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Volume 5, No. 46, August 9, 2006

On the cover: Photo Illustration by Jessica Ozment

News 6 8 9 Cover Story 6

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Cover Story YouTube nation City Notes News from around town Jane Fishman Taking baby steps Community Town hall meeting Blotter From SPD reports News of the Weird Strange but true Earthweek The week on your planet Sports Sand Gnats seek SPLOST funds

Culture City Notes 10

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Art Patrol Exhibitions and openings

Vibes 15 17 18 Connect Recommends 17

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Music Feature Back in the Day -- what happened? Music Menu Local gigs a la carte Connect Recommends Concerts of note Good Show, Will Travel Regional concert listings Soundboard Who’s playing and where around town

Film 28

Now Showing All the flicks that fit

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The 411 Week at a Glance Our best bets for cool stuff to do 13 Weather News from the sky 30 Happenings All the stuff, all the time 37 Free Will Astrology Rob Breszny’s look at your stars 5

Art Patrol 20

Classifieds Sudoku Puzzle It’s all the rage 31 Crossword Puzzle Mental Fun 39 Classifieds They call it “junk,” you call it “couch” 11

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thu, aug 10 Savannah Sand Gnats Baseball

What: The Savannah Sand Gnats take on the Asheville Tourists in a four-game series. There will be fireworks after Friday’s game. When: Aug. 10, 11 and 12 at 7:05 p.m. and Aug. 13 at 2:05 p.m. Where: Grayson Stadium, 1401 E. Victory Dr. Cost: $9.50 for box seats, $7.50 for reserved seats and $6 for general seating. Call: 351-9150.

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Fri, aug 11 Jekyll Island Beach Music Festival

Back to School Step Fest

What: Family entertainment, featuring community youth groups, praise and worship steppers and more. This event is being held as part of the 2nd Annual Breakthrough: An Explosion of Parent Unity in the Community, which is sponsored by the Educational Leaders for Change Collaborative. It seeks to help children become successful and reach their full potential academically, socially and morally by creating parental involvement and awareness in the lives of children at home, school and the community. When: Aug. 11 from 7-10:30 p.m. Where: Armstrong Atlantic State University Fine Arts Building.

Renaissance

Lecture Series

What: Beth Kinstler, owner of Avalon Appraisals, will present Evaluating Your Belongings: What to Keep and What to Leave Behind. Kinstler will focus on the best way to decide what is really valuable when downsizing, and also how to deal with the emotions people bring to the table when evaluating their items. She invites guests to bring their own “treasures” for evaluation. When: Aug. 10 at 5:30 p.m. Where: Magnolia Manor on the Coast in Richmond Hill. Cost: Free and open to the public, although an RSVP is required. Call: Julie Gartside at 756-4300.

Sat, aug 12 Birds and Butterflies

What: Join expert birder Tim Miller and butterfly expert Dennis Forsyth at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge to identify the butterfly species using the refuge this summer. Participants also will look for bird species such as the Purple Gallinude and Least Bittern. This event is sponsored by the Ogeechee Audubon Chapter of the National Audubon Society. When: Aug. 12 at 8:30 p.m. Where: Meet at the Wildlife Drive entrance to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge. Cost: Free and open to the public. Call: 749-5449 for information.

Walk for Positive Parenthood

What: This event is being held as part of the 2nd Annual Breakthrough: An Explosion of Parent Unity in the Community, which is sponsored by the Educational Leaders for Change Collaborative. It seeks to help children become successful and reach their full potential academically, socially and morally by creating parental involvement and awareness in the lives of children at home, school and the community. When: Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. Participants should arrive by 9:30 a.m. Where: The walk will start at the Savannah Civic Center then proceed to Barnard Street to Broughton Street to Bull Street. Superintendent Thomas Lockamy will welcome participants at the Board of Education building on Bull Street. The walk will then continue to Liberty Street to the civic center for a parental forum/information session and back-to-school giveaway.

Sun, aug 13 PALS Dirty Dog Wash

What: The Pet Assistance League of Savannah will hold its third and final 2006 Dirty Dog Wash. Dogs must be on leashes and have current vaccinations. Bring your own towel to dry your dog. When: Aug. 13 from 1-4 p.m. Where: Case Veterinary Hospital parking lot, 113 Eisenhower Dr. Cost: $6 per wash with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting PALS’ low-cost spay/neuter program. Call: 354-4529 or 925-PALS.

TUE, Aug. 15 The Ice Capades 2006 Film Tour

What: This film and video series is on tour from Chicago to present short films from film and video makers who are based in Chicago. This year’s show includes films about immaculate conception, opera houses a blazin’, an ear of corn and a thumb-wrestling duel to the finish. When: Aug. 15 at 8 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $5 suggested donation. Call: 232-4447 or visit www.theicecapades.com. w

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What: Celebrate beach music in the South at this twoday event. This festival will be presented in three parts. On Friday, the McKinney’s Pond Reunion Dance will be held for ages 21 and up. On Saturday, a concert on the beach will be presented. And on Saturday evening, the 40th Anniversary Celebration will celebrate the long history of headliners The Swingin’ Medallions. In addition to The Swingin’ Medallions, other performers will include Hank Bartley and Shuffle, The Tams, The Statesboro Blues and Pat Patterson and the Sunny Beach Party. There also will be shag dance contests and other activities. A portion of the proceeds from the festival will be donated to the Jekyll Island Sea Turtle Center. When: The dance will be held Aug. 11 at 7 p.m., the beach concert Aug. 12 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the anniversary celebration concert on Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. Where: Friday’s lions al ed M n’ gi in The Sw dance and Saturday’s evening concert both will be held at the Jekyll Island Convention Center. Saturday’s afternoon concert will be held at the Jekyll Island beach. Cost: $15 for the evening performances on Friday and Saturday and $12 for the Saturday afternoon beach concert. Children 12 and under will be admitted free to the beach concert. Visit: www.Medallions.com.




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Story

by Tom Scocca

Yo uTube Nation How the internet phenomenon is changing experience and memory Once upon a time, it would have meant something to have watched the Zidane head-butt in the World Cup final live on TV. I did see it. I missed the first 85 minutes or so of the match, then tuned in for the critical juncture. Pow! Right there. But who cared? The blow was right there—and there—and there: Almost instantly, it was all over YouTube. Anyone in the world could click and replay it. It didn’t matter when or where. I already knew this when I’d watched the moment live. I realized what YouTube was doing to television when I found myself watching Dennis Miller as he conducted a post-performance interview with the now-canonized turn-of-the-90’s band the Pixies on his talk show. He strolled up to the mike and introduced himself to the lead singer, Black Francis. “Black, I’m Embarrassingly White Dennis,” Mr. Miller said, and I cringed. Fourteen years after the fact. The thing about television used to be that once you saw it, it was gone. It was disposable, and it was mostly dispensed with—the old signals, from what we used to watch, streaming out past the Oort Cloud, carrying Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp away into infinity.

Print could aim to be stolid and enduring, piling up in libraries or, at worst, on microfiche. TV made its getaway. If you weren’t right there and watching with everyone else when something happened, you didn’t see it. Reruns or syndication could give you another chance, but you still had to catch the moment. The VCR only stalled it a little. Your friend’s mother could watch her stories on Saturday, after working the day shift all week. If somebody had had a tape running, you might get to rewatch a Tyson fight or when that dude broke Geraldo’s nose with the chair, until somebody forgot which tape it was or recorded over it. After that, people would do what they did with everything on TV: talk about it for a while, then mostly forget about it. TV moved on, in its infinitely renewable present. The main points—Kojak: bald guy— went into the collective consciousness; the rest faded into the dimness of individual semiconsciousness. Suddenly, via YouTube links, those lost moments click back into view, as if a telegram from your great-grandfather were showing up in your e-mail. When the Pixies popped up on my laptop, playing on Dennis Miller, I was transported: I was standing in front of my dorm-room television, 14 years in the past, in the peachtinged glare of an early-generation halogen torchiere. The Pixies more or less invented what would be called alternative rock, but broke up before it finished becoming a viable commercial category; they were not a band you heard much on the radio, let alone saw on a talk show. I felt a gleeful kick as Black Francis scurried up to the mike and announced they were covering a “Reid Brothers song”—a secret handshake to us viewers who not only knew the Jesus and Mary Chain, but knew the Jesus and Mary Chain’s names. The band tore through “Head On,” just like they’d torn through it in 1992. But then Mr. Miller—the sly rebel comedian, the Saturday Night Live legend, who knew enough to book the Pixies on his own show—came over to greet them. And he was … a tool. He was smarmy; he was stilted; his floppy West Coast suit was ridiculous. He wasn’t funny. He wasn’t funny? I was sure Dennis Miller was funny in 1992. I remembered it. He came on funny in the 80’s, with force. We all watched “Weekend Update” and recited back the best parts between bells on 10th-grade Mondays. Then when we were in

college, the talk show was funny too, even if it did bomb. He only descended into unfunniness over the next decade, taking the wrong projects, hardening into a cranky, rightwing bore. But I knew he was funny before that, just like people knew Brando wasn’t a fat blob in A Streetcar Named Desire. Nope. He was lousy. YouTube had him dead to rights. There was another clip of him, from earlier, sitting down with David Letterman at the height of his SNL fame. Mr. Letterman? Funny. Mr. Miller? Lousy, lousy, lousy. Everything that would make him a washout on Monday Night Football was already on display: the obviously canned pop-culture references; the clumsy timing; the attempt to mask his stiffness and incompetence with smugness. What had the 20-year-old me been thinking? How could I have been so wrong? In The Life of Samuel Johnson, Boswell describes the hero having fled the room while someone was reading one of his old works aloud—“and somebody having asked him the reason of this, he replied, ‘Sir, I thought it had been better.’” Memory has always been a shaky witness. But writing was checkable, to one degree or another. There could be differences of taste or opinion, but there was the text lurking, waiting to settle the question. If you told someone else a piece of writing was good (or gorgeous, or moving, or persuasive), that claim would have to survive the other person’s reading of it. Reputation or popularity is not enough. I take down a copy of Tuesdays with Morrie from the office shelf: “I seek my identity in toughness—-but it is Morrie’s softness that draws me, and because he does not look at me as a kid trying to be something more than I am, I relax.” See? Crap. Millions of people bought crap. The Internet left writers more exposed than ever. If you were published from the mid-90’s onward, you ended up in a textbased panopticon: At any time, someone, somewhere, could conceivably be reading something you had written. No longer would people have to go to the library to find old arguments and past errors. Every few months, I get an e-mail from a reader responding to something or other I wrote eight years and three jobs ago. Thanks to a retroactive Web-archiving initiative, a college intern from last summer could crack wise about something I’d written as an undergraduate myself. Video had always been more elusive. It defeated secondhand reports; a critic might describe a scene, but the moving image was unquotable. There was no way to share that passing experience. All you

could do was write about it or talk about it. The original moment was transformed by the telling into something else—probably something funnier or more original or more shocking. But now the moments—all the moments, even the ones thought lost—have begun looping back around for public inspection. (Welcome back, Welcome Back, Kotter!) People in and on television are learning what writers have been going through. College broadcasting students’ worst blunders are echoing across the Web in perpetuity. You can relive the bubble-gum commercial wars of the 80’s (they even call them the bubble-gum wars on the Web). You can test which sketch-comedy shows hold up (SCTV, yes; The Kids in the Hall, not so much). These opportunities represent, in part, a surprise victory for library science. As we plunged into the digital age, one of the great fears was of format obsolescence: People would throw out old-fashioned paper in favor of electronic archives, only to suddenly find that they had all the works of human knowledge stored on five-anda-quarter-inch floppies and nobody was making floppy drives anymore. But with Web video, people are raiding their personal, inaccessible stashes of VHS tapes, winding through them till they find the important bits, and transferring them from a near-obsolete medium to a current one. So TV’s past is being clipped and replayed and distributed by anyone with a computer, to anyone with a computer—the professional TV product mixed in with home videos and Web-cam feeds and amateur animation. There are too many video sites to keep track of: Google Video, Veoh, iFilm, Evtv1, Gotuit, blip.tv. YouTube, though, is the one that everyone talks about, even if they’re talking about the other sites. It has the grab-bag quality the good sites had back when the Internet was exciting. It keeps getting busted for copyright problems and throwing out the problem content, as people paste up more and more new stuff. The other sites may have their advantages: better-synchronized sound and video, cleaner pictures, more violence and nudity than the scrupulously PG-13 YouTube offerings. YouTube, though, is the phenomenon; YouTube is the one the New York Post reported was being bandied about as a billion-dollar property, even though (or because?) it has no discernible revenue model. It has even already begun acting out the Web-downfall script by being undermined and co-opted. This summer, marketing and publicity took off around video of Men-


Actually, I hadn’t seen the Len Bias steal-and-dunk when it happened. I’d listened to the original moment on the radio. I only ever saw how it looked on occasional replays, if I happened to be watching at the right time. YouTube dispels the mystical air around witnessing things. The TV audience doesn’t have to stick around. One moment that the Web hasn’t caught up with yet is the closing of the Calgary Winter Olympics in 1988. It was late at night, and the ceremony was boring, and I’ve only ever met one other person who saw it: The Calgary mascots, a pair of people dressed as bears dressed as cowboys, skated out, accompanying another mascot under a shroud. This was the secret mascot of Albertville for 1992. It was … L’Chamois! The bears flipped back the shroud, which hooked on the goat horns underneath and sent the whole head of the costume toppling off, backward. Fewer and fewer events give you that kind of private payoff if you’re there to see them. Now, when a heckler shouts “Go f*** yourself, Mr. Cheney!” at the Vice President, or Stephen Colbert appalls the audience at the White House Correspondents Dinner, those tiny-audience cable-news incidents propagate online, picking up viewers as they go. With Web video, you can go back and inhabit the moment of your choosing. You can see the Replacements live, in the early 80’s, with a skinny teenage Paul Westerberg. You can see the legendary Frank Zappa appearance on Crossfire, all 20-plus minutes of

it, as he bears the indignation of the antismut crusade with the dignity of an only slightly more tetchy version of Jesus, jeered by the mob. America is heading for a “fascist theocracy,” Zappa says, to hoots. And famously inaccessible or suppressed material is there for the taking. Curious about Heil Honey I’m Home!— the extremely short-lived British television show ironically casting Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun in a deliberately schlocky old-fashioned American sitcom? There it is. (It’s not good.) The Zapruder film is up, too, in a range of varieties: regular, close-up, steadied. So is the shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald—oddly old-fashioned and rinky-dink, as historic events go, with a tiny cast of players, like a community-access show staged by a guy with no friends. Or like a window on a world without television. But you can’t live without television anymore. The Pixies, at one point, tried to defy it—recording an unwatchably tedious music video for their single “Velouria.” It was a single take, in ultra-slow motion, of the band members running across a field of rocks and out of view. In the music-video industry, it was an act of self-immolation: It’s widely held that the video aired only once. As I write this, it has been viewed 2,917 times on YouTube, and someone else has posted a tribute video. w

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tos dissolving in Diet Coke to make violent fountains—an established Web-vid genre, like parking-lot car-drifting videos. A YouTube competitor, Revver, staked its claim on public attention with the most elaborate Coke-spout clip, and Mentos bought ad space. YouTube stands as the opposite of old television because, above all, it’s easy. It doesn’t demand that you install a player; it doesn’t crash your browser. It embeds in blogs and plays there, freely. What it does, then, is break the synchrony of television. It makes television work like text. Last month, on the 20th anniversary of Len Bias’ death, newspaper let me down. The Baltimore Sun had no stories that described the Bias I remembered, the basketball player before he became a cocaine casualty. So I went to YouTube. And there he was, alive if a little blurry, on the court at No. 1 North Carolina, making the greatest sequence of plays I’d ever known: burying a shot, then flashing to steal the inbounds pass, rising up and—with the assurance of a man who did not know what limits were on a basketball court—dunking it, two-handed, in reverse.




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Gratuitous Rugby

Rhythmic Dance The Ayoluwa African Dance Theatre performed on River Street Sunday afternoon.

photos by Jessica Ozment

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Saturday’s Gratis Rugby TournamentFrom top: Savannah’s Women Play Knoxville’s Women’s Rugby Club, some of the team members of Savannah’s Men’s Team, Savannah Shamrocks X-Rocks play the Macon team. Winners: Men’s 1stAugusta Mad Dogs, Women’s 1st- Knoxville Rugby Club

Boat load of Fun Frank Black coming to savannah In upcoming concert news, alternative rock icon (and Pixies frontman) Frank Black brings his new band to Savannah Smiles for a rare solo show on Sunday, October 15. This is his first solo tour since reuniting the Pixies a few years back to worldwide acclaim, and this appearance is co-sponsored by Tiny Team Concerts and Connect Savannah. The Reid Paley Trio opens the 8 pm show. Advance tickets to this 21+ event are on sale now at www.tinyteamconcerts.info.

Beach Party Van R. Johnson, the Alderman of District 1 poses (third from the right) with high school students on River Street Sunday evening before boarding the Georgia Queen Riverboat for a party he orgainized to keep students excited about school.

Mandy, Paige, and Stephanie enjoy the music while serving drinks during the Tybee Island Music Festival on the north beach.


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Fishman



Taking baby steps It’s amazing how little we talk of politics, of global warming, of the Middle East. We bring The Nation, the New Yorker, today’s newspaper. But instead we joke about the National Inquirer that I bought as a joke. Is it because of the baby? I wonder. Are we shielding her virgin ears from the contamination of mankind, from what lies ahead for her, from toothaches to pending war? Are we using her as an excuse, a diversion? Certainly, we could talk about Israel. We all have lots of views about Israel and they’re not all the same. We could rehash Iraq. We could re-bash Bush. We’ve done it before. We’ll do it again. But not now. Not when she’s so innocent and clean and fresh. There’s time for that. At night, after the sun finally sets, somewhere around 10 p.m., a few of us walk to the lift, a curious open box operated by a series of pulleys, not unlike a ski lift, and descend through the trees, past the bluff (which has a stairway with 112 steps, depending whose counting) to Lake Michigan. There’s a sign on the lift, a Yiddish word, Gezuntheit (followed by a rather lofty sounding MPSTA, the Mt. Pleasant Subdivision Transit Authority). Gezuntheit means, “go in good health.” The half-moon casts a tunnel of light on the water, uncharacteristically warm. Still, we have to keep an eye on one another. There are waves, even in a lake. Back at the cottage, refreshed, revived, I ask for the baby, I ask for Lily. This is her “up” time. It all goes well for a while. Then on my watch, always my watch, while the mother and father take a well-earned walk, she starts to wail. “Stick your finger in her mouth,” someone tells me. Stick my finger in her mouth? Are you sure? She’s sure. Since my hands are clean - I’ve already been told more than once, “Wash your hands if you’re going to pick up the baby” - I do as instructed. I slide my finger into her mouth. It works. She latches on - that’s a breast-feeding term, I learn later. She goes to work. She settles down. No teeth but she’s got some mighty strong gums. Someone comes back with news from the Middle East. She’s been watching television at a neighbor’s. The world is falling apart, she says. But we don’t pick up the bait. We don’t respond, other than to say, Shhhh. Lily’s sleeping. We’ll talk of war later. w E-mail Jane at gofish5@earthlink.net

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Savannah Cultural Arts Theatre’s Fall Production

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The perfect way to unwind from the work day. Live Jazz at the Cobblestone Conch House. Jazz on the River with Annie Allman and friends. Wednesday through Saturday. Cobblestone Conch House Restaurant and Bar. 225 W. River St. • Savannah, Ga. 232-5551 • www.cobblestoneconchhouse.com

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A tooth disorder is no way to start a road trip, especially when the dentist sends you off with a three-part package: two packets of cement, the tiniest of brushes to apply the cement and one of those nasty white cylindrical cotton things that make you gag. “Just in case the temporary falls out,” he says of the glue. How did this happen? I already know about crowns coming off when I’m miles away from the home dentist. I also know about using toothpaste to make the interim repair. Now I have special glue. “We’re falling apart,” said a friend in Nashville after drawing our attention to three sets of feet, all crossed at the knees, all sporting Band-Aids on various toes, all with various stages of hammered toe. But we don’t care. We have our cement. We have our Band-Aids. We have each other. So that night in Nashville we go to the Family Wash, a retrofitted laundromat in an obscure neighborhood, to hear Amelia White. Our feet don’t hurt and a beer or two never did dislodge or disturb a tooth. One day and some 500 miles later, in a cottage in South Haven, Michigan, I’m holding a two-week-old baby with 10 perfect toes, nothing hammered there, nothing out of place; two miniature feet whose soft, silky bottoms have yet to touch the earth, and no teeth to decay, replace, restore or repair. She breathes deeply from her diaphragm, too. It’s picture-perfect, just the way we’re supposed to breathe, her whole body shifting when she takes and releases a breath. No Advair for her. No asthma relieving medicine for Lily. We’re sitting in the screened-in porch of a modest cottage that a group of early Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe who settled in Chicago built for their families to spend their summers. Nothing fancy. The roads are still not paved. Many of the houses, this one in particular, still lack air conditioning. Lily, someone says, is the fourth generation of her family to stay in the cottage. The great-granddaughter of Sylvia and Henry, after Rae, after Rebecca and Zander. We are awed by this. With no television connection and no desire to listen to radio chatter, we take a break from world news and crowd into the porch, presumably the coolest spot, although this summer, with temperatures in the high 90’s, in Michigan, putting the words “cool” and “spot” together is an oxymoron.


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Notebook

by Linda Sickler

Conceive, believe, ACHIEVE

Goals for improving the city are discussed at Town Hall Meeting Mayor Otis Johnson has his eyes firmly on the future. “We are very serious about improving the quality of life for the citizens of Savannah,” he said at a Town Hall Meeting held Aug. 2 at the civic center. “When we do that, we’re improving the quality of life in all other municipalities in Chatham and surrounding counties in Georgia and South Carolina.” The meeting occurred just one day after Johnson returned to work after suffering a heart attack last April. “We normally have this meeting in July,” he said. “Due to certain circumstances, we were unable to hold it in July,” Johnson said. “The civic center was booked and I wasn’t able to be here.” Johnson said he is amazed and delighted at the outpouring of love and support sent his way during his illness. “It came from all sectors and I am truly appreciative,” he said. About 200 people turned out for the meeting. Johnson received a standing ovation, and nearly everyone who spoke welcomed him back and wished him well. During his recovery, Johnson said he decided to finish his term because he still has much to offer. “Through my training, experience and God’s blessing, I think I have certain skills I can contribute to move the community ahead,” he said. “I want to concentrate on public policy issues and we must move ahead with economic development,” Johnson said. “That is key to the viability of the community. If people don’t have jobs that provide a living wage and no opportunity to use their talent after they’ve gone to school like we’ve said they should, we have a serious problem in the community. “We want to get an objective assessment of the barriers to economic development in certain sectors in the community,” he said. “We have some people with two jobs, yet they are still living in poverty.” There are some in the community who say those who live in poverty are not willing to work and lift themselves out of poverty, Johnson said. “We’re going to lift up these people,” he said. “We need to find ways to give people the opportunity to find their way out of poverty.” Johnson noted that he himself overcame poverty. “Those of you who know my history know where I came from,” he said. “I have not forgotten where I come from.” The city must continue to work to reduce crime, Johnson said. “The lack of opportunity and a good education is a breeding ground for crime,” he said. “When people live without hope, they don’t care about themselves,” Johnson said. “They sure don’t care about you.” Those people who choose a life of crime must be suppressed so they don’t hurt anyone, Johnson said. “If you choose to break the law, be prepared to take the consequences,” he said.

“Being poor is not an acceptable excuse,” of citizens from birth to death, we can build Johnson said. “We must speak the truth to in Savannah, we can build in Chatham people. The sad part is that most of the vicCounty.” tims are poor people.” City Manager Michael Brown presented Even though education is key to imseveral reports and commended Mayor Pro proving the community, the wrong attiTem Edna Jackson, who filled in for Johntude about education can be found in many son while he was recovering in a hospital homes, Johnson said. “We can’t blame the in Memphis. “We have been right on top of schools for everything when we don’t send things,” Brown says. “I spoke with the mayour children to school ready to learn,” he or, even while he was in the hospital.” said. Brown said the council has set priorities “We must hold the schools accountable,” to increase public and neighborhood safety, Johnson said. “We’ve got a (school board) better communications with the public, election coming up. We need to look at the economic development and land use and candidates very, very carefully. zoning. “We’ve got a great superintendent,” he “We are making substantial progress,” said of Superintendent Thomas Lockamy. Brown said. “The issues the council set out “When he says ‘All children will learn,’ he to be addressed are being addressed.” means all children. We must ask the quesAs examples, Brown cited the restoration tion, why aren’t all children learning?” of Ellis Square and other ongoing projects, The neighborincluding efforts to hood a child lives in increase public safety. affects beliefs and at“We must improve the titudes, Johnson said. public’s confidence in “There is an anti-inpublic safety,” he said. tellectual attitude in Crime is down 14 many of our neighpercent in 2006. “I can’t borhoods,” he said. say that’s acceptable be“When a child cause we still have viodoesn’t have the oplent crimes against our portunity to go to citizens,” Brown said. work or a secondSteps being takary school, when en to further deter they are two to crime include aggresthree grades behind sive policing, such when they reach as implementing the 16, what future do neighborhood beat “If we have a structure in place that approach, Brown they have?” Johnson asked. “They will take care of citizens from birth said. “We will expand are encouraged to walking beats and to death, we can build in Savannah, the leave. These are not bike patrols,” he said. we can build in Chatham County.” dropouts, they are Officer retention pushouts.” and recruitment have Many of the goals Johnson is striving for been bolstered. “We have put officers into were set when he first took office. “In Januacademies all over Georgia,” Brown said. ary 2004, this council came together and “We have a net increase of 20 officers and 20 created an agenda to guide our work over more are in the recruitment process.” the next four years,” he said. New technology is being acquired, inThose who are considering running for cluding mobile data terminals and video re-election must evaluate the work they’ve surveillance equipment. The police departdone, Johnson said. “They have to put them- ment has added about 100 vehicles, resultselves on the line,” he said. “They must ask ing in greater visibility as well as deterring the question, ‘Is Savannah better off now crime. than it was in 2003?’” The fire department also is addressJohnson said the city shares a “love-hate ing public safety issues by doing bar and relationship” with its neighbors that must nightclub life-safety checks, Brown says. The be addressed. “Savannah is the economic checks are done to ensure that bars are not engine that drives this part of Georgia, yet overcrowded and that the establishments I run into people who hate Savannah, even have code-compliant exits, he said. though they come to Savannah as often as Brown said the fire department is movthey can,” he said. “There is a real tension ing confidently into the future with a new we’ve got to acknowledge and work on.” fire chief, Charles Middleton, a Savannah With such a large agenda, Johnson will native who most recently worked in Orange be busy, even though his doctors are telling County, Fla. him to take it easy for now. “I can do it be“We hired him because he has a set of cause it is all interrelated,” he said. skills we need at his point,” Brown said. “I have a vision I’ve been talking about “We need to develop new leadership in the for a long, long time,” Johnson said. “If we department. That is something that is defihave a structure in place that will take care nitely in Charles’ background.”

On the home front, Brown said 400 to 500 new housing units are needed, as are more rental units in the city, but housing production is definitely on the increase. “We are well on our way to meet the goals,” he said. “We have had a significant impact on housing.” Brown praised a volunteer program that is repairing homes in the Cuyler-Brownsville neighborhood. “So far, 2,000 homes have been repaired in Savannah,” he said. “It has played a large part in our housing rehabilitation efforts.” Others projects will include the construction of 23 houses in west Savannah and the conversion of the Moses Jackson School into a child care center. Operation Clean Sweep continues to work towards blight eradication. “Unfortunately, we are still taking thousands of complaints,” Brown said. “We’ll clean up an area, and then we’re having to go back.” The city also is working on poverty reduction. The poverty rate currently stands at 22 percent, Brown said. Another goal is to increase the development and support of minority and African-American business in the community. “Every day, we read articles about how parts of the community are thriving,” Brown said. “There are new stores, new hotels, and that’s important,” he said. “The question is, how does the whole community benefit?” Brown said there are three organizations in Savannah that act as mentors for persons starting new businesses. They are the Savannah Entrepreneurial Center, the Small Business Assistance Corp. and the Savannah African-American Economic Empowerment Collaborative. Also discussed was the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax or SPLOST. Brown said proposed SPLOST projects include a new arena, expansion of the jail, a children’s museum at the Battlefield Park, a cultural arts center, a youth activity area with a water park, renovations at Grayson Stadium, renovation of the Westside-Downtown corridor, construction of a police training facility and some road improvements -- although not the controversial widening of DeRenne and Hampstead avenues. Savannah and other Chatham County municipalities are negotiating with county officials on how $440 million in SPLOST money would be divided among them. Savannah is seeking a reduced allocation of $170 million so other municipalities will benefit, Brown said. Johnson said he will do this “with whatever time I have left, either as mayor or if my health goes bad.” “If you can conceive it and believe it, you can achieve it,” he said. “I have the vision.” w To comment, e-mail us at letters@connectsavannah.com


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from recent Savannah/Chatham Police incident reports

• Police officers assisted in a search at East 37th Street and Waters Avenue for a suspect who was involved in a hit and run automobile accident. One of the officers noticed a man was sitting on the steps in front of a house and petting a cat as if he belonged there. However, the man was sweating profusely. The officer told two other officers about the man. They approached him and identified him as the man that ran from the scene of the accident. He was placed under arrest.

• An Abercorn Street businesswoman told police she had been received harassing phone calls from a man. She said the man had applied for a job with her company but he was not hired. She said the man called and told her she was a “white racist” because she didn’t hire him. She said the man also told her “watch out” and “s--k my black d--k.” She said the man called nine times in a little more than 30 minutes. • An officer responded to a West 41st Street apartment in response to a fight in progress. On arrival, the officer observed a man and woman involved in a physical altercation. The woman appeared to be the aggressor, however, the officer observed the man strike the woman twice. After another officer arrived on the scene, the man and woman were separated. When an officer approached the man to speak with him, he fled on foot, but was apprehended after a short foot chase. Both were arrested. While at the precinct, the woman suffered a seizure. EMS was called and she was taken to the hospital. Due to her medical condition, she was released on a subpoena. The man was taken to jail.

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• A woman reported that someone has been using her debit card number to order items without her knowledge. The woman told police that she had received a bank statement that showed more than $1,500 in items that she did not purchase. The woman said she had reported the transactions to her bank. The woman said she didn’t know who could have copied her debit card number because the card is always in her purse, but admitted she uses the card to make purchases instead of using cash. She was given a case report number and advised how to obtain a copy of the police report. • A woman reported a fight in progress at a Broughton Street clothing store. After police arrived, she said a man ran into the store and attempted to lock the store doors. He told her, “There is a man following me and he wants to kill me.” The woman grabbed her phone to call police when a second man ran into the store and threatened to shoot the first man. The woman said both men went out to the sidewalk and continued fighting. Both men left the scene before the police arrived. A look-out was placed for both subjects. One of the men was found at the intersection of River Street and the Drayton Street ramp. He was asked what happened and he replied, “Man, he threatened to kill my woman.” The officer asked the man if in fact he had any guns in his possession and he said he didn’t. The man was searched and two knives were found in the man’s pockets. He was arrested and charged with simple assault and carrying a concealed weapon and taken to jail. w

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• While on patrol, an officer received a call about persons with a gun and descriptions of two juveniles who may have been involved. Five to seven minutes later, the officer observed two juveniles who fit the description of the suspects walking south on Long Street near East Gwinnett Street and called for backup. After another officer arrived, the two officers saw the suspects on Bolling Street in an empty lot. They immediately fled from the officers into the lane. One of the officers recognized one of the suspects from earlier encounters and knew he hung out around Mississippi and Louisiana avenues. The police finally found the two at Georgia and Louisiana avenues and they were placed under arrest for obstruction by fleeing. Neither suspect knew about a gun and stated they weren’t running. Both were released to their parents, pending a hearing.

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News|News

of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Politicians Gone Wild

New York state Sen. Ada Smith, known to some as the “Wild Woman of Albany” for her temper, pleaded not guilty in April for yet another alleged outburst (accused of assaulting a staff member with hot coffee after a comment about Smith’s weight). According to Senate officials cited by the New York Daily News, more than 200 of her staff members over the years have either quit or been fired. Besides Smith’s previous run-ins with Albany police, New York City police and United Airlines, other former employees have claimed that she assaulted them (the latest being a woman who said Smith threw a phone at her). Smith has denied virtually every accusation, but her exasperated Senate party leader has stripped Smith of seniority privileges.

People With Issues

In July, Cory Neddermeyer, 42, was turned down for unemployment benefits in Iowa, after a judge ruled that he was fired for cause. His employer, the Amaizing Energy ethanol plant, suffered a massive spill that created a pond of fuel alcohol, and Neddermeyer (a recovering alcoholic), after resisting as long as he could, gave in and started drinking from the pool (causing him to pass out and later register an 0.72 bloodalcohol reading).

Leading Economic Indicators

The District of Calamity: The District of Columbia government’s payroll for 2005, reported by the Washington Times in July, included 1,268 employees paid over $100,000 a year (including 43 over $150,000 a year). The figures for Baltimore (with a slightly larger population) were 55 and two, respectively, and Chicago, with five times the population of D.C., still had fewer employees in both categories. In fact, even though the

D.C. workforce has shrunk by 2,000 workers since 2002, the annual payroll has increased by $180 million.

Least Competent Criminals

Not Cut Out for a Life of Crime: (1) Lawrence C. Lawson, 60, was charged with robbing the Lasalle Bank in Troy, Mich., in July, which was an easy collar because, as he emerged from the bank with his loot, he spotted a passing police car and promptly fainted. (2) Pierre Barton, 20, was arrested in Cleveland following the robbery of Georgio’s Pizza, shortly after he had accidentally dropped his two “cheat sheet” cards containing his robbery speech (reading “Give me the money” and “Tell I’ll kill your family (sic)”). (In fact, Barton apparently was a poor ad-libber: Although his makeshift “gun” had come apart and was lying on the floor, he still threatened to shoot the manager as he was fleeing.)

Election Follies

In June, when Cook County, Ill., elections supervisor David Orr questioned the ethics of the family of Cook County Board President John Stroger (whose illness forced him to resign but not until the family delayed long enough to discourage potential successors, so that Stroger’s son would have a better chance of winning the vacated post), a Stroger ally called Orr a “little poop butt.” California Assembly candidate Bill Conrad admitted in May that he personally wrote the flier proclaiming that his party primary opponent, Tom Berryhill, “doesn’t have the HEART (emphasis in the original) for State Assembly” because Berryhill had a heart transplant six years ago and that “the average lifespan of a heart transplant recipient is seven years.” (Berryhill won easily.)

After All, They’re Not Running for Husband of the Year: (1) David Spellman was sworn in as mayor of Black Hawk, Colo., on July 12, a week after pleading guilty to two charges for pistol-whipping his wife with a handgun in 2005 (and firing three shots). (2) Self-described “pro-traditional family” candidate Jim Galley lost a two-man June congressional primary in San Diego, with no help from the San Diego Union Tribune’s discovery, a week before the voting, that he had had child-support payments garnisheed from his paycheck for four years and was once, for a 17-month period, simultaneously married to two women.

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Chutzpah!

(1) “$5 Million Awarded to Couple for Loss of Vagina” (a May report on Chicago’s WMAQ-TV Web site about a hysterectomy gone bad, leading to “scar tissue and foreshortening” of the vagina). (2) “Officers Honored for Finding Man’s Penis” (a story on the Kansas City Star’s Crime Scene KC weblog about departmental recognition for seven police officers who searched a field and a yard looking for a man’s severed, discarded penis, and then rushed it to a hospital to be reattached).

(1) Randall Roye, whom New York City government lawyers say entered the country illegally in the 1990s and assumed the identity of a dead man, nonetheless tried to sue the city for $20 million after he allegedly “fell” out of a first-floor window of a school building. (With his cover blown, he has dropped out of sight, according to a June New York Post story.) (2) The U.S. military has attempted to hand back 32 parcels of land and buildings to the South Korean government after restoring them to their pre-Korean War condition (except for capital improvements the U.S. has made, which stay with the buildings). However, South Korea is refusing 25 of them, according to a June Stars and Stripes story, until the U.S. provides further upgrades.

Ironies

Texas farmers about 75 miles from the Mexican border near Falfurrias have taken to installing ladders on their property to allow illegal aliens to climb over their fences in the course of trespassing so they’ll stop making holes in the fences (which allow the farmers’ cattle to escape). According to a June Associated Press report, the ladders aren’t used very much, apparently because the illegals assume there’s some catch.

In 2004 News of the Weird reported research suggesting that herring routinely communicate among themselves via a highpitched, “raspberry”-like sound emitted from the anus. In June 2006, a researcher at Greenland Institute of Natural Resources said that herring appear also to use anal bubbles as a defense to obscure themselves from killer whales. (Researchers are not agreed on whether it is digestive gases or some other mechanism that produces the bubbles.)

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No Longer Weird

Adding to the list of stories that were formerly weird but which now occur with such frequency that they must be retired from circulation: (79) The man who falls victim to a random prank by sitting innocently on a public restroom toilet seat that has been coated with glue, as happened to a 20-year-old man at a North Salisbury, Md., Wal-Mart in May. (80) The drug dealer or buyer who dials a phone number and begins a specific drug-sales conversation immediately upon the recipient’s answering, oblivious that he has accidentally dialed a police officer’s phone, as when a Hesperia, Calif., sheriff ’s deputy answered in June (and used caller ID to make the arrest). w

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by Steve Newman

Arctic Adventurer

Balmy British Seas

A lone bearded seal, normally expected to be inhabiting the waters north of the Arctic Circle, has been swimming up France’s river Seine since early May and shows no signs of wanting to head back north. “In two centuries, this is the second time a seal of this species ... has been reported in France, and in the first case it was dead,” Alain Beaufils, the head of the CHENE center for wild animals, told the French news agency. He added that the 2year-old male appears to have put on weight from eating fish in the waterway, which runs from the English Channel to its source south of Paris. An area of disturbed weather that killed eight people in floods and mudslides across several Philippine provinces later strengthened into Typhoon Prapiroon over the South China Sea. The storm made landfall in China’s Guangdong province late in the week. • Tropical storms Gilma and Fabio moved over the open waters of the Pacific to the west of Mexico. Tropical Storm Chris formed just off the northern Leeward Islands, and was predicted to move westward, eventually reaching the Gulf of Mexico.

Chinese Dog Kill

County officials in southwest China’s Yunnan province ordered the killing of more than 50,000 dogs after three people and several farm animals died from rabies contracted by dog bites. Police said 50,546 dogs were killed from July 25 to July 30, and estimated that less than 10 percent of the canine population remained

in Mouding county, where the cull was conducted.

African Snow

A bitter Antarctic cold front brought South Africa’s largest city of Johannesburg its first snowfall in 25 years. Snow also fell in many other parts of the country, including ski slopes in the south, which normally have to make their own snow. Severe weather associated with the front also produced flash floods that blocked roads and sent water flowing over dams. Passenger trains on the main rail line between Johannesburg and Cape Town were halted by floods and snowfall for 14 hours.

Volcanoes

Eastern Indonesia’s Mount Karangetang expelled at least 30 blasts of hot gas and debris that cascaded down its slopes on Sulawesi Island. More than 1,000 people were evacuated from around the volcano, but many others refused to leave

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their crops and animals. An eruption of Karangetang in 1993 killed six people. • Scientists in the Philippines say that mounting activity at the country’s Mayon Volcano indicates a violent eruption is imminent. A flow of lava was approaching a forested area at the foot of the volcano, threatening to ignite the trees.

Earthquakes

A sharp temblor centered along the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border killed at least 39 people as it wrecked villages in both countries. Wells were also damaged or destroyed, leaving an acute water shortage in some parts of the region. • A quake just off the east coast of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula produced a 6.5-foot tsunami that roared into the coast. No damage or injuries were reported in the remote region. • Earth movements were also felt in northwest Sumatra, central Myanmar, southern Kazakhstan and western Mexico’s Michoacan state.

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Buffalo Hazard

A small community in Canada’s Northwest Territories was under siege for weeks by a group of seven aggressive bull bison, which kicked dogs, rammed a truck, scared children and even rubbed the siding off houses. Fort Providence resident Darren Campbell told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. that most of the bulls left the town for the rutting season, but officers killed two of the animals that stayed behind. He added that next spring, the community of 800 people will designate bison control officers to “encourage” the animals to stay out of town. w

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Tropical Cyclones

A growing collection of exotic sea creatures is being attracted to the coast of Britain by global warming and the resulting higher sea temperatures, according to a U.K. scientist. Oceanographer Simon Vauxhall, of the University of Southampton, told The Independent: “We are seeing a pattern of the typical fish species, such as cod and haddock, exiting the warmer waters and being replaced by more unusual species.” He believes that hotter summers have been warming costal waters, luring species that usually inhabit more southern seas. Other scientists say fish off Britain are now in competition with the alien species, but warmer temperatures will eventually lead to more algae, providing a more abundant food supply for all fish.


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vibes|Music

Feature

by Jim Reed

Back In The Day Tour -What happened?

Gaggle of old-school hip-hop stars draws dismal turnout It seemed like such a sure thing. local radio station DJs (acting as between the muted and generally apathetic response Not so much a slam-dunk or sell-out, as act MCs) summarily announced that fellow this information drew from the crowd. the kind of bill that would virtually guaranheadliners The Sugarhill Gang and Kurtis I was bewildered to see a complete lack tee an extremely large crowd. Blow would not be performing, and that of upset, frustration or disappointment on We’re speaking of the recent Back In The they “sent their love.” the face of almost anyone at the show. ComDay concert in the Martin Luther King, Jr. In a terse and seemingly perfunctory no- pared with the reactions I have personally Arena of Savannah’s Civic Center. tification that two-thirds of the headlining witnessed at rock shows of a much smaller Friday, July 28 was billed as a triumphant artists had failed to arrive due to inclement scale when unforeseen circumstances forced return for many a cancellation or a pioneering rap and severely truncated hip-hop artists, and performance, this a (relatively) lowseeming lack of inpriced opportunity terest was almost for young and old creepy. hip-hop fans alike Finley Martin to see some of the —whose Fat Man originators and Running promotion emancipators of this company actually American art form booked the Civic up close and in the Center and put on flesh. Well, most of the show indepenthe folks in attendently— says he dance did get pretty expected at least close to the stage, a few people to be but that’s because upset, but that to his if they’d wanted to, knowledge no one every single person complained or asked in the crowd could for their money have easily fit on the back (a story that standing room-only representatives from floor of the Civic the Civic Center Center, with room corroborate). The Back In The Day concert at the Civic Center to spare. “We kept thinking Despite a lineup that was advertised weather in their native New York area, the Sugarhill would get there on time,” he says as including such big name stars as Kurtis MC said simply, “If you wanna blame some- by phone from his home. “But they got off Blow (“The Breaks”), The Sugarhill Gang body, blame the airlines.” Then she hyped the plane about 10 minutes after the show, (“Rapper’s Delight”), Big Daddy Kane ( “No the proverbial after-party at the Southside’s and you can check the flight records on that. Half-steppin’”), and Grandmaster Melle Club Ice, where —for an additional entrance With Kurtis Blow, we had all his dancers, his Mel & Scorpio of The Furious Five (“White fee— folks could supposedly mingle and/or back-up singers, his DJ... The whole army Lines,” “The Message”), less than 1,200 peochat with many of the acts they’d just seen was there, just sittin’ around twiddlin’ their ple showed up to witness the musical time onstage. thumbs. I was gonna put ‘em on stage, but capsule. As surprising as this announcement was you know, it’s kind of hard without Kurtis! That means the Civic Center’s arena was (one could liken it to an usher entering a (laughs)” barley 12% full. movie theater 10 minutes before the film’s Martin says he figures since he had As if that weren’t enough, immediately end, telling the audience the projector had a handful of unexpected surprise guests following Big Daddy Kane’s energetic, heart- broken, and failing to offer a refund of any (such as rappers Kool Moe Dee and L.A. felt set of past hits and newer, freestyle raps, sort), what was even more surprising was Sunshine) on hand anyway, that the crowd didn’t feel too gipped. He was however confused and dejected by the turnout. “I really thought more of Savannah would’ve turned out for that show,” he admits. Still, his first experience hasn’t soured him to working here, and he claims to be planning a show with “a much bigger name” in the near future. Next time, he says, “I’ll use the (much smaller) Johnny Mercer Theatre, rather than the big room.” Sugarhill’s Master Gee says he and his crew had a nice time at the after-party, but they’d have much rather performed. “We’re looking to get back down there sometime real soon. We hate to let people down. Hopefully the next time mother nature will work in our favor instead of against us! (laughs)” w


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Menu

by Jim Reed

A Nickel Bag of Funk

Vocalist Leslie Gadson leads this R & B, soul and gospel-influenced party band through a combination of tried-and-true hit covers and solid originals. Sat., 9 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.

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 + Sun., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

American Legion Post #135’s Monthly Dance

Intense acoustic singer/songwriter mixing classic and modern guitar rock with originals. Wed., 7 pm & Sun., 5 pm, The Warehouse + Fri., 5:30 pm, Wild Wing Café + Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Bayou Café (upstairs).

Chuck & Bucky

Acoustic guitar duo offering well-known rock, pop and country hits. Wed., 7 pm, Driftaway Café (Sandfly).

Buddy Corns

Prolific local singer/songwriter and talented guitarist playing popular rock and blues tunes as well as his own original material. Wed., 7 pm, & Sun., 5 pm, The Island grill (Pt. Wentworth) + Fri. & Sat., 9 pm (full-band gigs with The Rock Mob), The Red Leg Saloon (formerly The Silver Dollar Café), Hwy 204.

The Chuck Courtenay Band

Ankou

Despite the Country and standard-issue gutSouthern rock tural screaming and covers and origthroat shredding inals, featuring which crops up from some great area time to time, this Buddy Corns players. Thurs., dreamy, atmospheric 6 pm, Stingray’s “heavy rock” band (Tybee) + Fri. could just as well be - Sat., 9 pm, Tubby’s (Thunderbolt) + Tues., 6 composing the soundtracks for heroin-sick pm, Wild Wing Café (solo). nightmares. At times thunderous and beyond distorted, and at other times, chimEric Culberson Blues Band ing and mesmerizing, they should appeal to Internationally-known electric blues fans of Jucifer’s over-the-top mood shifts, guitarist and vocalist who calls Savannah as well as those who dig the creepy stoner/ home. Tues. (hosts Open Jam), - Wed., 10 noise rock of Meatjack or Stinking Lizapm, Mercury Lounge. + Fri., 10 pm, Fiddler’s veta. Fri., 10 pm, The Jinx. Crab House.

Argyle

Hard-driving local indie-rockers who draw on ska, reggae, punk and jam music for inspiration. Expect quirky song structures and plenty of vocal harmonies. Sat., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law.

The Jeff Beasley Band

Blues, twang, New Orleans grooves and ‘50s-style rock & roll covers and originals from one of the hardest-working musicians in the immediate area. Thurs., 8 pm, The Warehouse + Mon., Murphy’s Law (solo).

Bottles & Cans

Using raw, electric Delta blues and trashy ‘60s garage rock as their jumpingoff point, this local quartet swings hard on the kind of vaguely psychotic and slightly manic surf-punk-jazz rave-ups typified by Tom Waits and The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. Fri., 9 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park + Sat., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

Fiddler’s

Deep Blue 3

This area electric blues band used to be known as Mama’s Mojo. They put on a great live show filled with easily recognizable tunes (and a few obscurities that will be appreciated by diehard blues aficionados), and shift easily between a variety of different styles. Sat., 8 pm, The Warehouse.

J. Howard Duff

“Slide guitar, an electrified cigar box and a throat full of gravel” are the calling cards of this area bluesman. Thurs., 7:30 pm, Myrtle’s (Bluffton). continued on page 16

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Popular tunes from the ‘60s through the ‘90s (provided by Dave Smith), in a beautiful 1940s-era ballroom with a large, hardwood dance floor. Bar proceeds benefit local charities. Sat., 8 pm, American Legion Post #135 (1108 Bull St.).

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The Frantic Rabbit

One of the most popular, regularly scheduled spoken word showcases and competitions in the area, they welcome newcomers as well as established poets to the stage. Plan on getting there a little early if you want to sign up to participate. Thurs., 8:30 pm, The Sentient Bean.

The Hitmen

Led by guitarist and vocalist Brett “Hitman” Bernard, this power trio specializes in bold, brash, rock-oriented electric blues standards. Mon., 10 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House + Tues., 10 pm (hosts Open Mic), Savannah Blues.

Bill Hodgson

Solo acoustic guitarist/singer (who’s spent time as a member of several popular area cover bands) with an eclectic repertoire of rock and soul covers. He covers everything from The Beatles to Al Green. Sat., 5 pm, Sorry Charlie’s.

“Ice Capades Film Tour”

A traveling exhibition of underground and indie short subjects on film and video. Tues., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean.

Rick & (Liquid) Ginger

Unplugged duo set of covers and originals featuring two key members of this popular local modern rock bar band. Sat., 10 pm, Jen’s & Friends.

Miles Ahead

Statesboro-based jam band with a growing following at this Broughton St. venue. Fri., 10 pm, Locos Deli & Pub (Downtown).

The Chris Mitchell Band

Regional cover group offering popular tunes from the past few decades. Fri., 9 pm, Dolphin Reef Lounge (Tybee).

Moonshine Jenny

This Charlotte-based acoustic rock band has the clam-dance thing down pat. The loose-limbed, polyrhythmic grooves they coax out of their backline of electric bass, electric lead and acoustic rhythm guitars and trap set is infectious and right on the money. Unfortunately, their lead vocalist insists on singing in a annoying and mannered voice that threatens to overshadow the feel-good music. Perhaps that can be explained by the fact that Blind Melon is one of their acknowledged influences... Sat., 10 pm, Wild Wing Café.

Harry O’Donoghue

This acoustic balladeer has released several critically-acclaimed CDs of both traditional and contemporary Celtic music, and hosts the popular Georgia Public Radio show “The Green Island.” Wed. - Sun., Kevin Barry’s.

The Howard Paul Quartet

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

Phantom Wingo

Fiery and passionate Southern jamrockers said to be working on a follow-up to their well-reviewed last CD. Sat., 7 pm, North Beach Grill.

The Brendan Polk Trio

Post-bop jazz combo led by a young local piano sensation who’s won a number of musical competitions. Keyboardist Polk will be joined by bassist David Keller and drummer Sean Bouldon. Thurs., 8 pm, The Mansion on Forsyth Park.

Red Eye Jedi

This organic jam group formed in Rome, Ga., but recently relocated to Tybee Island. They’re wasting no time establishing themselves on our burgeoning groove-rock scene. Fri., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law.

Huxsie Scott

Great local gospel, jazz and soul singer who has maintained a rather low profile for many years, but is now in the midst of a reappraisal of her impressive vocal chops. Thurs., 7 pm, North Beach Grill (Tybee).

Stryk Nine

This experimental metalcore/industrial quintet from Mansfield, Ma., seeks to “spread a message of hope throughout failure and pain.” In addition to their grinding guitars and synths, their18-year-old female drummer looks like she just jumped out of a swimsuit calendar. Thurs., 10 pm, Guitar Bar (348 MLK, Jr. Blvd).

The Train Wrecks

Upbeat, good-time roots-rock power trio led by singer/songwriter Jason Bible. Fri., 8 pm, The Warehouse.

Turtlefolk

Local, percussion-heavy jam-band that’s begun to tour regionally. Sat., 10 pm, Locos Deli & Pub (Downtown) + Tues., 10 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House.

“Where’s Neil When You Need Him” CD Release

This week’s “Industrial Resurrection” dance night with DJ Shrapnel commemorates a new album of music inspired by the graphic novels of British author Neil Gaiman. Thurs., 10 pm, Club One.

Greg Williams

Enchanting local songwriter and guitarist whose nuanced voice and poetic turns of phrase have won him comparisons to John Hiatt and Tom Petty. Thurs., 9 pm, B & D Burgers (Southside) + Sat., 10 pm, Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub.

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The Fundamentals

This scaled-back version of the 13-piece R & B show band The Sapphire Bullets of Pure Love plays Stax and Motown nuggets as well as more recent soul, pop and rock hits and misses. They’re a versatile party band with an undeniable groove that can only come from years of steady gigging with each other. Fri., 5 pm, Sorry Charlie’s.

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Reactavox

Reactavox have been slugging it out in the trenches for many years, and for the past few, they’ve taken a nod from The White Stripes and stripped it all down to a drums and electric guitar duo. An unusual cross between vintage snotty punk rock and Seattle-style grunge-pop, they’re definitely worth seeking out. Local instrumental opener i am not a little bus plays extremely rarely, but their tricky, rat maze arrangements (influenced greatly by both extreme metal and math-y postrock acts like Tortoise and Oxes) should prove a nice counterpoint to the headliner’s more straightforward fuzz. Sat., 10 pm, The Jinx.

Seven Gates To Elsewhere

This young, local psychedelic act is heavily influenced by British blues-rock from the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. They claim to have been revamping their material to reflect a newfound interest in the spacey approach of modern experimental rock (and roll) bands such as Dungen and The Mars Volta. This show finds them showcasing this new approach. Fri., 10 pm, Savannah Blues.

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After taking a bit of a summer vacation, Savannah’s only soul-jazz combo returns to the live arena. They’re known for laying down a wide variety of danceable instrumental grooves that range from their own unique interpretations of classic jazz standards to jazz-inflected arrangements of rock, soul and pop hits. If you tend to avoid live jazz because you find it stuffy, or simply hard to wrap your head around, this just might be the perfect group to help introduce you to this most engross-

It’s a hell of an accomplishment, no matter which way you approach it. This show may be a bit outsized for The Bean, but the agrarian, ALL-AGES vibe may suit these brainy art-rockers quite well. With openers The Eavesdroppers. Mon., 7:30 pm, The Sentient Bean.

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“Epic Indie Rock” is a fairly apt description of the sound this Chapel Hill, N.C. music collective makes. It’s a strange blend of slacker drones, chamber pop and Beatleesque psychedelia. They’re touring behind Antarctica, a concept album that’s actually packaged with a 50-page book of oil paintings done by one of the group’s guitarists.

This retro-rockabilly/country jazz trio formed a couple of years back in Brighton, Mass., of all places, but have since relocated to the music mecca of Austin, Tx. They do a great job of tackling postwar-era R & R, like you’d hear from cats such as Johnny Burnette, Tiny Grimes and Les Paul. This Irish pub is starting to book a slightly more eclectic roster of national acts, and this show marks a shift in that direction. Don’t miss it! Thurs., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law. w

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You’d have to go all the way back to the mid-’70s when ZZ Top toured the world on a stage carved in the shape of the Lone Star State to find a more Texas-o-centric bill as this one. Hot on the heels of his recent trip through our area with opening act Merle Haggard, The Bard’s back out on his (now regular) summertime jaunt through the nation’s Minor League ballparks, and this time he’s bringing some of the finest talent to ever call Texas their home. Dylan’s opening acts include: the late Stevie Ray Vaughan’s brother Jimmie Vaughan (a former member of The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and in many folks’ opinion, a finer gunslinger than Stevie) and his band — featuring the great Austin vocalist Lou Ann Barton; guit-steel virtuoso Junior Brown, whose bizarre hybrid of surf, country, Hawaiian slide and blues guitarwork is as legendary as it is unique; and Elena James & The Continental Two, a new act led by The Hot Club of Cowtown’s former fiddle player (who briefly served in Dylan’s road band a few years ago). Although Dylan’s notoriously unpredictable setlists have become rather staid in recent years, his first LP of new material comes out a couple of weeks after this date, and diehard fans are hoping he’ll give the crowds on this tour a sneak preview of his latest compositions. General Admission tickets to this ALLAGES show are $48.50 through Ticketmaster at (706) 828-7700. Thurs., August 17th, 6:30 pm, Lake Olmstead Stadium (Augusta).

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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 lwebb@unionmission.org. ‘Parting the Veil’ -- New works by Ruth Hunter at the Alvida Art Gallery, 7303 Abercorn St. one block south of Eisenhower. New works -- New paintings by Daniel E. Smith and Melody Postma; also on display are June Stratton, Corinne Adams, Barbara J. Brown, Stephen Kasun, James Allen, Leslie Kneisel and Adela Holmes. Whitney Gallery, 415 Whitaker St. ‘Abstract and Abstracted’ -- Chroma Gallery hosts a show featuring Loja; a collaboration of two favorites Jan Clayton Pagratis and Lori Keith Robinson; Ikeda Lowe; Ursula Brenner Elena Madden; and Heather Lindsey Stewart. 31 Barnard St. 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.

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Savannah Sand Gnats to seek $10 million in SPLOST funding for renovations Babe Ruth played there. So did Ted Williams. But while history was made at Grayson Stadium, the ballpark’s age is showing. That’s not a good thing. Long lines at concessions and uncomfortable, crowded seating keep some fans away. Grayson Stadium, home of the Savannah Sand Gnats,

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Architectural rendering of proposed restorations. is the second oldest ballpark in the South Atlantic League and no longer meets many Minor League Baseball standards. As a result, the Sand Gnats are hoping to get a major renovation project added to the list of city projects that would be funded by the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, or SPLOST. “We’re lobbying for the full $10 million for a complete stadium renovation,� says Sand Gnats Co-General Manager Brian Sheaffer. “It’s a great place,� Sheaffer says. “We love it here, but it needs a hug.� Sand Gnats owner John Simmons was expected to announce the proposal at a press conference held Aug. 8. SPLOST is a 1-cent sales tax that funds projects in Chatham County’s municipalities, including Savannah. The tax is administered by the county, and city officials must negotiate every five years with county commissioners to have specific projects approved for SPLOST funding. But it is up to voters to give final approval, so the SPLOST referendum will be placed on the Sept. 19 ballot. SPLOST is expected to generate $440 million between Oct. 1, 2008 to Sept. 30, 2014. The most recent SPLOST referendum was in 2003. The city received about $98 million, most of which went to drainage projects.

ing. Construction of a new jail is expected to be funded because it is considered a county project. At the top of the city’s wish list is an arena that would be built on the city’s west side. The Martin Luther King Jr. Arena at the Savannah Civic Center is considered too small and at nearly 50 years old, too outdated to bring in many big-name acts and productions. Other proposed projects include a street lighting upgrade, a cultural arts center, a children’s museum at the Battlefield Park, road projects (although not the controversial DeRenne-Hampstead Connector), further renovations at Daffin Park and Bacon Park, police mobile technology, and many more. “We want to address public safety,� City Manager Michael Brown said at the meeting. “Eighty percent of the sales tax is generated in Savannah. “Savannah provides a number of regional services,� he said. “Savannah bears a disproportionate burden.� Despite that burden, the city has reduced its SPLOST allocations to $170 million to give other municipalities in Chatham County a share of the money. “We are very serious about improving continued on page 26

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start of the 2008 season, the picnic area will be expanded and more rest rooms would be added. A new concession area would be built, and for the players, there would be new dugouts and new locker rooms. New team offices would be built beneath the right-field bleachers, and comfortable seating would be placed in the grandstand to replace wooden benches. “It would be all-new seating with more space to give people more room,� Sheaffer says. Bathrooms would be put in places other than ground level. “The breezeways will be reopened,� Sheaffer says. “We’ve been talking about renovating the stadium for quite some time,� `he says. “We want to be sure to get it up to speed.� The talk about long-term renovations got serious about a year ago, Sheaffer says. “The city told us to get people together to see how the money would be spent,� he says. While the ballpark would be updated, the historic aspects that make it unique would remain. “Our goal is to keep Grayson Stadium the really cozy field that it is,� Sheaffer says. “We want to keep the historic aspects yet accommodate our fans,� he says. “We are trying to serve our players’ needs as well as our fans’ needs.� Sheaffer urges all Sand Gnats fans to contact Mayor Otis Johnson and city aldermen to express their support of the renovation project. “We will know Aug. 18 if we would receive the full budgeted amount,� he says. If the project is put on the referendum and the referendum is approved, work would start immediately, Sheaffer says. Simmons, an attorney in Alton, Ill., has agreed to go ahead and start the project if the renovation project is approved. Simmons would then wait until 2008 to recoup his money. “John has stepped up to the plate,� Sheaffer says. The renovations would mean as much to players as to fans, Sheaffer says. “From the players’ side, we want to create a very safe playing surface,� he says. “The current playing surface is so old, it needs to be

laser-leveled. “There would be new batting cages,� Sheaffer says. “For them, the main concern is safety.� Fans would notice the difference right away. “When a lot of people are in the ballpark, there is a feeling of being congested,� Sheaffer says. “We would give them not only a new seating area, but the left-field berm and a renovated picnic area,� he says. “It would create an area where people can feel less like they are in a stadium and more like home.� Even if the Grayson Stadium renovation does not make the SPLOST wish list, even if voters turn it down, Simmons has committed to keep the Sand Gnats here. “He’s not

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THE DESCENT 1/2

The poster for The Descent states that it comes from the same studio that brought us Saw and Hostel, and I wasn’t sure whether that was meant to be taken as a boast or a threat. But let’s not solely focus on Lions Gate, since they’re hardly the only ones sticking it to the horror genre these days. Virtually every studio in Hollywood has done its part to denigrate the form, either by producing terror tales lacking in even the most rudimentary elements of filmmaking (Resident Evil, Alone In the Dark) or by releasing needless remakes of classics that still hold up well (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, House of Wax, The Omen). And we can’t count on our friends overseas to rescue the genre: France’s contribution was the awful High Tension, Australia countered with the equally dismal Wolf Creek, and the avalanche of spooky stories from Japan threatens to spill over into self-parody. And now here’s England trying to get into the game with The Descent. Please. And what’s with that plot, centered on a group of people trapped in a cave with a shadowy menace? Didn’t we just see a film like this, which cut to the chase by actually calling itself The Cave? Nope, not even the hype (largely from online fanboy critics) proclaiming this as one of the best horror films in decades could stir anything in me beyond weary resignation. Imagine my surprise, then, to discover that The Descent is indeed worth its weight in thrills and shudders, as writer-director Neil Marshall has produced one of the finest horror yarns in many a full moon. It isn’t necessarily scary (though many viewers will jump at the expected moments), but it maintains its own level of high tension from start to finish. More importantly, Marshall makes sure to give us six distinguishable protagonists, genuinely menacing creatures, and dashes of intriguing subtext that allow it to remain even more rooted in our thoughts after the auditorium lights have come up. The central character is Sarah (Shauna Macdonald), a Scottish woman who, as the picture opens, suffers a terrible loss. Cut to a year later, when two of Sarah’s close friends, the easygoing Beth (Alex Reid) and the competitive Juno (Natalie Mendoza), talk their fellow outdoor enthusiast into tagging along on a spelunking expedition deep in the Appalachian mountains. They’re joined by three other women -- Juno’s feisty protégée Holly (Nora-Jane Noone) and sisters Rebecca (Saskia Mulder) and Sam (MyAnna Buring) -- and together the sextet embark on an adventure that they hope will not only produce the desired sense of merriment but will also allow Sarah to move past her recent tragedy, even if only temporarily. Unfortunately, they pick the wrong cave. As they move deeper into the earth’s bowels, they experience a major setback as a portion of the cave behind them collapses, making a retreat impossible. Instead, they’re forced to search for an alternate

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Like Spam, energy drinks and the music of Yanni, Will Ferrell is one of those acquired tastes that satisfy devotees while perplexing everyone else. A “B”- level Saturday Night Live player who, by virtue of one smash hit (Elf), found himself elevated to the same lofty playing field populated (presently and/or previously) by SNL superstars like John Belushi, Bill Murray and Eddie Murphy, Ferrell often seems adrift on the big screen, appearing in more flops than hits and frequently wearing out his welcome in even the smallest roles (as one example, the funny Weddings Crashers stopped dead in its tracks around the time he showed up for his extended cameo). So while some folks swear by his 2004 starring vehicle Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, I’m not one of them. This one-note movie struck me as annoying rather than amusing, meaning I wasn’t exactly anticipating Ferrell and director Adam McKay reteaming for a comedy about a NASCAR redneck. My mistake. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby is often uproarious, and it’s clever in a way that Anchorman rarely attempted. While it never reaches the giddy highs of last summer’s premiere stupid-smart comedy, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, it’s consistently pleasurable and offers a surprisingly steady stream of laugh-out-loud moments. You won’t respect yourself the next morning, of course, but while it unfolds, you’ll be happy to lower yourself to its level. Like Ron Burgundy, Ricky Bobby is also an egotistical, none-too-bright boor. “I piss excellence,” he declares, and his standing as NASCAR’s best driver certainly signals that he’s excellent at something. He has a best friend (John C. Reilly) who’s even dumber than he is, a blonde trophy wife (Leslie Bibb) who’s always looking to get ahead, and two obnoxious sons named Walker and Texas Ranger (“But we call him TR for short”). Ricky has spent his life trying to work out issues with his deadbeat dad (Gary Cole, delivering the film’s shrewdest comic performance), but that doesn’t excuse his repellent behavior and the way he takes everyone and everything for granted. Clearly, Ricky Bobby is primed to receive a comeuppance, and it arrives in the form of Jean Girard (hilarious Sacha Baron Cohen), a French homosexual race car driver whose prowess on the track leads to Ricky’s fall from grace and his subsequent (and humbled) climb back to the top. Movies of this ilk abound with “gay panic” gags, but Talladega Nights smartly turns this attitude on itself, in effect allowing the character of Jean Girard to be in on the jokes rather than the butt of the jokes. Indeed, the film makes a habit of slightly shifting expectations: A sentimental moment involving seat tickets morphs into one of the piece’s biggest laughs. And don’t even get me started on the Highlander quips. escape route, a proposition that becomes even more terrifying once Sarah sees that they’re not alone down there in the dark. Initially blowing off her sightings as the hallucinations of a traumatized woman, the other members of the team soon realize that this cave is populated by (as another movie called them) CHUD. In case you’re wondering, that stands for Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers. And they come bearing sharp teeth. And

huge appetites. Considering a budget that’s peanuts compared to what Hollywood filmmakers spend on similar projects, The Descent might be a “B” movie, but it sure as hell doesn’t look like one. Even more than The Blair Witch Project, this picture derives plenty of mileage out of its superb use of the darkness -- during the first half, Marshall apes directors like Alfred Hitchcock and Jacques Tourneur by using lighting

schemes and shadow play to maximize the suspense. Even before the creatures show up, he’s already established that this cave is one scary place in which to be fooling around. Once the cave critters (who look like Gollum’s cousins) show up, the film turns into an Evil Dead-like orgy of gore. It’s during this fast and furious section when Marshall allows his movie-buff side to take over, offering visual homages to Carrie, Deliverance, Alien/Aliens and, if I’m not mistaken, even Apocalypse Now. It leads to an ending that disturbs on more than one level, though it’s a shame Lions Gate didn’t retain the original international ending, which is even more ingenious and more uncompromising (something tells me it’ll show up as an extra feature on the DVD). The Descent is so expertly made that it more than holds its own as a full-throttle horror flick, yet it’s Marshall’s decision to provide it with a psychological bent that puts it firmly over the top. Guilt -- or, more specifically, survivor’s guilt -- is rarely addressed in movies of this kind, yet from its opening tragedy to a shocking incident that occurs halfway through the film (you won’t see this coming), the film imbues its female protagonists with messy moral dilemmas that allow them to alternate between heroine and villain, survivor and victim, wallflower and warrior. In fact, there’s so much baggage attached to two members of the group that we occasionally forget the other, more immediate menace on hand. But then the teeth start gnashing and the blood starts flowing, and in an instant we remember all too well.

MIAMI VICE 1/2 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 hasbeen 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 players (the great Gong Li, here struggling with the English language and often losing), Tubbs racks up some quality time with a


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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 straightlaced 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  1/2

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

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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.

ming 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.

MONSTER HOUSE 

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 The Ice Capades 2006 to the Future and LADY IN THE Who Framed Roger Film Tour WATER Rabbit -- so it makes This film and video series is on tour sense that they’re atfrom Chicago to present short films 1/2 tached as executive from film and video makers who are Writer-director M. producers to the new based in Chicago. This year’s show Night Shyamalan gave animated advenincludes films about immaculate us The Sixth Sense, the ture Monster House. conception, opera houses a blazin’, an finely crafted spook At its best, this film ear of corn and a thumb-wrestling tale that really wasn’t harkens back to the duel to the finish. It will be presentanything special unfantasy flicks of that ed Aug. 15 at 8 p.m. at The Sentient til that whopper of a period, movies in Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: Suggesttwist ending elevated which innocent chiled donation of $5. Call: 232-4447 or it to blockbuster and dren leading sheltered visit www.theicecapades.com. w Oscar nom status. But suburban existences with each subsequent often had to cope picture, Shyamalan with the supernatuhas exposed himself ral terrors that lurked around every corner as a filmmaker of limited means: The Sixth and often even under the bed. Monster Sense was better than Unbreakable, which House’s protagonist, DJ (voiced by Mitchel was better than Signs, which was better than Musso), is recognizable from just about any The Village, which was better than his latcinematic time period: a shy outcast who’s est, Lady In the Water. Set in a Philadelphia light on the brawn but heavy on the brains. apartment complex, the picture centers on He’s the only one in his neighborhood who superintendent Cleveland Heep (dependrealizes that something’s not right within the able Paul Giamatti) and the strange occurcreepy house that’s directly across the street, rences that take place after he discovers a a rotting mansion owned by a nasty old sea nymph living in the building’s swim-

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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.

MY SUPER EX-GIRLFRIEND 

Like those superheroes who hide their costumes under unassuming street clothes in order to protect their true identities, My Super Ex-Girlfriend likewise masks its intriguing subtext under the surface charms of a romantic comedy. Luke Wilson, whose film couldn’t help but be better than his brother Owen’s current stinkbomb (You, Me and Dupree), stars as Matt Saunders, a mild-mannered guy whose new girlfriend is art gallery employee Jenny Johnson (Uma Thurman). Jenny appears to be deeply insecure and hopelessly neurotic, but Matt digs her and the sex is great -- so great, in fact, that her violent gyrations end up breaking his bed. What Matt eventually discovers is that Jenny Johnson is also G-Girl, an admired superheroine who’s always on hand to capture fleeing bank robbers and reroute rogue missiles. 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.

CLERKS II 

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.

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN’S CHEST 1/2

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 headline-grabbing 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 develope. w

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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 cop-cliche-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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Activism & Politics

National Council of Negro Women

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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 kshe62@aol.com..

Chatham County Democratic Committee

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

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@ depthllc.com.

Chatham County Young Republicans

For information, visit www.savannahyr.com 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 www. DrinkingLiberally.org or send email to august1494@excite.com.

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 http://www.no-debts.com/chathamlibertariansga.html.

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 heather.holloway@ppfa.org. 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 3524052 or megan.burgoyne@ppfa.org.

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.

Skidaway Island Democrats

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Auditions

Abyssinia Players

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 786-6384.

Benefits & Fund Raisers

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 aiconcerts@aol.com if interested. Attach a brief resume of singing experience, a recent sound file and contact information. The deadline is Aug. 25.

1st Annual Pink & Black Breast Cancer Benefit

will hold auditions for its fall production Six Degrees of Separation Aug. 14 and 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Black Box at S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St. Call-backs will be Aug. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Needed are couples ages 40-60, an African-American male lead age 16 to 30, and various actors ranging in age from 16 to 30. Come prepared to do a 2 to 3 minute monologue. The show will run Oct. 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15. Call 651-6783.

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

Cultural Arts Theatre

The FiTness Clubs

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.

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G This annual event will be held Saturday, T Sept. 2 to benefit the Coastal Heritage Society. There will be a silent auction. The C 2 cost is $15 adults and $10 children 6-12 for CHS members and $18 adults and $12 s children 6-12 for non-members. Children 5 a and under will be admitted free. For tickets, f call 651-3673 or send e-mail to kkornegay@ $ c chasgeorgia.org. p Give for the Gulf is a year-long, comprehensive Armstrong A Atlantic State University initiative that will w raise funds and provide community services W c for evacuees of Hurricane Katrina. Visit 1 www.armstrong.edu/katrina. The Hidden Treasure

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“Etouqpets”

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 www.TybeeTurtleTour.org. The tour will be active through autumn, 2007.

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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 lwebb@unionmission.org.

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 www.cbetatechnologyawards.org. Deadline for all submissions is Aug. 25.

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. 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.

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

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.

Georgia Center for Nonprofits

will present Contemporary Insurance Plans for Today’s Nonprofits on Aug. 11. The session is free and will be held at United Way, 428 Bull St. Register at www.gcn.org/ Training/TrainingClasses.aspx.

Guided Imagery

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

Housing Authority of Savannah Classes

Adult Education

Free classes will be offered at the Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. Some classes are on-going. Adult Literacy is offered every Monday and Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. Homework Help is offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 3-4:30 p.m. The Community Computer Lab is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to noon, Internet Safety Workshop will be presented. Call 232-4232, Ext. 115 to register.

Applied Behavior Analysis

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.

Classes, Camps & Workshops

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.

Life Challenge Consulting

The Kicklighter Resource Center will offer this session Aug. 11 from 8 a.m. to noon. The cost is $50 per person. Call Stacy Martin at 355-7633 to enroll.

Mindfulness and Ordinary Recovery

Art with Clay

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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 6523582.

Skills of Fiction-Writing

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

Tybee Island Marine Science Center

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

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Writing Classes in Savannah

The 2006 schedule of classes offered by Christopher Scott Writing Courses includes weekday (evening), full weekend and single-day weekend classes for writers of all standards. Learn the basic Skills of Writing Fiction (plus a two-evening preparatory course entitled I’ve never written anything since leaving School!) or take the Advanced Fiction Writing course designed for more experienced writers. Other classes include The Publishing Scene and Writing Family Memoirs. Learn to write and get published. Find details, schedules, fees, etc. at www. 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 lightmagus@yahoo.com or mccauln1981@hotmail.com. or visit http:// aasuscifi.proboards105.com/index.cgi.

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://groups.yahoo.com/group/ ChiSavannah/.

Civil Air Patrol

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

Clean Coast

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

Coastal Bicycle Touring Club of Savannah

Visit www.cbtc.org 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@ hotmail.com.

English Style Table Soccer

Savannah Subbuteo Club. Call 667-7204 or visit http://savannahsubbuteo.tripod.com.

Historic Savannah Chapter of the American Business Wom

will meet Aug. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Exchange on Waters. Call 233-2838.

Historic Victorian Neighborhood Association

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

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

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 www.nokidding.net or send e-mail to luluette@prodigy.net.

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@ comcast.net or visit www.roguephoenix.org.

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.

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 nondenominational community musical activity emphasizes participation, not performance. Songs are from The Sacred Harp, an oblong songbook first published in 1844. Call 6550994.

Savannah Art Association

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

Savannah Brewers’ League

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

Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States

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

Savannah Fencing Club

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 savannahfencing@aol.com.

Savannah Jaycees

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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


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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 kennedy.mike@comcast.net.

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@ netscape.com. 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 spannangela@hotmail.com.

The Young Professionals of Savannah For information, contact Jacob Cottingham at Jacob@thesouthmag.com.

Dance

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.overcomingbyfaith.org.

Adult Ballet & Modern Dance Classes

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

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

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 laura_chason@yahoo.com.

Islands Dance Academy Open House Registration

will be held Wednesday, Aug. 16 from 4-7 p.m. at 115 Charlotte Rd. on Whitemarsh Island. Classes will be offered in creative movement, pre-ballet, ballet and pointe, tap, jazz and hip hop for ages 3 through adult. Call 897-2100.

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 irdelatoru@ yahoo.com.

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 www.shagbeachbop.com and announced each Monday. The dance lessons are held 6:30-7:30 p.m. Special cocktail prices are from 6:30-10 p.m. and their are hors d’ouerves. There is no cover charge. Everyone is invited and welcomed into club membership. Call 927-4784 or 398-8784 or visit www.shagbeachbop.com.

The Studio

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

Youth Dance Program

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

Fitness

A balanced life

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

Center for Wellbeing Hatha Yoga classes

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

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

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 3558111.

Ladies Living Smart fitness club

provides nutritional education and exercise to encourage lifestyle changes at the St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. at 5:30 p.m. Call 447-6605. Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pilates Classes

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

Pregnancy Yoga

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

Savannah Yoga Center

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 kelley@savannahyoga.com or visit www.savannahyoga.com.

Tai Chi Classes

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

Water aerobics at the JEA

The Jewish Educational Alliance is offering aquatics classes. Call Shannon at 748-2393. classes taught by Debra Whalen R.Y.T. are offered Wednesdays from 5:30-6:45 p.m. at Muscle Quest Sports Nutrition Center, 109 Jefferson St. downtown. $10 drop-in fee. Call ahead to reserve a space at 232-4784.

The Yoga Room

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

Yogalates Classes

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

Gay & Lesbian

First City Network Board Meeting

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

First City Network Community Center and Library

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

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

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 Pre-Pride 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.

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What Makes A Family

is a children’s therapy group for children of GLBT parents. Groups range in age from 10 to 18 and are held twice a month. Call 352-2611.

Health

Be Stress Free

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

inspirational circle of healing at the Center for Holistic Healing at Memorial Health, 300 Bull St. Call 236-2131.

Every Step Counts Survivor Walk

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.

Free blood pressure checks and blood sugar screenings

Community HealthCare Center

Can’t Sleep?

Community Cardiovascular Council, Inc.

Case Management Program

Dual Recovery Anonymous

Can’t sleep or stay asleep? Hypnosis and guided imagery works. Call 201-0071 for more information. St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St., will sponsor a client assessment and referral service that assists individuals in obtaining health care and medical assistance, indigent services, housing and other social services. Call 4476605 or 232-2003.

Circle of Healing

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the 411|Free Will Astrology ARIES (March 21-April 19): In 1986, an accident at the

Chernobyl power plant in the Ukraine caused a nuclear meltdown. Radioactive waste spewed into the air, making the area uninhabitable. Twenty years later, humans are still absent, but wildlife is thriving. Native populations of badgers, wild boars, and deer have multiplied, and species that had disappeared before the disaster, like the lynx and eagle owl, have returned in abundance. Birds are even nesting in the steel and concrete “sarcophagus” built over the exploded reactor. This is not to say that everything’s peachy. There are many problems lingering from the original devastation. I propose to you, Aries, that the situation in Chernobyl is a metaphor for something in your personal life. A place within you that endured a trauma has rebounded surprisingly, though it’s still wounded. Take inventory, then raise the ante on the healing process.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): The UK is populated by hordes

of “overweight, alco-pop-swilling, sex-and-celebrity-obsessed television addicts,” according to the travel book *Rough Guide to England.* I recommend, therefore, that you avoid traveling to that part of the world if you’re a sensitive person who’s susceptible to taking on the attitudes of the people around you. The astrological omens suggest that you should take stringent measures to exorcise any impulses you might have to indulge in excessive consumption of bad food, numbing intoxicants, superficial sex, dumbed-down entertainment, and mindless gossip about famous lightweights. For that matter, you should be ruthless in sealing yourself off from influences that tend to bring out the worst and the mediocre parts of you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The wife of pro baseball pitcher Chris Benson has made public her desire to experience a wide array of erotic diversity while remaining faithful to her husband. “I would like to have sex with Chris in every major league stadium in North America,” Anna Benson told the press. She’s your role model for the coming week, Gemini. Your assignment is to expand

offers free blood pressure checks Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1900 Abercorn St. Call 232-6624. This 12-step program addresses all addictions and mental health recovery. Persons who are recovering from an addiction and a mental health problem can send e-mail to katkope@netscape.com for information.

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.

This monthly cancer survivors’ walk is free and open to all survivors and their loved ones. Call DeDe Cargill at 398-6654.

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

Free hearing screening

for ages 55 and over on Aug. 16 from 9-11 a.m. at Senior Citizens Inc., 3025 Bull St. No appointment needed. Call 236-0363.

Free hearing & speech screening

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

Gastric Bypass Surgery Session

Memorial Health Bariatrics presents free informational sessions every Wednesday at

6 p.m. in the Medical Education Auditorium with Dr. John Angstadt and other staff members, who discuss obesity and the surgical process. Free. Call 350-DIET or visit bariatrics.memorialhealth.com.

Georgia Cares Medicare Part D Assistance

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

Got a drug problem? Need help?

Call the Narcotics Anonymous Helpline at 1-800-334-3322.

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 231-8727.

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, 201-0071.

Mammograms

by Rob Brezsny the variety and explore the frontiers of your familiar pleasures.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): A reader named Amanda Jarosz

has offered an alternative to the traditional name for our astrological sign: *Canswer,* a blend of “can” and “answer.” It’s not a viable long-term solution, but it would make a lot of sense in the immediate future. Here’s why. According to my analysis of the omens, you’ll be able to get a useful answer to just about any question as long as you craft it with thoughtful precision. So for example, “How can I get more love?” is a sloppy formulation that won’t yield fruitful insights, whereas “What long-term plan can I set in motion that will help me earn more of the care and blessings I deserve from doing what I’m good at?” will be a gem.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): A few weeks ago, eight-year-old

Harrison Vonderau was playing golf with his dad on a course in Cleveland when he shot a hole-in-one. Father and son experienced an even more shocking delight 20 minutes later when the boy scored yet another holein-one. It was an almost unbelievable accomplishment for anyone, let alone a kid. Harrison is your role model for the coming week, Leo. I predict that a young part of you--either your inner child or your inner teenager-will score an unlikely and spectacular coup, the equivalent of two holes-in-one.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Of all the times in your life

when you have been in captivity, this has to be one of the least arduous and frustrating ever. I’ll go so far as to say that I have rarely seen a more beautiful prisoner than you; for a drudge in bondage, you’re ravishing. As hard as it may be to contemplate, however, it’s almost time to escape. Your dark though sexy night of the soul will soon come to an end. Don’t you dare linger any longer than you have to.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): *USA Today* did a profile on

business guru Doug Hall, who’s famous for his unconventional approaches to stimulating creativity. One of

his techniques is “left brain, right brain storming.” Transcending plain old everyday brainstorming, it’s done with a team that blends people who specialize in rational, linear thought (left brain) and those who are skilled at letting their imaginations go a little crazy (right brain). May I suggest you try it out? The coming week is a perfect time to undo your attraction to what has always worked before, and start heading in the direction of the unknown future.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Physicists at Washington

University in St. Louis have found that introducing disorder into certain messy situations may actually spawn order. It happened as they worked with a network of interconnected pendulums that were all waving around chaotically. When they brought random forces to bear on the tumult, the pendulums locked into sync. The physicists’ results may not necessarily imply a universal law you should invoke in every circumstance, but it does happen to be applicable to you right now. The more unpredictable, effervescent, and even unruly you are-- especially in the face of confusing circumstances-the better chance you will have of generating elegant success, and maybe even some beauty, truth, and love as well.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): In Britain’s last census,

390,000 people declared themselves to be members of the Jedi faith--a fictional religion depicted in the Star Wars movies. That was heartening to those of us who lobby for a wider array of belief systems. My ultimate hope, however, is for there to be 6.5 billion different religions--a singular form of worship for each person on the planet. It happens to be a perfect astrological phase for you to advance that cause, Sagittarius: to break out of the pack and fashion your own unique spiritual path. It’s also an excellent time to dream up a new political party that intimately reflects every one of your idiosyncratic views, and to identify yourself as a member of a brand new racial or ethnic group that has never before been defined. Whip up your own niches!

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Recently my nine-year-

old bike has developed an unfortunate glitch. When I ride up hills, and only when I ride up hills, the chain periodically gets lodged in the transmission mechanism. If I act quickly, taking action the instant I hear the incipient grinding noise, there’s something I can do to fix the problem and keep from lurching to a halt: I have to temporarily pedal backwards; doing that frees the chain from its stuck place. So picture this scene: As I ascend, I’m able to push forward for long stretches, but now and then have to pedal in reverse, slipping backward a few feet. From what I can tell, Capricorn, this is similar to the rhythm your life has right now. It’s OK to bitch about it, as I do during my travail, but you should also feel grateful for the way it’s building your strength and character. P.S. I predict you *will* reach the top by September.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The often-inebriated Calam-

ity Jane character on HBO’s TV show *Deadwood* uttered words that are important for you to take to heart. I’ll paraphrase her observation in order to streamline her drunken syntax: “Every day you have to figure out how to live all over again.” Of course this is always true, Aquarius, but it’s even more intensely apt for you right now. The good news is that you’ll be unusually skilled at deciphering the ever-changing rules of the master game, and you’re also likely to have maximum fun while doing so.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “Anger or bitterness toward

those who have hurt you will block your path to higher ground,” said inspirational author Vernon Howard. “You can have anger toward people or you can have freedom from people, but you can’t have both.” I suggest you make that one of your guiding thoughts in the coming week, Pisces. An undreamed-of burst of liberation is now possible for you if you compel yourself to experiment with radical generosity on the wild frontiers of forgiveness. w


the 411|Happenings St. Joseph’s/Candler will be performing mammograms to screen for breast cancer in its mobile screening unit. SJ/C accepts most insurance plans. Financial assistance is available to women who qualify. Call 756-2611 for appointments. Mammograms will be performed Aug. 15 at The Landings on Skidaway Island. Call 354-9357 for an appointment. Mammograms will be performed Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Mary’s Community Center. Call 447-0578 for appointments. Mammograms will be performed Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Group in Rincon. For appointments, call 354-9357.

Memorial Health blood pressure check are offered free every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at GenerationOne. 3507587.

Memorial Health CPR training

Memorial Health group meditation sessions

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

Memorial Health heart risk assessment

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

Memorial Health Joint Replacement Lecture

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

Memorial Health SET Focus Group

This is a program to encourage Sickle Cell patients ages 11 to 18 and their parents/ caregivers to learn more about Sickle Cell disease. Call Donna at 350-5616 or Saundra at 350-3396.

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 birthcenter@alltel.net.

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 352-2032.

The Quit Line

a toll-free resource that provides counseling, screening, support and referral services for

all Georgia residents 18 or older and concerned parents of adolescents who are using tobacco. Call 1-877-270-STOP or visit www. unitegeorgia.com.

Stop Smoking

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

Super 2 Access Clinic

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

Wanted: CPR and First Aid Instructors

The Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross is looking for instructors. Call 6515371 or send email to daled@savannahredcross.org.

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 8975708.

Take a walk on the wild side

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

Tybee Island Marine Science Center

Visit the center to discover the Georgia coast. The exhibits and aquariums are home to more than 100 species of fish, reptiles, amphibians, corals and other interesting sea creatures. Beach Discovery Walks are offered Fridays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. Call

786-5917 for information about current programs. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for children 3-16. The center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Tuesdays when it is open 9 a.m. to noon.

Volunteers needed for Tybee Marine Center

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

Pets & Animals St. Almo

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

SSavannah’s First Pug Playday

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

Site Launched for Reclaiming Lost Pets

A new website has been launched to help people reclaim lost pets. It is located at www. thepetrescue.com.

Readings & Signings Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club

meets the last Sunday at 4 p.m. at the center, 1910 Abercorn St. 447-6605.

Tea time at Ola’s

is a new book discussion group that meets the fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Ola Wyeth Branch Library, 4 E. Bay St. Call Beatrice Wright at 652-3660. Bring your ideas and lunches. Tea will be provided. 2325488 or 652-3660.

Religious & Spiritual Chanted Office of Compline

The Service of Compline, ”Saying good night to God,” is chanted Sunday evenings at 9 p.m. by the Compline Choir of Christ Church Savannah (Episcopal), located on Johnson Square. The choir, made up of singers from churches around the city, sings in the darkened nave of Christ Church by candlelight. Compline, the last of the monastic prayer services before retiring, is a service in which one is invited to meditate and reflect on the day or week past and then enter into the little death of sleep to rise with hope and thanksgiving for the days ahead.

Christian Businessmen’s Committee

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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 heretic for his radical teachings that people should give up their own possessions and care for one another instead of themselves. Would Jesus’ teaching require anything less today?

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

Savannah Buddhist Sitting Group

meets Sundays from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, on Habersham Street at East Harris and East Macon Streets, on Troup Square. Please arrive and be seated no later than 8:55 a.m. Sitting and walking meditation and Dharma talk or reading. All practices are welcome. Newcomers should contact Cindy Beach, lay ordained Soto Zen Buddhist, at 429-7265 for sitting instruction.

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 gilhigh@hotmail.com. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah A liberal religious community where different people with different beliefs gather as one faith. On Aug. 13, Freddie Patrick, president of the Eastside Concerned Citizens, will speak on Being a Good Neighbor. The service will be held Sunday, at 11 a.m. in the

Al Anon Family Groups

Troup Square Sanctuary. For information, call 234-0980, or send e-mail to uusav@ comcast.net or visit www.jinglebellchurch org. The Uncommon Denomination.

Wildwood United Methodist  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 UMC 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.

Women’s Bible Study

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

Sports & Games Savannah Area Tennis

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

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 savannahdiscgolf.com.

Savannah Shamrock Rugby Club

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

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Support Group

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

Amputee Support Group

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

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

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

Bariatric/Gastric Bypass Support Group

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

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 www. savannahrugby.com.

Better Breathers support group

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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.

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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.

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Born gifted, she will tell your past, present, and future. She helps you no matter what your problems might be: Health, Happiness, Love, Marriage, Business, etc.

$10 Palm Readings 5102 Ogeechee Road 234-7629

aid victims of rape, incest and sexual molestation. The number is 912-531-1771.

CASA Support Group

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

Cancer support group

meets every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon in the board room located on the first floor of St. Joseph’s Hospital. 819-2475.

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

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 355-1 221.

Compassionate Friends Support Group

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

Couples Struggling with Fertility Challenges

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_savannah@hotmail.com.

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.

Domestic Violence Hotline

The Georgia Human Resources Department and Georgia Coalition on Family Violence, have a new number, 24 hours a day. 1-80033-HAVEN


the 411|Happenings 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

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.

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

Koolostomy Accessories

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

Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma Support Group

Each month, the group focuses on a specific topic related to blood-related cancers and also discusses ways to improve quality of life. Call Jennifer Currin at 350-7845.

Living without Violence

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

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

Lung Cancer Support Group

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

Lupus Encouragement Group

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

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

Memorial Health Diabetes Support Group

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

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

Memorial Health Pancreatic Cancer Support Group’

For information, call Jennifer Currin at 3503988.

Memorial Health POPPS! Group

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

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

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.

Mommy and Me: Life With Your Little One

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

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group Call 653-5878.

Multiple Sclerosis support group

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

Muscular Dystrophy support group

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

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

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

Overcoming the Stigma of Seizure Disorders

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

Overeaters Anonymous

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

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

PRIDE Support Group

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

The Parents of Difficult Teens group

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

Rape Crisis Center

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

Rape Crisis Center Incest Survivor’s Group

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

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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. Children’s Groups, call for times. Specialty Groups such as Spouse Loss Group and Loss by Suicide Group are offered when needed.

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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Support Group

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

Safe Shelter Outreach Program

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

St. Joseph’s/Candler Emory transplant support group

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

Sarcoidosis support group

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

Savannah Chatham Truancy Intervention Project

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

The Savannah Parkinson’s Support Group

meets the first Thursday of the month from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital. 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. 651-7730.

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

Weight loss support group

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

Wheeze busters

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

Women who love too much

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

The Work

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

Volunteers

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 stallm@savannahredcross.org.

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.

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

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

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.

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CASA needs volunteers

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

Chatham County Truancy Intervention Project

First Steps at St. Joseph’s/Candler

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.

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

Foster families and adoptive families are needed

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 www.coastalpetrescue.org.

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Community Cardiovascular Council

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

Community HealthCare Center

This non-profit organization is looking for volunteer nurses, doctors, nurses practitioners and development/fundraising volunteers to work at the center, which provides free medical care for working uninsured individuals. Call Margarita Ruppe at 3989720 or visit www.chcsavannah.org. 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 www.TheDolphinProject.org.

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,

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

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

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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 LaTrelle Pevey our video @ Almost New! 2 bedroom 2 bath www.videohomeguide.com/metown home with over 1200 sq. ft. dia/515dresser.wmv H-4451 Tr e y c e i l i n g i n b e d r o o m . Screened porch overlooking pri- www.connectsavannah.com vate pond view. Call LaTrelle for your personal viewing @ RARE ARDSLEY PARK 658-7777. 4/3: 14 E. 54th Street H-4507 $146,900 Lovely renovated brick home, Less than 2 years old! 3 bedroom just steps from Adams Park. 2 bath home with wood floors in 2400sqft. includes 4BR/3 full the foyer and kitchen. Upgraded baths, separate dining room, marble package with jetted tub, sunroom, laundry room, workseparate shower and double shop & bonus room. Beautiful vanities. Roll out kitchen cabi- new Gourmet kitchen, all baths nets with lagoon view from updated. Hardwood floors. Great patio. Call LaTrelle for your per- space & storage, too many upsonal viewing of this lovely grades to list! Home Warranty inh o m e @ 6 5 8 - 7 7 7 7 . H - 4 5 1 6 cluded, all for only $324,900. Come see for yourself!! $154,900 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. katherineoxnard@comcast.net www.kwsavannah.com

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 1601 EAST 59th STREET: 3-bedrooms, 2-baths, fully renovated brick house w/garage. Near Midtown & hospital. $950/month. Call 912-429-9600.

Land/Lots for Sale 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)

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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*

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3 BEDROOM NEWLY RENOVATED house. Good neighborhood, across from park. Hardwood floors, fireplace, washer/dryer, central h/a, pets ok. $1100/mo. 912-844-4043.

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1607 E. 35th Street, 3 Bedroom 1 1/2 bath, Den , Furnished kitchen, LR/DR. Fenced backyard. 3 BEDROOM VICTORIAN HOUSE: Central H/A. $875 monthly/de- Hardwood floors, great neighposit. 912-596-4954. borhood, central heat & air, all electric. $875/month. Call 21 West 34th Street 912-844-4043. New home with a 2 car garage on 34th, off Bull Street. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, granite counters 507 Point South -Only and custom kitchen. Everything new! $1600 a month. Rhondda @ $1200/month with lake and small dock in backyard! 3 bed507-9800 room, 2 bath ranch on Wilmington Island. Call R hondda @ 2 BR, 1.5 BA Townhome 912-507-9800. Downtown, good area Private courtyard, parking, pets OK w/deposit. $1350/month. Call 514 MCLAWS STREET: 912-856-9400. 3BR/2BA. Newly renovated 319 E. Huntingdon Lane kitchen. Hardwood floors. CovCute 2 story townhome totally ered parking. Quiet neighborfurnished and all utilities includhood. Fenced backyard. 5 mined. 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, cable utes from Memorial Medical or tv, washer/dryer, disposal, dishCandler. Available August 16. washer, micro, sheets, towels Contact 240-417-5017. 1 year and everything you need is lease $1300/month, 2 year there! $1500 month to month lease $1200/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 Beautiful Victorian home on 37th Street, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bedrooms, living and dining room. Fully equipped kitchen and laundry. Central heat and air, just minutes to Downtown and SCAD. $800 unfurnished, $1100 furnished. Available September 1. Call 912-596-1540. Beautiful Victorian home on 37th Street, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath, living and dining. Fully equipped kitchen and laundry. Central heat and air. Just minutes to downtown and SCAD. $800/month. Available August 15th. Call 912-596-1540. 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. Won’t last long! Rent $1200/month or Sale $147,500! Call Now, 695-5758.

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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

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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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LARGE 3 BEDROOM, 2.5 bath home with great room, heated sun room and large office/den. Master bedroom has 2 walk-in closets and master bath has double sinks with cultured marble vanity and separate water closet. 3 stall barn has tack, feed, and tool rooms utilizing approx. 1440 sqft. Pasture is approx 2.5 fenced acres and pond is approx 1/3 acre. View our video at w w w . V i d e o H o m e Guide.com/media/658zipperer.wmv Call LaTrelle @658-7777 for your personal viewing of this lovely p r o p e r t y. O f f e r e d f o r o n l y $324,900. ERA Adams-Pevey Realty 826-2550. H-4292

Lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in sought after Godley Station. Over 1600 sq. feet of upgrades and decorative features such as alcoves and ledges. Very open design includes large bedrooms and closets with a fireplace in the Great Room. Eat in the kitchen and separate dining area. Private backyard backs up to permanently wooded area. Call LaTrelle for your personal viewi n g o f t h i s l o ve l y h o m e a t 658-7777. $199,900 H-4538

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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, Kroger’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.

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DT CONDO FOR RENT: Nice, FULLY furnished 1BR/1BA, new kitchen, secure building, behind fire station. One block from police station. Conveniently located near SCAD buildings. $975/mo, includes water, sewer, trash. Pets OK. Please call 912-655-3478.

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3 BEDROOMS: Central heat/air, BLOOMINGDALE washer/dryer hookups. Centrally located to Kroger and park, etc. 2 bedroom, 1 bath duplex apart$900/month. Call 912-247-8164 ment. $475/rent, $475/deposit. or 912-308-2092. Call 912-964-4451 or ARDSLEY PARK AREA One Large bedroom apartment, TOTALLY RENOVATED. Separate with separate, kitchen, hard- living/dining rooms, kitchen wood floors, carpor t. Quiet w / u p g r a d e d a p p l i a n c e s , neighborhood. $590. No pets. 2BR/2BA, den, laundry room, garage w/remote, large fenced yard. Ardsly Park Area One Large bedroom apartment, Near Ardsley Park. $800/month. with separate, kitchen, hard- 912-351-0993. wood floors, carpor t. Quiet neighborhood. $590. No pets. WILMINGTON ISLAND DUPLEX: 2 bedroom, 1 bath, fenced TWO BEDROOM, 1 bath apart- b a c k y a r d , m o s t p e t s o k . ment near Starland District. $ 6 9 5 / m o n t h . Call 2 2 1 2 B u l l S t r e e t . $ 8 0 0 . 912-663-1753. 912-844-3878. UPSCALE VICTORIAN AREA, fur- 895 nished or unfurnished renovated Room for Rent 1 bedroom apartment. W/D, DW, roof deck, TV, SAT TV, & water furnished. $625. 912-596-2585. 2 NICELY FURNISHED Rooms, . Large furnished studio, 9/1/06. UPSCALE VICTORIAN area reno- Nicely Furnished RV . Laundry vated 2 bedroom furnished and meal option. 5 minutes drive apar tment. Jacuzzi bathtub, f r o m D o w n t o w n . C a l l W/D, DW, TV, SAT TV, & water 843-683-2566. furnished. Rooftop deck. $900/month. All type leases conLARGE VICTORIAN near library. sidered. 912-596-2585. Nicely furnished, walk-in closet, VICTORIAN DISTRICT 1800 sq ft 2 large windows on 2 sides. Phone, Bedroom 2 Bath apt, Large mas- cable, internet, w/d, w/off-street ter bedroom has walk in closet, parking. $150/wk, $540/mo. Call w/d, CH/A hardwood floors, 3 912-231-9464. fireplaces, screen porch and secures yard. Available September LARGE VICTORIAN near library. 1, $975. Lease message. walk in closet, fireplace, large windows on two sides, mini kitchen phone, cable, internet w/d utilities, nicely furnished $145/wk, $522/mo. Seven days. Call 912-231-9464.

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Roommate Wanted ROOMMATE WANTED: 2BR/1BA, located on Southside. $300/mo. Must love dogs. Kitchen furnished, w/d access, internet & cable. 912-925-1026.

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2003 Pontiac Grand Prix sedan, PW, PL, CC, AM/FM/CD, Hwy miles, regularly maintained, 104k miles, $7000 OBO. 912-748-1382 912-659-3429 Fender Bender? Paint & Body Work Reasonably Priced Insurance Claims We buy wrecks 355-5932

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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 wheels. Good condition. $10,000. 912-658-0720. CHEVY TAHOE LT 03, DVD, Sandlewood (brown) 6-CDChanger, 3rd row, leather, dual $21k. Call 912-704-3124.

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Boats & Accessories 1989 SEA RAY 23’ 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. TRAWLER 27’ $19,000 OBO. Diesel 300 hours 600 mile cruise on 80 gallons, Fiberglass, good bottom, paint V-Berth, Toilet, Fridge, Trailer. 912-220-5392.

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1986 31 ft. Winnabago Elandan. 4 NEW 33in. truck tires for Class A motorhome, excellent 17in. rims. Largest tires usable condition, ready to go. $6500. on a non-lifted truck. 4 new BF Wk# 964-8315, Hm# 964-4504. Goodrich All-Terrain T/A tires LT 285/70 R17. Never used, must sacrifice $400 for the set. Call 912-961-1234 after 6PM.

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Cottages at Stillwell ~ Pritchardville, S.C. 2 Now Parkersburg – Isle of42-lot Hope cottage comtaking Court reservations! Great brick home around on hugethree corner lot. Less under than munity situated fish ponds one mile tooak beautiful Drive majestic trees. Bluff Starting inand theMarina. low 400’s. 3 Located bed/2 bath Mexican tile and hardwoods. in with Pritchardville, S.C. just 20 minutes Handpainted kitchen floor, brick patio many from downtown Savannah. Call theand office at updates. New updates! $283,000 with $1,000 912-233-5900 or Roy Hill at 912-844-4000. design allowance. Call Linda Bray 912.507.8500.

REDUCED! 2 Parkersburg Court - Isle of Hope 418 East 62 nd Street Inspected, Repaired, andproperty Ready for MovePriced to sell! Investment with In! houses, Great corner Isle of lot, Hope brick home, newly two detached garage, painted huge corner Less that a and more.on$210,000. John lot. Giles 912mile from the Isle Grikitis of Hope Marina. 3 220-1667 / Alexander 912-220beds/2 baths and 2 fireplaces. Hardwoods 1700 and Mexican tile throughout. Many new updates. Priced to sell at $262,000. Linda Bray 912-507-8500.

1726-1728 Barnard Street Jefferson Commons Incredible income potential with this totally Be the first to own one of these six - 2 bedrenovated duplex. Building has new landscaproom, 2 bath condos in the heart of the ing, new roof, refinished heart-of-pine floors, Historic District. Conveniently located close to and each unit has rear and front porches & SCAD. Features 4 fireplaces, spiral stair case, separate full-sized laundry rm. Upper unit: granite counter tops and stainless steel appli4 br / 2 ba; lower unit: 3 br / 2 ba. Perfect ances. Gated, off street parking. $196,000 each investment opportunity. $348,900.Roy Hill John Giles 912.220.1667 Alexander Grikitis 912-844-4000 / Nick Bentz 843-368-0265. 912.220.1700.

REDUCED! 509 Tattnall 317 West Waldburg StreetStreet Beautiful brickhome rowhouse builtbeautiin Gorgeous Victorian with many 1920 as Just a blacksmith shop. ThePark ful upgrades. 3 blocks from Forsyth unique many original / 2 . 1,926 sq.ft. home Home has features 4 bedrooms details as new firebaths,historical Italian marble and tilesuch flooring, exteplace10’and hardwood Offrior paint, ceilings, Victorianfloors. details throughstreet parking and only two blocks out, and much more. $350,000 Call Catherine from Park! Priced at Harrison forForsyth details at 912-856-5582. $399,000 Roy Hill 912-844-4000 / John Giles 912-220-1667.

30 West York Lane Condominiums The Tondee High Voltage Loft! #5. Create your own utopia 17 East 37th Street Beautiful condo in the when youTondee purchase this fabulous1raw space. Historic Condominium. bedroom/1 Each will include off-street parking bath, unit full appliance pkg,2 granite countertops, spaces and the high rest of the finishes are up to tile bathroom, ceilings, intercom access, you. Call for details. Alexander separate storage room, and off-streetGrikitis parking. 912-220-1700 / JohnRoy Giles 912-220-1667 Priced at $175,000. Hill 912-844-4000.

216 West Park Avenue 64 Smith Avenue – Garden City State-of-the-art historic condominium Large brick ranch-style home in community. desirThree able units neighborhood with 2 and 3 bedroom spacious of Garden City floor plans. located Conveniently all downtown on over located 3 acres. near 4 bedrooms/2 Savannah has spacious to offer. Units baths, familyinclude room,stainless updatedappliance package, plasma T.V., kitchen, fireplace, brickgranite patio, countertops, in-law and surveillance systems. fromsquare $280,000 suite and much more.Priced Over 2100 $300,000. Alexander Grikitis 912-220-1700 feet. Call Priced at $192,500. RoyatHill 912or John844-4000/ Giles at 912-220-1667 for more details. John Giles 912-220-1667.

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210 W. Broughton St., #204 REDUCED! Ultra-luxurious loft inDrive The J.D.Weed Building. 314 East 58th Street 205 East Hall Street 311 Columbus 1500 2square feet,1this bed / 2 This Ardsley Park bungalow has architectural just recently details been reno-With over Circa 1880, beautiful original Charming Bedroom Bath2 Bungalow bath loft offers state-of-the-art bathrooms, vated with new and limestone floors throughout. in-place suchbamboo as a mansard roof, terracotta colin Midtown. Oak hardwood floors, brand kitchen with granite kitchen counters, a Home hashardwood 3 bedrooms / 2 baths with limestone shower a gourmet umns, floors, floor-to-ceiling windows new bathroom, beechwood cabisystem,Just refinished heart-of-pine floors, in master, new appliances, poolx withsound netry. & largeall parlors. The homeupdated sits on kitchen, a large 187 one block from Habersham brick walls, and shops top of and the line fixtures all new pumps and and much more. bricked Must see toexposed 31’downtown lot,filters, has a lush front garden, Shopping Village Restaurants. Thisfeet. incredible loft Call is a must see! believe! Priced to the sell below Owner throughout. courtyard and added appraised security value. and conve1132 sq. $220,000. Catherine $650,000. Roy for Hillmore 912-844-4000/John Giles is licensed reala estate in GA. $248,000 Alexander nience of 2-car agent garage. Approximately 3116 Harrison details. 912-856-5582. 912-220-1667. Grikitis 912-220-1700 / John square feet. $995,000. EllieGiles Titus912-220-1667. 313-4955.

216 West Park Condos ~ www.216west.com Five new condos in a gorgeously renovated 817 Abercorn Street historic on Parkconstruction Avenue. Completely Fabulousbuilding Bloomquist feaupdated kitchens Sharf with Interior stainlessDesign. fixtures, turing Christina stainless appliances, cabinets, Magnificent features Shaker-style include Honduran baths with cultured marble granite countertops pine, white marble, large terrace, & marble floors. Hardwood courtyard, and much, muchfloors more.throughout. Have to 1500 2035 square feet. Call Pricing see to– believe! $695,000 for starting details. at $325,000. Grikitis 912-220-1700 Alexander Alexander Grikitis 912-220-1700 / John / John 912-220-1667. GilesGiles 912-220-1667.

Park Place on Park Avenue Park Place Condos on Park Avenue Two condos out ofremaining! four left. One Only one condo 302 East Park bedroom/ units located in an units Avenue. one Onebath bedroom / one bath historic close to Forsyth Park close , locatedbuilding in a great historic building SCAD and shopping. Recently renovated to Forsyth Park, SCAD and shopping. in Recently 2005. $174,000 each.inCall for more renovated 2005. 1-yr home details. Roy1-yr Hill paid 912-844-4000 warranty, HOA fees and seller to pay $3000 in buyer’s closing costs. $174,000.Roy Hill 912-844-4000 / John Giles 912-220-1667

Jefferson Row 3311302 BullLorch StreetStreet, Unit 203. Two-year old condo just blks from Forsyth Remarkable Ardsley duplex located onPark. Second floorsq.ft. spacious condo with corner lot. 1678 with 3 bedrooms/2 open living include area, hardwoods, tile, baths. Features new HVAC andfull pkg, tiledfloors, bath,fenced Corian® waterappliance heaters, hardwood yard, counters, separate storageIncludes and secure off-street parking, and more. lot parking. 1-yrtopaid HOA fees. next gated to property. Seller pay 2% of clos$239,000. Roy Hill 912-844-4000 ing costs. $350,000 Alexander Grikitis / John Giles 912-220-1667 912-220-1700/John Giles 912-220-1667.

Row Bolton Row – A NewBolton Condominium Community A Luxurynew Condominium Seven fabulous constructionCommunity 1 bedroom / 1 Only 4 condos remaining! Two bedroom/one bath condominiums. 827-1,045 sq.ft. Many fine bath condosand with off-streetincluding parking,off-street pool, & appointments amenities, many and upscale finishes.pool. 1-yr Please paid HOA parking community go byfees to & construction $3000 paid progress. towards buyer’s closing costs. see Call for marketing Located close to Forsyth & shoppackage and details. Priced Park, to sellSCAD from $240,000 ping. $240,000-$310,000. Roy Hill 912-844- $310,000. Roy Hill 912-844-4000 / John Giles 4000. 912-220-1667

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