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Volume 6, No.17 , January 17, 2007

On the cover: Illustration by Brandon Blatcher

Art Patrol 24

Music Menu 15

Cuisine 22

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Lead Story

8

Editor’s Note

Helping AASU Hispanic students

Culture

22 Cuisine Chiriya’s

Event Horizon

23 Arts

Readers have their say

8

Feedback

9

FWD

Exhibitions and openings

Interesting e-mails we got

Movies

10 Blotter

From SPD reports

27 Screenshots

11 News of the Weird

All the flicks that fit

Strange but true

The 411

12 Earthweek

Bubblyfish, etc.@Jepson

24 Art Patrol

The week on your planet

5

We know what you did last week

31 Happenings

26 Talk of the Town

Week at a Glance

Our best bets for cool stuff to do All the stuff, all the time

Vibes

34 Sudoku Puzzle

13 Interview Jackie Rabinowitz 15 Music Menu Gigs a la carte 16 Connect Recommends Concerts of Note 17 Soundboard Who’s playing and where

It’s all the rage

37 Free Will Astrology

Rob Breszny’s look at your stars

36 Crossword Puzzle Mental Fun

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Thur, Jan 18 Welcome to the State of Poverty

What: More than 27,000 Savannahians and their families lives at or below the poverty level. For an eye-opening look at what that means, Savannah’s Poverty Initiative will sponsor a poverty simulation that is open to anyone who wants to learn more about poverty in Savannah. When: Jan. 18 from 8-10:30 a.m. Where: Savannah Civic Center. Cost: No cost to participate, but registration is required. Info: Call Shawnte Jones at 644-6439 or sjones@savannahchamber.com.

Fri, Jan 19 Chuck Brodsky in Concert

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Sun, Jan 21 Special Chance Poker Run

What: This is a fundraiser for 7-month-old future biker, Chance Bishop, who was born with a rare genetic condition called Menkes Syndrome, a disorder that affects copper levels in the body, which causes growth failure and deterioration of the nervous system. “Special Chance” needs 24-hour care, which is very costly, and his family needs help. When: Jan. 21. Sign in at 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. The first bike will go out at 10:30 a.m. and the last bike will go out at 11:30 a.m. The last bike will be in at 3 p.m. Where: The run will start at Jailhouse Choppers in Rincon and end at The Island Grill in Port Wentworth. Info: Call Mikie at 665-4430.

Sinfonietta Players Present The Age of Enlightenment

What: Lorraine Jones on flute, Ann Cafferty on violin, Yvonne Johnson on viola and Sarah Schenkman on cello present musicby Neilsen, Beethoven Haydn and Mozart. When: Jan. 21 at 3 p.m. Where: Temple Mickve Israel. Cost: $20-$15. Info: www.savannahorchestra.org.

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Sat, Jan 20 What: During the winter, the beach exercises a quiet magic. Join a Wilderness Southeast guide on Saturday, Jan. 20 from 2-4 p.m. for a close look at the mysteries of the wide, flat beaches. When: Jan. 20 from 2-4 p.m. Cost: $10 per person. Reservations required. Info: Call 897-5108.

What: A touring musical about the life of Ray Charles. When: Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. Where: Johnny Mercer Theatre. Cost: Tickets $28-$45. Info: 651-6557. Sunday, Jan. 21

What: Dixie Carter, an actress noted for her portrayals of Southern women and one of the stars of the popular TV show Designing Women, will present The Ageless Life of the Mind. When: Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. The doors will open at 6 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: Roger Smith at 236-0363.

What: The classic story of a lonely girl who is sent to live with her uncle, where she finds a secret garden that will change the lives of everyone in the story, is brought to life by the Savannah Children’s Theatre. When: Jan. 19, 20, 26 and 27 and Feb. 2 and 3 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 20, 21, 27 and 28 and Feb. 3 and 4 at 3 p.m., Where: Savannah Children’s Theatre, 2160 E Victory Dr. Cost: Tickets range from free to $15. They can be purchased at etix.com. Info: 238-9015 or info@savannahchildrenstheatre.org.

Beach in Winter

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A Visit With Dixie Carter

Savannah Children’s Theatre’s The Secret Garden opens

What: This unusual and adventurous musical performance features Haeyoung Kim, who trained as a classical pianist. From her base in New York City, Kim uses old Nintendo Gameboys and sofware called Nanoloop to create soundscapes and songs. She will be accompanied by image projections from Savannah VJ and SCAD professor Alessandro Imperato. When: Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. Where: Telfair’s Jepson Center for the Arts’ Neises Auditorium. Cost: Free.

Five Minds for the Future

What: Howard Gardner, professor and author of more than 20 books about education, will discuss the growing need to develop “five minds” for the future. When: Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m. Where: Savannah Country Day School, 824 Stillwood Dr. Cost: $7 in advance or $10 at the door. Info: Call 961-8828 or visit www.savcds.org and click on Creative Minds.

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What: Brian E. Krapf will present Political Americana and Presidential Collection. He is a frequent guest on CNN, MSNBC and NPR. His collection spans from George Washing-



What: Energy at the Crossroads Tour is visiting eight states across the region, promoting the Energy Future Resolution as a means of engaging people in considering the true costs of coal and nuclear power generation. The evening forum will feature a song, a humorous All Perspectives on Energy skit, and an open discussion When: Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Cost: Free. Info: Contact Mary Olson at nirs@main.nc.us or 828-675-1792 or Avram Friedman at avram@canarycoalition.org or 828-631-3447 or visit: www.energyatthecrossroadstour.orgn

Jamestown, the Buried Truth

What: Dr. William M. Kelso, one of America’s foremost archaeologists, will present a lecture about Janestown. Kelso has played an important role in further uncovering historic Jamestown and James Fort. When: Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. Cost: Free and open to the public.

Comprehensive Immigration Reform: What Does That Look Like, and Why?

What: Jerry Gonzalez, executive director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO), will speak on comprehensive immigration reform. His presentation is aimed at increasing awareness of Georgia Senate Bill 529, the Georgia Security and Immigration Compliance Act, which was created to curb the flow of undocumented immigrants into the state. Gonzalez also will present a documentary, Fighting 529,. When: Jan. 23 at 12:30 p.m. Where: Georgia Southern University at Statesboro, in the College of Information Technology Auditorium, Room 1004. Cost: Free and open to the public. w

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What: Chuck Brodsky is a fixture on the Dr. Demento show, and his music has been recorded by Kathy Mattea, David Wilcox, Sara Hickman, Chuck Pyle and many others. When: Jan. 19 at 8 p.m. Where: First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Cost: $10 at the door for the general public and $8 for SFMS and First Presybterian members. Info: Call 786-6953.

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ton through Harry Truman, with an emphasis on World War II and Georgia politics. When: Jan. 21 at 10:30 a.m. Where: Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Cost: $10 for non-members, free for members of he JEA. Info: 355-8111.


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Many Hispanic students enroll at Armstrong Atlantic, but very few graduate. A major new grant will fund scholarships and programs to give Hispanic AASU students that ‘better life’ According to stats compiled at Armstrong Atlantic State University, 70 to 80 percent of Hispanic students who apply for enrollment are accepted. Only 5 to 15 percent of them actually graduate. The reason is clear -- students must drop out of school because of financial need. An organization called HOLA (Hispanic Outreach and Leadership at Armstrong) is working to change that. “One of the goals of the HOLA program is to increase leadership opportunities for the larger number of Hispanics in our region,” says program coordinator Melody Ortiz. “As more Hispanics attain a college education, they will increase the living standards of their communities and have an overall positive impact on the entire region.” Georgia has had one of the largest increases in Hispanic population in the United States, with more than 625,000 Hispanics currently residing here, an increase of nearly 50 percent since 2000. Hispanic students at Armstrong recently got a boost of

confidence. An organization called the Goizueta Foundation awarded a $604,205 grant to AASU. The Goizueta Foundation was established in 1992 by Roberto C. Goizueta, who knew firsthand that with an education, Hispanics are more likely to succeed. A native of Cuba, Goizueta was a Yale graduate who became the CEO of the Coca-Cola Co., a position he held until his death in 1997. This is the second time the foundation has awarded a grant to Armstrong. “We received $500,000 back in 2003 to start the pilot project,” Ortiz says. “The foundation was happy with our stewardship and decided to renew the grant.” The grant will help fund the program for another four years, at which point Ortiz is hopeful that a third grant will be awarded. “I will actively pursue funding from other sources, as well,” she says. Through the grant, HOLA provides scholarship funding for outstanding Hispanic students. “We started with five scholarship students in 2003,” Ortiz says. “Now it has grown

to nine full-time scholarships a year.” As part of her job, Ortiz travels to high schools throughout Georgia and South Carolina to recruit students for Armstrong and to encourage them to stay in school. Her recruitment efforts are showing success. The Hispanic population on campus has increased 44 percent, Ortiz says. Currently, 3.8 percent of the total student population is Hispanic, as compared to 2.5 before. “In the state of Georgia, it’s the highest population of Hispanics in the university system,” Ortiz says. As a comprehensive recruitment and retention initiative, HOLA works to reach not just students, but their parents, and it also strives to make students feel welcome in Savannah. “Our program focuses on the overall experience the student has here at Armstrong,” Ortiz says. “We provide other retention programs, such as cultural events,” she says. “We now have Latino Heritage Week on campus.”

‘We don’t want these students to take their talent abroad.’

Students in HOLA also reach out to help the community. “We’re using the scholarship students to mentor English as a Second Language students in public schools as part of the scholarship provisions,” Ortiz says. HOLA is open not only to scholarship students and not just to Hispanics, but to all students on campus. In addition to social activities, luncheons are held with motivational speakers. “They give testimonies and talk about their work in the community,” Ortiz says. Melody Ortiz in her office at AASU in “They talk about what their struggles were, Armstrong Center how they overcame adversity to become a professional and a good servant of the community.” To qualify for a scholarship, a student must have a 3.0 grade point average. “They have to have lived in Georgia for two to three years or have resided in Beaufort or Jasper counties in South Carolina,” Ortiz says. “Their parents must live in the U.S.,” she says. “We don’t want these students to take their talent abroad. They have to demonstrate financial need, in other words, they must qualify for financial aid.” The scholarship covers tuition and fees. Books are covered on a case-to-case basis. In some cases, the scholarship also helps the students with money for housing. In addition to scholarships, the grant will provide funding for another full-time Hispanic bilingual recruiter so AASU can extend recruitment efforts into Florida. Also, a graduate assistantship position will be added to benefit graduate students.

AASU student Maribel Gomez on the lot at her part-time job at Vaden Hyundai

‘Sometimes I say, maybe I should quit school. What keeps me going is my little girl.’ Maribel Gomez was born in Mexico, but has lived in North Carolina most of her life. The scholarship is a “huge financial help,” particularly since Gomez is a single mother to 7-year-old Katherine. “My father came here first as a migrant farm worker,” Gomez says. “After the amnesty in 1989, he was able to get us out of Mexico.” At Armstrong, Gomez is majoring in political science and international affairs and Spanish. “I know I want to work with Hispanic people in some way,” she says. “I want

to work with Hispanic children.” Gomez has worked in a Head Start program for migrant workers, so she has experience working with children. “My daughter was in the program for three years,” she says. Katherine was born when Gomez was a sophomore in high school. “I was going to school when she was going to school,” she says. To make ends meet, Gomez works at Vaden Hyundai, selling cars. Despite her previous experience and an associate’s degree, she couldn’t find the type of job she wanted.


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“I spent two months before I moved sending emails and sending out my resume,” Gomez says. “But two months after I moved here, I still didn’t have a job.” A friend who works for a car dealership encouraged Gomez to apply at Vaden. “They were flexible to let me out two days for school and then I work the rest of the week,” she says. “I’m learning. It’s a unique experience. Every day is different. I’ve had months where I sold one car a month, and months where I sold several cars.” Gomez learned about Armstrong from her father, who lives in Georgia. “Melody Ortiz happened to be in Reidsville and he heard about it,” she says. “I applied and got accepted. I was homesick a lot. I actually thought about going back home and driving back and forth.”

But Gomez eventually adapted to Armstrong, and HOLA helped. However, she’s still under a lot of stress. “I have the pressure of work and meeting the monthly sales goal,” Gomez says. “I have to meet deadlines for school. Sometimes I say, maybe I should quit school. What keeps me going is my little girl. “I know my family struggled so long for the basic necessities,” she says. “I don’t want her to go through that.” At 24, Gomez has maturity beyond her years. “I know it’s going to be a little rough. But it’s worth it,” she says. “I do miss home, but I see a lot of needs in Georgia for the Hispanic community,” Gomez says. “I like Savannah. It’s beautiful and has all that history. Yet it still has a lot of issues, like crime, and I want to be part of the solution.”

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Angela Hurtado is one of the scholarship recipients. “I think it’s amazing because it allows many students like me to go to college,” she says. A native of Colombia, Hurtado came to the U.S. with her family 10 years ago. “It was really hard to come here,” she says. In Colombia, Hurtado attended a private school. She was given English lessons, and at the time, didn’t understand why. “We came to Florida and I didn’t understand that we were actually going to be here forever,” Hurtado says. “I didn’t know it until we moved to Atlanta.” Normally an outgoing girl, Hurtado found it difficult to communicate with others, so she became withdrawn and quiet. “To actually go out and speak to everyone in English was very, very tough,” she says. “At the beginning, I never wanted to go to school. Every day, I said I didn’t want to go. There were only two Hispanics at my school.” The other students wanted to talk with Hurtado. “But I didn’t understand anything,” she says. At school, Hurtado was enrolled in English as a Second Language classes. After two years, she had become proficient enough in English to be taken out of the ESL program. By that time, the Hispanic population in Georgia had started to grow, and Hurtado didn’t want to leave the ESL program. “I wanted to go back with my friends,” she says. “But I began to realize that Hispanics must speak up. Now I’m really talkative and I have a lot of friends who are black, white and Hispanic. I feel English is a part of me,” Hurtado says.

“I look at Colombia now and it’s a whole different world,” she says. “ I really feel like I am a part of two worlds.” Some non-Hispanics haven’t been so welcoming to the Hispanic immigrants. But Hurtado says at first, she too, was close-minded. “It made me mad that everyone called me Mexican. Now when someone calls me Mexican, I explain to them that Hispanics aren’t all Mexican,” she says. “We have come here to work hard,” Hurtado says. “We are from different cultures and different countries. If you show people you care, they care about you, too. Then they open up to you and you can make a difference in someone’s life.” When she first arrived, Hurtado saw few Hispanics, but now many more are living in Georgia. “It’s amazing to me,” she says. Although Hurtado planned to attend college, she didn’t think it would be at AASU. Then she met Ortiz first at one conference, then another. When Ortiz showed up at her high school, Hurtado decided to apply to AASU. “Everything ended up going the right way,” Hurtado says. “God’s will is for me to be here.” Currently Hurtado is studying political science and international affairs so she can go to law school. Her goal? Becoming an immigration lawyer. “Our parents have come to the U.S. for a reason,” Hurtado concludes. “We want to show them that we can succeed.” w To comment, e-mail us at letters@connectsavannah.com

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Event horizon Surely the strangest thing that happened around here last week came when two national figures Jane Fishman mentioned in her column responded within hours of the piece appearing online. In “A surge into escalating stupidity,” Jane called out Margaret Gallagher and Jeff Gannon. The former is a journalist accused of taking payola from the Bush administration to disseminate propaganda under the guise of straight news. The latter, Mr. Gannon, is a one-time gay male escort who, inexplicably, was credentialed to cover White House press conferences (and who also gained entry numerous times into the White House itself, according to the White House log, which is a public record). Hmmm. Anyway, the same day the story went live online Jane e-mailed me both their responses. Gannon’s was dated 4:24 p.m. Jan. 10 and Gallagher’s was dated 7:39 p.m. Jan. 10. You can read both responses in our Feedback section to the right. In forwarding Gannon’s comment to me, Jane’s e-mailed thought was: “Jim, thought you mind find this interesting in a weird kind of way.” And I certainly did. But Jane and I got even more creeped out when Gallagher’s reaction came just a few hours later, at which point Jane wrote: “....and then there’s this! What’s going on? They’ve hired some mighty vigilant press clip readers and responders!” Six degrees of separation, indeed. I want to call your attention to a few other highlights in the paper this week, beginning with the kickoff on page 13 of our annual Savannah Music Festival coverage, featuring Jim Reed’s interview with the delightful Jackie Rabinowitz, chairperson of the upcoming No-Tie Gala. Jackie, who also serves on the Telfair board of directors as well as the Music Festival board, is one of a largely unsung group of people who deserve a hearty thanks from the community (and a hearty thanks to Jackie herself, who was a great sport about posing for our photos). These dedicated arts patrons -- many of whom came to Savannah from other parts of the country -- are literally indispensable to the current healthy state of the arts in the area, as anyone who runs a local arts organization will attest. They are affluent, yes. But they give a lot of that affluence back to the community by supporting local cultural organizations whose work we all can enjoy. The other part of that equation, of course, is the fact that we have a progressive city government committed to adequately funding the arts and overseeing

those expenditures to make sure your tax dollars are spent well. This synergy of private and public investment is absolutely key to continuing Savannah’s track record of excellence in the arts -- and this cooperation is by no means a given if you take a look at other cities around the country. Further proof of this synergy of private/public funding is the Telfair’s Art & Technology Week beginning Tuesday in the fitting locale of the modernist Jepson Center. Most of our coverage of this event, which is made possible largely through a city grant, will take place in our next issue. But we start the coverage this week with Linda Sickler’s overview of the event on page 23, focusing on Tuesday’s performance by Bubblyfish. Best of all -- every part of Art & Tech Week is free. Speaking of events, free or otherwise, I just got off the phone with Chris Miller about the upcoming Un-conference ‘07 blogging get-together Jan. 25-27, in which I’m a participant (more info at blogsavannah.com/). During the course of our conversation Chris remarked, “I’m really tired of people saying there’s nothing to do in Savannah.” Me too, Chris. Me too. One can argue the particulars of Savannah’s cultural calendar all day, i.e., the types, costs and timing of the events. But no one can make the case that there aren’t enough events here. The only challenge is in finding the time to attend them. One particularly cool under-the-radar type event happens this Tuesday. The Energy at the Crossroads Tour hits town with a message of awareness about alternative fuels. The day begins with a morning press conference followed by an evening forum at 7 p.m. at The Sentient Bean. Organizer Mary Olson tells me: “The forum will be a mixture of humor, information and discussion time -sort of a town hall meeting where we can talk about our energy future,” she says. “Big investments are being made by energy corporations, but it’s still possible to engage people in this discussion, and we want to get that word out to Savannah.” Consider it done, Mary! Note about this week’s cover: Sadly I’m not a Spanish speaker. Not learning that beautiful and increasingly more practical language is one of the few regrets of my life. As the subhead indicates, our cover headline means “a better life.” Or at least that’s what babelfish.altavista.com says. If we got it wrong, Spanish-speaking readers can correct us at: jim@connectsavannah.com/. Gracias! w

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Editor, responds to Fishman It is unpleasantly surprising when a muMs. Fishman, sic column turns into pagan chest beating Regarding the mention of me in your (“In J.B.’s death, a reason for the season,” by column “A surge into escalating stupidity”: Jim Reed). I was looking forward to readI know this has been repeated so often ing about Mr. Brown’s funeral. Instead I am that you think it is true, I’d just like to tell treated to a mishmash of personal belief and you personally that it’s not. an affront on the son of God. I was not paid by the Bush administraAs a Christian, I take offense to portraytion to mimic their views. I was (at the time) ing the redeemer of mankind (which ina freelancer who was hired by an HHS cludes Mr. Reed too) as a “Norwegian bureaucratic to draft some brochures hippie”. Has he not read or has on why marriage is good for babies. he forgotten the New TesIt turns out people can say anytament account of Jesus thing they like about me overturning the money itor: because I’m a public figure Ed e th to ss rs ro ac tte Le s from changer tables in the ah prints letter nn va Sa and there’s nothing I can do t es ec do nn Co a letter court of the gentiles, ideas. Printing nt of the the spectrum of me about it. rse do en r imply ou not once but twice. y be not necessarily Best, erein. Letters ma th ed ess pr ex s opinion My hope and d clarity. Maggie ited for space an m ed .co ah nn prayer for Mr. connectsava E-mail: letters@ 32 Reed is that in Fax: 912.231.99 ., Suite 7, 00 E. Victory Dr the future he Snail mail to: 18 31404 Savannah, GA keep his comments to what he is paid to write (musical reviews) and that Jeff Gannon responds he seriously seeks God... Psalm 145:18. Dear Ms. Fishman: As the song says “You’re gonna need How kind of you to mention me in somebody on your bond.” your writing. J. Gay I was at the National Press Club luncheon on Tuesday to hear Sen. Ted Kennedy’s plan for surrender to Islamofascists. Too tough to sign his name Have you been measured for your Burqa Editor, yet? I found Jim Reed’s comments about Jesus Cheers, Christ in his recent article about the life and Jeff Gannon times of James Brown to be as distasteful as they are uninformed. If Reed feels the need to insult those of Kingston richly deserves us that cherish our faith,then rather than his ‘Gooberhead’ award hide behind your paper, get him a T-shirt Editor, that expresses these views and let him wear I think it telling that Georgia’s 1st District it out in public and at the end of the day, let’s Representative in Congress, Jack Kingston, see who has the last laugh. has just been awarded “The Gooberhead of ‘bluetunes’ the Day award” by “The Hightower Lowdown” (hightowerlowdown.org). It seems Mr. Kingston complained about Reed & Brown both rock the Democrats, now in control of the House, Editor, requiring a five-day work week. Until now, Hear, hear, to Jim Reed’s article on the under Republican leadership, our represenlate and most certainly great James Brown. tatives have enjoyed a three-day work week. I found Jim’s words to be a sweet and lovely Mr. Kingston has registered his comtribute to the passing of an indeed fallible plaint couched in the right-winger’s icon. imaginary family values by stating, “The James Brown gave the world his heart, Democrats could [couldn’t] care less about his soul, and his everything else, take it or families.” leave it. Hightower writes: Of course his influence on the world of “Get a grip Jack. If you’re so concerned music is immeasurable, and his impact on about policies that disrupt family life, maybe people the world over as an against-theyou should try complaining to one of the odds, rags to riches story, is perhaps more soldiers that you voted to send to Iraq. immeasurable. But only Georgians get to “Many of them are now on their third or call him our son. even fourth tour in a disastrous, misbegotSo long live the father of soul, the son of ten war you continue to support. They’re Georgia, and the holiest of rockin’ spirits. separated from their families for months, Lorie J. Corbus facing death seven days a week. “Yeah, you Goober, go tell them about the ‘burden’ of your five-day week.” Tom Broome


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Not all time spent in front of the TV and computer is bad for kids. A recent episode of 60 Minutes spurred one Savannah, Georgia, teen into action on behalf of Darfur. Alex Gold, a 17-year-old senior at Savannah Country Day School, saw Scott Pelley’s report, “Searching for Jacob,� and knew right away that he had to do something.... Not really knowing what shape it would take, he created a new group that he called Student Support for Darfur (SSD) on the Internet social networking site Facebook and invited his friends to join. Unbeknownst to Alex, two of his high school friends were already involved in action for Darfur. Jordan Cranman and Sean Dane-Kellogg, a junior and senior, respectively, at Country Day, had been using their participation in B’nai Brith Youth Organization (BBYO), a Jewish youth group, as a platform for increasing teen awareness about Darfur.... Alex and Jordan recently met with a group of kids from Country Day’s middle school who are eager to join SSD’s efforts and they also are planning an assembly about Darfur, either the same day or a few days after.

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Twas the night before Christmas, the deadline was tight. The tempers were flaring, there was no end in sight. The ground plans were hung on the walls without care, while hundreds of box truss were flown in the air. The clients were nestled all snug in their beds, while us in production were banging our heads. The script had revisions; the computer had crashed. The messenger was late, the PA needed cash. The producer was phoning to bring in more troops; we were pushed to the limit and jumping through hoops. The crew was on it, the budget was trash -- that good ol’ contingency had come in a flash! When out on the stage there arose such a clatter, we all ran to see what the heck was the matter! The stage manager screamed that the cues were all wrong and rehearsals were running 30 minutes too long! The actors were brainless, with no talent at all. The set needed adjusting; it was one foot too tall! The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow was a painful reminder that we could not go. The lights in the city were twinkling and vivid; while sitting at home, our spouses were livid. Then what to our wondering eyes should appear, but a dozen large pizzas and four sixpacks of beer? With some carbs and some spirits we merrily pushed on. The job fell in place and we wrapped around dawn. As we handed out praises and wished all a good night, alas... a sleigh and reindeer were about to take flight. Then a jolly old man gave a laugh and advice: “Happy holidays to all -- will you please get a life?� -- received 1/12 from ‘tybeesurf ’ w

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Crime reductions like the 36.1 % seen during the holiday period of 2006 is what citizens can expect to see more of in 2007. Patrol Division Commander Major Dwane Everette Ragan today credits the sharp decline in crime on Savannah’s Southside over the holidays to shifting resources to the right places at the right times. “Precincts that are adequately staffed with personnel and resources, working at the times and places when needed most, will have an impact on reducing crime and keeping our community safe,� Ragan said. “It is clear as we look at the reductions over the holidays and continue this strategy moving forward; adequate precinct staffing and resources in the precincts with strict accountability will get the job done.� The evidence of this strategy is clear by the crime numbers. Crimes that historically have plagued our community during the holiday period i.e., burglaries, auto thefts, larcenies, car break-ins, purse snatchings, and robberies, dipped sharply between late Nov thru Dec. 31. The reductions are on the heels of disbanding one of the department’s largest specialized units (EXPO) and assigning them back to the precincts where they are most needed. Of the 14 officers reassigned, eight of them returned to the Southside Precinct, where the sharpest declines were evident. The other six officers went to Central Precinct. -received 1/11 from Sgt. Mike Wilson

SSD decided they would concentrate on raising money rather than collecting food and clothing because “we knew that it would be impossible to know what things were needed or that any items we collected would be distributed properly,� explained Alex. Instead, SSD has chosen to contribute the proceeds from all sales to the International Rescue Committee.... To date, more than 1,400 high school and college students from all across the United States have joined the Student Support for Darfur group on Facebook.... -- received 1/8 from ‘adlersavannah’




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from recent Savannah/Chatham Police incident reports

2Fast, 2Furious Jeffrey Garrison, 32, of Guyton, was arrested after an alleged twohour crime spree in three counties. Police say Garrison set three fires, invaded a home where he took a car, and led police on a chase through three counties. While attempting to flee, Garrison tried to run over two police officers. After his arrest, he was charged with three counts of second-degree arson, two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, burglary and auto theft. Police say the incident started Jan. 8 before 9 p.m. on the west side of Chatham County, where Garrison set a brush fire next to a mobile home in the 2800 block of Fort Argyle Road. The property owner chased Garrison off the property and the fire was quickly extinguished. It caused only minor damage, but the owner called police and identified the suspect. Officers of the West Chatham Precinct spent nearly half an hour looking for Garrison before getting a report of a second fire in the 100 block of Hollow Oak Drive. Southside Fire/EMS was called to the scene to extinguish a tool shed that was engulfed in flames. About an hour later, Garrison invaded a home occupied by a woman and her two small children. He took the woman’s keys and left in her car. The woman, who had hidden in a back bedroom, called police for help. Within seconds of receiving the 911 call, officers arrived and blocked the woman’s driveway. At that point, Garrison tried to run over SCMPD Sgt. Jeffrey Olson and APO Michelle Rayburn as he escaped. The ensuing chase began in Chatham County but crossed into Bryan and Effingham counties. It ended safely with no injuries or crashes, but Garrison did manage to set the passenger side front seat on fire while fleeing from police. Effingham County deputies deployed “stop sticks” on Sandhill Road and disabled the car before the fire could ignite. Garrison tried to flee on foot from officers, but was quickly captured. He was taken to a hospital for examination and then booked into the Chatham County jail. • A dispute over tips escalated to violence on Jan. 10. Michael and Joseph Taronovich of Savannah were deliberately run down by a car driven by a pizza delivery employee. The incident occurred shortly before 10:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Papa John’s Pizza on Victory Drive and Skidaway Road. The incident stemmed from a dispute between Michael Taronovich, 29, and the suspect, who was not identified, over the division of tip money. The suspect also struck Michael’s brother, Joseph, 27, who is not an employee of Papa John’s.

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Both victims were rushed to Memorial Health University Medical Center, where they were reported in serious but stable condition. Police said the dispute began inside the shop and escalated to more violence in the parking lot. Joseph was trying to help his brother after seeing the suspect crash into Michael’s car. Both victims ran away from the car, but were unable to escape before being struck themselves. The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department is searching for the suspect, who left the scene before officers arrived. • Police were called to the 1100 block of East 40th Street on a report of a purse snatching in progress. Two officers who were two blocks away responded to the call. As they approached the intersection of 39th Street and Waters Avenue, they saw a man heading east across Waters. He was walking at an unusually quick pace and was distinctly holding his waist area in an attempt to keep an unknown object concealed. The man fled to the north and jumped a fence between an abandoned building and a house. He was ordered to stop running, but refused. He ran up the steps of a house, opened the door and went inside. As he entered the living room, one of the officers tackled the man and “placed” him on the living room carpet. He was told to put his hands behind his back, but refused. Instead, the man tried to hide a large, clear plastic bag underneath the living room’s stove/heater with his right hand. He was handcuffed and the officer retrieved the bag, which contained marijuana. While the man was taken to the patrol car, he voluntarily told the officers, “I didn’t have any powder. I only had marijuana.” The man had puncture wounds on both his right and left hands that was caused from jumping over chain-link fences. EMS responded to the scene, but the punctures continued to bleed, so the man was taken to the hospital to be checked out before being taken to jail. w

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From the Arizona Daily Sun (Flagstaff, Ariz., 12-3-06): “About 1,800 square feet of insulation were reported stolen from the underside of a house on the 5100 block of East Hickory Drive. The victim said the insulation disappeared sometime between September and this week. She said she was having trouble keeping her house warm as

the weather got colder.” Oops: John Beacham of the Anti-War Coalition in Chicago said he has suspected for a while that police had been spying on his organization, but he was obviously proved wrong when the coalition canceled, well in advance, a planned Oct. 28 demonstration downtown. Unaware of the cancellation, hundreds of police officers lined the streets around the protest area, hoping to prevent the recurrence of a wild demonstration in 2003. Deputy police superintendent Charles Williams blamed the coalition for not keeping the department informed.

he was bored and, imitating a prank from a “Jackass” movie, inserted a firework “up his backside,” according to a Daily Mail story, and lit it. When it exploded, he was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital with a scorched colon and other serious injuries.

Bright Ideas

One trick that zookeepers have used to get male pandas interested in mating with dowdier females (according to a December dispatch from Sichuan, China, in Australia’s The Age) is to let an attractive female roam around a pen, leaving her scent, and then, in darkness, with the male in the pen and Cliches Come to Life frisky at the scent, to introduce the less atThe Texas Ethics Commission ruled in tractive female into the pen, back-end first, November that a public official in the so that the pre-excited male will quickly Lone Star state, receiving money as a begin copulating. Said zookeeper Zhang gift such as from a lobbyist, need Hemin, “When the males find out disclose only that he received (that they’ve just mated with “a check” or “currency” and unintended partners), they get need not reveal the actual very angry and start fighting Rats live on no the female. We have had to use amount of money. Said the district attorney in Austin, firecrackers and a water hose to evil star. Say who was outraged by the separate them.” it backwards. ruling, it is now “perfectly Rules! (1) Sixty years after legal to report the gift of ‘a Indiana abolished gambling wheelbarrow’ without reand wrecked the economy porting that the wheelbarof the resort town of French row was filled with cash.” Lick, the state brought it back, allowing casinos, but they had Creme de la Weird to be located on water and not People Disrespecting Their the state’s dry land. Developers Bodies: John Sheehan, 33, was of the French Lick Springs Resort arrested in November, nude, thus spent $382 million on a plush near the rapid-transit sta“riverboat” casino on a manmade tion in El Cerrito, Calif., and lake barely larger than the boat, and when asked if he was carryit opened in November. (2) Derek ing contraband, admitted that Ogley, 70, had just been dishe had a “screwdriver” in his charged from Tameside General Hosrectum. (Police treated the item pital in Ashton, England, in November, but as a potential weapon, training guns doubled over in pain in the waiting room on him while he removed the 6-inch-long (eventually diagnosed with pancreatitis). “awl” wrapped in electrical tape.) And a Nurses informed Ogley’s family they would week later, in Monkwearmouth, England, a have to call 999 (the UK’s 911) or drive him 22-year-old Iraq-war veteran told buddies around to the emergency entrance about

three minutes away, because, since he had been discharged, rules prevented them from treating him.

Recurring Themes

News of the Weird has previously mentioned how difficult some Japanese and Singaporean people find it to smile, even when their jobs depend on it, and Chinese people preparing for the 2008 Olympics are having similar problems turning Beijing into a “city of smiles,” as the campaign is called. Said one man attending a class on smiling: “At first, I thought (it might be) difficult to smile after you became tired. But later I realized if you don’t treat smiling as ... work ... you may find it very easy to smile all the time.” (In popular literature in China, people who smile frequently or for no particular reason are often regarded as either silly or devious.)

Obsessions

Retired ad agency executive James Finegan, 76, plays at least 250 rounds of golf a year at a course near his home in Gladwyne, Pa., and 50 to 60 rounds elsewhere, according to an October Wall Street Journal profile. When not playing golf, he writes books about golf (histories of golf in Philadelphia and of a course in New Jersey, and four books about golf in the British Isles).

Least Competent Parent

An unnamed, “well-known Adelaide (Australia) model” was seen screaming, “Where’s my baby? Someone’s stolen my baby” shortly after she paused while jogging and pushing the 5-month-old’s buggy along the city’s River Torrens in December. According to a report in Melbourne’s The Age newspaper, the woman had stopped to answer a cell-phone call, and when she finally turned back around, the buggy was gone. Unfortunately, it had rolled into the river during the phone call, and the incident ended badly. w

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Many voters, and critics in both parties, chided the “do-nothing” 109th Congress (2005-2006) as a body tied up in partisanship and divisiveness. However, the Congress did manage to pass 383 pieces of legislation, except that almost 100 of those laws were merely authorizations to name post offices and other federal structures after famous Americans (such as Ray Charles, Ava Gardner and Karl Malden). Politicians in the German states of Lower Saxony and Bavaria proposed in December to criminalize “cruel” violent acts in video games when they are directed at “humans” or “human-looking characters.” Bavarian interior minister Gunther Beckstein pointed to a November incident in which an 18year-old player of the violent game “Counter Strike” went to a school, shot 37 people, and then killed himself. Following a military coup in November, Fiji’s army chief Frank Bainimarama took over and placed classified ads in local newspapers to seek candidates to be ministers and senior civil servants. The minimum qualifications: no criminal record and not to be bankrupt. And Nigeria’s People’s Democratic Party started screening candidates in December to run for president this year, ranking applicants on the following criteria: patriotism (10 percent), integrity (15), ethnic neutrality (10), knowledge of law (10), tolerance (5), transparency (10), knowledge of development (10) and leadership qualities (15). (Arithmetic ability was not a criterion.)

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Polluted Cleansing

The waters of the Ganges River, 5.7 considered sacred 5.4 to those of the Hindu faith, have 3.8 2.5 become so polluted that sadhus, Indian holy men, are warning the faithful not to bathe in the waterway during an upcoming religious festival. Thousands of sadhus demanded that the river be cleaned up before the next celebrated bathing day on Jan. 14. “The water ... is so dirty that no one can take a dip. It is dark red whereas the Ganges used to be bluish green,� Shankaracharya Vasudevanand Saraswati, who Week Ending January 12, 2007 heads the main Hindu monastery in the holy city of list of fish farms that have failed to prevent Allahabad, told reporters. farmed fish from escaping into the wild so Many believe the waters of the Ganges wash buyers may avoid their products. away sins, free bathers from a continuous cycle of birth and reincarnation and Silent Dawn guarantee immortality. Thousands of birds have dropped dead out of the sky around the Fish Farm Escapes Western Australia beach town of A record number of trout and Esperance during the past three salmon escaped from Norwegian weeks, leaving wildlife experts fish farms during 2006, promptbaffled as to the cause. The main victims ing wildlife officials and environhave been wattlebirds, yellow-throated mental organizations to warn of a miners and two species of honeyeaters, but mounting threat to wild fish stocks in the dead crows, pigeons and hawks have also open oceans. The Norwegian Directorate of been found. Some birds were seen convulsFisheries cautions that fish raised on farms ing as they died. The Department of are carriers of parasites such as sea lice, Environment and Conservation says it has which can infect wild salmon and other almost ruled out disease, and a toxin is marine life. “The consequences are dramatic considered the most likely cause of the for salmon,� Norwegian Association of deaths. Residents say there are no songbirds Hunters and Anglers spokesman Espen of any type left around the community, Farstad told public broadcaster NRK. “The leaving an eerie silence at dawn due to their farmed salmon invade the rivers and breed absence. with the wild salmon, which cannot cope,� he added. Rasmus Hansson, secretary general of the conservation group WWF Norway, said authorities should publish a

Yes, tickets may be purchased at the door the night of the Live Oak Public Libraries Foundation Gala.

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Yucatan Swarms

Large swarms of locusts descended on the Mexican state of Yucatan, threatening to devour more than 12,000 acres of vegetation. The Yucatan Social Development Ministry said the insects are encountering optimum conditions for reproduction in remote forested areas, where it is virtually impossible to combat the swarms. Experts fear the locusts could spread into the nearby states of Campeche and Tabasco.

Thousands of buildings were damaged in central China’s Gansu province by a relatively weak earthquake. There were no immediate reports of injuries or fatalities from the magnitude 4.3 tremor, which was felt strongly around the provincial capital of Lanzhou. • A magnitude 6 earthquake caused buildings to crack in southern Kyrgyzstan, but no injuries were reported due to the shaking. • Earth movements were also felt in northeastern Japan, southern Spain, the Aleutian Islands, southern Yukon and neighboring southeastern Alaska and southeastern Oklahoma.

Whooping Recovery

Numbers of the once critically endangered whooping crane have recovered from only about 15 in the 1940s to a record 237 birds seen this year in wintering grounds along the Texas Gulf Coast. Combined with the number of birds raised in captivity for reintroduction to the wild, and those in zoos, the crane population now numbers 518. The birds were nearly wiped out by hunting, loss of grasslands and the draining of wetlands from the late 1800s until the onset of World War II. International conservation efforts during the past few decades have resulted in a steady rise in the number of crane births. Wildlife officials say 45 of North America’s tallest birds were born last year alone. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist Tom Stehn credited the latest increase in births to mild weather at the cranes’ summer nesting grounds in northern Canada’s Wood Buffalo National Park. w

Proceeds from the “Once Upon a Time� Gala benefit public libraries in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties and such special programs as: zThe annual Savannah Children’s Book Festival (left), held in November in Forsyth Park. Nearly 14,000 attended in 2006. The event features children’s book authors, illustrators & storytellers from around the country plus entertainers, arts & crafts, book characters & more! zThe popular Vacation Reading Program (right), which is held each summer. In 2006, more than 10,000 children & teens participated in VRP. More than 350 programs were held in branches. Young people in our three counties read books for a total of 31,190 hours! zThis year, the foundation also paid for the library to link public school reading lists in the three counties directly to the catalog. The result: happy parents, teachers and students!

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No tie? No problem

A decidedly informal chat with Jackie Rabinowitz, chairperson of the Savannah Music Festival’s upcoming gala fundraiser notes that there’s no shortage of local soirees where revelers dress to impress. She feels that by relaxing the sartorial requirements, this fundraiser can stand apart. Rabinowitz dropped by our offices last week to gamely field a handful of (mostly) serious questions and pose with a prop of our choice -- a tie, of course. And the lady ties a perfect Windsor knot.

Jackie, why Trustees Garden? Jackie Rabinowitz: Well, both Charles Morris and his wife Rosalyn are on my committee, and graciously suggested we use their property. We’d outgrown our previous location, so we gladly took them up on their offer! Won’t it be cold?

In Savannah, people love to get dressed up for functions, but sometimes, it’s good to take off that tie. We want people to come, relax, be fed and have fun.

Jackie Rabinowitz: Not necessarily. This is Savannah, after all. We’ll have heaters in there, too. Folks can dress comfortably, and if the evenings are as mild as they’ve been lately, we can leave the sides of the tent up. What’s on the menu?

Jackie Rabinowitz: I’m really excited about this -- Chef Nick Mueller has several courses planned, including a stuffed veal chop with risotto and root vegetables, a salad of field greens with a cheese wedge and citrus compote, and a dessert of lemon tart garnished with a chocolate truffle. I promise no one will go home hungry! At the risk of sounding heretical, aren’t folks around here getting a little sick and tired of Johnny Mercer? Jackie Rabinowitz: No, no, no. We happened to choose Johnny Mercer and Duke Ellington because they’re American masters. But, the Savannah Music Festival does feature wonderful musicians of all types and almost every kind of music imaginable. How many events around here have a twentypiece orchestra for dancing?

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Although opening night of the 2007 Savannah Music Festival is still three months away, organizers are kicking off the year’s events this weekend with several key fundraisers. Friday evening, parties will take place in private homes located downtown, at The Landings, and at the Ford Plantation. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be paired with fine wines, and the vintners themselves will be on hand to meet and mingle with the guests. It’s Saturday night’s activity, though, that has veteran society types and newbies alike buzzing. For the first time ever, the festival’s single largest annual fundraiser is letting its hair down a bit and cuttin’ a rug. Billed as the No-Tie Gala, it combines a live concert of tunes by Johnny Mercer and Duke Ellington, a plated tapas dinner, cocktails, dancing and a live auction. What’s so casual about all of that? First off, it takes place outside under a tent in Trustees Garden, a historic property now owned by Charles Morris (who also owns the very newspaper you hold in your hands). And formal dress isn’t just optional — it’s discouraged! Gala Chair Jackie Rabinowitz realizes that many folks may look forward to this function as another excuse to get dolled up in their finest threads, but she


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Come to a Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop with Chris Proctor. Annie’s Guitars & Drums, your progressive music resource, along with Taylor Guitars, is proud to present a free guitar workshop with national fingerstyle guitar champion and recording artist Chris Proctor. Let Chris Proctor’s 25 years of touring, performing, recording and teaching help get your new year off to a great start. He’ll cover all aspects of fingerstyle. Beginning to advanced. From simple patterns to advanced arrangements. Presented with practical equipment and technique tips for all skill levels. Join us at the Westin Savannah Harbor Resort. Wednesday January 24, at 7 p.m. Admission is free but seating is limited. You must pick up your ticket prior to the workshop. Tickets at Annie’s Guitars & Drums, Inc. 5205A Waters Avenue, Savannah, GA 31404 912.352.1333 www.anniesguitars.com

You know, some places will actually cut off your tie, but I promise we won’t be doing that! Whose idea was it to ditch the formal wear? Jackie Rabinowitz: We were looking for a fundraising niche in this city. We don’t want to just copy what other groups are doing. We thought, why not make it a great big party? In Savannah, people love to get dressed up for functions, but sometimes, it’s good to take off that tie. We want people to come, relax, be fed and have fun. If someone shows up dressed to the nines, will they be denied entry until they remove their tie?

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Jackie Rabinowitz: (laughs) Perhaps I should do that! No, I will invite them in and tell them they look stunning. You know, some places will actually cut off your tie, but I promise we won’t be doing that! Just how far do you think this whole casual dress thing could go in the future? Could we see a summertime beach side event at Tybee with everyone in swimwear, billed as a “No-Pants Gala?”

The perfect way to unwind from the work day. Live Jazz at the Cobblestone Conch House. Jazz on the River with Annie Allman and friends. Wednesday through Saturday. Cobblestone Conch House Restaurant and Bar. 1.99 All Draft Beers. 1.99 Happy Hour Menu at Bar 4-6 pm. 225 W. River St. • Savannah, Ga. 232-5551 • www.cobblestoneconchhouse.com

I think we’ll probably always be wearing clothes at Savannah Music Fest fundraisers. Jackie Rabinowitz: I don’t think so. This is Savannah, after all! (laughs) Plus, once one achieves a certain level of maturity, they’re just not interested in taking their pants off in public. I think we’ll probably always be wearing clothes at Savannah Music Festival fundraisers (laughs). w Saturday’s No-Tie Gala at Trustees Garden begins at 6 pm, and features jazz vocalist Mary Stallings with The Eric Reed Trio and Wycliffe Gordon, plus dancing with The Equinox Jazz Orchestra. For tickets to this ($300), or to Friday’s intimate, private home wine parties ($125) call Jennifer at 234-3378.


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Blues-tinged boogie-woogie and oldtime rock & roll. Sat., 9 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park + Sun., 7 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar

Bottles & Cans

Spirited and improvisational Delta-style electric blues/garage-rock combo. Thurs., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.).

Eric Britt

Solo acoustic set from the guitarist/frontman of regional alt.rockers Hazel Virtue. Fri., 10 pm, Jen’s & Friends.

“Intergalactic Ball IV”

Sci-fi theme party from local host Chris Cook features a live set from dark prog-metal pranksters Sinister Moustache and DJ sets from Analog Kid. Fri., 10 pm, Savannah Down Under Invasion Level 3.

Up-and-coming solo acoustic singer/ songwriter from Atlanta (think Jamie Cullum, Jack Johnson) who’s earned a loyal following at this informal venue. Miranda Rensch opens. Sat., 9 pm, Metro Coffee House - ALL-AGES.

The Roger Moss Quintet

Captivating jazz cabaret combo (standards and oddballs). Thurs., 8 pm & Fri., 9 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park.

The Packway Handle Band

Named the Best Bluegrass Band in Athens, Ga. 4 years in a row, this folk festival favorite offers up a playful and irreverent take on the genre, while still paying tribute to the original gospel and storytelling tradition, and should appeal to hardcore purists as well as jam-grass fans. Fri., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law Irish Pub.

Passafire

Buzzworthy local reggae/rockers that tour often. Sat., 10 pm, Wild Wing Café.

Country, honky-tonk and Southern-fried rock covers. Thurs., 10 pm, Wild Wing Café + Sun., 1 pm, City Market Ctyd.

G.E. Perry & James Gay

Eric Culberson Blues Band

Local blues guitar and mouth harp duo. Fri., 8 pm, The Hyatt.

Fiery Memphis and Chicago-style electric blues, led by an extremely talented guitarist. Tues. (hosts Open Jam Night) - Wed. & Sat., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.

Mary Davis & Co.

Paul Reeves

Modern acoustic Christian pop/rock. Thurs., 8 pm, Tubby’s (Thunderbolt).

Eric Britt

Acoustic rock, pop and soul covers. Thurs., 7 pm, Baja Cantina (The Landings).

Shrimp City Slim

Charleston-based “Coastal Blues” band. Fri., 9 pm, Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

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Special Ed & The Short Bus

Excellent and versatile contemporary electric blues combo. Fri., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.

Fun, instrumental soul-jazz quartet. Fri., 9:30 pm, Luna Lounge @ Il Pasticcio.

Jon Doe

Raucous funk and soul covers. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.).

The Kissers

Southern rock and country covers. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, Red Leg Saloon (formerly Silver Dollar Café, Hwy 204). Slightly disturbing dada-esque Va.based string band that’s one part Beefheart freakout and two parts trad jug-band. Too bad that off-putting name will likely hold them back (pun intended). Sun., 9 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.

Shiloh

Award-winning Wi.-based Celtic punk act (with alt.country overtones) that tours nationwide in one of those vans that runs on old french fry grease. Tues., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law Irish Pub.

Young, hard-touring N.C.-based rock/ punk/metal act. With promising local Christian hard rockers Toward The Son. Thurs., 10 pm, Guitar Bar.

Listen 2 Three

Energetic, raw local roots-rock quartet. Thurs. & Sat., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law Irish Pub + Fri., 8 pm, The Warehouse.

John Mayer-esque laid-back guitar pop. Thurs., 9 pm, Malone’s (River St.).

The Magic Rocks

Eclectic covers trio (rock, country & soul) featuring members of GAM and Hot Pink Interior. Sat., 8 pm, The Warehouse.

The Train Wrecks

ZOSO: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Tribute

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AGAGAG, The Hold

Locally-based hardcore/rock agitators A Gun A Girl A Ghost recently signed to small-but-devoted indie label Hotfoot Records, who reissued their DIY debut EP, and helped get the band in the studio with a known producer for their forthcoming fulllength CD. Some of these cats have been around for a while now, but this is easily the most impressive (and marketable) take on this form that I’ve heard come out of this area in quite a while. Far from run of the mill, these guys seem to be expending some serious effort at forging their own identity in an increasingly sound-alike scene. Pick up on them now, as they seem poised for the kind of attention that will find them rarely off the road long enough for hometown gigs. Gainesville, Fl.’s The Hold’s flagrant disrespect for irony makes their refreshingly familiar brand of melodic boogie/hair metal that much more of a guilty pleasure. Like The Four Horsemen crossed with L.A. Guns, they beat you into submission with a smile on your face. Fri., 10 pm, The Jinx.

Baroness, ASG

The second night of a weekend of hard and brutal rock at this downtown venue features Savannah’s international underground metal legends-in-the-making Baroness (lay-

—get this— instead of playing punk club The Jinx, they’re gracing the tiny stage at an Irish-themed venue which shares their name. Unpredictable, crowd-pleasing local roots-rock combo The Train Wrecks open with a set of barnburners and twangy rave-ups. Advance tix on sale at the bar. Thurs., Jan. 25th, 10 pm, Murphy’s Law Irish Pub.

Will Rast & Friends

Two Man Gentlemen Band ing down syncopated, mind-altering stoner guitar and drum journeys that are as much psychedelic bummers as they are reckless, jazz-influenced sorties into the haunted fortress deep inside Virility Mountain) and N.C.’s Warped Tour veterans ASG. Their early, generic riff-rock did nothing for me, but of late seems to be finding its niche. Fri., 11 pm, The Jinx.

Murphy’s Law

Longtime NYC hardcore legends return to town for another club show, but

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A chance childhood meeting with Savannah bassist Ben Tucker and famed keyboardist Joe Jones inspired this Va. native to turn from classical piano to jazz. Now, at 25, he’s an award-winning musician and composer who’s played major clubs across the U.S. and prestigious festivals in China ( and elsewhere around the world through his gig in R & B star Mya’s road band). As the leader of his own band, he headlines such legendary venues as Tipitina’s, and now he returns to Savannah for a 2-night stand at this new broughton St. listening room and restaurant. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, 10:30 pm, midnight, Kokopelli’s Jazz Club.

Savannah Sinfonietta Chamber Players: “The Age of Enlightenment”

One of the area’s newest classical music collectives presents flutist Lorraine Jones, violinist Ann Cafferty, viola player Yvonne Johnson, and cellist Sarah Schenkman. They’ll perform works by Nielsen, Beethoven, Haydn and Mozart. Tickets start at $10, and can be charged in advance at www.savannahsinfonietta.org, or by calling their info line at 352-337. Sun., 3 pm, Temple Mickve Israel.

Sol Driven Train

This Folly Beach, S.C. groove-pop quintet incorporates playful wordplay and quirky harmonies (a la Phish), sax and trombone into a more traditional organic, song-oriented jam format. A solid road band, they boast a wicked-tight rhythm section and inventive, twisted melodies that stick in your head. They tour incessantly and recently released a kid’s CD. Thurs., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.

Two Man Gentlemen Band

How can you go wrong with an anachronistic, suit-and-tied duo that began busking in NYC’s Central park, and now tours the country opening doors for ladies and passing out thousands of free kazoos so their audience can join in on the show? Their originals reflect the spirit of bygone days, but are piping hot and fresh. They remind me of a cross between Mister Magoo, The Minister of Silly Walks and Brother Theodore — all fine fellows in my book! Sat., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES. w


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Spicy Lemongrass Soup is saturated with fresh herbs and can be served with shrimp, seafood or chicken. It was incredible. Make sure to try Chiriya’s signature Spicy Noodle dish -- it’s sure to wake up your senses. This bold, but not brash, stir fry dish is bright and colorful and bursting with fresh spices. The garlic shrimp is another one of Chiriya’s top entrees in my book. The garlic tastes slowly roasted into Chiriya’s coconut milk, pepper and mixed with abundant straw mushrooms. The result of this concoction is a mild and very savory stir fry for us garlic lovers. Chiriya’s offers many vegetarian dishes. From eggplant, tofu options to noodle dishes, the vegetarian can feel at home trying any of Chiriya’s flavors. And if you want to try some Hawaiian style food, look no further. Even if you’ve never visited Hawaii’s abundant islands, Chiriya’s Hawaiian Fried Rice can transport you. All of the flavors of Hawaii sit on one dish, fresh pineapple, cilantro, bright vegetables, marinated meats, or seafood and a heaping pile of sweet jasmine rice. You just cannot find any better comfort food. With the Ono-licious Pot Pie, you can forget the expensive airfare and sand in your shoes, but still smell the ocean in the distance. The pot pie is filled with scallops, potatoes, calamari, shrimp and a creamy, dreamy, coconut milk. It all comes together in a flaky pastry shell. From soft bright summer rolls, to heart warming Thai curries and bright Hawaiian treats, Chiriya’s has something for every palate. I keep going back thinking I might find something I don’t like. It hasn’t happened yet. I don’t think it will. w Chiriya’s is at 7805 Abercorn St, across from Oglethorpe Mall. Monday-Saturday 11am2:30pm lunch and 5-10pm dinner. On Sundays open from 5pm until 10 pm for dinner. Takeout available. Call 305-0555.


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“She’s performed in different clubs and Do you know where your first museums, including the Pompidou Center Game Boy ended up? in Paris. It’s really cool to get her down here.” Gaming enthusiasts are looking at the To create her music, Bubblyfish uses original Nintendo Game Boy in a surprisolder video game technology, particuing way -- as a musical larly Game Boys. She instrument. Game Boy originally was trained music is just one of the in classical piano, but surprises that will be her pioneering efforts found during Art and in electronic music have Technology Week, which led to her being featured will be held Jan. 23-29 at on MTV’s Overdrive. the Telfair’s Jepson CenBubblyfish will apter for the Arts. pear in concert TuesParticipants in the day, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. in programs include interNeises Auditorium at active video artist Daniel the Jepson Center. She Shiffman, Game Boy will be accompanied musician/composer Bubby Savannah VJs and blyfish, local video artists SCAD professors AlesAlessandro Imperato and sandro Imperato and Jim Gladman, interacJim Gladman. tive sculptors Michael The music is “reHoran and Makiko Saito, ally fun,” according to Savannah-based sound DeLorme. “People will artist Penny Brice, and recognize the sounds at local musician Richardo once,” he says. “The Ochoa. Musician Haeyoung Kim sounds used for video The programs are designed aka Bubblyfish games now are used to focus on technology as it is to make dance music used in art. or music that’s creepy or fun.” “When we opened the Jepson Center last For a sample visit myspace. March, we introduced a new art gallery with com/bubblyfishmusic/. several long-running installations focusing on artists who use new technology in their Children 12 and up will have the work,” says Senior Curator of Education chance to experiment with sound through Harry DeLorme. a workshop with local sound artist Penny Brice on Jan. 25 at 4 p.m. They will learn While young people are guaranteed to how to make and record sound recordings enjoy Art and Technology Week, art buffs and will create CDs of their work. of all ages will be intrigued by the programs The grand finale will be presented Jan. 27 and activities. Daniel Shiffman, who has from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the Technolthree works of video art displayed at the Jepogy and Art EXPO. There will be workshops son, will return to install a new work. and drop-in activities provided by sound, “We were first introduced to his work in video, computer and robotics artists. a show at SCAD,” DeLorme says. “We were “I’m interested in seeing how all the diflooking for a video installation for the Jepferent things come together in this space,” son at that time.” Cain says. “We’ll have a lot of different That proved to be challenging, as the things going on, and we can see what everyspace that houses the Jepson is filled with one responds to. light, but Shiffman’s video art was perfect “We’ll encourage kids to see the artistic for the space. He originally was a mathemaside of technology,” she says. “Kids are altician and while in Savannah, he will meet ready tuned into technology, but they don’t with local students to discuss the language think of it as an artistic medium.” w of computers and the workings of his interactive art. Art and Technology Week will be held Jan. 23-29 at the Telfair’s Jepson Center for the Joining Shiffman for one of the discusArts. All programs are free, thanks to a grant sions will be musician Bubblyfish, or as she from the City of Savannah and additional was born, Haeyoung Kim. “She started in support provided by the Telfair Academy New York as part of the 8-bit music scene,” Guild. To register for the youth workshops, Jepson Technology and Art Gallery Mancall 790-8823. ager Mary Cain says.


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Chris Skeene & Jamie Reynolds -- Their work hangs Jan. 15-Feb. 4 at The Sentient Bean on Park Avenue. Reception 6 p.m. Jan. 20.

quainted with Sabine’s expressive abstracts and collages. Gallery hours 10- 5 Monday and Tuesday, 10- 6 Wednesday thru Saturday. 7303-D Abercorn, 355-5656.

‘Fashion in Print’ -- Jonathan Kyle Farmer and students present this happening Jan. 11-Feb. 1 at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. These Fashion Design students are demonstrating their knowledge of different avenues of fashion in print. Reception: Thursday Jan. 18 , 6-9 p.m., with a live model while the students take turns transforming her garment.

Michele Montalbano@Chroma --Virginiabased artist exhibits a series of interiors she calls “Comfort Zones,” in oil and pencil on board. Chroma Gallery, 31 Barnard Street on Ellis Square. Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10:30AM-5:30PM, closed Mondays.

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‘Love’ -- Painters Donna Dowless, Audrey Phillips and Tiffani Taylor are joined by jewelry artists Meredith Anne Sutton and Ryan Sheehy. Opening Jan. 26 at the Grand Bohemian Gallery at The Mansion on Forsyth. NOLA artist@Alvida -- The Alvida Art Gallery is proud to include as one of its artists in residence, Sabine Smith, who recently left the hurricane ravaged city of New Orleans to relocate to the home of her alma mater. All are invited to come and get ac-

JT Blatty -- Opening of this show of nude photography by Jen Blatty is Saturday, Jan. 13, 7-9 p.m. at Venus de Milo, 38 MLK Blvd. Call 447-0901. ‘Beyond Hestia: Five Women Potters’ -- Ceramics show at Gallery S. P. A. C. E. (Savannah’s Place for Art, Culture and Education) Jan. 5-29 showcases works by five Savannah-based potters -- Lisa Alvarez Bradley, Suzanne Hahn, Gail Hustedde, Irene McCollam and Margie Thompson. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery S.P.A.C.E. is at 9 West Henry Street in Savannah. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Two works from Gallery Espresso’s ‘Fashion in Print’: ‘Flaunt’ at left, and ‘Happiness’ below; the show’s reception happens Thursday from 6-9 p.m. and features a live model whose garment is transformed by participating artists

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‘Now with Kung Fu Grip’ -- Work by Michael Scoggins, Jan. 4–31 at Pinnacle Gallery, 320 East Liberty St. ‘Home is where the Art is’ -- Gouache paintings and sewn paper collages by Darla Elam Jan. 3– Feb. 28 at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, at Hospice House, 1352 Eisenhower Drive. Reception, Thursday, January 11 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Gallery. ‘Upcycle of Waste’ -- M.F.A. candidate Chris Burton presents “Upcycle of Waste,” his furniture design thesis exhibition that features construction and demolition debris made into furniture and furnishings. “Upcycle of Waste” will be on display Jan. 8-19 at Red Kite Studio, 1522 Bull St. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Free and open to the public.

JEA Artist of the Month (January) -- Photography by Michael Weinman will be on display at the Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Jan. 1-31. Jepson Center for the Arts – Exhibits include: Kirk Varnedoe Collection, Dec. 13Feb. 18, includes works by Richard Avedon, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Elizabeth Murray, Robert Raschenberg, Richard Serra, Frank Stella and more. 207 W. York St. Call 790-8800. Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences -- “Andrée Ruellan at 100,” through Jan. 28. The exhibition includes the Telfair’s signature Ruellan work, Savannah, depicting the Barnard Street ramp leading to the river, circa 1942. Also: “Spirit of Mexico: Photographs by Bravo, Levitt, and Perkis” through Jan. 28. This exhibition consists of over 30 black and white photographs examining Mexico’s landscape and people by renowned photographers. 121 Barnard St. Call 790-8800. w Art Patrol is for rotating shows, exhibitions and receptions. Send art info to jim@connectsavannah.com

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Type Directors Club 52nd Traveling Exhibition -- SCAD hosts this event Jan. 8 - Feb. 2 at Poetter Hall, 342 Bull St. Exhibition hours are 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Jan 3-6, and 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., Jan. 8 – Feb. 2. Free and open to the public.


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Dream. With beautiful weather on tap, Monday’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade couldn’t help but be a success. At left is a Johnson High School drummer; at right is a panoramic streetscape of the parade.

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Believe. At right, some young observers in front of the Connors Temple Baptist Church on Gwinnett Street.

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Achieve. Above, Mayor Otis Johnson and Alderwoman at Large Edna Jackson wave to the crowd from the city council float. At right, the Savannah Jazz Orchestra plays at a Jan. 9 performance at the Jewish Educational Alliance, an event highlighting the longtime support of the civil rights movement by Savannah’s Jewish community.


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Let’s make this clear from the start: Pan’s Labyrinth is not one for the kiddies. Mexican writer-director Guillermo del Toro’s R-rated adventure is packed with disturbing images, political subtext and gory interludes. In short, when was the last time a fantasy flick brought to mind Schindler’s List? Young Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) is a young girl of about 11. She’s a fatherless child in 1944 Spain, and her sympathetic though weak-willed mother Carmen (Ariadna Gil) has taken as her new husband an officer in Franco’s army. Captain Vidal (Sergi Lopez) is a terrifying entity, a Fascist who tortures prisoners with the same attention to detail that a philatelist pores over rare stamps. Stationed at a remote farm in rural Spain, where he and his men are attempting to flush out resistance fighters, Vidal orders the pregnant Carmen and Ofelia to join him at this dreary outpost. Ofelia immediately bonds with the captain’s housekeeper (Maribel Verdu) -- who may or may not be a spy for the rebels -- but beyond that, there’s not much for a child to do at military headquarters other than to steer clear of her unfeeling stepfather and wander around. But while investigating her surroundings, Ofelia stumbles upon a hidden world -- a magical place where a faun (Doug Jones) relates a fantastic tale involving Ofelia’s lineage and then sends her off on a series of hazardous quests. The question at the heart of Pan’s Labyrinth -- and one which it steadfastly refuses to answer -- is whether the fantasy world is a physical reality (albeit one able to be seen only by a child, in the best storybook tradition) or whether it exists exclusively in Ofelia’s imagination. It’s perhaps a fair query -- and astute viewers will certainly enjoy perusing the screen for clues -- yet ultimately it doesn’t matter one way or the other. One of the best films of 2006, it’s too important to be marginalized as a genre flick. w

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Will the real Zhang Yimou please stand up? This extraordinary talent was once responsible for such towering features as Ju Dou, To Live and Raise the Red Lantern (the latter still one of the top two or three imports of the past quarter-century), movies that led to his being tagged a world-class moviemaker in a relatively short period of time. These were opulent epics that nevertheless managed to display the heartbeat of personal drama -- humanist tales that were highly critical of government and politics (indeed, Ju Dou was banned outright by the Chinese authorities) and sympathetic toward the plight of ordinary citizens existing under brutal conditions. But that was before fellow helmer Ang Lee scored a massive international hit with Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Since then, Yimou has shifted from people to props, from storylines to stunts. Admittedly, Hero and House of Flying Daggers were both huge critical hits, but honestly, I don’t understand all the fuss: While visually stunning, both maintained a been-there-done-that vibe, and after enduring countless action scenes filled with complex wirework and trick photography, I found myself yearning for the relative simplicity of a Bruce Lee kick to the chest. At least that’s my minority report. Yet even staunch defenders of these recent martial arts opuses might throw their hands up when confronted with Yimou’s latest, the excessive extravaganza Curse of the Golden Flower. It’s based on a play by Yu Cao but seems to have been adapted by Yimou after he sat through a marathon viewing of soap operas. For all its attention to duplicity, incest and murder most foul, it’s less William Shakespeare and more

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wood and Warner Bros. elected to move tion of P.D. James’ book harkens back to the Letters up from February 2007 and place cinema of the early 1970s, when Hollywood it in limited release in order to qualify for was hellbent on churning out nightmarish the Oscars. Initially smacking of misplaced visions of the future in such works as THX egotism, the move proved sound: Letters 1138, Z.P.G., The Omega Man and Soylent From Iwo Jima is far superior to Flags of Our Green (the latter two starring Heston). Yet Fathers, and coming out the gate it manwhereas several of the 70s sci-fiers have ripaged to snag Best Picture accolades from ened like cheese over time, it’s impossible both the Los Angeles Film Critics Assoto envision Children of Men ever reaching ciation and the National Board of Review. similar camp status. Director Alfonso CuaWhereas Flags entirely provided the Yankee ron, building a remarkably diverse filmograpoint of view, Letters gives us the perspecphy (Y Tu Mama Tambien, A Little Princess, tive of the Japanese soldiers who fought even a Harry Potter sequel), is an absolute and, for the most part, died in this bloody master behind the camera, and aided by skirmish. Wisely, Eastwood and scripters spectacular cinematography and set design, Paul Haggis and Iris Yamashita (adapting he creates a future world (the film is set in Tadamichi Kuribayashi’s book, Picture Let2027) that is utterly believable and quite ters From Commander In Chief) frightening, not least stay away from the because it looks so politics of the war in much like our presthe Pacific, choosent-day world. 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But when of-work and adrift actor who finds himself foreigners who were it’s revealed that an visiting a run-down supermarket and depressed into fightimmigrant (Clarecides it is the perfect place to engage in one ing in a war they Hope Ashitey) of his favorite pastimes -- observing human didn’t start or care to somehow finds herbehavior. Sweet and funny, this film brings join, then we must self carrying a child, to light the simple, everyday things in life. likewise apply that it’s up to a working Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Lucas Theatre. $8 at mode of thinking to drone (Clive Owen the door. Call 525-5050. w our own American in a forceful perfortroops, particularly mance) to protect those innocent boys her from the various and girls losing their political factions lives in Bush’s reprehensible Iraq folly. The that would exploit her for their own cynical name actor attached to Letters is the magmeans. The multi-tentacled storyline begs netic Ken Watanabe, who earned a well-defor a mini-series length that would allow for served Oscar nomination for overshadowing a detailed exploration of this society’s clashTom Cruise in The Last Samurai. Here, he ing politics, philosophies and social orders, plays General Kuribayashi (the author of the but armed with only a feature-film running film’s literary source), a sensible leader who time, Cuaron still manages to pack a lot of knows that he and his army are doomed incident into this exciting tale of our world but still does the best he can in an imposas one gargantuan war zone. sible situation. Kuribayashi is presented as Little Children 1/2 a decent man and a compassionate leader A richly textured and profoundly pensive -- unlike many of the other officers, he sees drama that missed making my 10 Best list nothing cowardly in soldiers retreating and by one slot, Little Children finds Todd Field often suggests it over the expected norm of returning to the battlefields of Everytown, honorably committing suicide -- yet the real USA, that marked his startling directorial heart of the story rests with Saigo (Kazunari debut, In the Bedroom. An adaptation of Ninomiya), a baby-faced baker who had to Tom Perrotta’s novel, Little Children offers leave a pregnant wife behind when his gova petri dish dissection of several of the resiernment ordered him to pick up arms and dents of a Massachusetts suburb in which defend the fatherland. most of the adults’ lives are defined by the Children of Men manner in which they relate to the kids who scamper around the margins of both 1/2 their lives and the movie itself. Sarah Pierce No matter how closely I scoured each (Kate Winslet) and Brad Adamson (Patrick scene in Children of Men, I couldn’t find Wilson) are both unhappily married stayCharlton Heston lurking anywhere in the at-homes who engage in an adulterous tryst background. Yet a Heston cameo would scheduled around outings to the pool and have been apropos, given that this adaptathe park with their small fry. First, though,

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As chilly as Nova Scotia in December, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer draws its fire not from its cold-hearted plotline but from director Tom Tykwer’s passion for dressing up this tale with all manner of technical flourishes. Working from Patrick Suskind’s worldwide bestseller, Tykwer (best known for the similarly audacious Run Lola Run) examines the life of a serial killer in 18th century France, a mass murderer with a singular -- and unique -- obsession. JeanBaptiste Grenouille (Ben Whishaw) is an orphaned peasant who possesses the world’s greatest olfactory mechanism, the ability to absorb and analyze each and every scent that exists on this planet. Eventually, JeanBaptiste becomes obsessed with discovering the perfect scent, and so he starts murdering women in the belief that extracting their aroma will help him create this ultimate fragrance. Running overlong at 150 minutes, Perfume stalls during its final stages, culminating in a risible (and too-literal) finale that reminded me (though not in a good way) of similar setups in Shortbus. Yet Tykwer’s startling stylistics tilt the film into the realm of pitch-black satire -- as straightforward drama, this would doubtless be too much of a slog -- and casting Dustin Hoffman and Alan Rickman in choice supporting roles doesn’t hurt, either. Unpleasant yet intriguing, Perfume isn’t exactly a breath of fresh air -- it’s more like having smelling salts applied to one’s cinematic experience.

Notes On a Scandal  Judi Dench is so good at what she does that in recent years, she’s become something of a bore. Aside from her atypical role as an Alzheimer’s victim in Iris -- the one time her character wasn’t in control of everything happening on the screen -- she’s always cast as the no-nonsense matriarch with more brains and gumption than anyone else in the room. Her career’s been in a depressing holding pattern, culminating in an utterly unexceptional performance in 2005’s Mrs. Henderson Presents. Notes On a Scandal doesn’t exactly find her breaking away from

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realizes that she now has a perfect instrument of blackmail at her disposal. Notes On a Scandal is little more than a lurid melodrama -- one that could benefit from some lateinning twists, I might add -- but Dench and Blanchett, slinging around juicy dialogue by scripter Patrick Marber (from Zoe Heller’s book), turn this into something more.

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Perhaps no performer gets lost in translation as much as Spain’s Penelope Cruz. In her American titles to date, she’s proven to be a big fat zero, yet return her to Spanishspeaking fare, and she reveals herself as a warm, witty and accomplished actress. That’s especially evident in Volver, the latest confection from writer-director Pedro Almodovar. So memorable as the troubled nun in Almodovar’s All About My Mother, Cruz is equally up to the task here; she portrays Raimunda, a headstrong woman who has her hands full managing the other females who inhabit her orbit. This would include her teenage daughter Paula (Yohana Cobo), who just killed the stepfather who was trying to rape her; Raimunda’s sister Sole (Lola Duenas), a plain-Jane counterpart who tries to keep up with her glamorous sibling’s whirlwind activities; Agustina (Blanca Portillo), a family friend trying to solve a mystery involving missing parents; and, most perplexing of all, Raimunda and Sole’s mother Irene (Carmen Maura), who keeps popping up to offer advice even though she’s been dead for several years. Almodovar’s in a playful mood here (no other living director works with splashy colors as effectively), yet there’s no mistaking the seriousness with which he takes the movie’s theme of empowerment through sisterhood. Like George Cukor, another filmmaker known for being a “woman’s director,” Almodovar repeatedly draws superlative performances from his actresses, and in Penelope Cruz, he may have found his latest muse.

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Naomi Watts and Edward Norton are the leads in The Painted Veil, and the fact that they’re also credited as two of the film’s producers suggests that this adaptation of the 1925 Somerset Maugham novel might be little more than a vanity project squared. But despite some luminous shots of both attractive stars (filmed by ace cinematographer Stuart Dryburgh of The Piano), this isn’t a parade of beefcake and cheesecake shots; instead, this tale of strangers in a strange land has been fashioned as a poignant love story, with its buried passions forcefully breaking the surface as the film rounds the bend toward its satisfying conclusion. Watts plays Kitty, a socialite who’s rushed into marrying Walter (Norton), a doctor who barely raises her pulse. After the couple move to Shanghai, Kitty has an affair with a fellow foreigner (Liev Schreiber); learning about this deception, Walter drags Kitty along with him to the desolate Chinese countryside, where he’s assigned to keep a cholera outbreak in check. Watts and Norton are so credible portraying spouses who grow to continued on page 30

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loathe the sight of each other that it’s genuinely exciting to watch as they eventually discover the small spark that allows them to build a real marriage out of the heretofore dying embers. There’s some Chinese political intrigue that rears its head every now and then, but Zhang Yimou has nothing to worry about in this department: The focus here is clearly the love story, and on that front, The Painted Veil will keep romantics content at least until Valentine’s Day.

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Anyone who’s seen the trailer knows that the movie has only two things on its mind: 1) Win Will Smith an Oscar and 2) drive up Kleenex profits by unleashing a flood of sobworthy moments. Whether it succeeds in achieving either goal remains to be seen, but 1) Will Smith does indeed turn in a strong performance (though hardly the year’s best) and 2) the picture is skilled enough to generate some genuine pathos to go along with the more calculated melodramatics. This is based on the true story of Chris Gardner, a failed salesman in the 1980s who tries to raise his son (Jaden Christopher Syre Smith) even as he descends further into poverty. The moving and sincere work by Will and his real-life son Jaden (a confidant and relaxed actor) cuts through all pretensions (even the instant happy ending) and allows The Pursuit of Happyness to earn at least some of its tears.

The Good Shepherd

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the Central Intelligence Agency is methodical in its style and intelligent in its execution, which in some circles will translate as dull, slow-moving and impenetrable . Yet patient viewers will find much to appreciate in this chilly yet absorbing drama, which takes the cherished ideal of patriotism and turns it on its head. On the heels of The Departed, Matt Damon delivers another bold performance that seeks no audience empathy -- here, he’s cast as Edward Wilson, whose role as one of the founders of the CIA finds him over the course of several decades having to contend with all manner of Cold War shenanigans, including the presence of a mole within his own agency. Directed with a fine attention to detail by Robert De Niro (who also appears in a key supporting role), The Good Shepherd repeatedly runs the risk of losing viewers with its flashback-laden structure drafted by scripter Eric Roth. But the strength of the film rests in its clear-eyed vision of Edward Wilson, whose fierce devotion to his country in turn strips him of his humanity and reduces him to a suspicious and paranoid cypher.

Dreamgirls 

Jennifer Hudson couldn’t even make it to the top on American Idol -- what could she possibly bring to the big screen? If Dreamgirls is any indication, plenty. Delivering a knockout performance that all but dares the Academy to ignore her for a Best Supporting

Actress nomination, Hudson is a revelation in the role of Effie, the lead singer for the R&B outfit the Dreamettes who’s relegated to backup vocals once savvy yet sleazy manager Curtis Taylor Jr. (Jamie Foxx) decides that the noticeably thinner Deena (Beyonce Knowles) would better help the Supremeslike group hit it big (the third member, wellplayed by Anika Noni Rose, is content to remain in backup mode). On the narrative level, this adaptation of the Broadway smash is only too happy to wallow in its show biz clichés, content to let other ingredients (the music, the acting) carry it along.

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This is the new live-action treatment of E.B. White’s beloved children’s book, but there’s already been a dazzling screen version of this tale. No, I don’t mean the 1973 Hanna-Barbera animated take, best remembered today for Paul Lynde’s appropriately snarky work as Templeton the rat. Instead, I refer to the 1995 feature Babe. As with the book Charlotte’s Web, the movie Babe convinced us that we were witnessing a classic come to life right before our very eyes. This new screen version of Charlotte’s Web is mostly faithful to its source material (though some expected -- and tiresome -- flatulence gags have been added), but because Gary Winick’s direction rarely rises above the level of competent, and because Babe has already perfected the talking-animal feat via its Oscar-winning effects, the end result is pleasant but not much more than that.

Night At the Museum  This film plays with fire by employing the services of three overexposed actors -- Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Robin Williams (only Will Ferrell is missing) -- and potentially allowing them to run rampant through an overstuffed fantasy yarn. Mercifully, Stiller is muted, Williams is similarly restrained, and Wilson... well, Wilson is still annoying (two out of three ain’t bad). Stiller plays Larry Daley, the new night watchman at a museum where the exhibits come to life after the venue closes. The benevolent Teddy Roosevelt (Williams) is helpful, but Larry has his hands full evading Attila the Hun, dealing with a mischievous monkey, and settling squabbles between a miniature cowboy (Wilson) and an equally diminutive Roman commander (Steve Coogan).

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Flush from making gazillions from The Passion of the Christ, Mel Gibson used his clout to create a film that under any other circumstances would have been laughed right out of the studio boardroom: a lengthy, subtitled period epic about the Mayan civilization. For a while, it does offer something fresh. Gibson takes us back in time to the waning period of the Mayan civilization. It turns out that Gibson isn’t interested in educating either us or himself; instead, Apocalypto degenerates into a straightforward action flick. Worse, the switch to pure action also allows Gibson to indulge in his by-now predictable sadism. w


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Activism & Politics AMBUCS

The Virginia School of the Arts will hold auditions on Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. for dancers ages 11-18 at the STUDIO, 2805 Roger Lacey Ave. Please arrive 30 minutes before the audition and bring two photos: first arabesque and a la second; pointe shoes for girls. There is a $25 audition fee. Call Vernoica Moretti Niebuhr at 695-9149.

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

Chatham County Young Democrats

is dedicated to getting young people ages 14 to 39 active in governmental affairs and to encourage their involvement at all levels of the Democratic party. Contact Rahsheim Wright at 604-7319 or chathamcountyyds@ yahoo.com or visit www.georgiayds.org.

Chatham County Young Republicans

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

Coastal Democrats

Contact Maxine Harris at 352-0470 or R1999MHAR@aol.com.. Promoting democracy one pint at a time -- share politics while sharing a pitcher. 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 for location of the meeting.

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.

National Council of Negro Women

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

Planned Parenthood

meets the second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. For info, call Heather Holloway at 352-4052 or heather.holloway@ppfa.org. Volunteers are needed for Planned Parenthood, and will meet the second Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at The Sentient Bean. For information about volunteering, call Megan Burgoyne at 3524052 or megan.burgoyne@ppfa.org.

Savannah Area Republican Women

meet the first Wednesday of every month at the Johnny Harris Restaurant Banquet Room on Victory Drive. The social starts at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is at noon. The cost is $13 at the door. Make reservations by noon on the Monday preceding the meeting by calling 598-1883.

Savannah Branch NAACP

For information, call 233-4161.

Savannah Republican Club

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

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

Skidaway Island Democrats

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

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Benefits 2007 Southside Fire/EMS Calendars

The Southside Fire/EMS have released their 2007 calendar and a first-ever Girls of the SSFD/EMS poster. The calendar sells for $10 and the posters are $5. The money is raised to benefit victims of fires. Last year, the department donated more than $11.400 to the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation. Call 354-1011.

Chapter 1: A Mysterious Evening

The Live Oak Public Libraries Foundation will host a benefit gala Thursday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Bull Street Library. Sherlock Holmes will be there to discuss the details of his cases and engage guests in intellectual jousting, and there will be cocktails, silent and live auctions, a buffet dinner in the stacks, period music and complimentary valet parking. Tickets are $125. Call 6523605 or divinec@liveoakpl.org.

Give for the Gulf

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

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.

Savannah Friends of Music

will host an array of Parties a la Carte, ranging from a Mexican Fiesta to a Scavenger Hunt, to raise money to bring music to Savannah. The first benefit will be an oyster roast and barbecue at the Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens Pavilion on Sunday, Jan. 21 from 4-7 p.m. Call Melissa Emery at 598-1883 for information or reservations.

Sweetheart Dance

The Alee Shrine Center will hold a Sweetheart Dance with the Fantastic Shakers to benefit the Shriners Hospital for Children on Friday, Jan. 19. The doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. The Alee Shrine Center is located at Skidaway Road and Eisenberg Drive. Call Robert at 790-6961 or Michael at 790-6902.

Tybee Turtle Tour

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

Call for Entries American Legion National High School Oratorical Contest

Orations must be based on some phase of the U.S. Constitution and give emphasis to a citizen’s duties and obligations. Entrants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and a high school student. Winners will receive scholarships and prizes in the area contest and will then advance to the department contest. Winners at that level continued on page 32

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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.

View films produced by independent journalists, media activists and organizations the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Presented free of charge by Fear No Arts Media. Visit www.fearnoarts.com for film

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

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League of Women Voters

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will advance to the national contest. Call Jeb Newton at 233-9277 or a local American Legion Post or visit www.legion.org.

Savannah 5 by 5 Art Show

The Red Kite Studio is calling for work of any medium that is 5 inches by 5 inches. All work will be received as a donation to the American Diabetes Association. Blank canvases are available for $5. All entries must be received by Jan. 19 and will be featured Jan. 26 through Feb. 10. An opening party will held Jan. 26 at 5:05 p.m. Call Creative Approach at 234-7991 or contact Joshua Dunbar at joshdunbar@yahoo.com.

Classes & Workshops AARP Senior Drivers Safety Program

Instructors are needed to teach this program in Chatham, Bryan and Effingham counties. For information, call Chuck at 589-1011.

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.

The Art School

Class offerings include children’s art classes, with afterschool art instruction for ages 6 through teens. Ages 6-8 attend one hour a week for $55 per month. Ages 9 through teens attend one and a half hours per week for $70 per month. Tuition includes supplies. Classes also are available for adults and advanced teens 16 and up Mondays 7-9 p.m. and Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. to noon, with students working in the medium of their choice. Weekly figure drawing sessions are held Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $60 for six-week sessions or $15 drop in. Artists bring their own materals. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. The Art School is located at 74 W. Montgomery Cross Rd., No. B-2. Call Lind Hollingsworth at 921-1151 or visit www.TheArtSchool-Sav. com.

Art Studio Sessions

Six-week sessions on Tuesday evenngs or Wednesday mornings are offered at the

Remshart Row Gallery and Studio on West Jones Street. Small groups. Oils, acrylics and pastels. Help and encouragement in creating successful artwork. Prior experience is helpful but not necessary. Tuition is $125. To register, call 234-5737.

Conversational Spanish

Savannah Speech & Hearing Center is offering Baby Sign classes for babies aged 8-14 months and their parents. The cost is $50, which includes materials. To register, call 355-4601.

Davenport House Docent Training

Baby sign classes

Brush with Clay Classes in clay hand-building, open studio, intermediate drawing and painting are offered at CarosArt Studio in Windsor Forest. Very small clases with lots of extra attention by professional artist/clay sculptor Carolyne Graham. Classes are held Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon and Mondays from 6-8 p.m. Inquire about other days. The cost is $100 per six weeks of instruction. Clay supplies are extra. Call 925-5465 to register. Change for the Better Psych-K Workshop Do you have one foot on the accelerator and one on the brake? Put an end to self-sabotage and depression. Start achieving your life’s goals. Release negative, limiting beliefs and replace them with positive, supportive beliefs at the subconscious level to effect positive results in your life. Learn a technique through hands-on practice that you can apply to many areas of your life, for the rest of your life, such as relationships, productivity, prosperity, health, grief and more. Workshops will be held Saturday, Jan. 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 21 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 1-5 p.m. at Unity of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. To register, viist http://home.hiwaay.net/~north/ or call Jeanne Northington, LPC, at 256-7673081 or 205-248-9779. Local contact is Marguerite Berrigan at 247-6484 or visit www.psych-k.com.

Do you want to practice your Spanish? Come to the mesa de espanol the second Thursday and last Friday of the month at 4:30 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. For information, send e-mail to cafecontigo@gmail.com. is conducted every February, July and October. Call 236-8097 or send email to jcredle@savbusiness.net.

Fall Visual Arts Classes

The City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs is now registering students for its fall visual arts classes. Day and evening classes are offered in ceramics, painting, portfolio preparation, jewelry making and stained glass for children, teens and adults. All classes are held at S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St.Call 651-4248 or visit www. savannahga.gov/arts.

Fany’s Spanish/English Institute

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

First Steps parent education program

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

Free Photojournalism Workshops are offered by Morning Star’s Women’s Independence Network. Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7:30 p.m. or Sundays from 2:30-5 p.m. beginning in January at the Jewish Educational Alliance. Advance registration is required. Classes are open to high school seniors, college and postcollege age people and are intended for those with a career interest. Call 9279922 or visit www.morningstararts.org. Free Tax School Earn extra income after taking this course. Flexible schedules, convenient location. The class is free, but there is a small fee for books. Call 352-3862 or visit www.libertytax.com. Gardening Like the Forest

Winged Wisdom and Friends presents a lecture and workshop series with Dave Jacke. A free evening talk, Home-Scale Ecological Food Production, will be presented Thursday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Jewish Educational Alliance. A one-day workshop, Fundamentals of Forest Garden Design will be held Saturday, Jan. 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bamboo Farm. The cost is $100. On Sunday, Jan. 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Remaking Eden: EcoDesign and Spiritual Practice will be presented at the Bamboo Farm. The cost is $75. For information, call 352-2468 or email 2007@WingedWisdomWorkshops.com. 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, 927-3432.

Highest Praise School of the Arts

of Overcoming by Faith is offering vocal, piano and dance classes that are open to anyone from Pre-K to adult. Visit overcomingbyfaith.org or call 927-8601.

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 Thursday, Jan. 18 from 2-3:30 p.m., Characteristics of a Healthy Relationship will be offered.

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the 411|Happenings If you have problems, issues with family members that happen again and again, a technique developed by Byron Katie can provide a framework to solve problems. Workshops that introduce the process of “inquiry,� also known as “The Work,� are offered to the public free of charge and include a 35-minute vidoe presentation The Work of Byron Katie and an individualized sample “Inquiry.� For an appointment, call Ursula Sterling at 598-8233 or send e-mail to sterling@bellsouth.net.

Kicklighter Academy

has immediate openings in its preschool for typically developing children from 6 weeks through 5 years of age. Call 355-7633 to schedule a tour.

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.

Masterpiece Series

Mindfulness and Ordinary Recovery

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

Photo Safari

with photographer Frank Barevich is an ongoing class offered in conjunction with the Savannah Art Association. Take photos in downtown and learn how to compose a photograph and shoot for the best effect. Call 660-6994 or fbrab@comcast.net.

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.

SAT Review

Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Department of Professional and Continuing Education wil offer this course Jan. 22 through Feb. 7 on Mondays and Wednesdays

from 6-8:30 p.m. The fee is $110, which includes a book and CD. Call 927-5322 or visit www.ce.armstrong.edu.

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

Savannah Learning Center Spanish Classes

Be bilingual. The center is located at 7160 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Call 272-4579 or 308-3561. e-mail savannahlatina@yahoo. com or visit www.savannahlatina.com. Free folklore classes also are offered on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Savannah Shakespeare Festival Classes Beginning Sunday, Jan. 27 from 4-6 p.m., a scene study class with an emphasis on this year’s Shakespeare Festival production will be presented. The class is free and open to all local talent. It will be held on Sundays at the STUDIO, 2805B Roger Lacey Ave. Call Mark Niebuhr at 695-9146.

Step Up to a New Career

The city, county, Step Up Savannah’s Povery Reduction Initiative and Savannah Technical College have teamed to up teach area residents skills that will lead to good entry jobs in industries with career ladders, such as construction, office operation, warehouse operation or manufacturing. Informational sessions will be held Jan. 24 from 10 a.m. to noon at St. Mary’s Community Center, 812 W. 36th St.; Jan 25 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at The Armstrong Center; Jan. 30 from 5:307:30 p.m. at the Moses Jackson Community Center, 1410 Richards St.; Jan 31 from 6-8 p.m. at the Garden City Recreation Center, 410 Fifth St. in Garden City; and Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Housing Authority of Savannah Neighborhood Resource Center, 1407 Wheaton Center.

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Science Center. Call 786-5917 or visit www. tybeemsc.org.

What Every Nonprofit Needs to Know About Endowments The Georgia Center for Nonprofits will offer this workshop on Jan. 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the training room of Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. The fee is $55. Call 234-9688 or visit www.gcn.org/ Services/Training/TrainingClasses.aspx.

Clubs & Orgs 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

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

Blackbeard’s Scuba Club

Call Ryan Johnson at 604-5977.

Chihuahua Club of Savannah

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

Civil Air Patrol

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

Clean Coast

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

Coastal Bicycle Touring Club of Savannah

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

Code Pink

is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end the war in Iraq, stop new wars and redirect our resources into healthcare, education and other life-affirming activities. Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Queenies To Go Go, 1611 Habersham St.

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J ANUARY 25, 27 & 28, 2007 F R EE E VENING T AL K : Home-Scale Ecological Food Production Thursday, January 25, 7:00 PM, at Jewish Educational Alliance You can create a backyard ecosystem that grows food but that largely maintains, fertilizes, and renews itself, like a healthy forest! O NE -D AY W ORKSHOPS : Both Workshops: $150 Fundamentals of Forest Garden Design Saturday, January 27, 9-5, $100, at the Bamboo Farm Explore the vision, theory, and practice of ecosystemagriculture using the temperate deciduous fores t as a model for design. This will be intellectually rigorous, interactive, participatory, and fun!

Remaking Eden: EcoDesign and Spiritua l Pra ctice Sunday, January 28, 9-3, $75, at the Bamboo Farm The ultimate goal offorest gardening is not only the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perf ection of new ways of seeing, thinking, and acting in the world.How do we design forest gardens,and how does this affect who we think we are? W hat spiritual lessons arise from the practical applications, and vice versa? For complete information, email 2007@WingedWisdomWor kshops.com. Call 912- 352-2468 to register for the weekend workshops.

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Center for Holistic Hea ling

Contact mimi.thegoddessfactory@gmail. com or visit http://fearnoarts.com.

Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary

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.

Millionaire Women’s Club

Daughters of Destiny

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.

meets the first Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. at American Legion Post 184 in Thunderbolt. Call 786-4508.

will host a membership drive and social entitled Dancing With Prosperity on Jan. 18 from 6-8 p.m. at Judge Realty, 347 Abercorn St. Annual membership dues are $250, which includes eight breakfasts and some social events. Call 233-1169 or email cwc@ clarkcreativedesign.com.

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

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

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.

Howard J. Morrison Jr., chair of the Innovation and Technology Committee of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, will speak at the CEO Lecture Series on Jan. 24 at noon. The cost is $16.95. Call 238-4548 for reservations.

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

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.

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

ESP Enhancement

A bi-weekly group will explore exercises and readings designed to enhance ESP. Offered free of charge. Call 224-2120

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The name stands for Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks are held Sundays (weather permitting). Meet at 4 p.m. at Canine Palace, 618 Abercorn St. (Time changes with the season.) Call 234-3336.

Savannah Browns Backers

This is an official fan club recognized by the Cleveland Browns NFL football team. Meet with Browns fans to watch the football games and support your favorite team Sundays at game time at McDonough’s on the corner of Drayton and McDonough streets. The group holds raffles and trips and is looking into having tailgate parties in the future. Call Kathy Dust at 373-5571 or send e-mail to KMDUST4@hotmail.com or Dave Armstrong at

Savannah Kennel Club

Savannah Area Landlord & Real Estate Investors Association

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

Savannah Area Sacred Harp Singers

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 Avenue. Those who wish to eat before the meeting are encouraged to arrive earlier. 656-2410.

Savannah’s First Pug Playday

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

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 Newcomers Club

meets the second Thursday of the month from 6-8 p.m. Call 232-7731.

The purpose of the club is to bring all snow skiers/boarders in the Lowcountry area together, Membership is $30 for a single and $45 for a family. Call 713-7655 or e-mail SavhSkiClub@bellsouth.net.

Savannah Art Association

Savannah Brewers’ League

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

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

is open to all women who have been in the Savannah area for less than two years. Membership includes a monthly luncheon and program and, in addition, the club hosts a variety of activities, tours and events that will assist you in learning about Savannah and making new friends. Call 351-3171.

Savannah Ski Club

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,

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

will be presented by the Moon River Dancers on Saturday, Jan. 20. The basic lesson starts at 7 p.m. and the social dance from from 8-10:30 p.m. at the Islands Community Center, 160 Whitemarsh Island Rd. The cost is $10 for non-members. Beginners and singles are welcome. Refreshments will be provided. Call 9619960.

Urban Professionals

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671 meets monthly at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. The next meeting will be Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. Call James Crauswell at 927-3356.

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

Conference BlogSavannah

Inspired by events such as BlogOrlando and other conferences around the country, BlogSavannah will offer an Un-Conference on Jan. 25, 26 and 27. For information, visit www.thecreativecoast.org/events/view/350.

Dance Adult Ballet Classes

at Islands Dance Academy, 115 Charlotte Dr, Whitemarsh Island near Publix shopping center. Challenging, rewarding and fun. All levels and body types welcome. $12 per class or $90 for eight classes. Beginner Adult Ballet is held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Intermediate Adult Ballet is held Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:307:30 p.m. Intermediate/Advanced Adult Ballet is held Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thrusdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. A variety of youth classes (ages 3 to teen) are available. Call Sue Braddy at 897-2100.

Adult Jazz and Tap Classes

The Gretchen Greene School of Dance is offering ongoing adult classes. There are two levels, Beginner and Intermediate, which both meet on Wednesdays. The intermediate program is from 6:30-8 p.m. and the beginner program is from 8-9 p.m. Both classes consist of a jazz portion and a tap dance portion. The instructor is Travis Dodd. For information, call 897-4235 or visit ggsod.com.

Argentine Tango Practice and Lesson Learn the dance while having fun Sundays from 1:30-3:30 at the Doris Martine Dance

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Breffni Academy of Irish Dance

has opened a location in Richmond Hill and is accepting students. The academy is located at Life Moves Dance Studio, 10747 Ford Ave. For information, call Michael or Nicola O’Hara at 305-756-8243 or send email to Dance@BreffniAcademy.com. Visit www.IrishDanceClasses.com.

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.

The Savannah Shag Club

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

Shag-Beach Bop-Etc. Savannah

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

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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.

Yoga Loft at Womancare, 800 E. 70th St. Call Lisa at 398-2588.

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.

Summer Dance Intensive

The Virginia School of the Arts will hold auditions on Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. for dancers ages 11-18 at the STUDIO, 2805 Roger Lacey Ave. Please arrive 30 minutes before the audition and bring two photos: first arabesque and a la second; pointe shoes for girls. There is a $25 audition fee. Call Vernoica Moretti Niebuhr at 695-9149.

The Jewish Education Alliance

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

Wheelchair Ballroom Dance

The Moon River Dancers now offer ballroom dance classes for people who are disabled. Classes are held the fourth Saturday of the month from 2-4:30 p.m. at the Delaware Center, 1815 Lincoln St. For information, call Charleen at 308-7307 or send e-mail to cwh0869@yahoo.com.

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

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Student massage is offered at the Savannah School of Massage Therapy, Inc. Cost ranges from $30 to $40 for a one-hour massage and sessions are instructor supervised. Call 355-3011 for an appointment. The school is located at 6413B Waters Ave. www.ssomt. com.

Center for Wellbeing Hatha Yoga

classes 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 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.

Gentle Yoga

Evening classes offered Monday and Wednesday from 5:30-6:45 p.m. and lunch classes Monday from noon to 1 p.m. $12 per evening class, $10 per lunchtime class. $75 for an eight-week session. Classes at The

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

Meditation Class

Savannah Yoga Center is offering a meditation and Pranayama (breathing) class on Saturday mornings from 10-10:45 a.m. from January through March. Led by Amanda Westerfield, the class is free with a suggested donation of $5 per class. All donations will go to Park Place Outreach, formerly Savannah Runaways. Each quarter, SYC will choose a different local charity to donate to. Call Kelley J. Boyd at 441-6653 or visit www.savannahyoga.com.

Nia Movement Classes

are offered at the Center for Holistic Healing at Memorial Health, 300 Bull St. on Mondays and Thursdays from 7:15-8:15 p.m. The cost is $12 for walk-ins or $105 for a 10-class punch card. Call 236-2131 or 350-2467 or visit www.holistic. memorialhealth.com.

Pilates Classes

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

Pregnancy Yoga

A special four-week session will be held before the Thanksgiving holiday on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7:15 p.m. in offices located at 7116 Hodgson Memorial Dr. Pre-natal yoga helps mother-to-be prepare for a more mindful approach to the challenges of pregnancy, labor and delivery. The instructor is Ann Carroll. Cost is $48

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for once a week or $80 for twice a week for the 4-week session. Call 596-0584 or send email to ann@aikyayoga.com.

Savannah Yoga Center is offering a class for teens 13 and up on Thursdays from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. The cost is $13 per class, $11 with a student ID, or an 8, 12 and 20-class card can be purchased for a discounted price. Call Kelley J. Boyd at 441-6653 or visit www. savannahyoga.com.

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Yoga at Memorial Health

The Center for Holistic Healing at Memorial Health, 300 Bull St., offers Gentle Kripalu Yoga on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10-11:15 a.m.; Hatha Yoga on Mondays from 5:45-7 p.m.; Integral Yoga on Wednesdays from 5:45-7 p.m.; Hot Yoga on Fridays from 5:45-7 p.m., Amrit Yoga on Saturdays from 10-11:15 a.m. All classes are $12 for walk-ins, $70 for unlimited monthly classes or $105 for a 10-class punch card. Call 236-2131 or 350-2467 or visit www. holistic.memorialhealth.com. Free Guided Meditation is offered Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. and free Open Meditation is offered Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Yoga For Round Bodies

Explore yoga postures for the fuller figure while experiencing stress relief and the healing power of yoga. Six-week session is $70. Classes at The Yoga Loft at Womancare, 800 E. 70th St. Call Lisa at 398-2588.

Tai Chi Classes

are offered Mondays and Fridays 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.

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Gay & Lesbian First City Network Board Meeting

Meets the first Monday at 6:30 p.m. at FCN’s office, 307 E. Harris St., 2nd floor. 236-CITY or www.firstcitynetwork.org.

Gay AA Meeting

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

Georgia Equality Savannah

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

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meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the FCN office located

at 307 E. Harris St. Everyone is encouraged to attend, for without the GLBT community, there wouldn’t be a need for Pride. Call Patrick Mobley at 224-3238.

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

What Makes A Family

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

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): “When are your cats old enough to learn about Jesus?” asks *The Onion,* America’s finest newspaper. Think about that question for a while, Aries. Then, once you’ve worked yourself up into a riddle-solving frame of mind, move on to these other, more pressing brain-teasers: When will you finally be old enough to figure out what you want to do when you grow up? When will it be the right time to reveal your secret super-powers to the world? How long are you going to wait before you get around to being completely committed to what you were born to do? TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Should we attribute any oracular significance to the fact that hundreds of flowers bloomed on a cherry tree in Brooklyn during the first week of winter? Is it a portentous marvel akin to, say, the births of three white buffalos on a farm in Janesville, Wisconsin? (The odds of a single white buffalo are a million to one.) I don’t know for sure, Taurus, but my meditations do suggest that the Brooklyn miracle is an apt metaphor for a scenario you’ll soon be experiencing: an early ripening of a possibility that you had assumed wouldn’t be ready or available for quite some time. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In 1958 Chinese dictator Mao Zedong declared sparrows to be enemies of the state. Because their diet included farmers’ crops, he said, they were a threat that had to be eliminated. Under his orders, the Chinese people spent 72 consecutive hours scaring the birds with loud noises, preventing them from landing and causing hundreds of thousands to die from exhaustion. An unforeseen consequence arose later, though, when there was a population explosion among the insects that the dead sparrows would have eaten. Plagues of grain-devouring bugs swept the countryside, leading to mass starvation among the human population. The moral of the story, as far as you’re concerned: Learn to tolerate and even love a mild pest that has redeeming qualities and whose influence

keeps away a truly noxious pest. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Let me clarify your situation for you, Cancerian. Up until a short time ago, you’d been wandering through halls of mirrors, metaphorically speaking. Then you spied a hammer on the floor, got seized by a rash impulse, and proceeded to smash a lot of glass--again, metaphorically speaking. That was the first step to finding your way out of the labyrinth. Now you’re ready for the next step: actually escaping. As you head out, I advise you to be careful that you don’t cut yourself on all the shards. Liberation is near enough; there’s no need to rush. Walk calmly and carefully towards the sound of the heartbeat you hear in the distance, metaphorically speaking. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): This would not be a good week for the rapid consumption of a six-pack of Heineken, a pint of Southern Comfort, a quart of tequila, and a double bong load of skunk weed. On the other hand, it would also be a bad time to stay stone-cold sober, play strictly by the rules, and be meticulously devoted to dignity. In other words, Leo, strike a balance between sloppy excess and fastidious perfectionism. In fact, be as slippery as you need to be in order to avoid getting squeezed between two extremes of any kind. The middle path will be safest, smartest, and most stylish. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): I hate greed almost as much as I hate hatred. So I was mistrustful when your inner teacher hinted that I should look in the thesaurus under “acquire” for clues to your major themes in the coming months. There I found words like “amass,” “collect,” “gather,” “secure,” “earn,” and “take possession.” After duly meditating on your astrological aspects, I decided that what your inner teacher was driving at is this: 2007 should be a time of building up your reserves, carving out a more substantial niche, and getting the tools and resources and training that will provide a foundation for your dreams well into the

future. So here’s my question to you: Can you engage in this much acquisition without becoming grasping, predatory, and manipulative? Personally, I’m sure you can. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): To create a pearl, an oyster needs an aggravating parasite inside its shell. It builds layers of calcium carbonate around the invader, gradually fabricating the treasure. How long does it take from the initial provocation to the finished product? Five years for a pearl of average size, and as many as ten years for a big one. I hope that puts into perspective the tenacious work you’re doing on your own master project, Libra. It may seem sometimes as if you’ve been striving to transform your irritant for an eternity, but you’re actually right on schedule. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Employees who work at the Grand Canyon are not supposed to tell visitors that the monumental gorge is over five million years old. Officials are worried that doing so might offend fundamentalist Christians who suffer from the delusion that Noah’s flood created the Grand Canyon a few thousand years ago. Keep this vignette in mind during the coming week, Scorpio. Let it serve as a warning beacon. I suspect that like a non-fundamentalist tourist at the Grand Canyon, you’re going to be fed a line of BS that was designed for people who can’t handle the truth. Either that, or someone will withhold the facts from you out of a concern that you’d be furious to have your assumptions questioned. As an antidote, be extra devoted to learning the real story that’s hidden beneath the official account. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “There is nothing in the world more futile than the attempt to find out how a task should be done when one has not yet decided what the task is.” Philosopher Alexander Meiklejohn said that, and now I’m relaying his advice to you. Please ignore it if you’re having no trouble at all figuring out what you should do next. But if you are the

least bit fuzzy about your future direction, spend some time in the coming days defining the precise nature of your short-term goals. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Your body, mind, soul, and hairdo have at least temporarily slipped into the kind of alignment that makes you a lightning rod for messages from the future. Want to glimpse a vision of the best three things you can accomplish in the coming year? Sit yourself down in a sanctuary, banish every last shred of fear for 15 minutes, and visualize the person you will be on January 20, 2008. Then ask that beautiful character to telepathically communicate his or her rich secrets to you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Your whole life passed before your eyes in a flash, and yet you survived. The veil parted and revealed sights too weird and wonderful to consciously register, changing you in ways that won’t fully sink in for months. Now you may feel as if you’re waking up at 3 p.m. after an all-night binge. You might be so overloaded with uncanny new wisdom that you don’t quite know what practical use to make of it all yet. But have no fear: As your birthday approaches, you’ll begin to understand the teachings you didn’t even know you absorbed. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Due in part to the relentless barrage of disguised brainwashing in the form of ads, news, and entertainment, most people are not themselves an average of 45 percent of the time. You, however, are currently refuting that scary statistic in style. Your percentage of being-true-to-yourself is at an all-time high, and holding steady above the 85 percent mark. Keep up the good work, Pisces. In fact, take advantage of your momentum to push for even greater authenticity. Say exactly what you mean even more. Think your own thoughts even bigger and louder. Exorcise every last one of the celebrities, entertainers, salesmen, and authorities who have demonically possessed you.

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Three new classes will be offered in 2007. Drop-ins are welcome. The new schedule is: Monday, 9-10:30 am Dynamic Flow All Levels w/ Sally; and 6-7:15 pm Yoga Basics w/ Heather. On Tuesday, 6-7:30 pm Dynamic Flow All Levels w/ Brent. On Wednesday, 6-7:30 pm Hot Yoga All Levels w/ Katie. On Thursday, 4:15-5:15 pm Teen Yoga w/ Heather (Ages 13+); and 6-7:15 pm All Levels Flow w/ Kelley. On Friday, 10–11:15 am Dynamic Flow All Levels w/ Sally; and 5:45-7 pm, Mellow Flow Yoga w/ Kate. On Saturday, 10-10:45 am Meditation w/ Amanda (suggested donation is $5. 100% of proceeds go to local charity); and 1112:15 pm All Levels Flow Yoga w/ Kelley. On Sunday, 5-6 pm Community Flow Yoga w/ Amanda (cost is $5). The Savannah Yoga Center is located at 45 E. 40th St. Call Director Kelley Boyd at 441-6653, email kelley@savannahyoga.com or visit www. savannahyoga.com.

and III from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday Level I from 10-11:30 a.m. and Level I and II from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday Power Yoga from 6:307:30 p.m. Friday Level I from 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday Power Yoga from 9-10 a.m. Sunday Vinyasa from 10:30 to noon and Level II and III from 5-6:30 p.m. Private sessions are available. Visit www.thesavannahyogaroom. com or call 898-0361.


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University System of Georgia, with an enrollment of approximately 16,425 students, invites applicants for the following vacancies: Auto Mechanic I (Req. # 1472); Maintenance Worker I ( N i g ht a n d We e k e n d ) ( R e q. #1471); Utility Worker II (Req. #1470); Senior Administrative Secretary (Req. #1469); Cook I SEARCH EXTENDED (Req. # 1453); Carpenter I - SEARCH EXTENDED (Req. #1452). For more information, call the 24-hour Job -Line at (912) 681-0629. Georgia is an open records state. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations, under the ADA, in order to participate in the application process should notify Human Resources, 912-681-5468 or (TDD) 912-681-0791. Georgia Southern is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.

1ST CHOICE Accepting apps. for positions to include: Banquet Servers, Stewards, Bartenders, Set-up Crews, Line cooks, Prep cooks and FT Sous chef, Housemen and Front desk . Call 912-944-4401 or fax 912-944-4403.

Notice Contact lens users. Did you use Bausch & Lomb Renue with moisture loc between November, 2004 and June 1, 2006 and develop and eye infection? You may be entitled to compensation. Attorney Charles Johnson 1-800-535-5727.

BAR FOR SALE: Inventory and fixtures included. $35k and resume lease. Call 912-507-3513.

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Skills/Trade RAIN GUTTER INSTALLERS NEEDED Experience preferred with

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BELLA’S Hiring Experienced Wait Staff. Wine knowledge a must. Great references. Also PM P/T Dish staff & PM Pizza Cook. Email: jshanks12@comcast.net or call 2:30pm-4:30pm MondayFriday 912-354-4005.

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Business Opportunity

Home Based Business Your home can make you healthier and wealthier. Sound far-fetched? It’s possible! And you can make it happen-without renovating, remodeling, or relocating. The tax benefits and freedom are big, too. Get in on 2 explosions- Home Businesses and the inevitable march to Wellness. Full online support. Full training and local support. Be part of a learning and non-threatening environment with quality people. Call 912-484-4000 to schedule an interview

912-233-6000

3 WEST 36Th STREET #2 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, living room, dining room, kitchen, hardwood floors, washer/dryer. $1,600/mo.

Unique 4 bed/ 3 bath home. 4th bdrm. is upstairs bonus with bath and closet. Private yard backs up to protected land that cannot be built on. Quiet southern mornings on the screened in porch that has doors off Master bedroom sitting area and kitchen. Community pool to cool off in. . Call LaTrelle at 658-7777 $227,900 H-4663

813 EaST 37Th STREET (lOWER) 1 BR, 1 BA with claw tub, kitchen with electric stove, living room, stacked washer dryer, shared yard. Off street parking, central heat and air, hardwood floors. $600/mo.

Several homes and townhomes for rent. Effingham County. Prices from $650 to $1550. Short and long term leases. Deposit and credit check required. Section 8 not accepted.

15 E. YORK STREET

Call Susan Jones at ERA Adams-Pevey Realty 826-2550

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Wanted to Buy $ 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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Restaurant & Hotel

614 EaST duffY STREET 2 BR, 2 BA apt. Living room, kitchen, CHA. $875/mo. 305 b WEST paRK avEnuE 1 BR, 1 BA, living room, dining room, area kitchen, central heat and air. Hardwood and ceramic tile floors. Off-street parking, ceiling fans, shared washer/ dryer. $725/mo.



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w w w. C o r a B e t t T h o m a s . c o m “Keep Your Good Credit” You might assume that the fewer credit cards you have, the higher your credit score could be. Because of that assumption, some buyers preparing to apply for a home loan mistakenly cancel one or more credit cards. Why would this be a bad idea?

1217 E. 67TH STREET Restored Midtown Bungalow $154,000. 2 BR, 1 BA complete renovation, including appliances & W/D, wood floors, front porch, back terrace, nice yard on 3 lots. Call Pam Ensley, The Coastal Real Estate Group, LLC 912-507-1006 GEORGETOWN 37 Beaver Run Dr. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, livingroom, dining room, fireplace, eat-in kitchen with new appliances. New paint & carpet, hardwood floors, large covered patio. Ted Akins, Prime Properties. 661-1248 $ 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)

TALAHI ISLAND-7 West Coquena Circle. Lovely 2600 sqft. custom home on large culdesac lot. 3 bedrooms/2.5 bath plus bonus and 2-car garage. Mature landscaping. $379,000. By appointment 912-429-9600.

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It has to do with the ratio of your debt to your available credit. Here’s a simple example: Let’s say that you have four credit cards, each with a $10,000 limit, giving you $40,000 available credit. If you have a total of $20,000 charged to those accounts, you are using 50% of your limit. By canceling one of those cards, you now have $30,000 available credit. That $20,000 in charges now equates to over 66% of your total credit, which represents an adverse effect on the debt-to-credit ratio. You have essentially reduced your credit without reducing your debt, possibly raising a red flag on your mortgage application. By canceling the credit account, you reduce your “wiggle room” and cut your credit score, which could result in the lender demanding a higher interest percentage or offering a smaller loan amount. Real estate agents are not all necessarily loan specialists, but most do work very closely with such individuals. Ask the agent you work with for a recommendation, and get in touch with a lender well in advance of your first showing.

ALL NEW TOWN HOMES Ashley Park Town Homes, close to downtown & parkway. 19 units available.


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2 or 3 bedroom & 2 ½ bath. Private entry & parking. Only $150,000-$175,000. Call Sharon Miller at 912-308-5572 or Tri County GMAC office, 912-351-9735.

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$150,000 as low as $748/month. Call Paul on 912-257-9500.

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Land/Lots for Sale

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Homes for Rent

Apartments for Rent

WHY RENT WHEN YOU CAN BUY?

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$ 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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Townhomes/Condos for Rent

117 LINCOLN STREET Fully furnished, 2BR/1BA, washer/dryer, full kitchen, $2000/month. Contact Alex, 912-220-1700. 305 EAST BOLTON #202 871 sqft, 2BR/1BA, brand new construction. Community pool, off-street parking, upscale finishes & appliances, laundry room, private storage. $1700/month. Contact Alex, 912-220-1700.

Ask About Opportunity for Deep Water Dock Use 5 Rio Road: NEW 3BR, 2BA, home w/wrap-around porch. Near malls, hospitals & downtown. Island Living, Marsh view & Island Breeze, Public boat ramp 1 block away. www.savannahsbest properties.com 112 Inca: Spacious, brick/siding home w/lots of updating, efficiency apt. or mother-in-law suite also on property. www.savannahsbest properties.com 621 Derrick Inn Rd.: Good starter home w/2 bedrooms, 1 bath, large yard. www.savannahsbest properties.com Waterfront Apt.: Furnished 1BR, efficiency apt. on the Forest River. www.savannahsbest properties.com 425 Tibet Avenue: 1-3BR, 2BA Apt. unit across from Largo-Tibet Elementary, near malls & hospitals.

www.savannahsbest properties.com Savannah Real Estate Investments, Inc. 912-921-1000

Room for Rent LARGE VICTORIAN near library. Walk-in closet, fireplace, refrigerator/microwave, phone, cable, internet, w/d utilities, nicely furnished. $140/wk, $504/mo. Seven days. Call 912-231-9464.



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Apartments for Rent $850 1 bedroom apartment. Utilities included, new appliances, cable, parking, friendly! 912-238-6946.

FOR RENT:

Very Nice Carriage House Apts. 2 Available - 1BR/1BA. Ardsley Park area. Great courtyard, all utilities included. Upstairs $750/month. Downstairs $650/month. 912-692-0570. GRAND VICTORIAN, nicely furnished with utilities & cable, 1BR, 2BA, hardwood floors, W&D, no credit OK. $250/week, $900/month, $275/deposit. 912-231-9464.

HISTORIC DISTRICT: Gardens on Jones

Luxurious 2 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath condo. Secure garage p a r k i n g, e l evato r, ce nt ra l courtyard, washer/dryer. Close t o e v e r y t h i n g ! Av a i l a b l e 01/01/07. $1,600/month. No pets. Call Monica at 912-547-0688 or mrama1@hotmail.com. MIDTOWN 2 bedrooms, 1 Bath plus Sunroom. Renovated, central heat/air. $695 monthly. Call 912-429-9600. SPACIOUS ARDSLEY PARK APARTMENT 2/1, approx 1400sqft, sunroom, french doors, built-in

1995 FORD PROBE, runs well, CD p l a y e r. $ 1 5 0 0 O B O. C a l l (813)294-1150. 2004 LEXUS GX470 Factory warranty, 1-owner, 35K miles. Email me at susanbroatch@googlemail.com

LaTrelle Pevey 912-658-7777 912-826-2550 info@adamspevey.com

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

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Estate sized lot in gorgeous gated community. In ground pool with lighted decking and stereo sound is ideal for entertaining. Home has 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, separate Dining Room and a Bonus. Trees frame the front and back yards for privacy. View our Video atwww.VideoHomeGuide.com/145palmettodrive.htm Call LaTrelle for your persona viewing of this lovely home at 658-7777 H-4610, $349,500.

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VW BUG, 1974, Gold Super Beetle. Factor y sunroof, custom wheels. Needs TLC. $1200 OBO. Call 912-210-1406 or 912-355-5230.

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Trucks & Vans 1988 DODGE CARGO VAN, white B-250. 3.2L 350V8 engine. Automatic, air, utility shells. Good utility vehicle, runs good $1200. Call 912-238-3400.

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

bookshelves. $900/month + security deposit. Pet OK w/owner approval & deposit. Contact 912-224-3930.

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Residents enjoy free admission to Old Town Trolley Tours® of Savannah for the entire month of January. Just fill out the form below or print your hometown pass off the internet after you sign up online. Present either form and a valid photo I.D. showing you reside within a 30 mile radius of the Savannah area to receive your FREE TICKETS! Redeem at ANY Old Town Trolley Tours® of Savannah Depot.

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