourth Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Candler Heart and Lung Building, second floor, Room 2. Call 3551221.

Compassionate Friends Support Group

offers friendship and understanding to bereaved parents. It meets the first Thursday of the month from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Candler Heart & Lung Building, Conference Room 2, 5356 Reynolds St. 925-5195.

Couples Struggling with Fertility Challenges

Caring for Us

meets every Saturday at 6:45 p.m. at Savannah Christian Church, Room 250. This is a group for couples struggling with primary or secondary infertility, whether they have been on this journey for one year or many years. Call Kelly at 596-0852 or email

Celiac Support Group

Open to persons diagnosed with depression. Meetings are held in classroom B in the Surgery Center Building of Memorial

Cancer support group

meets every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon in the board room located on the first floor of St. Joseph’s Hospital. 819-2475. is a support group for caregivers of ill or injured family members or loved ones. Call Kimberlee Mitchell at 350-3399. for anyone with celiac disease who is allergic to products containing gluten, their family or friends. For information, call 507-2592.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): “The honest man must be a

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In their article “Most Popular

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coming nights may be disturbing. Eagles may be divebombing warm and fuzzy little sheep. Lions may be pouncing on gentle deer and big bullies may be stealing the lunch money of cute little kids on the playground. You should not, however, view these dreams as bad omens. If you respond to them correctly, they will not turn out to be prophecies about literal developments in your waking life. And what is the correct response? Toughen up the part of you whose feelings are too easily hurt. Strengthen the protection that surrounds your vulnerabilities. Stand up for yourself with a courage that is graceful, not macho.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Travel writer Bruce Chatwin

walked around Australia as he researched and meditated on the indigenous people’s beliefs about what the land was like in the ancient past. He wrote: “Aboriginal creation myths tell of the legendary totemic beings who wandered over the continent in the Dreamtime, singing out the name of everything that crossed their path--birds, animals, plants, rocks, waterholes-and so singing the world into existence.” Given the fact that you’re now primed to create a new domain or two, Leo, may I suggest the aborigines’ approach? You’ll infuse everything with extra beauty if you play around with *singing* it into existence.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Once upon a time, you asked

a certain someone for a blessing. Instead, he or she blasted you with a curse. The debilitating blow of that bad magic hit you right smack in the place that was ripe for the blessing you requested. What a tragedy! Now, at last, you’re wise and strong enough to defeat the power of that old curse. Here’s the first step: Understand that the seed of the blessing you once needed (and still need) is hidden within and obscured by the curse. Figure out what that blessing is, and it will reveal to you what to do next. (P.S.: The French word for “wound” is *blessure.* It suggests that blessing can come from wounding.)

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): I foresee the possibility of a Jer-

ry Springer kind of week ahead for some of you Libras. You might seek romantic relationships with incarcerated criminals, or embark on a diet that requires you to eat three pints of ice cream per day, or try to take out your frustrations by spitting in the faces of unhinged teenage boys in mosh pits at punk concerts. On the other hand, there is also the possibility that many of you Libras will be pursuing unusual departures from the routine that would be more appreciated by the Dalai Lama than Jerry Springer. For instance, you might teach your skills to a class in a penitentiary, or go on a juice fast to purify yourself in preparation for a confrontation with abusive authorities, or express your righteous indignation at injustice by volunteering at a battered women’s shelter. Whether you go more in the direction of Jerry Springer or the Dalai Lama will all depend on how craftily you wield your free will.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Many people regard Evange-

line Lilly, star of TV’s *Lost,* as an exceptionally attractive woman. When she was younger, that was a problem for her. “I spent many nights crying myself to sleep,” she has said, “wishing I was ugly because of the way men leered at and disrespected me.” In my studies of human nature, I’ve found that most of us, like Lilly, have had a tormented relationship with our most extravagant assets. Fortunately for you, Scorpio, you now have an enhanced capacity to be at peace with and thoroughly enjoy the potent effects your beauty and power have on the world.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Philosopher Robert Anton

Wilson wrote an article called “How to Live Eleven Days in 24 Hours.” I’m borrowing the title to serve as your theme in the coming days. Your instinct for smart risks is finely tuned, and your ability to cram adroit intensity into every one of your experiences is high--so much so that you could probably harvest eleven days’ worth of sexy lessons in several different 24-hour periods just ahead.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “Hundreds of articles in

medical journals claiming to be written by academics or doctors have been penned by ghostwriters in the pay of drug companies,” according to *The Observer* ( Is this one more sign of corruption in the pharmaceutical industry? Yes. And further evidence that you should be very skeptical of all authorities everywhere? Sure. But it’s also a metaphor that could prove useful to keep in mind as you navigate your way through the riddles you’ll soon encounter. Be alert for the possibility that what you see is not what you’re actually getting. There may be manipulative powers behind the throne . . . stand-ins pretending to be the real thing . . . mouthpieces that hide the true source of their message.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): This week should be pretty

CRUNCHALICIOUS, Aquarius. You know, crisp and delectable, chewy and pleasing to your inner four-yearold--like a breakfast cereal with three different sweet tastes packed into puff balls that softly explode in your mouth. The only potential problem is that you could keep wolfing down the treats without any regard for how the experience might make you feel later. I suggest that you enjoy the feast slowly, pausing every now and then to monitor whether you’re close to being excessively stimulated or over-satiated.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Some observers have ex-

pressed derisive opinions about Guy Boos, a Wisconsin man who hurled his washing machine down a flight of stairs and pumped it full of bullets with his .25-caliber gun. I, on the other hand, admire those who take out their frustration and rage on inanimate objects rather than on animals or other human beings. That’s why I advise you to consider Boos’ methodology if you find yourself on the verge of boiling over, Pisces. Don’t repress your negative feelings, but find a way to express them that doesn’t cost you anything more than a little money. w

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The group is for caregivers, family members and friends of persons affected by Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementiacausing illnesses and meets the first Monday and third Tuesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to noon in Room 111 of the Skidaway Island Methodist Church, 54 Diamond Causeway. Visit or call 9202231.

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Hospital every Tuesday at 7 p.m. 920-0153 or 927-2064

Domestic violence community support group

seven week support group for individuals who have suffered a loss by death. Pre-registration required. Tuesda­ys 6-7 p.m. Grief Support Network is an on-going peer-run support group. Tuesdays 6-7 p.m. Children’s Groups, call for times. Specialty Groups such as Spouse Loss Group and Loss by Suicide Group are offered when needed.

Domestic Violence Hotline

is a support group for men meets every Thursday of the month. Come on out and meet other brothaz. 231-8727.

Eating Disorders/Self Harm Support Group

provides housing and support services such as life skills, resources and referrals, followup care and parent-child activities funded by DHR Promoting Safe and Stable Families. Please call 236-5310 for information.

Diabetes support group

meets the third Thursday at 6 p.m. at Memorial Health in Conference Room A. Call Robin at 350-3843. SAFE Shelter provides a domestic violence support group every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Building at 325 Bull St. Call Brenda Edwards, 629-8888. The Georgia Human Resources Department and Georgia Coalition on Family Violence, have a new number, 24 hours a day. 1-80033-HAVEN A 12-step group for people with eating disorders and self-harm disorders. For information, call Brandon Lee at 927-1324.

Fibromyalgia support group

meets the second Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Conference Room 2, Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St.. 8196743.

First Line

is an after-hours referral and information line to talk confidentially about birth control, sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy options. A free service from Planned Parenthood, available nightly from 7 to 11 p.m. at 1-800-264-7154.

Full Circle Grief and Loss Center

a program of Hospice Savannah, offers the free counseling services for anyone dealing with loss. Call 355-2289. Grief 101 is a

HIV/AIDS :living with HIV/AIDS? My Brothaz Home

Hope House

Huntington Disease Support Group

meets the last Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Heart and Lung Building at Candler Hospital, second floor, Room 2. Call Sandra at 9640455.

Keeping hope alive while living with cancer

meets the fourth Monday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Women’s Services Conference Room at the Center for Advanced Medicine at Memorial Health. Call 350-7845.

Koolostomy Accessories

is a support group open to anyone who has an ostomy and their loved ones. Call Jennifer Currin at 350-7845.

Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Support Group

Each month, the group focuses on a specific topic related to blood-related cancers and

also discusses ways to improve quality of life. Call Jennifer Currin at 350-7845.

Living without Violence

The SAFE Shelter offers free drop-in counseling to anyone who is in an abusive relationship. Meets every Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Education Building at Whitaker & McDonough St. 234-9999.

Lowcountry Huntington’s Disease Group Call Sandra at 964-0455 or visit www.

Lung Cancer Support Group

is for families who are going through lung cancer treatment and survivors of lung cancer. It meets monthly at Summit Cancer Care. Call Patty Thornton at 350-9385.

Lupus Encouragement Group

A support group that is open to patients with lupus, their family members and friends. 447-6605.

Memorial Health Cancer Challenges Support Group Call Jennifer Currin at 350-7845.

Memorial Health Diabetes Support Group

meets the third Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Error Prevention Conference Room. A variety of guests discuss ways to improve health. Call Glenda at 350-3690.

Memorial Health Hemophilia Support Group for parents of children with bleeding disorders. Call Mary Lou Cygan at 350-7285.

Memorial Health Pancreatic Cancer Support Group’

For information, call Jennifer Currin at 3503988.

Memorial Health POPPS! Group

for children with cancer and their parents and caregivers. Call Donna at 350-5616.

Memorial Health PRIDE Bleeding Disorders Support Group Call Mary Lou Cygan at 350-7285.

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SET Focus is a program to encourage Sickle Cell patients ages 11 to 18 and their parents and caregivers to learn more about Sickle Cell disease. For information, call Saundra at 350-3396.

Mommy and Me: Life With Your Little One

is a support group that meets the first Thursday of the month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Candler Professional Building, Room 508A, 5354 Reynolds St. Call 819-6171 for information.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group Call 653-5878.

Multiple Sclerosis support group

discusses topics that are relevant to anyone with a debilitating disease every fourth Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 8412 Whitfield Ave. at Montgomery Cross Roads. 355-1523

Muscular Dystrophy support group

meets Jan. 28, April 19, July 19 and Oct. 18 from noon to 1 p.m. in Conference Room 2, Candler Heart & Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. 354-9576.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

meets the third Sunday from 3:30-6 p.m. at the Armstrong Atlantic State University Sports Education Building, Room 226. 3517035 or 353-7143.

Overcoming the Stigma of Seizure Disorders

meets the fourth Thursday at the Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church at Abercorn and Gordon streets. A free story/coloring book, I’m Feeling Just Ducky!, is available for children to better explain seizure activity.. Call Pam Steadman at 2331006.

Overeaters Anonymous

Is food a problem for you? Do you eat when you’re not hungry? Do you go on eating binges for no apparent reason? Does your weight affect the way you live your life? No dues, no fees, no weigh-ins. Meets Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. at 1030 Shawnee St., Unit F2. Call 728-4028.

Pancreatic Cancer Support Group Call Jennifer Currin at 350-7845.

PRIDE Support Group

This is a support group for parents of children with bleeding disorders. Call Mary Lou Cygan at 350-7285.

The Parents of Difficult Teens group

for parents having problems with their teens and pre-teens. 353-7699.

Rape Crisis Center

assists survivors of rape and sexual assault. The Rape Crisis Line is active 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 233-7273. The center offers free, confidential counseling for victims and their families. Call 233-RAPE.

Rape Crisis Center Incest Survivor’s Group

As part of its ongoing work with incest survivors, the Rape Crisis Center has built a cinder-block wall where incest survivors can throw plates as an anger management technique. In order to continue, donations of china are needed. Call 233-3000 to make a donation.

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Support Group

The group welcomes anyone suffering with this disorder, and family members or caregivers interested in learning more about it. For information, call Martyn Hills at 6514094.

Safe Shelter Outreach Program

Providing services for survivors of domestic violence. All services are confidential and free. 3025 Bull St. 651-0004.

St. Joseph’s/Candler Emory transplant support group

The group meets every other month, Jan. 12, March 9, May 11, July 13, Sept. 14 and Nov. 9, in Conference Room 2, Candler Heart & Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. For information, call Terria Manning at 8192171 or Karen Traver at 819-8350.

Sarcoidosis support group

meets quarterly, March 24, June 16, September 15 and December 15, Noon, Conference Room 2, Candler Heart & Lung Bldg. 5356 Reynolds St. 692-2032.

Savannah Chatham Truancy Intervention Project

meets the fourth Thursday of each month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 428 Bull St. in the United Way Building. The project can educate you regarding the new truancy law and how it impacts your child.

The Savannah Parkinson’s Support Group

meets the first Thursday of the month from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital. Call 355-6347 or 2384666.

the 411|Happenings This monthly support group is for families of persons suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia and is held the second Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Ruth Byck Adult Day Care facility, 64 Jasper St. Call ahead to reserve a seat. Call Stacey Floyd at 236-0363.

Sexaholics Anonymous

The Chatham Branch of the Savannah Red Cross needs volunteers. Call Mark Stall at 651-5352 or send e-mail to

America’s Second Harvest Food Bank needs volunteers

S-Anon Family Group

Smoking Cessation Support Group

Make a difference in a child’s life. Call Michelle Jones, 652-6710.

is a fellowship for families and friends of sexaholics. For information, call 663-2565. is open to anyone who has stopped smoking and needs additional support or to those who are considering trying to stop smoking. Call 819-8032 or 819-3361.

Stroke Support Group

Teen Mom Support Program

Hope House of Savannah provides support for teenage mothers between the ages of 13 to 19. Childcare, snacks and transportation provided. Call 236-5310.

Transgender Support Group

My Brothaz Home, Inc. is sponsoring this support group. For information, call Lady Maverick or George at 231-8727.

United Way’s First Call for Help

Telephone information & referral service that provides expertise and relief to individuals and families in need, with a database of more than 500 agencies and organizations. 651-7730.

Victim-Witness assistance program is for families of murder victims. The meetings are at 6 p.m. in the Chatham County Courthouse on Montgomery St. third Thursday of each month. 652-7329

Weight loss support group

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a non-profit weight loss group provides informative programs & info. Meets every Tuesday. from 6-6:45/6:45-7:45 at the Windsor Forest Community Center. 7488700.

Wheeze busters

is an asthma support group for children that meets in the Rainbow Room at The Children’s Place at Candler Hospital. Call 921-3368.

Women who love too much

meets Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. Call Maureen Wozniak at 355-4987.

The Work

meets the fourth Friday at 7 p.m. at 2320 Sunset Blvd., (just off Skidaway at Carey Hilliards). The Work is for mentally healthy people who are stuck in some area of their lives. 355-4704.

Become a mentor

CASA needs volunteers

to speak up for abused children in court for their best interests and to help ensure they are placed in safe and permanent homes. Call 447-8908 or send e-mail to infor@

Chatham County Truancy Intervention Project

matches volunteer attorneys and other professionals with children who have been brought before the court for excessive school absenteeism. They also provide legal representation and other resources to children and their families to prevent school failure. TIP is recruiting professionals in the fields of education, law enforcement and social service. Become a mentor today and help make a difference in a child’s life. For information, call 201-2133.

Coastal Pet Rescue

Foster parents are needed. A volunteer coordinator is needed, as are vet techs with microchipping experience, Pet Expo volunteers, fundraiser volunteers, a PR/marketing coordinator, a trainer/behaviorist and Adoption Day volunteers. Fill out an online application at

Community Cardiovascular Council

is looking for medical volunteers to check blood pressures for our walk-ins. Anyone interested in a few hours a week please call Sydney Oetgen at 236-7666.

Community HealthCare Center

This non-profit organization is looking for volunteer nurses, doctors, nurses practitioners and development/fundraising volunteers to work at the center, which provides free medical care for working uninsured individuals. Call Margarita Ruppe at 3989720 or visit The center is located at 310 Eisenhower Dr., No. 5.

Crafts and Ceramics Teachers Needed The Women’s Center of Wesley Community Centers is seeking volunteers to teach crafts or ceramic classes on Mondays. Call Valeria Flowers at 447-5711.

The Dolphin Project of Georgia

needs boat owners, photographers and other volunteers to help conduct scientific research on the Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin along the coast of Georgia. You must be at least 18 years old. Call 232-6572 or visit the Web site at

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1 Joshua Jackson, on “Dawson’s Creek” 2 Thrifty rival 3 Loup-___ (werewolf) 4 Ending for pepper 5 Unfeeling sorts 6 Jack location 7 History 8 Pop the question 9 Reedy quality 10 Part of a thought process 11 Style of English architecture 12 Underway 13 ___ out (go to sleep) 18 Big joint 23 Discovery launchers 25 What tree climbers may have to wash off 26 “___ myself today...” (NIN/Johnny Cash lyric) 28 It may be watched at work 29 Volcano vomit 30 “Who ___ remind you of?” 31 Have the title to 32 Reason Fluffy needs a bath 33 “My good man...” 34 Planet in a sitcom 35 Negative vote 37 Recently 40 “Swans Reflecting Elephants” painter 41 Defenseless 42 Influential 1957 jazz album “___ Ahead” 43 Dog at the end of “Family Ties” 45 Tense time? 46 Glass brand introduced by Corning in 1924 47 Home out in the cold 48 Fencing sword 49 Word after book or street 50 Spanish national hero who fought the Moors 51 Vast pit 52 Drug smuggler 53 “___ Puffy AmiYumi” (Cartoon Network show) 57 Famed Steelers lineman Greenwood et al. 58 “Agreed,” poshly

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Speak with someone who has survived a stroke, who will listen and understand stroke patients’ experiences. Groups meet in three locations -- every Tuesday from 12:303:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave.; every Friday from 10-11 a.m. at Savannah Speech and Hearing, 1206 E. 66th St., (call Jane Medoff at 355-4601); and every third Thursday of the month from 4-5:30 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church at 1 W. Ridge Rd. on Skidaway Island. Call Ann Farr at 598-1766 or Shirley Nack at 598-7047.

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American Red Cross needs volunteers

to sort, clean, & shelve salvaged foods from reclamation centers where bent cans or crumpled boxes of nutritious food is sent. Apply as soon as possible. 912-236-6750 ext 109.

is a fellowship of men and women whose purpose is to help those with sexual addictions. 351-7440.


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friendly visits, telephone calls and respite care. Call Linda Fields at 238-2960, Ext. 123.

First Steps at St. Joseph’s/Candler

Become a volunteer with First Steps and provide support, education and community resources to help parents of newborns establish healthy and positive relationships with their babies. Call 819-6910.

Fort Pulaski National Monument

is seeking volunteers. Greet visitors, maintain trails, catalogue historic photographs and assist in the gift shop and more. Call David Underwood at 786-5787.

Foster families and adoptive families are needed in Chatham County. Call 651-5437.

The Foster Grandparent Program needs volunteers

who are 60 or older to volunteer their time in educational facilities, day care centers and

other social service agencies for 20 hours per week, working four or five days per week. FGP offers a modest stipend and assistance with transportation fee. Call Linda Fields at 234-7842 or 238-2960, Ext. 123.

or help out in the administrative office on Chatham Parkway. Volunteer training is offered the second Monday and Tuesday of every month. Contact Beth Logan, Volunteer Services Manager at 35502289.

is a program of the Savannah Regional Office of Georgia Legal Services that provides free, unbiased information and assistance to Medicare enrollees on health insurance coverage, benefits, consumer rights and healthcare fraud. Volunteer training is required. Call Rose Beck, 1-800559-8387.

The Friends of the Library Gift Shop at the Bull Street Library needs volunteers for all days of the week and Saturdays. Retail experience is not necessary. All proceeds from the gift shop benefit the library branches. Call Kathy Newman at 652-3661.

Georgia Cares

Hospice Savannah volunteer training needs volunteers to play music to pateitns, visit patients in their homes or nursing homes in Chatham, Bryan, Effingham, Liberty and Long counties, assist staff and families in Hospice House in Savannah,

Library gift shop needs volunteers

Lifelink of Georgia seeks volunteers to speak to community groups, pass out information at health fairs and organize awareness-raising events. Call 341-0000.

Literacy volunteers needed

Project READ, an adult literacy program, is in need of volunteer tutors who can commit to 2 or 4 hours each week. Call Jodi at Royce Learning Center at 354-4047.

Live Oak Regional Public Libraries

needs volunteers to assist in a variety of ways at its branches in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties. Call Kathy Newman at 652-3661.

Living Legends of Literacy

The King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation is seeking volunteers to help promote the importance of reading and literacy to children. The program is affiliated with the King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation 2006 Lecture Series, Literary Voices of the African Diaspora. Volunteers are needed to read to students at both East Broad and Garrison Elementary schools. Call 234-8000.

Meals on Wheels

Senior Citizens Inc.’s Meals on Wheels volunteers are responsible for delivering hot, nutritious meals to seniors on routes that typically do not exceed one hour in length. Volunteers may deliver as frequently as they choose and all meals are brought to the area by Senior Citizens Inc. staff. Training and support is provided. Call Darla Cady, volunteer coordinator, at 236-0363.

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Medbank foundation, Inc.

needs volunteers to fill out applications, do data entry, make phone calls, help with filing, process mail and perform other office tasks. Call Holly Smith at 356-2898.

Mentor and Volunteer Probation Program

Community volunteers are needed to be mentors for low-risk youth currently involved in the juvenile justice system. Call 652-6710.

New Parent Education Program

The St. Joseph’s/Candler program helps provide new parents with support, education and resource referrals to establish positive relationships with their newborns. To find out how to become a volunteer, call 6926910.

Oatland Island Education Center

at 711 Sandtown Road needs volunteers for special events and Saturdays. Trail volunteers and admissions attendees are needed. Call Dan Genrich at 898-3980.

Odyssey HealthCare

provides hospice services in Chatham, Effingham, Bryan and Liberty counties and is seeking volunteers to assist in providing compassionate end-of-life care. Volunteers may visit patients, help with office tasks or work on special projects. Training, ongoing support and education are provided. Call Edward Minor, 352-8200.

The Rape Crisis Center

trains volunteer advocates to provide support and information to sexual assault victims on the crisis line and/or at area hospitals. Train to be an advocate who provides support for rape victims taken to area hospitals or serve as a crisis line counselor. Call 233-3000.

Reading and math tutorial volunteers needed

for elementary and middle school students, Call Tosha Powell, Special Program Coordinator, St. Joseph’s/Candler AfricanAmerican Health Information and Resource Center, 1901 Abercorn St. 447-6605. w


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