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Volume 5, No. 47, August 16, 2006

On the cover: A recent Paulsen Street incident (photo by Stephen Morton)

News 6 7 8 Cover Story 6

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Cover Story Youth crime on the increase Jane Fishman Low maintaining City Notebook News from around town Free Speech New terror threat not so new Editor’s Letter Biting the Big Apple Blotter From SPD reports News of the Weird Strange but true Earthweek The week on your planet

Culture City Notebook 8

Vibes 21 Spoken Word 17

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Music Interview Two Gentlemen, not from Verona Connect Recommends Concerts of note Soundboard Who’s playing and where around town Music Menu Local gigs a la carte Good Show, Will Travel Regional concert listings

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thu, aug 17 Acoustic Showcase What: Savannah’s own Lauren Lapointe hosts an acoustic showcase at The Sentient Bean on the third Thursday every month. Each showcase features three to four performers. When: Aug. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: Free. Call: 232-4447.

Week at a Glance compiled by Linda Sickler

TUE, Aug 22 Tuesdays at Tybee What: The final lecture in this series will feature Bruce Lampright, senior naturalist for the Spring Island Trust and the Low Country Institute on Spring Island, S.C. He will present a program on fossils of the Coastal Plain and will display a collection of fossils. When: Aug. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Tybee Island Gym Complex on Butler and 5th Street. Cost: Free. Call: 786-5917.

Third Friday for Foreign Cinema Presents The Apartment What: This 1996 French film was kept away from the American market for 10 years because MGM bought the rights to make its own version, Wicker Park in 2004. This film was a big commercial success in both France and Western Europe. TFFC will screen it right before its delayed DVD release. It is an intricate narrative, managed with nonchalant grace, revolving around a man, about to be married, who becomes obsessed with another beauty he believes to be a long lost love. When: Aug. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: $5. Call: 232-4447. Savannah Actor’s Theater Opens Negativa What: Savannah Actor’s Theatre and Cultural Affairs Theatre will present this world premiere of a play written by Ryan McCurdy. This is a play for all ages, filled with slapstick and crazy characters. It centers around one man’s search to find just the right thing to share with his audience. The play runs just under an hour without an intermission. When: Aug. 18 and 19 at 8 p.m. Where: Cultural Affairs S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St. at the intersection of Henry and Whitaker streets. Cost: Free. Call: 232-6080.

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What: The City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the Telfair Museum of Art are sponsoring free admission at the Telfair, where visitors can view the permanent collection and the special exhibition The Luster of Silver: Contemporary Metalpoint Drawing. There are five exhibits to see at the Jepson Center, including selections from the Walter O. Evans collection of African American art. Free admission also entitles visitors to experience ArtZeum, an interactive exhibit for children with handson activities. When: The Telfair will be open free of charge through Aug. 20, while the Jepson Center will be open free of charge Aug. 21-27. Hours of operation for both are Monday from noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Cost: Free. Call: 790-8800 or www.telfair.org.

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Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus What: The world-famous circus comes to town. Meet the animals and performers at The All-Access Pre-Show that will be held one hour before each performance. When: Aug. 23, 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m., Aug. 26 at 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Aug. 27 at 1:30 p.m. Where: The Savannah Civic Center’s Martin Luther King Jr. Arena. Cost: Tickets are $29, $25, $17 and $14. On opening night, all Loge and Mezzanine seats are $12. There will be a $5 military discount Thursday through Sunday and a $5 children’s discount Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Call: 651-6556 Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For group tickets, call Kate Markland at 1-888-770-1876.

11th Street Half Rubber Classic What: Enjoy this unique sport that was invented in Savannah. This tournament is sponsored by Ray’s Cafe on Tybee Island. The second annual 11th Street Classic will feature the Tybee Terrors, who will try to defend the title they earned in the June byelimination Susie Pavlakovich & Tim Driggers Classic. This isArticle a double tournament. When: Aug. 19. ThePhotos games will start at Pearce 9 a.m. Wilkins by Robert Where: 11th Street on Tybee Island. ob Wilkins happens to be the editor of this esteemed journal. He also is gonzo about a game called half rubber. Bob first tried to tell us about this game when he was

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Fri, aug 18 AASU Masquers Fall Video Showcase What: The Armstrong Atlantic State University Masquers begin the new semester with a one-time only screening of select short videos. When: Aug. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Where: AASU University Hall Room 156. Cost: Free




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A look at the increasing youth crime rate In Savannah, teenagers seem to be capturing the headlines on a regular basis recently: Two brothers, ages 13 and 16, were arrested for robbing a SunTrust bank on Mall Boulevard in June. (The same bank was hit again, by different robbers, just last week.) On July 5, three teenaged girls were handcuffed by a female Savannah Police officer who allegedly was attacked by the trio while she and other officers were trying to arrest an 18-year-old auto theft suspect. (This week’s cover image and the photo at right are from that incident.) Several more incidents involving young teens occurred in August (see sidebar). Call it boredom or the rush of being involved in criminal activities, but crime seems to have found fresh blood in early teenaged youth. Federal Bureau of Investigation statistics indicate that teenage crime went down more than 34 percent during the late 1990s. But a big spike occurred for some reason in 2001, when those crimes went up 19 percent -- and have been steadily rising since. Speaking on behalf of the Chatham County Juvenile Court, Assistant Public Defender Mark Nathan says, “The vast majority of kids get involved in criminal acts because of their parents’ lack of supervision. Ultimately, it boils down to kids coming from homes where parents aren’t keeping close watch on them.” One local public middle school has a written policy stating that students caught fighting will be handcuffed. This keeps students in check for miniscule amounts of time, but the deterrent doesn’t stop the inevitable. Students try the policy and the consequences are put into operation. Those apprehended are usually seen by all, sitting in the main hallway of the school with their hands behind their backs like common criminals. The students are released only when a parent shows up or after being taken to the Chatham County Youth Detention Center. It’s an embarrassing and humiliating situation for the students, especially when classmates mock them and laugh at them. Usually, after the students return to school they retaliate against those who have taunted them. Many administrators and teachers say off-the-record that that type of system doesn’t agree with their philosophy, but realize that the school superintendent and chief security resource officer are in charge and have allowed the system to be put into place. Teachers sometimes describe teenage classroom behavior in three layers: a large portion of students eager to

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The scene on Paulsen Street as police were interfered with while making an arrest (photo Stephen Morton) learn; a bottom layer of troublemakers constantly making things miserable for everyone; and those caught up in the middle who want to be a part of the top layer, but are often too busy trying to impress the bottom. The same teachers often go on to say that what happens in school also happens on the street. The new rise in teen crime has been festering for decades. Indeed, many police now say they are arresting the children of gangsters from the early 1990s. A main reason for crime cited by many of the arrestees is that kids want some type of recognition. “Being wanted for murder is better than not being wanted at all,” was the 1994 statement by a 14-year-old murder suspect incarcerated in California. “What do you want to be if you grow up?” says the caption of a newspaper cartoon showing two teenaged black boys sitting on the stairs of their house bouncing a basketball. But Johnnie Myers, associate professor of criminal justice and correction at Savannah State University, doesn’t see things literally in black and white. “It’s a very complex issue and it will need a concerted effort from everybody to come up with a solution,” says Myers. “Most teenagers are not caught up in a lot of bad things. Teenagers don’t have many role models and they need to be rewarded for doing positive things. “We (SSU) have unlocked the keys to potential in the collaborative effort to help teenagers and wish the business community would get involved more with them.” Sociologists nationwide have also chronicled the impact of industrial decline on the disadvantaged. William Julius Wilson, Harvard University sociologist, says, “When jobs left, communities fell apart. Left without money or skills, men were no longer seen by women as reliable breadwinners and crime became an avenue for some to regain respect.”

• On Aug. 5 a 14-year-old girl stole a car at gunpoint from an 81-year-old man on New Mexico Street. The girl asked to use his telephone as he was entering his home. After being told she could not, the girl became more persistent. The third time he answered the door, the girl pulled a replica .45 caliber handgun and demanded the keys to the victim’s car. The victim complied and the girl drove off. Police saw the girl driving the car about an hour later. She sped off and eventually drove into a driveway and struck a garage pillar. She was arrested, became combative and had to be subdued with pepper spray. • Also on Aug. 5, officers arrested a 15-year-old after he robbed a cabdriver at gunpoint and tried to outrun police. The robbery happened at the corner of Fahm and Zubley streets on Savannah’s westside around 1 a.m. Police found the suspect near the Greyhound Bus station on Oglethorpe Avenue. The boy fled from the officers, but was quickly apprehended. • Two 14-year-olds were charged with burglary and obstruction by fleeing after burglar-

Some suggest that most of the problems come from single parent homes where the mother has to work to keep her family intact -- or not work and have to depend on government agencies to foot the bill. Living in poverty with either a mother or father not present used to be an excuse heaped on society by social workers. But such was not the case recently in Atlanta as five well-to-do middle-class teenagers went on a robbing and intimidating rampage before being caught. Former Marine Thomas Autry was working a new job after returning from a tour of duty from Iraq. As he walked home from work, he was confronted by the five bent on robbing him. This Memorial Day attack cost one teenager her life, while another was stabbed by the marine after he took the weapon from his predators. The irony? Most of the defendants were from two family households where both parents had jobs. Sgt. Mike Wilson, public information officer with the Savannah Police Department, provides some insights into what the department thinks is going on with the influx of teenage crime. “We need to find out what most of these teenagers are pre-occupied with,” says Wilson. “We live in a culture where violence is glamorized. If kids are being entertained by things that represent acts of violence, then we need to figure out what is impacting their behavior.” As great as the internet is, the use of it by adolescents has increased tremendously and the things ingested on some websites have created a subculture gone wild. Rap artists, whom many teenagers idolize, often portray a life of riches, women and drugs. The central theme is, “You only live once, so go for the gusto now.” The constant feeding of negative influences has created a boldness in youth, where fear takes a backseat to brazenness. The more violent teenage criminals are also a main concern to Savannah Police officers, who according to Wilson encounter these individuals on a daily basis. “We have got to identify and get those individuals off the street. I don’t know if longer jail terms for teenage criminals are the answer, because the longer they’re in jail, the more criminal activities they learn,” Wilson says. “I can’t see warehousing them in an environment of seasoned criminals as being the answer.” w To comment e-mail us at letters@connectsavannah.com

izing a West Savannah home on Krenson Street. The boys entered the house around 11:15 a.m. August 9. Two young girls were in the house when they heard glass shattering from a kitchen window. They immediately ran into the master bedroom of the house and locked themselves in. They placed a call to police by dialing 911 and within minutes officers were on the scene. With the aid of a K-9 unit the boys were arrested. • In an unusual move, the teens accused of the June 2 robbery of the SunTrust Bank in the Kroger on Mall Boulevard are being charged as adults. Baheem Ramel Frazier, 13, of Savannah is charged with one count of armed robbery. His brother, Charles Ragland, 16 is charged with being a party to the crime of armed robbery. w

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it’s small; it’s earned a place in the garden. By accepting its presence It means one less thing to remove. I’m also starting to leave the wild geranium (or crane’s bill). It’s polite. It plays well with others. It has that triple bit of red at the center of the leaf. How can you plan that random spot of color? You can’t. Same with the purple pokeweed berries, my favorite out-of-network visitor. You have to just give it room and let it flourish. Same with sugar cane. This time of year, snapping off a branch is easy. Deciding where to put it is not so easy. Remember, I tell myself: It’ll grow 12 feet tall. But when it comes to shrubs, bushes or grass I don’t know much - except that I might be starting to grow partial to grass. I’ve fought grass all my life. Too suburban. Too neat. Now I’m thinking it’s peaceful. What does this mean? Though I don’t know the names of shrubs, I know what they mean. They’re buffers from neighbors. A fence by any other name. A must-have. Same with crepe myrtle trees. They’re must-haves. They were the first thing I saw driving into Savannah after being away for the month of June. It was stunning. They’re a plus to this city. I think the Chamber of Commerce ought to play them up. (Do we even have a Chamber of Commerce? I hardly ever hear about them and I bet they spend a chuck of money, but is it on crepe myrtles?). While it may be the year of the crepe myrtle it’s a slump for the banana trees. They set fruit early and then rotted on the vine. The moon flowers and the castor beans are in the same slump. Both sprouted fast and furious but never got off first base. For my money, it’s still seeds that create the biggest bang for the buck. Three days ago, itching to make some changes in the garden and trying to get a leg up on fall vegetables, I yanked some spiderwort (not to worry about that coming back; trying to rid your garden of that plant, even if you want to, is not unlike going for total eradication of horsetail. It can’t be done) and broadcast some arugula (or rocket) seeds. Bingo. I may not know my insecticide, my shrubs, my fertilizer but sometimes I hit it right. This morning, three days after I planted them, I saw the faintest of germinated seeds. And that’s the truth. There’s no faking it with seeds. w

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It’s always a little embarrassing when someone asks me a garden question. I don’t like to but I can usually fake an answer. It’s kind of like taking care of newborns, right? Burp ‘em. Change ‘em. Feed ‘em. Jiggle ‘em. Love up on ‘em. Well, it’s the same with plants. Prune ‘em (after they’ve stopped blooming). Spray ‘em (with watered-down bleach). Water ‘em (or don’t water ‘em so much). Move ‘em into the sun (or away from the sun). Ignore ‘em (and watch them take off). OK, I do a little more than that. But not much. On a regular basis, I sprinkle the soil with crunched-up egg shells, old coffee grounds and water used to boil an egg, cook carrots, make pasta. With a shovel always in easy access to the backdoor, I travel to various parts of the garden where I bury leftover banana peels, spinach stems, apple cores, corn cobs, watermelon seeds, peach pits, onion skins, zucchini ends and the occasional batch of shrimp heads (these go very deep). But that’s about it. I’m a survival-ofthe-fittest type person, not an emergency room attendant. It’s cold, I know, but I don’t get attached. I can only do so much. If something can’t survive after applying the above procedures, I say “so long; it was nice knowing you; I’m sure there’s something else down the road just as nice.” There are high maintenance people and high maintenance plants. I’m not particularly attracted to either. Then again, if someone would visit my garden they would know all this. They would know I don’t know anything about plant disease. I don’t plant in rows (too boring). I don’t use insecticides (too smelly and who knows what else the nasty toxic potion is killing). I don’t use anything that comes in a plastic bag (too expensive; too much shlepping). I hardly ever plant annuals (too much trouble for something that’s only going to come up one season). I don’t prune the lower yellow leaves off banana trees (I’m partial to the color, especially stripped with lime green), yank the sad and droopy sunflower faces (I’m hoping the dried and spent seeds will fall into the garden, ruminate, rest up over the winter and reappear in the spring). I don’t thin the vagrant pokeweed trees that for some reason have chosen 38th Street to reside. I no longer weed the clover. It’s sweet;

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A consortium of local and regional environmental and consumer advocacy groups are coming together to fight what they say is the resurgence of the nuclear energy industry in the south. The groups include Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Chattooga Conservancy, Food Not Bombs ­ Atlanta, Nuclear Watch South (formerly GANE), Physicians for Social Responsibility ­Atlanta (PSR), Sierra Club Georgia Chapter, Sierra Club South Carolina Chapter, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and Atlanta WAND (Women’s Action for New Directions). Some of the new developments they worry about include: • Southern Company’s plans to file for an Early Site Permit with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), perhaps as early as this month. It’s subsidiary, Georgia Power, is considering building up to two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle in Georgia. • The Tennessee Valley Authority¹s (TVA) several sites for possible expansion, including their never-completed Bellefonte plant in Alabama that has cost TVA customers more than $4 billion, a second reactor at Watts Bar in Tennessee, and restarting their troubled Browns Ferry Unit 1 reactor in Alabama that shutdown more than 20 years ago; • Duke Energy’s plan to revive the Cherokee site near Spartanburg, S.C., the Perkins site near Winston-Salem, NC, and possibly adding reactors at their Oconee plant in S.C. • Progress Energy’s proposal to add two new reactors at the Shearon Harris plant near Raleigh, N.C., one of the most dangerous plants in the country and possibly more reactors in Florida. “We need to remind the public of the enormous cost overruns that occurred building two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle back in the 1980s,” says Krista Brewer, President of Atlanta WAND. “History teaches us that nuclear expansion projections are woefully underestimated.” Local activist Sara Barczak, Safe Energy Director with Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, agrees. “Our region is slated to become the nation’s dumping ground for new nuclear reactors and their radioactive waste, leaving the health and wealth of our communities vulnerable,” Barczak says. “The South needs a future built upon safe, affordable energy such as energy efficiency, wind, solar, and bioenergy.” The groups have teamed up with utility experts and economists to offer briefings to the financial community, highlighting the exorbitant costs of nuclear power and the risks associated with the attempt to revive nuclear power. Access the briefing summary “Why a Future for the Nuclear Industry is Risky” at www.cleanenergy.org/ resources/pubs.cfm#sace/. w

DOG DAYS

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The Pet Assistance League of Savannah, Inc. (PALS) holds three Dirty Dog Wash fund raisers each summer. Here are photos from their closing wash this past Sunday. The organization uses the money they raise to promote responsible pet ownership by offering financial assistance with spay and nuetering, Humane Education Programs, and pet care literature and advice. PALS’ next big event is the Dog Carnival on October 28th.

From top: Bandit gets dried off after his bath by his owner; PALS President Julie Culhane checks on a skittish pooch prior to her bath; Charles and Christina give Omega a scrub; and Bandit gets a bath with the help of volunteers Burnie (right) and Cal (left).


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New terror threat isn’t so new after all Official: Explosives on planes cannot be detected

came near hysterics trying to warn the US government what was about to happen. They went to the FAA commissioner, the Inspector General of the Transportation Department. They wrote letters, sent angry emails. The government never paid them any heed, and to this day, ignores them. Warnings by a British agent who had penetrated the plot group led to the Aug. 10 arrests in England and the alarm. Homeland Security says the U.S. knew about the plot for several weeks. New York’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the NYPD had known about it for months. The government banned liquids and reassured people its explosive testing machines could spot explosives. That is not true. As the Washington Post subsequently reported, “...the so-called puffer machines cannot detect well-packaged liquid explosives, nor were they designed to identify common bomb-making components such as acetone or hydrogen peroxide….” “The essence of the issue,” the anonymous official told the Post, “comes back to: Do we have the technical capabilities of detecting those particular elements, and are our procedures adequate to prevent those elements from getting onto the plane? In both of those answers, no...the only course of action we have is to abolish those liquids and gels.” In that case, why weren’t liquids and jells banned months ago when the NYPD started looking into the plot? Why weren’t they banned back in 1994, when Ramsey Yosuf used a small bottle of nitroglycerine, a Casio watch and a couple of batteries to build, and successfully test, a bomb that was meant to blow up a dozen planes over the Pacific -- the Bojinka plot as it came to be known? That plot failed not by any action of intelligence agents, but because of a mistake by the plotters that ended up exposing them. The plot exposed Aug. 10 followed along similar lines. The answer is all too obvious. The struggling, bankrupt airlines might lose passengers. It would cost too much. People would grow angry and stop flying. The same old story. w James Ridgeway is Washington correspondent for Mother Jones magazine, where this story first appeared. To comment, e-mail us at letters@connectsavannah.com

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For years now, ever since PanAm 103 exploded over Scotland just before Christimas, 1988, the U.S. government has received one warning after another that our air security system does not work -- it was a disaster waiting to happen. Nothing was done. The airline lobbyists in Washington fought off efforts to tighten security and do such things as reinforce cockpit doors because of cost and discomfort to passengers. An investigation into PanAm 103 by former Vice President Al Gore went nowhere. In fact, his investigation was accused of deliberately dropping the ball after the airlines pumped money into the 1996 Clinton-Gore re-election campaign. 9/11 came and went.There has been no substantial improvement. In fact, the 9/11 Commission went out of its way to ensure nothing happened. It took the extraordinary step of blocking publication of a critical report on air security prepared by its own staff in the summer of 2004 until after the presidential election. This subject, involving the general health and well being of the general public, might have become a topic for debate in the U.S. presidential election. The Commission made sure that didn’t happen. Although the FAA had received one warning after another of an imminent attack during the first six months of 2001, nobody did anything. The Commission held no one accountable. Congress took no action. The U.S. government had created a special anti-terrorist unit inside the FAA called the Red Team--special operations people, guised as terrorists, whose job it was to test airport security. They walked through security almost at will, over 400 times at the San Francisco airport. They went through Boston’s Logan airport with no trouble. In fact, a Fox TV reporter, accompanied by former undercover ops people, walked through Logan’s security during the spring of 2001. Just like the hijackers did the morning of 9/11, their faces captured by surveillance TV. Massachusetts Senator and Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry was alerted. He did nothing. People on the Red Team and other FAA on the ground personnel be-

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from the Editor

by Jim Morekis

What I did on my summer vacation

Every now and then I manage to take a vacation from this gig. This summerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s break was a three-night stay in New York City Aug. 4-6, the third time my family and I have made the trek to the Big Apple. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a mixed blessing, because each time we return frustrated at the things we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get to do -- thus leading to a constant spiral of planning for the next trip before the current trip is over. I wanted to share a few tidbits with you: 1) The summer thing. New York City summers are legendary for their steaminess, and this one was no exception. Luckily, the heat wave that gripped the nation dissipated just as we arrived. From top: Me and But it was one of the famous Greek still freakinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; coffee cups; the dude hot. And making the penguin donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe ice sculpture at the the guideCentral Park Zoo was the books when only one staying cool; they ascribe Macyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Project Runwayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; miracuwindow display lous cooling qualities to Central Park. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really only one way to deal with big-city heat: Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. As for our timing, it was both good and bad. Good, because the slowness meant that lines at museums and galleries were shorter. Bad, because the performing arts largely take the month of August off. Seasons and festivals end in July, not to begin again until September. Bummer. 2) Manhattans in Manhattan. Ironically theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re hard to find. New York is world capital of a lot of things, but bar capital of the world is not one of them. In fact, one hot afternoon in Midtown, to find an honest-to-God bar that served liquor we had to go to -- wait for it -- the T.G.I. Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s across from Madison Square Garden. And a damn good Manhattan it was. At twelve bucks a pop it better have been. 3) Freebies. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a surprisingly large amount of free things to do in the Big Apple. But when attending a free event there, you get what you pay for with regards to the crowd. We went to an outstanding performance in Central Park by the Jose Limon Dance Company, who displayed a scintillating blend of ballet perfection

and modern innovation. The same subtle elegance cannot be ascribed to the crowd, however, many of whom wandered in late and continued wandering during the performance, talking and text-messaging. I expected better from a supposedly artsfriendly city. 4) The coffee. The South lost the Civil War because Southerners donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take coffee seriously. Not so in New York. Even the most humble kiosk has fresh, strong brew, served with lots of cream and sugar without you having to ask. I picked up a couple of the famous Greek coffee cups that have become a New York pop-culture icon. For some reason, every kiosk sells coffee in kitschy blue-and-white styrofoam cups emblazoned with an ancient Greek scene. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand it -- no one seems to -- but I like it. 5) No matter where you go, there you are. Yogi Berra was right. Next trip weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get a room in the part of town we want to spend the most time in. We stayed at a bed-and-breakfast-withoutthe-breakfast (all the rage in the hospitality biz these days) at 101st and Lexington, on the fringe of El Barrio. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an increasingly trendy area, but thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing for tourists to do there -- especially ones that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t speak Spanish. The room itself was good and inexpensive by NYC standards, and the 103rd Street subway station was nearby. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s better in the long run to pay more and be where you can walk to most of the places you want to go. 6) Curly's Vegetarian Lunch, 328 E. 14th. Awesome new place in the East Village around the corner from the bibliophileâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mecca, Strand Books. Great prices, great menu, few seats. Get there early! 7) Apple superstore, Fifth Avenue, just south of Central Park. Walk into a huge transparent cube and downstairs into a world of all things Mac. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even own an iPod and I thought it was cool. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open 24 hours, which is good, because midday itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s jammed with tourists. Go late at night for the best experience. w Jim Morekis is editor in chief of Connect Savannah. To comment, e-mail us at letters@connectsavannah.com


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• Police were called to West 35th and Florance streets on a complaint of harassing phone calls. On the scene, an officer spoke with a woman who said she had received a call from a woman who’d threatened to kill her and her daughter. The daughter is a toddler. The victim said she received the call at her residence. She said the threats had been occurring for a week. She said she has a child with a man who recently was arrested on robbery charges. She told the officer she thought he had given his new girlfriend information as to where she lives and that the girlfriend was the one who was calling and threatening her. The woman spoke to a detective, who advised her to make a police report. • An East 37th Street resident told police she had been receiving strange phone calls.The woman said she would answer the phone and the caller would ask it if was all right for him to drop off a package or some letters. When she asked who it was that was calling, the caller would hang up. One time, the caller asked if he could come over to pick up a package. On one of the calls, the caller identified himself as “Bennie.” The woman said she has a grandson who had just been arrested. She said she thought maybe the callers were looking for him.

• Police were called to a Laroche Avenue apartment, where a woman advised them that her child’s father and his brother came to her house without permission and entered through a rear sliding glass door. The woman said she had a male friend over and the suspect became upset. He demanded that she give him his neck brace, which he wore due to a work injury. She said her friend left the residence. The suspect began calling her a slut and telling her he was not the father of the 2-week-old child. The suspect then took the diapers and baby wipes the victim’s mother had given her that day. When she tried to stop him, he threw her to the floor. He handed the items to his brother and began striking and choking her. The officer observed that the woman’s shirt was torn and there was some swelling on her face. She was advised on warrant and safe shelter procedures. The victim’s mother was called and came to the scene. She agreed to take the baby and go stay with her mother for the night. • A man who was buying gasoline at a Skidaway Road gas station said three men in another car became upset with him because he didn’t move his car. The suspects began cursing the man, so he told them they would have to wait until he came out of the store. When he exited the store, more words were exchanged. The man said one of the suspects began fighting and the other two men also tried to attack him. He said he began to fight all three men and was able to hold his own. All three suspects then got into their car and left before the police arrived. The man refused treatment by EMS, and he had no visible bruises. The man was given a case report number, but said he didn’t want to pursue the incident any further. w

All cases from recent Savannah/Chatham Police Department incident reports. Give anonymous crime tips to Crimestoppers at 234-2020.

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• Two officers on routine patrol observed a truck parked in East Henry Lane and ran the tag information, learning the tag was registered to a stolen car. They called for backup, and three more officers arrived. A man came out of the back door of a nearby house, so the officers asked if he was the driver of the truck. The man replied that his brother-in-law was the driver of the truck, and that he was inside the house. He went inside to get the driver, and two officers ran around to the front of the residence in case the man tried to flee. The suspect left the residence by the front door, and was later seen walking westbound on Henry Street. The man was asked to stop, and he complied.During the interview, the suspect said that he drove and parked the truck in the lane. He said he took the tag off the car and put it on the truck so he could drive it.The suspect admitted that he knew the vehicle was stolen. He said the stolen car was parked behind his residence on East Victory Drive. When officers inventoried the truck, they found an empty banana-style gun magazine. When the stolen car was recovered, the interior was completely destroyed. All of the tires had been flattened, the windows were broken and the tag was missing. Both vehicles were towed and the suspect was arrested and charged with theft by receiving stolen property.

from recent Savannah/Chatham Police incident reports


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News|News

of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Bad Idea

Not only has professional fishing grown so spectacularly that last year’s leading money winner earned $547,000, but popular “fantasy fishing” leagues, resembling fantasy baseball and football, employ elaborate statistical breakdowns of fishing tournaments to help players pick winners, according to a July Wall Street Journal report. “Average weight per fish (caught) over careers,” “margin of victory (in pounds),” and other data points are plotted by players, along with weather reports, depth and temperature of tournament lakes, and intangibles such as “homelake curse.” The organization FLW Outdoors estimates 40,000 fantasy players, many of whom have never actually fished.

Cultural Diversity

Despite education campaigns by women’s groups, about one-fourth of girls in Cameroon still undergo ritual “breast-ironing” at puberty as their families attempt to squash their developing bosoms to make them sexually unattractive to boys and reduce their temptation to marry. The most popular “ironing” instrument is a heated wooden pestle, mashed painfully against the chest. Some girls are supportive, however, like the one who told BBC News in June that she just “wanted to (stay in) school like other girls who had no breasts.” The streets of the town of Yap (in the Federated States of Micronesia) feature large stone coins (up to 12 feet in diameter) that historically have served as money, even though they are rarely moved around. Yap is a former U.S. territory that, according to a June Los Angeles Times dispatch, has been very slow to modernize, retaining a caste system, various discriminations against women, and certain society-wide, no-shirt rules for men and women. U.S. currency is used for smaller transactions, but several thousand stationary coins (some worth thousands of dollars) are still in use.

Latest Religious Messages

In June, after the roof of the just-built Cedar Grove Methodist Church near Thorsby, Ala., collapsed (with no one inside), church officials revealed that they had never sought building permits, based on Pastor Jeff Carroll’s assumption that “separation of church and state” meant that his church was none of the government’s business. Carroll, whose day job is as a home builder, said volunteers designed and then built the church, but agreed to get a permit for the re-building. In June, the leading Hindu cleric in the Kashmir area of Pakistan demanded a judicial investigation as to why the holy, phallus-shaped object (a “lingam”) in the Amarnath shrine appeared not to be of naturally formed ice but of imported soft snow. The annual pilgrimage to worship it (the fertility deity Shiva) depends, the cleric said, on ice formations from inside Amarnath, and some leaders are upset that Shiva this year just doesn’t look right. God’s Will: Clara Jean Brown, 65, praying for her absent family during a thunderstorm, had just said “Amen” when a lightning bolt hit across the street, ran through a water pipe and exploded into her kitchen, knocking her down (Daphne, Ala., May). And a 34-year-old woman, fasting to re-create Christ’s 40-day, 40-night starvation in the wilderness, passed away of probable dehydration after 23 days (London, England, May). And Father Claudio Rossi, 61, a Jesuit priest praying for his mother’s health, plunged to his death when the poorly supported floor of the chapel gave way (Palestrina, near Rome, June).

Questionable Judgments

In June, the school board in Waterbury, Conn., responding to a crisis in student absenteeism, proposed to make almost all

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absences unexcused and subject to a $25 parental fine, even including medical absences unless a student is hospitalized or a physician attests that the illness was “serious and chronic.” It wound up dropping the fine and settling on the wording to “serious or chronic.” Nonetheless, in July, officials decided to promote 500 of the 685 students who had 19 or more absences during the year. The tattoo-removal business is booming, according to a May Fox News report that highlights dissatisfaction with formerly trendy Chinese-language tats that were often either mistranslated as nonsense (“blood and guts” translated as “blood and intestines”) or were actually jokes pulled on people too cool for their own good (such as Chinese words for “gullible white boy”). A removal service in Beverly Hills, Calif., said it takes off at least seven Asian tattoos a week.

Recent Notable Headlines

(1) “Eyebrow Wax Herpes Lawsuit to Proceed” (a June Journal News of Westchester County, N.Y., story of a lawsuit against a nail salon). (2) “Port to Get Nuclear Detectors That Won’t Be Set Off by Cat Litter” (a July Press of Atlantic City story about technology to reduce false positives from cargo with slight naturally occurring radiation). (3) “Man Once Convicted for Child Molestation Could Go Free Because Judge Accepted a Doughnut” (a July story on Northwest Cable News, Seattle, about a new trial ordered for a sex offender because the judge was too chummy with one juror).

Obsessions

(1) On July 18 (five days after Israel began its retaliatory assault on Hezbollah), swimmer Hilary Bramwill, 30, was picked up by rescuers a mile off a New York beach, despite her insistence that she needed to get to Israel. (2) A veteran Scotland Yard antiterror detective was arrested in Trafalgar Square in London in July, where he said he was videoing al-Qaida suspects, but according to police, he was merely shooting “upskirt” video of women.

Least Competent Criminals

People Who Believe Marijuana Is Odor-

less: Two men were arrested at the drivethru window at a KFC restaurant in Buffalo, N.Y., in June by narcotics officers who were eating inside; one of the men had what an officer said was “the biggest marijuana cigar you ever saw,” which was making so much smoke that it was wafting into the restaurant. And in Tucson, Ariz., in June, after police were called to one home, they noticed an overpowering marijuana smell coming from a neighbor’s house; Jose Ortega Mendez, 35, was arrested when 220 bails of marijuana, totaling two tons, were found inside.

Killer Machines

(1) A 17-year-old apprentice was fatally crushed in the bread-drying machine at Karl’s Good Stuff Bakery in Australia’s Queensland state (July). (2) A woman barely survived after being inadvertently pulled into spinning brush machinery at Soapy’s Car Wash in Ocala, Fla. (July). (3) In separate incidents, men drowned when the vehicles they were driving fell into liquid pits and landed on top of them. (A man in Newburgh, N.Y., couldn’t escape the lawnmower that pinned him down in June, and a dairy owner in Fresno County, Calif., was pinned by his tractor in a manure pit in July.)

By the Way, What Stories Have Been No-LongerWeirded? (II)

Eighty such themes have occurred so frequently that they have been “retired from circulation” since News of the Weird began publishing in 1988, and for the next few weeks, they’ll be reviewed here. Among the first group were stories of mix-ups between phone-sex hotlines and churches, charities, etc.; suspicious packages that bring an office or a city block to a standstill but turn out not to be bombs (and the more harmless the contents really are, like a buzzing personal vibrator, the better); robbers on getaway who hail the first passing car, which turns out to be an unmarked police car (or, in one case, a marked police car); and the political candidate who wins the election even though he died well before election day. They certainly used to be weird, but no longer. w

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by Steve Newman

War Pollution

Tropical Cyclones

The death toll from Typhoon Prapiroon’s sweep across southern China rose to more than 80 as government officials said that the storm also destroyed thousands of homes in three provinces. Guangdong province was the hardest hit with a total of 54 deaths and more than 7,000 homes destroyed, mainly due to flash flooding. • Typhoon Bopha lost force rapidly as it passed over Taiwan’s rough terrain. No significant damage was reported. • More than 1.3 million coastal residents of China’s Fujian and Zhejiang province were evacuated before category-4 Typhoon Saomai roared ashore.

evacuated nearly 40,000 people who live around the mountain. Vulcanologists had earlier warned that an explosive eruption was imminent. The number of volcanic tremors dropped from a daily average of 109 to only 21 the day after the mass evacuation ended. President Gloria Arroyo cautioned residents against returning to their farms and homes until the government says it is safe to do so.

Earthquakes

• Japan’s eastern coast was drenched by passing Tropical Storm Maria.

Ethiopian Flood Disaster

Torrential rains that fell over parts of Ethiopia quickly brought two rivers over their banks, sweeping hundreds of people to their death. Many were sleeping when the flash floods struck. Rescue workers rushed to find survivors around the city of Dire Dawa, but hopes faded as the receding waters revealed vehicles and structures buried in mud. Flash floods in recent years have swamped large areas of eastern and southern Ethiopia, displacing tens of thousands of people and destroying what crops they were able to plant between droughts.

Monsoon Tempest

Torrential monsoon downpours across four Indian states brought flash floods that killed nearly 200 people and forced 4.5 million others to flee their homes. Food and medicine were being

Temperatures

Jeff Kirk

A powerful earthquake in western Argentina’s Mendoza province produced light damage to buildings around the provincial capital but caused no fatalities or

airlifted into the stricken areas, and officials warned residents living in lowlying areas not already inundated to flee to higher ground before surging water behind dams was released. In neighboring Pakistan’s Baluchistan province, flash floods killed more than 140 people and washed away houses, crops and livestock around 30 villages.

injuries. • Tremors were also felt in the ColombiaVenezuela border region, the GuatemalaEl Salvador border region, the northern Netherlands, the Greek capital of Athens, southern Albania, northern India, Bangladesh, central Java and Vanuatu.

Firefighters in northwestern Spain and northern Portugal battled more than 120 wildfires, many of which were intentionally set. Investigators specialized in organized crime were dispatched to look into what Spain’s Environment Minister Cristina Narbona called a “wave of arson.” The Spanish military also sent more than 1,200 soldiers to help coordinate evacuations and to discourage arsonists.

Hot and dry weather across many parts of the Mediterranean this summer have brought huge swarms of jellyfish into popular beaches from North Africa to Sicily and Spain. Tens of thousands of holiday swimmers have been stung so far this season, forcing some Spanish beaches to be closed at the height of the summer vacation season. A survey by the environmental group Oceana found that more than 10 jellyfish per square yard can be found in some areas of the Spanish coastline. w

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The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) warned that Lebanon and other parts of the Middle East have suffered severe environmental damage due to weeks of conflict between Israel and Hezbollah militia. The group said that oil pollution in the Mediterranean, which resulted from Israel’s bombardment of the Lebanese Jiyeh power station, had reached “catastrophic proportions.” Satellite images released by the U.N. Environment Program clearly show an expansive oil slick flowing northward from the crippled power station to the coast of Syria. WWF spokesman Stephan Lutter told reporters the spill is likely the largest in Mediterranean history. Lutter added that the slick threatens rare sea turtles with extinction, as well as endangering migratory birds and fish stocks already decimated by overfishing.


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culture|Art

Patrol

by Jim Morekis

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Do We See in RGB?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; -- A collection of new works from emerging time-based media artists. Video, film, sound and performance. Receptions are Fri. August 18 and Sat. Aug. 19, 7-10 p.m. Desot O Row Gallery, Starland District, 2427 DeSoto Row. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Contrived and Classifiedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; -- Exhibition of wall installations by SCAD MFA painting candidate Susan Murrell. Alexander Hall Main Gallery, 668 Indian Street. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Chingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Summer Art Feastâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; -- Ching Levy opens a studio on Aug. 19 & 20 at 1 Blue Marlin Bay, Sea Gate subdivision on Whitemarsh Island. Reception: 6-9 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 19. Ronnie Durrence: Savannahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lost Modernist -- Show opens Aug. 19 at Iocovozzi Fine Arts, Ltd., 1 W. Jones St. Sneak preview Friday, Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. Beth Giuliano -- New paintings at the Angel House Cafe, 326 Johnny Mercer Blvd Wilmington Island, through Sept. 10th. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Plant Portraits: The California Legacy of A.R. Valentienâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; -- At the SCAD Museum of Art, 227 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., through Oct. 6. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Darkly Carved Treasures: Traditional Plants and Flowers of Chinaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; -- At the

SCAD Museum of Art, 227 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., through Oct. 6.

Laura Webb at 238.2777 ext. 11 or lwebb@unionmission.org. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Parting the Veilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; -- New works by Ruth Hunter at the Alvida Art Gallery, 7303 Abercorn St. one block south of Eisenhower.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Etchings of Rembrandtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; -- SCAD celebrates the 400-year anniversary of Rembrandtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s birth with this exhibit Aug. 31-Sept. 25 at the Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St. 40 etchings by Rembrandt for sale. Free and open to the public. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Scenes of Savannah, People and Birdsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; -- Work by Robert J. Dinnebeil Aug. 17 to Sept. 7 at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St.

Wall installations by Susan Murrell are at Alexander Hall

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Icarusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; -- SCAD present this multimedia group exhibition featuring work by students, faculty and alumni through Aug. 27 at Red Gallery, 201 E. Broughton St. Call for Artists -- Union Missionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Growing Hope Artisans Cooperative is hosting the Growing Hope Gallery Expo on Sept. 9 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Hands-on arts and crafts in an indoor/outdoor event. Contact

Chroma Gallery -- Voted best gallery by Connect Savannah readers, Chroma exhibits local contemporary artists including Jan Clayton Pagratis, Lori Keith Robinson, Ikeda Lowe, Mary Segars, Jeff Markowsky, Penelope Moore, Bob Friedman, Aaron Memmott, and more. 31 Barnard St.

Isle of Hope Artisans League -- Through 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 Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Donnell, and Mark Uzmann;

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by Linda Sickler

‘Consider me a paperboy’ Local poet Werdsmiph is published in Essence magazine

It’s been an amazing summer for from New York, I’m from Savannah,” he “Those are the types of things that compel minds ponder,” he says. “I also am saying poet Reginald Smith. says. me to write,” Smith says. I’m not ashamed of being creative, I’m not In June, he was named the 2006 Poet of In addition to taking his inspiration wants 12:47 his poems be uplifting ashamed of being me. COM1602-Ramen Smith 8/11/06 PM toPage 1 the Year at the Second Annual Savannah from his surroundings, Smith also writes and thought provoking. “I want to make continued on page 18 Spoken Word Festival. Not long after, he about the things he sees, hears learned that Essence magazine had chosen and experiences. His wife, Crystal, one of his poems, Your Voice, for publicaalso is a major inspiration. tion in its August issue. “She was my college sweetHis personal life is happy, too. Smith, heart,” Smith says. “We’ve been also known as “Werdsmiph,” is just about together for six years. We were to celebrate the first anniversary of his mar- engaged for five years and soon riage to a woman he describes as “a perfect will be married a year.” poem.” Crystal is in turn inspired by It is extremely rare for an author to get her husband’s poetry. “She says published in a national magazine, especially it always takes her breath away when it is his first submission -- ever. “Seewhen she hears me speak,” he ing the poem in the magazine was mindsays. blowing,” Smith says. “My wife is like a perfect “People said, ‘Congratulations, you poem,” Smith says. “She’s gives me made it!’ I said, ‘No, we made it.” the encouragement, the drive, the Smith hopes his sucstrength cess will continue, and “I praise my that Savannah will be“All I want to do is be wife just like I come known as a mecca God,” he the voice of the people - praise for poets and spoken says. “That’s what when you hear me, word artists. “We’re alit’s all about.” ready highly recognized Although you hear the voice for the music festival,” he their love is poof Savannah.” says. etry, Smith says Savannah has been he and Crystal Smith’s hometown his are “two different whole life. He began writing poetry at a creatures.” young age. “I’m more into poetry, she’s “I started out my freshman year at Jeninto science and biology,” he kins High School,” Smith says. “I got tosays. “We both are searching for gether with Clinton D. Powell (another of something good, and we want the Savannah’s poets and spoken word artists) goodness of life. and joined Spitfire Poetry.” “By the grace of God, we Smith also is affiliated with A.W.O.L. found each other,” Smith says. (All Walks of Life) and is a co-founder of “Our love holds us together.” Comcast has amazing offers and new products the W.O.R.D. (Way of Real Discovery) poAt some point, Smith plans just for YOU! etry group at Savannah State University. to write a novel, and his family “They let people know there is a lot of talent fully supports his dreams. Family in Savannah,” he says. members requested that he write Smith submitted six manuscripts to Esa poem for a family reunion. sence. “I got an e-mail from Cynthia GorThe result was Timeless. “It ‘s NO PHONE LINES. don, the editor of Essence, congratulating mostly about keeping the famNO BUSY SIGNALS. me for having a poem selected for publicaily tree growing,” Smith says. “It’s Featuring blazing download speeds of up to Megs, tion,” he says. about knowing that even after you Comcast Rhapsody Radio, personal web pages, McAfee® You’re always Smith has recorded a compact disk of are gone, the family tree is alive connected! virus protection, and much more! his poetry that is titled A Tribute of Love. 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“All I want to do is be the voice of the people,” Smith says. “When you hear me, you hear the voice of Savannah, the humanity of Savannah. “It’s good to give hope, especially to the youth,” he says. “There is a lack of role models, and so many of their role models are the opposite of good.” Poetry and spoken word have both increased in popularity. “It offers the community an opportunity to come and hear something different,” he says. “One of the poems will capture your ear,” Smith says. “You’re not hearing it from some fool on the radio.” Smith has presented his poetry several times at The Sentient Bean and other local venues. They provide an intimate and comfortable setting for listeners. “You don’t have to be in a club or a large venue,” Smith says. “You don’t have to dress in a fancy way. “People are searching for authenticity,” he says. “Go to poetry and spoken word venues and you will find it. It’s also happening at Savannah Tech, Armstrong, Savannah State, even Georgia Southern. It’s spreading.” Although he loves writing, Smith majored in computers and information technology at SSU and was graduated in 2005. “I have a passion with computers,” he says. “The technology changes every day,” Smith says. “I’m passionate with technology and can resolve technical issues.” But a year after graduation, even after an internship with the City of Sa-

vannah, Smith is still looking for a job in his chosen field. “Each time, I get rejected,” he says. Part of the problem is that to find a good job in computers, you often have to relocate, Smith says. “I want to stay here,” he says. “Right now, I’m a Floor Care Technician at Memorial Health,” Smith says. “You might as well call me a janitor.” Smith works in the operating room, where stress is high. He not only has come to accept his job, but to relish it. “At the time, I didn’t understand it, but now I do,” Smith says. “I’m able to help keep people’s spirits up and give them inspiration. Poetry is good for them. “As I search for my dream job, I’m also publishing my poetry,” he says. “Consider me a paperboy,” Smith says. “I come to your neighborhood with articles of good news. I come back to your neighborhood the next day and throw more good news at your door.” w

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text by Adrienn Mendonca, photos by Jessica Ozment

Da Vinci’s? Da-licious. Large portions, good service are highlights

for a second trip to see how the pizza fared before writing this review. We ordered a medium half-cheese and half-sausage & onion pizza to go. Our ruling: it was wonderful, authentic New York style pizza that thankfully brings a taste of the Big Apple to midtown Savannah. The cheese was tasty and just the right consistency, the red sauce piquant, and the ground sausage and onions fresh and plentiful. It was still hot when we got it home and, true to form, three of us dined on it with plenty of pizza to go around. Delicacy is decidedly not the focus of the menu – strong, filling pasta dishes, tasty pizzas and hearty sandwiches offer many choices for restaurant goers. Owner Bill Johnson spent the last ten year’s working at Vinnie Van Go Go’s, solid experience which has translated wonderfully to his new position at the head of the kitchen at Da Vinci’s; and his wife Kami is a personable and kind front-of-house manager. The ambiance has not changed much from Uncle Yogi’s time, but it’s almost exactly what you would expect from a mom-and-pop Italian food grille: red and white checkered tablecloths, the ubiquitous red glass table candle, wallpaper scenes of Europe’s best boot, and even a few kids arriving ‘home’ after school. You’ll find the portions are huge and the staff is very accommodating to special requests. Two requests—to put meat sauce on the lasagna (it comes with marinara sauce) and to have a one-topping pizza with two toppings on one half and plain cheese on the other—were readily accepted and didn’t add any extra cost to the meal. Overall, Da Vinci’s offers a tremendously satisfying dining experience packed with really good food, a great menu, fair prices and a casual family atmosphere. Savannahians would do well to give it a try. w DaVinci’s is at the corner of Hodgson Memorial Drive and Eisenhower Drive. Call them at 3521060. Hours: Monday – Friday 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Saturday 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Closed Sundays.

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New owners Bill and Kami Johnson have transformed the food of midtown Savannah’s old watering hole for Italian food lovers, Uncle Yogi’s, into a mouthwatering and mind melting Italian American extravaganza of food. And I do mean extravaganza. The portions are huge – enough to eat on for two people, or at least to take home a generous second meal for another day. My dining companion and I chose to eat there for the first time during a late lunch, arriving around 3 o’clock in the afternoon, and neither of us felt like eating anything else for the rest of the day. This was very impressive as neither of us are what you might call light eaters. First time out, we ordered the lunch portion of sausage with bell peppers and onions over spaghetti and an order of meat lasagna topped with meat sauce. A hot, fresh loaf of bread was brought for us to gnaw on while we eagerly awaited our meals; offered with a salty parsley and garlic butter, it was the perfect amuse bouche for the meal to come. A house salad of romaine, olive, onion and tomato with house dressing was also offered; the house dressing was good, as promised, if a little tart and cloying to the palate. The peppers and onions were fresh and crisp, and were combined with a light but flavorful homemade red sauce which was deemed not overly sweet, as many can be. The only critique my date had with the meal was there was not enough sliced sausage in it. I tasted it a few times and agreed that it was a very good dish – one that would be equally well ingested as offered in the sub sandwich form. The lasagna was hearty and delicious— served in a gratin dish, it was reheated to be sure (I asked, it was) and covered with a generous helping of mozzarella cheese over meat sauce. Layered with ground beef and ricotta cheese, the lasagna was just what I wanted. The meat sauce layered on top is the kind that has been simmered for hours, and the ground beef used in it was as tender as the inside of the fresh baked bread loaves which miraculously kept arriving hot and crusty to our table. We decided to go back

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Absurdly funny

Negativa makes world premiere Ryan McCurdy has been working on the script for his absurdist comedy, Negativa, for three years. Filled with slapstick and crazy characters, the play will be presented in a world premiere Aug. 18 and 19. “It’s a play written to be appropriate for the entire family, but it’s not a piece of children’s theater,” McCurdy says. “It deals with adult ideas,” he says. “Negativa is a metaphysical, absurdist play.” Negativa centers around an individual’s search to find just the right thing to share with his audience. The play runs under an hour, has no intermission and no admission charge, providing a perfect opportunity to introduce theater to children. McCurdy says the play portrays one man’s daily struggle with life. “It’s about people try to get through another day,” he says. “Friends try to stab us in the back. You fall in love with someone and never speak to them.” The play has the feel of vaudeville. “It’s based on a dream I kept having,” McCurdy says. “Negativa is a very, very absurdist sort of play,” says director Sasha Travis. “I think it is beautiful. “When you break it down to pieces, it is a play about love and the response to love,” she says. “It is entirely underscored by music Ryan has written for it. Some is wild and jumpy and very danceable, and some is quieter, more for a string quartet.” McCurdy says as he wrote the play, he was thinking about what the music was going to be. “I’ve written plays before, but never actually scored one,” he says. Although he has never had formal musical training, McCurdy learned to play the piano from his grandfather. “He taught a lot to me,” McCurdy says. Originally from Charlotte, N.C. and Atlanta, McCurdy is a soon-to-be graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design. He and Travis recently founded the Savannah Actor’s Theatre, but decided to stage Negativa at S.P.A.C.E., where it was more

likely to attract families. Negativa has a cast of four actors. “They are all extremely talented and I love working with them,” Travis says. “All are 6 feet tall.” Members of the cast are McCurdy, Skye Whitcomb, Ted Evans and Danica Leigh. “The production team is top notch,” Travis says. “This is a show that is fun for the whole family. “That was very important to Ryan,” she says. “So many people don’t see a play until they are 25 or 26 years old.” Evans says his character provides comic relief and compliments Whitcomb’s character. “The play is very off-the-wall and quick,” he says. “Time makes no sense at all. “I spent a lot of time reading into it,” Evans says. “I finally realized that you just have to roll with it and enjoy it for what it is. It’s very wacky.” Evans was graduated last June from SCAD with a degree in media and performing arts. He currently works as an actor at Old Town Trolley Tours, but hopes some day to do voice-over work. “When they see me, people stereotype me,” Evans says. “With my voice, I can do a lot more than I can physically.” Although he is now the director of the Savannah Actor’s Theatre, McCurdy has no intention of giving up acting. “I get a role and realize really quickly how much I love being on stage,” he says. “Acting is one of the few hobbies people can have as well as make it their profession,” McCurdy says. “It is one of the few that can have such an incredible effect on people.” w The Savannah Actor’s Theatre and the Cultural Affairs Theatre will present the world premiere of Negativa, a new play by Ryan McCurdy, on Friday, Aug., 18 and Saturday, Aug. 19 at 8 p.m. at the City of Savannah’s Cultural Affairs S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St. Admission is free and the play is suitable for the entire family. For more information, call the Savannah Actor’s Theatre at 232-6080.

Rent to be presented at the Savannah Civic Center The musical that literally changed Broadway forever is coming to Savannah. Rent will be presented Thursday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Savannah Civic Center’s Johnny Mercer Theatre. It is the first offering in the 2006-2007 Broadway in Savannah season. Set in the East Village of New York city, Rent was first presented off-Broadway in 1996, rapidly becoming a sold-out hit. The show transferred to Broadway just two months later, and is now the seventh longest running show in Broadway history. Tickets for Rent range in price from $32 to $52 and go on sale Friday, Aug. 18. Other offerings in the Broadway in Savannah series are Camelot on Oct. 14, The Producers on Dec. 2, I Can’t Stop Loving You on Jan. 24 and Riverdance on March 23. Prices for tickets for the entire series run $120.80 to $259.50, depending on seating choices, and subscriptions for the series are on sale at the civic center now. Tickets can be purchased online at www.savannahcivic.com or by calling 651-6556. w


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by Jim Reed

‘Nearly everywhere we go, we’re met with smiles’ NYC’s Two Man Gentlemen Band bring Vaudeville to The Bean stripes. In anticipation of their visit, banjoist Bean spoke with us about the modus operandi behind the duo, and why he and his partner are very serious about not being too awfully serious with their music.

grandfather. I buy all my clothes in hopes of looking like my grandfather.

Connect Savannah: A lot of bands are mining old-time Americana for material, but you guys are just mining it for inspiration. How did this all begin?

Andy Bean: We haven’t played much outside the Northeast. But nearly everywhere we go, we are met with smiles. There seems to be something about what we do that makes people happy. We don’t completely understand it, but it makes us happy, too. We’ve developed an act that’s meant to entertain. Some people get turned off by this and call it schtick or a gimmick. But most people we play for just think it’s fun. We take the art of entertaining people very seriously.

Andy Bean: When we began, our goal was to make upbeat, fun music that would sound good played by only 2 people. Oldtime country & swing rhythms just happened to work best for us. And we found we were pretty good at writing songs in that style. Our live show also features a good number of obscure covers, so we mine the American catalog, too. Our “old-fashioned” outfits aren’t different from our everyday clothes. Fuller’s all used to belong to his

Connect Savannah: Besides NYC, where have you been received the best?

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Billing themselves as playing “original music with old-fashioned style,” Andy Bean and Fuller Condon formed The Two Man Gentlemen Band a few years back. Since that time, they have racked up page after page of enthusiastic press that never fails to mention their catchy melodies, enchanting, witty lyrical sense, matching outfits, and —unsurprisingly enough— their penchant for polite and chivalrous behavior. When not out on the road doing their best to teach audiences of today what wholesome family entertainment was like back in the days before salacious movies and television and lewd, crude subject matter filled the airwaves with the aural equivalent of a gutter puddle, Bean and Condon make the bulk of their living busking on (and underneath) the streets of New York City. Playing for tips in Central Park and at crowded subway stops in the Big Apple may seem like a rather dismal life to many, but these two enterprising young men find it both invigorating and inspiring. To date, they have released two independent albums of gloriously retro string music (drawing on everything from Dixieland jazz, Vaudevillian swing, ragtime and rural hokum blues), and are slowly making their way around the country, spreading their anachronistic gospel of kindness, good humor and a sunny disposition everywhere they go. Their latest album, Great Calamaties, is a wonderful collection of story-songs dealing with everything from “The Hindenberg Disaster” and “The War of Northern Aggression” to the simple joys of stuffing ballot boxes and making sandwiches. This Saturday night, they’ll return to Savannah for an encore performance at The Sentient Bean, a funky coffeehouse and restaurant just off the Southern end of Forsyth Park that has become a regular stop for acoustic-oriented touring groups of all


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Andy Bean: We met when we both auditioned for a lousy modern rock band in college. I was playing electric guitar, he was playing electric bass. After that we formed a power trio that did obscure R&B covers. After that, we played in a heavy-metal cabaret act. I dressed up like a Chippendale’s dancer with sport goggles. Fuller dressed as a woman. The lead singer played a former child star just out of rehab. It was a disaster. Very ungentlemanly. Then we formed The Two Man Gentlemen Band in 2004. Connect Savannah: What’s it like to be a busker in the year 2006? Can one really make decent jack that way in Central Park? Andy Bean: A gentleman never reveals the details of his income, of course, but we can say that during the warmer months, we make enough money busking to pay our rent, buy groceries, and not much else. For this we’re incredibly thankful. It can be a nerve-wracking business to depend on the whims of strangers for one’s living. So, we make sure to thank everyone who gives a donation personally, even if this means rushing a “Thank you, kind sir!” Into the middle of a lyric. Connect Savannah: What sort of legal hoops does one have to go through to become a subway performer in NYC? Andy Bean: It’s perfectly legal for anybody to play music in a New York City subway

station as long as the music isn’t amplified and the musicians aren’t blocking commuter traffic. But, in order to reserve the most lucrative spots and to use amplification legally, one needs to be part of the city’s Music Under New York program. The program holds public auditions every year in Grand Central Station. We auditioned and were accepted in 2004. Musicians in the program call in every week and request specific locations and time-slots. We don’t play in the subways very often, though. We find it much more pleasant to play outside. Connect Savannah: How old are the two of you? How long have you personally been listening to this sort of music with a passion? Andy Bean: I’m 27. Fuller is 28. We’ve both always liked older music, but not specifically the type we play. I’ve been into old blues and the like since high school. In college, I hosted a radio show devoted to 1940s R&B and gospel. I think Fuller grew up listening to a lot of Led Zeppelin, and he played in his high school jazz band. Connect Savannah: For someone who knows little about Dixieland swing or country jugband music, what 5 artists or albums would you recommend as an introduction? Andy Bean: We recommend: The Memphis Jug Band, 1920s Louis Armstrong, The Golden Gate Quartet, Fats Waller, Django Reinhardt, anything on Harry Smith’s An-

thology of American Folk Music, and our good pals, The Wiyos. Our music doesn’t sound very much like any of those, but we share a nice, good-time feel. Connect Savannah: Etiquette is obviously an important concept for the Two Man Gentlemen Band. Is it really true that both on and off stage you two are “perfect gentlemen?” Andy Bean: Any true gentleman will admit occasional imperfections in his own behavior. We are no different. We have been known, when filled with the drink, to utter a vulgar word or two. But, such occasions are rare. For the most part, we can be counted on to tip our hats to ladies, chew with our mouths closed, say please and thank you, and tuck in our shirts. Connect Savannah: You pass out kazoos to the audience and encourage them to play along. Doesn’t that get expensive? Or do you collect the used kazoos, soak them in 409 and use them again at the next show? Andy Bean: Yes! Complimentary kazoos are available at all of our performances! We think there is no finer sound than that of fifty cheap kazoos buzzing along with our humble two man band. It’s really quite magical. We buy our kazoos in bulk, so they only cost us about 10 cents each. It isn’t too expensive. But, we may have to reconsider our generosity if we ever start playing for crowds of 500. As for sanitation, all our ka-

zoos come individually wrapped for your protection. We used to joke on stage that we personally tested every one for defects, but this made some people sick to their stomachs. Connect Savannah: Have you ever traveled this far South before? If so, how did it go? Andy Bean: Fuller, the bass player, grew up in South Florida. So, we’ve played down there a few times, mostly for drunken spring breakers on “the strip” in Ft. Lauderdale. We did a brief busking and badminton tour of the East Coast in 2004, and opened for The Wiyos at The Sentient Bean. We had one of the best days and nights of our lives playing in Savannah. We had a wonderful game of badminton in the park before the show, and a wonderful time hanging out afterwards. We’re very much looking forward to Saturday. And also looking for a place to stay. Connect Savannah: What can folks expect from your upcoming performance? Andy Bean: Folks can expect free kazoos, funny songs, sing-alongs, lots of two man harmony, some whistling, and free kazoos.w The Two Man Gentlemen Band plays The Sentient Bean Coffeehouse Saturday at 8 pm. Admission is a $5 suggested donation for ALL-AGES.

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AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) B & D BURGERS (Southside)- Greg Williams (9 pm) BAJA CANTINA (The Landings)- Mary Davis & Co. (7 pm) BAYOU CAFÉ (upstairs)- Chief (9 pm) BARNES & NOBLE (Oglethorpe Mall)Open Mic (8 pm) BAY STREET BLUES- Open Mic Night w/Tim BERNIE’S ON RIVER STREET- Karaoke (9 pm) BLAINE’S BACK DOOR BAR- #@*! Karaoke CAFÉ LOCO (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (8 pm) CHUCK’S BAR- #@*! Karaoke (10 pm) CLUB ONE- Industrial Resurrection w/DJ Shrapnel (10 pm) COBBLESTONE CONCH HOUSE (225 W. River St.)- Annie Allman (5 pm) CREEKSIDE CAFÉ - formerly DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)Live Music TBA (6 pm) DAIQUIRI BEACH- Karaoke (10 pm) DOC’S BAR (Tybee)- Live Music TBA FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee)“Georgia Kyle” Shiver (7 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE- Keith & Ross (9 pm) THE GRILL BEACHSIDE (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) HANG FIRE (37 Whitaker St.)- Live “Rock & Roll” Team Trivia (9 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)Terry Rini Powers (6 pm), Lavon Stevens & Louise Spencer (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- Trae Gurley (7 pm) THE JINX- Dance Party w/Shiz-Nite (10 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S- Frank Emerson LOCOS DELI & PUB (Downtown)Open mic w/Red Eye Jedi LOCOS DELI & PUB (Southside)- Team Trivia w/Eric & Jeff, Live Music TBA THE MANSION ON FORSYTH PARKPianist Peter Tavalin (5 pm), The Roger Moss Trio (8 pm)

AJ’S DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT (Tybee)- “Georgia Kyle” Shiver (7 pm) AMERICAN LEGION POST #36 (Thunderbolt)- Karaoke AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill)- Deep Blue 3 (8:30 pm) B& D BURGERS (Southside)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) BAJA CANTINA (The Landings)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) BAY STREET BLUES- Karaoke BAYOU CAFÉ (upstairs)- Thomas Claxton (9 pm), BC & The Rock Mob (10 pm) BENNY’S (Tybee)- Karaoke w/DJ Levis BERNIE’S ON RIVER STREET- Karaoke (9 pm) CAFÉ LOCO (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (8 pm) CAPTAIN’S LOUNGE- #@*! Karaoke CLUB ICE- DJ Southstar: Hip-hop (10 pm - 6 am) CLUB ONE- Local Cast, DJ Jason Hancock (Main Floor) COBBLESTONE CONCH HOUSE (225 W. River St.)- Annie Allman (5 pm) CRYSTAL BEER PARLOR- The Beer Parlor Ramblers (7:30 pm) DAQUIRI ISLAND (Abercorn)- Karaoke DEWEY’S DOCKSIDE (Tybee)- Robert Willis (7 pm) DOC’S BAR (Tybee)- Live Music TBA DOLPHIN REEF LOUNGE (Tybee)- The Hitmen (9 pm) DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)“World Famous” DJ Sam Diamond DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Sandfly)- Chuck Courtenay (7 pm) FANNIE’S ON THE BEACH (Tybee)The Christy Alan Band (9 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE- G.E. Perry & Strange Brew (9 pm) FINNEGAN’S WAKE- Elohsa (10 pm) FRIENDLY’S TAVERN 2- #@*! Karaoke GILLEY’S (Hinesville)- High Velocity (9 pm) GUITAR BAR (348 MLK Jr. Blvd.)Argyle, The Flight Out (10 pm) HUC-A-POOS (Tybee)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)- The Bobby Ryder Quartet (7:30 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR- The Jeff Beasley Band (9 pm) JEN’S & FRIENDS (Bull & Broughton Sts.)- Greg Snyder (10 pm) THE JINX- Mother Jackson, Sleepy Horses (10 pm) JUKEBOX BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)- Live Music TBA (9 pm)

VENUS DI MILO- DJ Maybe, DJ Aerochron & Friends (9 pm) VFW CLUB (Hinesville)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) THE WAREHOUSE- Bottles & Cans (8 pm) WAYS STATION TAVERN (Richmond Hill)- Karaoke (9 pm) WET WILLIE’S- Live DJ (8 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ (formerly Malone’s)- Just Us (5:30 pm), Blankety Blank (10 pm)

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KEVIN BARRY’S- Frank Emerson LITTLE RICKY’S (862 EG Miles Pkwy.)- Psyopus, A Girl, A Gun, A Ghost (7 pm) LOCOS DELI & PUB (Downtown)Moonshine Still Unplugged (10 pm) LUNA LOUNGE @ IL PASTICCIO- Live Music TBA (9:30 pm) THE MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK- Pianist Peter Tavalin (5 pm), The Permanent Tourists (9 pm) MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS- Live Music TBA (8 pm) MCDONOUGH’S- Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE- The Eric Culberson Band (10 pm) MOLLY MACPHERSON’S SCOTTISH PUB- Jude Michaels (10 pm) MOON RIVER BREWING CO.- Live Music TBA (8 pm) MULBERRY INN- The Champagne Jazz Trio (8 pm) MURPHY’S LAW (409 W. Congress St.)- Live Music TBA (10 pm) NORTH BEACH GRILL (Tybee)- Red Eye Jedi (7 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)- Gail Thurmond POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)- Live Music TBA (8:30 pm) RED LEG SALOON (formerly The Silver Dollar Café, Hwy 204)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) SAVANNAH BLUES- Live Music TBA (10 pm) SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER INVASION LEVEL 3- Black Oaks Savannah Gathering (10 pm) SAVANNAH SMILES- Dueling Pianos SAVANNAH THEATRE- Jukebox Journey (8 pm) SCANDALS (Tybee)- The Kontagious Band (9:30 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN- 3rd Friday Foreign Film: THE APARTMENT (7:30 pm) SORRY CHARLIE’S- Live Music TBA (5 pm) SPANKY’S (River St.)- Karaoke (9 pm) STEAMERS (Georgetown)- Perception (8 pm) STINGRAY’S (Tybee)- Robert Willis (7 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE (formerly The Monkey Bar)- Live Music TBA (8:30 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) TUBBY’S (River St.)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)- The Chuck Courtenay Band (9 pm) UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSE (Wilmington Island)- Live Music TBA (7 pm)

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MCDONOUGH’S- Karaoke MERCURY LOUNGE- Greg Williams (10 pm) MONKEY BUSINESS (Hilton Head)Mother’s Finest (8 pm) MOON RIVER BREWING CO.- Live Music TBA (8:30 pm) MYRTLE’S BAR & GRILL (Bluffton)- J. Howard Duff (7:30 pm) NORTH BEACH GRILL (Tybee)- Kevin Spears (6 pm) PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)- Gail Thurmond POGY’S BAR & GRILL (Richmond Hill)- Live Music TBA THE RAIL PUB- “Helium Karaoke” w/Wrath Nasty SAVANNAH BLUES- Live Music TBA (10 pm) SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER- DJ Blue Ice (Hip-hop, Reggae, Top 40, R & B) SAVANNAH DOWN UNDER INVASION LEVEL 3- DJ Nick J - ‘80s, house, breaks, D & B (10 pm) SAVANNAH SMILES- Dueling Pianos SAVANNAH THEATRE- Jukebox Journey (8 pm) SCANDALS (Tybee)- Karaoke w/DJ Levis (9:30 pm) SEA PINES RESORT (Hilton Head)Hootie & The Blowfish (8 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN- Acoustic Singer/ Songwriter Showcase (7:30 pm) SLUGGERS- Trivia w/Charles & Mikey (10 pm) SORRY CHARLIE’S- Live Music TBA (5 pm) SPANKY’S (River St.)- Live Music TBA (8 pm) STINGRAY’S (Tybee)- Chuck Courtenay (6 pm) TANTRA LOUNGE (formerly The Monkey Bar)- Live Music TBA (9 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler)- Karaoke w/Jeff & Rebecca TROPICANA NIGHTCLUB- DJ Southstar spins Top 40 (10 pm) TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)- Live Music TBA (7 pm) UNCLE BUBBA’S OYSTER HOUSELive Music TBA (7 pm) VENUS DE MILO- DJ Baby V spins Old Skool (9 pm) THE WAREHOUSE- The Train Wrecks (8 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ (formerly Malone’s)- Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root WIND ROSE CAFÉ (Tybee)- Lurid Miscreants (10 pm)

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Saturday the 19th

Collective Soul - Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta

Kenny Chesney, Dierks Bentley - Philips Arena, Atlanta Elf Power, Jupiter Watts - The EARL, Atlanta

Justin Timberlake - Tabernacle, Atlanta The Allman Brothers Band, The Derek Trucks Band, Oteil & The Peacemakers, American Minor - HiFi Buys Amphitheatre, Atlanta Kenny Chesney, Dierks Bentley - Philips Arena, Atlanta Candlebox, Driveblind - Florida Theatre, Jacksonville

Monday the 21st

Donna The Buffalo - The Windjammer, Isle of Palms, SC

Tuesday the 22nd

Candlebox, Driveblind, Obsession Day Roxy Theatre, Atlanta Donna The Buffalo - The Windjammer, Isle of Palms, SC Edwin McCain Band - Stevenson Auditorium, Orangeburg, SC

Wednesday the 23rd

Fourplay w/Bob James & Nathan East, Spyro Gyra, Larry Carlton - Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta X / Rollins Band, The Riverboat Gamblers - Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte

Thursday the 24th

Little Jimmy Scott, Donna The Buffalo, X Jimmy Scott - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta The Whigs, Gates Of Berlin Smith’s Olde Bar, Atlanta Rare Earth - Duluth Park, Duluth, GA Crystal Gayle - Villages Amphitheatre, Fayetteville, GA Randall Bramblett - Gottrock’s, Greenville LeAnn Rimes - Paladium @Carowinds, Charlotte

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James Gang, Roger McGuinn Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta X / Rollins Band, The Riverboat Gamblers - Tabernacle, Atlanta Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players - 40 Watt Club, Athens Donna The Buffalo - Georgia Theatre, Athens w

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Oliver Stone is a divider, not a uniter. JFK alienated those who couldn’t stomach its political speculations; Natural Born Killers alienated those who found offense with its gleeful approach to serial killer shenanigans; and Alexander alienated, well, everyone with its sheer wretchedness. So the notion of Oliver Stone tackling a movie about 9/11 almost registers as a sick joke, the ultimate middle finger to anyone who has ever complained about his previous excesses. “You think my past films were controversial?” one could almost imagine hearing him sneer. “People, you ain’t seen nothing yet!” So the most startling thing about World Trade Center is that it’s by far the least controversial movie Oliver Stone has ever made. There’s practically nothing in the way of gonzo filmmaking, political commentary or outrageous acting -- instead, the entire film operates at a hushed level, its nobility standing tall in each and every frame. It’s hard to find any trace of potentially incendiary material. Conversely, it’s also hard to get terribly excited over the final product. World Trade Center focuses on the Port Authority Police Department officers who would eventually be recognized as two of the only 20 people to be rescued from the rubble of the Twin Towers. September 11 begins as any other day for John McLoughlin (Nicolas Cage) and Will Jimeno (Michael Pena), but like everyone else on that fateful morning, they soon are having to digest incomplete messages involving an airplane crashing into one of the towers. Springing into action, they’re among the men who enter the building with the intention of aiding any potential survivors, even as they try to decipher additional news items suggesting that the second tower has also been hit by a plane. Timing’s not on their side, however, as the towers collapse just as they begin making their way up from the ground to the floors above. Their colleagues lose their lives, but John and Will somehow survive, though at a great price. Both men find themselves pinned -- and in great pain -- by the fallen debris, their only glimpse of the outside world a small shaft of sunlight that penetrates straight into the heart of the darkness. Realizing that it will take hours -- maybe even a day or two -- before they’re found and rescued, John and Will decide that they will count on each other’s company to survive, by talking their way through the pain and isolation until someone discovers them. Meanwhile, their wives (Maria Bello and Maggie Gyllenhaal) wait impatiently at their respective homes with other family members, eager to find out whether their spouses are dead or alive. I don’t think it’s too cynical to suggest that after the commercial and critical drubbing of Alexander, a whipped Stone was only too happy to serve up a sentimentalized tale almost certain to gain wide public approval. Working from a script by first-timer Andrea Berloff, Stone keeps his rabble-rousing methods fully in check -- even his typically frenetic shooting style has been replaced by a more somber m.o., with lengthy camera holds on saintly faces and nary a rapid jump-cut in sight. Unfortunately, the end result is a movie that feels oddly impersonal. That’s in striking contrast to this past spring’s United 93, the superb docudrama that provided audiences with a you-are-there immediacy. Every second of United 93 related in some way to the specific events of that day. On the other hand, replace the real-life characters of John McLoughlin and Will Jimeno with two fictional guys trapped in a collapsed building, and what you’re left with is a 1970s-style TV movie-of-the-week, the sort that invariably starred the likes of Christopher George or Lee Majors. For a more recent precedent, the firefighter flick Ladder 49 largely covered the same ground (in that snoozer, John Travolta and Joaquin Phoenix were the two lifesavers likewise chatting it up amid the bricks and flames). And despite the strong

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performances by Bello and Gyllenhaal, the numerous sequences centering on the strongwilled wives are no different than similar moments from countless WWII dramas, when the women are seen staring wistfully out of windows while their men are off trying to make the world a better place. Like United 93, World Trade Center also tries to keep politics out of the picture; instead, it focuses on the day as a shining example of American solidarity, before the government began reshaping the tragedy for its own exploitive means (was anything as morally reprehensible as the GOP using Ground Zero as the site for the 2004 Republican National Convention?). Yet for all of Stone’s timidity, the material brings out some undeniable truths. The movie’s most poignant sequence comes when Stone chooses to briefly show the international community learning about this monstrous terrorist attack. It’s the moment when the U.S. had the sympathy and support of practically every country around the globe, and as we watch this segment, we’re heartbroken upon realizing how the Bush Administration has spent the last five years pissing away all that goodwill, in effect turning us into a country that’s now feared and despised rather than embraced and adored. A political perspective also appears through the character of Dave Karnes (Michael Shannon), a Marine who claims God personally ordered him to Ground Zero. Karnes is clearly a hero -- he’s the guy who found McLoughlin and Jimeno -- yet he’s also the sort of mindless warrior too easily swayed by those in charge. He swears vengeance against those who destroyed the WTC, a sentiment we can all share. Except a footnote reveals that he served two tours of duty in Iraq -- like so many others, fighting in the wrong war for the wrong reasons. Stone prefers that we don’t think too much of such sticky situations, and that’s his prerogative. This nonpartisan treatment certainly allows the movie’s wholesome humanity to shine through, which in turn leads to some strong sequences detailing the manner in which John and Will deal with their hellish situation. Pena (best known as the locksmith in Crash) is especially impressive, though Cage (toning it down) likewise registers some potent moments. The women also rate their own highly charged encounters, notably a tear-jerking segment in which Bello’s character sympathizes with a mother who painfully recalls how her son, an elevator operator at the WTC, might be among the victims, and her crushing guilt that she yelled at him before he left for work that day. This is often powerful stuff, but in the final analysis, it’s still a sanitized, Hollywood version of 9/11. For a harrowing experience that feels more like the real deal, United 93 is the one to see. It hits DVD on September 5. w


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social worker who adopted him. But as Gabriel becomes more emotionally attached to the pair, evidence surfaces which suggests that Pete might be a character manufactured by Donna and not an actual person. Directed and cowritten by Patrick Stettner, whose 2001 drama The Business of Strangers (starring Stockard Channing and Julia Stiles) deserved greater exposure, The Night Listener establishes an appropriately menacing tone and sets up an intriguing catand-mouse scenario between Williams and

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threat. But letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not solely focus on Lions Gate, since theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t count on our friends overseas to rescue the genre: Franceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s England trying to get into the game with The Descent. Please. And whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s with that plot, centered on a group of people trapped in a cave with a shadowy menace? Didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t we just see a film like this, which cut to the chase by actually calling itself The Cave? Nope, not even the hype 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 isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily scary, 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 Sarahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re joined by three other women -- Junoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s feisty protĂŠgĂŠe 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 earthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bowels, they experience a major setback as a portion of the cave behind them collapses, making a retreat impossible. Instead, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re forced to search for an alternate escape route, a proposition that becomes even more terrifying once Sarah sees that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 continued on page 30

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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 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bâ&#x20AC;?- 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, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not one of them. This one-note movie struck me as annoying rather than amusing, meaning I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clever in a way that Anchorman rarely attempted. While it never reaches the giddy highs of last summerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premiere stupid-smart comedy, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s consistently pleasurable and offers a surprisingly steady stream of laugh-out-loud moments. You wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t respect yourself the next morning, of course, but while it unfolds, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be happy to lower yourself to its level. Like Ron Burgundy, Ricky Bobby is also an egotistical, none-too-bright boor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I piss excellence,â&#x20AC;? he declares, and his standing as NASCARâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best driver certainly signals that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s excellent at something. He has a best friend (John C. Reilly) whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s even dumber than he is, a blonde trophy wife (Leslie Bibb) whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always looking to get ahead, and two obnoxious sons named Walker and Texas Ranger (â&#x20AC;&#x153;But we call him TR for shortâ&#x20AC;?). Ricky has spent his life trying to work out issues with his deadbeat dad (Gary Cole, delivering the filmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shrewdest comic performance), but that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 Rickyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fall from grace and his subsequent (and humbled) climb back to the top. Movies of this ilk abound with â&#x20AC;&#x153;gay panicâ&#x20AC;? 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 pieceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest laughs. And donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even get me started on the Highlander quips.

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Info correct as of the Monday prior to our going to press. Call venues for updates. them) CHUD. In case you’re wondering, that stands for Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers. 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. 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).

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 has-been eager to recapture some of his former glory. Mann has instead elected to turn his Vice into something altogether leaner and meaner -- if not necessarily tighter. The movie runs approximately 2-1/4 hours, and audiences expecting a zippy action flick will find this bo-o-o-ring indeed. Yet those who can tune into its wavelength will frequently find themselves fascinated by its beautifully composed shots, its startling bursts of vio-

lence 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 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.

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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 ANT BULLY  1/2

LADY IN THE WATER  1/2

Writer-director M. Night Shyamalan gave us The Sixth Sense, the finely crafted spook tale that really wasn’t anything special until that whopper of a twist ending elevated it to blockbuster and Oscar nom status. But with each subsequent picture, Shyamalan has exposed himself as a filmmaker of limited means: The Sixth Sense was better than Unbreakable, which was better than Signs, which was better than The Village, which was better than his latest, Lady In the Water. Set in a Philadelphia apartment complex, the picture centers on superintendent Cleveland Heep (dependable Paul Giamatti) and the strange occurrences that take place after he discovers a sea nymph living in the building’s swimming pool. No, it’s not Darryl Hannah; instead, it’s Story (The Village’s Bryce Dallas Howard, required to do nothing but blink those saucer eyes in an attempt to look ethereal), who explains that she comes from The Blue World, a place full of mythical creatures who seek to reunite humankind with its more gentle side.

The Ant Bully has talent to burn: Julia Roberts, Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep and MONSTER HOUSE Paul Giamatti. But as was the case with For many moviegoers Steven Spielberg and Bruce Willis in the recent (and inexplicably Robert Zemecki will always be first and popular) Over the Hedge, this is yet another foremost remembered for their 1980s outexample of hiring big stars for the sole purput -- Spielberg with E.T. and the Indiana pose of -- what exactly? Do 10-year-olds Jones trilogy, Zemeckis with Back to the Fureally care that acting legend Meryl Streep is ture and Who Framed Roger Rabbit -- so it voicing the role of the Ant Queen? Wouldn’t makes sense that they’re attached as executhey rather hear Raven or Hilary or one of tive producers to the new animated the other kids’ cable TV adventure Monster stars in the part? House. At its best, this And why pay the film harkens back to bucks to snag the fantasy flicks of Cage for the role that period, movies in of the Wizard Ant, which innocent chilwhen he’s vocally dren leading sheltered Third Friday for so flat that the role suburban existences Foreign Film Presents could have easoften had to cope ily been handled The Apartment with the supernatuby Charlie Sheen This 1996 French film was kept away from ral terrors that lurked or Jim Belushi the American market for 10 years because around every corner or somebody MGM bought the rights to make its own and often even unelse less costly? version, Wicker Park in 2004. This film der the bed. Monster Forget compariwas a big commercial success in both House’s protagonist, sons to Antz or A France and Western Europe. TFFC will DJ (voiced by Mitchel Bug’s Life (both screen it right before its delayed DVD reMusso), is recognizsuperior to this): lease. It is an intricate narrative, managed able from just about The Ant Bully, in with nonchalant grace, revolving around any cinematic time which a little boy a man, about to be married, who becomes period: a shy outcast gets shrunk to ant obsessed with another beauty he believes who’s light on the size and learns all to be a long lost love. Aug. 18 at 7:30 p.m. brawn but heavy on about friendship at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. $5. the brains. He’s the and teamwork only one in his neighCall 232-4447. w from the busy borhood who reallittle bugs, is indisizes that something’s tinguishable from not right within the any other subpar creepy house that’s toon flick that mixes bodily function gags directly across the street, a rotting mansion with snooze-inducing “lessons” and believes owned by a nasty old man named Nebberit’s being profound and inspirational. Alas, cracker (Steve Buscemi). What initially apthe only thing it inspired in me was a sudpears to be a straightforward haunted house den urge to spray the screen with Raid. tale morphs into a haunting tale about love, retribution and acceptance, complete with a backstory that’s as affecting as it is unexpected.

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MY SUPER EX-GIRLFRIEND 

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.

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 headlinegrabbing performance that seemed blazingly original the first time around no longer has the power to surprise. Orlando Bloom’s Will and Keira Knightley’s Elizabeth are even less developed.

LITTLE MAN 1/2

The visual effects in Little Man won’t put the wizards at Industrial Light & Magic out of business, but it’s only fair to note that they’re surprisingly effective. That’s the good news. The bad news is that they’re in the service of a feeble comedy that’s nowhere near as outrageous as one might reasonably expect from the makers of Scary Movie and White Chicks.

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA

As Miranda Priestley, the ice-cold and rock-hard editor of the fashion magazine Runway, Meryl Streep speaks volumes with a quick glare here or a terse quip there. But let’s not undervalue Anne Hathaway’s contribution to the film. Hathaway (last seen in

SUPERMAN RETURNS 1/2

Director Bryan Singer, the X-Men and X2 helmer who jumped ship to steer this franchise, chose to take the road less traveled. His movie is neither a remake of the 1978 staple nor a direct repudiation of it; instead, he imagined Superman Returns as a continuation of the original saga. Learning that scientists had discovered the remains of his home planet of Krypton, Kal-El (Superman’s birth name) went to check it out for himself, only coming back to our planet after a five-year hiatus. He’s able to get his old job back at the Daily Planet, but other chapters of his life have been radically affected. Lois Lane (Kate Bosworth) has tried to suppress her love for Superman: Having moved forward, she now has a young son (Tristan Leabu) and a fiance (James Marsden). Meanwhile, Superman’s arch-nemesis Lex Luthor (Kevin Spacey) is back in play. Singer has some problems with pacing while Bosworth appears too young to be playing a tough, award-winning journalist. Yet in the central role, Routh commands our attention.

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Spending more time sucking up to his unctuous boss (David Hasselhoff) than bonding with his wife (Kate Beckinsale) and kids, Michael Newman (Adam Sandler in familiar man-child mode) is so distracted that he can’t even keep track of the household remotes. Venturing into the “Beyond” section of Bed, Bath & Beyond, he stumbles upon eccentric employee Morty (Christopher Walken), who gives him a universal remote that allows him to program his life as well as his TV set. For the first half of the film, this clever concept yields some genuine laughs but more often gets buried under the sort of adolescent humor that long ago became the actor’s calling card. Then the movie shifts its course dramatically: Morphing into an update of Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life, it chronicles how the remainder of Michael’s life becomes a human tragedy. w

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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.

Brokeback Mountain) has the largest role as Andy Sachs, a college grad whose cluelessness about the fashion industry proves to be a drawback in her stint as Miranda’s worked-to-the-bone assistant. Hathaway is to Streep what Tom Cruise was to Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man -- a young talent carrying the load while allowing a more established star to shine in smaller doses -- and she works around her character’s predictable arc to allow Andy to come alive on screen as her own person.

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Activism & Politics

National Council of Negro Women

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

AMBUCS

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..

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.

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.

Savannah Branch NAACP

For information, call 233-4161.

Chatham County Democratic Women

Savannah Republican Club

For information, call Maxine Harris at 3520470 or 484-3222.

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

Chatham County Young Democrats

Savannah Area Young Republicans

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

Call Alexandra Tabarrok at 572-8528.

Skidaway Island Democrats

Chatham County Young Republicans

Call Tom Oxnard at 598-4290 or send e-mail to oxhouse@aol.com.

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

Auditions

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

Abyssinia Players

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

Auditions for Dancers

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.

for Swingin’ at Club Sweets, a contemporary Nutcracker, will be held Aug. 19 from 1-3 p.m. at the Studio, 2805B Roger Lacey Ave., just off the intersection of Skidaway and Victory. Dancers are expected to dance en pointe. Call 695-9149 of 356-8383.

Ensemble Con Spirito

will hold auditions Sunday, Aug. 20 at 3 p.m. in the choir room at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, corner of 34th and

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Abercorn streets. The ensemble is seeking first sopranos. Successful candidates will possess good reading skills, former choral experience and a straight tone or controlled vibrato. For information, call Cuffy Sullivan at 412-2833 ot info@ensembleconspirito.org.

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.

Savannah Children’s Choir

will hold auditions Aug. 19 and 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with rehearsals beginning on Sept. 10, all at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. For information, visit www.savannahchoir. org or call 412-2833.

Benefits & Fund Raisers

1st Annual Pink & Black Breast Cancer Benefit

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

2006 Savannah Great Strides Walk

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is teaming up with the Savannah Sand Gnats 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.

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The Hidden Treasure

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

K-9 Beach Party

Sponsored by St. Almo as a benefit for the Southern Comfort Animal Rescue Group, will be held Aug. 23 from 7-9 p.m. at Cha Bella, 102 E. Broad St. Admission is a suggested donation of $5. There will be a silent auction and raffle, beach balls and flower leis, food and drink. Call 234-3336.

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.

Savannah Arthritis Walk Kick-off Event

will be held Friday, Aug. 18 at noon in the Marsh Auditorium in Candler Hospital. Call 925-3767. The walk will be held Sept. 30 at Hunter Army Airfield.

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public art forum. Fifty fiberglass statues of sea turtles have been placed around Tybee Island and vicinity, and volunteers are being sought to decorate them. Organizational meetings are being held Wednesdays at 7pm, at the old school behind the new gym on Tybee. Visit www.TybeeTurtleTour.org. The tour will be active through autumn, 2007.

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.

Clay Classes in Hand-building

Call for Entries

Classes, Camps & Workshops

Fany’s Spanish/English Institute

Growing Hope Gallery Expo

AARP Drivers Safety Classes

Call for Nominations

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.

4th Annual Coastal Beta Technology Awards

The Coastal Business, Education and Technology Alliance will present technology

the 411|Free Will Astrology ARIES (March 21-April 19): I was at an airport bookstore.

A businessman near me plucked Chuck Palahniuk’s Haunted from the shelf and said to his companion, “I’ve heard this book makes some people actually vomit. Listen to this passage.” He read it aloud. It was about a guy who eats ten freeze-dried turkey dinners, and dies when his stomach literally explodes. Moments after reciting this gruesome tale, the businessman collapsed and went into convulsions. I knelt down and cradled his head. A saleswoman called paramedics, and 15 minutes later he was fine. “That never happened to me before,” he said. “I don’t have epilepsy. It must have been a reaction to what I read.” The moral of the story, Aries: Words will have potent effects on you in the coming days. You should therefore surround yourself not with Palahniuk-type curses but with good news and uplifting stories and people who dispense articulate blessings.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): I heard a guy on the radio tell

the following story. He and his wife stopped to enjoy a sunset. After a few minutes, they noticed that its breathtaking beauty remained static; the scene wasn’t evolving. Upon further investigation, they registered the embarrassing fact that they had actually been admiring an image on a billboard. Make sure a similar event doesn’t happen to you, Taurus. Avoid getting hooked on substitutes, stand-ins, or simulacrums. Insist on the real thing.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In her song “Deeper Well,” Em-

mylou Harris says she’s “looking for the water from a deeper well.” Make that your assignment, Gemini. And if you’re feeling brave, extend your search to an even more challenging quest: what Harris refers to as searching for a “holier grail.” According to my reading of the omens, your biggest, brightest dream isn’t as big and bright as it could be. Raise your standards.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): The omens suggest that you’re most likely to be happy and healthy in the coming

will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 22 and 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Senior Citizens of Savannah at 3025 Bull St. Call 236-0363.

Adult Education

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

Baby sign classes

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

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.

Get Published

Coaching and editing services by Christopher Scott, published author and long-time writing teacher. One-on-one coaching, manuscript editing for fiction, non-fiction, creative non-fiction and memoirs. Call 398-1727 or send e-mail to cscott613@comcast.net for details and rates.

Guided Imagery

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

Housing Authority of Savannah Classes

Free classes will be offered at the Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton St. Some classes are on-going. Adult Literacy is offered every Monday and Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. Homework Help is offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 3-4:30 p.m. The Community Computer Lab is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On Aug. 17 from 2-3:30 p.m., a class on domestic violence and its impact will be presented, and on Aug. 18 from 10-11:30 a.m., the American Heart Association will present a CPR class. Call 232-4232, Ext. 115 to register.

Life Challenge Consulting

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

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Indepth exploration of the 11th step. Meditation and contemplation instruction provided as it applies to recovery and maintenance. Classes are held on Monday from noon to 1 p.m. or 7:30-8:30 p.m. Class fee is $12. 313 E. Harris St. For information, call Cindy Beach, M.S., 429-7265. continued on page 34

by Rob Brezsny weeks if you treat the whole world as your classroom. Thank God, then, that you won’t suffer anytime soon from sophophobia (a fear of learning) or optophobia (fear of opening one’s eyes). It’s my duty to inform you, however, that you could experience politicophobia (fear of politicians) or myxophobia (fear of slime). Ironically, that would be quite lucky, because it’s crucial that you avoid manipulative power-brokers and mud-slinging know-it-alls who might confuse you about the educational experiences you need to pursue.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): “Raising kids is like making pan-

cakes,” muses Brian Copeland in his show Not a Genuine Black Man. “You always mess up the first one.” A similar idea might apply to a certain multi- pronged project you’ve been working on, Leo. I’m not saying you should abandon or throw away your initial effort. On the contrary, like rookie parents whose inexperience has slightly tweaked their first-born, you should be thorough in trying to undo your mistakes. But I also suggest that you immediately get started on the next creation in the series, being sure you’ve learned all you can from the consequences of your earlier ignorance.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): My old philosophy professor

Norman O. Brown would periodically interrupt his lectures, tilt his head upward as if tuning into the whisper of some heavenly voice, and announce in a mischievous tone, “It’s time for your irregular reminder: We’re already living after the end of the world. No need to fret anymore.” The implication was that the worst had already happened. We had already lost most of the cultural riches that had given humans meaning for centuries. All that was going to be taken from us had already been taken. On the bright side, that meant we were utterly free to reinvent ourselves. Living amidst the emptiness, we had nowhere to go but up. What remained was alienating, but it was also fresh. Use these ideas as seeds for your meditations, Virgo. You can apply them to both your personal life and the world at large.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Novelist Jeanette Winterson

told a TV interviewer about her mother’s strongest belief: “You can be happy, or else you can be like normal people.” This idea applies to you right now, Libra--maybe more than you realize. From what I can tell, you’re at a crossroads in your relationship with happiness. You could go either way, and it’s mostly up to you: Will you tame your urges for wild joy, repress your instincts to follow your lyrically crazy heart, and surrender to the dull insanity of the maddening crowd? Or would you prefer the scarier, more eccentric and action-packed route that will constantly push you to enlarge your capacity to feel good?

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Sculptor Luis Jiminez was

renowned for making large pieces with political themes that incited controversy. In “The Barfly,” created during the Vietnam War, he depicted the Statue of Liberty as a drunken floozy. “Vaquero” shows a Mexican cowboy riding a bucking stallion and waving a gun. It not only satirizes the pretentious statues of military leaders on horses that are often found in parks; it’s also a reminder that the original cowboys of the American West were Mexicans. “It’s not my job to censor myself,” Jimenez said. “An artist’s job is to constantly test the boundaries.” Whether or not you’re an artist yourself, Scorpio, your next assignment is aligned with Jiminez’s approach: Don’t censor yourself as you test the boundaries.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): There are now as many

people working at Wal-Mart stores as there are highschool teachers. Can anything be done to change this depressing state of affairs? Well, it so happens that the time is ripe for you Sagittarians to cultivate your skill at sharing what you know. It’s also an excellent phase to cultivate your ability to inspire and energize your fellow humans. So if just one percent of you use this pregnant moment as a springboard to launch careers as high-school educators, Wal-Mart employees would no longer outnumber you and your heroic colleagues. And even if you personally decide not to go in that direction,

I hope you at least think more about what you have to teach the world, and take steps to give your gifts more aggressively.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Philosopher Robert Anton

Wilson said that “the universe acts like a chess game in which the player on the other side remains invisible to us. By analyzing the moves, we can form an image of the intellect behind them.” The coming weeks will be an excellent time for you to gain insights into that other chess player, Capricorn. You will have an extraordinary capacity for setting aside your own subjective mindchatter and seeing the objective truth. You’ll also be more skilled than usual at understanding what’s going on in the shadows and darkness. The hidden world is whispering secrets in codes you can crack.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): It’s time for you to fall in love, Aquarius--though not necessarily with a person. You could swoon with infatuation for a place where your heart feels free, for example. You could dive into new music that liberates you from your past, or give yourself with abandon to a fascinating task that brings out the best in you. You might lose your heart to a mind-expanding mentor, a mysterious animal, or a thrilling fight for justice. It really doesn’t matter exactly how or what you fall in love with, Aquarius, as long as it incites you to break open the doors of perception.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Last week’s symbol was a boot kicking with futility at a closed door that was locked in response to your kicking; it bespoke a frustrated strength that provoked even greater resistance. This week’s symbol will be dramatically different: bare feet climbing a rope ladder to a dance floor on a roof where a telescope is trained on the planet Jupiter. In this new phase, there will still be obstacles for you to overcome. But the emphasis will be on craft and agility rather than force and instinct. And this time around the most grounded part of you will find lots of luck and slack. w

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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.

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.


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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.

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

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.

Women’s Retreat

A program for women who choose to make the journey as important as the destination. This experiential weekend retreat is designed for the woman who is ready to make the changes necessary to consciously live the vibrant, balanced life for which she was born. It will be held Sept. 14-17 in Dahlonega. The cost is $400 all-inclusive. Call Elizabeth Loyd at 429-3078 or ebloyd@ aol.com.

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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

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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 require 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 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.

Introducing the Work of Byron Katie

is a group that meets every other Wednesday afternoon in Savannah and every other Friday afternoon in Statesboro at 3 p.m. Free of charge and open to the public. See what happens when you question your stressful beliefs with this powerful and simple tool. It has been life changing for many people. Introductory video or audio CDs will be presented in each session. Call 484-0134.

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.

Millionaire Women’s Club

will meet Thursday, Aug. 17 from 5:45-7:45 p.m. at the Mulberry Inn, 601 E. Bay St. The speaker will be Rebecca Smith, a speechlanguage pathologist and owner of Rebecca Hawkins & Associates, Lrd. Call Cheryl Smith at 236-3660.

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

Meet new friends and enjoy a welcome break. Hear guest speakers on topics relevant to mothering, along with discussion time, creative activities and more, because mothering matters. Call for the location, date and time of the next meeting. MOPS is for all mothers with children from birth to kindergarten. Child care is provided. Visit www.mops.org or call 898-4344.


the 411|Happenings is the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 Chenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chinese Restaurant at 20 E. Derenne Ave. at 7:30 p.m. Call 692-0382, email kasak@ comcast.net or visit www.roguephoenix.org.

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

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 Brewersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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

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

Savannah Kennel Club

meets the fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. from September through May at the Fire Mountain restaurant on Stephenson

Savannahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

Urban Professionals

meets first Fridays at 7:30 p.m. at Vu at the Hyatt on Bay Street. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not having fun, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

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.

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

Savannahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s original shag club meets every Wednesday at the Holidayâ&#x20AC;&#x2C6;Inn Midtown at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. Call 927-9439.

Dance

Shag-Beach Bop-Etc. Savannah

hosts Magnificent Mondays from 6:30-11 p.m. at Doubleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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

Ongoing classes include Hip Hop/Funk on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and Adult Beginner Ballet on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. There are a variety of advanced classes daily. The Studio is located at 2805 Roger Lacey Ave. just off the intersection of Skidaway and Victory. Call 695-9149 or 356-8383 or visit ww.thestudiosav.com.

Youth Dance Program

The West Broad Street YMCA, Inc. presents its Instructionalâ&#x20AC;&#x2C6;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

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Student massage and yoga classes are offered at the Savannah School of Massage

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 &â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;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.

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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 Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at 6:15 am. Cost is $35 per month. Call Drew Edmonds at 3558111.

Kudalini Rising Workshop

with Ramon Rodriguez will be held Sunday, Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Savannah Yoga Center, 24 E. 40th St.The cost is $150 before Aug. 20 and $200 at the door. Call Kelley Boyd at 441-6653 or visit www.savannahyoga.com.

Ladies Living Smart fitness club

provides nutritional education and exercise to encourage lifestyle changes at the St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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

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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

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Yogalates Classes

are offered by St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 FCNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gay Savannahâ&#x20AC;? businesses and happenings. www.firstcitynetwork.com. 236-CITY

First City Networkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 Georgiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 Blaineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 Blaineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

Standout

is First Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gay youth support group. Meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the FCN Headquarters, 307 E. Harris St., 3rd floor. Call 657-1966.

What Makes A Family

is a childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

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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.

A Cancer Vaccine for Colon Cancer

is the title of a free health seminar that will be presented Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. in Candler Hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Marsh Auditorium. The speaker will be Dr. Herbert Hoover Jr. To make a reservation, call 819-3368.

Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Sleep?

Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sleep or stay asleep?â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;Hypnosis and guided imagery works. Call 201-0071 for more information.

Case Management Program

St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St., will sponsor a client assessment and referral service that assists individuals in obtaining health care and medical assistance, indigent services, housing and other social services. Call 4476605 or 232-2003.

Circle of Healing

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

Community HealthCare Center

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

Community Cardiovascular Council, Inc.

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

Dual Recovery Anonymous

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

Every Step Counts Survivor Walk

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

Free blood pressure checks and blood sugar screenings are conducted at three locations within St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s/Candler. From 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 5:15-7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, checks will be offered at the St. Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605 to make an appointment. Checks are offered every Monday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Smart Senior office, No. 8 Medical Arts Center. No appointment is necessary. Checks will be offered Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Community Center at 812 W. 36th St. Call 447-0578.


the 411|Happenings Every Thursday morning from 9 a.m.-12 noon at the Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E. 66th Street. Call 355-4601.

Free skin cancer screening

will be offered Aug. 19 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Habersham YMCA. To register, call 8193368.

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

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

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. Mammograms will be performed Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Mary’s Community Center. For appointments, call 447-0578. 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. Mammograms will be performed Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Bryan County Health Department in Richmond Hill. For appointments, call 756-2611.

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

Memorial Health CPR training

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

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.

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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.

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

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April, July and October. Must be at least 18 years old. Call 232-6572 or visit www. TheDolphinProject.org.

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.

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

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

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.

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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.

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 Beloved Community Church

invites the public to hear Michael Freeman, M.Div., who will speak on What is a Free and Responsible Search for Truth and Meaning? on Sunday, Aug. 20. Services begin at 10 a.m. at 707 Harmon St. Coffee and

discussion follow each service. No religious education until after Labor Day. For information, call 233-6284 or e-mail UUBC2@ aol.com. Affirming the worth and dignity of each person.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah

A liberal religious community where different people with different beliefs gather as one faith. On Aug. 20, the Rev. Suzanne Wages will speak from the topic Holy Foundation: Sacred Community. The service will be held Sunday, at 11 a.m. in the Troup Square Sanctuary. For information, call 234-0980, or send e-mail to 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

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.

Support Groups

African-American Women Overcoming Depression and Bi-Polar Disease

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

Al Anon Family Groups

A fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics meets Monday at 12:30 p.m. and

8 p.m., Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., Thursday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 8 p.m. at 1501 Eisenhower Dr. and Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Goodwill on Sallie Mood Drive. Call 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.

Better Breathers support group

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

Bipolar Support Group

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

Bulloch County Rape Crisis Hotline

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

CASA Support Group

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.

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

Caring for Us

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

Celiac Support Group

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 3551221.

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

Eating Disorders/Self Harm Support Group

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

Fibromyalgia support group

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

First Line

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

offers friendship and understanding to bereaved parents. It meets the first Thursday of the month from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Candler Heart &â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;Lung Building, Conference Room 2, 5356 Reynolds St. 925-5195.

Couples Struggling with Fertility Challenges

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

a program of Hospice Savannah, offers the free counseling services for anyone dealing with loss. Call 355-2289. Grief 101 is a seven week support group for individuals who have suffered a loss by death. Pre-registration required. Tuesda­ys 6-7 p.m. Grief Support Network is an on-going peer-run support group. Tuesdays 6-7 p.m. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Groups, call for times. Specialty Groups such as Spouse Loss Group and Loss by Suicide Group are offered when needed.

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

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

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.

Keeping hope alive while living with cancer

meets the fourth Monday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Services Conference Room at the Center for Advanced Medicine at Memorial Health. Call 350-7845.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Candler Hospital. Call 355-6347 or 2384666.

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy 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.

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. 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

Senior Citizen’s Inc. Alzheimer’s Support Group

Sexaholics Anonymous

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

S-Anon Family Group

Smoking Cessation Support Group

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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.

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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


the 411|Happenings crumpled boxes of nutritious food is sent. 912-236-6750 ext 109.

Become a mentor

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

CASA needs volunteers

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

Chatham County Truancy Intervention Project

Coastal Pet Rescue

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

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

First Steps at St. Joseph’s/Candler

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

Fort Pulaski National Monument

is seeking volunteers. Greet visitors, maintain trails, catalogue historic photo-

graphs and assist in the gift shop and more. Call David Underwood at 786-5787.

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

The Foster Grandparent Program needs volunteers

who are 60 or older to volunteer their time in educational facilities, day care centers and other social service agencies for 20 hours per week, working four or five days per week. FGP offers a modest stipend and assistance with transportation fee. Call Linda Fields at 234-7842 or 238-2960, Ext. 123.

Georgia Cares

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

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

to speak to community groups, pass out information at health fairs and organize awareness-raising events. Potential volunteers include transplant recipients and their families, patients waiting for organ or tissue transplantation, donor families or anyone interested in organ and tissue donation. Call 341-0000.

Literacy volunteers needed

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

Live Oak Regional Public Libraries

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

Living Legends of Literacy

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

Meals on Wheels

Senior Citizens Inc.’s Meals on Wheels volunteers are responsible for delivering hot, nutritious meals to seniors on routes that typically do not exceed one hour in length. Volunteers may deliver as frequently as they choose and all meals are brought to the area

by Senior Citizens Inc. staff. Training and support is provided. Call Darla Cady, volunteer coordinator, at 236-0363.

Medbank foundation, Inc.

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

Mentor and Volunteer Probation Program

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

New Parent Education Program

The St. Joseph’s/Candler program helps provide new parents with support, education and resource referrals to establish positive relationships with newborns. Call 692-6910.

Oatland Island Education Center

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

Odyssey HealthCare

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

Quest International

is seeking volunteers to host Englishspeaking foreign exchange students, ages 15-18. For information, call 866-540-4029 or send e-mail to ForeignExchangeOrg@yahoo. com.

The Rape Crisis Center

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

Reading and math volunteers needed

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

Retired and Senior volunteer program

Through RSVP seniors 55 and older serve in various community organizations, including hospitals, churches, youth recreational center and education facilities. Call 2347842 or call Volunteer Coordinator Linda Fields at 238-2960, Ext. 123.

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

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

Riverview Health and Rehabilitation Center

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

Ronald McDonald House volunteers needed

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

Save-a-Life volunteers

Volunteer animal welfare organization is seeking volunteers and foster homes. Visit www.savannahsl.org, email us at savealifeinc@yahoo.com, or call 598-SPAY.

Senior Citizens, inc. seeking volunteers

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

Spanish Oaks Hospice

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

Speech and hearing center needs volunteers

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

Telfair Docent Program

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

Tutoring Volunteers Needed

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

USO Volunteers Needed

at the Savannah-Hilton Head Airport and Hunter Army Airfield. Call Mary Nelson Adams at mna935@aol.com.

The Volunteer Center

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

Volunteer managers needed

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

Volunteers needed for tutoring youngsters

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

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U N I TA R I A N U N I V E R S A L I S T Church of Savannah - seeks childcare assistant for 15-20 hrs/mo. at $9/hour to assist in nursery Sunday mornings and supervise childcare two evenings per month, at the Church on Troup Square. Call Caroline Hopkinson at 912-236-3117 or email: carolineh48@comcast.net. WANTED - GLASS ARTIST Part-time Art Glass Assistant Help with product development, quality, production, sales and marketing. We produce a line of borosilicate color bars used in the art glass industry. Knowledge of flame work, kiln work, fusing, slumping and sculpting a +. 912-880-3526

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

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WILLOWTREE APARTMENTS 210 TIBET AVENUE 2 BR, 1-1 ½ BA townhome, central heat and air, total electric, kitchen furnished with stove, refrigerator and dishwasher, washer/dryer connections, wall-to-wall carpet, laundry facilities onsite, swimming pool and reserved parking. NO PETS. Some income restrictions apply. e-mail: willowtree. apts@comcast.net or call 925-0575. $675/mo. KINGSTOWN APARTMENTS 1901 SKIDAWAY ROAD 1 BR, 1 BA apartments, central heat and air, total electric, kitchen furnished with stove, refrigerator & dishwasher, wall-to-wall carpet, laundry facilities and reserved parking. NO PETS. e-mail Kingstown@ comcast.net or call 2338888. $500/mo.

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Homes for Sale 104 Goette Trail; $580000. Beautifully landscaped lot, with play area for the children. 4-5 bedrooms, master and master bath downstairs, 2 bedrooms downstairs, 1 plus the bonus upstairs, hardwoods down, custom kitchen, fireplace, loads of detail. Must see. Accepting all offers! Call Sun Coast Realty Rhondda 912-507-9800. 105 Whitaker $484,000 This price includes the furniture, appliances, even the washer/dryer, and all the kitchen dishes and pots and pans. Finished to perfection by a designer. Brick walls, granite tops in bath and kitchen. Gorgeous! And steps to broughton Street. 2 bedrooms Rhondda Sun Coast Reality, 912 507-9800

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517 E. Harris Street $515,000 3 Story free standing home in the historic district with hardboard exterior, 3 bedrooms 2 full baths, 2 half baths, 2 working fireplaces, washer/dryer, and all the appliances and furniture included in the sale.. 2 off street parking spaces, enclosed porch, brick courtyard, must see this large home of over 2300 square fe e t . R h o n d d a @ S u n C o a s t 912 507-9800.

BUNGALOW STYLE: Fully remodeled beautiful house, 1578 sqft, all new appliances, washer/dryer, icemaker, eat-in kitchen, tile/carpet, new sod, irrigation system, privacy fence, plenty of parking, great outdoor living area w/huge gazebo. Four bedrooms, 3 baths, great house for retirees, families, or students! Convenient to both West and East sides on desirable E. Henry St. Asking $237,500. Email lwilliams13@comcast.net or call Lee at 912-604-5065. No realtors please.

Katherine Oxnard 317 West Duffy Street Single Family at Condo Price! Brag All You Want Cause you got the best deal downtown! Charming 2BR/1BA Victorian steps from Forsyth! Pine floors, 10’ ceilings, tons of light, new kitchen floor/counters, tile bath, loads of closets + huge backyard w/off-street parking. Move right in! $199,000 Katherine W. Oxnard, Keller Williams Reality Coastal Area Partners, (912) 704-3545/356-5001. katherineoxnard@comcast.net, www.kwsavannah.com LaTrelle Pevey Almost New! 2 bedroom 2 bath town home with over 1200 sq. ft. Tr e y c e i l i n g i n b e d r o o m . Screened porch overlooking private pond view. Call LaTrelle for your personal viewing @ 658-7777. H-4507 $146,900 Less than 2 years old! 3 bedroom 2 bath home with wood floors in the foyer and kitchen. Upgraded marble package with jetted tub, separate shower and double vanities. Roll out kitchen cabinets with lagoon view from patio. Call LaTrelle for your personal viewing of this lovely home @ 658-7777. H-4516 $154,900

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526 Gwinnett Lane. $189000. This one is an investors dream! 2 bedrooms, totally furnished, everything new and has a community pool! Call Sun Coast Realty Rhondda 912-507-9800. Adorable 2 bedroom 1 bath home with character and acreage. Back deck and front porch with swing. Move in ready. Sip your drink in the swing and watch the moss blow thru the trees. Plat is in the office. No Covenants or restrictions. Call LaTrelle for your personal viewing of this home at 658-7777. H-4553 $139,900

3/2, 2-car. Isle of Hope. Isle of AFFORDABLE DOWNTOWN Hope schools. Well maintained CHARM on quiet cul-de -sac. Look at Close to SCAD, Bright and sunny www.forsalebyowner.com. Zip: 1 bedroom/1 bath condo in se31406. $148,900. Call Steve or cure restored building. Off-street Fran, 912-604-6518. parking and close to everything. 401B TATTNALL STREET: Heart of 17 East 37th Street. $165,000. Downtown; Jones & Tattnall. Call Jacqueline Mason at MopS t u c c o t o w n h o m e , 2 b e d - per-Stapen Realty 912-220-1844. rooms/2.5 baths, separate living/dining rooms, bay window ARDSLEY PARK 2-story frame kitchen, courtyard...! 1st home, home features 4 bedrooms with S C A D. . . $ 4 5 0 , 0 0 0 . L . E . We l l s : updated kitchen and 2-1/2 updated baths, screened porch, 234-3436. deck, privacy fence, sprinkler system, pretty landscaping, carport 501 E Charlton Street Cute one bedroom 2 story home and utility room inside laundry, with 2 fireplaces in great condi- m a s t e r s u i t e d o w n s t a i r s . tion. Great investment and only $279,900. Call K athy Noble, $184,500 Rhondda @ Sun Coast R E / M A X P r o f e s s i o n a l s 912-897-1955 or 912-692-1201. Reality 912-507-9800

Eight is Enough Huge brick Colonial on Whitemarsh Isl. Big enough for even the largest clan, w/6 bedrooms + bonus, 3 full & 2 half baths, eat-in kitchen, BBQ pit, 2-car garage, 2car carport & tons of storage. In law suite perfect for home office or rental. $319,000. Under Contract! Katherine W. Oxnard, Keller Williams Reality Coastal Area Partners, (912) 704-3545/356-5001. katherineoxnard@comcast.net www.kwsavannah.com

www.connectsavannah.com FSBO: 5240 Garrard Avenue (Brandlewood). Beautiful all brick home on corner lot. 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths. Separate living room, dining room and family room w/fireplace. Landscaped with in-ground sprinkler system. Appliances included. Seller contributes to closing. Call 912-224-1970.

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912-233-6000 www.CoraBettT homas.com A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY! You might be surprised to learn that the simpler the home renovation, the more likely you are to recoup your costs when you sell. Basic renovations should enhance your home’s “livability,” while avoiding over-customization. While buyers may pay top dollar for elaborate improvements in “hot” real estate markets, appropriate touch-ups in the kitchen and bathroom prove effective in more moderate markets. The kitchen and bath always draw the most attention from buyers, and remodeling those rooms will likely result in a quicker sale. Without tearing up your kitchen and having to eat out for two weeks, you can simply install new cabinet fronts and hardware for a fresh look. Another easy and relatively inexpensive option for the kitchen and the bath is to replace dull scratched sinks and update the faucets. In 2005, REALTOR® Magazine partnered with Remodeling Magazine to publish its Cost vs. Value Report. One unsurprising result that was reported is that major kitchen renovations typically recoup more than 90 cents on the dollar. Sounds pretty good, right? Then consider another result that reported minor jobs will recoup almost 100% of the cost. Take care of these improvements in advance of your first showing, because when your home first hits the market is when buyers will have the greatest interest, and you will stand the greatest chance of an early sale at full price.

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 More for your money! Foyer, greatroom with fireplace, super efficient kitchen, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, plus bonus, master bath, with separate shower, garden tub and double vanity. Lovely trey ceiling in master bedroom. D ouble garage and pr ivac y fenced yard. Call LaTrelle for your personal viewing at 658-7777 H-4451 $189,900 View our video at www.videohomeguide.com/media/51dressler.wmv Southside Investment 455 Chevis Road Large doublewide, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths + den on 200x200 double lot in convenient OGEECHEE FARMS. Updated kitchen & baths, many structural upgrades. Large shed. Great opportunity to build or subdivide this large level lot in booming location! Motivated seller open to partial trades for mobile home, etc. Make an offer NOW!!! Only $79,900. Call Marcie Vargo at 912-272-9593. KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY C.A.P. 912-356-5001.

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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

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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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KELLY DAVIS S/D, Richmond Hill: .85 acre w/2-story apartment w/custom made extras. Beautiful trees. Great investment property. $150,000. 912-739-7122.

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Homes for Rent 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

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1607 E. 35th Street, 3 Bedroom 1 1/2 bath, Den , Furnished kitchen, LR/DR. Fenced backyard. Central H/A. $875 monthly/deposit. 912-596-4954.

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.

19 EAST 34TH STREET Newly renovated 3BR, 2BA house, Living room, Dining room, Fireplace, Front and back porch/deck, private bricked courtyard with hottub, alarm system, 1-car garage, Brand new stainless steel appliances, Washer/dryer included. $1575 gets you all this and 2X per month full cleaning service. Must See!! Call Tim @ 912-856-3640. 21 West 34th Street New home with a 2 car garage on 34th, off Bull Street. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, granite counters and custom kitchen. Everything new! $1600 a month. Rhondda @ 507-9800

2 STORY HOUSE for rent in Hinesville. 4 or 5 BR, 2 BA, upstairs kitchen, fenced yard, in cul de sac, etc. $1100.00 per month. Deposit of $600.00 required. Please call (912) 884-4433. * 319 E. Huntingdon Lane Cute 2 story townhome totally furnished and all utilities included. 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, cable tv, washer/dryer, disposal, dishwasher, micro, sheets, towels and everything you need is there! $1500 month to month Rhondda 912-507-9800 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH house for rent, 510 East 51st - Available Now $1300/month & last monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s due at signing of agreement, month to month or more. Off-street parking, very cute brick house with formal dining and lots of square footage on great street with safe neighborhood. Call Paul now for viewing 912-441-1688.

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 3 BEDROOM VICTORIAN HOUSE: 912-596-1540. Hardwood floors, great neighborhood, central heat & air, all e l e c t r i c . $ 8 7 5 / m o n t h . C a l l www.connectsavannah.com 912-844-4043. HOUSE IN BERWICK PLANTATION 3BR/1 Bath, large fenced yard, (Near Georgetown) area of Sagreat for small family, $850.00 + vannah, off US 17. 4 Milsey Bay D e p . 1 1 7 S y l v a n i a R d . C i rc l e. 3 B R / 2 B A , 1 4 0 0 s q f t . 912-655-8598. Comes with washer/dryer, micro5 0 7 P o i n t S o u t h - O n l y wave, refrigerator, flat-top oven, $1200/month with lake and dishwasher, 2-car garage, etc. Losmall dock in backyard! 3 bed- cated in a quiet cul- de -sac room, 2 bath ranch on Wilming- w/nice neighbors. Newly built, ton Island. Call R hondda @ lived in for only 7 months. Under 15 minutes to Downtown. 5 min912-507-9800. u te s to I - 9 5 . $ 1 2 5 0 / m o nt h . 514 MCLAWS STREET: Available Sept. 1st. Call Ron 3BR/2BA. Newly renovated 912-856-3681. kitchen. Hardwood floors. Covered parking. Quiet neighborIf interested in having your hood. Fenced backyard. 5 minhome or condo managed short utes from Memorial Medical or term, long term or executive furCandler. Available August 16. nished rentals-call us and we will Contact 240-417-5017. 1 year be happy to find you a tenant. lease $1300/month, 2 year We have many people waiting lease $1200/month. for rentals right now!!! Rhondda @ Sun Coast Realty 517 E Harris 912-507-9800 one block to Troup Sq. and FireFly Cafe. Rented month to Tybee Island month. All furniture and utilities 2 Bedroom, 2 bath, 1/2 block are included in the rent! Rents from the ocean on 17th Place. for 900 a week and $2,000 a Rents for $850 a week, plus tax month/3 floors, 3 bedrooms, 2 and cleaning fee in season. Call full baths, 2 half baths, enclosed Rhondda @ 912-507-9800 porch, 2 working fireplaces, cable TV, broadband with co860 mcast, washer/dryer, 2 parking spaces, brick courtyard, great place, and for sale for $515000. Great home or investment. Available August 1, 2006. Call DT CONDO FOR RENT: Nice, FULRhondda 912-507-9800 LY furnished 1BR/1BA, new kitchBeautiful Victorian home on 37th en, secure building, behind fire Street, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bedrooms, station. One block from police living and dining room. Fully station. Conveniently located equipped kitchen and laundry. near SCAD buildings. $975/mo, Central heat and air, just minutes includes water, sewer, trash. Pets to Downtown and SCAD. $800 OK. Please call 912-655-3478. unfurnished, $1100 furnished. Available September 1. Call www.connectsavannah.com 912-596-1540.

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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.

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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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APARTMENT FOR RENT: 116 East Anderson Unit B. 3BR/1.5BA, washer/dryer, dishwasher, offstreet parking, central h/a, 1.5 blocks from Forsyth Park. $1200 includes water & trash. 912-713-1072. ARDSLEY PARK AREA: O n e Large bedroom apartment, with separate, kitchen, hardwood floors, carport. Quiet neighborhood. $590. No pets. (770)309-8171 Ardsly Park Area One Large bedroom apartment, with separate, kitchen, hardwood floors, carpor t. Quiet neighborhood. $590. No pets. GORGEOUS HUGE 2BR/2.5BA 2 off-street parking, WD, hardwood, high ceilings, fenced yard, 3 blocks to Forsyth $1500/month. 317B West Park Avenue. Call 912-308-9715, Available Sept. S C A D S T U D E N T R E N TA L w/Pool. 119 West Park Avenue (within 1 Block of Forsyth Park). 8 BR/5 BA $650 per BR/$650 deposit. All utilities included (Electric, Water, Gas, Digital cable). Common areas: Kitchen, Breakfast, Pool, Fenced Courtyard. 912-713-6251. S TA R L A N D - 2 1 9 We s t 4 0 t h Street. 3-bedrooms/2-baths. Available September. Close to Gulfstream, Montgomery, Eckburg, Wallin & Anderson Hall. 10’ ceilings, large bedrooms, hardwood floors, central heat & air, w a s h e r / d r y e r, d i s h w a s h e r, fenced backyard and off-street park ing. $1,200/month. Call 441-1533 for information. TYBEE ISLAND - Like New! 1-bedroom efficienc y, totally furnished, no pets, great location. Also 2-bedroom, 1-bath duplex. No steps, quiet area. Call 912-507-7304 or 770-435-4708. VICTORIAN DISTRICT 2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments Off-street parking, washer/dryer, central heat/air. Short walk to Kroger and Forsyth Park. Call 912-236-7560 or 912-598-9048.

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2 bedroom, 1 bath duplex apartment. $475/rent, $475/deposit. Call 912-964-4451 or TOTALLY RENOVATED. Separate living/dining rooms, kitchen w/upgraded appliances, 2BR/2BA, den, laundry room, garage w/remote, large fenced yard. Near Ardsley Park. $800/month. 912-351-0993.

2 NICELY FURNISHED Rooms, private entrance; Executive furnished studio; Large furnished RV . 5 minutes from Downtown. Call 843-683-2566. LARGE VICTORIAN near library. 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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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, MALE TO SHARE home in Battery cruise control, fog lights, alloy Point. 10 mins from downtown, wheels. Good condition. $10,000. 10 mins to beach. $400/mo. Call 912-658-0720. 238-1120 or 596-2888. 940

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SHARE A great house! Fully furnished 6 bedroom house, 3 rooms available. Private rooms, individual leases, all you need are your clothes & computer.. and toothbrush! Includes all utilities, cable, internet connection, common living areas, fully equipped kitchen, great porches, good parking and more. 308 W. 40th St. Rent: $525/mo, 12-month lease. Rates available for shorter and longer leases. Deposit required. Email lwilliams13@comcast.net for photos and information or to see the house.



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Cars 1998 HONDA CIVIC EX. One owner, AT, sunroof, all power. Great on gas! $6000. Call Ron, 748-0701 or 663-4385. 2001 CADILLAC DEVILLE, dual A/C, heated seats, great sound system, automatic. Asking $15,000. Call Amanda, 912-224-0659. 2002 LINCOLN LS V-8, pearl white w/black leather, woodgrain trim, Alpine stereo, w/6 disc changer, sunroof, excellent ac/heat. FULLY LOADED! Like new. $19,000. 912-977-1763 or 912-977-1407. 2003 FORD Explorer XLT Fully loaded, AM/FM CD cassette player, leather interior, sunroof, running boards, excellent condition. $13,900. Call 912-530-8775 or 912-294-1090.

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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. Class A motorhome, excellent condition, ready to go. $6500. Wk# 964-8315, Hm# 964-4504.

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