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Masquers’ Three Cornered Moon continues What: The Masquers conclude their 70th Anniversary season with the very first play performed at Armstrong Junior College in February 1937. When: April 26, 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. Where: AASU Jenkins Theater.Cost: $8. Info: 927-5381 weekdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Films in Forsyth Presents Rear Window

What: A screening of the classic movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock. When: April 26 at 8:30 p.m. Where: Forsyth Park. Cost: Free and open to the public.

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What: Rare titles, history, biography, general nonfiction, local interest, popular fiction and more. Proceeds benefitting the GHS library and archives. When: April 27 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and April 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Hodgson Hall, 501 Whitaker St.

Epworth Players Present The Exact Center of the Universe

What: Epworth Players of Epworth United Methodist Church present a dinner theater production. When: April 27-29. Where: 2201 Bull St. at 38th Street. Cost: Tickets $20 for the dinner and play, except April 29, which will be a post script show with dessert and a beverage. Tickets for that are $12. Info: 232-5658.

SCT’s Raggedy Ann & Andy continues

When: April 27 at 7 p.m. and April 28 and 30 at 3 p.m. Where: Savannah Children’s Theatre. Cost: $7. Info:

2nd Annual Jolly Foundation Fund Raiser

What: Perpetual Groove will perform. Optimus Prime is opening act. When: April 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Historic Roundhouse Railway Museum. Cost: $25 advance, $30 at door or $40 for both nights. Tickets available at the Trustees Theater box office. Info: 525-5050 or

Confederate History Month continues

What: A Confederate flag presentation will be April 27 at noon, followed by a reception at the Green-Meldrim House from 7-9 p.m. A Confederate ball with the band Unreconstructed will be April 28 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Wilmington Island Country Club. Church services will be April 29 at 10 a.m. at Fort Jackson. Confederate Memorial day services will be held April 29 12:30-2 p.m. at Forsyth Park. A memorial will be April 29 at 2:30 p.m. at Laurel Grove Cemetery.

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Films in Forsyth Presents Anastasia

What: The animated family film will be presented. When: April 27 at 8:30 p.m. Where: Forsyth Park. Cost: Free and open to the public.

Saturday, April 28 Congregations in Service

What: This group will host its sixth community service morning. A continental breakfast will be served at First Presbyterian Church, and a free lunch will be served at Wesley Monumental Methodist Church on Calhoun Square. Also, a nursery will be provided at First Presbyterian Church. When: April 28 from 8 a.m. to noon. Cost: Free. Info: Call 354-7615.


What: Learn about archaeologists and the work they do by participating in a variety of hands-on activities. Sponsored by the Coastal Heritage Society. When: April 28 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Where: Battlefield Park, corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Harris Street. Cost: Adults $6 and children $5. Children under 6 will be admitted free.

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What: This bull-riding competition will be hosted by eight-time world champion Don Gay. When: April 27 and 28 at 8 p.m. Where: Civic Center. Cost: Ages 12 and up $17.50 to $30 and ages 2-11 $10-$30. Day of show, prices increase $2. Info: 651-6556 or

Hunter Army Airfield Tour of Homes

What: Ten homes in New Savannah, New Callaway, New Gannem and Wilson Acres will be featured. When: April 29 from 2-5 p.m. Cost: $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Info: 315-3780 or

Concerts on Skidaway

What: The concert, A Festival of Hymns, will include arrangements for brass, hand bells and choral anthems. When: April 29 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway. Cost: A free-will offering will be taken. Info: Call 598-0151. What: Samantha Raheem Thornhill will be the featured spoken world poet. When: April 29 at 8 p.m. Where: Tantra Lounge, 8 E. Broughton St. Cost: $10 donation.

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What: Youth demonstrate their talent. When: April 28 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Where: Beach High School, 3001 Hopkins St.

Savannah Spoken Word Adult Poetry Slam

What: Spoken word artists perform. When: April 28 at 8 p.m. Where: The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. What: A screening of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets. When: April 28 at 8 p.m. Where: Movie shown on the outside of the gym in Memorial Park on Tybee Island. In case of rain, movie shown inside gym. Cost: $5 donation. Children under 3 free.

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Savannah Spoken Word Brunch Lecture

What: A lecture, History of Savannah Spoken Word, will be presented. The guest speaker will be Sista V. When: April 29

What: This family-friendly event will commemorate Israel’s declaration of independence in 1948 and celebrate the 40th anniversary of the uniting of Jerusalem. Singer Shuly Nathan will perform at 2:30 p.m. Free children’s activities and Israeli food,. When: April 29 from noon to 4 p.m. Where: Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Cost: Admission is free. Lunch is $3 per person. Info: 355-5111 or www

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What: Grammy Award-winning violinist will perform bluegrass, jazz and classical music, accompanied by Carole Cook on the viola and Natalie Haas on the cello. When: April 27 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Georgia Southern University’s Performing Arts Center in Statesboro. Cost: $30. Info: 1-866-PAC-ARTS.

What: This open mic is the opening event of the festival. When: April 27 at 8 p.m. Where: Metro Coffee House, 402 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

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What: SCAD’s annual student show for interactive and game design artwork features 3-D modeling, concept art, installation art, Web design, game design and more. When: April 30-May 6 9 a.m-4 p.m. Where: River Club, 3 MLK Jr. Blvd. Cost: Free and open to the public.

Skidaway Spring Science Lecture Series

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The Savannah Sand Gnats What: The Sand Gnats take on the Charleston RiverDogs April 30-May 3, then the Rome Braves May 4-6. When: April 30 and May 1, 3, 4 and 5 at 7:05 p.m., May 2 at 10:35 a.m. and May 6 at 1 p.m.6 Where: Grayson Stadium. Cost: Box seats $9.50, reserved $7.50 and general admission $6. Info: 351-9150.

Tuesday, May 1 May Day Celebration

What: Students from the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System will perform ethnic dances from around the world, including a traditional Maypole dance. When: May 1 at 10 a.m. Where: Calhoun Square. Cost: Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, May 2 Savannah Grays

What: Talley Kirkland compares the relative strengths and weaknesses of brick masonry fortifications at Fort Pulaski and earthworks at Fort McAllister. When: May 2 at 7 p.m. Where: Mulberry Inn, 601 E. Bay St. Cost: Free and open to the public. Info: Park Callahan at 897-7117.

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Endless power, Editor’s Note: In last week’s Lead Story “Atomic Spring,” Kathleen Graham brought us an overview of the resurgence of nuclear power advocacy in Georgia. This week she delves deeper into the economics a move to more nuclear energy would bring the taxpaying public.

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The brutal economics of a move to more nuclear energy


roponents of nuclear power as an energy resource often argue three things in its favor: it’s cost-effective during operations, reliable and clean. “One of the reasons we and many other utilities have gone back to give nuclear energy a strong look is because when you look at the cost of other fuels for generating electricity- when you look at the whole production costs and construction costs- nuclear energy stacks up very competitively,” says Carol Boatright of Georgia Power. “It’s cheaper than gas or coal or any others. The things we are seeing right now indicate that nuclear energy is the most effective, efficient and economic means for meeting the growth and demand that we’re seeing.” Sara Barczak, Safe Energy Director of Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE), disagrees and argues nuclear power is a poor investment. “The economics of this as an investment have been masked for decades,” says Barczak. “Now it’s masked even more because you have old plants that are operating right now and their operational costs are cheaper than a coal plant. But they aren’t thinking about the fact that it cost 12 times what they predicted to build it, and we’re still paying for those investments.” One investment now sits in Burke County, near Waynesboro, Georgia. Final construction costs for the Plant Vogtle Electric Generating Plant and its two nuclear reactors were capped at nearly $8.87 billion, a twelve-fold increase from its initial estimated cost of $660 million. According to Georgia Power’s Carol Boatright, many factors contributed to the unexpected cost increase, including high interest rates at that time and a nuclear accident. “During the period of construction, the incident of Three Mile Island occurred,” explains Boatright, referring to the accidental meltdown in 1979 at the Three Mile Island Generating Station, a commercial nuclear plant near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. “After that incident, there were a lot of changes- re-engineering, regulation changes and reviews- that slowed down the process.”

Two views of Plant Vogtle’s twin cooling towers on the Savannah River

Boatright describes how parts of the plant already built had to be torn down or reconstructed to meet new regulations, and the blueprints were being reworked while construction was ongoing. In addition, Plant Vogtle was originally intended to accommodate four reactor units before it was downsized to two units, mostly due to a decline in growth and financial constraints within the company, according to Boatright. Since the two current reactors came online in 1987 and 1989, ratepayers have paid, and continue to pay back the $8.87 billion used to build the units, resulting in the largest rate hike in Georgia’s history. “It’s still in the rate base, and it’s still an asset our ratepayers are paying on,” says Boatright.

Recently, Southern Company, the operator of Plant Vogtle (Georgia Power is the majority co-owner) applied for an Early Site Permit (ESP), which if approved by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Georgia Public Service Commission, would allow the company 20 years to decide whether or not to build two additional reactors on the site. While an ESP is not a commitment to build anything, the cost of the ESP application ($51 million) and the exhaustive measures taken to secure approval from the necessary commissions says something of Southern Company’s intentions. No final cost estimate for the two reactors has been set, but a $3-4 billion price tag would be in the neighborhood. With respect to unanticipated construction costs and rate hikes, what’s to keep his-

tory from repeating itself in Georgia? “That is why we are in contract negotiations now,” says Boatright. “We want to confirm everything ahead of time as much as possible. We want to have a firm price from the vendors as to how much various materials and the total project itself would cost. The economics are part of the decision on whether we do go forward.” Sara Barczak of SACE maintains government subsidies and incentives make nuclear power seem more attractive as an investment. “If the Energy Policy Act of 2005 didn’t have these subsidies ($13 billion in subsidies allocated to the nuclear industry), I don’t think we’d be seeing this race by these utilities to build these new nuclear plants,” says Barczak. “The more money that they can get for free, so to speak, from taxpayers and ratepayers, the less risk they have and their shareholders like that.” Barczak also argues, rather than sinking large amounts of money into building nuclear reactors, there are better ways to invest that capital. “Let’s just say, let’s give it to them that it’s going to cost $4 billion and they’ll get it online by 2015-2017,” she says. “There’s so much more that you could have done with that same amount of money in terms of energy efficiency.” For the most part, Georgia Public Service Commissioner Stan Wise supports nuclear energy. “To go forward we’ve got to look and see what do we do to promote efficient and reliable production of electricity in our state, not only for our current customers but also for the new Georgians that will move here in the next 20 years,” says Wise, underlining the importance of utility companies to remain healthy and earn a profit as well. “I think we have to do the very best we can and know that fuel diversity, reliability and safe generation for future Georgians is vital. I think the nuclear option has to be one that’s in the mix.” The Public Service Commission (PSC), made up of five elected commissioners, negotiates with utility companies and regulates utility rates on behalf of ratepayers. With respect to electricity, while the goal is to keep electric rates as low as possible and electric generation high, Commissioner Wise argues Georgians shouldn’t expect a free lunch. “I wish I could tell you that all of this could be done at no cost, but that’s the head in the sand approach that I don’t believe this commission can afford to take,” says Wise. “If you go into the hearing room expecting a free lunch, you’re going to walk out with

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Carol Boatright of Georgia Power argues the problems with Yucca are mostly political. “It’s bogged down in politics,” she says. “It’s been called the most expensively studied piece of real estate on earth.” Whether the delays are due to science, politics or both, Commissioner Stan Wise argues it’s not fair on Georgians and other ratepayers who continue to pay the federal government for services it isn’t providing. Even as more money is poured into the Fund, local utility companies and ratepayers

pay for the waste to be stored on-site at their local plants. “We’re already paying for a national waste repository and now our companies have to fund a ‘temporary’ site, which we know good and well won’t be temporary,” says Wise, arguing that the federal government is content to let utility companies handle their own waste in the meantime. Wise, who has visited the Yucca Mountain Repository, insists it must be approved and opened as soon as possible. Continuing to pay for two repository sites is simply not fair to ratepayers, and it’s deceptive on the government’s part. “If you’re not going to finish this, we want our money back, and we’ll refund our ratepayers,” says Wise. “When you’ve opened Yucca Mountain, then we’ll forward you back your money. This continues to be bought and paid for, and we don’t get anything for our money. It’s wrong, and it’s theft on a grand scale.” Since 1982 electricity customers nationwide have paid over $28 billion into the Fund. Out of that total payment, $9.1 billion has been put toward the repository. According to Carol Boatright of Georgia Power, Georgians have paid $616.3 million into the Nuclear Waste Fund. Meanwhile, nuclear facilities like Plant Hatch in Baxley, Georiga have run out of space in their spent fuel pools and have begun storing nuclear waste aboveground in dry-cask storage containers. Plant Vogtle will run out of space in its spent fuel pools in 2014, after which it will move to dry-cask storage. “There’s really no specific length of time we could not store in dry-cask storage,” says Boatright. “If we had to we can continue to store like that.” Both Wise and Boatright are hoping the right amount of political pressure will force the government to shift into a faster gear, and both are encouraged that the DOE is finally getting around to applying for its permit to finish construction of the Yucca Mountain Repository. And the Nuclear Regulatory Commission must still approve the permit. Sara Barczak is worried about another permit closer to home. “Why would you advocate to build new reactors when there’s no end in sight as to what to do with the nuclear waste?” she asks. w To comment, e-mail us at Learn more about the concerns raised by Southern Alliance For Clean Energy at www., or to learn more about Southern Company’s nuclear operations, visit A Public Service Meeting will be May 11 at 9:45 a.m. at the offices of the Georgia Public Service Commission, 244 Washington Street, in Atlanta. Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and other groups will present their case against the construction of 2 new reactors at Plant Vogtle. The public can call the Georgia Public Service Commission at (404) 656-4501 or (800) 282-5813.

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no lunch.” Although he’s a keen supporter of nuclear energy, Commissioner Wise criticizes the federal government’s failure to take ownership of the steadily accumulating nuclear waste stored on-site at commercial plants around the country. No one, not even the federal government, gets a free lunch. “Ratepayers in this state have paid a significant sum of money on their power bills every month to the federal government, the black hole of all black holes, for a nuclear waste repository, always with the expectation that it would be Yucca Mountain,” argues Wise. “We continue to pay into that fund.” In 1982 the federal government established the Nuclear Waste Fund, one of its first steps toward taking ownership of the spent fuel and high-level radioactive waste generated by nuclear reactors around the country. Power plants that use nuclear energy to produce electricity also produce extremely toxic nuclear waste. In the early 1980’s utility companies began paying into the Nuclear Waste Fund with the expectation that the government would eventually remove the waste from their plants and store it elsewhere. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) took charge of designing and developing a permanent repository that could safely store radioactive waste over a long period of time, 10,000- 100,000 years. For several years the DOE studied the suitability of building a permanent repository at different sites around the country, but in 1987 Congress directed the DOE to focus on Yucca Mountain in Nevada, 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas. Since then the Yucca Mountain Repository has faced much opposition and repeated setbacks, and what was supposed to open in 1998 now has a “best-achievable” opening date of 2017, according to the U.S. Department of Energy website. “Yucca Mountain has been both a political and scientific nightmare,” says Sara Barczak of SACE. “It was just a few years ago when the project sort of imploded on itself because scientists working on the project came forward and admitted there was a lot of falsified information. The science is now essentially discredited and billions of dollars have been spent on it.”

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Cracker horses in Gator country F

irst things first: only one more week remains to register your votes in our annual Best of Savannah competition. Once voting closes at midnight April 30, no more entries will be accepted. There’s a print ballot on page 11 for your use, but we encourage you to go online and vote at It’s easier for you, as well as a heck of a lot easier for us to count! Despite all that was going on around Savannah last weekend, including Earth Day, sometimes you’ve just got to get outta town. So my wife and daughter took a road trip to meet up with the south Florida branch of the family at Micanopy, Fla. -- a destination we chose because it’s centrally located between all of us. Just south of Gainesville and the University of Florida, Micanopy is a sleepy old central Florida town of about 700 residents perhaps best known as the home of the Phoenix family of movie fame (River, Joaquin, et al). It also has a link to Savannah of sorts, in that both our city and Micanopy were key stops on naturalist William Bartram’s leg-

beasts in the entirely incongruous setting of central Florida. (I took photos of them as well, but they’re so far away they just look like brown spots on the horizon.)

A shot of Paynes Prairie’s wild horses, from about a quarter mile away with digital zoom. The herd’s white mare is second from right, trailed by her newest foal.

endary trek across the southeast in the late 1700s. The best thing about Micanopy is its proximity to the unique Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park (apparently spelled without the apostrophe), a huge swath of open grassland east of Highway 441. Technically a freshwater marsh, the Prairie supports an excellent network of hiking and biking trails with surprisingly hilly topography, considering Florida’s general flatness. The diversity of wildlife in the Prairie is stunning, and the preserve is well-known to birders worldwide. But the marquee fauna are undoubtedly the herd of wild “cracker” horses we were lucky enough to encounter.

Direct descendents of the original horses introduced to Florida by the Spanish, the wild cracker horses (“cracker” in this case referring to the whips of Spanish cowboys) became nearly extinct by the middle of this century. But in 1985, a herd was introduced to Paynes Prairie, and they roam the preserve completely wild to this day. We also saw, from a great distance, the resident buffalo herd of Paynes Prairie, which I understand is an even rarer sight than the horses. I developed a fondness for buffalo -- both the living as well as the hamburger form, I admit -- on a trip to Colorado a few years back, and it was a thrill to see a large, wild herd of the loveable, lumbering

Okay, enough for the travelogue. This week’s Lead Story features the second in a series by Kathleen Graham -- who’s becoming a formidable environmental writer -- on the nuclear power industry in the southeast and its chance for a resurgence in the wake of concern over climate change and the increase in the price of oil. One event around town we’re especially fond of is the annual Spoken Word Festival, courtesy of Clinton Powell and company. Connect Savannah took notice of the local spoken word phenomenon long before other local media, so we do feel somewhat protective of the scene and its highly talented participants. While I’ll miss Clinton’s old partner in poetic crime, RenaZance, who’s moved to Philadelphia, I’m convinced Clinton -who’s also directing the city’s upcoming production of A Raisin in the Sun beginning May 4 -- can hold down the fort in his absence. Read Linda Sickler’s overview of the Spoken Word Festival on page 33. w

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Northern Africa. My home town of Bristol was very acEditor, tive in the slave trade, and for that matter so It’s obvious that people have a problem were many others. However, isn’t it time to with the American Apparel ads, and I would move on? The Irish were slaves, the Chinese like to say that I love them. I think they’re were slaves as were many other nationaligreat, and I love that Connect is the kind of ties, and each paid a price in coming to the paper that would run them. Americas. Do people complain about the strip club In the article Mr. Shabazz states that he ads? Or the “call hot babes now” ads? Or is supports reparations and a separate black it just because the American Apparel ads are state. I would direct him to read about the on the inside cover that people are so upset? founding of the Country of Liberia in 1823 Anyway, the people complaining should when the United States not only offered ignore the ad. American Apparel is not marapologies to all those surviving black slaves, keting to you or your babies; they are marthey purchased what is now Liberia and ofketing to people like me: attractive, young fered to transport and provide for those and perfectly able to fit into skin-tight, prowho wanted to return to their homeland vocative basics. There are lots of us. and live in Liberia. Many accepted “None of us got the gist”: this offer. of course not! You’re old I’m sure Mr. Shabazz’ anpeople in an office. It is cestors had this opportunity. not exploitive or offenitor: ers to the Edints letters from across tt Le I must assume they turned sive to their target aunnah pr ter does not Connect Sava this offer down. Perhaps s. Printing a let ea id of in m dience. op tru e the spec ment of th ply our endorse edited for they, like many other immibe But on beay necessarily im m rs tte therein. Le grants, be they forced, inions expressed half of them, I y. space and clarit dentured or voluntary saw tsa ec nn co s@ would like to E-mail: letter 32 the potential this country 7, say thanks for ite Su Fax: 912.231.99 ., ctory Dr ail: 1800 E. Vi m l had to offer and elected to ai 4 Sn 3140 the complaints. Savannah, GA stay to take advantage of it. American Apparel On a personal note: I never and the CEO are espeexperienced racism until I came to the cially famous for controversy; United States. England has a very large keep up the buzz. And those comments Black community, partly because at some really just voice your personal insecurities point in the history of the world England about not being hip, young or uninhibitowned most of it. edly sexy. We too made slaves of those who lived in Don’t cave to prudes, Connect - stay hip, these conqured countries, just like every nayoung and uninhibitedly sexy! (Because you tion that has walked this planet. It was simcan be those things and be sophisticated, inply taken as that was then, this is now. telligent and informed as well.) We all need to move forward with ourKristen Leigh Turner selves. We cannot change our history, we can learn from it though. It is this point which I believe Mr. Muhammad was makMove on from racial issues ing. Editor, However, I found in Europe and many Re: “Pride or Prejudice” by Stephen others parts of the world all of these burdens Sacco: Very interesting article and perhave been set aside and the different ethnic spective of both Mr. Shabazz and Mr. groups are all working and accepting of each Muhammad. other to reach a common goal. I emigrated to this country in 1975 from I find that only in America is this not England and can assure Mr. Shabazz and the case at all. The Afro-American, African Mr. Muhammad that I am not Jewish. To take the position that all Caucasians from continued on page 10 Europe are Jewish is ignorant, not racist. I do know a little bit about American history and England’s for that matter. Since The England was one of the major exporters of slaves to the Americas, as was Spain, France, Portugal, Holland and many other seafarat Central Animal Hospital ing nations including those of the Americas themselves. Many of these slaves were taken, as they had been for centuries before the white man arrived on the scene by neighboring tribes, who would use the slaves to do the menial work around their village and to bring new blood into their own tribes by taking the • All natural food and treats for women of other tribes to be their wives. cats, dogs and birds • Handmade gifts and artwork for When the opportunity arose to sell these animal lovers slaves as cheap labor to the sea captains the • Unique animal supplies and toys practice of raiding tribal villages and takIn The Starland District ing men, women and children to sale them 2417 Bull St. for profit greatly increased. This practice Savannah, GA 31401 continues to this very day in many parts of 912.234.4772

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American or simply American is still trying to find his or her identity and when presented with obstacles many simply give up and blame others for their failures. I hope this is taken in the manner it is presented and not out of context. I have many friends of color (for want of a better word), some have struggled others have succeeded. I treat them with the same respect I would expect, which is all I ask of anyone. P. Peacock

So basically we’re screwed Editor, It is unlikely that mankind will significantly cut their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the short term. A growing and developing population is likely to increase their GHG emissions (expected to double by mid-century), not so severely cut them so fast as to avoid runaway global warming. Nature now soaks up about half of mankind’s CO2 emissions, but that is expected to reduce 30 percent by 2030. Furthermore, as the world heats up, carbon sinks will become carbon emitters. In other words, whatever reasonable cuts we can expect mankind to make in their GHG emissions, they will be overwhelmed by nature. In particular is melting methane hydrate. Incredibly, hydrate contains twice the carbon of all fossil fuel, and whereas fos-

sil fuel needs to be burned to emit GHG, hydrate needs only to melt. Briefly, carbon in the soil is “eaten” by microbes, and in the absence of oxygen the microbes emit methane (CH4). Some of that methane gets trapped in ice called hydrate. There is about 400 billion tons of methane trapped in permafrost hydrate (20 percent of the land on earth is permafrost). 50 percent of the surface permafrost is expected to melt by 2050, and over 90 percent by 2100. A release of less than 30 billion tons of methane would be like doubling the CO2 in the air. Worse, there is an estimated 10,000 billion tons of methane hydrate under the ocean. Substantial quantities of this has melted before with catastrophic results (55 million years ago-the PETM ushered in the Age of Mammals, and 250 million years agothe “Great Dying” killed most life on earth). In other words, the carbon cycle has been upset before (possibly by volcanic eruptions), causing a chain reaction. Mankind’s GHG emissions are over 30 times stronger a trigger than past severe runaway global warming events. This means the chain reaction will happen sooner, unfold faster, and therefore be much, much more severe. And some suggest adaptation? To summarize, the mitigation strat-

egy of human GHG emission cuts is implausible, because soon runaway global warming makes them too little, too late. Furthermore, past runaway global warming events make adaptation implausible, because the climate change is too severe. Therefore, the only solution is to remove the CO2 from the air after it has been emitted. Nature already does this but we are overwhelming her ability to cope. I suggest improving nature’s ability to absorb CO2 with genetic engineering (perhaps seeding a genetically modified organism into the ocean). Brad Arnold

New film critic needed

Editor, As a student in my third quarter at the Savannah College of Art and Design, I would like to say thank you for supplying an entertaining and informative publication that is quite easy on the old wallet. I have my tradition: once a week, I eat Chinese and read Connect Savannah. I thought I wouldn’t find a replacement for the wonderful (and strangely similar) paper I read back home in Texas, but you have more than fit the bill. However, this is actually a letter of complaint. A complaint I’ve been biting my tongue over for quite some time. You desperately need a new film critic.

The first time I read Matt Brunson’s reviews, I thought there was some sort of fluke. How could a man employed as a film critic not get films? Today, I read his review of Grindhouse and decided that I couldn’t let Mr. Brunson get away with trashing most of this spectacular movie. He attacks Tarantino’s half for being dialogue driven and not true “to the style” of grindhouse movies while he praises Rodriguez’s half. Anyone with a slight knowledge of the time would realize that Tarantino’s is far more accurate to the “style.” Exploitation filmmaking is usually a lot of pointless and boring dialogue separated by the little action the producers could afford (thankfully, Tarantino staves off the boredom by delivering yet another killer script filled with killer dialogue). Rodriguez’s film is what Rodriguez does best: slight, cheesy and fun, but certainly not better than Tarantino’s work. Rodriguez’s is an affectionate parody... Tarantino’s is the real deal. While I will certainly continue to read your paper, I will boycott the reviews of Mr. Brunson. Is this childish? Pointless? Yeah. Completely. Making statements, though, is a blast. Jacob Hall

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complete family tree, disrupted as it was by Hitler. Apparently, the lineage starts in Pinsk, Poland, in 1856, with our greatgrandparents Shmuel and Freda Begin, then moves to Dovid-Horodok, which has now become Belarus. All very interesting. So is reconnecting with my Fishman cousins, especially now that an age difference of eight or 10 years doesn’t matter, especially since whatever went on between our parents or grandparents is old news, dead news. We look alike (kind of). We share the same politics (as far as I can tell). In a restaurant, we all turn around when a maitre d’ announces our name. At a seder table, when my cousin Steve (whom I remember as Stevie) calls on someone to read from the Haggadah, I am still amazed at being with so many people with my last name. In a court of law, we’d have to be considered blood relatives. But is that family? On an every day existence, is that who sustains us, supports us, sticks up for us, covers for us, checks up on us? Is that who laughs at our bad jokes, feeds us hashed brown potatoes and blueberry cobbler, brings over lunch without being asked, drops off shiitake mushrooms and a cantaloup out of the blue, lends us a book we might like, takes care of our dogs when we go out of town, tells us about the latest vitamin, takes us to the hospital when we break an ankle? What about the family of people who share plants or books or morning coffee or fights over dog parks or even the same real estate on the same block for however long a time? Some of you may remember the hippydippy notion that says we all choose our birth families. There’s a reason we have a difficult mother, a reason we have an intransigent father. They’re there to teach us something, to help us work through something. I always had trouble with that theory. So while I’m happy to be reconnecting with my first-cousins and touched that so many of our relatives are buried so close together and dedicated to do what I can for my cousin Beth to fill in gaps in the family tree, I’m pretty sure I know who my day-today family members are. That said, I really don’t foresee joining any Bible study groups. But who knows? Family is where you can find it. w To comment e-mail us at

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he last time I visited my mother in Detroit -- half to check on her, half to attend a Passover seder with some newly discovered cousins on my father’s side -- the nurse who dispenses pills to the residents (I call her the medicine woman) approached quickly, pulled me aside. With half a smile and a great sense of humor, she said in her native Irish brogue, “Jane, I have to warn you. Your mother has started going to Bible class.” Turns out one of the other residents has a daughter who wants to make sure everyone, no matter their age or circumstance, has a chance to study the Bible. I didn’t ask which testament they were studying, the old or the new. “I tried to tell her your mum is Jewish, but she insisted,” the nurse explained. It did not hurt my feelings. If my mother, who likes to be social but can’t hear squat or remember much else, wants to sit around with some other people talking about the Bible - or at least watching their lips move about the Bible - that’s fine with me, whatever the circumstance. If I couldn’t take her to the seder - the night would be much too long and boisterous and confusing for her - and she was able to cobble together another assembly of sorts for the night, that’s fine with me, too. But it did start me thinking about family and what the whole thing means anyway. Like many merged households, we tended to socialize and celebrate with my mother’s side of the equation, rarely seeing my father’s brood. I didn’t know why at the time. I was a child. I didn’t have a vote. No one asked for my opinion. And I don’t know why now. Most of the principals are either deceased, disinterested, pleading the Fifth or misinformed. Not that that stops them from having opinions or theories, a few of which have morphed into urban legends. “It’s because your parents got divorced when you were a kid, right?” asked Beth, my first cousin and seder partner to the left who just moved from Israel to Rumania. “That’s why we never saw you growing up.” Wrong. My parents stayed married, rightly or wrongly, for 30 years. I was in college when they got divorced. Anxious to piece together the history of the family, Beth has met up with a distant cousin who is putting together a more

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| Free Speech by Gordon Livingston

Lessons unlearned Shootings like the one at Virgina Tech won’t stop until we answer some hard questions


t was a scene familiar to bereaved parents everywhere: the shock, the anger, the bottomless grief, the vain wish that the universe, just this once, would turn back time to give us a do-over with a different outcome. The tragedy was universal: children were dead, allowing all of us a glimpse of the randomness and indifference of a universe that routinely crushes our fondest dreams and dearest loves. The avalanche of media attention, drawn by the sheer numbers of the dead, forced those directly involved to wonder if this would be the defining moment of their lives. Would they ever be known for anything else, or would they be forever trapped by this day that their child, or sibling, or friend was struck down? In a desperate attempt to learn something from this apparently meaningless act of violence the questions began: Should the authorities have acted more quickly to shut down the campus after the first murders? Could the dangerousness of the shooter have been reasonably anticipated and action taken to treat or restrain him? Why do these school shootings keep happening and what does it say about us as a people? Are we helpless in the face of the unpredictability that exists at the outer limits of human behavior? The identity and characteristics of the shooter put him squarely within the profile of previous attackers: an angry outcast, preoccupied with thoughts of violence against those whom he saw as bullying, victimizing, or ignoring him. A history of mental illness and paranoid thoughts was also familiar. His leaving a testament of grievances blaming others for what he was about to do

completed the depressingly familiar picture of a person on the verge of an explosive act of violence. Will we learn more about him that will add to our understanding of his motives? Doubtful. In our efforts to imagine how we might prevent or mitigate such catastrophes we have to confront the reality that mass shootings are overwhelmingly an American phenomenon. They have occurred elsewhere, notably in Montreal; Dunblaine, Scotland; Korea. But in other countries these events stand out for their uniqueness, whereas the FBI recently profiled 41 school shooters (now 42) in this country. As in all categories of gun violence, we lead the world. It is getting harder to argue that these numbers are unrelated to the long American love affair with the gun. We live in a place where practically anyone, like Cho Seunghui for example, as long as they do not have a criminal record or recent psychiatric hospitalization, can legally, as he did, purchase the firearm of their choice. That it is dangerous to live in a society with more guns than people appears obvious. The fact that we are still debating it and that there are people who say we need more guns in private hands to protect ourselves highlights the self-destructive absurdity of the conversation. The NRA would doubtless be ecstatic if a decision were made to issue handguns to all entering students along with laptops. A second issue that we are apparently forbidden to talk about is the apparent passivity of the police who respond to these situations. Just as at Columbine, we were

treated at Virginia Tech to images of police officers crouched behind cars and trees while in the background we could hear shots from inside the building. What were these first-responders waiting for? Apparently for some order to enter. When they finally did, of course, the shooting has stopped and the gunman was dead by his own hand. Where is the initiative shown by officers in 1966 who confronted and killed Charles Whitman at the Texas Tower, preventing further loss of life? How about this as an instruction to police officers confronted with the sounds of unarmed people being massacred: DON’T WAIT FOR ORDERS. ENTER THE BUILDING AND ENGAGE THE SHOOTER. Sure it is dangerous, but we would all be spared the image of cops with automatic weapons and bulletproof vests waiting outside while a slaughter is in progress. If our response to past shootings is any indication, we will, as a society, move on from this one without visible signs of change. After a series of mass killings in Australia - the last being the 1996 massacre

of 35 people in Port Arthur -- tighter gun laws were passed. Rates of homicide and armed robbery have since fallen. Does anyone think this is likely to happen here? Do we believe that our politicians are likely to confront the lobby that insists that unrestricted access to guns is a sacred constitutional right, no matter the cost in blood? Doubtful. And what of the families of these dead students? Can any of us who have not been similarly touched by the unbearable loss of a child imagine the lifetime of grief that they must now endure? Perhaps it is more than a coincidence the body count at Virginia Tech was roughly the same as the cost in American lives of one week in Iraq, a price that we also appear prepared to endure indefinitely. w Gordon Livingston is a West Point graduate who served as an Army doctor in Vietnam. He is now a psychiatrist in Maryland. His latest book is “Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart: Thirty True Things You Need to Know Now.” To comment, e-mail us at

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A pair of recent local events helped area literacy. At right, librarian Christina Teasley reads to a child on the storytelling stage at Savannah Tech’s Liberty Campus ‘Celebration of the Young Child’ event. Below, First Book-Savannah/ Chatham County celebrated its fifth anniversary by giving away books to children in the after school program at St. Pius X Family Resource Center.

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riginally from the west coast, longtime This Old House host Steve Thomas has over the years found himself drawn to the more rooted nature of the east coast. “I come from California, where the past is erased on a continual basis,” he told the crowd at his Georgia Historical Societysponsored appearance last week at the Lucas Theatre. “A real sense of place can’t exist unless you have two things: a notion of history, and a stage -- the buildings, streets and squares.” This wasn’t Thomas’s first time in Savannah -- in the mid’90s he brought the TOH crew down to restore the Monterey Square home of Mills Fleming. Thomas was back recently to shoot a segment entitled “Sherman’s Total War Tactics” for his new History Channel series Save Our History. “I have to say your city is looking even more beautiful now. Some blocks are still a little scruffy, but most of them have been scrubbed up,” he said. “When we were shooting here in November, I walked down a street downtown at night and just rejoiced at the beauty. Savannah feels very European -- you feel a warm breeze, and there’s a real interface between the preserved built environment and these stories that are still alive.” Thomas’s appearance comprised three parts: a speech, a screening of several clips from upcoming Save Our History shows and a Q&A session. The clip involving Savannah centered on what Thomas called “one of the most morally questionable events” in the Civil War, when Union General Jefferson Davis (yes, the same name as the Confederate president) crossed Ebenezer Creek in Effingham County in hot pursuit of Confederates. Davis ordered a Union pontoon bridge destroyed after they crossed -- thus abandoning about 1000 escaped slaves who had attached themselves to the Union column for protection. Many of the slaves attempted to follow the Union troops by swimming across the creek, but because few knew how to swim, hundreds drowned. In the segment, Thomas teams up with Effingham resident Donny Hodges and Georgia Historical Society President Todd Groce, who thinks he’s found the exact spot where the Union column crossed Ebenezer jim morekis

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Steve Thomas at the Lucas

Creek that day in December 1864. The episode is tentatively set to debut during the traditionally low-viewership period of this Labor Day weekend (a decision Thomas disagreed with, joking about the “rocket scientist” schedulers at the History Channel). Thomas’s central message of the evening, both in his speech and in the Q&A, was the importance of stewardship. Interestingly and perhaps unexpectedly, he tied that idea in not only with historic preservation but environmental conservation as well. “People are rediscovering stewardship and its importance. The primary job the planet faces right now is climate change, overfishing and invasive species.” Before hosting TOH for 14 years, Thomas was a world-class yachtsman and ocean navigator -- experience he says gave him a unique perspective on the planet as a whole. “During all my years as a sailor I’ve seen the Arctic warm up. I’ve seen the oceans depopulated and filled with junk.” During the Q&A, Thomas addressed more local issues of stewardship. Answering a question about how best to protect Savannah’s unique history, he counseled that “the key is comprehensive zoning and a strong historic commission.” Seeing a case-by-case basis as the best approach, he likened historic preservation at the local level as “trench warfare.” “There’s no set of rules -- it requires a supple group effort.” w

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‘Take the bull by the horns’ Annual Parkinson’s in the Park rally is May 3-5


all you want to do is sit in the corner and cry. But you gotta take the bull by the horns. So I said, ‘What can I do to fight this?’” While working out in a gym, Zaun spoke to a doctor who said, “Maybe you can exercise this into remission -- who knows?” Zaun says a regular regimen of vigorous physical activity -- along with medicine -has improved her symptoms. It’s perhaps her main message at the dozen or so Parkinson’s events a year she attends. “I was in Washington last year giving a speech about my story. When I got done with the speech I was talking to people, and there was this girl just sitting there,” Zaun recalls. “I came up to her and she asked what she could do to fight this disease. I told her don’t just take your drug cocktail and stay stationary in a recliner. You’ve got to take one step today and 20 tomorrow.” Not long afterward, the young woman e-mailed Zaun, saying she had gotten a personal trainer. “Turns out that not only did that girl enter the New York Marathon, she finished it,” Zaun says. Exercise and physical therapy is key in overcoming Parkinson’s, but research is vital as well, explains James Trussell, founder of the Northwest Georgia Parkinson Disease

Association. Trussell will talk about the good news coming out of clinical trials, involving a potential one-a-day pill to fight the disease, and new developments involving retinal cell implantation. “They’ve had very good success on a smaller scale,” he says. “A friend of mine was one of the first people in the country to have that done, and she saw a fifty percent reduction in symptoms almost immediately.” Trussell says the other part of his message will involve spurring politicians to action. “There’s a lot with stem cell research initiatives going on. We’re happy with the bills passed by the Senate and the House,” Trussell says. “One thing we’re urging is for people to contact the president and ask him not to veto the bills.” Trussell says his organization is also working with state legislators to bring about a state registry of Parkinson’s disease sufferers. “It’s important to get an accurate count of people with Parkinson’s and people with related syndromes. You have to have numbers, so you can go to the governor and say now, let’s have some funding,” he says. w

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Thurs. May 3 -- Shot Gun Scramble, Sapelo Hammock Golf Club, 9 a.m. start. Call Joann Wilt at 912-312-2479 Fri. May 4 -- Parkinson’s Workshop 9 a.m.-4 p.m. presented By The Muhammad Ali Center. Holiday Inn Express banquet room, Hwy 21, Port Wentworth. Free; registration required. Call 912-655-9426. Sat. May 5 -- Butterfly release to honor memory of those touched by Parkinson’s, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., R.B. Baker Lake, Springfield. Guest Speaker Cherie Zaun. Performance by tenor Roger Geronimo. Free. Donations appreciated. Info: 912-655-9426.

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s the world has seen with Muhammad Ali, Parkinson’s disease can strike people in peak physical condition as easily as it can anyone else. Another renowned athlete -- from a family of athletes, in fact -- is coming to the area May 5 to give support to local Parkinson’s sufferers. Cherie Zaun is a former pro golfer with an impressive sports pedigree. Older brother Rick Dempsey was the MVP in the Baltimore Orioles’ 1983 World Series win. Her younger brother Pat Dempsey played 11 years in the majors. Her son Gregg Zaun played on the Florida Marlins World Serieswinning team in 1997 and is now catcher for the Toronto Blue Jays. Diagnosed four years ago, Zaun will speak Saturday, May 5, during the Parkinson’s in the Park rally in Springfield, also putting on a benefit putting clinic. “When I first got diagnosed, it was devastating. I got on the internet to see what I had, and the more I read the more frightened I got. It got so overwhelming,” Zaun tells us. After that initial phase of depression -“I had my moment, I cried for a week,” she says -- Zaun decided enough was enough. “I don’t give up. When you’re first diagnosed

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from recent Savannah/Chatham Police incident reports

Major Bogarting

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During a routine check on a man on probation, an officer knocked at the man’s home on Lynah Street. A woman answered and said the man wasn’t at home. The officer asked to come in and see if the probationer was there, and she let him in. Once inside, the officer smelled a strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from the living room. He asked the woman who was smoking the marijuana, and she said no one was smoking. Later, the woman said she had been smoking marijuana. When asked where the marijuana was, the woman replied that “she had smoked it all.” The officer called for a female officer to pat the woman down. When asked what she was doing at the house, the woman said she was waiting for the children to get home so she could watch them until their mother got home from work. As the police were leaving, the woman said the man they were looking for had gone out a back window as the police came inside. The officer went to Googe Street to look for the probationer, where he saw the woman he had just spoken with walking into a residence with a couple of book bags. She went into the house then came out and picked up a small black purse from the porch and took it into the house. Later, the officer received a call from the woman who lived at the Lynah Street address. She said she had just gotten home from work and wanted to know why police were at her house earlier. She also said she was missing a purse and cell phone from the house. The officer told the woman her babysitter had her purse, so she went over to the babysitter’s house to get it, then called the officer to say the person he had interviewed was not the babysitter but instead a “smoker” from the neighborhood. The officer interviewed a third woman who saw the suspect with the purse and took it back, then gave it to her eight-yearold daughter to give to the victim. The daughter said when she got to the woman’s house, she wasn’t home so she gave it to the victim’s daughter. The victim’s daughter gave her mother the purse. However, the victim said it wasn’t the purse that was stolen, although it has her paperwork in it. • A woman placed her purse on the chair in her office on Bull Street and when she returned found that someone had stolen her wallet. The theft occurred April 13 in a Savannah College of Art and Design office when the offices were unsecured for SCAD Day. Two credit cards were stolen, but neither had been used and are now canceled. The woman attempted to report the theft on the evening that it hap-

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pened, but was told by SCAD security that “she had to wait until Monday to report the theft,” which turned out not to be true. Police gave her a case report number card. • While walking home from a grocery store, a woman was struck in the head from behind in a parking lot at Liberty and Barnard streets. The blow caused the victim to become completely unconscious. When she regained consciousness, she was bleeding from her mouth and the bridge of her nose. The woman said about $150 worth of groceries and $50 from her wallet had been taken. She said she made her way back to her apartment and called police. Because the woman was struck from behind, she didn’t have any idea who may have struck and robbed her. After treatment, the woman learned she had a fracture at the bridge of her nose, a concussion and several cuts and scrapes. • An officer was sent to a house on Hawksbeard Lane in reference to a domestic dispute. Upon arrival, the officer met with the wife. The husband was no longer on the scene. The woman said she and her husband are going through a divorce, and said he is upset about it. She said he had showed up at her job that morning, wanting to talk. The man said “he wanted his grandmother’s ring back that the woman was wearing on her finger.” She gave him the ring and told him to leave, because she was at work and didn’t want him to make a scene. Although the man left, the woman decided to go home because she was afraid he might do something to their house. She arrived at the house before he did. When the man called his wife and found out she was at home, he became angry because he felt she was checking up on him. He arrived at the house, went inside, took a computer and put it in his car. The woman approached him saying the computer was hers and to return it. He began to push her several times in anger, knocking her against the car that was parked in the garage. w

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

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| News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

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Afghan nationals who work at NATO’s Kandahar Airfield must use their own “separate but equal” toilet facilities, according to a March dispatch in Toronto’s Globe & Mail. The American officer in charge of administrative contracts said the policy was based on hygiene, in that some locals customarily stand on toilet seats and then squat down, which he said creates unusual messes, but also on some Muslims’ carelessness in cleaning themselves in preparation for prayer, when their water bottles sometimes fall in and have to be fished out.


two days, suddenly sprang to life and was rushed into surgery at Goose Creek Wildlife Sanctuary to repair its leg and wing. Then, on the operating table, the duck (named “Perky” by that time) once again flat-lined, only to spring back to life a second time.

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According to a report commissioned by Britain’s Department of Education and Skills, some history teachers have dropped references to the Holocaust (and the 11thcentury Crusades) out of fear that the regular history curriculum might confuse or anger Muslim students who have been taught differently in local mosques (according to an April story in London’s Daily Mail). And London’s Daily Telegraph reported in March that the head teacher at a school in Huddersfield had changed the June student festival production of Roald Dahl’s “The Three Little Pigs” to “The Three Little Puppies,” out of fear that Muslim children would be uncomfortable singing “pig” references. (A local Muslim spokesman condemned the change as unnecessary, and the school overruled the teacher.)

People With Issues

Army drill sergeant Edmundo Estrada, 35, was arraigned in January in Hampton, Va., on charges of indecent assault, on a complaint by a young subordinate who said Estrada prescribed a confidence-building regimen in which the two men role-played from a pornographic movie, with the trainee dressing as Superman and Estrada performing sexual acts on him. According to the arrest affidavit, when Estrada “torture(d)” the trainee, the man was to respond by “moaning.” (Another trainee accused Estrada of trying to photograph his squad bare-chested to document their physical growth.)

Can’t Stop the Greed

The three Kentucky lawyers who won $200 million for their clients in a 2001 settlement with the manufacturer of the diet drug phen-fen, and whose contract called

Least Competent Restaurant Management

Finally, after four weeks of one customer’s walking out on a dinner check, the staff of an O’Charley’s restaurant in Bloomington, Ind., caught him. The diner had appeared on four consecutive Wednesdays nights, ordered two gin and tonics each time, then eaten a rib-eye steak each time, then asked to use the rest room each time, and then walked out on the same $25.96 tab each time. On March 28, the staff finally wised up and waited for him outside as he again tried to sneak out, and he was arrested.

No Longer Weird

Adding to the list of stories that were formerly weird but which now occur with such frequency that they must be retired: (81) Preschoolers and first-graders who happen to find their parents’ drug stashes and innocently bring them to school, sometimes even for show-and-tell-type sessions, as happened in March in Shreveport, La., when a first-grader brought in crack cocaine that might have been his 20-year-old mother’s. And (82) people who call in fake bomb threats for the most selfish of reasons, such as to delay an airline takeoff that they’re running late for, or to postpone a school exam they’re not prepared for, or to get off work, as Brandy Killin, 26, allegedly did in Kearney, Neb., in March, to her employer First National Omaha. w

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American researchers in West Africa believe they’ve found the first instance of an animal (other than humans) building a multi-step weapon, after observing wild chimpanzees grab sticks from 1 to 4 feet long, sharpen the ends with their teeth, and murderously jab them into deep tree hollows where deAnimal It’s not the licious bush babies may be nestAwesomeness humidity it’s ing. Writing in the journal Current In April, two Labrador retrievBiology, the team even reported the taxes ers (Lucky and Flo) sniffed out observing the chimps tasting the another shipment of pirated tips after the stabs, to ascertain DVDs (worth about $435,000) whether they had actually loin a building in Petaling Jaya, cated a prey. (One of the researchMalaysia. It was at least the second ers said the ferocity of the jabbing such bust since mid-March, when reminded her of the shower scene in the U.S. Motion Picture Association Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho.”) of America loaned the dogs to Researchers at the Second Malaysian authorities because they University of Naples (Caserta, Italy) can detect the polycarbonate and recently reported the case of a 65unique chemicals in the discs. So year-old man who, because of damage successful are Lucky and Flo that an to the fronto-temporal region of his brain, unspecified crime gang has reportedly put habitually assumes an identity appropriout a contract on them. ate to whatever setting he finds himself in (1) Ada Barak’s spa in the northern (e.g., a doctor when he’s around doctors, a Israeli town of Talmey El’Azar features a bartender when in a bar), a behavior remi“snake massage” for the equivalent of $70, niscent of the Woody Allen character Zelig. for which six king snakes or milk snakes The researchers said the man lacks awareslither over the client’s body (a therapy said ness about his tendency to switch roles not to be stress-increasing, but stress-reand in fact suffers from amnesia about his ducing, according to a January Reuters life since the brain damage, according to a dispatch). (2) Another January Reuters disMarch report by the British Psychological patch, from Antwerp, Belgium, reported Society. that doctors at the city’s Aquatopia animal showcase had scheduled surgery to relieve New Product Launches Mozart, the iguana, of his painful priapism (1) A $60,000 mattress from the Swedish in one of his two functional penises. manufacturer Hastens, introduced to the Veterinarians in Tallahassee, Fla., were United States recently for people who (acenthralled in January when a duck, “killed” cording to the advertising) might believe by a hunter and placed in his freezer for that they’re so special that they’re entitled to

for a maximum of one-third commission (about $67 million) actually took $59 million more than that, according to clients who testified before a federal grand jury in March, which is expected to indict the lawyers soon for fraud, according to a New York Times dispatch. The lawyers had explained that they were taking an extra $20 million because they had decided to create a “charity” and were simply entitled to the other $39 million because they had to work extra hard. The Kentucky bar association has suspended the lawyers.

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A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 jolted wide areas of central and western Japan. The shaking injured 12 people and damaged several houses and the stone wall of a 16th-century castle. • A 6.3 magnitude quake knocked out power and caused minor damage from Mexico’s Pacific coast to Mexico City early on April 13. No injuries were reported. • Earth movements were also felt in far southern and northwestern California, Japan’s Hokkaido Island, Fiji, western Greece and central Albania.

Colombian Eruption

A snowcapped volcano in southern Colombia, dormant for at least 500 years, erupted with great force, prompting nearly 8,000 nearby residents to evacuate. Heat from the eruption caused the crown of ice and snow on Nevado del Huila to melt rapidly. The resulting flash floods and mudslides swept away houses and bridges, and submerged large tracts of farmland. The mountain began showing signs of unrest in late February

with swarms of seismic tremors.

Sudanese Swarms

Sudan’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry warned that swarms of desert locusts have spread into the country from neighboring Eritrea and now cover a large area in the east of the country. The Sudanese news agency Suna reports that the government began locust control operations across 64,000 acres of the affected region. Last month, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization warned that Horn of Africa nations, especially Eritrea, northern Somalia and Sudan, are under threat of locust infestations that have a potential to cause a serious humanitarian crisis.

Late Nor’easter

A massive winterlike storm lashed a broad area of the United States and eastern Canada, leaving at least 17 people dead. After spawning tornados across northern Texas, the storm intensified as it barreled up the Atlantic Coast. Late season snowfall and high winds in parts of the Northeast and the Canadian Maritimes caused major transportation disruptions and power blackouts. Flash floods struck from the Carolinas and West Virginia to New Hampshire and Nova Scotia as up to 9 inches of rainfall inundated some areas.

Caspian Seal Deaths

Officials in Kazakhstan say they have discovered why at least 367 seals died this spring along the country’s Caspian Sea coast. Environmental groups had earlier expressed concerns that the marine mammals died near some of the world’s largest oil and gas fields. But the chief inspector of the

environmental protection department of Kazakhstan’s Mangistau region told Kazakhstan Today that laboratory results show the seals died as a result of canine distemper virus rather than chemical poisoning. Simon Goodman, a biology professor at the University of Leeds who coordinates a research project on Caspian seals, told reporters that while there is no proven link between the seal deaths and oil pollution, pollutants could have accumulated in seals, weakening their immune systems. This could have led to the animals’ susceptibility to a virus that normally affects dogs.

Cellular Repulsion

Studies conducted by German researchers indicate that the growing use of cell phones could in some way be responsible for the sudden disappearance of bees seen across America and parts of Europe since last fall. A limited study conducted at Germany’s Landau University has found that bees refuse to return to their hives when mobile phones are placed nearby. Lead researcher Dr. Jochen Kuhn said this could provide a “hint” to a possible cause of what has been termed Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). The phenomenon has seen entire bee colonies disappear from their hives, leaving only the queen, eggs and a few immature workers. Kuhn cautioned that his research was on how cell phone signals might affect learning, and not on CCD. Dr. George Carlo, who headed an extensive study by the U.S. government and mobile phone industry on the hazards of mobile phone use during the 1990s, told Britain’s Independent newspaper the “possibility is real” that the use of cell phones could be contributing to CCD. w


his weekend, internationally known psychedelic rock band Perpetual Groove (or P-Groove as they’re known to their fans) will play a large scale two-night outdoor gig at the Historic Roundhouse Museum just off MLK, Jr. Blvd. downtown. The band, which formed years ago in Savannah —and cut its teeth on countless marathon shows at the now-defunct jamband showcase JJ Cagney’s— has gone on to become one of the more notable U.S. acts in its genre. They are regularly featured at major outdoor music festivals, and headline clubs, theatres and halls nationwide. According to industry sources, over the past three years, P-Groove averaged over 400 audience members at each of their own shows, and just a few nights before the following interview took place, they played their first-ever arena gig, drawing somewhere in the neighborhood of 3,000 folks to Clemson, S.C.’s Littlejohn Coliseum. That sort of growing draw, combined


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good time Perpetual Groove rocks the Roundhouse for a pet cause with a successful tour of Japan a few years back can be traced directly to the group’s mesmerizing combination of a trance-inducing, improv-leaning hybrid of British rave and Southern boogie music and its dazzling, high-tech light show (a visual component which the band works hard to design and maintain. However, despite such momentum and popularity, the group (now based in Athens, Ga.), which plays close to 200 live shows annually, has rarely appeared in Savannah for the past several years. Now, in the wake of their just-released sophomore studio album LiveLoveDie (a more rock-oriented CD that is perhaps the first ever “Green disc” produced and manufactured using primarily renewable energy sources), they’re returning to Savannah to help benefit The Jolly Foundation, a locally-based non-profit organization to which the band feels a special bond. Guitarist Brock Butler and keyboardist Matt McDonald took a break from their road schedule to speak with Connect about these upcoming ALL-AGES shows, and the band’s enduring connection to Savannah. Tell us about the Jolly Foundation. Brock Butler: Mary Ellen McKee and her family are life-long friends of mine. Mary Ellen was in an accident. Struck by a car. The Jolly Foundation are her priorities put to use. Sea turtles, supporting the arts, re-

search for brain trauma, etc... Savannah is where she lives, so I feel that’s where the Jolly Foundation is. Definitely the reason to come to town, and really bring something extra. Because it’s an extra special cause. Matt McDonald: Everyone should visit their website ( and learn Mary Ellen’s incredible story. She’s a true inspiration to us all. What makes this new studio album different from your previous recorded output? Brock Butler: I would say it’s the most focused and concise record we’ve made. We went in with the attitude of (really) using the studio. I guess we figured, the whole reason we’re paying for a nice studio is to use it. I think the album is a good blend of that and our live show energy. Matt McDonald: First and foremost, what makes this album different is we’ve become a real band that’s been together for over five years. That might not sound like much, but anyone who’s been in a touring band knows it’s not an easy task to live on the road with the same people day in and day out. We all feel this is some of our best work. This band’s reputation has been made much more as a live act than as a studio group. How important is one aspect to the other? Matt McDonald: Live playing and studio performance are two completely different animals that (performance-wise) can’t even be compared. A band like us uses improvicontinued on page 24

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sation nightly. Our shows aren’t rehearsed “performances.” Songs, approach, everything changes nightly. Even production! Many longtime fans may be a bit surprised by the more straightforward rock direction the band seems to be moving into. Brock Butler: There’s always been a little more rock sneaking into our choice of covers. Eventually, that made its way into our songwriting. I think we were all pretty aware of the direction we were taking. How is P-Groove a different band than it was four years ago, or even further back? Brock Butler: We bond, go through good and bad times. There’s no faking that. Matt McDonald: It’s a much better band, that’s for sure! I have a hard time listening to shows from one year ago, much less four! When you play with the same guys as often as we do, you start to get some mind-reading type shit going on. Plus, we now have the greatest crew in rock’n’roll. Do you enjoy yourself more these days, or on some level, did you have more fun back when the group was essentially a bar band? Brock Butler: I certainly like playing what I consider appropriate rooms. There were fun times in sweaty dives, but I like for Jason

(Huffer, lighting director) to have the physical space to achieve his vision. Matt McDonald: I enjoy the larger audiences. There’s nothing else like playing to that many people and that kind of energy coming back at you in a big beautiful room... Our first arena show was this past weekend. It sounded the best we ever have. Most acts in the jam-band movement earn a lot of instant fans by plugging into that demographic, yet many seek to distance themselves from that label. Is your stylistic shift a step away from the jam-band community? Matt McDonald: I’ve had a problem with the over generalization of the term “jamband.” Artists like Karl Denson, Bela Fleck, Robert Walter’s, bands like Soulive, Yonder Mountain String Band, Disco Biscuits, and us all get lumped into this category — yet no one sounds the same. We all use improvisation and that’s really all we have in common. If we must give it a new label, then P-Groove is “trance arena rock.” Was “greening” this CD worth the trouble? Brock Butler: All of it’s worth it to me. I get to do my favorite thing in the whole world for a living. How modest or glamorous a living? Stay out my business. Just playin’.

Many still think of P-Groove as a Savannah band though you’re now based in Athens. Why has the band has been so absent? Brock Butler: Savannah is an awesome city. I lived there for nine years, and as of right now there doesn’t seem to be a room that’s just right for us. I think we’re still waiting for just the right situation. Matt McDonald: The band met in Savannah and spent its early years there, so in some ways it will always be a Savannah band. We have most definitely not avoided Savannah. There aren’t any “clubs” or music theatre rooms that cater to bands like ours there. Fortunately, there are places like the Roundhouse, the Lucas Theatre, and the Trustees Theatre that have allowed us to do some special shows in Savannah. I’ve heard that in some ways P-Groove felt a bit ignored or shortchanged by Savannah’s music scene. Is that correct? Brock Butler: I actually feel that there isn’t a real big scene in Savannah. It’s not a huge city. To its charm, but that’s not good if you’re trying to grow. I’ve always felt love from the audience, but I know almost all of them by name. When you can name every person in your crowd that’s a sign of something. I think we hit our ceiling (there). Atlanta and Athens just have more numbers for us to try and turn on to our music.

Why do you think some folks have a hard time describing P-Groove’s music? Brock Butler: I think it is one of the greater compliments, if someone can’t completely wrap you up in only a few adjectives. Matt McDonald: Because it’s unique. We are lucky to have that problem I think. For those readers who’ve never seen or heard P-Groove before, what would you say to try and entice them to come see this show? Matt McDonald: We never do the same show twice, or repeat any songs when we do a two-night run like this. It’s time to come home and pull out all the stops and, yes, we do have plenty up our sleeves. We’ll make you dance, pump your fist in the air, laugh, maybe cry. More than anything else, people continually go to show after show of ours because they get something emotional out of it — something they carry with them. That’s what I’m told most by fans, that they feel something real during our shows that keeps them coming back. w P-Groove plays 8:30 pm, Friday and Saturday at the Historic Roundhouse, downtown behind Parker’s on MLK, Jr. Blvd. by the Visitor’s Center. Proceeds benefit The Jolly Foundation. $25 advance tickets to these ALL-AGES shows sold at

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original tunes in a business often known for (understandably) resting on decades’ worth of standards. A part of Ricky Skaggs’ record label since 2002, they recently lost original member Steve Gulley (who left to form yet another supergroup, Grasstowne), but welcomed Josh Shilling as their new frontman at a Grand Ole Opry show this past January. This will be the band’s first local appearance with their new lineup. Their shows at this wonderful, 100-seat smoke and alcohol-free listening room always sell out, and as of press time, barely 20 of the $30 tickets remained available. Call 7481930 to grab one if you can. Sun., 7 pm, Randy Wood’s Concert Hall (1304 E. Hwy 80, Bloomingdale) - ALL-AGES.

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B-3 players. $10 cover per set. Dig it. Fri. - Sat., 9 pm, 10:30 pm, midnight, Kokopelli’s Jazz Club.

Mountain Heart

One of the most accomplished and critically-acclaimed bluegrass “supergroups” around today, this stellar outfit formed in 1998 and almost immediately started racking up kudos from the press and fans alike for their outstanding prowess on their instruments, their down-home crowd appeal, and their knack for penning memorable

When her 1989 album Nick Of Time earned 3 Grammy Awards, this sultry blues and soul vocalist and shit-hot slide guitarist became a household name after straddling the line between moderate fame and relative anonymity for almost two decades. She’s a tough, scrappy broad who’s been through hell, lived to tell about it, and even been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Only around 200 tickets remain unsold for this highly-anticipated show. Wed., 8 pm, Johnny Mercer Theater.

The Sapphire Bullets

This rare public show by Savannah’s only big-band-styled R & B revue (13 pieces at

last count, including a full horn section!) allows their friends and fans to catch them live, as most of The Bullets’ local gigs are at private functions. Expect plenty of wellknown, hard-swinging Motown, Stax, classic rock and funk hits from some of the better players in the area. Opening act Bottles & Cans plays a low-down, hoppedup amalgam of Delta blues, Nuggetsesque garage rock and Basement Tapes-era Americana. $10 tickets to this 21+ show available from the band. For more info, call Phil McDonald at 507-7992. Fri., 9 pm, American Legion Post #135 (1108 Bull St.).

The Jim Weider Band

Though The Band famously retired after The Last Waltz, a combination of ego, financial pressures and flat-out boredom found them reuniting almost a decade later to no small amount of acclaim. However, estranged founding guitarist and co-frontman Robbie Robertson was nowhere to be found. This Woodstock, N.Y. native joined up in his stead and remained with the group until their final dissolution in 2000. An imaginative and impressive player (especially on bottleneck), he continues to tour and record with everyone from Keith Richards to Bob Weir, and his live shows mix original material with re-worked versions of tunes he helped The Band keep alive. Showing a ticket stub from one of PGroove’s Roundhouse shows this weekend get you $4 off at the door. Sat., 10 pm, Loco’s (downtown). w

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Man, there is nothing like the sound of a Hammond B-3 organ in the capable hands of a jazz musician that really knows how to use one. The swirling, reedy tones that a masterful keyboardist can coax out of these vintage instruments have helped to form the backbone of jazz, soul, R & B and even much of the rock music that is still considered “classic” in today’s world. Whether it be the wordless funk grooves of Booker T & The MG’s (alright, alright, purists know that Booker didn’t actually switch to the B-3 model till years after his breakthrough ‘62 hit “Green Onions”), the swinging, root-down runs of the late improv mastermind Jimmy Smith, or Rami Jaffee’s reverent Kooper-isms as longtime foil to Jakob Dylan in The Wallflowers, a Hammond B-3 through a rotating Leslie speaker cabinet is where it’s at. Jacksonville native Giddens knows this better than most. He started as a child on the Hammond before being studying professionally as a pianist — however, he’s recently found success and acclaim by returning to his original bag. He’s been recognized by the jazz mag Down Beat as an outstanding artist, and has gigged in Sydney, Australia, Paris, New York City and a handful of major annual jazz festivals. His shows are often billed as tributes to Jimmy Smith, and this venue’s management says his two-night stand will be the first of three upcoming engagements showcasing

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Acoustic Ladyland

Americana-themed spin-off from Bottles & Cans (see below), featuring Old-Time stringed instrument wizard Joe Nelson. Sun., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.

The Christy Alan Band

Popular rock, soul and pop covers. Fri. Sat., 9 pm, Fannie’s on The Beach (Tybee).


Hard-hitting mix of originals and covers — influenced by ska, punk, reggae and alt. rock. Fri., 10 pm, Wild Wing Café.

Band In The Park

Regional quintet covering rock, soul, beach and pop favorites from the past several decades. Featuring vocalist Mary Davis. Fri., 9 pm, Tubby’s (Thunderbolt).


Longtime local electric blues combo, that has gone through many lineups, but continues to deliver the goods. Fri., 10 pm, Jukebox Bar & Grill (Richmond Hill) + Sat., Sorry Charlie’s.

down a trashy version of an old track off of John Wesley Harding as they are a John Lee Hooker tune. Wed., 9 pm, Bay Street Blues + Thurs. - Fri., 10 pm, Savannah Blues + Fri., 8 pm, American Legion Post #135 + Mon., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.).

Brock Butler & Friends

Laid-back and informal bar show featuring the guitarist and frontman for internationally-known psychedelic rockers Perpetual Groove (see Music Interview). Thurs., 10 pm, Loco’s (downtown).

Captured By Robots!

The only human member of the group pretends to be held against his will by pneumatically controlled mechanical robots (of his own creation) that verbally insult both him and the audience, and “force” him to join them in playing satirical punk-metal songs. Sat., 10 pm, The Jinx.

Organist Gerald Carper

Free show by a Macon keyboardist playing works by Franklin Ashdown, Max Drischner, Georg Bohm, J. S. Bach, Robert Schumann, Cesar Franck, Dan Locklair, Lloyd Webber and Marcel Dupre. Sun., 7:30 pm, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

The Boomerang Band Motown, Stax, shag and even classic-rock covers make up this area party band’s setlist. Sat., 8 pm, Mary’s Seafood & Steaks.

Brandon Clark

Modern, guitar-based folkpop. Thurs., 9 pm, Metro Coffee House - ALLAGES.

Bottles & Cans

Fat Possumesque Delta garage rock with lots of mouth harp and attitude. This band is just as apt to throw

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Original, local, piano-based indie-rock spiced with passionate emo-tinged vocals and a thunderous rhythm section. Sat., 11 am, Forsyth Park.

Lion Versus

Local ultra-indieground anti-folk on a slight Old-Time tip. Fri., 8 pm, The Sentient Bean - ALL-AGES.

Liquid Ginger - unplugged

Acoustic set from a stripped-down lineup of this immensely popular regional bar band that’s released 2 indie albums of commercial rock and pop. Fri., 7 pm, Uncle Bubba’s (Wilmington Isl.) + Sat. 8 pm, bahama Bob’s (Pooler).

27 Concert” by this local ensemble. Tickets are $12. Call 927-5381 for more info. Sun., 3 pm, AASU Fine Arts Auditorium.

Toward The Son

Promising local Christian nü-metal act from Guyton that’s attracting some national attention. Charleston’s kindred spirits Drymer open this outdoor gig. Sat., 11 pm, B & D Burgers (Southside).

Turtle Folk

Impressive local organic jam-rock group to be joined by P-Groove’s Brock Butler for this late-night afterparty. Fri., 11 pm, Locos (downtown).

Expect furious drumming, odd tempo and meter juxtapositions and more bloodcurdling screams than you can shake a stick at. With opening act I saw My Body... Dead. Fri., 11 pm, The Jinx.

Two Days of Freedom

Voodoo Soup

Veteran local post-hardcore act (originally known as Roswell) that’s released a single on the über-hip Hyperrealist label.

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Young, groove-oriented guitar pop trio (covers/originals), with elements of blues and alt.rock. Wed., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.) + Fri., 5:30 pm, Wild Wing Café + Sat., 10 pm, The Britannia (Wilmington Isl.).

Low Red Land

Atmospheric —yet extremely melodic— postmodern guitar rock (plus twangy, heartfelt vocals) that flirts with cliché but yields more riches than might be expected. Sat., 10 pm, Guitar Bar.

Michelle Malone & Band

Rare, informal, local show by this esteemed Atlanta-based female folk-rocker, who once ran with the Indigo Girls. For more info, or to reserve a seat: savannah_ Thurs., 8 pm, private home concert.

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Shuli Nathan

Called “the Joan Baez of Israel,” this celebrated folksinger became famous after the 6Day War through her version of “Jerusalem of Gold.” Sun., noon, Jewish Education Alliance (5111 Abercorn St.).


Mark O’Connor

This Grammy-winning virtuoso violinist brings the latest version of his acclaimed genre-demolishing classical/Old-Time Appalachia Waltz Trio to the ‘Boro. Tickets are $30 and can be had by calling (912) 486-7999. Fri., 7:30 pm, Georgia Southern Performing Arts Center (7:30 pm).

Pocket Change

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Local funk and soul cover band. Fri., 10 pm, Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub.

The Prodigal Sunz


Cover band featuring members of both Hazel Virtue and The Train Wrecks. Sat., 6 pm, Dewey’s Dockside (Tybee).


Rhythm Riot

Kitschy rock and pop covers, running the gamut from ‘80s and ‘90s dross like Young MC to classic material like Pink Floyd. Sat., 9 pm, Tubby’s (Thunderbolt).

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sented by Sista V called History of Savannah Spoken Word. The festival will conclude at 8 p.m. with the Recognition Award Ceremony at 8 p.m. at the Tantra Lounge. “We’re expecting a much larger crowd this year,” RenaZance says. “We’ll have a lot more participation by the kids, and we’re focusing on the family to make it more of a family event. Before, we had the adult slam late at night at a club, but this year it will be at The Sentient Bean, which is much more of a family venue, so families can come out and enjoy coffee and listen to poetry.” This year’s featured spoken word poet is Samantha Raheem Thornhill, who will perform at the Recognition Award Ceremony. “The world always gives me so much to write about,” she says. “Sometimes I write from other people’s perspective, about the undercurrent of humanity. Thornhill writes about “anything,” never limiting her subject matter. “Words inspire me,” she says. “Sometimes, learning a new

word makes me want to write a poem.” Born and raised in Trinidad-Tobago, Thornhill came with her family to the United States when she was seven. By age 11, she had started writing poetry. “I knew from then what I wanted to do,” Thornhill says. “It determined my life.” At age 16, Thornhill became the editor of her high school’s literary magazine, the aptly named Poetic Justice. After high school, she went to Florida State University on a scholarship and majored in creative writing, then later obtained a master of fine arts degree in poetry from the University of Virginia. Since then, Thornhill has traveled the country to present her poetry. Along the way, she has received the Cody Harris Writing Award, the Henry Hoyns Fellowship and the Provincetown Fine Arts Fellowship. A resident of Brooklyn, Thornhill is the program coordinator of the Children’s Aid Society in East Harlem. Her own performance career is extensive. While at the University of Virginia, Thornhill coached the Virginia slam team, the Hampton Roads, for two years. But Thornhill’s true passion is writing. “The writing process -- there’s nothing like it,” she says. “Performing is wonderful

because you get attention and get asked to places like Savannah, but writing is my first love. It’s really hard for me to perform just for the sake of performing. I really need to produce new work to perform.” Four years ago, Thornhill performed in Savannah. When she got an e-mail from Powell that invited her back, she quickly agreed to come. “That’s how it works,” Thornhill says. “I’ll go someplace and five years later, someone will find a way to get me back down there.” Spoken word is an important art form because it gives people insight into what the rest of the world is thinking, Thornhill says. “I live in New York City, where everything is congested,” she says. “You walk through life, not really knowing what other people think. Then you go to an open mic and that’s when you get a pulse on what people are thinking.” w The Savannah Spoken Word Festival is April 27-29 at various venues (see our Week at a Glance section for a schedule).

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poken word brings poetry to the people, and organizers of the Third Annual Savannah Spoken Word Festival expect this year’s event to be larger than previous festivals. Sponsored by the Spitfire Poetry Group, it will be held April 27-29 at various venues (see our Week at a Glance section for a schedule). The festival was started in 2005 by Spitfire founders Clinton D. Powell and RenaZance. RenaZance recently moved to Philadelphia, but will return to Savannah for the festival. “I’m still active with Spitfire,” he says. “I’m hoping to make a bridge between Savannah and Philadelphia and make people aware that Savannah is a huge spoken word community.” The festival opens Friday, April 27 at 8 p.m. at the Metro Coffee House with Friday Nite Fix, an open mic. On Saturday, April 28, a youth poetry slam will be held 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at A.E. Beach High School, and an adult poetry slam will be held at 8 p.m. at The Sentient Bean. On Sunday, April 29 at noon at The Sentient Bean, a brunch lecture will be pre-

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| Art Patrol compiled by Jim Morekis An Evening in Monte Carlo

-- This Telfair fundraiser is May 5, 711 p.m. at the Jepson Center for the Arts. A “funny money” evening of blackjack, poker, craps and roulette. Tickets $75 per person for members and $85 per person for non-members. To reserve tickets, call Meg Beckum at 790A still from some of the video art featured at Drain’s upcoming 8864. Artists fundraising show at 2CarGarage this Saturday night interested in donating to the Drain event -- Drain, the Journal of silent auction Contemporary Art and Culture, and should contact Kim Pannell at 844-2621 or aquaspace gallery will hold a ing event April 28, 6-9 p.m. that includes: Screening of Sisyphean Desires, Systems ‘Art Saves Lives’ -- Indigo Sky and Devices; screening of 60 Seconds of Community Gallery at 915 Waters Ave. Play; and audiovisual performance by presents the work of the late Zoe Briscoe, Matthew Akers and Jim Gladman. The who was largely responsible for the revenue is 2CarGarage Contemporary Art search for the Yamacraw Square Public Art Gallery, 30 West Broughton St., Suite 205. Project. Through May 19. Hours by apStudents $5, non-students $7. pointment (233-7659).

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Joel Wittkamp -- This SCAD industrial design professor will display 30 years of products created by his company April 23-May 18, 8 a.m. -6 p.m., at Gulfstream Center for Furniture and Industrial Design, 3116 Montgomery St. Free, with a reception April 27, 6-8 p.m. ‘Whigmaleerie’ -- This word (pro-

nounced whig– ma–LEER–ee) is of Scottish origin, which evolved into our modern word “whim.” The show at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St., features the illlustrations of Julie Collins Rousseau April 26May 17. Reception Thursday May 10 6-8 p.m. ‘About Girls’ -- Exhibit April 27–May 19

at the Whitney Gallery showcases works by Carrie Christian, Adela Holmes, Leslie Kneisel, Melody Postma and June Stratton. Reception Friday April 27, 5:30–8:30 p.m. 415 Whitaker Street. Nathan Abels & Hannah Jones -- An ex-

hibition featuring new paintings by Nathan Abels and Hannah Jones is on display at 2CarGarage Contemporary Art Gallery, 30 W. Broughton St., through April 28. Brienna McLaughlin -- This SCAD grad-

uate painting student explores the tragic role of the Siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens) as the ultimate disposable pet in her thesis exhibition, on display May

3-16, at Alexander Hall Auditorium, 668 Indian St. Free and open to the public. ‘Art for Hope’ -- Art by local artists will be exhibited and sold, with proceeds going to benefit the Urban Hope after-school program. Music by Catfish Classic, free hors d’ouvres and door prizes. April 26 as 6 p.m. at Asbury Memorial Church at Henry and Waters. Suggested donation of $5. ‘Handstrung’ -- Jewelry by Arlene Geller

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by Helen Freeman will be presented at Epworth Center for the Arts on Sunday, April 29 12:30-3 p.m. Free and open to the public. The paintings will be on display for patrons only during the evenings performance of the Epworth Player’s The Exact Center of the Universe. The Epworth Center is at 2201 Bull St. in the social hall of Epworth United Methodist Church. ‘Extended Play’ - Featuring Preston Orr,

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‘Woman’s Image’ -- Eclectic show at

Grand Bohemian Gallery at The Mansion on Forsyth through May 6 features new work from artists such as Betsy Cain, Katherine Sandoz, Summer Wheat, Mary Hartman and John Duckworth. Installation@Pinnacle -- SCAD hosts

Karen Rifas as she constructs a site-specific installation April 6-30 at Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St. Free. ‘Who We Were and How We Will be Forgotten’ -- Photos by Alexi Gibson

through April at Black Orchid Gallery, 131 Drayton St. Roger Surprenant -- Eclectic photogra-

phy exhibit at Moon River on Bay Street through May 18.

at the Starfish Cafe in April to raise awareness about the issue of domestic violence. Starfish Cafe, 719 East Broad St. ‘Between Sea and Sky’ -- Hospice

Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Dr., showcases new paintings by Daniel E. Smith, through April 30. ‘Anonymous@Angel’s’ - Every week, at

various Union Mission sites, creative expression is offered to community mem-

Broughton St. Free and open to the public.

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painter Siddharth Parasnis, whose bold architectural abstracts have garnered acclaim in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Through June 3. Chroma Gallery, 31 Barnard St.

- Work by Albert Seidl will hang at the Jewish Educational Alliance during April. This exhibit is to part of the celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month. The JEA is at 5111 Abercorn St. Ray Ellis -- European

Ann Ward & Hank Weisman — The

“Artists of the Month” at Gallery 209 for April are engraver Ann Ward and woodturner Hank Weisman. Gallery 209 is at 209 E. River Street and is open 10:30 a.m.9:30 p.m. most nights. Visiting Artist series -- San Francisco

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An image from ‘About Girls’ at the Whitney on Whitaker Street; reception is this Friday evening

watercolors of France, Italy and the Adriatic Coast by this Lowcountry artist. March 30-April 28 at Compass Prints, 205 W. Congress St. Meet Ray Ellis Friday, March 30, 3-6 p.m. Ivan Hinds -- The work of this Guyana-

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and Paintings by Sandy Branam at Off the Wall Gallery in 45 Bistro of The Marshall House, 123 E. Broughton St., thru May 31. ‘Continental Shifts’ -- Installation work

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‘ve always had a problem with gestural abstractions in painting – why have those precise decisions been made? It is usually clear to the viewer why the artist makes the decisions she does when there is a subject, for example, a figure, an object or even a thought-out concept. But there is great difficulty in “seeing” an artwork without an image in it. The human consciousness seems to desire images. We see them in clouds moving across the sky, in liquid as it spills onto a surface; in shadows flickering on walls, and the gypsy we go to for comfort can read our fortune in the shapes of the tea leaves at the bottom of a cup. There is a 20th century painting anecdote which centers on someone’s response to a new painting by an abstract expressionist friend of his. “I like it,” he said, but then added, “But I think you should get rid of the squirrel.” “What squirrel”? was the artist’s bewildered reply. And even when he saw what his friend meant, he couldn’t seem to get rid of it. Whatever he did, the squirrel stayed. Betsy Cain is an example of a gestural abstract painter who, as I understand the process, confronts the blank canvas with no preconceived ideas and begins by making marks – in her case, squiggly lines and open circles predominantly. The question I then ask is whether she will begin to follow a figure or object that seeks to emerge, or will strive to obliterate any such “squirrel” that inadvertently crops up. Sometimes, as in “Swamp Siren”, she has chosen to allow a definite figure to be discerned in the background. In others, for example, “Line-O-Type”, a large oil on canvas, all possibilities of figures or objects have been successfully repressed. In fact, this painting seems to evidence rather a long struggle for power and the results are somewhat chaotic and uneven, which may account for the muddiness of the colors. “Unraveled”, another large oil on canvas is much more balanced and I felt that I was being allowed to envision a figure on a horse coming towards me and another horse in profile. These may have been only in my imagination. The struggles involved in creating some paintings may open up for the artist a rich vein of inspiration that results in the making of a small, quickly done, minor masterpiece, a little perfection of line and feeling such as we have in the gouache on paper, “Sky Line”.

‘sO-hum’ by Betsy Cain

The title refers to the marks which resemble that tenuous and only momentarily seen image created by the airplane in skywriting. Betsy Cain’s artist’s statement says that she has “a longstanding interest in the space between figuration and abstraction.” I think this opposition works best in the large works she calls “cut-outs”, for example “sO-hum”. I’m guessing that she created this painting in her usual manner, but in this case on board instead of canvas, and then cut out a kind of fret work of curvilinear shapes. The cut-out shapes act as figures, in opposition to her gestural abstraction, giving the viewer the satisfaction of something concrete to hold on to. All of these works are in some way a response to the landscape the artist lives in – the colors of sea and sand and the open marshland. But the pen and ink drawings of Ossabaw Island seem to me to be the only ones done from life. When the artist is standing directly in front of a landscape, the marks she makes are less arbitrary and repetitive, even when painting non-figuratively. She is distracted from her imagination long enough to let nature in and the viewer senses this. w Work by Betsy Cain is at 113 E. Oglethorpe Ave. through Saturday. Bertha Husband is a native of Scotland and a painter who graduated from the Ruskin School of Fine Art at Oxford University and has an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has been writring art criticism for over 20 years in publications that include Chicago Reader, Art Papers, Third Text and Left Curve.



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THE HOAX In The Land of Women 1/2

It’s not quite a case of “like father, like son,” but Jonathan Kasdan, the offspring of the excellent writer-director Lawrence Kasdan, shows that he at least harbors some of Dad’s easygoing way with words with this engaging if underwhelming comedy-drama. In his first theatrical endeavor as writer-director, the young Kasdan shows plenty of promise in relating the tale of Carter Webb (Adam Brody), a screenwriter of softcore erotica who hopes that by leaving L.A. to stay with his crotchety grandmother (Olympia Dukakis) in Michigan, he’ll have time to refocus his energy and start on that autobiographical high school tome he’s always dreamt of penning. Having just endured a heartbreaking split with a beautiful French model (Elena Anaya), women are the farthest thing from his mind, yet upon arriving in the Michigan ‘burbs, the 20something Carter instantly draws the attention of the neighboring Hardwicke women: middle-aged housewife Sarah (Meg Ryan), her teenage daughter Lucy (Kristen Stewart), and her precocious youngest, Paige (Makenzie Vega). How Carter copes with this sudden influx of females provides the picture with its spine, as his presence forces all the characters to confront their own foibles and learn to properly relate to one another. Brody’s scenes with Ryan are the film’s strongest, as Sarah provides Carter with a stabilizing sense of maturity while he allows her to rediscover both her inner and outer beauty. More haphazard are Carter’s tête-à-tête in-

There’s a fleet-footed exuberance to The Hoax that suits the film just perfectly. Although based on a true story, the picture displays a freewheeling style that’s more attuned to the rhythms of Richard Gere’s central performance than any sort of somber, historical veracity. Gere stars as Clifford Irving, the author who in the early 1970s convinced (at least for a while) the bigwigs at McGraw-Hill that he had landed an exclusive interview with reclusive millionaire Howard Hughes (himself the subject of Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator three years ago). There was absolutely no truth to the boast, but with dollar signs dancing in their eyes, Shelton Fisher (Stanley Tucci, socko in a small role) and the publishing house’s other decision makers accepted Irving’s flimsy evidence as proof that he was on the level, a decision that resulted in the company handing over an incredible sum for publishing rights. Gere has always excelled at playing amoral yet charming creeps, and in the role of Clifford Irving, he strikes gold once again; while halfhearted attempts on the part of scripter William Wheeler (adapting Irving’s own tell-all book) to imbue the character with some degree of sympathy fall flat, Gere is skilled enough to nevertheless add some complex shadings to the role. Also memorable is Alfred Molina, sweating up a storm as Irving’s nervous accomplice in the scam. With its allusions to Richard Nixon and Watergate, Hallstrom and Wheeler firmly establish the timeframe of their film. Yet if anything, the movie feels more like 2007 than 1971, given that fraudulent writers (like Stephen Glass) have proliferated in recent years and “identity theft” has become a commonplace expression. The Hoax might be intended as a cautionary tale, but in today’s cynical climate, it stands a better chance of emerging as an inspirational training film.


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Hot Fuzz 

The team that brought us Shaun of the Dead -- writer-director Edgar Wright, writer-star Simon Pegg and costar Nick Frost -- now take a shot or 12 at the police procedural with Hot Fuzz, a funny if distressingly overlong comedy that also manages to evoke memories of The Wicker Man, Plague of the Zombies and other spooky yarns centering on eccentric villagers inhabiting the less-traveled paths of the British Isles. Pegg plays Nicholas Angel, a dynamic, by-thebook cop who’s so efficient at nailing the bad guys that his three superiors (cameos by familiar English actors) ship him off to the remote hamlet of Sandford so he won’t keep embarrassing the rest of the London force. Upon arriving in Sandford, he realizes that his commanding officer (Jim Broadbent) is a flake and his peers are morons, although he does strike up a friendship with Danny Butterman (Frost), a well-meaning cop who finds spiritual guidance in the movies Bad Boys II and Point Break. But a string of gruesome accidents convinces Angel that some dark secret exists in Sandford, and he enlists the bumbling Butterman to help him get to the bottom of the mystery. Hot Fuzz appears to be England’s attempt to prove to Hollywood that it can make brawny, blustery blockbusters every bit as noisy as those churned out by Tinseltown on a weekly basis, but even this pissingcontinued on page 38

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contest mentality can’t drown out the sharp satiric edge that earns this a recommendation. But did the film have to feature almost as many faux-endings as The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King?


For the most part, Hollywood has grown so inept at staging whodunits that it’s a blessing to come across a film like Fracture, which lets audiences know from the outset that he-done-it. The “he” in question is wealthy engineer Ted Crawford (Anthony Hopkins), who has just exacted his revenge on his cheating wife (Embeth Davidtz) by firing a bullet into her brain. With the identity of the villain in place, Fracture can then borrow a page from the Columbo playbook, by following the protagonist as he tries to piece together the details of the crime. But the lawman in this picture is a far cry from Peter Falk’s lovably rumbled detective. In a role that Richard Gere might have played

in past years (indeed, Fracture director Gregory Hoblit previously oversaw Gere in a similar part in 1996’s Primal Fear), recent Oscar nominee Ryan Gosling (Half Nelson) portrays Willy Beachum, a hotshot attorney who’s used to winning and who agrees to prosecute Ted because, hey, the man has already signed a confession, right? But in his arrogance, Willy has underestimated Ted, and it’s a disastrous move that might end up costing him his burgeoning career. Fracture has its fair share of plotholes -- enough that you might be tempted to grab a shovel and a bag of cement mix -- but it features an exquisite cat-and-mouse game that makes it easier to overlook its flaws. And for once, here’s a film in which it’s not instantly obvious to predict every twist resting just over the horizon. The film does grow flabby in the midsection thanks to a superfluous subplot involving Willy’s romance with his new boss (Rosamund Pike), but once it gets back to focusing on business rather than pleasure, it straightens itself out. Hopkins is solid in a

role that occasionally veers toward Hannibal Lecter terrain, but it’s Gosling who gooses the proceedings, allowing his character’s expected arc from selfcentered SOB to compassionate defender of justice to progress at a believable clip. More than anyone else, he holds this thoughtful thriller together.

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Shot near the beginning of Bob Dylan’s record-breaking 1986 World Tour, this is the single best documentary of the legendary songwriter’s electric period. Wed., April 25 at the Sentient Bean Coffeehouse, 13 E. Park Ave., seating begins at 7:30 p.m., film at 8 p.m.

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in somebody’s garage since the 70s. As for the story, it’s the usual slime-and-grime saga of a plucky band of survivors fighting off hordes of shambling, oozing creatures who have all been infected by a deadly virus. But while Planet Terror is the bomb, Tarantino’s Death Proof is simply a bomb. Did he not understand the assignment? Presented in a blemish-free style full of show-off techniques and scene after scene of dull chatfests, this ends up resembling not so much a grindhouse flick as a Quentin Tarantino movie -- and a bad one at that. As Stuntman Mike, a psycho who uses his own souped-up vehicle as a weapon with which to murder comely young women, Kurt Russell is the story’s MVP, but Tarantino too often leaves him stranded on the side of the road. Planet Terror: ***1/2; Death Proof: *1/2; Overall: **1/2

Designed as an A screening of the classic Alfred homage to the lowHitchcock thriller. Thurs., April 26 at 8 budget exploitation p.m. in Forsyth Park. Free. flicks that ran rampant Films in Forsyth Presents in past decades (most notably the 1970s), Anastasia Grindhouse finds This animated family film will be shown cinematic bad boys Fri., April 27 at 8:30 p.m. in Forsyth Park. Quentin Tarantino and Free. Robert Rodriguez attempting to create their 2007 Memorial Park Movie Series own down-and-dirty The season opens with a screening of double-bill, two grisly Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. features (complete with bogus trailers, the Bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets. Sat., April 28 at 8 p.m. in best being Werewolf Women of the S.S.) that Memorial Park on Tybee Island. In case of rain, the film will be shown inside the would have been right old school gym. Suggested $5 donation. w at home playing in a disreputable Times Square movie theater circa 1974. It’s a terrific idea, but unfortunately, the quality of the individual works The Reaping 1/2 veers all over the map. Rodriguez’s Planet Chalk it up to wishful thinking or poor Terror is tons of fun, not only in its gleetaste (or both) for Warner Bros. to have reful syphoning from George Romero’s zomleased an R-rated, FX-driven horror yarn bie classics but also in the manner in which about the Biblical plagues on the day before Rodriguez insures that every frame looks Good Friday, but at any rate, studio suits are like it came from a beat-up film print buried probably more fearful of the apathy of disinterested moviegoers than the wrath of God. Hilary Swank, whose second Oscar still wasn’t enough insurance to save her from shoddy efforts like this, stars as Katherine Winter, a university professor who, after losing her faith in God about the same time she lost her husband and daughter to tragedy, has gone 48-for-48 in exposing so-called “miracles” through scientific means (with so much globe-trotting, when does she have time to grade test papers?). Her latest investigation takes her to the small town of Haven, La., where a blonde child (Bridge to Terabithia’s AnnaSophia Robb) is believed to be a satanic emissary sent to unleash the 10 plagues on this quiet hamlet. Stephen 41 Habersham Street Hopkins, who directs every film as if it were 912-234-6371 a NASCAR vehicle gunning for the finish line, doesn’t have much faith in the screenIncense • Candles • Cards play by Carey W. Hayes and Chad Hayes, Cd’s • Jewelry since he orchestrates much of the picture (most notably the flashbacks, dream seNew and used Metaphysical books quences and CGI orgies) with all the deliFree Classes cacy of a lumberjack in ballerina slippers. “How to be a Ghost Hunter” (Then again, maybe he merely saw that dreadful House of Wax remake -- written by Call Store for details

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300 1/2

Positioned as the Ultimate Fanboy Movie, this adaptation of the Frank Miller graphic novel is indeed ferocious enough to satisfy basement-dwellers with its gore, violence and chest-pounding machismo while savvy enough to downplay the homoeroticism that will ever-so-subtly cause heretofore unexplained stirrings in the loins of these same armchair warriors. Beyond its demographictargeting, however, its greatest claim to fame is that it’s positioning itself as the next step on the evolutionary CGI ladder.

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year’s Semi-Pro.) Or, in the case of Blades of Glory, “Will Ferrell as a figure skater! Now that’s funny!” His Chazz Michael Michaels, a coarse sex addict who’s also an unlikely skating champion, mines the same comic territory as most Ferrell performances ranging from Talladega Nights to Anchorman and beyond. Since Ferrell is only playing variations on a theme, it’s costar Jon Heder (of Napoleon Dynamite fame) who provides most of the modest chuckles. As Jimmy MacElroy, a rival figure skater who’s forced by circumstances to team with Chazz to become the first male-male figure skating team in history, Heder plays up his character’s delicate traits to the point that they offer a pointed contrast to Ferrell’s predictable boorishness. “You’re like a 15-year-old girl,” taunts Chazz, “only not hot.” After a sluggish beginning, the laughs pick up during the midsection, and I appreciate that Queen’s Flash Gordon theme plays a prominent role in the finale. But otherwise, this is one more assembly line comedy by the Ferrell-StillerVaughn-Wilsons conglomerate (Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn are AWOL here, but Ben Stiller serves as a producer and Luke Wilson pops up in a tiny role).


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plays Rowena Price, an investigative reporter who seems to specialize in scandalous “gotcha” exposes (making her less New York Times and more National Enquirer). Her childhood friend Grace (Nicki Aycox) claims she’s been having an affair with advertising king Harrison Hill (Bruce Willis), so when Grace turns up dead, Rowena and her colleague Miles (Giovanni Ribisi) suspect that Hill, a notorious womanizer, was responsible. Grace creates two fake identities in an attempt to nail Hill -- she poses as a temp at his office and as an online party girl looking for action - but as she continues to juggle separate personas, she begins to realize that other parties might also be involved. This might be the first film in history in which product placement (in this case, Victoria’s Secret) might indirectly infer the guilt or innocence of a major character, though it’s certainly not the first movie in which the tiresome Ribisi plays a patented nutjob.


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AARP Senior Drivers Safety Program Classes will be held April 26 and 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Silk Hope Baptist Church on Pinewood Avenue in Garden City. Call Betty Watson at 234-6477. Classes will be held May 1 and 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Smart Senior at Candler Hospital. Call 3524405. Instructors are needed to teach this program in Chatham, Bryan and Effingham counties. For information, call Chuck at 598-1011. 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. Are You Curious About Feng Shui? This free lecture will be held Thursday, May 3 from 5:30-7 p.m. at The Wisdom Center, corner of Drayton and 40th streets. Learn more about environmental energy flow and explore simple ways to create a healthy, balanced, harmonius space. Contact Barbara Harrison of Coastal Chi at 961-0104 or 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. Automating Your Bookkeeping with QuickBooks A series of three workshops will be held May 1, 8 and 15 at 6 p.m. at Coastal Georgia Center for Continuing Education, 305 Fahm St. The cost of the series is $149 per person. Call 651-3200 or visit Baby sign classes Savannah Speech & Hearing Center is offering Baby Sign classes for babies aged

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Guided Imagery Change your life with guided imagery. 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 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. Upcoming classes are Construction Apprentice Program Orientation on Friday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to noon and History of Happiness on Thursday, April 26 from 2-3 p.m.. I-To-We Free Tele-Class Series for Couples Relationship coach Glenn Cohen will present a free one-hour tele-class every Tuesday at 9 p.m. Learn how to create a peaceful, joyous, passionate and loving relationships. Register at

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): One of the most demanding and exhilarating transitions of 2007 is coming. Here are five tips to help you get maximum enjoyment out of it. (1) Be an early adapter, a quick study, and a resilient improviser. (2) Hang out in places where things are just beginning. (3) Intensify your commitment to the lessons that spontaneity can bring. (4) Be a specialist in uprisings and breakthroughs. (5) Give your generous attention to influences that are pure, innocent, and buoyant. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In the quest for enlightenment, no experience is irrelevant. Meditating for days in a mountaintop sanctuary may work well for some seekers, while others are more likely to uncover hidden truths about the nature of reality as they microwave a burrito in a convenience store or play soccer in the living room with their drunk friends, using a rolled up pair of socks as the ball. Even if your spiritual search usually fits the first description, Gemini, I suspect it will more closely match the second in the coming weeks. The secrets of the Divine Wow are primed to reveal themselves to you in the midst of everyday chaos. CANCER (June 21-July 22): The U.S. Army has dramatically lowered its recruitment standards. Since 2004, the number of new soldiers who’ve entered the ranks even though they’ve committed a crime has risen by over 50 percent. I urge you to move in the opposite

five or more with an organized team. Call 819-8800. Mayan Medical Astrology This seminar with Robin Murphy will be held May 26 and 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the DeSoto Hilton, 15 E. Liberty St. The cost is $175 if paid by May 15. Learn to use the Mayan Calendar as a health and healing diagnostic tool. The workshop will cover Mayan-Egyptian Medical Astrology; Day Signs; Medical Biorhythms and Health; Growth, Aging and Health Cycles. For a flyer, email Barbara Harrison at coastalchi@ 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. Newest Internet Trend Imagine 24 months to financial freedom, 645 percent growth and huge profits. Call 228-5649 to reserve a spot at a free information session. 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 continued on page 42

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): “If you hold your dreams too tightly, you’ll crush their little ribs,” was the message scrawled on the wall of a public restroom I visited today. I immediately recognized that as excellent advice for you. While I’m usually all in favor of cultivating a ferocious devotion towards one’s goals and desires, I’ve noticed lately that your grasp on yours has turned into a manic clench. Please let them breathe better. Give them some slack. Maybe tell yourself a joke about how funny you look applying that death-grip.

Intro to Sea Kayaking Savannah Canoe and Kayak offers an introductory class on sea kayaking every Saturday. The $95 cost includes kayak, gear and lunch. An intermediate class is available on Sundays. Reservations are required. Call 341-9502 or visit Introducing the Work of Byron Katie 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 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 Engage yourself in life-changing strategies. Career; stress reduction; spirituality. Free initial half-hour consultation. Call Cindy Beach, M.S., at 429-7265. Lift Smart Weight training for youths will be held June 3 from 2-5 p.m. at the Candler Wellness Center. The cost is $25 or $20 for groups of

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direction, Cancerian. According to my understanding of the astrological omens, your success in the coming months depends on you raising your expectations, demanding more excellence, and absolutely insisting on ethical impeccability. If you have a goal that seems to require you to lower your standards, I suggest you abandon that goal.

reading of the omens says that from the perspective of Western astrology, it’s very favorable for you Libras. If you’ve been thinking about deepening your commitment to a trustworthy partner, you’ve got cosmic mojo on your side--not just for romantic mergers, but also for business deals, artistic agreements, mutual oaths, and just about any splashy adventures in togetherness.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): “Problem-solving is highly overrated,” says artist Chuck Close. “Problem-creation is far more interesting.” Whether or not you’re inclined to agree with that assessment, Leo, I invite you to make it your hypothesis in the coming week. In other words, put yourself in an experimental mood, and act *as if* problem- creation is where all the action is. How might your life be different if you were not chronically worrying about the dilemma of the hour, but instead were always on the lookout for the next tricky challenge that will awaken sleeping portions of your heart and mind?

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “Dear Rob: My plan has been to steal the man I love right out from under his wife’s nose without feeling a raging case of the guilties. Here’s what I’ve discovered thus far: You can only do something like this if you’re not friends with his wife, and if you love the guy so much that the beating of your heart drowns out the drone of your conscience. Any advice? -Scorpio Under a Spell.” Dear Scorpio: It’s rarely a good idea to break up a committed intimate relationship by stealing one of its members, but it’s an especially unfavorable time to pursue that goal now. May I recommend instead that you sublimate the urge by seducing your inner male? It’s an excellent time for you Scorpios to get *crazy sexy deep* with the part of your psyche that feels like the opposite gender.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You’re capable of pulling off some unprecedented mixing and matching in the coming weeks, Virgo. You could figure out a way to blend oil and water, metaphorically speaking. And you might find a logical loophole that allows you to reasonably compare apples and oranges. But those examples represent only the most obvious ways your skills at juxtaposition could work. You might also, for example, be a matchmaker for the son of a Saudi Arabian oil magnate and a Jewish goth performance artist, or convince the Dalai Lama to have a summit with Paris Hilton. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): On December 10 last year, 36,000 couples got married in Delhi, India. The mad rush to the altar was prompted by Vedic astrologers, who decreed that day to be an auspicious time to wed. I don’t know enough about the Vedic system to judge whether its practitioners would also regard the coming weeks as propitious for ritual unions. But my

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Poet Kay Ryan told the *Christian Science Monitor* that her poems often begin “the way an oyster does, with an aggravation.” Her ultimate intention, however, is to liberate her readers. “I like to think of all good poetry as providing more oxygen into the atmosphere; it just makes it easier to breathe.” I believe this progression from aggravation to liberation is a strategy you could profitably pursue in the coming days, Sagittarius. If you agree to absorb what’s bugging you, you’ll ultimately create an expansive new swath of breathing room for yourself and everyone around you. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): In *The Book of Thoth,* Aleister Crowley says that for Capricorns, the impulse to create can be so strong that it transcends

logic, ignores tradition, and eschews foresight. It might even be “divinely unscrupulous, sublimely careless of result.” Why is this urge so wild? The formula for Capricorn, he writes, is “the complete appreciation of all existing things . . . rejoicing in the rugged and barren no less than in the smooth and fertile.” While his assessment might be a bit extreme, it does contain far more than a few grains of truth--especially as it applies to you in the coming weeks. Given the current astrological omens, I believe your will to create will be relentless, majestic, and primordial. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): According to the macrobiotic approach to diet, the healthiest food for you to eat is that which has been grown near you, or at least in the same latitude. Unless you live in the tropics, for instance, bananas shouldn’t be on your menu. Let’s make that meme your Metaphor of the Week, Aquarius. According to my interpretation of the omens, all your best bets will be local and homegrown. You should pluck pleasures that are close by, and avoid temptations beckoning from a distance. You should trust clues that arrive from sources you can personally verify, and be skeptical of those from friends of friends of friends. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Summing up his ongoing attempts to understand the truth about reality, *San Francisco Chronicle* columnist Jon Carroll wrote, “I am grasping one hair at the end of the tail of a very large tiger, whose exact nature and intentions are not known to me, nor will they ever be. I can only hope to describe a few things about the hair. And I could be wrong.” While this is in general an apt description of the quest most of us are on, I think it’s overly modest in light of your current astrological omens. For the foreseeable future, Pisces, I bet you’ll have the tiger’s entire tail in your clutches, and your ability to extrapolate from it to surmise the nature of the whole tiger will be extraordinary. w

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will go to Park Place Outreach. Visit www. First Steps -- Parents of Newborns This parent education and support program is based at St. Joseph’s/Candler. Registration for training for new volunteers is being accepted. Call 819-6910. 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 Game Developers eXchange 2007 A game development conference will be held Friday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. The keynote speaker is Michael Capps, president of Epic Games. Admission is $50, which includes admission to the Women in Games international conference, Advancing Your Career in Game Development. which will be held Thursday, April 26 from 1-7:30 p.m. at River Club, 3 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. To register, visit 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 for details and rates.


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photograph and shoot for the best effect. Call 660-6994 or Psych-K Workshop Apply “The Secret” to your live. Put an end to self-sabotage or depression. Start achieving life’s goals and release negative beliefs and replace them with positive ones. Sessions will be held Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. at Unity of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. The cost is $300 or $250 with early-bird discount. Pay a $50 deposit by Arpil 20 and pay the balance of $200 at the door. Online registration is available at or visit Call Marguerite Berrigan at 247-6484. 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. Riding Lessons Norwood Stables in Sandfly near the Isle of Hope is offering riding lessons for ages 6 through 76, including Hunt Seat (English) or Dressage. The stables also offers summer camps, rentals, leasing, boarding and horses for sale. For a tour, call 356-1387. 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 Free folklore classes also are offered on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Savannah Shakespeare Festival Classes A scene study class with an emphasis on this year’s Shakespeare Festival production will be presented Sundays from 4-6 p.m. 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. Seventh Annual AASU Visual & Performing Arts Camp for Children will run weekdays June 11-22. The camp is open to ages seven thru 13. Tuition and fees total $225, or $205 if paid by May 1. Appications are available at the AASU Fine Arts building. For info, call 927-5325. ShapeDown Summer Camp A family-based, age-specific, behavior modification intervention that addresses food, activity, social and family issues. Call 819-8800. Spring Visual Art Classes The City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs is registering students for its spring visual arts classes. Day and evening classes are offered in ceramics, painting, jewelry making and stained glass for children, teens and adults. All classes are held at S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St. Class fees include instruction, use of studio space, use of equipment and all materals and tools required. Visit or call 651-4248.

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TechFest will be held Friday, April 27 from 2-5:30 p.m. at Georgia Tech Savannah. Students and businesses are encouraged to register online by April 20. Visit for details. Train Smart A strength and conditioning camp for kids ages 10-18 will be held June 6 through July 27 at the St. Joseph’s/Candler Wellness Center and adjacent Hull Field. The cost for four weeks is $70 and the cost for eight weeks is $130. Call 819-8800. Tybee Island Marine Science Center offers hands-on classes for students of all ages from pre-kindergarten through adults. Classes include microscope labs, squid dissection, guided beach walks and tours of the Science Center. Call 786-5917 or visit www. U.S. Power Squadron University is offering courses that can be appplied to Inshore, Coastal, Advanced Coastal and Offshore certifications. They are Using GPS, which will be offered April 28; On Board Weather Forecasting, which will be offered May 5; and Using VHF & DSC Marine Radio, which will be offered May 12. For information, visit or call JB at 898-9460, email jbanddale@ or call Squadron Education Officer Wilford H. Ross Jr. at 756-3277. There is a nominal charge for materials.. Value, Texture & Perspective Workshop will be held May 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Senior Ciziten’s Gallery, 3025 Bull St. The cost is $25 for members of the Savannah Art Association and $35 for nonmembers. Contact Grace Rohland at 5988217, Ila Scolla at 897-5612 or Francis Mills at 355-0448. Volunteer 101 This 30-minute course will cover several topics, including finding a volunteer position that suits your interests and goals, helping you find a reasonable position that fits into your schedule, and reviewing the benefits of volunteering. It will be held Thursdays, May 3 at 5 p.m. at Savannah State University, and May 17 at 6 p.m. at the United Way, 428 Bull St. To register for one of these classes, call Summer at 651-7725 or visit for information. The Wisdom Center A series of free workshops for the “evolved” will be presented every week through May. Spiritual Awakenings and Meditations for the Evolved will be presented on Mondays, Masterminding: Thoughts are Things will be presented Tuesdays and previews of the DVD The Secret with a workshop facilitated by Veronica Nance will be presented on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, Feng Shui in Your Life with Barbara Harrison of Coastal Chi will be presented. A $5 donation is requested. Call 236-3660 for reservations.

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AASU Sci-Fi Fantasy Club This is an official student club of Armstrong Atlantic State University that accepts non-students as associate members. It is devoted to the exploration and enjoyment of the genres of science fiction and fantasy. Activities include book discussions, movie screenings, role playing game sessions,

board and card games, guest speakers, episode marathons and armor demonstrations. Provides guest speakers to educators upon request. Call Michael at 220-8129, send e-mail to or or visit http:// Bike Night with Mikie 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 ChiSavannah/. Civil Air Patrol is the civilian, volunteer auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and is involved in search and rescue, aerospace education and cadet programs. Meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. for cadets (12-18 years old) and 7 p.m. for adult members at the former Savannah Airport terminal building off Dean Forest Road. Visit, send e-mail to, or call Capt. Jim Phillips at 412-4410. Clean Coast meets monthly on the first Monday at the Jewish Educational Alliance, 5111 Abercorn St. Check for event schedule. Coastal Bicycle Touring Club of Savannah Visit for meeting schedule and more information. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at Tubby’s Tank House restaurant in Thunderbolt at 6:30 p.m. 728-5989. 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. Contact mimi.thegoddessfactory@gmail. com or visit Daughters of Destiny An ongoing seminar for women who want to make changes in their lives. All religions, all ages, are welcome. Meets the first Monday of the month and every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at The Little Red House, 12 E. 41st St. Call 663-0894. Discussion Group for Unsung Heroes You may not require recognition but someone else may want to know your story and it could make a difference in your life. Discussion groups or meetings will be set up. For info, send e-mail to unsung-heros@ English Style Table Soccer Savannah Subbuteo Club. Call 667-7204 or visit Geechee Sailing Club meets the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Dr. in Thunderbolt. Open to all interested in boating and related activities. Call 234-1903. Historic Victorian Neighborhood

| Happenings a monthly weekend ride to take over the streets downtown. Show off your scoot and ride with pride -- put ‘em in a line and watch the stares. Contact Travis at or Savannah Shag Club offers shag music every Wednesday and Friday at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 36 on Victory Drive. Savannah Ski Club 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 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. Sea Scout Venture Crew The Coastal Empire Council Boy Scouts of America has teamed up with the Tybee Light Power Squadron to organize a co-ed program for high school students that will give them an introduction to sailing, boating and water safety. Students must be currently enrolled in high school. Call 927-7272. Take Back the Night Collective meets every Monday at 6 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. The group will meet until the event, which is scheduled for Friday, April 13 at Forsyth Park. Call Kara at 867-0487.

Tybee Performing Arts Society meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the old Tybee school All interested, please attend or send e-mail to ried793@ Urban Professionals meets first Fridays at 7:30 p.m. at Vu at the Hyatt on Bay Street. If you’re not having fun, you’re not doing it right. Call 272-9830 or send e-mail to Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 671 meets monthly at the American Legion Post 135, 1108 Bull St. Call James Crauswell at 927-3356. The Young Professionals of Savannah For information, contact Leigh Johnson at 659-9846..


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 Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. A continued on page 44

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from the shape note tradition. This nondenominational community musical activity emphasizes participation, not performance. Songs are from The Sacred Harp, an oblong songbook first published in 1844. Call 6550994. Savannah Art Association meets the second Thursday of the month from 6-8 p.m. Call 232-7731. Savannah Brewers’ League Meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at Moon River Brewing Co., 21 W. Bay St. 447-0943. Call 447-0943 or visit and click on Clubs, then Savannah Brewers League. Savannah 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 or Dave Armstrong at Savannah Council, Navy League of the United States has a dinner meeting the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December) at 6 p.m. at the Hunter Club, Hunter Army Airfield. Call John Findeis at 748-7020. Savannah Fencing Club offers beginning classes Tuesday and Thursday evenings for six weeks. Fees are $40. Some equipment is provided. After completing the class, you may become a member of the Savannah Fencing Club for $5 per month. Experienced fencers are welcome to join. Call 429-6918 or send email to 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 Savannah Newcomers Club 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 Scooter Gang Connecting local riders to swap tips, stories, parts, mods and secrets. No obligation other than networking, and possibly arranging




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Association meets the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion, Post 135, 1108 Bull St. between Park Avenue and Duffy Street. Call 236-8546. Low Country Turners This is a club for wood-turning enthusiasts. Call Hank Weisman at 786-6953. Military Order of the Purple Heart Ladies Auxiliary meets the first Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. at American Legion Post 184 in Thunderbolt. Call 786-4508. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) Meet new friends and enjoy a welcome break. Hear guest speakers on topics relevant to mothering, along with discussion time, creative activities and more, because mothering matters. Call for the location, date and time of the next meeting. MOPS is for all mothers with children from birth to kindergarten. Child care is provided. Visit or call 898-4344. No Kidding! is the area’s first social club for single and married adults who do not have children. Meet other non-parents at events and activities. For information on No Kidding! visit or send e-mail to PURE: Photographers Using Real Elements Join with other photographers and artists to celebrate the authentic photography processes of black and white film and paper development using chemicals in a darkroom. Help in the creation and promotion of Savannah’s first cooperative darkroom space to enhance the lives of working photographers and introduce the community to the magic of all classic photo chemical processes. Meets Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Metro Coffee House, 402 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Contack Kathleen Thomas at Rogue Phoenix Sci-Fi Fantasy Club Members of Starfleet International and The Klingon Assault Group meet twice a month, on the first Sunday at 4 pm. at Books-AMillion and the third Tuesday at Chen’s Chinese Restaurant at 20 E. Derenne Ave. at 7:30 p.m. Call 692-0382, email kasak@ or visit St. Almo The name stands for Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others. Informal dog walks are held Sundays (weather permitting). Meets at 6 p.m. at Canine Palace, 618 Abercorn St. (Time changes with the season.) Call 234-3336. Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its Taste of Southside Business Connection on Thursday, April 26 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Armstrong Center at AASU. The cost is $5 for members and $15 for non-members. Contact Susan Smith at 644-6434 or Savannah Area Landlord & Real Estate Investors Association Learn to be a real estate investor or landlord. Group meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Spiva Law Group, 12020 Abercorn St. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Savannah Area Sacred Harp Singers The public is invited to come and sing early American music and folk hymns


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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 Argentine Tango Practice and Lesson Learn the dance while having fun Sundays from 1:30-3:30 at the Doris Martine Dance Studio, 7360 Skidaway Rd. $2 per person. Call 925-7416. Ballroom Dance Party The Moon River Dancers will hold their monthly party Saturday, May 19 at 7 p.m. with a basic lesson on the Samba. The social dance will be from 8-10:30 p.m. at Islands Community Center, 160 Whitemarsh Island Rd. The cost is $6 for members and $10 for non-members. Beginners and singles are welcome. Covered dish. Call 961-9960 or 655-4985. Basic Ballroom Class Learn the Rumba and the Samba from the Moon River Dancers on Saturday, May 5 from 1-3 p.m. at the West Broad YMCA, 1110 May St. The cost is $3. Beginners and singles are welcome. Call 961-9960 or 6554985 for information.

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 Visit Flamenco Enthusiasts Dance or learn flamenco in Savannah with the Flamenco Cooperative. Meetings are held on Saturdays from 1 to 2:30 or 3 p.m. at the Maxine Patterson School of Dance. Any level welcome. If you would like to dance, accompany or sing, contact Laura Chason at Mahogany Shades of Beauty Inc. offers dance classes, including hip hop, modern, jazz, West African, ballet, lyrical and step, as well as modeling and acting classes. All ages and all levels are welcome. Call Mahogany B. at 272-8329. Mommy and Me Dance Class Little dancers ages 18 months to 3 years get an introduction to dance and creative movement. Classes are Tuesdays from 10:3011:15 a.m. at the Gretchen Greene School of Dance, located on Wilmington Island. Call 897-4235 or visit The Savannah Shag Club Savannah’s original shag club meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Doubles Lounge in the Holiday Inn Midtown and Fridays at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 36 on Victory Drive. Shag-Beach Bop-Etc. Savannah

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2007 Savannah Film Festival Passes on Sale The 2007 Savannah Film Festival will run Oct. 27 through Nov. 3. Passes range in price from $150 to $750 and are available now. Call the Trustees Theater Box at 525-5050 or visit UU Film Group meets the last Friday of each month. Movies range from foreign, documentary to the eclectic. There is no fee. Call for details at 655-0482 or e-mail


A balanced life 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. Cardiorespiratory Endurence Training will be offered by Chatham County Park Services for persons 18 and up at Tom Triplett Park on Tuesdays from 5:306:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 8-9 a.m. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and will be required to sign a

waiver form before participating. All classes are free. Call 652-6780 or 965-9629. Center for Wellbeing Hatha Yoga classes are offered Monday and Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Suite 203 of the Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. Cost is $30 for four sessions or $50 for 8 sessions. 819-6463. Call Kelley at 441-6653. Free Nutritional Counseling/Body Fat Testing by certified nutritional consultants. Muscle Quest Sports Nutrition Center, 109 Jefferson St. downtown. Call ahead to reserve a space at 232-4784. 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 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 The Jewish Education Alliance Join Amy Levy at 9:45 am on Fridays for yoga. Fee is $35 per month, Water Aerobics, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 10:30 am. Fee is $42 a month for up to 16 sessions, Step Aerobics will be offered at the JEA on Thursday’s at 6:15 am. Cost is $35 per month. Call Drew Edmonds at 3558111. Kids Fitness An ongoing fitness class for kids 8-16 with weight concerns meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-5:45 p.m. at the Candler Heart & Lung building. Call 819-8800. Ladies Living Smart fitness club provides nutritional education and exercise to encourage lifestyle changes at the St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. at 5:30 p.m. Call 447-6605. Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meditation Class Savannah Yoga Center is offering a meditation and Pranayama (breathing) class on Saturday mornings from 8:45 a.m.-9:15 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 Outdoor Fitness Boot Camp Classes are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 a.m. at Forsyth Park and 7:30 a.m. at Daffin Park. Free the week of April 30. Call Jennifer at 224-0406 or visit www. 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.

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to 12:30 p.m. and Yoga Flow Level II and III from 5-6:30 p.m. Drop-ins welcome. Single class $12, 8-class package for $75 and 15-class package for $120. Eight-week sessions in Kripalu Yoga, Mommy and Me Yoga and Prenatal Yoga also are available for $75 for the session. Call 898-0361 or email Yogalates Classes are offered by St. Joseph’s/Candler Center for WellBeing on Thursdays from 5:45-6:45 p.m. in Suite 203 of the Candler Heart and Lung Building, 5356 Reynolds St. The cost is $30 for four sessions or $50 for eight sessions. Call 819-6463.

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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 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. Savannah Pride, Inc. 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. Standout 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.


Alzheimer’s Association’s Docs and Desserts People with questions about Alzheimer’s and other dementias can ask experts at this program, which will be held April 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Habersham House Senior Residence, 5200 Habersham St. RSVP by April 20 by calling Jenny House at 920-2231. Can’t Sleep? Can’t sleep or stay asleep? Hypnosis and guided imagery works. Call 927-3432 for more information. Case Management Program St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St., will sponsor a client assessment and referral service that assists individuals in obtaining health care and medical assistance, indigent services, housing and other social services. Call 4476605 or 232-2003. Choose to Be Healthy Learn to go within, find balance/healing and access inner wisdom and peace. Offering free sample of Reiki Energy Medicine. Contact Ellen Farrell, MA, NCC, LPC at or 247-4263.

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Savannah Yoga Center 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, 9-10:30a.m. hot yoga flow levels 1 and 2 with Brent, 6-7:30 pm Dynamic Flow All Levels w/ Brent. On Wednesday, 12-1:30 p.m., Iyengar All Levles with Laura, 6-7:30 pm Hot Yoga All Levels w/ Katie. On Thursday, 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, 8:45-9:15 a.m., Free Meditation with Amanda (suggested donation is $5. 100% of proceeds go to local charity), 9:30-10:45 a.m. All Levels Flow Yoga with Amanda and 11a.m. to 12:15 p.m. All Levels Flow Yoga with 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 or visit Senior Power Hour is a program for people over 55. Health and wellness professionals help reach fitness goals. The program may include, but isn’t limited to, strength training, cardio for the heart, flexibility, balance, basic healthy nutrition and posture concerns. Call 8987714. 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. Teen Yoga Class 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. Water aerobics at the JEA The Jewish Educational Alliance is offering aquatics classes. Call Shannon at 748-2393. Women on Weights is a series of one-hour training sessions led by a certified personal trainer who develops different routines throughout the month. The routines may include but aren’t limited to strength training, cardio training for the heart, flexibility, balance and weight management. Meets twice a week for a one-hour session. Call 898-7714. 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. The Yoga Room Monday: Vinyasa from 5-6:15 p.m., Open Flow Level I and II 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday: Yoga Flow Level II and III from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday: Yoga Flow Level I from 10-11:30 a.m. and Open Flow Level I and II from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday: Power Yoga from 6:30-7:45 p.m. Friday: Vinyasa from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Yoga Flow Level I from 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday: Yoga Flow Level I from 10-11:15 a.m., Power Yoga from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Seated Meditation from 1-1:30 p.m. Sunday: Vinyasa from 11 a.m.

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Community Cardiovascular Council, Inc. offers free blood pressure checks Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1900 Abercorn St. Call 232-6624. Community HealthCare Center is a non-profit organization that provides free medical care for uninsured individuals who work or live in Chatham County and do not qualify for Medicare or Medicaid. All patients receive free examinations, medicine through the patient assistance program and free lab work. Women receive free pap tests and mammograms. Call 692-1451 to see if you qualify for services. Located at 310 Eisenhower Dr., No. 5, Medical Center. Dual Recovery Anonymous This 12-step program addresses all addictions and mental health recovery. Persons who are recovering from an addiction and a mental health problem can send e-mail to for information. Eating Disorders/Self Harm Support Group A 12-step group for people with eating disorders and self-harm disorders. For information, call Brandon Lee at 927-1324. Every Step Counts Survivor Walk This monthly cancer survivors’ walk is free and open to all survivors and their loved ones. Call DeDe Cargill at 398-6654. Free blood pressure checks and blood sugar screenings are conducted at three locations within St. Joseph’s/Candler. From 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 5:15-7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, checks will be offered at the St. Joseph’s/Candler African-American Health Information and Resource Center, 1910 Abercorn St. Call 447-6605 to make an appointment. Checks are offered every Monday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Smart Senior office, No. 8 Medical Arts Center. No appointment is necessary. Checks will be offered Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Community Center at 812 W. 36th St. Call 447-0578. Free health seminar St. Joseph’s/Candler will present Newest Trends in Surgical and Non-surgical Cosmetic Procedures on Tuesday, May 1 at 7 p.m. in the Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital. The speakers will be doctors E. Ronald Finger, Michael R. Huntley and Thomas W. Horn. To make a reservation, call 819-3368.

Free hearing & speech screening Every Thursday morning from 9-11 a.m. at the Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, 1206 E. 66th Street. Call 355-4601. Gastric Bypass Surgery Session Memorial Health Bariatrics presents free informational sessions every Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Medical Education Auditorium with Dr. John Angstadt and other staff members, who discuss obesity and the surgical process. Free. Call 350-DIET or visit Georgia Cares Medicare Part D Assistance The toll-free hotline is 1-800-669-8387. HIV/AIDS and STD awareness training My Brothaz Home, Inc., a local nonprofit HIV/AIDS organization, offers free HIV/ AIDS and STD awareness training, risk reduction counseling and prevention case management to individual males and groups of males. Upon completion of the training, a monetary incentive and educational materials will be given to each participant. Call 231-8727. Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Clinic is offered by St. Joseph’s/Candler and Emory. Patients can receive pre and post-operative care at the clinic rather than travel to Atlanta. Call Karen Traver, R.N. Transplant Coordinator, at 819-8350. La Leche League of Savannah Call Phoebe at 897-9261. Lose Weight like Mark Merlis on Dateline. Safe, effective, reasonable cost. Researchers at the University of Connecticut found that people who used hypnosis lost 60 percent more weight than any other method. The Alpha Institute, 927-3432. Mammograms St. Joseph’s/Candler will be performing mammograms to screen for breast cancer in its mobile screening unit. Mammograms will be performed May 2 and 16 at the SJ/C Medical Group in Rincon. For appointments, call 819-6800. SJ/C accepts most insurance plans. Financial assistance is available to women who qualify. Memorial Health blood pressure check are offered free every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at GenerationOne. 3507587.

Memorial Health CPR training FitnessOne provides American Heart Association courses each month to certify individuals in infant, child and adult CPR. The cost is $30. Call 350-4030 or visit www. Memorial Health group meditation sessions are offered free to the public every Tuesday from 5:30-6 p.m. on the third floor of the Center for Advanced Medicine. Memorial Health heart risk assessment is held once a month at FitnessOne. The appointment takes about 40 minutes and the cost is $50. Call Midge at 350-4042. Memorial Health Joint Replacement Lecture This free orthopedic lecture series is held the third Tuesday of each month from 6:15-7:30 p.m. in the Medical Education Auditorium at Memorial Health to educate the community about the risk factors of arthritis, the prevention of arthritis and medical and surgical joint replacement. To register, call 350-3603. Memorial Health SET Focus Group This is a program to encourage Sickle Cell patients ages 11 to 18 and their parents/ caregivers to learn more about Sickle Cell disease. Call Donna at 350-5616 or Saundra at 350-3396. Narcotics Anonymous When at the end of the road you find that you no longer can function with or without drugs, there’s a simple, spiritual, non-religious program known as Narcotics Anonymous. Call 238-5925 for the Savannah Lowcountry Area Narcotics Anonymous meeting schedule. Pain in the Neck Month Spine & Sport is recognizing April as Pain in the Neck Month by providing stretches for the neck and information about how posture can cause or prevent neck pain. Visit or visit the Wilmington Island office in the Kroger Shopping Center or the Rincon office in Goshen Commercial Park. Call 826-3797 or 898-7714. Parkinson’s in the Park Cheri Zaun, a golf professional and Parkinson’s patient, will be the keynote speaker at this event, set for May 5 at the R.B. Baker Lake in Springfield. On Friday, she will conduct a golf clinic and have a friendly putting competiton to raise funds for local programs and research.

Planned Parenthood Hotline First Line is a statewide hotline for women who want information on health services. Open every night from 7-11p.m. 1-800-2647154. The Quit Line a toll-free resource that provides counseling, screening, support and referral services for all Georgia residents 18 or older and concerned parents of adolescents who are using tobacco. Call 1-877-270-STOP or visit www. SouthCoast Medical Group Flu Shots SouthCoast is offering flu shots at a discounted price of $14. No appointment is necessary. Locations are at 1326 Eisnehower Dr. and 9 Chatham Center South, Suite C, in Savannah, 1000 Towne Center Blvd. in Pooler and 10055 Ford Ave., Suite 5A in Richmond Hill. Stop Smoking Researchers at the University of Iowa combined 600 studies covering 72,000 people and found that hypnosis is the most effective way to stop smoking. Call the Alpha Institute. 927-3432. Super 2 Access Clinic Super 2 Access (After Cancer Cure Evaluation Strategy and Support) is a clinic for children and adolescents who completed cancer treatment at least two years ago. For information, call Pam at 658-2215 or Donna at 667-8943. United Way’s 2-1-1 Program The mission of this 2-1-1 service center is to provide a streamlined process of receiving health and human service information, as well as providing the opportunity to donate goods and volunteer services. Services include help with debt management, childcare, food pantries, health care and many other problems facing residents of Chatham, Effingham, Liberty, Bryan and Glynn counties. Call 2-1-1 (Cell phones must dial 651-7730.) or visit Wanted: CPR and First Aid Instructors The Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross is looking for instructors. Call 6515371 or send email to


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Annual Book Sale The Georgia Historical Society will hold its annual book sale on Friday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rare titles, history, biographies, general non-fiction, local interest titles, popular fiction and more will be offered for sale. The sale will benefit the GHS library and archives. Donated books will be accepted through April 20. Circle of Sister/Brotherhood Book Club meets the last Sunday at 4 p.m. at the center, 1910 Abercorn St. 447-6605. The Garden Guide of the Lower South The release of the third edition of this guide, put together by the Trustees Garden Club of Savannah, is available in stores or it can be ordered by mail for $24.50. Checks should be made payable to Trustees Garden Club and mailed to Box 24215, Savannah, 314054215. Include your complete name and address with your order. All procedds go to the club’s beautification and restoration projects. Sensational Minds An African-American book store at 129 E. Montgomery Cross Rd. in the Oakhurst Shopping Plaza that carries books in 22 different categories, from fiction and nonfiction to cooking, religions, education and more. Also journals, Bible covers, stationery and gifts. Seth Material Book Discussion Group If you’ve read these concepts and would like to discuss them with others, call 224-2120. The group will meet Mondays at 6 p.m. for 8 weeks. There is no cost. Tea time at Ola’s is a new book discussion group that meets the fourth Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Ola Wyeth Branch Library, 4 E. Bay St. Call Beatrice Wright at 652-3660. Bring your ideas and lunches. Tea will be provided. 2325488 or 652-3660. Warriors of Christian Poetics Seeking Christian poets, rappers and singers for a Christian poetry troupe. Call 912-4504827.

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Chanted Office of Compline The Service of Compline, ”Saying good night to God,” is chanted Sundays at 9 p.m. by the Compline Choir of Christ Church Savannah (Episcopal), on Johnson Square. Christian Businessmen’s Committee meets for a prayer breakfast every Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. at Peggy Lynn’s Country Cooking, 3718 Ogeechee Rd. Call 964-4297. Ekklesia, The Church Do church in a casual and relaxed setting on Saturday nights. Fellowship begins at 6 p.m., praise and worship at 6:30 p.m. in the BSU building on Abercorn between the Publix Shopping Center and the Armstrong campus. Call 596-4077. Energy Share Circle at Dovestar Experience the power of healing energy through reiki, alchemical body work, shamaballa and yoga bodywork every Friday at 7 p.m. Free. 11911 Middleground Rd. Call 920-0801. Manifestation Gathering at Dovestar is held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Learn ancient techniques to connect with your personal power to insure success for all your wishes for prosperity on a mental, emotional, physical and spiritual level. Free. Call 920-0801. Meditation Group This free meditation group meets every first Saturday day from 9-10 a.m. at 6205 Abercorn St., No. 203. Arrive by 11:55 a.m. and go to the front door. To reserve a space, email Ellen Farrell at or call 247-4263. Nicodemus by Night An open forum is held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at 223 E. Gwinnett St. Overcoming by Faith Services with the Rev. Ricky Temple are held Saturday from 6-7:30 p.m. at 9700 Middleground Rd. Sunday worship services are 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Call 927-8601. Path of the Pagan The group will teach and learn from each other, creating a sacred space. Free. Meets Sundays from 7-9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church Fellowship Hall, East Macon Street. Call 356-9343. Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) meet Sundays, 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 W. President St., Savannah. Call Janet Pence at 247-4903. St. Paul the Apostle Centennial Celebration The Episcopal Church of St. Paul the Apostle at 34th and Abercorn streets will

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present an organ concert by Gerald Carper of Macon April 29 at 7:30 p.m. as part of its Centennial Celebration. A reception will follow. This event is free and open to the public. Call 232-0274. Savannah Buddhist Sitting Group meets Sundays from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, on Habersham Street at East Harris and East Macon Streets, on Troup Square. Please arrive and be seated no later than 8:55 a.m. Sitting and walking meditation and Dharma talk or reading. All practices are welcome. Newcomers should contact Cindy Beach, lay ordained Soto Zen Buddhist, at 429-7265 for sitting instruction. Soka Gakkai of America (SGI-USA) SGI-USA is an American Buddhist movement for world peace that practices Nichiren Buddhism by chanting NAM MYOHO RENGE KYO. For information, call SGI-USA at 232-9121. Thank You God, for Onions is a children’s book written by Savannah Christian Church NextGEN Spiritual Growth Pastor Mark Tenniswood. It is for children ages 4-8 and costs $15. The books are available at The Source bookstore at the church. Unitarian Universalist Beloved Community Church Services begin Sunday at 11 a.m. at 707 Harmon St. Coffee and discussion follow each service. Religious education for grades 1-8 is offered. For information, call 2336284 or 786-6075, e-mail Celebrating diversity. Working for justice. Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah A liberal religious community where different people with different beliefs gather as one faith. The service will be held Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Troup Square Sanctuary. For information, call 234-0980, or send e-mail to or visit www.jinglebellchurch org. The Uncommon Denomination. Unity of Savannah A church of unconditional love and acceptance. Sunday service is at 11 a.m. Youth church and childcare also are at 11 a.m. 2320 Sunset Blvd. Call 355-4704 or visit Warriors of Christian Poetics Calling all Christian poets, rappers and singers are needed for a Christian poetry troupe. Call 912-450-4827. Wildwood United Methodist  Church invites you to its morning worship at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday followed by Sunday morning worship fellowship at 10:30 a.m. and Sunday School at 10:45 a.m. Wildwood UMC is located at 4912 Garrard Ave. east of the south end of the Chatham Parkway. Woodlawn United Methodist Church Sunday school is at 9:45, worship at 10:50 a.m. and 6 p.m. 2502 Highway 80, Garden City. Women’s Bible Study at the Women’s Center of Wesley Community Centers. Call 447-5711 or stop by 1601 Drayton Street. w

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Dolphin Project of Georgia Boat owners, photographers and other volunteers are needed to help conduct scientific research which will take place one weekend during the months of January, April, July and October. Must be at least 18 years old. Call 232-6572 or visit www. Migratory Songbirds Enjoy Savannah’s urban forest with a Wilderness Southeast guide on April 26 and May 3 from 7-8:30 a.m. Meet at the Forsyth Park fountain. Suggested donation is $5 per person. Reservations are requested. Call 897-5108 or email Native Medicinal Plant Walk This walk on Saturday, April 28 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the SavannahOgeechee Canal Museum is sponsored by Wilderness Southeast. Naturopathic healing specialist Peter Brodhead will lead the walk to forage for and learn both historical and current medicinal uses for native plants. The fee is $15. Take a walk on the wild side at the Oatland Island Education Center. The “Native Animal Nature Trail” features a variety of live animals and landscapes and winds through maritime forest, freshwater wetland and salt marsh habitats. Located 5 miles east of downtown off the Islands Expressway. M-F:9 a.m.-4 p.m. and most Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $3 per person for everyone over 4. 898-3980 or visit Tybee Island Marine Science Center Visit the center to discover the Georgia coast. The exhibits and aquariums are home to more than 100 species of fish, reptiles, amphibians, corals and other interesting sea creatures. Beach Discovery Walks are offered Fridays and Saturdays at 2 p.m. Call 786-5917 for information about current programs. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for children 3-16. The center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Tuesdays when it is open 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers needed for Tybee Marine Center Tybee Marine Science Center is looking for volunteers interested in supporting educational programs. Help is needed with touch tank presentations, animal care, special events, sea turtle monitoring, outreach programs, gift shop and office duties. Call 7865917 or visit Wild Island A Wilderness Southeast licensed boat captain will take participants winding through the marsh creeks of Wassaw Island National Wildlife Refuge. Observe dolphins and other life of the estuary along the way. On the island, a naturalist will help participants explore the beach, dunes and maritime forest. Bring lunch and a water bottle. The fee is $65. Reservations and a deposit are


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ror and nightstand (chest available). All wood, new in boxes. Can deliver. $1200. 912-313-2303. YAMAHA ELECTRIC PIANO P-120 with built-in speakers. Cover & stand included. Hardly used. $1000 Firm (money order only). Call 912-272-3911, leave message & phone number for return call.


Dogs for Sale EXTREMELY GENTLE AND SWEET 2.5 year old beautiful black fem a l e l a b / s h e p h e rd m i x . 5 1 pounds. Needs an owner who will provide lots of cuddling/petting and will walk her almost e v e r y d a y. C o s t $ 6 0 . C a l l 308-8775.


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Name brand, 3 piece, King Pillow COASTAL PET SITTER top mattress set. New in wrap- Quality, Loving Care For Your Pet ping. Can deliver. 912-313-2303. W h i l e Yo u A r e Aw a y. Vi s i t : Or Call 912-443-1392 for Rates.

DOUBLE PILLOW-TOP KING MATTRESS. Brand new mattress includes 2 pc boxspring. New if factory wrapper... must see to appreciate. First $199 takes it. C a n h e l p w i t h d e l i v e r y. Name brand still sealed in plastic. Sacrifice $135. 912-966-9937. 912-964-1494.






Dining Room $950

Full size mattress set. New in plastic. Can deliver, $125.

SET INCLUDES: Headboard, footboard, rails, dresser, mirror and nightstand. All pieces have a Call now 912-401-9030 beautiful high-gloss finish. Brand NEW, still in factory boxes. List $2299. Sacrifice for $699. Can A brand name queen set (inDeliver. 912-313-2303. cludes box) never used and still in bag, $125. KING size brand KING PLUSH mattress & box set. NEW, in plastic, sacrifice $200. New in plastic. Can deliver. Can deliver 964-1494. MEMORY FOAM 912-965-9652. MATTRESS A BRAND NEW and Box still in plastic, queen size mattress & box. $500. Must sell fast. Still in plastic. Must sell, $75. Call today Delivery available. Call today 912-401-9030 at 912-401-9030. delivery available. ALL WOOD cherry sleigh bed Orthopedic Mattress Set. Inwith rails. Still in box, $275. cludes boxspring and warranty. 965-9652. Still in original packaging. Must sell $140. 912-313-2303. CHERRY SLEIGH BEDQueen Ann Rice ROOM SET Poster Bedroom set. Brand new new, still in factory boxes. in the boxes. Must sell fast. De$799. Call 912-401-9030 livery Available. Retail, $6000, Delivery Available! sacrifice for $2999. Call 912-401-9030. TRADITIONAL CHERRY four poster rice bed. Queen/king 9 piece cherry, solid wood table, poster bed with dresser and mir-

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Part Time HARD WORKING & RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUALS NEEDED The Express Cafe, 39 Barnard Street Has openings for front counter servers. Applicants must have reliable transportation and be available to work 6-10am and/or 10am-4pm, weekdays and 8:30am-4pm weekends. All Applicants must be able to work at least 4 days each week. Applicants need to be energetic, reliable & work well with others. Applicants must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, and we aren’t kidding when we say fast paced! Starting pay for this position is $6.25/hr. plus tips. All applicants must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. To inquire about this position come by 39 Barnard St. ONLY between 8-10:30am Monday-Friday or e-mail your resume to EOE

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Drivers Wanted Drivers CDL A Co.

$.40 CPM. full benefits! Holiday Pay, 401k O/O: 69% billed revenue w/our trailer 80% w/yours! 100% fuel surcharge stop/detention pay. 1 year verifiable w/150k miles. 800-387-0088.

DUMP TRUCK Drivers Needed!

To Pay, Good hours. Must be 21 yrs. of age w/clean MVR and CDL. Must pass drug test. Call 912-756-6016.

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General ADVANTAGE COUNSELING SERVICES has immediate openings for LPCs or LCSWs. Candidates must have knowledge of children with emotional and behavior problems! ALSO HIRING: RNs and CACC2s. Must have experience with clients with mental diagnosis and substance abuse. Salary and full benefits! Great work environment! Please fax or email resume and cover letter to: Advantage Counseling Services Fax # 912-877-0382

ASSISTANT GRAPHIC DESIGN position available at a silkscreening and sign shop in Savannah. Must have knowledge of vector graphics and Photoshop/Illustrator. Please call Casey at 912-233-9941. BENEFITS SPECIALIST 15 Year Old Health Benefits Company, Seeking Serious Homeworker Contact: Yvonne George Toll Free: 888-338-2574 visit:

DISHWASHER/BUS PERSON NEEDED Must be able to work in a fast paced environment. Must be dependable & punctual. Starting salary $6.50/hour plus tips. Average weekly hours needed 20. Apply Monday-Thursday between 11-11:30am. All applicants must be able to pass drug screen and background check. The Express Cafe & Bakery. 39 Barnard Street. EOE. GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY, a unit of the University System of Georgia, with an enrollment of approximately 16,425 students, invites applicants for the following vacancies: Administrative Secretary (Req. # 1572); Labor Supervisor (Req. # 1571); Grounds Keeper I (Req. #1570); Public Safety Officer (Req. #1481) - Multiple Positions Available. For more information, call the 24-hour JobLine 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.

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General ple. Shifts available 7 days/week. Call 232-7900 or visit N E W T E A PA R LO R O P E N I N G SOON at 1710 Abercorn! Now hiring part-time Tea Servers, male/female. Pleasant personality. Call Sheila - 910-728-9285. PAWN SHOP Counter Sales/Clerk Welsh Pawn Shop, Inc. is taking applications for Counter Sales/Clerk. In business since 1913. We offer Salary/monthly commission, Vacation, Health insurance. 32 E. DeRenne Ave. 352-4474, David or Eric.


DID YOU RECEIVE A COMPOSIX KUGEL MESH PATCH BETWEEN 2000 and January 2007? If you suffered complications of bowel perforation, abdominal wall tears, puncture of abdominal organs or intestinal fistulae during or after placement of this device, you may be entitled to compensation. Attorney C h a r l e s J o h n s o n 1-800-535-5727


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IMMEDIATE OPENINGS for All Positions at Dewey’s Dockside Restaurant, Tybee Island. Apply in person after 2pm TuesdaySunday or call for an appointment at 912-786-5727. MACELWEE’S RESTAURANT On Tybee Island now hiring Experienced Saute/Fry Cooks, Servers & PT Bartenders. Excellent pay! Call 912-786-8888 for an appointment or apply in person between 3pm-6pm.


Business Opportunity

JANITORIAL BUSINESS For Sale THE EXPRESS CAFE & BAKERY Grossing $60K per year. $19,500, 39 Barnard Street Financing Available. Veteran Has immediate need for an ExpeDiscount. Call 912-224-5045. rienced Cook. Knowledge of preparation of Breakfast items, Buy. Sell. Find. Free! pastry, baking and Cafe cuisine helpful. Must be able to work well with others, be creative in developing new menu items, be dependable and have reliable transportation. Must be available weekdays & weekends. Drug screen and background check required. For all applicants, to apply Email your resume to ex- 815 or come Homes for Sale by between 10:00am to 10:30am or between 2:00pm to 2:30pm, Monday-Thursday and ask for 3 B R / 1 . 5 B A H O M E O n l y Beth. EOE. Pay based on experi- $250/month! 4BR/1.5BA Only ence. $270/month! More from $199/month. Listings: 800-536-8517 xT275.


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Skills/Trade OPENING MID-MAY! NEW, FULL service car wash in Richmond Hill seeks auto finishers and cashiers. No experience necessary; will train. Also seeks experienced autodetailers. Fair wages and excellent tips! Call Mel Whitehead for application and interview: 706-878-8657

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724 E. 36th St. 2/1 boasts modern interior and spacious floor plan with original details. Sunroom, fireplace, extensive plumbing and wiring upgrades, new HVAC and stainless appliances. FSBO call 912-257-5596 or 912-659-8097. Open House Sat. 11-2/Sun 2-4.

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349 Tattnall Street Beautifully restored 3-story historic home, c. 1844. 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath. Corner lot. Garden level apartment. Original hardwood floors, 6 FP, modern kitchen/baths, deck w/hot tub. Private courtyard. $635,000. OPEN HOUSE Sunday, April 15th, 11am-3pm.



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2409 LOUISIANA AVE. 3/1, new central heat/air. Laundry room, garaged, fenced-in yard. Pets OK with fee. $800/month. Call 912-656-1071.

Cycling distance to all SCAD buildings. $700/month plus deposit. Call 232-1963.



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Beautiful townhome is open and airy and great for entertaining. Located in quiet, convenient area overlooking the marsh and Richardson Creek and is only 10 minutes from downtown and the beach. Upstairs provides large walk-in closet, bedroom/office space and separate sitting area. Also has walk-in attic. Downstairs offers 2 large bedrooms and 2 baths. Master with walk-in closet. Kitchen opens to separate formal living room with fireplace and dining room. Additional family room provides 2nd kitchen with small refrigerator, wetbar and stove. Deck on back is great for watching the sunsets. All windows equipped with hurricane shutters. 1 1/2 car garage. Amenities include dock access and pool. $379,900 Call 695-7733 information or appointment.

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Abundance of all fresh water fish: Bass, Crappie, Cream and Catfish. Great place to FISH! pick-nick areas available. Limited number of yearly memberships available. SIMMONS MILL POND 912-839-3357.


Apartments for Rent 3BR/1.5BA HOME Only $250/month! 4BR/1.5BA Only $270/month! More from 3 B R / 1 . 5 B A H O M E O n l y $ 1 9 9 / m o n t h . L i s t i n g s : $250/month! 4BR/1.5BA Only 800-536-8517 xT275. $270/month! More from $199/month. Listings: 800-536-8517 xT275. APARTMENT FOR RENT: 116 East Anderson Unit B. 3BR/1.5BA, washer/dryer, dishwasher, offBeautiful Home for Lease. Great Southside location. 4/3 with privacy fenced yard, Granite, stainless app., hardwoods, ceramic tile, huge master suite. Only $1585/month, includes pool, tennis court, Clubhouse, and playground. Call Chris at 912-604-2548. BUY A 3BR/2BA $240/month! 4BR/2.5BA Home $300/month! Bank Repos/Foreclosures! Listings/Info: 800-720-7042 xT316.


1 BR, 1 BA Guest Cottage in quiet e s t a b l i s h e d n e i g h b o r h o o d. $575/month unfurnished or $675 furnished. Includes stove, refrigerator and stackable washer/dryer. Just minutes from I-16 off Old River Road and only 20 minutes from I-95. 912-657-1513 or 912-786-5020. HOUSE AVAILABLE: 1507 East Ott Street: 3BR/2BA, living room, dining room, breakfast room, kitchen w/appliances, separate utility room, fenced yard, screened porch. No pets. 1 Year lease-$850/month, $850/deposit. $35 credit application fee. 45 Travis St., Available Soon. Call 912-596-4954, leave message. ON HISTORIC Anderson Street: 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath. Privacy fenced yard. Pets OK, C H/A, W/D, stove, fridge included. Screened porch.

7150 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Savannah, GA 31406

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Equal Housing Lender:© 1998 Country wide Home Loans, Inc. Trade/service marks are the property of Countrywide Credit Industries, Inc. and /or its subsidiaries. Arizona Mortgage Banker License Number BK8805. Licensed by the Department of Corporations under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act. Georgia Residential Mortgage Licensee, 6465 East Johns Crossing, Suite 400, Duluth, GA 30097 Illinois Residential Mortgage Licensee, 1135 Wheaton Oaks Court, Wheaton, IL 60187; Licensed Mortgage Banker - NJ Department of Banking, 224 Middle Road, Hazlet, NJ 08830 (732) 335-8801. Licensed Mortgage Banker - NYS Banking Department, 620 Erie Boulevard West, Suite 213, Syracuse, NY 13204. Rhode Island Lender’s License. This is not an offer to enter into an interest rate lock-in agreement under Minnesota law. Up-front approval subject to satisfactory appraisal and no change in financial condition. Lock N’ Shop subject to time limits. Some restrictions apply. 980842 9/98

234-0606 1338 ½ East Victory Drive Cute 1 BR, 1 Bath, Eati n - k i t c h e n w / s t ove & refrigerator, hardwood floors, window a/c units, views of Daffin Park, steps away from Spin City, off street parking. Pet friendly. $575/mo. 44 Thackery Place Thackery Place is between Bull and Montgomery off of 61st Street. Close to Montgomery Hall and Habersham Village. Spacious 3 BR, 2 BA apartment (over 1,400 sq ft) with a formal dining room, new wall-to-wall carpet, central H/A, kitchen with stove and refrigerator, W/ D connections, off street parking. No Pets. $750/mo. 48 Thackery Place Spacious 3 BR, 2 BA apartment (over 1,400 sq ft) with a formal dining room, wall-to-wall carpet, central H/A, kitchen with stove and refrigerator, W/ D connections, off street parking. No Pets. $750/mo. 320 East Victory Drive Over 2,000 sq. ft. of spacious living, 3 BR, 2 Bath apartment with fireplace in formal LR room, formal DR, a sun room that can be used as an office, studio or 4th BR, large kitchen with stove & refrigerator, breakfast nook w/butler’s pantry, central H/A, W/D connections, shared courtyard and parking in the rear, Petfriendly. Available June 2007.$1,100/mo.

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RECRUITING CERTIFIED & NONCERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTS: Statewide Healthcare, Inc. of Savannah is recruiting to highly skilled certified and non-certified nursing assistants to provide personal support and/or home making services to consumers in their homes - positions open in the Savannah, Stateboro, Swainsboro, and Claxton areas. Qualifications includes: at least 6 months experience, current CPR, First Aid and TB skin test, with reliable transportation. Apply in person at 714 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Suite 100, Savannah. Contact: DeLisa Espada, 231-8958.



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3BD, 2 1/2 BA, eat-in kitchens GUITAR/DRUM SALES Portman’s Music is growing its w/granite c-tops, new appliances & laundry areas. New baths & sales staff. Competitive wages lighting fixtures, gas fireplaces, with excellent career earning pohardwood floors through out. tential. Benefits available. We are looking for positive attitudes and Spacious layouts! $325,000 each. Elaine Berk 912-308-4512 outgoing people. Spanish speaking is a plus. Send resume with Scottonian Realty 912-232-6007 cover letter detailing your prod- street parking, central h/a, 1.5 uct knowledge and work experi- blocks from Forsyth Park. $1200 ence: includes water & trash. 912-257-6662.


Get Paid to Shop! Retail/Dining establishments need undercover clients to judge quality/customer service. Earn up to $150/per day. Call (888)491-1766. HOUSEKEEPERS Needed for Historic B & B. Apply between 10am-12pm at 117 West Gordon Street.

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BUY A 3BR/2BA $240/month! 4BR/2.5BA Home $300/month! Bank Repos/Foreclosures! Listings/Info: 800-720-7042 xT316. FURNISHED EFFICIENCY at 37th and Drayton. All utilities included. $185/week, $668/month. Call seven days a week 912-231-9464. HISTORIC DISTRICT Master BR loft over LR, deck off of master BR, 2 baths, guest room, 2 fireplaces, hardwood floors, C H/A, washer/dryer, porch, secured yard, water included. $900/monthly. Call 233-5246, leave message. HUD HOMES! 4BR/2BA $200/month. 3BR $200/month. 5% down, 20rys @ 8% APR! Listings: 800-536-8517 xT310.

616 & 618 PRICE STREET Special Promo! Seller will pay 1st 6 month’s mortgage payments! Call for details! Reconstructed 2 story 1890’s townhomes.

Q U E E N A N N V I C TO R I A N HOUSE! Large 1 bedroom apartment. Living room, dining room, large kitchen area. Washer/dryer, updated kitchen, central heating/air - water included! $700/month. Call 912-233-5246.

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2WD, loaded, in mint condition. 213,000 mostly hw y. miles, leather, AM/FM cassette & CD, privacy glass, tow pkg. 3rd seat. $6400. 912-313-8666.

TYBEE: RENOVATED, unfurnished 2BR/1BA, great quiet location. Available now! No pets. Also furnished 1BR/efficiency. 912-330-0417 or 770-435-4708.


Room for Rent 34TH & LINCOLN Huge room, two closets, private entrance. Phone, cable, washer/dryer, internet and utilities. $145/week + deposit. Call 912-231-9464. LARGE VICTORIAN near library. Fireplace, refrigerator/microwave, phone, cable, internet, w/d utilities, nicely furnished. $145/wk, $522/mo. Seven days. Call 912-231-9464.


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3 bedroom, 2 bath, washer/dryer, hardwood floors, off-street p a r k i n g, 2 2 1 0 W h i t a k e r S t . $1100/month.Call 912-660-4593.






Private backyard - landscaped w/pond, fountain. Hdwd floors, tropical colors, designer light fixtures, island shutters, French doors, palm blade fans. Huge master BR; large 2nd BR; laundry room. 2BR/1BA. $1200 + utilities. 1 y r. l e a s e, 1 m o. d e p o s i t . 404-273-8184 for application.



STARLAND AREA 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartments. Close to SCAD, off street parking. 201 W. 42nd St. $550-$700. 596-1358

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Quiet street. Upper floor duplex.

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Visit our gated, tranquil community featuring swimming pool, tennis courts, clubhouse with 24-hour fitness center and picturesque Tidal Creek Marsh views. Located on an exclusive inland island, 10 minutes from historic downtown Savannah and Tybee Beach. Tour today. Buy now. Models open daily. Preferred lenders on site. Kelly & Fischer Real Estate

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100 Walden Park Drive Savannah, GA 31410 Take Highway 80 east. Turn right on Whitemarsh Island Road.


2 bdrm 2 bath 3 bdrm 2 bath one level, elevator, secure gated parking, lge walkin closets,all appliances, wood 2 bdrm 2 bath & 3 bdrm 2 granite, bath flooring, All on level, elevator, secure off street parking walk to scad buildings

Prices starting@ at $349,000 startiNg $349,900

Sales Office: 348 Jefferson St. Savannah, GA 31401 Historic Downtown Savannah 912.234.1255



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