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Volume 5, No. 45, August 2, 2006

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Cover Story Carbon neutral & lovin’ it Feedback Letters to the Editor City Notebook News bits from around town Letter from Editor It’s not a black thing Jane Fishman Passages Blotter From SPD reports News of the Weird Strange but true Earthweek The week on your planet

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Culture Art Feature Mr. Xie goes to Washington 26 Art Patrol Exhibitions and openings 27 Books Reviews of new releases 24

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Classifieds Crossword Puzzle Mental Fun 32 Sudoku Puzzle It’s all the rage 39 Classifieds They call it “junk,” you call it “couch” 31 Books 27

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What: There will be performances by Veronika Jackson, Hanson and Amburgey and Jonah Sage. When: Aug. 4 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Where: Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church, Gordon and Abercorn streets. Cost: A $2 donation is requested. Call: 786-6953 or

Tybee Island Music Festival

What: The Tybee Island Music Festival, which debuted in 2003, offers music for all ages and great food. The festival opens Friday with a VIP event featuring the Classic Rock AllStars. The Outdoor Music Festival will be held Saturday. Performers will include Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs at 4:15 p.m., Clarence Carter at 5:30 p.m., Cuba Gooding and the Main Ingredient at 6:45 p.m. and the Classic Rock All-Stars at 8 p.m. When: The VIP event will be held Aug. 4 from 8 p.m. to midarter, night and the outdoor Clarence C -Stars ll A k c music festival will be held Classic Ro Aug. 5 from 5 3-9 p.m. Where: The VIP event will be held in the YoumansSolomon Complex at Memorial Park and the outdoor music festival will be held at Tybee Island’s North Beach parking lot. Cost: $35 for a full festival pass, $25 for the VIP event only or $12 for the Outdoor Music Festival only.Visit: to buy tickets.

Sat, aug 5 First Saturday on the River Festival

Coast Guard Tours

What: The Coast Guard Cutter Dependable from Cape May, NJ., will offer public tours near the Hyatt on River Street. When: August 5. Cost: Free.

Sun, aug 6 Reel Savannah Presents District B13

What: This sleek French action thriller is set in the gritty ghettos of Paris circa 2010 where an undercover cop and a vigilante crook are determined to retrieve a nuclear weapon from the clutches of a criminal gang. In French with English subtitles. When: Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre. Cost: $7.

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First Friday for Folk Music

What: Celebrate the first Friday of August with fireworks over the Savannah River. When: Aug. 4 at 9:30 p.m. Where: River Street. Cost: Free. Call: 233-0298.

What: There will be arts and crafts, entertainment and fun events for the entire family. When: Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Where: River Street.Cost: Free. Call:

Fri, aug 4 What: The Savannah Children’s Choir will present an end-of-camp concert. It will highlight what the children learned during their week at camp. A reception will follow. When: Aug. 4 at 12:15 p.m. Where: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1802 Abercorn St. Call: 4122833 or visit

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What: Watch some of the area’s best rugby teams play in a 7-a-side version of rugby. Games are shorter, faster and harder-hitting. Men’s, women’s and old boy’s teams will be playing and there will be games all day. Hosted by the Savannah Shamrock Rugby Club. When: Saturday, Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. Where: Forsyth Park Cost: Free. Call: 663-7415.

Cruising Back to School

What: The Chatham County Youth Commission in partnership with E-93 and Z-102 will sponsor this back-to-school event for high school students only aboard the Georgia Queen riverboat. Students are asked to wear their best all-white gear. When: Aug. 6. Boarding is at 7:30 p.m. and the event will be held from 8:30-10:30 p.m. Where: River Street. Cost: Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from the River Street Riverboat Company, 9 E. River St. Call: 232-6404.

TUE, Aug. 8 Tuesdays at Tybee

What: Buddy Sullivan, a leading authority on the history of coastal Georgia and the author of 12 books, will present Life, Labor and Landscape on the Georgia Coast, a program that will blend coastal Georgia ecology, history and culture. When: Aug. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Tybee Island Gym Complex on Butler Avenue and 5th Street. Cost: Free. Call: 786-5917 or e-mail

Primary Runoff Election

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What: More than 27,000 Savannahians are living at or below the poverty level. For them, every day can turn into an emergency, whether it is securing a place to live, feeding their families, paying the electric bill or finding and accessing transportation and support services to help them meet basic needs. This is an opportunity to learn why poverty is everyone’s emergency, as it reaches farther into the individual lives of the working poor and into an entire community’s economic and spiritual health. In the Welcome to the State of Poverty welfare simulation, groups of 35 to 75 people asume roles in 26 typcial families living in poverty. The goal of each family is to survive for one month or four 15-minute “weeks.” The simulation is open to anyone who wants to learn more about the poverty problems in Savannah. When: Aug. 3 from 8-10:30 a.m. Where: Savannah Civic Center. Cost: Free, but registration is required. Call: To register, call Shawnte Jones at 644-6439 or send e-mail to

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The entire southeastern United States could be under the Atlantic Ocean if global temperatures get any hotter. As the polar ice caps melt, the oceans will begin to rise, covering land masses that currently are crowded with people. “The Southeast is particularly vulnerable to the wrath of global warming,” says Stephen Smith, executive director of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. “Increased global temperatures could destroy many of our coastal communities through sea level rise and increases in hurricane strength and frequency.” So what can one lonely individual do to save the entire planet? Quite a lot, actually, and it isn’t that hard or expensive. You can start by reducing your carbon footprint, a measure of the impact human activities have on the environment in terms of the amount of greenhouse gases produced. This is measured in units of carbon dioxide, which accounts for 74 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions that are causing global warming. Reduce the amount of greenhouse gases you and your household and business produce, and you reduce the amount of carbon dioxide that is released into the atmosphere. In other words, you’ve become “carbon neutral.” The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy has taken aim at global warming by making its business operations carbon neutral, and it is challenging other local businesses to do the same. SACE is doing this by working with the Green Mountain Energy Company’s eMission Solutions program. With Green Mountain’s help, SACE is working to offset 100 percent of the estimated carbon dioxide emissions associated with its business operations. To do this, SACE is purchasing electricity which is obtained through wind power and by planting trees. Also, SACE will purchase clean energy, also known as green power, from solar and methane sources. By taking these steps, SACE will help avoid more than 330,000 pounds of carbon dioxide every year. How much carbon dioxide is 330,000 pounds worth? It’s equivalent to driving more than 366,000 miles. “We hope that our purchase will serve as an example to Southern businesses that it is possible today to make your standard business operations carbon neutral and address a leading cause of global warming,” Smith says. “It’s easy. If we, a small non-profit, can do it, so can others.” Currently, SACE has 15 staff at offices located in Savannah and Atlanta in Georgia, Asheville and Raleigh in North Carolina and Knoxville, Tenn. All SACE employees have committed to offsetting carbon dioxide emissions by reducing office energy usage, refrigerant usage, employee commuting and travel and natural gas usage. Gillan Taddune is chief environmental officer for Green Mountain and head of the eMission Solutions division. “Southern Alliance for Clean Energy has set the bar for the Southeast by not only educating the community about the effects of global warming and the impact of carbon emissions, but now, through


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this purchase, going a step further and their manufacturing process,” he says. offsetting all of their carbon dioxide Up to that point of the process, eMission emissions from business operations,” she Solutions provides the profile at no cost. says. If the company is interested in reducing Green Mountain Energy was founded emissions, an offset portfolio is developed. in 1997 and is one of the country’s leading Not only is the company given solutions retail providers of cleaner electricity. It for its problems, it learns how to explain offers residential, business, institutional and its program to others. “We give them the governmental customers the choice of using language so they will know how to talk to electricity generated by wind, solar, water, their employees, customers, shareholders geothermal, biomass or natural gas. and the media about it,” Noel says. Founded in Vermont, Green Mountain Cutting emissions is a vital step to currently is headquartered in Austin, Texas. stopping global warming, Noel says. It began with the philosophy of “Use the “It’s important from an environmental power of consumer choice to change the perspective to do what we can to combat way power is made.” global climate changes,” he says. The company built and operates 13 wind “We’re providing solutions to problems and solar plants of its own that are located many businesses see they have,” Noel says. in several states, and also buys electricity “We make the process easy to understand from other and provide a costsources, including effective way to do it.” wind, water, There are solutions solar, biomass, and companies are geothermal and seeking them out -natural gas. even though they aren’t The electricity required to, Noel says. is delivered to the “Right now, we exist in customer through a voluntary market,” an existing utility he says. company, such as “There is no cap the Georgia Power on carbon dioxide. Co. in our area, As we exist in a which continues voluntary market, the to maintain power unique thing is that lines and take we are starting to see care of outages. businesses step up and The existing take the responsibility Sara Barczak of the Southern utility company for their own carbon Alliance for Clean Energy in her also reads the footprints,” Noel says. Savannah office meter and resolves “They learn about it service issues, and and take action to reduce customers are still it.” connected to the same regional power grid they were before. At the present time, coal is the The difference is that the source of the predominant source of energy in the electricity is renewable. It doesn’t just burn South, including Georgia. While much up and disappear the way fossil fuels such of the global warming pollution comes as coal do. Most electricity is made from from utility companies that release the burning of fossil fuels. This causes air carbon dioxide by using coal, the growing pollution, which the less polluting sources transportation industry also releases a vast don’t. amount of carbon dioxide. Wind energy comes from turbines There are eight coal-fired power plants mounted on towers. It currently is the in Georgia. Those plants produce 83 million fastest-growing renewable energy source in tons of carbon dioxide, which traps heat the world, and it has the bonus of being 100 and causes temperatures to rise. SACE percent pollution free. estimates that even a modest increase in Geothermal energy comes from heat average global temperature can trigger trapped within the earth’s crust, the kind of major problems in Georgia: energy that is seen in volcanoes and geysers. • A rise in sea level that would cause Geothermal power plants use steam and erosion, flooding and loss of ocean and hot water that is trapped underground to river buffers. convert into electricity. • A loss of biodiversity because niche “We just started the division called species may find it difficult to adapt to the eMission Solutions,” says Andrew Noel, higher temperatures, more frequent storms director of eMissions. “It’s got its own and coastal habitat loss. name, but it’s under the umbrella of Green • A decrease in the standard of living Mountain. We sit down with business as tropical diseases increase, respiratory people and build their emission profile. We disorders increase because there is more provide them with the tools to capture the smog, and heat-related illnesses and deaths data and show them their carbon dioxide increase while potable water decreases in footprint.” coastal regions such as ours. No company is too small or large to do • An economic setback would occur this, Noel says. “We recently worked with a continued on page 8 company to help determine the footprint of

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as the tourism, real estate and insurance industries all suffer from property loss caused by more frequent storms of greater intensity. SACE Safe Energy Director Sara Barczak is based in SACE’s Savannah office. “We embarked on this well over a year ago,” she says. “My area focuses on watchdogging nuclear energy,” Barczak says. “We wanted not only to talk the talk, but to walk the walk.” The fact that SACE is able to help reduce pollution is exciting, SACE supports the planting of 475 trees in the Barczak. “If even a nonprofit Talladega National Forest, which will offset over 316,000 with limited financial resources pounds of carbon dioxide emissions can make a difference, anyone can,” she says. “The main message we want to get out SACE staff had to figure out a way to go is that it is easy and simple and you can do carbon neutral. it now,” Barczak says. “You don’t have to “We offset all electrical usage by wait until the government has a program, purchasing renewable energy credits you can do it now, on your own.” through the Green Mountain Energy Co.,” It is particularly important for SACE to Barczak says. undertake this step in its Savannah office, “We don’t have a lot of green power Barczak says. options in this region,” she says. “We’re “This was a real priority in our region, buying our power from the Midwest.” which is particularly at risk because of sea The fact that the Southeast is rise and the hurricane potential,” she says. particularly vulnerable to the effects of But the issue truly is one of importance global warming would seem to encourage to everyone, Barczak says. “It’s a global construction of alternative energy sources, issue,” she says. “Depending on where you such as wind farms or solar plants. “The live, you could be more vulnerable to the Southeast relies so much on coal and impact of global warming.” nuclear power,” Barczak says. To begin the process of going carbon “Our choices are limited,” she says. neutral, SACE staff at first had to figure “That’s not fair.” out how much of a problem they had. SACE also is planting trees in the “Without hiring some special consultant, Talladega National Forest in Alabama. “A we were able to do an inhouse assessment,” large part of that forest has been devastated Barczak says. by insects and fire,” Barczak says. “At the start, we all had to fill out spread “We’re helping to restore trees in the sheets,” she says. “We answered questions Southeast,” she says. “Trees pull carbon -- how many miles do we drive to work? dioxide and store it, keeping it from being How many flights do we take every year? released.” We counted up the appliances in our office Although it is possible to become and figured the square footage.” carbon neutral without having a After determining all those factors, government program in place, Barczak says it’s important to make lawmakers understand how concerned their constituents are about global warming. “It is most important to send the message to policy makers that people are concerned about this,” she says. “Maybe they can put policy forward. If they don’t hear from people, they’re not going to consider it an issue.” In addition to the changes at work, Barczak has also taken steps to make her home carbon neutral. “We just bought a new car,” she says.

The car is a hybrid. Hybrid cars run off a rechargeable battery and gasoline, rather than just gasoline. In a hybrid car, batteries help to reduce fuel emissions because the engine draws on the battery and not gasoline when accelerating. Hybrid gasoline motors can shut off when the car is stopped and run off their electricity. “We’re going down to a one-car family,” Barczak says. “We’re able to do that in part because we have chosen to live as close as possible to work. We can walk or bike.” Homeowners can cut energy bills and help protect the environment by making sure to purchase Energy Star appliances. They also can use compact fluorescent light bulbs. “They’re more expensive, but they use a quarter of the energy that a standard light bulb uses and they last seven times longer,. In the first month, you’ll see a difference in the utility bill,” Barczak says. “The only negative of using compact fluorescent lights is that you can’t put them on a dimmer switch,” she says. “But you can use them in a porch light. If you buy one or two at a time and spread it out, it’s not that expensive, and you will see a difference.” Making changes at home is just as important as making changes at work. According to Green Mountain, the average home pollutes more than the average car in terms of carbon dioxide emissions. About 20,000 pounds of carbon dioxide are produced by homes, compared to 17,000 pounds produced by the average car. Green Mountain suggests these steps homeowners can take to reduce emissions and save energy: • Purchasing energy-efficient products. • Conduct a home energy audit by checking for door and window air leaks, insufficient insulation, inefficient heating and cooling equipment and energydraining lighting. • Replace old windows. • Switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs. • Consider a heat pump. • Set your thermostat to 78 degrees or higher in warm weather when you are at home and 85 degrees when you’re not. You will save up to 3 percent off your bill for each degree the thermostat is set above 72 degrees. • Don’t line your oven with foil and avoid the habit of automatically preheating the oven every time you cook. • Replace air filters in air conditioners and furnaces. • Adjust your hot water heater down to 120 degrees to reduce hot water costs by as much as 50 percent. If your water storage tank feels warm to the touch, it’s probably losing heat and needs additional insulation

on its exterior. • Limit fireplace use, which exhausts as much as 24,000 cubic feet of air per hour through the chimney. • Fix dripping faucets, which can waste 212 gallons of water each month. • Plant shrubs and bushes about a foot from your house. The dead air spaces will help insulate your house in both summer and winter. Enacting conservation measures in a business can help the business run more efficiently. “What business wouldn’t want to be more efficient?” Barczak asks. “As prices keep going up, it makes more economical sense. The more efficient you are, the more solid the bottom line will be,” she says. “No one wants to be wasteful.” By joining forces with Green Mountain, SACE will avoid more than 13,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions in just one year. This is the equivalent to not driving 15,000 miles, recycling more than 33,000 aluminum cans or recycling more than 5,400 pounds of newspapers. SACE also is supporting the planting of 475 trees in the Talladega National Forest. That will offset more than 316,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, which is equivalent to not driving 351,500 miles. It also will help restore the forest ecosystem and watershed protection. “Global warming is the toughest environmental problem we currently face,” Smith says. “Southern Alliance for Clean Energy is doing our part to reduce our global warming impact. Are you doing yours?” w

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Editor, It’s very difficult to fairly judge the merits of a Broadway shows you’ve never seen or heard before based on a local production, as you did with your review of the recent Aida. I’ve seen only two that fully measured up to their Broadway counterparts and those were the SCAD productions of Evita and A Chorus Line. I agree that both Jeanette Illidge as Aida and Warren Heilman’s musical direction were quite good. But we part company on everything else. Your take is that’s a good production of a poor show. Mine is the reverse of that. Granted, Aida isn’t a Broadway classic, but it did win four Tony Awards. After its three-year run on Broadway, it toured successfully for two years. It definitely had a catchy Elton John score with clever, often humorous and lovely lyrics by Tim Rice. “Written in the Stars” as a duet with Elton John and LeAnn Rimes was already a chart-topper and receiving constant airplay even before the show opened on Broadway. Equally memorable songs include “Elaborate Lives,” “A Step too Far,” “Easy as Life,” “Strongest Suit” and “The Gods Love Nubia.” Elton John’s vision of Aida was an uneasy mix of comedy and tragedy, true, but a strong score it did have. I first saw the show at its premiere at The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta in 1998. I left the theatre humming both “Strongest Suit” and “Elaborate Lives.” I saw Aida twice on Broadway. Heather Headley’s performance as Aida and John’s score and Rice’s lyrics were always the show’s strong points. But it was also beautifully staged and moved like lightning, as opposed to the incredibly lethargic pace of the local production. Two recordings of the score exist - the traditional Broadway cast CD and a superior CD released pre-Broadway with the songs sung by talents such as Sting, James Taylor, Tina Turner, Shania Twain, Spice Girls, etc. A listen to either CD, especially the latter, just might change your mind about Aida’s score. Charles Sawyer

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Editor, Savannah is changing. On East Park Avenue the smell of fresh paint is redolent. The neighborhood is coming up. Within a year of our moving here in October 2004, real estate prices climbed an easy $100,000 on the old colonials like ours. It took our breath away. It was great to see the old houses renovated; sad to see our neighbors evicted, as house after house was remodeled to accommodate richer tenants. The other day, I received a flyer addressed to “All Dixon Park Residents and Homeowners”— but as we read on we realize the “resident” part was gratuitous; they were talking to the homeowners. It was headed “Urgent Notice” and warned of a “situation” that “has the potential to affect the neighborhood and your property value negatively.” The Savannah Home for Runaways (now known as Park Place Outreach) was seeking to move their facility for runaway teens to 512 & 514 Henry St. The flyer announced that a public hearing would be held on July 25 with the Zoning Board of Appeals. I missed the meeting, so I called the signer of the flyer, W. John Mitchell, President of the “Dixon Park Neighborhood Improvement Assoc”, for an update. I was pleased to hear that the Appeals Board was unmoved and had refused to change the zoning to disallow the home’s relocation to Henry Street Mr. Mitchell believes ”runaway” is a bad word — to homeowners. He is sure that’s why the dreaded facility recently changed their name to Park Place Outreach — to hide their darker nature. He worries that locating the facility in our neighborhood “will create a ‘precedent” (bold and underline, his) “that allows future facilities of this type to move in too — perhaps next door to your property.” And although they lost the first round, The Dixon Park Neighborhood “Improvement” Assoc. is fighting on to alter the zoning to the extent that at least the residents of the facility wouldn‘t be allowed to hang out on their front porch — after all, he said, we don’t want to advertise the true nature of the facility. When did a child running away from an unlivable situation become anathema to our neighborhood and its “property values”… and exactly what kind of precedents do we want to establish for our community? In our world these days, where materialism so predominates, barely an eyebrow is raised by the kind of talk we hear from Mr. Mitchell’s Association. My neighbors on East Park, in casual chat, seem to be as embarrassed as I am by the

Neighborhood Improvement Assoc.’s stand. If I haven’t made myself clear by now, please allow me: I don’t want my neighborhood to shut out these kids, I don’t believe improved property values are the primary consideration in this case. If our neighborhood isn’t people-friendly and compassionate, it will become quite a different place to the one we moved into two years ago. I don’t want that to happen. Eve Herbst

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Minimum wage: How they voted Local officials walked a mile around Lake Mayer last week as part of the Chatham County Health Department’s Be Active initiative. The event took on a greater immediacy and poignancy given Mayor Otis Johnson’s recent heart attack. At left, the mayor walks with Chatham County Commission Chairman Pete Liakakas at center and Savannah Alderwoman Mary Osborne at right. Below, members of the Teen Leadership Club take a break from the activities.

A bill mandating a minimum wage increase -- with what some label a “poison pill” provision -passed last week in the House of Representatives. In addition to increasing the minimum wage from $5.15 per hour to $7.25 an hour over a molasses-slow three years, the “Estate Tax and Extension of Tax Relief Act” would also eliminate the estate tax, which is paid by only the richest Americans. (Republicans call it the “death tax,” while Democrats call it the “Paris Hilton tax.”) Hence the “poison pill” -- the packaging of the wage increase with the estate tax repeal virtually guarantees that the Senate, which has earlier voted down an estate tax repeal, will jettison the bill altogether. In the meantime, your friendly neighborhood House member gets to come home and say to voters that he or she either did or didn’t vote to increase the minimum wage, depending on what they want people to hear. Who said it’s hard out there for a pimp? Anyway, here’s the breakdown: Democrat John Barrow voted for the minimum wage increase, which remember in this bill is also tied to a repeal of the estate tax. So in voting for the wage increase, Barrow also voted to cut Paris Hilton’s taxes. Republican Jack Kingston voted against the minimum wage increase, despite his own opposition to the estate tax. So in voting against the wage increase, Kingston also voted in favor of the “death tax.” Got it? w

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from the Editor

by Jim Morekis

The candidate, not the color

The real reasons Craig Gordon won the 162nd — and being black isn’t one of them factor. This is Savannah, after all. Gordon, by contrast, is a native who went to school at Beach High, always a plus in local politics (our current mayor is a graduate as well). 2) Gordon didn’t rest on his laurels. Unlike the ironically nicknamed “Champ” Walker, whose father Charles Walker carved out a new congressional district specifically for his son and who subsequently imploded in a miserably incompetent campaign against Max Burns in 2002, Gordon didn’t sit back and let his father, Charles Gordon, run his race for him. By all accounts, the younger Gordon walked onto porches in the summer heat, knocked on doors and did what all successful politicians do: Asked for votes. He could have hidden behind his wellknown dad like “Champ” Walker, but didn’t — and that’s an indicator of character. 3) Gordon isn’t an attorney. Not just another cheap shot at lawyers. The Democratic Party, particularly the white liberal wing, has become entirely too dependent not only on campaign contributions from attorneys, but on running attorneys as candidates. Personally I’ve got no problems with attorneys running for office, but let’s face it: To the general public, a businessperson is a much better face to have out there than a lawyer. No offence to my many good attorney friends — including Joe Steffen himself, who is a hell of a guy and who will definitely be back on the scene. 4) Two words: Regina Thomas. One African-American Steffen supporter I talked to said, “When I saw that commercial with Regina endorsing Craig, my heart sank. I knew it was all over.” Indeed, there is no political name in Chatham County more golden than Regina Thomas. Her appeal crosses racial and party lines. Get Regina on your side, and your skin can be purple for all that it matters. For years I’ve heard local pundits sound the death knell for white Democratic officeholders in Savannah. But what the pundits forget is that African-Americans in Chatham County have much deeper roots in the area than most white people here, and therefore black candidates can generally draw on correspondingly larger circles of community for support. The bottom line is this: All things being equal, a good black candidate will always beat a good white candidate in Savannah. But the determining factor is still the quality of the candidate, not the color of his or her skin. w Jim Morekis is editor-in-chief of Connect Savannah. To comment, e-mail us at

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Like most other local political observers, I fully expected Joe Steffen to make it into a runoff with J. Craig Gordon, his young opponent in the recent Democratic primary for the 162nd State House seat vacated by the retired Tom Bordeaux. And like everybody else — including apparently everyone but Gordon himself — I was totally wrong. Steffen had more signs, more money and more endorsements. But it all came to naught, with Gordon posting a winning percentage well in excess of the 50 percentplus-one needed to win outright. (He faces no Republican opposition in November.) Conventional wisdom holds that this was strictly a white vs. black thing, with Joe Steffen representing the classic white liberal attorney a la Bordeaux, and Craig Gordon representing a newer generation of fairly conservative young black Democrats. Indeed, the Morning News tried its best to shoehorn the race into a convenient racial shoebox. Before the election, a provocative piece headlined “Is it time to put a black person in this seat?” sought out — and lo and behold, found! — a number of African-American residents of the 162nd who answered the titular question strongly in the affirmative. (In its election post-mortem, the daily claimed some credit for Gordon’s victory by pointing to the initial article’s impact on black voters — this despite the fact that the paper itself endorsed Steffen. Talk about chutzpah!) Clearly African-American turnout was high, and clearly to Gordon’s benefit. The 162nd, ranging from Ardsley Park to Cloverdale, is 53 percent black, but Gordon received well over 53 percent of the vote. But that’s no surprise at all. In the deep South, it’s a given that African-American voters will turn out reliably for Democratic primaries. Talking about high black turnout in a Georgia primary is a real “dog bites man” story, i.e., no news there. If one insists on viewing the election in racial terms, the more accurate headline would read “Low white turnout sinks Steffen,” rather than “Black voters put Gordon over the top.” Me, I have my own ideas as to why Gordon won. Four, to be specific, not one of which has to do with skin color: 1) Gordon and his family are wellestablished in Chatham County. Joe Steffen is not only a racial minority in the 162nd District, he’s originally from another state and goes to church outside the district. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but you can’t say none of that’s a



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By now I am used to my mother and the dotty things she says. Like the time she woke up from a nap, looked straight at me and said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jane?â&#x20AC;? When I said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Right here,â&#x20AC;? she answered, â&#x20AC;&#x153;No, the real Jane.â&#x20AC;? It only lasted a minute, the misunderstanding. We got through it. Now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a joke between us (at least on my end). So last Sunday, during our weekly 10 a.m. telephone call, which I look forward to no matter how disjointed or confused they are, when she asked me, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Am I your real mother?â&#x20AC;? I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get upset or unhinged. I merely said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yes.â&#x20AC;? I gave the same answer when she asked three more questions: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Are you my real daughter? Was there anyone in between? Was Nana your real grandmother?â&#x20AC;? After going through the whole family tree - yet again - she said quite cheerfully, â&#x20AC;&#x153;OK. I get it now. Perfect.â&#x20AC;? She followed this up with, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I guess Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m getting used to being old.â&#x20AC;? At that point I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t resist a question of my own. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s it like, getting old?â&#x20AC;? Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 93. After a short pause, when I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sure if she heard me or not, she gave a fairly neutral, appropriate, levelheaded response. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not much fun.â&#x20AC;? Hard to know where any of us will end up in this business of life. Last summer a distant cousin of mine Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very fond of, a playwright, early 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. After that, she and her husband left their upstate New York home for an apartment in Dallas to be closer to a treatment center and to her sister, who lives there. Soon after, her parents moved into the same complex, â&#x20AC;&#x153;so we can all worry together,â&#x20AC;? my cousin said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;like stagecoaches huddling together for safety.â&#x20AC;? We talk now and then but never about her situation. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m guessing she talks and thinks about that enough as it is. What news I get - and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not much - is from her sister. Then, a few months ago, on a crosscountry trek, I found myself in Dallas. Should I call her or not? Maybe she wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to see me. Maybe she wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seeing any one. I called anyway. Come over! she said. Visit! So I did. And it was great. Lots of laughs, angst about the president, the world, stories of family mishagas. Nothing serious, nothing specific. When I asked if she talks to old friends, trying, I suppose, to broach the subject of her illness, she said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not much. It gets too emotional.â&#x20AC;?

The only other reference she made to her situation was when she said sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d been doing research on what to do with her cockatiels, â&#x20AC;&#x153;you know, when the time comes.â&#x20AC;? Towards the end she talked a little bit about her treatment. There were three options, she said, none of them good. I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t listening real well at that time because I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to get emotional the way I know I could have. But are you in any pain?, I finally asked. No, she said. Occasional headaches. Some fatigue during the treatments. Frustration at not being able to find the right word. Are you writing? No. Too hard. And that was it. She feels okay. She and her sister complain about their parents, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the old people.â&#x20AC;? She goes to movies, shops with her daughter when she visits and every once in a while has to push her husband out of the apartment and out of town so he can keep in touch with the rest of his life. There have been miracles before. They could happen again. Any one of us could get hit by a car on any given day. We just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know. She loves hearing about my mother, whom she has met. She laughed hard at her recent spate of questions. What will happen to her, we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m ready for the worst, looking for the best and planning on continuing to talk to her. But, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t you know. Death is swirling around all the time. We do not have to look far to find his ways. He is not selective, not picky. And not shy. The other day when I rode my bike to Back in the Day Bakery, debating what to order for lunch, looking forward to a little banter with Cheryl Brown, the delightful owner and chief baker, I saw a sign on the door that stopped me in my tracks. Her sister Natalie, 49, the cheerful, chatty, lighthearted, clever and always pleasant woman whose voice floated from the Brownsville side of the cafe, who always had a story, always something to say about her dogs or someone elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dogs, had died. In her sleep. Just like that. From a heart condition that she and others knew about but that was presumably under control. As we read the note, a group of us stood there, stunned and speechless and sad. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just saw her the other day,â&#x20AC;? one woman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop. Now I wonder why I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take time to talk.â&#x20AC;? So do I. w E-mail Jane at


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• A woman told police she had given permission to her daughter to spend a week with a friend, but when she went to the friend’s residence to check on her daughter, the girl was not there. The friend’s mother told her that the girl had not been there at all. The woman began calling all of her daughter’s friends in an attempt to find her. She said all of them gave her the “runaround.” They told her that they had not heard or seen the girl, although one told the woman her daughter was in Bryan county with a friend. The girl finally phoned her mother to say she would be home in the next five minutes. However, she never showed up. • Police were called to a Holland Drive business in reference to a domestic dispute. A woman said her husband was threatening to break out the windows in their apartment. She said the previous night, her husband and her brother had gotten into an argument. She said her husband had been drinking alcoholic beverages since the fight. She said he became angry with her when she refused to give him a ride to his workplace at

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• Police were dispatched to a motel in reference to an armed robbery. When they arrived, they spoke with two men who said they were cousins. One of the men said that he and his cousin had gone to the motel because they had “bought a whore named Janie.” When they got to the room they had rented, they knocked on the door and “Janie” answered. Another man walked into the room and pointed a .22-caliber handgun at the men. The suspect then made the men go into the bathroom and take off their clothing. He then took one man’s ATM card and demanded the PIN number. “If the number is wrong, I’ll kill your ass,” he told the man. “Janie” then took the card to the bank and took $1,000 from the man’s account. When the woman came back, the suspect gave the man his ATM card back and said “Thanks.” Then the suspect asked, “Do you need money? I’ll give you money” and gave the victims $10. Before leaving, the suspect took the battery off one of the men’s cell phone.

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Reality TV Spawn

The parents of wannabe singer-actorcelebrity Marissa Leigh, 16, of Scottsdale, Ariz., employ 10 people for her career development, according to an April Arizona Republic story, including manager; publicist; voice coach; two acting coaches; people to do makeup, hair and wardrobe; musical composer; photographer; and webmaster (plus, of course, an entourage of confidence-boosting friends). “She’s spoiled,” said her mother, “but hopefully, it’s a grounded spoiled.” However, on her national TV debut, on MTV’s “My Super Sweet 16” (a party which her parents spent $150,000 to stage), she was caught saying “I’m a princess” and “I’m such a rock star that I can do this” and “I always get exactly what I want.” Even after MTV cut the two songs she sang, she was optimistic: “(This show)’ll still put my name out there and stuff.”

Compelling Explanations

In Yorktown, N.Y., in June, one spouse who was roughed up by the other during a domestic eruption tried (as sometimes happens) to talk police out of filing charges. However, the battering spouse this time was Emily Hanlon-Tarasov, a novelist, and the explanation of her husband (who was knocked unconscious when Hanlon-Tarasov angrily threw a book) was fittingly creative: “A few things began flying at the wall,” he said, “and one of them was a telephone book. And unfortunately, my head moved into the space that the book was flying (into).” Hanlon-Tarasov was nevertheless charged with assault.

The Litigious Society

Max Foster, 18, complained to a London Daily Telegraph reporter in June that two police officers in Bath, England, had told him they were under instructions not to pursue a man who had been spotted on Foster’s stolen moped, because the man was

not wearing a helmet. According to Foster, the town’s rules of engagement for officers discourage such chases because the suspect might fall off the moped, hit his head and sue the police. Jay and Laura Flynn of Lilburn, Ga., filed a $111 million lawsuit in June against Home Depot and the maker of Tile Perfect Stand’N Seal Grout Cleaner, charging that a defect caused toxic fumes that permanently destroyed half of Jay’s lung capacity, which, among other effects, according to Laura, ended the couple’s “extremely active love life.” She added, “I mean every day. But now that is over.” There Must Be Somebody We Can Sue: (1) Daughter Carriel Louah, 25, is suing her parents for at least $75,000 for the broken ankle she suffered in a fall on their property when she paid them an unexpected visit in Darlington, Wis., in 2005. The mother said she appreciated the surprise birthday visit, but denied any negligence. (A judge refused to toss out the lawsuit in July.) (2) Jaime Pinedo filed a lawsuit in Hackensack, N.J., in June against the estate of his late brother’s late girlfriend. Daniel Pinedo and Xiomara Ortiz were murdered in May 2004, execution style, by Ortiz’s jealous former boyfriend, and Jaime Pinedo alleges that that was Ortiz’s fault.

The Laws of Irony

(1) In July, former peace activist Christiaan Briggs, 30 (who had gone to Iraq in 2003 to protest the impending U.S. attack), was arrested in Islington, England, and charged with knocking a man out (leaving him in a coma) in a fight after he allegedly hit on the man’s girlfriend. (2) The British watchdog Environmental Agency, which prosecutes pollution violators, was fined the equivalent of nearly $14,000 in May for allowing toxic waste to flow from its monitor-

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People With Issues

(1) In June, Betty Jean Barachie was sentenced to 27 months in prison for embezzling $1.5 million from her employer so that she could indulge a mindless compulsive-shopping habit; among her inexplicable, 1,500-item haul were 58 coats, 16 chain saws, more than 3,000 books, and a John Deere tractor. (2) Nurse Christopher Irvin, 32, was charged in April with molesting a comatose 4-year-old girl under his care at Children’s Hospital in San Diego; he told police he had touched the girl’s genitals only “to see if I liked it.” (He said he didn’t and that, because he wasn’t sexually aroused, he must not be attracted to children.)

Least Competent Criminals

A federal appeals court in June affirmed the conviction of Aaron Fraser (aka Asante Kahari) for defrauding a Michigan woman he had met in an Internet chat room and had eventually taken for $38,000 in a counterfeit check scam. (Kahari had sent the woman bogus checks for deposit into

her account, and then met her to collect the cash, and was gone by the time the bank realized the checks were counterfeit.) Kahari had denied the charges, but the prosecutor introduced portions of a book, “The Birth of a Criminal” by Asante Kahari, which describes in precise detail the very scheme Kahari was accused of pulling on the Michigan woman. “I would get online,” he wrote, “meet a broad and be mailing her the (computer-generated counterfeit) check the next day.”

Signs of the Times

A July poll of American attitudes on lying, conducted by the Associated Press and the market research firm Ipsos, revealed that many of the respondents could not bear to give poll-takers straight answers from one question to the next. For example, 40 percent said they “never” lied, but in the next question, about 10 percent of that 40 percent said they might even have lied just within the previous week. More than half said lying was “never” justified, but twothirds then said lying is OK sometimes. British fitness trainer Liz Stuart conducts “powerpramming” classes for new mothers, the centerpiece of which is the women’s use of their own infants as weights for such exercises as bicep curls and chest presses (adding a kiss to each rep), as well as resistance in “power walks,” according to a May Reuters dispatch from London. Said one mother, of her newfound quality time with her babies, “If I had to go to the gym and put the twins into a (nursery), it would cost me a fortune.”

Fighting the Good Fight

(1) A 47-year-old man was arrested in Milwaukee in June and charged with stabbing a 54-year-old man in (according to the police report) an argument about not having an argument. (2) Marine veteran Christopher Marlowe, 25, was arrested in New Orleans in June and charged with shooting Army veteran Erik Beelman over which branch of service is tougher. w

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Fish From Heaven

A cloudburst over the northern Indian village of Manna unleashed a rain of small fish that sent villagers into the streets to collect them as they fell. “Initially, no one noticed it. But soon, we saw some slushy objects on the ground and noticed some slight movement,” shopkeeper Abubaker told the Hindustan Times. Meteorologists agreed that the pencil-thin fish were probably scooped up by a waterspout and carried high into the atmosphere before falling on Manna. But

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A moderate earthquake that struck a mountainous area of southwest China’s Yunnan province killed at least 22 people and left more than 100 others injured. The Xinhua news agency reports that 38,000 buildings were damaged by the shaking, which rocked 13 townships in Yanjin county. • Earth movements were also felt in the Kuril Islands, Indonesia’s central Sulawesi province, southern parts of Java, southern Iran and western Nicaragua.

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A 29-year study of parrots by an American researcher indicates that the talkative birds may be as smart as a 5year-old human child. Brandeis University professor Irene Pepperberg told the Australian Broadcasting Corp. that while the birds do have an impressive intelligence, their communications skills are limited to those of a 2-year-old child. She said that her test subject “Alex” can identify 100 objects, mostly food items and toys. And while Alex can use simple phrases to say what he wants, and has a “general sense of appropriateness” about when to use words, Pepperberg concedes he probably doesn’t understand what all the words mean. w

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The diversity of bees, and of the flowers they pollinate, has shown a significant +1260 decline in Britain and Death Vallley, the Netherlands during the past California 25 years. Researchers from both 5.0 countries analyzed records kept Emilia by nature lovers that date back Daniel more than a century. Writing in the journal Science, lead author Koos Biesmeijer, from the University of Leeds, said changes in habitat, climate and modern industrial farming are possible factors that have led to the decline. The researchers say they can’t tell whether the bee declines are causing the plant declines, or Week Ending July 28, 2006 vice versa. But they warn that if other pollinating insects aren’t able to make up for the bee of at least 25 people. Outer bands of the losses, the future of plants in the storm earlier drenched the Philippines Dutch and British countryside could be at before Kaemi’s eye passed directly over risk. central Taiwan, injuring four people and Mongolian Swarms knocking out power to thousands. A massive plague of locusts has • Remnants of Hurricane Daniel were preswarmed over northern China’s dicted to bring heavy rainfall and stormInner Mongolia region, force winds to the Big Island of Hawaii late devouring more than 9 million in the week. acres of grassland. The swarms • Tropical Storm Emilia formed off the emerged after regular rains began falling in Mexican resort of Acapulco, then lost force early July, ending a protracted drought. Xie over the cooler water to the west of Baja Bingren, of the regional Department for California. Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, told Eruptions the Xinhua news agency that rising Hundreds of families were temperatures and humidity are still evacuated, some forcibly, from encouraging the insects to hatch and their homes near an erupting proliferate into key agricultural and volcano in the central Philipgrazing areas of the impoverished region. pines. The cone-shaped Mayon Tropical Cyclones volcano southeast of Manila has Typhoon Kaemi struck the coast been spewing lava since last week, and of East China’s Fujian Province, vulcanologists warned that all signs prompting the evacuation of indicate it is preparing for a major more than 500,000 coastal explosive eruption within days or weeks. residents, and causing the deaths Most evacuees from within the danger

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While all the members (both past and present) of locallybased metal juggernauts Baroness grew up together in Lexington, Va., they’ve only been playing together under that handle for a little over two years now. In that time, they’ve earned more critical accolades and fan-based praise than some groups who have been toiling away for five times as long. Not that you’d know it from their laid-back —and almost Zen-like— approach to self-promotion. “We don’t have any promo photos,” explains lead vocalist and guitarist John Baizley when I request one to accompany this article. That’s almost unheard of for a band that tours cross-country as well as abroad (playing as many as 150 shows a year), but I’ll soon find out that’s standard operating procedure for these diehard independent spirits who have carved out a small, but ever growing niche for themselves in the increasingly competitive (and lucrative) world of extreme metal music. It’s commonly believed that there have been no musical acts from this town who have made major inroads on a national or worldwide level for decades, but that is in fact a fallacy. On the contrary, there have been a handful of groups from our immediate vicinity who have —over the past decade or so— achieved significant cult status worldwide. Some are even considered icons of their respected genres. However, the artists involved operate outside of the mainstream, appealing to fringe audiences, and garnering fervent support from loyal fanbases through grassroots marketing, incessant word of mouth, and the kind of internet-based buzz that was literally nonexistent in the late ‘80s. To jam-band fans, Savannah is the homebase of Perpetual Groove (or P-Groove as they’re sometimes known), to rap fans, we’re the “C-Port” town that begat the late Camoflauge (sic), and to brutal punk metal fans, we’re the city that created and honed the so-called “Savannah Sound,” a hybrid of sludge-rock, stoner metal and hardcore typified by groups such as Damad, Kylesa and Unpersons. Baroness sounds only vaguely like those three acts which came before them, but the fact that they chose Kylesa bassist (and acknowledged codeveloper of the “Savannah Sound” Philip Cope to produce both of their ultra-indie EPs (on the too cool for school Hyperrealist imprint) demonstrates a willingness of sorts on the part of the band to integrate that distinctive sonic fingerprint into their own bag. Yet, even among aficionados of that sub-sub-sub-genre will acknowledge that

Baroness is their own animal, and seems rather disinterested in following anyone else’s lead too closely. Baizley admits to an affinity for the trademark production value and work ethic that Cope and company have honed over the past several years, but seems wisely wary of hitching his band’s train to anyone else’s star — local or otherwise. “There is no official ‘party line’ on our part as to style, genre, sub-genre, etc,” he explains. “We are realists, and more often than not, we can understand where someone is coming from when they throw a label on us. That type of labelling will always be a simple way for different people to relate to music. That said, we prefer not to label ourselves. It feels a little too specific these days. Will rock do? How about metal? Those seem fine to me.” Seeing this band live is vaguely akin to witnessing a summit meeting of both old and new metal gods. They fire on all cylinders, sweating and concentrating to the point of scowling as they unleash a seemingly endless barrage of syncopated, monstrously precise riffs that touch on a surprisingly inclusive range of influences. In their epic, anthemic song constructs, one can catch fleeting glimpses of ‘70s wizard rock, speed and thrash metal, and melodic hardcore — yet no one style show sup for long enough to make itself (or the crowd) too comfortable. In the midst of preparing for a rare — and hotly-anticipated— hometown show at The Jinx (where the band first launched its career), the de facto frontman of the group took time out to speak candidly with me about the formation of the Baroness, their steady ascent among the ranks of their peers, and the band’s hopes for the future. Connect Savannah: How did the band form?

John Baizley: We have all played music with one another off and on since childhood. Most of us grew up within a few blocks of one another, and a number of us had the same guitar teacher, who

definitely shaped our musical sensibilities. (Drummer) Allen Blickle, (bassist) Summer Welch and I had played in a punk band around 2000-2001. We all filtered down here to Savannah over the past 7 or 8 years. Connect Savannah: Was there a stylistic goal in mind from the beginning? John Baizley: Initially, much as a result of my disenchantment with the majority of popular and underground music, I simply wanted to do something interesting that played to my strengths and musical background. After moving to Savannah, and witnessing its incredible local underground scene —bands like Damad, Kylesa, Unpersons and Roswell— my interest in music was rekindled, and soon Baroness found ourselves inextricably part of the “Savannah” sound. This, and the fact that

happy with the EPs, or in retrospect, would you change anything about them? John Baizley: Wouldn’t change a thing. Connect Savannah: What can you tell me about the upcoming album? Can listeners expect a new approach from Baroness?

we all have distinctly different talents and tastes, has helped us define ourselves.

Connect Savannah: Have you played material from the next album live, or will it remain unheard till the CDs are pressed?

Connect Savannah: Baroness seemed to be instantly embraced by the local metal community. Did that surprise you?

John Baizley: This Saturday we will be performing a set of new material. We’ll see then about working out the kinks.

John Baizley: Prior to our first local performance, no one had really heard what we were doing, so I think most people came out initially because they were friends. We had no idea what to expect from them, nor did they know what to expect from us. There certainly was never an assumption on our part for the support we’ve received. Connect Savannah: You’ve released a couple of EPs and are working on a full CD. Are you

Connect Savannah: How did your recent lineup switch alter the band? John Baizley: It was as easy as it gets. When our guitarist Tim (Loose) left, Allen’s brother Brian moved down in a week. He already knew the songs. Without a doubt, there’s been a slight shift within our internal chemistry. Fortunately, Brian’s an excellent musician, and an old friend, so what could have been very hard on the band’s psyche

Connect Savannah: Was there ever any doubt that Baroness would continue on? John Baizley: When Tim left we were in a difficult position. One of Baroness’ initial strengths lay in the fact that we’d all been friends beforehand, so we always felt very comfortable playing with one another. Adding a fraternal bond to the band may have actually strengthened that identity. Connect Savannah: Savannah seems to breed extreme and brutal music. Why?

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John Baizley: Good question. I think all the Savannah bands ask themselves the same thing. No doubt there is some inexplicable wellspring in this city from which we’ve all gotten some type of inspiration. Connect Savannah: Much of today’s extreme metal sounds frighteningly similar. Are you at all concerned with falling into that trap? John Baizley: Avoiding the pitfall of conformity in metal, or any style of music for that matter, is a real concern. We’ve taken a number of measures to avoid homogenizing ourselves. We usually try to avoid the easy route. That’s where the trap is. Musicians themselves have very little control over trends and popularity, but it feels like right now there has been some genuine interest in some Savannah bands. We consider ourselves incredibly fortunate to have the chance to tour all over the world and have great audiences. After hundreds of shows we still love writing and playing music, and hopefully the summation of all this actually does fly in the face of conformity. Simply enough, we write what we like to play and we play what we like to hear. Connect Savannah: Can you see yourself playing this type of music in 25 years?

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John Baizley: It should be out in early 2007. The direction is decidedly a little different, as we’ve been playing a relatively similar setlist for over 3 years now. However, the overall thrust, atmosphere and performance we think defines us should never dissipate, nor should our intentions.

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This month’s installment of the popular ALL-AGES coffeehouse-style acoustic showcase features Atlanta-based blues artist Veronika Jackson, who made a name for herself in the ‘70s as one of the only African American folk musicians in her part of Florida. Adept at the Piedmont picking style of Delta blues, she has performed for decades in the U.S. and Europe. Also on the bill are singer/songwriter Jonah Sage, whose debut album is filled with personal laments and heartfelt guitar ballads, and the wellliked local slide guitar and mouth harp duo of Amburgey & Hanson, who have recently reunited to offer their own take on early rural and swing blues, as well as originals in a similar vein. Admission to this smoke and alcohol free show is a suggested donation of $2, which goes to the Savannah Folk Music Society. Fri., 7:30 pm, Wesley Monumental united Methodist Church (429 Abercorn St.) - ALL-AGES.

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of fun, food, drinks and dancing. Friday night is a limited-capacity indoor show by The Classic Rock All-Stars, featuring the frontmen/vocalists from Iron Butterfly, Sugarloaf, Blues Image, Rare Earth and Cannibal & The Headhunters. Saturday, the party moves outdoors, and runs from 3 till 9 pm. That lineup includes the CRA, plus shag and soul legends Maurice Williams &

Here’s another stellar booking at this lowkey, intimate listening room about 20 minutes from downtown. Bassist Cowan possesses one of the finest voices in today’s bluegrass world, and his band of “allstars,” includes such critically acclaimed and award winning luminaries as guitarist Jeff Autry, mandolinist Wayne Benson, fiddle player Shad Cobb and banjoist Noam Pikelny. This will be an evening of beautiful, beautiful music in a respectful setting. As of press Blackwurm, time, less than 25 Maurice Williams, advance tickets Jeff & Vida remained available, so charge one will you can at 748-1930! Fri., 8 pm, Randy Wood’s Concert Hall (1304 E. Hwy 80, The Zodiacs, Clarence “Strokin’” Carter, and Cuba Gooding (Sr.) & The Main Bloomingdale) - ALL-AGES. For advance tickets, visit www. The Tybee Island Music Fest Ingredient. Fri., 8 pm (Memorial This annual gathering finds a variety Park) + Sat., 3 pm, North Beach Parking Lot. of established shag, rock and soul artists Jeff & Vida converging on 2 locations in this relatively It was only a few weeks back that this sedate beach community for a weekend terrific Americana duo played this funky

Caribbean eatery only a short walk from the ocean. Formed in New Orleans but now based in Nashville, they’re known for bittersweet vocal harmonies and nimblefingered interplay between Vida Wakeman’s acoustic guitar and Jeff Burke’s banjo, and mandolin. With a working knowledge of plenty of traditional mountain music and Old-Time bluegrass, plus a hankerin’ for the clever wordplay and aw-shucks demeanor of classic C & W, they put on a great show that’s most impressive to fans of Lucinda Williams, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings or Kelly Willis. Catch ‘em now for free before they begin their annual tour of the U.K.! Sun., 6 pm, North Beach Grill (ALL-AGES).


One of the best bands in Savannah you’ve never heard (or herd of, for that matter), this fuzzedout, relentless prog-rock-cum-spacerock powerhouse features some of the more talented and idiosyncratic players on the local art music, jazz, blues and rock scenes. Multi-instrumentalist Ricardo Ochoa (perhaps best known for his stints in ARTillery Punch, and The Richard Leo Johnson Trio) puts down his violin and viola to concentrate on a variety of vintage analog synths and keyboards, not to mention an updated version of the fabled electronic instrument the Theremin. The rhythm section of bassist Mike Walker (of GAM and Bottles & Cans), and drummer Josh Safer (of GAM and The Viguba Trio) are locked in tight on these instrumental odysseys that blend the sci-fi thrust of protometal (think Hawkwind and Voivod) with the repetitive, droning bliss of such electronic rock pioneers as Kraftwerk and CAN. This rare local show is being described as a multimedia experience, with local video artists and sculptors creating customized 2 and 3-dimensional art to pules and follow along with the group’s alpha wave jamming Mon., 10 pm, The Jinx .w



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A Nickel Bag of Funk

Vocalist Leslie Gadson leads this R & B, soul and gospel-influenced party band. Fri., 7 pm, North Beach Grill (Tybee) + Sat., 9 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.

The Christy Alan Band

Local singer and actor paying sincere tribute to Frank Sinatra’s Golden Age. Thurs., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar. Solo acoustic guitarist/singer with an eclectic repertoire of rock and soul covers. Wed., 7 pm, Pogy’s Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill) + Fri., 7 pm, Tubby’s (Thunderbolt).

Annie Allman

Jazz, standards and blues from a multiinstrumentalist who’s part of Georgia’s fabled Allman family of musicians. Thurs. - Fri., 5 pm, Cobblestone Conch House.

The Howard Paul Quartet

Ace 7-string guitarist, joined by talented regional pianist John Brackett. Mon., 7:30 pm, The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).

John Banks

G.E. Perry w/Ragman & The Tybee All-Stars

Instrumental jazz, blues and rock guitar. Sun., 7 pm, Jazz’d.

Jeff Beasley Band

Virtuosic guitarist Perry is joined by a host of islandbased rock and blues sidemen. Fri., 7 pm, Tybee Center (Tybee).

The Carry-Ons

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1st local appearance in a year from this pop-punk trio (think Rancid, The Offspring) which has since relocated to the indie music mecca of Athens. Mon., Sweet Melissa’s (35 Whitaker St.) - ALL-AGES.

Phantom Wingo

Fiery and passionate Southern jam-rock with soulful vocals and blazing guitar leads. Sat., 7 pm, North Beach Grill.

The Bobby Ryder Quartet

Veteran jazzman offering big-band style arrangements of swing standards. Thurs., 8 pm, The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head).

Huxsie Scott

Great local gospel, jazz and soul singer. Thurs., 6 pm, North Beach Grill (Tybee).

Thomas Claxton

Seven Gates To Elsewhere

The Chuck Courtenay Band

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Intense singer/songwriter mixing classic and modern guitar rock with his own originals. Sun., 5 pm, The Warehouse. Country and Southern rock covers and originals, featuring some of the area’s best roadhouse ringers. Thurs., 8 pm (solo), Baja Cantina (The Landings) + Fri., 8:30 pm, Pogy’s Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill) + Tues., 6 pm, Wild Wing Café (solo).

Eric Culberson Blues Band Internationally-known electric blues guitarist and vocalist who calls Savannah home. Tues. (hosts Open Jam), - Wed., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge. + Thurs., 8 pm, The Warehouse.

Deep Cuts

Newly-formed “killer copy band,” playing rarely-heard tunes by Stone Temple Pilots, Led Zep, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, and more. Fri., 9 pm, Dolphin Reef (Tybee).

Young, psychedelic act influenced by British blues-rock from the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. Fri., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law. Local jazz trio of guitarist Jackson Evans, his bassist wife Maggie and drummer Mark Cordray. Fri., 8:30 pm, Tantra Lounge (formerly The Monkey Bar).

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Blues, twang, New Orleans grooves and ‘50sstyle rock & roll covers and originals. Thurs. - Fri., 8 pm, The Warehouse + Mon., Murphy’s Law (solo).

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Rock, pop and soul covers from a group of island-area veterans. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Fannie’s On The Beach (Tybee).

Loud old-school punk quartet from Atlanta that cites The Ramones, Social Distortion and Operation Ivy as key inspirations. With Tn.’s snotty horn-ska-punk act Stuck Lucky and the bellowing metal-tinged fellow Atlantans The Vaginas. Fri., 10 pm, The Jinx.

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Masquerade, Atlanta Perpetual Groove - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta Elf Power - 40 Watt Club, Atlanta The Clientele - Village Tavern, Mount Pleasant, SC Ron White - Bi Lo Center, Greenville Molly Hatchet - Morocco Shrine Auditorium, Jacksonville

Sunday the 6th

Muse, The Cloud Room - Tabernacle, Atlanta Snowden, The Clientele - The EARL, Atlanta The Church, Rob Dickinson (of The Catherine Wheel) Variety Playhouse, Atlanta

Monday the 7th

Steely Dan, Michael McDonald - Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta The Rentals, Ozma Rob Dickinson The Masquerade, Atlanta Eels - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta Summerbirds in the Cellar, Now It’s Overhead - Common Grounds, Gainesville, FL


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AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) B & D BURGERS (Southside)- Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) BAJA CANTINA (The Landings)- Chuck Courtenay (8 pm) BAYOU CAFÉ (upstairs)- Chief (9 pm) BARNES & NOBLE (Oglethorpe Mall)Open Mic (8 pm) BAY STREET BLUES- Open Mic Night w/Tim BERNIE’S ON RIVER STREET- Karaoke (9 pm) BLAINE’S BACK DOOR BAR- #@*! Karaoke CAFÉ LOCO (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (8 pm) CHUCK’S BAR- #@*! Karaoke (10 pm) CLUB ONE- Industrial Resurrection w/DJ Shrapnel (10 pm) COBBLESTONE CONCH HOUSE (225 W. River St.)- Annie Allman (5 pm) CREEKSIDE CAFÉ - formerly DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)Live Music TBA (6 pm) DAIQUIRI BEACH- Karaoke (10 pm) DOC’S BAR (Tybee)- Live Music TBA FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee)“Georgia Kyle” Shiver (7 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE- Live Music TBA (9 pm) THE GRILL BEACHSIDE (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) HANG FIRE (37 Whitaker St.)- Live “Rock & Roll” Team Trivia (9 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)Terry Rini Powers (6 pm), The Bobby Ryder Quartet (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- Trae Gurley (7 pm) THE JINX- Dance Party w/Shiz-Nite (10 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S- Gabriel Donahue LOCOS DELI & PUB (Southside)- Team Trivia w/Paul & Jeff, Live Music TBA THE MANSION ON FORSYTH PARKPianist Peter Tavalin (5 pm), The Teddy

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Music TBA (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)- Live Music TBA (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)Deep Cuts (9 pm) DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)“World Famous” DJ Sam Diamond DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Sandfly)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee)The Christy Alan Band (9 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE- Live Music TBA (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)- The Mike Suman Group (7:30 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- The Equinox Jazz Quartet (9 pm) JEN’S & FRIENDS (Bull & Broughton Sts.)- Greg Snyder (10 pm) THE JINX- The Carry On’s, Stuck Lucky, The Vaginas (10 pm) JUKEBOX BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S- Gabriel Donahue LOCOS DELI & PUB (Downtown)Three (10 pm) LUNA LOUNGE @ IL PASTICCIO- Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) THE MANSION ON FORSYTH PARKPianist Peter Tavalin (5 pm), The Roger Moss Quintet (9 pm) MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS- Live

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Andrea,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; by Alan Xie Last year, Xie -- pronounced â&#x20AC;&#x153;zheeâ&#x20AC;? -- responded to a call for entries by the Galleryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. Of the 51 finalists, the Shanghai, China, native was selected as one of seven on the finalist short list. The award comes with a $25,000 cash prize and a commission from the National Portrait Gallery to portray a remarkable living American for its permanent collection.

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Connect Savannah: Tell us about Andrea and what this portrait tells us about her.

Connect Savannah: As an Asian living in America, how can you explain the differences between Asian design sensibilities and American design? Alan Xie: This is a very good question. Asian and U.S. artists of course have very different cultural backgrounds. I just went to Shanghai and visited my fellow artists there. Chinese artists seem to prefer more visual context and because of their history, Chinese artists have more of a tendency to

like this. Asian art tended to be framed as a kind of colonialism trap. Connect Savannah: But globalism also means you were able to come study here. Arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t there some positive aspects to the globalization of art? Alan Xie: Well, the American influence is everywhere. The difficult thing for Asian artists in the Western world is that for Asian artists itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy to be labeled. Asian art is easy


Connect Savannah: How has this affected you? Alan Xie: I absolutely donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to be recognized as Chinese cultural-oriented. I cannot completely avoid the influence, because I lived in China for 25 years. But I want to keep my independent thinking. My work is about the individual response to digital culture, and how it changes our vision of culture. This is my point. Chinese nationalist culture strongly resisted that kind of tendency. w


Alan Xie: Andrea is a 2D animation artist who used to study at SCAD. The painting is about my memory of her -- a dreamy digital memory. Connect Savannah: What techniques did you use in creating her portrait? Alan Xie: Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pure oil on canvas. I used oil painting to simulate this kind of effect. I used traditional oil painting techniques to simulate a digital effect. Connect Savannah: Digital effects are usually used to simulate traditional techniques, but you turned all that on its head. Where did you get the idea for that kind of irony?

of more of a free market itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really good for artists, because a lot of international money is rushing to the art market. This gives artists a lot of chance to show artwork in the Western world. In the meantime Chinese contemporary artists have the burden of how to represent Chinese culture in artwork. A lot of times when Chinese artists think about the market, he or she will tend to do simple, recognizable artwork. This is the negative effect on Chinese contemporary art, because then you have the same contradiction between traditional culture and globalization -- a contradiction about the market and an artist with a very strong cultural influence on their art.


Alan Xie: Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mostly based on my experience of editing videotape.

cultural introspection. American artists are more focused on effect.

Connect Savannah: Have you seen your portrait in the National Gallery yet?

Connect Savannah: What can Asian and American artists teach each other?

Alan Xie: Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s with other paintings in the museum, with the presidentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; portraits. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been in several competitions, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never been to the National Portrait Gallery. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in the process of reforming the gallery now, making it more contemporary.

Alan Xie: The important thing is to know each other. Especially for Asian artists the important thing is to resist globalism, this so-called cultural nationalism. It is very difficult because you have a certain contradiction when art has been globalized

to be seen as a result of a certain tradition of culture. This is very difficult for Asian artists to work through. It needs to be about each individual artist. Connect Savannah: With China increasingly asserting its role as a major world player, how has that changed Chinese art? Alan Xie: Before the reforming in China, Chinese art was dominated by socialist realism. Now actually with the development

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About the National Portrait Gallery in Washington:

â&#x20AC;˘ Number of objects in the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s collection: nearly 20,000 works, ranging from paintings and sculpture to photographs and drawings. â&#x20AC;˘ Web site: â&#x20AC;˘ Established by an Act of Congress in 1962 and opened to the public in 1968. â&#x20AC;˘ Mission: to collect and display images of â&#x20AC;&#x153;men and women who have made significant contributions to the history, development and culture of the people of the United States.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ Prominent works: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lansdowneâ&#x20AC;? portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart; Benjamin Franklin by Joseph Duplessis (the image on the $100 bill); Mary Cassatt by Edgar Degas; Abraham Lincoln by Alexander Gardner; Grant & His Generals by Ole Peter Hansen Balling; and Charlie Chaplin by Edward Steichen â&#x20AC;˘ Additionally, the National Portrait Galleryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s collections include portraits of all U.S. presidents, more than 5,400 glass-plate negatives from the studios of Mathew Brady and original artwork from more than 1,600 TIME magazine covers. w

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an honor to be recognized by the National Portrait Gallery. Portraiture, which has played a significant role in my life and career, has enabled me to experiment with my passion for creative illusion,â&#x20AC;? says the 32year-old Xie. Xie received his bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in sculpture from the China National Academy of Fine Arts. In 1999 he moved to the United States and began attending the Savannah College of Art and Design, where he obtained his masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree. Currently, he is a full-time professor at Clayton College and State University in Atlanta. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been given the opportunity to teach my passion and to convey it to young people, which is an amazing thing,â&#x20AC;? Xie says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I specifically work to build studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; confidence in their artistic abilities by teaching them how to develop creative concepts through the proper use of tools and hand techniques. By doing this, they gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of art and expression.â&#x20AC;? His prize-winning portrait, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Andrea,â&#x20AC;? was painted with techniques specifically emulating digital effects. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My paintings are meant to vibrate much like the flicker of a television screen,â&#x20AC;? Xie explains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They seek to highlight the artificial, simulated nature of our contemporary media by bringing attention to the transient, temporal nature of the televisual image, unlike the stable and permanent nature of painting.â&#x20AC;? Following are highlights of Connect Savannahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recent interview with the painter.



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W. Gerome Temple hosts a one-night show Aug. 5 ‘Collective’ -- Abstract constructions by Jason Gillman, through Aug. 17 at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. Reception Thurs. Aug 3, 6-8 p.m.

June Stratton, Corinne Adams, Barbara J. Brown, Stephen Kasun, James Allen, Leslie Kneisel and Adela Holmes. Whitney Gallery, 415 Whitaker St.

‘Contrived and Classified’ -- Wall installations by SCAD MFA painting candidate Susan Murrell. Opening reception Friday, Aug. 4, 5-7 p.m. at Alexander Hall Main Gallery, 668 Indian Street. Through August 30.

‘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.

‘W. Gerome Temple: Exhibition of New Paintings and Drawings’ -- August 5 at 201 East Charlton Street, suites on Lafayette parlor floor. Visit

Isle of Hope Artisans League -- July 1–August 31 at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. Show includes woodturnings by Noel Wright; ceramics by John Jensen and Polly Cooper; paintings by Pat Myers, Angela Oliver, Bellamy Murphy, Nancy Solano, Nancy Hughes, Betty Weeks, Camille Nelson and Dorie Nichols; photography by Linda Jensen, Bruce O’Donnell, and Mark Uzmann; quilting by Julie Rittmeyer; and stained glass by Connie Wright.

‘Icarus’ -- SCAD present this multimedia group exhibition featuring work by students, faculty and alumni July 29–Aug. 27 at Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St. Reception is Aug. 4, 5-7 p.m., Free and open to the public. “Icarus” focuses on bird imagery in artwork. ‘Down and Dirty Print Round-up’ -Annual Juried printmaking exhibition at desot O row Gallery, 2427 Desoto Ave. in the Starland Design District. During First Friday, Aug. 4, 6-10 p.m. Through Aug. 9. Call for Artists -- Union Mission’s Growing Hope Artisans Cooperative is hosting the Growing Hope Gallery Expo on Sept. 9 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. The Growing Hope Gallery Expo is a free, public event designed to bring local artists and the community together through hands-on arts and crafts in an indoor/outdoor event. Contact Laura Webb at 238.2777 ext. 11 or ‘Parting the Veil’ -- New works by Ruth Hunter at the Alvida Art Gallery, 7303 Abercorn St. one block south of Eisenhower. Reception Sat., August 5, 7-11 p.m.

Highway 17, Hardeeville, SC just One mile over the bridge 843-784-6308 Hours: 3pm-Close

Irene Mayo & John Duckworth -- Dual exhibition through August 6 at the Grand Bohemian Gallery in the Mansion on Forsyth Park. New works -- New paintings by Daniel E. Smith and Melody Postma; also on display

Gallery 440 -- Gallery 440 located between Monterey Square and Forsyth Park, welcomes Charlotte Dunlap, Morgan Kuhn, Cissie Victor and Frances Walter, our artists in residence. Also upstairs are works by photographer Tim Coy and paintings by Billy Herrin. Now showing on the first floor, a group exhibition by Fran Thomas, figurative watercolors and oil still life paintings by Jorge Alvarez, landscapes by Barbara Jones, watercolors by Jill Chafin and Brenda Turner and more. Jepson Center for the Arts – Exhibits include: “Jon Schueler: The Sign of the Gale,” “Jack Leigh: Late Photographs”; Selections from the Walter O. Evans Collection of African American Art; and “Myrtle Jones: A Tribute.” 207 W. York St. Call 790-8800. Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences -Currently showing “The Luster of Silver: Contemporary Metalpoint Drawings.” 121 Barnard St. Call 790-8800. w Art Patrol is for rotating shows, exhibitions and receptions. Send art info to


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Identifying Marks: Race, Gender, and The Marked Body in Nineteenth Century America

by Jennifer Putzi (University of Georgia Press) Not what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d call a light read, this is a scholarly work that is nonetheless very interesting for its unique subject matter. For most of us, the use of identifying marks in literature is limited to the eponymous scarlet letter on the hapless Hester Prynne. But Jennifer Putzi, a professor of womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s studies at William and Mary, expands this into an entire subgenre, drawing on examples not only from literature (the tattooing-as-sexualmetaphor of Melvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Typee) but from history as well (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;tattooed ladyâ&#x20AC;? of Ringling Brothers circus fame). A particularly fascinating example is the case of the Oatman sisters, Olive and Mary Ann, who were kidnapped by Yavapai Indians in 1851 and subsequently sold to the Mohave tribe. Mary Ann soon died, but Olive remained a captive for five years, during which she received distinctive facial tattoos to mark her as tribal property. Putzi tells us of Oliveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s odyssey back into white society when she is eventually rescued. While she escaped the tribe, she couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t escape the tattoos which remained on her face for the rest of her days. Oatmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s widely publicized tale became one of the premier examples of a popular genre of American frontier literature, the so-called â&#x20AC;&#x153;capture narrative.â&#x20AC;? Another chapter deals with the presence of scars from whipping on the backs of African-Americans. Apparently the depiction and description of these scars became a key element of abolitionist literature and politics. Like the graphic images coming out of the Middle East today and used as propaganda by both sides, the scars became symbols of larger issues at play in American society, as this quote from former slave William Grimes:

If it were not for the stripes on my back which were made while I was a slave, I would in my will, leave my skin a legacy to the government, desiring that it might be taken off and made into parchment, and then bind the constitution of glorious happy and free America. Let the skin of an American slave, bind the charter of American liberty.

While ostensibly 72 Hour Hold might be considered part of that growing subgenre of African-American chick lit, this is a wrong assessment. The author is black and most of the characters are black, but the themes addressed in the novel -- family, betrayal, frustration, addiction, pain, sexuality -- are common to us all.

72 Hour Hold

by D. M. Paul (Outskirts Press) Since the almost unimaginably huge success of the Harry Potter franchise, more and more writers and publishers have understandably turned to humorous, youth-oriented tales of quirky wizards intermingling with the human world. Indeed, there seems to be a nearly limitless appetite for all things Potteresque, and local author D. M. Paul has joined in the fun with One Wizard Place. In his story of the young wizard Kase and his talking wolf-dog (!) sidekick Murdox, Paul mines many familiar Potterisms -- the most obvious nods to J.K. Rowling being the tongue-in-cheek titles of various wizardly tomes, such as The Great Big Anthology of Annoying Creatures. However, while most Potter knockoffs seek to mimic Rowlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dry humor and quaint evocations of musty old England, Paul keeps the adventures of Kase and Murdox strictly in the here-and-now, with a distinctly American flavor and a more matter-of-fact writing style. For example, the two protagonists are agents for the very Homeland Securitysounding mythical group called the Incantation Enforcement Agency, CounterCurse Division. Their job in this book is to save an elf king who finds himself slowly turning to stone after drinking the wrong kind of afternoon tea. Fans of Harry Potter or the fantasy genre in general might want to give this local author a look. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no Rowling, but you might find heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll do in a pinch. w

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by Bebe Moore Campbell (Anchor Books) This New York Times best-selling novel is now in paperback, and I do recommend the oftenharrowing tale of motherdaughter tribulations and mental illness for those who missed the original release. Campbellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s writing style is sparse yet evocative, dry yet emotionally resonant. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to explain her appeal - you just have to read it for yourself -- but I chalk it up to pure talent and good taste (she quotes a Leonard Cohen song as a lead-in). As a writer and storyteller Campbell is head and shoulders above the usual chick-lit hacks that show up on the bestseller lists these days. She has the heart of a novelist but the head of a journalist, which means her descriptions are crisp and her observations timely and socially relevant. In 72 Hour Hold, which documents the struggles of a single mother and small businessperson, Keri, with her bipolar daughter, Trina, she is at her best. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an example of Campbellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trenchant style: It was easy to hide out in L.A., so much space, so much indifference. People were used to the bizarre here, the pre-rehab antics of stars in trouble. A pretty girl with too much makeup, too much cleavage, talking fast, not making sense, would attract attention but not the kind that would result in someone coming to her aid. In Atlanta, people were always watching, at least in Southwest, where close-set houses squeezed lives together and somebodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grandma was always sitting on the porch. There the word would have spread like the dope manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s phone number.


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by James Fallows (Vintage Books) Why is this collection of essays from 2002-2005 so fascinating? Originally published in Atlantic Monthly and augmented by new footnotes from the author, they tell us little we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t already know of the Bush administrationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disastrous illusions and continuing, chronic ineptness regarding Iraq. But for some reason, in the summer of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;06, with the Middle East exploding from one end to the other, Fallowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s essays read like they were written yesterday -- and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just because of the footnotes. How can that be? My theory is that because so much has happened so fast since the original invasion of 2003 -- how many times have we â&#x20AC;&#x153;turned the cornerâ&#x20AC;? again? -- itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been too easy for us to forget everything that happened and how easily it was all foretold by anyone with a basic modicum of common sense. Here, in one volume, is a collection of real-time data -- not armchair quarterbacking, but journalism as it was happening -- chronicling every bad decision, and every bad decision in answer to the previous bad decision, etc., etc. Written in November 2002, the first essay, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Fifty-First State?â&#x20AC;? is eery in its prescience, given the way the Iraq conflict has led to a resurgent anti-American Shiite Islam stretching from Iran to Lebanon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wars change history in ways no one can forsee,â&#x20AC;? Fallows writes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Egyptians who planned to attack Israel in 1967 could not imagine how profoundly what became the Six Day War would change the map and politics of the Middle East.â&#x20AC;? With each succeeding essay, Fallows relies on interviews with various major players to chronicle Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gradual immersion into the quagmire. Far from the heated rhetoric of more partisan writers, Fallows remains a detached journalist throughout, drawing conclusions only when the evidence leads him to them. Indeed, at points one can find a note of optimism from Fallows that I wonder if heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to take back. For example, writing in January 2004, Fallows says: â&#x20AC;&#x153; The missteps of the first half year in Iraq are as significant as other classic and carefully examined failures in foreign policy, including John Kennedyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s handling of the Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961, and Lyndon Johnsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision to escalate U.S. involvement in Vietnam in 1965. The United States withstood those previous failures, and it will withstand this one. Having taken over Iraq and captured Saddam Hussein, it has no moral or practical choice other than to see out the occupation and to help rebuild and democratize the country. Fast forward to December 2005â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s offering, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why Iraq Has No Army,â&#x20AC;? in

which Fallows states flatly, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hopes today for an orderly exit from Iraq depend completely on the emergence of a viable Iraqi security force. There is no indication that such a force is about to emerge.â&#x20AC;? This book is scheduled for a September release (we were mailed an uncorrected proof). Though thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only a month away, given the state of things today one has to wonder: How will the world change in that single month? How much more prescient will Fallowsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; essays turn out to be? Looking at his final chapter, from December 2004, might give you a clue. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s title? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Will Iran Be Next?â&#x20AC;?



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One of the damnedest movies I’ve seen this summer, Miami Vice is successful only part of the time and confounding all the way through. Since his days as a guiding light on the trendsetting TV series from the 1980s, Michael Mann has established himself as an accomplished moviemaker with such hits as The Last of the Mohicans, Heat and The Insider. So his decision to bring Miami Vice to the big screen wasn’t the act of a desperate has-been eager to recapture some of his former glory. Mann has instead elected to turn his Vice into something altogether leaner and meaner -- if not necessarily tighter. The movie runs approximately 2-1/4 hours, and audiences expecting a zippy action flick will find this bo-o-o-ring indeed. Yet those who can tune into its wavelength will frequently find themselves fascinated by its beautifully composed shots, its startling bursts of violence and its baffling narrative segues. The film centers on Miami cops Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs (Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx in the roles once upon a time played by Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas) as they travel through the Americas from Miami on down to take care of some particularly nasty drug kingpins. Along the way, Crockett falls for one of the drug outfit’s power play- ers (the great Gong Li, here struggling with the English language and often losing),

Tubbs racks up some quality time with a fellow enforcer (Naomie Harris), a snitch leaks compromising info to the villains, and, in one spectacularly staged scene, a group of trailer-park skinheads get theirs in a bloody fashion. Given the expectations of not only fans of the TV series but also summer movie audiences in general, it would have been so easy for Mann to cash in quick by making a trashy spectacle like Bad Boys II or Con Air. Instead, he tries to add import to his movie by stripping down his characters until all that’s left are archetypes upon which we can hoist all manner of expectations. He views Crockett and Tubbs as nihilistic warriors so embedded in their careers that they only need their weapons, their clipped copcliche-lingo and each other to survive. There’s no back story to any of this: What we see is what we get. Unfortunately, such iconic images are only as good as the movie stars propping them up, and while Foxx and Farrell can glower with the best of them, neither of them possess the weight of personality or aura of invincibility that, say, Clint Eastwood or John Wayne could summon without breaking stride. w

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The biggest problem with John Tucker Must Die is that it uses Cheap Trick’s “I Want You to Want Me” to serve as its anthem for blissed-out teen love -- unfortunate, since the delightful high school comedy 10 Things I Hate About You already went that route, with a far greater return on its investment in Ye Olde Rock Catalogue. Tucker’s other mistake is that it never seems to be aiming very high: This is the type of film in which the token adult figure offering words of wisdom to wayward youth is a character played by, uh, Jenny McCarthy. John Tucker Must Die is the usual pandering claptrap, centering on the efforts of three high school beauties -- brainy Carrie (Arielle Kebbel), slutty Beth (Sophia Bush) and flippant Heather (Ashanti) -- to get revenge against the stud (Jesse Metcalfe) who’s been simultaneously dating all of them. After several failed attempts at meting out just desserts, they decide to break his heart by getting him to fall for wallflower Kate (Brittany Snow) and then having her dump him. Kate agrees to the plan, but matters become messy once she finds herself attracted to both the straight-laced John and his brother Scott (Penn Badgley), who establishes his rebel credentials by sporting long hair and listening to Elvis Costello. The cast of this painless but forgettable film is primarily populated by fledgling TV stars more adept at modeling than emoting.


The Ant Bully has talent to burn: Julia Roberts, Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep and Paul Giamatti. But as was the case with Bruce Willis in the recent (and inexplicably popular) Over the Hedge, this is yet another example of hiring big stars for the sole purpose of -- what exactly? Do 10-year-olds really care that acting legend Meryl Streep is voicing the role of the Ant Queen? Wouldn’t they rather hear Raven or Hilary or one of the other kids’ cable TV stars in the part? And why pay the bucks to snag Cage for the role of the Wizard Ant, when he’s vocally so flat that the role could have easily been handled by Charlie Sheen or Jim Belushi or somebody else less costly? Forget comparisons to Antz or A Bug’s Life (both superior to this): The Ant Bully, in which a little boy gets shrunk to ant size and learns all about friendship and teamwork from the busy little bugs, is indistinguishable from any other subpar toon flick that mixes bodily function gags with snooze-inducing “lessons” and believes it’s being profound and inspirational. Alas, the only thing it inspired in me was a sudden urge to spray the screen with Raid.


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. 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 she comes from The Blue World, a place full of mythical creatures who seek to reunite humankind with its more gentle side.



For many moviegoers (myself included), Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemecki 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 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). 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


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1150 Shawnee St. • 920-1227 13 Park Ave. • 232-4447 John Tucker Must Die, The Ant Bully, Bartleby, Aug. 2 at 8 p.m. Monster House, Clerks II, You Me & DuInfo correct as of the Monday prior to our going to press. Call venues for updates. great, in fact, that her violent gyrations end up breaking his bed. What Matt eventually discovers is that Jenny Johnson is also GGirl, an admired superheroine who’s always on hand to capture fleeing bank robbers and reroute rogue missiles. Thurman locates the inner angst in 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.


The sequel to the 1994 film that placed Kevin Smith on the indie map, 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. That’s more than enough plot for a Kevin Smith feature, since with him, the wordplay’s the thing.

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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. Unfortu-

nately, that minute consists of footage from the Audrey Hepburn-Gregory Peck classic Roman Holiday, which slacker Dupree happens to be watching on TV. 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). 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.


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. Johnny Depp’s still a lot of fun as the scurrilous Jack Sparrow, but a headlinegrabbing performance that seemed blazingly original the first time around no longer has the power to surprise. Orlando Bloom’s Will and Keira 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.


The visual effects in Little Man won’t put the


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. 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.


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 coming back to our planet after a fiveyear hiatus. He’s able to get his old job back at the Daily Planet, but other chapters of his life have been radically affected. Lois Lane (Kate Bosworth) has tried to suppress her love for Superman: Having moved forward, she now has a young son (Tristan Leabu) and a fiance (James Marsden). Meanwhile, Superman’s arch-nemesis Lex Luthor (Kevin Spacey) is back in play. Singer has some problems with pacing while Bosworth appears too young to be playing a tough, award-winning journalist. Yet in the central role, Routh commands our attention.


Spending more time sucking up to his unctuous boss (David Hasselhoff) than bonding with his wife (Kate Beckinsale) and kids, Michael Newman (Adam Sandler in familiar man-child mode) is so distracted that he can’t even keep track of the household remotes. Venturing into the “Beyond” section of Bed, Bath & Beyond, he stumbles upon eccentric employee Morty (Christopher Walken), who gives him a universal remote that allows him to program his life as well as his TV set. For the first half of the film, this clever concept yields some genuine laughs

Local Film Series Reel Savannah Presents District B13

This sleek French action thriller is set in the gritty ghettos of Paris circa 2010 where an undercover cop and a vigilante crook are determined to retrieve a nuclear weapon from the clutches of a criminal gang. In French with English subtitles. Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Lucas Theatre. Cost: $7.

Psychotronic Film Society Presents Bartleby This modern-day retelling of a story by Herman Melville is an award-winning dark comedy from 2001 that stars Crispin Glover (Willard) and David Paymer. It tells the story of a clueless boss who has no idea what to do with an office worker who refuses to do his duties. Aug. 2 at 8 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $5. Call: 232-4447. w

but more often gets buried under the sort of adolescent humor that long ago became the actor’s calling card. Then the movie shifts its course dramatically: Morphing into an update of Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life, it chronicles how the remainder of Michael’s life becomes a human tragedy.


Sandra Bullock plays Dr. Kate Forester, whose new position convinces her to move into the city and leave behind the lake house she’s been renting. Before departing, she whips off a welcome note for the next tenant, who turns out to be an architect named Alex Wyler (Keanu Reeves). But Kate’s comments in the letter, concerning the condition of the house, don’t jibe with what Alex sees, so he writes her back to clarify. As the missives keep flying back and forth, 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. The Lake House’s central idea could 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.


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 director Ron Howard, Tom Hanks plays the central role of Robert Langdon, a Harvard symbologist whose book-signing 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. w

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pree, Superman Returns, Click, The Lake House, Cars, Over the Hedge

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.

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Activism & Politics

Skidaway Island Democrats

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



Chatham County Democratic Committee

meets the second Monday of each month. at 6 p.m. Call Joe Murray Rivers, chair, 234-5969, or Janice Shay, 547-5212 or visit

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.

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 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 anyone 18 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 volunteering, call Megan Burgoyne at 352-4052 or

Savannah Branch NAACP

For information, call 233-4161.

Savannah Republican Club

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

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

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.

Epworth Players

will present Rumors by Neil Simon, the story of four couples who gather to celebrate a 10th wedding anniversary of their best friends, only to discover an attempted suicide -- or is it? The characters needed are five men and five women, ranging in age from their 20s to their 50s. Auditions will be held Friday, Aug. 11 from 7-9 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. to noon and Sunday, Aug. 13 from 2-4 p.m. at the Epworth Social Hall, Bull and 38th streets. Call Richard Seng at 313-4004.

History Theatre

This new downtown dinner theater venue will hold auditions for its firsit production, Wings to Fly, a Savannah historical drama with dance and music. The play will open in late October and run 4-6 times a week. Performers will be paid. Cast needs incluce black female and male actors/dancers and s8ingers, and white male actors/dancers. Auditions are by appointment only. Call 7866384.

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 1-800476-4483 or visit

Auction and Low Country Boil at Old Fort Jackson

This annual event will be held Saturday, Sept. 2 to benefit the Coastal Heritage Society. There will be a silent auction. The cost is

$15 adults and $10 children 6-12 for CHS members and $18 adults and $12 children 6-12 for non-members. Children 5 and under will be admitted free. For tickets, call 651-3673 or send e-mail to

Give for the Gulf

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

The Hidden Treasure

A book of photography taken at Tybee Island by Dr. Gustave “Stavie” Kreh is being sold with proceeds going to the Chatham Academy at Royce Center for Children and the Marine Science Center of Tybee Island. The book costs $29.95 and may be purchased online at and in area gift shops.

Pride 2006 Fund-raiser

The Yellow Party will be held Aug. 19 from 9 p.m. to 2 p.m. at The Jinx. The Green Party will be held Aug. 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Under the Rainbow Bed and Breakfast Inn. The Blue Party will be held Sept. 2 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Blaine’s Back Door Bar. The Miss Savannah Pride Pageant will be held Sept. 14 at 10 p.m. at Club One. The PrePride Party will be held Sept. 15 from open to close at Blaine’s Back Door Bar. The Pride Festival will be held Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at The Starland District. The Unity Party will be held Sept. 16 from open to close at Club One.

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.

Call for Entries

Growing Hope Gallery Expo

Union Mission’s Growing Hope Artisans Cooperative is hosting the Growing Hope Gallery Expo, a free public event designed to bring local artists and the community together through hands-on arts and crafts in an indoor/outdoor event, on Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Artists will have the opportunity to interact with the community as they demonstrate their art skills and showcase and sell their art. Call Laura Webb at 238-2777 Ext. 11 or send e-mail to

Call for Nominations

4th Annual Coastal Beta Technology Awards

The Coastal Business, Education and Technology Alliance will present technology awards for outstanding achievement in education, government, sustainability, and outstanding achievement by an emerging company and by a mature company and most outstanding community contribution. Nominations and applications can be sumitted through Deadline for all submissions is Aug. 25.

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 961-4494 or send e-mail to

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.

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.

"You're a Tiger" is conducted every February, July and October. Call 236-8097 or send email to

English Tutor Training

Armstrong Atlantic State University and the United Way are recruiting volunteers to tutor adults who are learning to speak English. A free orientation session will be held Saturday, Aug. 12 from 10-11 a.m. at AASU’s Armstrong Center, Suite 24. Call 927-5322 for pre-registration. The training workshop will be held Aug. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Amrstrong Center. A fee of $25 includes all materials.

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. 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 34:30 p.m. The Community Computer Lab is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to noon,

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Life Challenge Consulting

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

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.

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. It will be held 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 652-3582.

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4 It gets turned on the street 5 Contributing some chips 6 "That doesn't look good" 7 Mauna Kahalawai's location 8 The beginning, in some regions 9 Pai ___ ("Kill Bill: Vol. 2" character) 10 Milonakis with an MTV2 show 11 Common after-effect of swimming in chlorinated pools 12 Strong denial 13 Crazed Coulter 19 Sedimentary rock 21 Suck face, in Surrey 25 Hardly a quick walk 27 Sedaris of "Strangers With Candy" 29 Abbr. in job titles 30 When doubled, Tokyo telephone greeting 32 Where Quechua may be heard 33 Writer who Ali G. mistook for Clinton's vice president in an interview 34 Human rights advocate Eleanor 35 Birds on a ranch 36 Meat served scallopini 40 It merged with Bell Atlantic to become Verizon 41 Employer on "American Dad!" 42 ___ funds 43 Pool creator 44 Paris Hilton, notably 49 Faucet flaws 51 Like unfunny jokes 52 Use, like a chair 53 Gives off 54 Thick-headed 56 Director Kazan 58 Workplace inits. 59 Letters on a cognac bottle 60 Letter for Yanni 61 It's good for absolutely nothing, in a song

Down 1 Kinda swollen in spots 2 "In ___" (classic 1993 album) 3 Kisses and such, in metaphor ©2006 Jonesin’ Crosswords( For answers to this puzzle, call: 1-900-226-2800, 99 cents per minute. Must be 18+. Or to bill to your credit card, call: 1-800-655-6548. Reference puzzle #0267.

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Guided Imagery

--Tony would be so proud.

Internet Safety Workshop will be presented. Call 232-4232, Ext. 115 to register.

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Thursdays throughout the year on specific aspects of writing and publishing fiction. For details, schedules, fees and reservations, call 398-1727 or visit

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 singleday 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.cscottwriting. com/savworkshop.htm 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 mccauln1981@ or visit http://aasuscifi.

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

Call Ryan Johnson at 604-5977.

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 http://

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 N303WR@, or call Capt. Jim Phillips at 4124410.

Clean Coast

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

Coastal Bicycle Touring Club of Savannah

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.

Daughters of Destiny

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.

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@

Savannah Area Landlord & Real Estate Investors Association

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.

Savannah Area Sacred Harp Singers

The public is invited to come and sing early American music and folk hymns from the shape note tradition. This non-denominational community musical activity emphasizes participation, not performance. Songs are from The Sacred Harp, an oblong songbook first published in 1844. Call 655-0994.

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

Savannah Subbuteo Club. Call 667-7204 or visit

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 www. and click on Clubs, then Savannah Brewers League.

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.

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.

English Style Table Soccer

Historic Victorian Neighborhood Association

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.

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

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are held Sundays (weather permitting). Meet at 6:25 p.m. at Canine Palace, 618 Abercorn St. Call 234-3336.

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

St. Almo

The name stands for Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks

Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States

Savannah Fencing Club

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 meeting are encouraged to arrive earlier. 6562410.

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

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 www.

Adult Ballet & Modern Dance Classes

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.

Ballroom Dance Lessons

A basic ballroom dance lesson will be held Aug. 12 from 1-3 p.m. at the American Legion, 1108 Bull St. Beginners and singles are welcome. The cost is $3. Call 961-9960.

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

Mahogany Shades of Beauty Inc.

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.

Salsa Dance Lessons

Salsa classes for beginners are offered every Friday from 6-7 p.m. at the Maxine Patterson School of Dance Studio, 2212 Lincoln St. You do not need a partner. Call 898-2296 or send e-mail to

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 wel-

comed into club membership. Call 927-4784 or 398-8784 or visit

$150 for twice per week. Call 596-0584 or email

The Studio is located at 2805 Roger Lacey Ave. just off the intersection of Skidaway and Victory. Call 695-9149.

Classes offered seven days a week. Community Easy 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 schedule is: Monday, Community Flow Yoga from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and All Levels Flow Yoga from 6-7:15 p.m.; Tuesday: Dynamic Flow Yoga from 10-11:15 a.m. and Yoga Basics from 6-7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Level I/II Flow Yoga from 9-10:15 a.m. and Gentle Yoga from 6-7:15 p.m.; Thursday, Level I/II Flow Yoga from 9-10:15 a.m., Community Flow Yoga from 4:15-5:15 p.m. and Dynamic Flow Yoga from 6-7:15 p.m.; Friday, Dynamic Flow Level I/II Yoga from 10-11:15 a.m.; Saturday, All Levels Flow Yoga from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.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

The Studio

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

Classes are offered Saturdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. at the Unity Church, 2320 Sunset Blvd. Drop-in rate is $10, $8 for students or 10 classes for $80, $70 for students. All experience levels are welcome. Look on the web at

The Jewish Education Alliance

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

Ladies Living Smart fitness club

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

Savannah Yoga Center

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.

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.

Pride 2006 Fund-raiser

The Yellow Party will be held Aug. 19 from 9 p.m. to 2 p.m. at The Jinx. The Green Party will be held Aug. 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Under the Rainbow Bed and Breakfast Inn. The Blue Party will be held Sept. 2 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Blaine’s Back Door Bar. The Miss Savannah Pride Pageant will be held Sept. 14 at 10 p.m. at Club One. The PrePride Party will be held Sept. 15 from open to close at Blaine’s Back Door Bar. The Pride Festival will be held Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at The Starland District. The Unity Party will be held Sept. 16 from open to close at Club One.


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

What Makes A Family

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

Water aerobics at the JEA


The Yoga Room

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.

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.

Be Stress Free

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.

Can’t Sleep?

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.

Circle of Healing

Yogalates Classes

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.

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 447-6605 or 232-2003. Connect, discuss, meditate and share energy continued on page 34 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

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

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 patients receive free examinations, medicine through the patient assistance program and free lab work. Women receive free pap smears and mammograms. Call 692-1451 to see if you qualify for services. Located at 310 Eisenhower Dr., No. 5, Medical Center.

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@

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

First City Network Community Center and Library

First City Network’s Workforce project

Community Cardiovascular Council, Inc.

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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 10-11:30 a.m. A variety of youth classes ages 3 to teen are available. Call Sue Braddy at 897-2100.


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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

This monthly cancer survivorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; walk is free and open to all survivors and their loved ones. Call DeDe Cargill at 398-6654.

Free blood pressure checks and blood sugar screenings

are conducted at three locations within St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Community Center at 812 W. 36th St. Call 447-0578.

Free hearing & speech screening

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

Gastric Bypass Surgery Session

Memorial Health Bariatrics presents free informational sessions every Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Medical Education Auditorium

with Dr. John Angstadt and other staff members, who discuss obesity and the surgical process. Free. Call 350-DIET or visit

Georgia Cares Medicare Part D Assistance

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

Got a drug problem?â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;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.

La Leche League of Savannah 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. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s/Candler Medical Group in Rincon. For appointments, call 354-9357.

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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


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

Memorial Health heart risk assessment

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.

Memorial Health Joint Replacement Lecture

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.

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

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 SETâ&#x20AC;&#x2C6;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.

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.

Project SAVE

The program provides eye exams, education and care to those who have no health insurance, are unable to pay for care privately and meet certain qualifications. The clinic meets Thursdays by appointment. Call 3522032.

The Quit Line TM

parents of adolescents who are using tobacco. Call 1-877-270-STOP or visit

a toll-free resource that provides counseling, screening, support and referral services for all Georgia residents 18 or older and concerned

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Nature & Environment Birds and Butterflies

The Ogeechee Audubon Chapter of the National Audubon Society will meet Saturday, Aug. 12 at 7P39 a.. at the wildlife drive enetrance to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge. Join expert birder Tim Miller and buttfly guru Dennis Forsythe, who will help identify the many butterly speciies using the refuge. Also look for bird speceis such as the Purple Gallinule and Least Bittern. Free and open to the public. Call 749-5449.

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 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Native Animal Nature Trailâ&#x20AC;? features a variety of live animals and landscapes and winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland and salt marsh habitats. Located 111 W. DeRenne Ave

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SSavannah’s First Pug Playday

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

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

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.

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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.

Volunteers needed for Tybee Marine Center

Tea time at Ola’s

Religious & Spiritual

Pets & Animals

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 Square. The choir, made up of singers from churches around the city, sings in the

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.

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

Savannah Buddhist Sitting Group

Christian Businessmen’s Committee

Ekklesia, The Church

Do church in a casual and relaxed setting on Saturday nights. Fellowship begins at 6 p.m., praise and worship at 6:30 p.m. in the BSU building on Abercorn between the Publix Shopping Center and the Armstrong campus. Call 596-4077.

Meditation Group

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

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.

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.

Soka Gakkai of America (SGI-USA)

SGI-USA is an American Buddhist movement for world peace that practices Nichiren Buddhism by chanting 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. The service will be held Sunday, at 11 a.m. in the Troup Square Sanctuary. For information, call 234-0980, or send e-mail to continued on page 36

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Reading this horoscope could

not only stimulate waves of pleasurable endorphins in your brain, it may also fine-tune your immune system, increase your calorie-burning power, promote relaxation of the smooth muscles of the digestive tract, enlarge any part of your body you want to enlarge, and cut down the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and delusions about romance. To activate the potential health benefits contained herein, all you have to do is love everyone and everything with more compassionate ingenuity and playful zeal than you ever have before.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Writing in the San Francisco

Chronicle, columnist Jon Carroll told the story of educational activist Diane Mintz. When she began tutoring elementary school kids in the Bay Area’s poorest neighborhoods, she was shocked to realize how thoroughly poverty had shrunken their horizons. Many had never glimpsed the Golden Gate Bridge, a wonder of the world that’s a few miles from their homes. Some didn’t even know this marvel existed. “Their mental map of their larger community was pinched and drab,” wrote Carroll. On occasion, those of us who aren’t so destitute suffer from a similar diminishment. For example, I suspect that many of you Tauruses are in danger of letting your vistas dwindle right now. As a pre-emptive antidote, I suggest you make pilgrimages to beautiful people and intriguing sights and exhilarating places that blow your mind in the best ways.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Ocean Dome is a huge indoor

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?

beach and water park on an island in Japan. Fabricated to create the ideal seaside conditions, it features artificial white sand and machine-generated waves that are high enough to surf. Air and water temperatures never waver from a comfortable range. There’s an amusing irony about the place, though: Less than 1,000 feet away from its metal facade, there’s an actual ocean and beach. Does this remind you of any situation in your own life, Gemini? It should. In my opinion, you’d get more enjoyment out of the real thing than the synthetic substitute.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Thanks for being one of the 9.4

million readers who are making 2006 another recordbreaking year for Free Will Astrology. The number of people turning to this column for guidance and amusement continues to climb. My Google ranking among astrology sites on the Web is holding steady at sixth in the world. Recently I also received the coveted Nostradamus Lifetime Achievement Award for Prophecy and Divination. Should I therefore ask for more money from everyone who publishes my column? I’ve decided against that because--surprise!--I’m quite happy with how everything’s going. You, on the other hand, should think about raising your rates. Those of us who are born under the sign of Cancer the Crab are in a phase when it makes sense to acknowledge our accomplishments and make sure we’re being compensated properly for them.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): “Sometimes it’s not how good you

are but how bad you want it,” read the t-shirt of a guy buying a lottery ticket at the convenience store. While I don’t think he was making the best use of that philosophy--playing a game of chance heavily weighted against his success--I do think it’s a principle worth meditating on, especially for you right now, Leo. Your skill and understanding are certainly not irrelevant as you push to the next level of your quest, but they are less important than the intensity of your longing.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “If you are going through hell,

keep going,” said Winston Churchill. Let that advice be your inspiration in the coming week, Virgo. But wait: Before you jump to conclusions about what I’m saying, know this: Your tests and trials will be far, far less hellish than the ordeals Churchill faced as he led England through World War II. It’s true that you may feel a bit tortured in the heat of the moment, though. So don’t you dare slow down to feel sorry for yourself or scream at the chaos-makers. Keep plodding forward, secure in my assurance that you’ll cross the border and exit out of the infernal regions well before you’re exhausted.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Pulitzer Prize-winning writer

Elizabeth Bishop was determined to let each of her poems fully ripen before she published it. Rather than give her gifts to the world prematurely, she was willing to wait decades to make sure she had truly captured their diamond essence. I hope you’re prepared to be as patient, Libra. You’ve been gestating a valuable labor of love, and it deserves to be blessed with the lavish totality of your careful attention before being unleashed.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The Colorado state legisla-

ture tried to pass a law requiring public schools to put wholesome food in their vending machines. But the governor vetoed the bill, declaring that schools need the revenue from nutrient-free chips, sodas, and candy bars to finance their sports programs. Besides, he said, kids would much rather snack on junk food than the healthful fare. If you’re faced with a similar choice this week--whether to do what’s good for you or else indulge your vices and seek out meaningless experiences that provide no fulfillment--please go for the former option. The astrological omens suggest that this is a turning point, for better or worse, in your relationship with your bad habits.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): In 1993, my American

friend Mark started playing music on the streets of Copenhagen. His parents regarded it as a tragedy. “This is what you do with the fine education we bought you?” they mourned. “What a waste!” grumbled his siblings and college friends. Mark was hurt, but didn’t shrink from his mission, eventually expanding his open-air performances to Ireland and Holland. Thirteen years later, Mark has accumulated so much wealth from his gig that he has been able to buy homes in Ireland and Hawaii. Though he still busks part-time, he spends nine months of the year writing books. He’s your patron saint in the coming weeks, Sagittarius. May he inspire you to follow your dreams no matter how much that bothers the people who think they own you.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Are you a force of nature

right now, or are you a freak of nature? I think the truth is that you’re a freaky force of nature. You’re just about as anomalous as it’s possible for a Capricorn to get, and yet you’ve also got the equivalent of a thunderstorm’s energy at your command. The funny thing is, the two factors are related. Your eccentricity is feeding your power, and vice versa. My advice is to refrain from questioning and worrying about this unusual state of affairs, and instead just capitalize on the odd advantages you have at your disposal.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): This is a favorable time for

you to conjure up an imaginary friend who also happens to be a muse. You can pretend that he or she is perfectly real, just invisible. Or you can fantasize that he or she is a mostly buried part of you that you rarely express, or maybe your ideal of what a friend should be. I urge you to give this ally a name. Visualize his or her vivid personality and appearance in detail. See the world through his or her eyes. Have dialogues, exchange confidential information, hold hands, and soak up the balm of your tender communion.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Some of the most gorgeous

animals on the planet are also the most toxic to eat, writes Carol Kaesuk Yoon in *The New York Times.* Iridescent butterflies and fluorescent frogs are among the beauties that fit this description. Many are downright poisonous, and others are just plain foul-tasting. Keep that in mind as a helpful metaphor during the coming weeks, Pisces. Attractive people and enticing invitations may not always be what they seem. Sometimes they may be exactly what they seem, however, which is why it’s so important for you to be exceedingly discriminating. Enjoy the view for a while and get a sense of what’s beneath the surface before you taste them. w

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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.

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

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.

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Wildwood United Methodist â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;Church

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 UMCâ&#x20AC;&#x2C6;is located at 4912 Garrard Ave. east of the south end of the Chatham Parkway.

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.

Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible Study

at the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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, Adultsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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

Savannah Shamrock Rugby Club

is always looking for new players, no experience necessary. Open practice every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Forsyth Park. Call 663-7415 or visit

Support Groups

African-American Women Overcoming Depression and Bi-Polar Disease meets the third Thursday of the month at the Bull Street Library. For information, call JoAnne Wright at 236-0027.

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 598-9860 or visit

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Caregiverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Support Group

The group is for caregivers, family members and friends of persons affected by Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Disease or other dementia-causing 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 920-2231.

Amputee Support Group

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

returned to your custody after being in foster care, or who have been given custody of a family memberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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

Cancer support group

meets every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon in the board room located on the first floor of St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital. 819-2475.

Caring for Us

is a support group for caregivers of ill or injured family members or loved ones. Call Kimberlee Mitchell at 350-3399.

Celiac Support Group

Backus Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital Support Group for Parents

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.

Backus Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

Bariatric/Gastric Bypass Support Group

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

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 bipolar support group. Call 692-1230 after 6 p.m.

Bulloch County Rape Crisis Hotline

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

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

Citizens With Retarded Citizens

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 355-1221.

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 &â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;Lung Building, Conference Room 2, 5356 Reynolds St. 925-5195.

Couples Struggling with Fertility Challenges

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 emptycradle_

Depressive/Manic support group

Open to persons diagnosed with depression. Meetings are held in classroom B in the Surgery Center Building of Memorial Hospital every Tuesday at 7 p.m. 920-0153 or 927-2064

Diabetes support group

meets the third Thursday at 6 p.m. at Memorial Health in Conference Room A. Call Robin at 350-3843.

Domestic violence community support group 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.

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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.

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 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. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Groups, call for times. Specialty Groups such as Spouse Loss Group and Loss by Suicide Group are offered when needed.

HIV/AIDS :living with HIV/AIDS? My Brothaz Home is a support group for men meets every Thursday of the month. Come on out and meet other brothaz. 231-8727.

Hope House

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.

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 Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. 2349999.

Lowcountry Huntingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. 4476605.

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

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.

Memorial Health SET Focus

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.

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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.

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 233-1006.

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 819-2171 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.

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. On Aug. 3, Dr. Joseph T. Hickey of the Hickey Clinic in Hilton Head will spean on The Cause and Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease. Call 355-6347 or 2384666.

Senior Citizen’s Inc. Alzheimer’s Support Group

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

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

S-Anon Family Group

is a fellowship for families and friends of sexaholics. For information, call 663-2565.

Smoking Cessation Support Group

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

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.

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. 6517730.

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

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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.

Overcoming the Stigma of Seizure Disorders

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from 6-6:45/6:45-7:45 at the Windsor Forest Community Center. 748-8700.

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.


American Red Cross needs volunteers 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

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.

Become a mentor

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

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

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. 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 398-9720 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

Faith in Action Multi-cultural Program of EOA needs volunteers. Your neighbors who are elderly or who have disabilities need your help with everyday activities, simple chores, 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.

Georgia Cares

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, 1-800-559-8387.

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, 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 355-2289.

Library gift shop needs volunteers

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.

Lifelink of Georgia seeks volunteers

to speak to community groups, pass out information at health fairs and organize awareness-raising events. Potential volunteers include transplant recipients and their families, patients waiting for organ or tissue transplantation, donor families or anyone interested in organ and tissue donation. 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 6523661.

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.

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 692-6910.

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.

The Retired and Senior volunteer program

Through RSVP seniors 55 and older serve in various community organizations, including hospitals, churches, youth recreational center and education facilities. Call 234-7842 or call Volunteer Coordinator Linda Fields at 2382960, Ext. 123.

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Share your time and talents with others. Through RSVP seniors 55 and older serve at various community organizations from 1 to 40 hours per week. Call 234-7842 or Linda Fields at 238-2960, Ext. 123.

Riverview Health and Rehabilitation Center

is looking for volunteers to assist residents in activities or just come and visit. For information, call Rhonda Sheffield, volunteer coordinator, at 354-8225, Ext. 243.

Ronald McDonald House volunteers needed

Caring adults are needed to help in the ”home away from home” for the families of hospitalized children. Volunteer internships also available for college students. Call Jean Asta at 356-5520.

Save-a-Life volunteers

Volunteer animal welfare organization is seeking volunteers and foster homes. Visit, email us at, or call 598-SPAY.

Senior Citizens, inc. seeking volunteers Looking for volunteers to teach classes at Club 55. Areas of interest include music, art, computers, and exercise. 236-0363, Ext. 114.

Spanish Oaks Hospice

needs volunteers. Spanish Oaks Hospice and Retreat is located at 8510 Whitfield Ave. Orientation and training are available to all interested volunteers. Call Cyndi HaggertyKrupa at 356-0233.

Speech and hearing center needs volunteers

to conduct hearing screenings for adults and children. Nurses and retired nurses are encouraged to apply for eye, ear, and dental exams on pre-school children. Flexible scheduling is available. Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E. 66th Street. Call Jane Medoff at 355-4601

Telfair Docent Program

The Telfair Museum of Art is accepting applications for its volunteer docent program. After completing training, docents will be responsible for leading tours in the Telfair Academy and Jepson Center. Call Sarah Ward, 790-8827.

Tutoring Volunteers Needed

If you are an education major, retired reading teacher or a community resident who is interested in volunteering your time to a reading and math tutorial program for elementary and middle school students, call the AfricanAmerican Health Information and Resource Center at 447-6605.

USO Volunteers Needed

at the Savannah-Hilton Head Airport and Hunter Army Airfield. Call Mary Nelson Adams at w

The Volunteer Center

is a service of the United Way of the Coastal Empire. Call 2-1-1 or 651-7726 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or send e-mail to

Volunteer managers needed

Non-profit and profit organizations are invited to attend the Council of Volunteer Administrators (COVA), which meets every first Wednesday at the GA Radio Reading Service in the Senior Citizen Building, 3025 Bull St. 234-9999. w

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Real Estate for Sale

$ I BUY HOUSES $ We buy houses & lots/land. Don’t Stress! We buy “as is”! (No bank inspections needed) Quick, Fair Offers. Fast Closings. Avoid Foreclosure. Don’t Wait Any Longer, Call us today! 912-429-9600 (We are not Realtors) WANTED: Large Mechanics tools box. Please call 912-877-2319, if no answer leave message.

105 Whitaker $484,000 This price includes the furniture, appliances, even the washer/dryer, and all the kitchen dishes and pots and pans. Finished to perfection by a designer. Brick walls, granite tops in bath and kitchen. Gorgeous! And steps to broughton Street. 2 bedrooms Rhondda Sun Coast Reality, 912 507-9800

Have Connect Savannah delivered to your home! Subscribe for only $78 for fifty-two issues. Call 721-4376 for more information. 3/2, 2-car. Isle of Hope. Isle of Hope schools. Well maintained on quiet cul-de -sac. Look at Zip: 31406. $148,900. Call Steve or Fran, 912-604-6518. 401B TATTNALL STREET: Heart of Downtown; Jones & Tattnall. Stucco townhome, 2 bedrooms/2.5 baths, separate living/dining rooms, bay window kitchen, courtyard...! 1st home, S C A D. . . $ 4 5 0 , 0 0 0 . L . E . We l l s : 234-3436. 501 E Charlton Street Cute one bedroom 2 story home with 2 fireplaces in great condition. Great investment and only $184,500 Rhondda @ Sun Coast Reality 912-507-9800 517 E. Harris Street $515,000 3 Story free standing home in the historic district with hardboard exterior, 3 bedrooms 2 full baths, 2 half baths, 2 working fireplaces, washer/dryer, and all the appliances and furniture included in the sale.. 2 off street parking spaces, enclosed porch, brick courtyard, must see this large home of over 2300 square fe e t . R h o n d d a @ S u n C o a s t 912 507-9800.

Katherine Oxnard 317 West Duffy Street Single Family at Condo Price! Brag All You Want Cause you got the best deal downtown! Charming 2BR/1BA Victorian steps from Forsyth! Pine floors, 10’ ceilings, tons of light, new kitchen floor/counters, tile bath, loads of closets + huge backyard w/off-street parking. Move right in! $199,000 KatheFind the PerFect aPartment! rine W. Oxnard, Keller Williams Reality Coastal Area Partners, (912) 704-3545/356-5001. kathego to, ALMOST NEW townhome! 2 bed- room, 2 bath townhome with LARGE 3 BEDROOM, 2.5 bath over 1200sqft. Trey ceiling in home with great room, heated bedroom. Screened porch over- sun room and large office/den. l o o k i n g p r i vate p o n d v i e w. Master bedroom has 2 walk-in P l e a s e v i e w o u r v i d e o a t closets and master bath has douw w w . V i d e o H o m e - ble sinks with cultured marble vanity and separate water closet. Call LaTrelle for your personal 3 stall barn has tack, feed, and viewing @658-7777. $146,900. tool rooms utilizing approx. 1440 H-4507 sqft. Pasture is approx 2.5 fenced ARDSLEY PARK 2-story frame acres and pond is approx 1/3 home features 4 bedrooms with a c r e . V i e w o u r v i d e o a t updated kitchen and 2-1/2 up- w w w . V i d e o H o m e dated baths, screened porch,, privacy fence, sprinkler sys- er.wmv tem, pretty landscaping, carport Call LaTrelle @658-7777 for your and utility room inside laundry, personal viewing of this lovely m a s t e r s u i t e d o w n s t a i r s . p r o p e r t y. O f f e r e d f o r o n l y $279,900. Call K athy Noble, $324,900. ERA Adams-Pevey ReR E / M A X P r o f e s s i o n a l s alty 826-2550. H-4292 912-897-1955 or 912-692-1201. LaTrelle Pevey BEAUTIFUL 3 bedroom/2 bath Almost New! 2 bedroom 2 bath brick sitting on 1.79 acres. In- town home with over 1200 sq. ft. ground pool and gorgeous yard T r e y c e i l i n g i n b e d r o o m . including oversized 26x43 de- Screened porch overlooking pritached garage, workshop & open vate pond view. Call LaTrelle for shed. Home has 9ft plus ceilings y o u r p e r s o n a l v i e w i n g @ and a skylight, den, living room, 658-7777. and separate office/study. Please H-4507 $146,900 view our video at Less than 2 years old! 3 bedroom w w w . V i d e o H o m e - 2 bath home with wood floors in the foyer and kitchen. Upgraded stillwell.wmv marble package with jetted tub, Call LaTrelle for your personal separate shower and double viewing of this lovely home@ vanities. Roll out kitchen cabi912-658-7777. $274,900. H-4482 nets with lagoon view from patio. Call LaTrelle for your perEight is Enough Huge brick Colonial on White- sonal viewing of this lovely marsh Isl. Big enough for even h o m e @ 6 5 8 - 7 7 7 7 . H - 4 5 1 6 the largest clan, w/6 bedrooms + $154,900 bonus, 3 full & 2 half baths, eat-in kitchen, BBQ pit, 2-car garage, 2car carport & tons of storage. In law suite perfect for home office or rental. $319,000. Under Contract! Katherine W. Oxnard, Keller Williams Reality Coastal Area Partners, (912) 704-3545/356-5001. Lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in sought after Godley Station. Over 1600 sq. feet of upgrades FOR RENT/SALE: 3-bedrooms, 2- and decorative features such as baths, updated kitchen, large alcoves and ledges. Very open fenced yard, garage, all new design includes large bedrooms flooring, fireplace, great location and closets with a fireplace in off Whitfield Avenue, 2 min. to the Great Room. Eat in the kitchTruman Pkwy., 7 min. to South- en and separate dining area. Priside shopping and food. 15 min. vate backyard backs up to perto Downtown. Won’t last long! manently wooded area. Call R e n t $ 1 2 0 0 / m o n t h o r S a l e LaTrelle for your personal viewi n g o f t h i s l o ve l y h o m e a t $147,500! Call Now, 695-5758. 658-7777. $199,900 H-4538 $ I BUY HOUSES $ LOVELY 3 bedroom, 2 bath home We buy houses & lots/land. with screened porch. Home has Don’t Stress! We buy “as is”! great room and separate (No bank inspections needed) den/family room. Full bath off of Quick, Fair Offers. Fast Closmaster and 2nd large bedroom. ings. Avoid Foreclosure. Could be used as 2 masters. Don’t Wait Any Longer, Fenced back yard. Swing and Call us today! playhouse remain. Call LaTrelle 912-429-9600 fo r yo u r p e r s o n a l v i e w i n g. (We are not Realtors) $173,900. H-4539 Adorable 2 bedroom 1 bath home with character and acreage. Back deck and front porch with swing. Move in ready. Sip your drink in the swing and watch the moss blow thru the trees. Plat is in the office. No Covenants or restrictions. Call LaTrelle for your personal viewing of this home at 658-7777. H-4553 $139,900

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More for your money! Foyer, greatroom with fireplace, super efficient kitchen, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, plus bonus, master bath, with separate shower, garden tub and double vanity. Lovely trey ceiling in master bedroom. D ouble garage and pr ivac y fenced yard. Call LaTrelle for your personal viewing at 658-7777 H-4451 $189,900 View our video at

Buy. Sell. Find. Free! MORE FOR your money! Foyer, greatroom with fireplace, super efficient kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 b at h + b o n u s. M a s te r b at h w/sep. shower, garden tub, & double vanity. Lovely trey ceiling in master bedroom. Double garage & privacy fenced yard. Call LaTrelle for your personal viewing @ 658-7777. $189,900. View our video @ H-4451 RARE ARDSLEY PARK 4/3: 14 E. 54th Street Lovely renovated brick home, just steps from Adams Park. 2400sqft. includes 4BR/3 full baths, separate dining room, sunroom, laundry room, workshop & bonus room. Beautiful new Gourmet kitchen, all baths updated. Hardwood floors. Great space & storage, too many upgrades to list! Home Warranty included, all for only $324,900. Come see for yourself!! Call Marcie Vargo at 912-272-9593 Keller Williams Realty C.A.P. 912-356-5001 RIGHT NEXT to pool! 3 bedroom, 2 bath with bonus. Over 2500 sqft. Great room has fireplace. Sitting area in master. Eat-in kitchen with separate formal dining room. Traditional brick with side entry garage. Call LaTrelle for your viewing of this lovely home at 658-7777. $278,000. H-4559

Southside Investment 455 Chevis Road Large doublewide, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths + den on 200x200 double lot in convenient OGEECHEE FARMS. Updated kitchen & baths, many structural upgrades. Large shed. Great opportunity to build or subdivide this large level lot in booming location! Motivated seller open to partial trades for mobile home, etc. Make an offer NOW!!! Only $79,900. Call Marcie Vargo at 912-272-9593. KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY C.A.P. 912-356-5001. Your Friends Will Be Jealous Of the views, huge live oaks, and did we mention the views? Build your island get-away in exclusive Landings community, w/ .37 acres, & lovely views of Tybee and Wassau Islands. $439,000. Under Contract! Katherine W. Oxnard, Keller Williams Reality Coastal Area Partners, (912) 704-3545/356-5001. Buy. Sell. Find. Free!

2.75 ACRES IN RICHMOND HILL. Build your own home on this private piece of property. Adjacent to State of GA Land and on the MARSH!!! $359,900. Contact Richmond Hill Land & Realty, 912-756-9790. $ I BUY HOUSES $ We buy houses & lots/land. Don’t Stress! We buy “as is”! (No bank inspections needed) Quick, Fair Offers. Fast Closings. Avoid Foreclosure. Don’t Wait Any Longer, Call us today! 912-429-9600 (We are not Realtors)

THE SANCTUARY Richmond Hill’s newest gated community. 1/2 acre lots $69,500. 3 acre lot, $125,000. Bring your own builder & choose the lot of your dreams! Call Richmond Hill Land & Realty, Jason Barker, 912-756-9790 or 912-856-4302.

107 Whitaker St. Commercial spaces - basement level. Brick walls and unfinished. 4764 sq. ft. in a great location corner of Whitaker and Broughton. Great investment opportunity. $595,000. Call Rhondda @ Sun Coast Reality 507-9800*

105 Whitaker just off Broughton, and elevator building, furnished and all utilities including cable, tv, month to month, very fashionable upscale condo. 2 bedrooms, custom kitchen, very NY! $1950 per month. Rhondda @ 912-507-9800r 21 West 34th Street New home with a 2 car garage on 34th, off Bull Street. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, granite counters and custom kitchen. Everything new! $1600 a month. Rhondda @ 507-9800 2 BR, 1.5 BA Townhome Downtown, good area Private courtyard, parking, pets OK w/deposit. $1350/month. Call 912-856-9400.

2 STORY HOUSE for rent in Hinesville. 4 or 5 BR, 2 BA, upstairs kitchen, fenced yard, in cul de sac, etc. $1100.00 per month. Deposit of $600.00 required. Please call (912) 884-4433. *

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Dream For Sale!

Have you ever tried to sell a dream? That's what most buyers are looking for when they begin searching for a home. Buyers are rarely looking to purchase nails, boards, shingles, or paint. Nor do they want grass, garage doors, or shutters. They're looking for peace, security, clean surroundings, safety, warmth, and a place to entertain their friends - their dream home. If you're planning to sell soon, ask yourself, "Is my home a dream come true?" If the answer is questionable, you may have work to do before marketing your home. The key to selling a dream home is creating the dream before the first buyer ever sees it. Begin by asking a real estate agent for an assessment of your home's condition. It's called a "walk-through". The agent plays the part of a buyer, and will give you suggestions that range from needed major repairs to minor cosmetic touch-up. Be certain all repairs and improvements have been completed before the first prospect sees your home. Remember, you're selling a dream, not possibilities. When a home fails to meet the expectations of prospective buyers, they often scratch it from their list of favored properties. Or, they may tender an offer, but buyers tend to offer approximately $2.00 less for each $1.00 in needed repairs. By putting off $1,500 in repairs, sellers could be inviting an offer $3,000 lower than their anticipated price. Offer your home in mint condition when it's time to sell. Buyers may reward you with an early, full price sale.

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Wilmington Park Jewel!

107 Carlton Road Totally updated home in the beautiful Wilmington Park subdivision. Four bedrooms and three bathrooms, hardwood floors, two car garage, 2,000 square feet- A can’t miss! $279,900. Call Phyllis for showing

LaTrelle Pevey

PHYLLIS SMITH • 897-1081 24 Years Real Estate Experience in Savannah and Islands Area Specialist

Graduate Realtor Institute • Certified Residential Specialist Leadership Training Graduate• Accredited Buyers Representative Senior Real Estate Specialist • RE/MAX 100% Club SABOR – 21 Years Consecutive Million $$$ Club SABOR Director – 8 Years 1994 President • 1996 Realtor of the Year State of GA Top Producer for CENTURY 21 for 3 Years CENTURY 21 Centurion Award for 4 Years


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Best value for your money in Waterford! Over 1700 sq. ft for only $189,900. 3 bedroom 2 bath with vaulted Great Room and fireplace. Formal foyer and large D.R., wood and carpet flooring. Master bedroom has trey ceiling and door leading to patio. Master bath has jetted tub and separate shower. Island in the kitchen with breakfast nook. Laundry room with cabinets and 6 zone sprinkler system in yard. Big lot! Call LaTrelle for your personal viewing of this lovely property at 658-7777 H-4560 $189,900

To u r th i s H o m e a t: w w w. l a tr e l l e p e ve y. c o m 31 West Congress St Savannah, GA 3140 912-238-0874 1402, 1406, and 1410 Jefferson Street Seller contributes $4,000 toward cost to close!

Why rent when you can own one of these great 2BD/2BA for just $185,000! Each unit comes with complete stainless steel appliance pkg., four original fireplaces, private courtyard, off-street parking and security system. Unit 1402 is $189,000. Units 1406 and 1410 are $185,000 each. Great for investor or first-time homeowner.

1514 and 1520 Habersham Fantastic Value for your Dollar!!

These new construction Victorians are a great buy. Nearly 2,900 sq. ft. with 4BD/3BA, a separate study/office with back entrance, huge master with separate dressing area, an upstairs den, custom built-ins, high ceilings, quality moldings, ceramic tiles, hardwood floors - these have it all! Perfect for large family and also great rental opportunity for investor. $369,000 each.

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Historic Tybee Cottage 1513 Jones Ave.

Joe Celento, Realtor Celia Dunn Sotheby's International Realty Cell: 912-272-4811

Roberta Carver, Realtor Celia Dunn Sotheby's International Realty Cell: (912)596-0107

Walk to the beach and the back river from this 3bed/1 bath bungalow! Offered at $360,000.

Victorian District Condo 210/212 East 33rd St.

Around the corner from Queenie's and Starland Arts District. Whole block is being renovated! Four 2bed/ 1bath condos are a fantastic opportunity at $175-185,000.

Stylish Eastside Bungalow 1012 East 32nd St.

Christi Oates, Realtor Celia Dunn Sotheby's International Realty cell: 912.695.5945

This 2bed/ 1bath cedar shingle craftsman boasts a modern interior, open floor plan and artistic flair! Offered at $135,000.

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319 E. Huntingdon Lane Cute 2 story townhome totally furnished and all utilities included. 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, cable tv, washer/dryer, disposal, dishwasher, micro, sheets, towels and everything you need is there! $1500 month to month Rhondda 912-507-9800 517 E Harris one block to Troup Sq. and FireFly Cafe. Rented month to month. All furniture and utilities are included in the rent! Rents for 900 a week and $2,000 a month/3 floors, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 half baths, enclosed porch, 2 working fireplaces, cable TV, broadband with comcast, washer/dryer, 2 parking spaces, brick courtyard, great place, and for sale for $515000. Great home or investment. Available August 1, 2006. Call Rhondda 912-507-9800 FOR RENT/SALE: 3-bedrooms, 2baths, updated kitchen, large fenced yard, garage, all new flooring, fireplace, great location off Whitfield Avenue, 2 min. to Truman Pkwy., 7 min. to Southside shopping and food. 15 min. To Downtown. Wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t last long! Rent $1200/month or Sale $147,500! Call Now, 695-5758. GEORGETOWN, 11 ST. IVES WAY: Beautiful 2300 sqft, 3BR/2.5BA, 2.5 car garage w/epoxy floor. Must see! Huge kitchen w/center island & under cabinet lighting. Walk-in closet, fireplace, fenced back yard. Lawncare & 24HR Security & Fire Alarm included. $1400/mo. Call 912-220-6446.

VICTORIAN COTTAGE circa 1890, 309 E.Park Avenue Lane. 912-232-8684 or cell 912-308-9506. Unfurnished house: 3 bedroom with built in beds, a common sitting room off the bedrooms. Good storage and closets in each bedroom, 1-1/2 bathroom, large living room, good size dining room, new kitchen, good size den that leads out to a 25x25 enclosed completely private garden with deck and gardener, central air/heat, Alarm system installed, plus window guards-A very secure house, washer and dryer, off the street parking for two small cars, Krogerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is 2-1/2 blocks away. This is my home. I will rent my home to responsible students, who s h o u l d k n ow h ow to r u n a house. Annual lease, with possible, optional renewal for up to 4 years. I am willing to work with a creative lease, so that roommates can manage their own situation. $1800/month, your utilities average an additional $200-$300/month.

1904 WHITAKER STREET: 3 bedroom apartment for rent. Security system, off street parking, hardwood floors, CHA, fenced backyard, $975/month. Pets allowed. 912-257-8576.

3 BEDROOMS: Central heat/air, washer/dryer hookups. Centrally located to Kroger and park, etc. If interested in having your $900/month. Call 912-247-8164 home or condo managed short or 912-308-2092. term, long term or executive furDuplexes For Rent nished rentals-call us and we will be happy to find you a tenant. â&#x20AC;˘ 31-A &B Southern Crt 2br, We have many people waiting 1ba $500/month for rentals right now!!! Rhondda â&#x20AC;˘ 9 A U . P . 2 b r / 1 b a @ Sun Coast Realty $ 5 0 0 / m o n t h . 912-507-9800 912-764+1130 or Tybee Island 912-764-1133. 2 Bedroom, 2 bath, 1/2 block TWO BEDROOM, 1 bath apartfrom the ocean on 17th Place. ment near Starland District. Rents for $850 a week, plus tax 2212 Bull Street. $800. and cleaning fee in season. Call 912-844-3878. Rhondda @ 912-507-9800

VICTORIAN DISTRICT 1800 sq ft 2 Bedroom 2 Bath apt, Large master bedroom has walk in closet, w/d, CH/A hardwood floors, 3 fireplaces, screen porch and secures yard. Available September 1, $975. Lease message.

LARGE VICTORIAN near library. Nicely furnished, walk-in closet, large windows on 2 sides. Phone, cable, internet, w/d, w/off-street parking. $150/wk, $540/mo. Call 912-231-9464.


Sublease room in 3/bd, apartment. Great for female. $362/person. Private bedroom/bath. Utilities included. 706-829-3422.



2 0 0 0 J E T TA G L S , o n l y 51,500mi. Great condition, sunroof, loaded, leather, 6-CD changer, heated seats. $8500. Call 912-961-6404. 2001 CADILLAC DEVILLE, dual A/C, heated seats, great sound system, automatic. Asking $15,000. Call Amanda, 912-224-0659.

Fender Bender? Paint & Body Work Reasonably Priced Insurance Claims We buy wrecks 355-5932

2002 LINCOLN LS V-8, pearl white w/black leather, woodgrain trim, Alpine stereo, w/6 disc changer, sunroof, excellent ac/heat. FULLY LOADED! Like 4 NEW 33in. truck tires for new. $19,000. 912-977-1763 or 17in. rims. Largest tires usable on a non-lifted truck. 4 new BF 912-977-1407. Goodrich All-Terrain T/A tires LT 285/70 R17. Never used, 2003 FORD Explorer XLT Fully loaded, AM/FM CD cassette must sacrifice $400 for the set. player, leather interior, sunroof, Call 912-961-1234 after 6PM. running boards, excellent condition. $13,900. Call 912-530-8775 or 912-294-1090. 1999 DODGE DURANGO: Powerful V8, black ext, gray int, A/C, rear A/C, AM/FM cassette, seats up to 8, DVD w/2 LCD monitors, cruise control, fog lights, alloy 2004 MAZDA MIATA, 4-cylinder, wheels. Good condition. $10,000. auto, cruise control, tilt wheel, 912-658-0720. abs, alarm, â&#x20AC;&#x153;LOADEDâ&#x20AC;?. Special Edition, Silver exterior with blue Buy. Sell. Find. Free! l e a t h e r p a c k a g e , e x t r a s , pin/stripe, CD player, LOW LOW MILES, only 4100. IMMACULATE, 2001 TOYOTA SEQUOIA: Dark garage kept, one owner. $18,900. red w/tan leather interior. ExcelC a l l A l l e n W o o d s a t lent condition, 93K miles. 9 1 2 - 2 3 1 - 9 5 5 4 . E m a i l : l a w - $16,000. Call 912-352-7050 or 912-355-5492

2004 SUZUKI KATANA GXRF 600, 6K mi. $5800/OBO. Call 912-354-6573.

1989 SEA RAY 23â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Weekender. Full Cuddy cabin, new upholstery on seats. Used mainly in freshwater. Way under market value. $6,000 takes it. Call Paul 843-815-8032. Bluffton, SC.

1986 31 ft. Winnabago Elandan. Class A motorhome, excellent condition, ready to go. $6500. Wk# 964-8315, Hm# 964-4504.


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