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Volume 6 • Number 41 • July 4 — July 10 • Savannah’s News, Arts, & Entertainment Weekly •

Born to be wild

AASU Masquers present psychological thriller The Bad Seed p.23 Flight of the Bee

SCAD gets wings at Flugtag pg. 8

Cracker Interview with David Lowery pg. 17

Rooms to glow

‘Desired’ by Julia Jacquette pg. 20

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Volume 6, No. 41, July 4, 2007 On the cover: Sage Tipton in The Bad Seed (Katherine Arntzen)

Recommends 20 Lead Story 8

Art Patrol 19 8


Lead Story Flight of the Bee

19 Art Patrol

News & Opinion

Exhibitions and openings 20 Art Review ‘Desired’ 23 Theatre Bad Seed

10 Editor’s Note

The state of the arts

11 Hear & Now

Robin’s world

12 Free Speech


Climate campaigns

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Liberalizing conservatives Blotter From SPD reports News of the Weird Chuck Shepherd’s latest Earthweek The week on your planet Talk of the Town See what you did last week

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David Lowery 20 Connect Recommends Our picks 27 Music Menu Gigs a la Carte 29 Soundboard Who’s playing and where


Week at a Glance Our best bets for cool stuff to do Happenings All the stuff, all the time Free Will Astrology Rob Breszny’s look at your stars Sudoku Puzzle It’s all the rage Crossword Puzzle Mental Fun

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Thursday, July 5

Week at a

Glance compiled by Linda Sickler

Steam Days at the Roundhouse

What: The rail operations crew will fire up the Geor-

gia Power No. 30 locomotive and move it around the site, utilizing newly-laid track and a massive turntable. Daily demonstrations presented by the Coastal Heritage Society. When: Daily through July 15. Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and demonstrations are at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and last about 45 minutes. Where: Roundhouse Museum, 601 W. Harris St. Cost: Regular admission — $4.25 for adults and $3.75 for seniors 55 and older, military, students with ID, AAA and former and current railroad employees. Under 6 are admitted free. Info: or 652-2338.

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Summer Concert inthe Squares

What: The Sand Gnats take on the Rome Braves. When: July 5 and 6 at 7:05 p.m. Where: Grayson Stadium on East Victory Drive. Cost: Box seats $9.50, reserved $7.50 and general admis-

sion $6. Info: Call 351-9150.

AASU presents The Bad Seed

What: A psychological thriller about a murderous child

and her mother, who has a dark secret of her own. When: July 5, 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and July 8 at 3 p.m. Where: Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Jenkins Theater. Cost: $8. Info: 927-5381 daily from 2-6 p.m.

The Historic Savannah Theatre’s Return to the 50s continues What: Relive the days when rock ‘n roll was born. When: July 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29 at 8 p.m. and July 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 3 p.m. Where: 222 Bull St. Cost: Adults $33 and 17 and under $16.

Info: Call 233-7764.

Savannah Film Society Presents The Great Escape What: Steve McQueen in one of

his most memorable roles as a prisoner of war who leads a daring escape from a German prison camp in World War II. This film series is sponsored by Connect Savannah. When: July 7 at 7 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre. Cost: Tickets for adults are $8, $6 for seniors and military, $4 with SCAD ID. Blue Star Family members are free for any SFS film. Info: 525-5050 or

Greenbriar Children’s Center and River Street Community Day

nity while experiencing First Saturday on the River. Vendors have partnered with Greenbriar Children’s Center to donate proceeds. When: Saturday, July 7, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Where: River Street. Cost: Free and open to the public.

Blackwater River Paddle

When: Daily at 10 a.m. and 2, and 4 p.m. through July 31. Where: Old Fort Jackson, 3 miles east of downtown off

Savannah Sand Gnats games this week

seniors and military, $4 with SCAD ID and free for children 12 and under, up to two kids per paid adult admission. Blue Star Family members are free for any SFS film. Info: 525-5050 or

What: Shopping, dining and giving back to the commu-

Daily Cannon Firings at Old Fort Jackson

President Street. Cost: $4.25 general admission, $3.75 for students, seniors 55 and up, military and AAA and free for children 6 and under. Info: 232-3945 or

Where: Lucas Theatre. Cost: Tickets for adults are $8, $6

What: After canoeing instruction, your Wilderness

Southeast guide takes you downstream past ancient bald cypress and tupelo trees on Ebenezer Creek. When: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 7. Cost: $35 per person includes canoe rental. Reservations required. Call: 897-5108. What: Bring a bag lunch and enjoy a summer concert by the Sandra Embley Quartet. When: Wednesday, July 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Johnson Square. Cost: Free. Info: 651-6417 or

Friday, July 6 Corey Smith in Concert What: Singer-song-

writer Corey Smith draws from blues, country and rock traditions of the South. When: July 6 at 9 p.m. Where: Lucas Theatre. Cost: $16 and $20. Info: 525-5050 or

Saturday, July 7

Savannah Starland Farmers Market continues

What: Buy fresh produce and other goods. When: July 7 and every Saturday through October from 9 a.m.

to noon. Where: The area of the old Starland Dairy at 40th and Bull streets. Cost: Free. Info: 443-5355, or

Savannah Film Society Presents Madagascar

What: This animated comedy presents a group of zoo animals

who travel from New York City to Madagascar. This film series is sponsored by Connect Savannah. When: July 7 at 3 p.m.

Monday, July 9 The PBR Show continues

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Tuesday, July 10 Tuesdays at Tybee

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Decalogue continues

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Left: Jesse Bizzoco pilots the SCAD Bee Wing after being launched by the rest of her team

r e y a r p a & g n i W e On a Be SCAD team flies high — figuratively speaking — at the Red Bull Flugtag means “Flying Day” in German, and Flugtag is just that: A gathering of competitive teams who Itpresent and launch their own flying machine designs, all to the cheers of the gathered crowd. The first-ever Flugtag happened in Austria in 1991, and contained the core ingredients that define Flugtags to this day: A boisterous atmosphere, plenty of whimsical plane designs (few of which do much actual flying) and a large body of water for the planes to end up in after their very brief “flights.” The Red Bull energy drink company has been primarily responsible for keeping Flugtags alive with its annual competition bringing together entries from all over the world. Huge crowds typically attend these events; the largest ever saw over 250,000 at a London Red Bull Flugtag. Red Bull’s southeast region Flugtag, held June 23 in Nashville, Tenn. — which broke the record for largest U.S. Flugtag crowd at over 80,000 — featured 30 teams, including one entry, the “Bee Wing,” from our own Savannah College of Art & Design’s industrial design program. Under the direction of industrial design professor and project leader Jesus Rojas, the team comprised captain Ben Landrum, Joseph Pruitt, Blake Fusch, Matt Shoaff and “pilot” Jesse Bizzoco, the only female on the team. While their brainchild, the “Bee Wing,” didn’t win at the Red Bull Flugtag, the team remains proud of their entry. We spoke to Rojan, Landrum and Bizzoco soon after their return to Savannah. How did you first get involved in the Red Bull Flugtag? Jesus Rojas: We were invited by the southeastern region of Red Bull. They sort of pushed us to enter, so we sent a drawing. Between thousands of drawings they received we were among those chosen. In the beginning we were completely serious about flying. But after listening to the require-

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than that, but I guess structurally similar. We based our thinking on the space shuttle. It actually makes power-off landings where it just drops like a rock. They use aerodynamics to control it on the way in. That’s essentially what we tried to do. We wanted to build a very small lightweight craft then use a pulley system to shoot it into space. We used a lot of composites to define the leading edge and create wing strength. Unlike a WWI biplane architecture, we didn’t have guy wires or anything like that.

A shot from the 2006 Flugtag

ments of the competition we realized that’s not actually the case. Red Bull was instead looking for fun, spending a nice day and doing a nice show. When we started our design, the Red Bull reps were telling people, go big, go big, go big. So we decided to go smaller, both because it’s easier to fly that way and because Jesse’s a pretty light person. Gradually we realized these guys really wanted something big and noisy. The team who won was something like that, a giant banjo or something. Whereas we were one of the smallest. So were you able to stick with your design principles or did you begin to give into the whole circus thing? Jesus Roja: No, our intent was to fly. We definitely tried to fly. We didn’t try to fall (laughs). We actually designed a complicated system to gain more speed and acceleration, but they didn’t allow us to do it. Our original propulsion system had pulleys. We did some testing in parking lot and actually got it going 35 or 40 mph. Ben Landrum: The parameters are set up so you can’t build something that’s going to fly. They say your design has to have less than a 30-foot wingspan. Well, a hang glider has to have a 32-foot wingspan to fly. So they understand what they’re doing with that. What we did is to realize most of the teams had large craft that would have lots of lift as well as lots of drag. That limits their ability to have speed. Honestly, I think Red Bull was pretty upset that we figured out how to fly. Ultimately I think the reason our pulley system

got canned is that they really want big, crazy things with Chinese dragons. Jesus Rojas: A month ago we had a conference call with the Red Bull people, and also an insurance company. We were talking more seriously about safety, talking about a neck brace for Jesse, a full helmet. But the point of the thing is just to do a show. And they got about 80,000 at that thing, shoulder to shoulder, people everywhere. It was very impressive. So when they told you no pulleys, then what? Jesus Rojas: Plan A was the pulleys, so we had to go with our Plan B. The team is five people – a pilot and four others. So we had four guys push Jesse down the pier to the water. It’s actually launched – there’s no motor no pulleys, nothing mechanically assisted. The plane was launched on a cart, so when the plane goes off the edge the cart and airplane would separate from one another. That part performed very well. Tell us about the actual construction of the Bee Wing. Jesus Rojas: Everything was homemade. We fabricated everything ourselves. The surface was Dacron, which is a synthetic product that’s very light. We applied it on top of the ribs, and when you put heat to it it shrinks and makes tight. The Dacron will adhere to every rib very tightly. So it’s sort of like a WWI biplane, with a light structure covered with fabric. Ben Landrum: It’s a really a different aerodynamic profile, considerably different

Ben Landrum: It’s a modified delta. Jesus Rojas: Then we inserted the carbon fiber tubing. It weighed almost nothing. How much does the Bee Wing weigh? Jesus Rojas: About 25 pounds. Twenty-five pounds? As in two-five? At first I thought you said 125. Jesus Rojas: It weighs 125 pounds with Jesse in it (laughs). Ben Landrum: One of the criteria to have a viable airframe is you you have to be able to pick it up by the wingtips, because essentially in an airplane the force is projected out to the wingtips. Jesse Bizzoco: It’s pretty amazing. We showed how a 25-pound aircraft could hold my weight. Jesse, tell us what it was like “flying” the Bee Wing. Were you strapped in and everything? Jesse Bizzoco: No, I wasn’t strapped in. I had little handles to hold onto after it hit the water. Then these sea dudes sort of come in with little floaties and bring you back to shore. Were you frightened at all? Jesse Bizzoco: Well, it’s a lot higher than it feels. You look at it from the ground and think, well this is all right. Then you get up there, and it’s about 23 feet off the water. You’re up there and you’re waiting behind guys going in front of you, and you watch them get all pumped up. And then it’s your turn.

Were you OK? Jesse Bizzoco: I got a little whiplash at the bottom, but I was fine. What were your qualifications to be the pilot? Jesse Bizzoco: I think I was qualified because I’m one of the smallest people in the industrial design department (laughs). And also I’m from Tennessee, and I spent a lot of time growing up jumping off of cliffs into lakes and stuff like that. Clear this up for me: What’s the difference between industrial design and engineering? Jesus Rojas: Engineers design the mechanical aspects of how something works, whereas we work on the style, the look, the anthropometrics. We strive to become masters in the process of problem-solving. Ben Landrum: Ultimately what we do is determine how you respond to any kind of mechanical object in the design world. We take objects that exist and we figure out the most efficient way for people to interact with that object. We create the ability to use what engineers design. Jesus Rojas: We also improve things that have been designed in past. Like we would take something, even something simple like a screwdriver, and improve its performance and make it easier for people to use it. SCAD’s department of industrial design is always willing to sponsors things like this. We’re not afraid to get in the water and play with the rest of the people. Speaking of the water, whatever became of the Bee Wing? Where is it now? Jesus Rojas: In the dumpster. When you compete, after your plane lands in the water they bring a crane out and pick it up and throw it in a dumpster on top of all the other ones. How do you feel about that? Jesus Rojas: Uh, ask me some other day (laughs). So will you participate in next year’s Flugtag if you can? Jesus Rojas: If we get invited we’ll certainly think about it. But instead of taking it so seriously we might go for something more fun.

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Jesus Rojas: It’s kind of like a sea kayak — you know the type where you sit on top instead of getting in? It’s like mixing a sea kayak with an F-16.

We were having a lot of fun. Part of the competition is to do a short skit before you go. Part of the skit is for the team to pick me up and put me in the craft. So we did that and then it was like, OK, I’m in. So they started pumping the cart and then I pretty much nosedived (laughs).

| Editor’s Note by Jim Morekis

The state of the arts is strong e’ll have more W on this in the months to come, but

one of the more exciting bits of news to happen during this slower time of year is the unveiling of the latest Americans for the Arts “Arts & Economic Prosperity” survey, the third the organization has done. In 2005, Americans for the Arts issued a call for participants in the study, which would focus on the economic impact of nonprofit cultural groups (i.e., not Hollywood). Eventually 156 communities from all 50 states and the District of Columbia would take part in the survey, including Savannah. Locally, 22 area non-profits participated in the study. I suspect the vast majority of Connect Savannah readers don’t need to be sold on the idea that arts and culture are vital, nonnegotiable aspects of what makes a city important and livable. This paper is basically the cultural journal of the community, and our readership will tend to self-select on the basis of arts being important to their lives. That said, I’m not sure everyone fully realizes just how important the arts are to Savannah’s economy in addition to its quality of life. While I tire of the relentless emphasis these days on profitability as an index of quality -- nowhere more visible than with movies, where critics now routinely begin reviews by commenting on how much money (or how little) a film has made -- no arts advocate should be unaware of the enormous positive economic impact the arts can have on any community, large or small. Growing up in Savannah, I was always told this was a blue-collar community, completely dependent on the ports and

the military for jobs. Back in the day, arts in Savannah were considered a fringe element, more to be tolerated than cultivated, the province of dabblers and dilettantes rather than anything, you know, serious. But as we’ve seen in the post 9/11 era, the military is no safe guarantor of a region’s economic security. Just ask small business owners in Hinesville how they’ve done since much of the town’s population has been shipped out to Iraq for multiple tours. Indeed -- if I may indulge in sacrilege for a moment -- I wonder if the closing of Ft. Stewart and/or Hunter Army Airfield at some future time would really be the unqualified disaster locals assume? Charlestonians feared imminent economic collapse when the Navy Yard was closed a decade ago, but a segment of that site, no longer off-limits to artists, entrepreneurs and consumers, is now another bright spot in Charleston’s continuing renaissance. Another factor with military spending is how little return on the taxpayer dollar it provides. The vast bulk of America’s expensive high-tech arsenal sits unused, even now. Every military training flight burns thousands of gallons of fuel off the market, making us even more dependent on Middle East oil and the hostile governments that own it. Freedom isn’t free, indeed. The truth is, if it were a business the military would be considered a disastrous downward spiral of sunk costs. (One of its upsides -- unintentional, I’m sure -- is the fact that military bases are now some of the best wildlife preserves in the country.) Port activity is a different animal entirely. Along with agriculture, sea trade virtually defines civilization, and certainly no one recommends closing the port of Savannah, which has been a seaport since its inception.

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However, the exponential expansion of the Georgia Ports Authority over the years has come at a steep cost in destruction of local wetlands, habitat loss, riverbank erosion and saline intrusion. And don’t forget the air pollution caused by the massive truck traffic into and out of GPA’s sprawling west Chatham facilities, or the impact of manufacturing jobs lost to the Asian companies that make nearly all the goods the port of Savannah brings in. While it never says so in the press releases, any honest accounting of GPA’s economic impact would count these increased environmental, health care and economic costs as offsets, negative factors to be subtracted from the community’s bottom line. But the arts are different. They don’t give you lung cancer, they don’t declare eminent domain, they can’t be outsourced, they’re virtually recession-proof, they don’t leave town when there’s a war on, and you can never have too much of them. In short, the arts are basically a jobcreation perpetual motion machine with virtually zero capital costs. Not to put too fine a point on it, but I’d even go one step further and say the arts are a license to print money. Exactly how important are the arts to Savannah’s economy? And the survey says: • Local arts organizations spent about $22 million during 2005, according to data from “Arts & Economic Prosperity III.” Their audiences spent almost $25 million. • That means $46,632,526 was spent by local cultural groups and their audiences during 2005, resulting in 1,606 full-time equivalent jobs here. • The above activity generated $4.8 million in local and state tax revenue. Remember, that’s basically free money, because the arts require so little capital investment. In fact, the ratio of government arts spend-

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ing versus revenue is an amazing 7-1. Now that’s return on your taxpayer dollar! OK, but as we all know, numbers are meaningless without context. The key question is: How do the above stats compare to other cities Savannah’s size? And the survey says: • The median 2005 impact of the arts in other U.S. cities our size was about $28 million. That means that the arts in Savannah generate almost fifty percent more money than the typical U.S. market our size. So much for the old military-and-theport paradigm! Most remarkable to me -- and in my opinion the real news of the study -- is the enormous increase in the rate of growth of the arts as a sector of the economy. Nationally, nonprofit arts’ economic impact has grown 24 percent since 2000. A stock is considered an outrageous success if it gains value half that fast. Perhaps more importantly to local business owners, event-related spending by arts audiences increased at an even greater rate of 28 percent. The total numbers still pale in comparison with the money spent on the cheap Chinese consumer goods that flood GPA’s berths, but remember most of that money goes straight to Target’s and Wal-Mart’s headquarters. And the total numbers certainly pale in comparison with the billions the military generates, courtesy of you the taxpayer. But most of that money ends up in Iraq. Spending by and on the arts, however, stays almost completely within our community, and its value is unassailable, transcending politics and personalities. Like I said, we’ll be doing more reporting on this in issues to come. Until then, see the full results of the survey yourself at: And as always you can e-mail me at:

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The rockets’ red glare

If rain or traffic prevented you from seeing July 4th fireworks, there are plenty more opportunities this summer for oooohing and aaaaahing, starting with this Friday night, July 6. After every Friday home game, the Savannah Sand Gnats minor league baseball team sponsors a fireworks show at Grayson Stadium that’s visible from all over midtown. Daffin Park’s large open playing field west of the stadium offers an unobstructed view of the fireworks with very little street light glare to detract from the sparkly splendor. The timing of the show takes some guesswork—will the game go into extra innings?—but many Friday nights find a handful of people in lawn chairs on the field, enjoying the show. Yes, it’s noisy, and the bombs bursting in air have probably awakened a child or two in the neighborhood over the years. But in nearly six years of filling the Auntie Mame role for the children living in Parkside Neighborhood’s “kids’ block” I’ve never heard a parent complain about the noise. One Friday night last month, the fireworks’ booms lured several 50th Street neighbors out onto our sidewalks, sparking an impromptu visit as we watched the spectacle over the tops of the sweet gum trees. As the fireworks finale sprayed across the sky, a Jeep pulled up in front of my house, delivering to my doorstep a steaming hot pepperoni and mushroom pizza from Pizza Rustica. Fireworks and pizza—yep, this is the good life. w E-mail Robin at

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Papier-mache, U.S. currency, cigarette paper, magazine cutouts, handmade paper, acrylic, tape, confetti, acrylic polymer medium, various papers, wood structure. These random items are just a few of the long list of reasons to drop everything and head straight for the Jepson Center. They’re also the materials used by Marcus Kenney in “Young Americans,” a three-dimensional sculpture depicting a young boy and girl, part of Kenney’s Topics in American History exhibit at the Jepson. The show just opened and will be up until September 16, but the collection of about 30 mixed-media paintings and sculptures has so much happening that it compels many visits, so go now to get a head start. Other reasons to make a beeline for the museum are two exhibits that close this week. Saturday, July 8 is the last day of Nancy Hooten’s Telling Tales, a collection of her hand-beaded artwork. On July 11, the 2007 Master Artist Photography Camp group show will come down after a too-short run. The three shows, reflecting the work of three generations of Savannahbased artists, confirm that this city is a Petrie dish for artistic creativity. Hooten’s show could be subtitled “Hauntings” for its brutally honest and exquisitely crafted revelations of a Southern woman’s life shot through with love, religion, fear, and family. The photography exhibit is the work of students aged 10 to 16 who participated in this year’s Telfair Photo Camp, artfully reflecting what catches the eye of Savannah’s teen spirit. Kenney’s show of work from 2000 through the present has been gathered from collectors across the country. “US,” created especially for this show, is Kenney’s installation of hundreds of plaster-cast babies proceeding up the Jepson’s central staircase. Just giving “US” the attention it demands will devour a huge chunk of parking meter time. Kiera McLean’s job as a security officer at the Jepson affords her the opportunity to give each of these exhibits close examination. During her shift in the Kenney show, she lingered in front of “Young Americans.” “The clothes are made out of money and the skin made out of cigarettes,” said

McLean. “It’s so true. I’m so grateful the schools went to uniforms. ‘Mom, he’s got Air Jordans. Mom, he’s got an I-pod.’” Always,” a mixed media painting, depicts a Beaver Cleaver-type family enjoying a soda and a snack. “Coca Cola and popcorn,” said McLean. “The past and the future. After we’re gone [Coke] will still be here.” Still hunting for reasons to visit the Jepson? On Saturday, July 14, Kenney will lead a workshop for teens and adults on making collage images, and Sandy Branam will teach a drawing class in conjunction with yet another Jepson show, New Direction in American Drawing. Both free classes require advanced registration by contacting 790-8823 or

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| Free Speech by Bill McKibben

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Red, white & green Climate change hits the campaign trail his weekend more T than a billion people are expected to watch

the huge global warming concerts that Al Gore is staging on every continent. But my guess is that the few dozen young people who recently gathered on a town green in Lebanon, New Hampshire, may sway the future at least as much. Those college kids were the advance guard of “Climate Summer,” an effort to make global warming a central issue in the next presidential campaign. They will be trailing candidates, canvassing voters, and in early August marching across the state with thousands of local residents. And in the process they’ll be trying to upend conventional political wisdom, which is that the environment is always a second-tier issue, trailing jobs and health care and foreign policy. It’s a tough sell — but there are real signs that this year may be different on the campaign trail. For one thing, the science of global warming seems finally to have sunk in with Americans. Every week another story shows just how far down a dangerous road we’ve gone: the latest jolt was the news that the Arctic might be ice-free in summer by 2020. By now, every new tropical storm trips the warning bell in people’s minds. And people are even realizing they need to do something about the problem — one recent poll found that 44 percent of Americans thought cars that got less than 30 miles per gallon should be banned (which means, if you pay attention to mileage statistics, that about half of them were willing to outlaw their own vehicle). Faced with those kinds of numbers, leading candidates at least on the Democratic side of the race have staked out strong positions on global warming. Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John Edwards have already all endorsed the Climate Summer goal of 80 percent cuts in emissions by 2050. The fight now is to get them talking about it, over and over again, so that they’ve honed their pitch to the point that they can convince Congress should they win office in 2008. And the only way to do that is to keep asking the candidates, keep pressing them. Six years ago, a much smaller group of students did something similar in New Hampshire. They didn’t manage, alas, to affect George W. Bush, but their constant questioning did move John McCain. As

soon as he got back to the capitol, in fact, he convened a hearing on the issue. “One of the great things about the requirements of the electoral process is extensive interaction with the citizenry,” McCain told his fellow senators. “There is a group of Americans who now come to political rallies with signs that say, ‘What is your [climate change] plan?’ I am sorry to say that I do not have a plan because I do not have, nor do the American people have, sufficient information and knowledge. But I do intend, beginning with this hearing, to become informed, to reach some conclusions, and make some recommendations.” The result, the McCain-Lieberman climate bill, was fairly modest, but it’s the closest Washington ever came to doing anything. This year’s Climate Summer campaign is much bigger — there are students from dozens of schools, cramming into rented houses, dividing the state up into territories, connecting with campaigns. And they have many new allies locally — in the small town of Amherst, for instance, where 400 residents turned out in April for a climate change demonstration, and where this year’s big 4th of July parade is a celebration of “the red, white, and green.” As the name implies, the campaign is bolder too. The students are paying a kind of homage to Freedom Summer, now four decades in the past, when 800 northern college kids went south to Mississippi and helped turn America around. Those students faced unimaginably greater perils, of course—indeed three of them were murdered within days of their arrival. But their faith in the American democratic system endures to this new generation of college students. It’s amazing to talk with them as they arrive in the Granite State and find very little cynicism, and a very deep faith that they can make a difference. “There’s nothing I can imagine doing with my summer as important as this,” said Sierra Murdoch, an organizer from Middlebury College. “There’s nothing I can imagine doing with life as important as this.” It would be nice indeed if they left New Hampshire as hopeful as they have come. w Bill McKibben wrote The End of Nature, the first book for a general audience on global warming. His most recent book is Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future.

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An officer ran a tag on a car on Jone Street. It came back as registered to an entirely different vehicle. The officer attempted to stop the driver at Jones and West Boundary streets. The car began to pull over but never left the lane of travel. Both vehicles turned north onto West Boundary Street at a speed of 20 miles per hour. There was no other traffic, so the officer stayed behind the vehicle, which continued north until it turned east onto Oglethorpe Avenue. The car continued to move at 20 miles per hour, and then turned north onto Fahm Street. As the car approached Ann Street, it began to pick up speed. As it passed Ann Street, a second officer advised the first to let the car go for safety’s sake. Before the officer could turn off the squad car’s emergency equipment, the suspect’s car turned into a parking lot inside of Yamacraw. The officer suspected the driver was about to run on foot, and turned into the lot behind him. The suspect got out of his car, and ran south into Yamacraw, then turned east crossing Ann Street and later Orange Street. The officer caught up with the suspect in the parking lot of the Ships of the Sea Museum on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and placed him under arrest. He was charged with fleeing to elude, and obstruction by fleeing. At some point the suspect had thrown away the keys to the car. They couldn’t be located. • A man arrived at his girlfriend’s home on Cobbler Court and found that someone had kicked the door in and burglarized the house. He told police he had arrived at the house and attempted to use the key, but found that the door was left open about 3 inches. He called his girlfriend, who had gone out of town that morning, and told her that a television and two cameras were missing. The kitchen, living room and bedroom were targeted and all drawers were pulled out with their contents thrown on the floor. An officer spoke with the victim on the phone, and she said two men had been watching her load her car from across the street while she prepared to leave that morning. • A bicyclist was seen riding down Reynolds Street at 32nd Street with no light.An officer stopped the man and asked if he had any identification. The man presented a concealed gun carry permit that was expired. When the man was

searched, a loaded hand gun was found under his sweat shirt. He was placed under arrest and charged with carrying a concealed weapon and not having a light on his bicycle. • Police were called to an East 31st Street home on a report of damaged property. A woman at the scene told them that her ex-boyfriend had called her on her cell phone to tell her that his recent girlfriend had damaged her car. The woman checked her car and found that the back windshield wiper was broken off, the driver’s side car trim was ripped off, and paint was poured on the driver’s side door. She said her ex-boyfriend told her his girlfriend was sorry and that she was “impaired” at the time she did the damage. However, the woman said the girlfriend harassed her all the time and that she was tired of it and wanted to press charges. The woman had text messages from the suspect. • Two sisters got into an argument over the rent on their Largo Drive apartment. The dispute began as a verbal argument. The first sister went to look for the second sister’s half of the rent, and the second sister grabbed her. The first sister then pushed the second sister, who raised her fist as if she was going to hit her. She later told police her sister had gone into her room and begun “digging” through her personal property, so she called police. An officer at the scene mediated the situation, but prior to leaving the apartment, heard glass breaking inside the residence. The officer went back inside and found glass on the floor of the kitchen. One sister was pacing in the living room and speaking on the phone. The second sister was upstairs in her bedroom. Both sisters told the officer that they had thrown plates and glasses. w

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learned that the driver was a man dressed as a woman, which Johnson claimed he was shocked to find out. Older and Younger: (1) In January, a judge in Farmville, Va., declared a mistrial in an attempted-murder case after the defense lawyer (James Sheffield, 74), said he had lost his train of thought right in the middle of his closing statement. (2) At the other end of the spectrum, Victor De Leon III celebrated five years on the pro videogaming tour, according to a June profile in The New York Times, which means that, at 9, he has been a pro gamer since age 4.

Pardon Me: (1) Helen Gallo, 61, charged with shoplifting in Cape Coral, Fla., in April, told police she was forced to bypass the slow checkout line because her irritable bowel syndrome was acting up. (2) Cedar Rapids, Iowa, TV station photographer Gerry Edwards was fired in March for unprofessional conduct because a November funeral he was covering lasted so long that he had to urinate outdoors in an area that was visible to funeral guests. (3) Former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson, after the first Republican presidential debate in May, explained one awkward answer he gave (about firing a worker who was gay) by claiming, in part, that he was distracted by his need for a restroom break.

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In April, FBI officials warned of a disturbing series of threats dating from 2004 to college athletic officials and news organizations from someone apparently upset that television coverage of cheerleaders emphasizes those showing the least amount of skin (such as Ohio State’s, who often wear long-sleeved, jacketed outfits). According to an FBI agent interviewed by The Columbus Dispatch, the writer appears to be growing angrier and may have recently included an insecticide-like substance in letters, with the last batch predicting that, unless changes are made, there will be “88” assaults, based on the writer’s arcane formula.

Least Competent Criminals

Can’t Stop Ourselves: Sheriff ’s deputies in Hilmar, Calif., arrested Tasha Silva, 30, in April and charged her with stealing a deputy’s pickup truck, but her boyfriend and co-suspect, Marcus Schulze, fled. According to the sheriff ’s office, the couple drove away, thought they were in the clear, and stopped to have sex in the truck, but left the engine idling, and the truck ran

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Cultural Diversity

In Congo, which has lost an estimated 4 million people in the civil wars of the last decade and where many must get by on about 30 cents a day, “gangs” of designerclothes-wearing men periodically square off against each other in preening contests in the streets of Kinshasa to prove that Versace and Gucci look better on them than on others. Papy Mosengo, 30 (interviewed for a November 2006 Los Angeles Times report), still lives with his parents, sleeps in a dingy, closet-sized room, and leaves child-care expenses to his ex-girlfriend, but he owns 30 top-of-the-line outfits and spends $400 monthly on clothes. Said he, “This is just what I am.” (The “cloth cults” of Congo are said to have been around since the 1970s.)

Recurring Themes

In early May, “scores” of Taiwan lawmakers brawled on the floor of parliament, wrestling, throwing punches and spraying water at each other over an election reform bill, according to a Reuters dispatch. However, a week later, one legislator, and also a U.S. political scientist who follows the Taiwan legislature, told a Reuters reporter that most of the legendary brawls on the floor are staged in order to impress constituents that their members “fight” for them. One legislator said a leader may call in advance for his allies to wear soft shoes, in anticipation of a shoe-throwing fight, to limit injuries.

Undignified Deaths

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On one fateful day in 2003 in Sikeston, Mo., according to Holly Adams, she had sex at different times with Raymon and Richard Miller, who are identical twins and who did not know about each other’s encounter. Adams became pregnant, but both Millers deny paternity despite, of course, an identical DNA match for each brother (with both claiming that it must have been the other). Adams has named Raymon the father, and a court must decide paternity and child support just like courts did before DNA testing was developed. Sarah Dacre, 51, walks around all day The 38th Time Was Not a dressed like a beekeeper, which she says Charm she must do following her 2005 self-di(1) In June, Indian farmer Shiv agnosis of “electrical sensitivity,” Charan Yadav, 73, failed his high according to an April profile in school gateway exams (norLondon’s Daily Mail. The mally given at age 15) for the hallmark of her outfit is a veil 38th time, and what’s worse, he that she says keeps away the had vowed the first time not to incapacitating waves from Rich. marry until he passes; he said appliances ranging from cell Buffed. he would immediately start phones to refrigerators. Her studying for number 39. (2) In house’s windows have gauze Lamb. May, the San Antonio (Texas) shades, and the wallpaper Independent School District a tinfoil lining, and Dacre, announced that Elizabeth who still uses a computer Rojas had been fired as printhree hours a day, nonecipal of Smith Elementary theless believes “wi-fi” will school after failing for the 38th be the “tobacco” of our times, time the required state educators’ ultimately to be reviled for test. (However, she was reassigned causing so many as-yet-undito a lesser position at Smith, at alagnosed illnesses. most her old salary.) Police in Rapid City, S.D., stopped a car at about 1 a.m. on June 5 and found the feNature Calling male-looking driver to be inAbout 100 people were able to toxicated and, at 18, too young escape the perhaps-fatal effects of a sinkto drink. They also found that hole that collapsed under their one-story the passenger was local alderman Tom apartment house in eastern Sarawak, BorJohnson, who called the driver his “helper” neo, in April, only because Renjis Empati, at his middle-of-the-night task of person57, had arisen in the middle of the night to ally putting up yard signs for his camgo to the communal toilet. He noticed the paign for mayor. According to the Rapid ground moving and awakened all the resiCity Journal, Johnson continually referred dents. Said one woman, “If it were not for to the driver as a woman, but police later him, most of us would be dead by now.”


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‘It’s always been about grass-roots stuff’ Cult rock star David Lowery on Cracker’s return to Savannah was almost exactly a year ago that IrocktCracker, the long-running alternative band fronted by rhythm guitarist/

You’re on the road right now, but it’s not like you guys are ever really off the road, is it? David Lowery: Yeah. We pretty much tour whether or not we have a new album out.

Do you have a strong following there? David Lowery: Like a lot of bands out there, we do have areas of the country where we’re more popular than others. More or less, the whole Gulf Coast is a strong market for us, all the way down through Charleston and Savannah. Last time you played here, Greenland had just been released. How has it been received? David Lowery: Well, I think as far as press goes, all around the world it got some of the best reviews we’ve ever seen. I mean, it was an acclaimed record. Then again, we’re on an English label now called Cooking Vinyl, and so we’re not quite as widely distributed in the states as we were when we were on Virgin Records here in America. You’re a prolific songwriter, and lately you’ve been making new songs and videos available for download. What are the benefits you’ve found in using this new direct distribution? David Lowery: Well, I am kind of releasing demos and single tracks for streaming through the internet. But they’re not for sale. I just find that a lot of our fans aren’t listening to the radio anymore. It’s much easier for them to simply find us directly. We try to take advantage of that and give them new stuff. It’s just like in the old days when bands would release singles and then after a while, they’d gather them together and put out an album. That’s the way I see YouTube and MySpace operating. It’s putting stuff out there for the fans every few months and making sure it’s something new. It helps us thrive. Look, we’re a cult band. The way that came about and the way we maintain that is through this sort of constant interaction with our fans. So, does that mean you might at some point release an album under your own name that would coexist along with Cracker and CVB? David Lowery: Well, to me it’s all kind of the same thing in a way. Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven, it’s all a kind of family of musicians and bands. I don’t necessarily see myself as going out on some

kind of solo tour. Maybe I’d play a few shows if I released something like that. You know, talking about the music business — there have been people saying that the record business as we know it has been over for a really long time. I was a skeptic for a long time, but it really is over now. It’s ending. At some point, you wonder about the idea of even releasing a CD. It Above: David Lowery, below: Cracker used to be that releasing an album was sort of the whole purpose. That’s not Last time you were here, you played a fairly really the case anymore. People can go to triumphant show and were vocal about that your website and get things directly from being the best crowd response you’d gotten so you, and then come to your shows and see far on that tour. What do you recall about you in person... But, like, it’s always been that night? about grass-roots stuff when it comes to how popular bands are. That was the best David Lowery: Well, just that there were way to do it, and it still is. I mean, let’s ask an awful lot of people who showed up and the label question again: Do we really even were really familiar with our music. That need a record label anymore? was great. They weren’t just there to hear the hits. They seemed really interested in Does the rest of Cracker agree with you? everything we had to play, and that always means a lot. David Lowery: Yeah, I think so, in a general sense. But it’s not like we’re gonna stop I know Cracker operates without a setlist making records. We have to make records and you just call songs out as you feel like it. and stuff. It’s what we do. This is one of the How many do you have in current rotation? reasons that we’re still on tour for Greenland a year later. It really is the way you David Lowery: I’d say about fifty, but have to sell records now. I mean, that’s not Frank keeps a little drum machine back the main reason we’re on tour, but it’s a big there as a metronome, and he says he has part of it. It takes longer for people to find over a hundred tempos stored in there, so our records now. There’s too much other it must be that many! (laughs) We always stuff out there. Plus, radio is crap. Most of try to rotate the songs in and out on a regthe people who come out to see bands like ular basis, so if there are folks who came us do not listen to regular radio and do not and saw us last time around, this won’t be listen to satellite radio. It’s more importhe same show. We always play the hits, but tant these days to tour. That’s the main act. other than that, it’s different each night. w Bands used to tour to support their CD. Now you make a CD to bring with you on Tiny Team presents An Evening With Crackthe tour. It’s the opposite. It’s the end of the er at 8 pm, Wednesday, July 11 at Savannah business. You tour to make enough to proSmiles (314 Williamson St. behind the Bay duce a CD! Street Quality Inn). Tickets to this 21+ only show are $22 in advance and can be charged That’s interesting that you say your fans securely at or don’t listen to satellite radio, because I’d bought with cash at Primary Art Supply, think that’s where most of them find you Marigold Beauty Concepts, Angel’s BBQ, these days. Annie’s Guitars & Drums, Le Chai galerie du vin in Starland and Silly Mad CDs. Any David Lowery: I think we’re played a lot remaining tickets will be sold at the door on satellite and internet radio, and there is the night of the show for $25 cash. This an audience out there for that. But it’s not show is co-sponsored by Connect Savannah, nearly as important to us as word of mouth Rock 106.1 FM, Annie’s Guitars & Drums from a friend. and Murmur Magazine. For more info on

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singer David Lowery and his songwriting partner, lead guitarist/singer Johnny Hickman packed the house for a sold-out show at American Legion Post 135 on Forsyth Park. That night, 275 locals (and many outof-towners who drove in specifically for the gig) were treated to a long, polished (yet undeniably spontaneous) show that found the band — which formed in the early ‘90s from the ashes of Lowery’s previous group, the almost mythical psychedelic world beat act Camper Van Beethoven — in rare form. Tearing through such memorable mainstream radio hits as “Low,” “Teen Angst (What The World Needs Now),” and well-known college radio staples like “Euro-Trash Girl” and their cover of The Flamin’ Groovies’ immaculate “Shake Some Action” (Lowery’s all-time fave power-pop tune, in case you were wondering) the group once more proved themselves as one of the most consistently impressive and creative American roots-rock bands of the past two decades. Since then, the group —which also includes ex Del-Lords drummer Frank Funaro, Mink Deville keyboardist Kenny Margolis and bassist “Black” Sal Maida, who’s worked with Sparks, Roxy Music and the fabled Milk’n’Cookies— completed a world tour based around their most recent release, Greenland. To many, that album seemed almost a rebirth for the band, as it incorporated the blues, Southern soul and folk influences they’re commonly known for, but also dipped into the kind of windowpane psychedelia more commonly associated with Camper Van (whom Lowery and Funaro have spent plenty of time playing with of late since their unexpected reformation a few years back), as well as hinting at a more contemporary form of indie-rock then many may have thought the band would be into. As the band prepares for their return to Savannah —and a move to a larger venue in anticipation of a bigger crowd this time around— I caught up with the mercurial and always engaging Lowery via phone for a casual chat about life as a career rock artist in the strange days of 2007.

After all this time, we have such a legacy of work between Cracker and Camper Van that basically, whenever either band wants to, we can go out and make it work. However, we traditionally go out on a big Summer tour each year and that’s what we’re on right now. We just started Friday night and we’re on our way to Baton Rouge.

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First Friday -- Desot-O-Row Gallery presents a silent auction of works. Friday, July 6, 6-9 p.m. at 2427 DeSoto Ave, between Bull and Whitaker off 41st.

themed art through July 14 at the Grand Bohemian Gallery in the Mansion on Forsyth Park. ‘Desired’ -- SCAD presents work by Julia Jacquette through Aug. 10 at Pinnacle Gallery, 320 E. Liberty St.

‘Night Rhythms’ -- Maggie Evans drawings, etchings and watercolors June 28-July 19 at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull St. Reception Thursday July 12, 6-9 p.m.

Alaine Daniel & Angela Erdy — The artists of the month at Gallery 209 are painter Alaine Daniel and jeweler Angela Erdy. 209 E. River Street.

‘Pulse of the Earth’ -- A new media exhibition from Parisian sound artist Lorella Abenavoli, July 6-Aug. 12, at Pei Ling Chan Gallery, 324 MLK Jr. Blvd.

Gallery 440 — Fran Thomas is currently showing her latest abstract work in mixed media. Other artists include Barbara Duch, Olivia McKinley, Morgan Kuhn, Charlotte Dunlap, Frances Walter and Tim Coy. 440 Bull St.

‘Vanishings: Pictorial Narratives of an Endangered Earth’ -- New collages by Laura W. Adams during July and August at The Hospice Savannah Art Gallery at Hospice House, 1352 Eisenhower Dr. Reception:Thursday, July 12 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Roscoe Hall & Lauren Tracy -- Series of collaborative paintings through July at Lulu’s Chocolate Bar.

Nocturnally-themed work by Maggie Evans is at Gallery Espresso Ken Meyer -- Union Mission host the artwork of Ken Meyer, Jr. for the month of July at the Starfish Cafe at Gwinnett and East Broad Streets. An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, July 6. ‘Cross-Section: Photography of Daniel Quinn’ -- This show will be on display at Dimensions Gallery, 412 MLK Jr. Blvd. ‘

Life and Death’ -- New work by Kazaan Viveiros is on display at 2CarGarage Contemporary Art Gallery, 30 W. Broughton Street, Suite 205, through August. Imke Lass -- This German editorial photographer shows excerpts of her national and international travel work in an exhibition and print sale at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave., through July 9. ‘Trees and Marshes’ -- Environmentally

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Drawing for Fun -- Telfair holds this family weekend July 14-15. Workshops led by artists at the Jepson Center. All programs free; funding provided by the Department of Cultural Affairs.Advanced registration suggested for the Saturday workshops; Sunday features Family Day activities from 2-5 p.m. on a drop-in basis.

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desire. These are rooms – dining, living and bath – replete with curtains, chandeliers and heavy, wooden, stuffed furniture. They look like photographs of hotel rooms, empty of people, but curiously haunted by the presence (desire) of the artist.

Interiors are expected to be inviting. But Jacquette has a critique of materialist consumption which forces her to show us these fabulous interiors as merely empty appearance, stage sets, impersonal hotel foyers waiting for A detail of one of Jacquette’s rooms the passer-by. Yet their evident bad taste is part For example, in “Dining Room with Glass of their attraction for her. Chandelier and Paper Whites”, we are The viewer is very aware of the artist drawn to the peculiar cropping that results working close to these painting with a fine in a sliver of drapery on the left edge. And brush, perhaps armed with a maulstick, in “Dining Room with Chandelier”, the used by painters to steady the hand. She bottom of the chandelier is just appearing is using European realist painting convenat the very top of the picture plane, and is tions that go back 500 years. But while she quoted by the tips of candles which we read is referencing reality, based either on phoas standing in a candelabra fallen out of tographs or sketches from life, her imagiview at the bottom. nation takes over in the process of painting. The strangest compositions occur in two To put it another way, in photorealism, the of the three watercolors here (the others painter eschews all of his own presence in are in oil). I cannot read what is going on the work and is generally only concerned in “Chintz Couches and Coffee Table with with reproducing a surface of a photograph Roses.” There seems to be furniture on difthat he, more often than not, has no perferent levels of flooring – a mirror image sonal attachment to. Here, however, the somewhere? And in “Rose and Carafe painter is closer to some Surrealist painting on Bedside Table”, everything seems to be – Magritte comes immediately to mind slipping to the left, the carafe in imminent - where a skillful technique does not mean danger. an abandonment of a personal vision . Jacquette’s achievement here is to subvert In her artist statement, Jacquette talks the usual message of this subject matter about her subject matter – the luxurious – ostentatious living – through the human interiors we see in magazines, which are activity of painting, itself. As “lifestyle” there to tempt us to a lifestyle perhaps remains an image of life, static and reverbeyond us – and explains her interest in berating through the mere repetition that subject matter – a modernist architect of itself, painting is a fully living thing, father who abhorred all such displays of dependent on the human hand, eye and crass glamour and wealth. But the content consciousness. w here, a result of the painter’s absorption in her subject, is the reflections from the surThe Pinnacle Gallery is at 320 E. Liberty St. faces of things: mirrors, chandeliers, glass vases and decanters, windows, the water in Bertha Husband is a native of Scotland and the swimming pool and lake beyond, and metal fittings in the light fixtures. Even the a painter who graduated from the Ruskin draperies and the palm fronds and flowers School of Fine Art at Oxford University and in a vase take on an eerie metallic quality. has an MFA from the School of the Art InIn the world of Jacquette’s desired houses, stitute of Chicago. She has been writring art everything has a crisp, hard edge. I see criticism for over 20 years in publications the interest in her work lying in the conthat include Chicago Reader, Art Papers, tradiction between the artist’s intensity in Third Text and Left Curve. the act of painting and designing the composition, versus the banality of the subject matter.


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You should be dancin’, yeah Local dance troupes were abuzz with news recently. Several students at Veronica Moretti Niebuhr’s The STUDIO were chosen to attend summer programs across the U.S. including Caitlin Dutton, Alston Macgill (at left), Angela Novelli (bottom left), Kieran Rose, and Annelise Senkowski. All the girls will also attend a special intensive in Savannah in August at the STUDIO with Kristin Sloan of New York City Ballet. E-mail TheSTUDIOsav@ for more info. The two photos at right are from a recent performance to mark dance camp at Suzanne Braddy’s Islands Dance Academy. Top right, Aisha Rivers leads a group of dancers in the African style; at bottom right, a tribute to Old Glory in honor of the Fourth.

You gotta have French They helped us win our independence. They were right about Iraq. So it’s only proper that we give the French a little respect for once. Above, the French frigate LaFayette — yes, named after the famed marquis and America-loving independence-advocate of the same name — visited Savannah last week. At right, Savannah Mayor Otis Johnson shares some bonhomie with the ship’s capitain, Jean-Philippe Rolland. Mayor Johnson presented the captain a key to the city, and the captain placed a wreath at Battlefield Park in honor of the troops who died here during the American Revolution.

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to know something the other characters in the show don’t know.” Tipton recently played Meg in Little Women. She moved to Guyton with her parents a few years ago, and recently relocated to Savannah so she can attend AASU, where she is a theater/performing arts major. “I want to pursue an acting career,” Tipton says. “I’m excited to see where I can go.” Jordyn Schafer plays Rhoda’s mother, Christine. “I’ve played a lot of mothers on stage,” she says. “Christine sees what’s happening and doesn’t know how to stop it. She wants to protect her daughter, but she wants to stop her.” Schafer is a senior at AASU, and also is majoring in theater/performing arts. She wants to pursue a career in acting after she graduates next spring, but has a fall-back plan if it doesn’t work out. “I’m also getting a massage therapy degree,” she says. “That’s something I can do between acting jobs. “I’ve been doing theater my entire life,” Schafer says. “Acting jobs come and go, and actors don’t always get paid well.” Originally from Mandeville, La., Schafer moved with her family to Savannah when she was in the seventh grade. She has had roles in Les Miserables at the Savannah Community Theatre and in Picnic at AASU. “I was in Three Cornered Moon, which we closed with last spring,” Schafer says. “I played a quirky mom in that one.” w

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This gig from one of Savannah’s most popular original bands (they blend reggae, rock, punk, jam and ska into a rather unique sound) marks the return of live music to this large restaurant/bar on Bay St. across from the Hyatt. Sat., 10:30 pm, Churchill’s British Pub.

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Ostensibly a blues band, this wickedly fun local outfit draws heavily on garagerock, Tom Waits’ fractured fairy tales and Dylan’s “old, weird America.” Wed., 6 pm, Dewey’s Dockside (Tybee) + Thurs. & Sat., 10 pm, Savannah Blues + Fri., 9 pm, Mansion on Forsyth Park + Sun., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge + Mon., 9 pm, Fiddler’s Crab House (River St.).


Newly-minted side-project featuring members of local reggae/rock band Passafire and local organic hip-hop act Street Circus Symphony. They cover tunes by artists as diverse as Beck, Cake, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bob Marley and Jane’s Addiction. Wed., 10 pm, Loco’s (downtown).

Eric Culberson Blues Band

An internationally-known blues guitarist and singer in the Freddy King vein who’s based right here in Savannah. Fri. - Sat., Mercury Lounge + Mon., 6 pm, The Boathouse (Hilton Head) + Tues. (hosts Open Jam) - Wed., 10 pm, Mercury Lounge.

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Duo of singing guitarists who tour from Atlanta to Key West, playing classic and modern rock covers (James Taylor, Buffett, Incubus, etc...) and originals. They cite ‘80s hair metal as an influence — of their own free will! Fri. - Sat., 10 pm, Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub.

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This marks the start of the 12th year of monthly acoustic “coffeehouse-style” shows put on by the Savannah Folk Music Society. The headliner is The Mayhaws, a Fla. group known for a “sweet and thorny” blend of folk, honky-tonk, soul and oldtime country. Also on the bill: a return visit from “flatpicking professor” David Leinweber (this time joined by Johnny Roquemore) for a set of guitar-based rock, blues, folk and gospel — and the wellliked local singing guitarist Kathy Waters, continued on page 28

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Jess C. Henderson Benefit

Known to some as “Dr. Heehaw,” Jess Henderson has been a familiar figure downtown for longer than most can remember. The poet and spoken word artist is suffering from a number of health problems (including pneumonia exacerbated by an extensive mold problem which has rendered his home uninhabitable. Several of his friends in the local music community are donating their time and talent to help him, and this hastily arranged show will feature the internationally-acclaimed avant-jazz guitarist Richard Leo Johnson, Superhorse members Keith Kozel, Bob Holmen and Seb Edwards, The Viguba Trio’s Ricardo Ochoa, Redneck Troubadour Doug “Swamp Chicken” Boykin and Sapphire Bullet Tim Love, among others. Mon., 9 pm, The Jinx.

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A rare live show from one of the finer original metalcore bands in the area. Also on the bill: Five Nine (melodic post-punk from Al.); N.J.’s The Command Radio (hard rock) and Ire & Sentiment (heavy rock); and Athens’ Celerity (grunge-influenced punk). Sat., 9 pm, Guitar Bar.


Not to be confused with the Saddle Creek recording artist Ladyfinger (NE), this is swampy and fractured (but whiptight in all the right spots) psycho-billy with loads of yelps, yodels, plucky banjo and trashcanny drums and percussion. Live, NYC-based frontman and songwriter Adam Weiss tours as a solo act under the same name, bashing his guitar with more of a punk edge, and kicking an electrified “stompbox” in lieu of a rhythm section. Sat., 10 pm, The Jinx.

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Corey Smith

This 28-year-old singer/songwriter from just outside Athens has built up a large and loyal fanbase through grass-roots promotion and nonstop touring. He played a show here not long ago at the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium, but this is his first time in a downtown theater setting. Over the past decade, Smith honed his folksy, unpretentious Southern rock and countrytinged folk-pop through countless cover gigs in college-oriented bars, nightclubs and frat parties, and it shows in both his material, and the makeup of his following. Fans of Hootie frontman Darius Rucker, Todd Snider and Pat Green will take to this artist like Hasselhoff to a hamburger. $16 in advance (at the SCAD Box Office, by phone at 525-5050 or at or $20 at the door. Fri., 9 pm, Lucas Theatre - ALL-AGES.

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Melodramatic metal band from Daytona Beach with a rather unique approach to vocal pitch. Fla. bands also appearing on this bill include Aghora, Morionor and the very serious-sounding Neural Implosion. Thurs., 9 pm, Guitar Bar.


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The Train Wrecks

For the past year or so, this rootsy, high-energy Americana bar band has been working on their debut album, and from the sneak previews it may go down as one of the better albums made yet by a local band. That said, this weekend’s Tybee shows are being billed as their CD Release Party. But I’ve heard that one before, and I have no official confirmation of this from the band. Thurs., 10 pm, Murphy’s Law Irish Pub + Fri. - Sat., 6 pm, Dewey’s Dockside (Tybee).

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Savannah Swings: A Patriotic Big Band Salute w/Equinox Jazz Orchestra & Friends (6 pm)


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CREEKSIDE CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)

Live Music TBA (6 pm) DAIQUIRI BEACH

Karaoke (10 pm)


Live Music TBA (7 pm) DINGUS MAGEE’S

Live Music TBA (9 pm) DOC’S BAR (Tybee)

Roy & The Circuit Breakers


Live Music TBA (7 pm)


“Georgia Kyle” Shiver & Fiddlin’ Scott Holton (7 pm) FIDDLER’S CRAB HOUSE (River St.)

Live Music TBA (9 pm)


Live Music TBA (9 pm)


Live Music TBA (7 pm)


Gail Thurmond (7 pm)

THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth) Chuck Courtenay (8 pm)


The Lavon Stevens Project w/Louise Spencer (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR

Trae Gurley (7 pm) THE JINX

Dance Party w/DJ D-Frost & Friends (10 pm) KEVIN BARRY’S

Frank Emerson

KOKOPELLI’S JAZZ (107 W. Broughton St.)

Jazz Jam Session w/The Alex Nguyen Group (7 pm) LOCOS DELI & GRILL (downtown)

Open Mic Night (9 pm)

LOCOS DELI & GRILL (Southside)

Team Trivia w/Ben Bennett & Senae (7 pm) MANSION ON FORSYTH PARK

Pianist Eric Jones (5 pm), Vocalist Roger Moss & Pianist Eric Jones (8 pm) MARY’S SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE

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Bottles & Cans (10 pm)


Argyle (10 pm)

MOON RIVER BREWING CO. Live Music TBA (8:30 pm)


The Train Wrecks (10 pm)


J. Howard Duff (7:30 pm)

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Live Music TBA (5 pm)

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The Frantic Rabbit Poetry Showcase (8 pm) SLUGGER’S

Trivia w/Charles & Mikey (10 pm) SORRY CHARLIE’S

Live Music TBA (10 pm) SPANKY’S (River St.)

Live Music TBA (8 pm)

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Chuck Courtenay (7 pm)

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Jeff Beasley (8 pm) WASABI’S

Thomas Claxton (10 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ

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WILD WING CAFÉ (Hilton Head)

Live Music TBA (10 pm)


“Georgia Kyle” Shiver (7 pm)

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DINGUS MAGEE’S (Statesboro)

Live Music TBA (9 pm) DOC’S BAR (Tybee)

Roy & The Circuit Breakers


Eric Britt (3 pm), Live Music TBA (8 pm) DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)

“World Famous” DJ Sam Diamond DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Sandfly)

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EL PICASSO (319 Main St., Garden City)

Karaoke (8 pm)


The Christy Alan Band (9 pm)


Jon Doe (9 pm)


Live Music TBA (8 pm)


The Sophisticates (9 pm) FRIENDLY’S TAVERN 2

#@*! Karaoke

GILLEY’S (Hinesville)

Live Music TBA (9 pm) GUITAR BAR

Marks of A Hero, Young and Divine (10 pm) HERCULES (Pt. Wentworth)

Chief (8 pm)

HUC-A-POOS (Tybee)

Live Music TBA (9 pm) THE HYATT

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Sonic Destruction, Aghora, Morionor, Neural Implosion (10 pm)



TUBBY’S (River St.)

Live Music TBA (6 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler)

Karaoke w/Jeff & Rebecca

THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth) THE JAZZ CORNER (Hilton Head)

The Big band Brass Bash Septet (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR

Shrimp City Slim (9 pm)


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Live Music TBA (10 pm)

Live Music TBA (8 pm)

Live Music TBA (11 pm)

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

Live Music TBA (10 pm)


Frank Emerson




Karaoke (9 pm)

KOKOPELLI’S JAZZ (107 W. Broughton St.)

The Jason Marsalis Quartet (8 pm, 9:15 pm, 10:30 pm) LOCO’S (downtown)

Turtle Folk (10 pm) LUCAS THEATRE

Corey Smith (9 pm)


Live Music TBA (9 pm)


Live Music TBA (10 pm)


YONG’S COUNTRY CLUB (formerly The Music Box)


Joey Manning (7 pm)

THE ALE HOUSE (Bluffton)

Live Music TBA (10 pm)

AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill)

Mama’s Mojo (8 pm)

Gibsognbird Hummin


Live Music TBA

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BAJA CANTINA (The Landings)

Live Music TBA (7 pm) BAY STREET BLUES

Karaoke (9 pm) BAYOU CAFÉ

Live Music TBA (9 pm), Live Music TBA (10:30 pm)

Michael “B-Flat” Sears & Tony Royster, Sr. (7 pm)

Karaoke w/DJ Levis

Live Music TBA (8 pm)

Karaoke (9 pm)


The Joseph Michael Duo (6 pm)

The Eric Culberson Blues Bband (10 pm)

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

Fire & Rayne (10 pm)

Live Music TBA (10 pm)

The Champagne Jazz Trio (8 pm)

#@*! Karaoke

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Live Music TBA (10:30 pm)

Argyle (10:30 pm)

Live Music TBA

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The Train Wrecks (6 pm)

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Roy & The Circuit Breakers

Dueling Pianos (8:30 pm)

Eric Britt (3 pm), Live Music TBA (8 pm)

Live Music TBA (9:30 pm)

“World Famous” DJ Sam Diamond

Live Music TBA (8 pm)

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The Christy Alan Band (9 pm)

Karaoke (9 pm)

Phantom Wingo (9 pm)

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Live Music TBA (9 pm)


Claire Frazier & Peter Tavalin (7 pm) THE WAREHOUSE

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Karaoke (9 pm)


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High Velocity (9 pm)

THE ISLANDER (Wilmington Isl.)

Live Music TBA (10 pm)


The Big Band Brass Bash Septet (8 pm) JAZZ’D TAPAS BAR

Shrimp City Slim (9 pm) JEN’S & FRIENDS

Live Music TBA (10 pm) THE JINX

Ladyfingers (11 pm)




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Frank Emerson

Live DJ (8 pm)

The Jason Marsalis Quartet (8 pm, 9:15 pm, 10:30 pm)

Michael Warren (10 pm)

Ancient Harmony (10 pm)

Live Music TBA (10:30 pm)

Savannah Film Society Presents: MADAGASCAR (3 pm), THE



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AUGIE’S PUB (Richmond Hill)


Live Music TBA (4 pm)

Live Music TBA (9 pm) B & B ALE HOUSE

Live Music TBA (7 pm)

Live Music TBA

Live Music TBA (7 pm)


The Howard Paul Group feat. Kirk Lee (8 pm)

Michael “B-Flat” Sears & Tony Royster, Sr. (7 pm)

Live Music TBA (8 pm)

Mary Davis & Co. (8 pm)

Live Music TBA (6 pm)

“Jess C. Henderson Benefit Show” w/Richard Leo Johnson, Keith Kozel, Bob Holmen, Ricardo Ochoa, Tim Love, Doug Boykin, David Love, Seb Edwards, and more TBA (9 pm)

Live Music TBA (8 pm)

Karaoke w/DJ Levis (9 pm)

Harry O’Donoghue


Diana Rogers

The Eric Cuberson Blues Band (10 pm)

#@*! Karaoke

Element Unseen (8 pm)

Live Music TBA (10 pm)

Fire & Rayne (10 pm)


Live Music TBA (8 pm)

Greg Williams (6 pm)

The Champagne Jazz Trio (8 pm)

Live Music TBA

The Train Wrecks (10 pm)

Eric Britt (3 pm)

David Lugo & Latin Jazz Motion

“World Famous” DJ Sam Diamond

Live Music TBA (10 pm)

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Live Music TBA

Karaoke w/Michael (9 pm)

Live Music TBA (9 pm)

Randy “Hatman” Smith (8 pm)


Live Music TBA

The Hitmen (9 pm)




Honi Deaton & Dream (8 pm)

Live Music TBA (6 pm)


THE ISLAND GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)

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SAVANNAH SMILES (314 Williamson St.)

Dueling Pianos (8:30 pm) SCANDALS (Tybee)

Live Music TBA (9:30 pm)

THE SEA GRILL (Pt. Wentworth)

Live Music TBA (8 pm)


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Live Music TBA (9 pm)

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Live Music TBA (7 pm)


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DJ Maytag (10 pm) VFW CLUB (Hinesville)

Live Music TBA (9 pm) VIC’S ON THE RIVER

Claire Frazier & Peter Tavalin (7 pm) THE WAREHOUSE

G.E. Perry & Strange Brew (8 pm) WET WILLIE’S

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BERNIE’S (Tybee)




Deas’ Guys (8 pm)


Live Music TBA (9 pm)


Live Music TBA (8 pm)


Open Mic Night (7:30 pm)


Live Piano Music TBA


Jon Doe (11 pm)



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Old-Time Jam Session w/Joe Nelson (7 pm) SCANDALS (Tybee)

DJ Marty Corley (9:30 pm) Roy & the Circuit Breakers (6 pm) Live DJ (10:30 pm) Karaoke (9 pm)


Guitarist Jackson Evans (11 am)

The Joseph Michael Duo (6 pm)


#@*! Karaoke

Phantom Wingo (10 pm)

Karaoke (7 pm)

Live Music TBA (7 pm)

BN Trivia w/Artie & Brad (10 pm)

Irish Pub Acoustic Session (7 pm)

#@*! Karaoke (10:30 pm)

Tradewinds (7 pm)

Live Music TBA (6 pm)

Live Music TBA

“Georgia Kyle” & The Marshgrass Boys (9 pm)

Karaoke w/Frank Nelson (9 pm)

Live Music TBA (7 pm)

“Piano-Palooza” Karaoke (9 pm)

The Winter Sounds, Kiterunner (9 pm)

Live Music TBA (1 pm)

DJ Sterling Hustle

5 Point Productions’ Karaoke (10 pm)

Bob Masteller & Friends (8 pm)

Live Music TBA (3 pm)

Diana Rogers (7 pm)

Live Music TBA (8 pm)

Live Music TBA (7 pm)

Live Music TBA (6 pm)

Hip-Hop Night w/DJ D-Frost, Late Night Breakdancing & Freestyling (11 pm)





TUBBY’S (River St.)

TUBBY’S (Thunderbolt)

Live Music TBA


Live Music TBA (7 pm) THE WAREHOUSE

Thomas Claxton (5 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ

The Courtenay Brothers (1 pm)









Harry O’Donoghue


Nancy Witt


Open Mic Jam w/The Eric Culberson Blues Band PLANTER’S TAVERN (OLDE PINK HOUSE)

Live Music TBA


Open Mic Jam w/The Hitmen (10 pm) THE SENTIENT BEAN COFFEEHOUSE

Foreign Film: Krzysztof Kieslowski’s THE DECALOGUE (8 pm) TOMMY’S (Pooler)

Chief (9 pm)

Karaoke w/Jeff & Rebecca

The Eric Culberson Blues Band (6 pm)

Karaoke (9 pm)


Chuck Courtenay (7 pm), Team Trivia w/The Mayor

DJ spins Beach Music

Live Music TBA (9:30 pm)


DOUBLES (Holiday Inn Midtown)

Joey Manning (7 pm)

Bottles & Cans (9 pm)

Ben Tucker & Bob Alberti (11:30 am)


Chief (9 pm)




Karaoke (9 pm)

Live Music TBA

DRIFTAWAY CAFÉ (Wilmington Isl.)



Live Trivia (10 pm)

MALONE’S (309 W. River St.)


YONG’S COUNTRY CLUB (formerly The Music Box)


Frank Emerson

Live Music TBA (10 pm) Free Shotz (10 pm)





WILD WING CAFÉ (Hilton Head)


Pianist Abebi Stafford (7 pm)

The Courtenay Brothers (1 pm), Wrong Way: A Sublime Tribute (10 pm) WILD WING CAFÉ (Bluffton)


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For whatever reason -- fat paycheck, wavering career, poor choice of available roles -- Bruce Willis has elected to return to his signature role as John McClane, and the end result is better than most years-after-the-fact sequels (Rocky Balboa, The Evening Star, Crocodile Dundee In Los Angeles). The twist here is that aging detective McClane, an old-fashioned guy used to 20th century modes of expression and ideas, finds himself battling cyber-terrorists who threaten to shut down the entire United States with a few strokes of a keyboard. The movie’s billing itself as the story of an “analog” cop living in a “digital” age, and we all know what that means. No mouse pads or monitors for our hero; instead, it’s all flying fists, rapid-fire weaponry and explosions. Lots of explosions. Yet even director Len Wiseman and scripter Mark Bomback don’t have complete faith in the cop’s old-fashioned heroics since they saddle him with a sidekick who’s a genius when it comes to computers. Matt Farrell (Justin Long, the “Mac” guy in those ubiquitous Apple commercials) is a Neoinspired hacker who inadvertently helps the villain (an effective Timothy Olyphant) and his posse carry out their master plans. Marked for termination, Matt is only able to escape his would-be assassins with McClane’s help. An overlong running time allows matters to occasionally become stale (the blueprint calls for our protagonists to evade, fight, escape, repeat), although Willis does his part by tossing out those patented McClane quips with aplomb. And while there’s no denying that the picture is packed with memorable action sequences, the film often collapses into a heap of silliness, with McClane surviving some encounters that would tax all sorts of leaps of


As with past works by this controversial filmmaker, Michael Moore proves himself to be more a professor with some fanciful ways of explaining the matter at hand than a documentarian in the strictest sense of the term: He often places himself at the center of the spotlight, and he lets details fall by the wayside in his rush to accentuate the greater truth. Sicko, Moore’s take on the American health care crisis, is no different: One can quibble about the presentation or the soft-pedaling of certain points, but there’s no doubt that Moore’s heart is in the right place, or that, in a just world, his powerful picture would serve as an agent for change. Moore employs his latest film as a bludgeoning tool against insidious insurance companies and the corrupt politicians who let them get away with murder -- often literally. Moore doesn’t

focus on the nation’s uninsured; instead, he centers on ordinary folks who do carry insurance yet are still denied basic rights by those more concerned with lining their own pockets than helping out their fellow Americans. Thus, we see how a grieving mother loses her baby daughter because her HMO forces her to seek help not at the closest hospital but at one further away. We gasp at how one man is turned down for an operation, only to result in his death several months later. We witness how a laborer who has accidentally cut off two of his fingers is told that, because of financial considerations, he has to decide which finger he wants to keep and which digit he can live without. And so on. Not surprisingly, Moore’s solution on how to wrest this nation away from the hands of the insurance companies, lobbyists and politicians is to provide universal health care for every-

one. Moore then traces, in often amusing fashion, how the Republicans gasp at such a notion, calling it “socialized medicine” and linking it back to the Communists. Yet Moore also saves some barbs for Hillary Clinton, who once tried to tackle the health care issue (yet was beaten down by GOP misogynists like Newt Gingrich) but is now only too happy to accept campaign contributions from the health industry lobby. And in a brilliant bit, Moore wonders why the right-wing is so adamant against “socialized medicine” when we already have other “socialized” advantages (fire department, schools, libraries, etc.). Along the way, Moore takes side trips to Canada, France and England, to take a firsthand look at the efficiency of universal health care. And it’s while overseas that Moore hears two quotes that all Americans should continued on page 34

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Cinema has given us so many marvelous movies set around the kitchen that it’s easy to lose count among the tantalizing dishes laid out on display. But onto a long list that includes Babette’s Feast, Eat Drink Man Woman, and Like Water for Chocolate, I never expected to add an animated yarn about a culinary rat. Ratatouille is the latest winner from Pixar, the animation outfit whose win-loss ratio has still managed to equal that of the ‘72 Miami Dolphins. Here, a dreamy rat who tries to get along with his more conventional family while also attempting the impossible (and the taboo) by forging a friendship with a human. The rat is Remy (voiced by Patton Oswalt), whose skills in the kitchen are exemplary, and the human is Linguini (Lou Romano), a skinny lad who possesses none of his late father’s superb culinary abilities. Since restaurant kitchens aren’t exactly rodentfriendly, and since circumstances force the singularly untalented Linguini to pass himself off as a master chef, the pair pool their resources to return a once-great Paris eatery, now struggling following the publication of a disastrous review by food critic Anton Ego (Peter O’Toole), back to its lofty position as one of France’s finest. As always seems to be the case with Pixar, the animation in Ratatouille far surpasses that of CGI imagery from competing studios, with

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Claire Danes, Toni Collette Michael Cunningham may have co-written the screenplay for Evening (along with original author Susan Minot), but those expecting a replay of the heady pleasures of The Hours (which had been adapted from Cunningham’s novel) might find themselves disappointed at the slightness of this latest work. That’s not to say that Evening is a turkey, but rather a delicate canary that never really finds its voice. Powered by an ofttimes unwieldy big-name cast, this is one of those dramas that wanders back and forth between two time periods. The earlier passages center on Ann Lord (Claire Danes), who arrives at the family estate of her best friend Lila (Mamie Gummer) to serve as the bridesmaid for her upcoming marriage-of-convenience. Lila’s brother Buddy (Hugh Dancy) loves Ann and hates the fact that Lila is throwing away her passion on someone not worthy of it. For her part, Ann finds herself attracted to Buddy’s best friend Harris (Patrick Wilson), and their fling leads to tragic consequences. The modern sequences focus on an elderly Ann (Vanessa Redgrave) now on her death bed, with her two dissimilar daughters (Toni Collette and Natasha Richardson) tending to her needs while also engaging in some heated sibling rivalry. Important mat-

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take to heart: “If you can find money to kill people, you can find money to help people” and “Americans fear their government, but in France, the government fears the people.” The latter is an offshoot of Thomas Jefferson’s quote that “When the people fear the government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.” Michael Moore is hardly the person I’d pick to bring a measure of Jeffersonian sensibility back to a great nation long ruled by venal profiteers, but I suppose he’ll do in a pinch.

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ters of life are treated in fairly interesting ways, although director Lajos Koltai keeps the pathos on such a low simmer that the melodrama never wallops us as it should. -As for the cast, Danes and Redgrave are -fine in the lead roles, while Dancy acquits himself quite nicely in an erratic part that requires him to whiplash between heterosexual, homosexual and incestuous love without a moment’s notice. Meryl Streep and Glenn Close appear in small roles -- if this were a TV series, they’d be billed as “special guest stars” -- with Streep nicely underplaying and Close grotesquely overacting. Close’s crying fit is one of the few moments that tests out the high end of the theater’s sound system, but it’s an embarrassing bit, as unwelcome as Michael Moore at an Aetna board meeting. a

There’s not much to this film aside from shaky CGI effects, timid moralizing, .and the sight of Steve Carell spinning his wheels in a role that fails to draw upon the immense comic talents displayed in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Little Miss Sunshine and even his brief stint in the Paul Lynde role in the disastrous screen version of Bewitched. Playing the same part he essayed in Bruce Almighty, that of self-centered TV news anchor Evan Baxter, Carell immediately finds himself neutered by director Tom Shadyac and his passel of writers, as his character has morphed into a typical movie dad who places his own career above the needs of his wife (Lauren Graham) and children. Having been elected to Congress on the platform that he’ll “change the world,” Evan now finds his hands full delivering on that promise when God (renturning Morgan Freeman) appears and instructs him to build an ark.

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The haunted house flick gets downsized for 1408, a fairly effective creepshow in which our protagonist only has to worry about a haunted room. But what a room! Hack writer Mike Enslin (an excellent John Cusack) has built a career penning guide books on supposedly haunted locales across America, and after years of

A Mighty Heart 

Based on Mariane Pearl’s book A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Danny Pearl, the film finds Angelina Jolie delivering a remarkably restrained performance as Mariane, whose husband (played by Dan Futterman), a Wall Street Journal reporter, is kidnapped while the pair are living in Pakistan in 2002. Six months pregnant, Mariane tries to stay optimistic in the face of this grim situation, using her own sources to track him down while also relying heavily on the aid of the Pakistani anti-terrorism unit, American diplomats and the FBI. In fact, her outer fortitude is occasionally misinterpreted as a lack of concern (i.e. the Lindy “The dingo’s got my baby” Chamberlain syndrome), which leads some to foolishly question her devotion to her husband. But all that matters to Mariane is having her spouse returned to her, and, given Hollywood’s propensity for promoting American know-how as well as its cando attitude, it’s perhaps the movie’s most surprising development that the efforts of the Pakistanis, not the U.S. law officials, go the furthest toward cracking the case and bringing the terrorists to justice.

Ocean’s Thirteen 

Isn’t it accepted -- in fact, isn’t it pretty much gospel -- that the third picture in any given trilogy is when the series has totally lost it, when the filmmakers have been completely replaced by pimps and profiteers? So how is it possible that Ocean’s Thirteen has emerged as the best of this star-studded franchise?

comfy little hometown of River Heights to a spooky Los Angeles mansion, whereupon she immediately begins investigating the death of a famous actress who passed away decades earlier. Between its portrayal of a faded Hollywood as awash in corruption and decay and its casting of Laura Harring as the murdered starlet, this often feels like a demented attempt to make a kid-friendly version of David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive.

Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer 

Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End 

It remains a mystery how the 2005 superhero yarn Fantastic Four grossed $154 million stateside, considering that most of its special effects were on the level of a 6-year-old floating his plastic boat in the bathtub. This time effects are a vast improvement. Would that the rest of this picture inspired similar admiration. Instead, FF2 suffers from the same ailments that made the original such a drag: ham-fisted direction, embarrassing acting, stilted dialogue and the fumbling of a classic villain. There are some mildly interesting conflicts, not only between the heroes and their adversaries but also among the team members themselves: group leader Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic (Ioan Gruffudd), fiancee Sue Storm/Invisible Woman (Jessica Alba), Reed’s best friend Ben Grimm/ The Thing (Michael Chiklis) and Sue’s kid brother Johnny Storm/Human Torch (Chris Evans). Personal issues get thrust onto the backburner, though, once the Silver Surfer (voiced by Laurence Fishburne) flies onto the scene with the intention of destroying the planet.

Nancy Drew 

Unless I miss my call, Nancy Drew is the sort of kids’ movie that will be treated with kid gloves by most critics, who will at worst dismiss it as a mere mediocrity. Don’t you believe it. Nancy Drew is a glorious achievement of the so-bad-it’s-brilliantly-bad variety -- I won’t go so far as to state it’s Battlefield: Earth for the Clearasil crowd, but it’s clearly a turkey no matter how it’s sliced up. Emma Roberts, portraying Nancy as something of a pill, quickly grates as her precocious character moves (along with dad Tate Donovan) from her

Thirty-three minutes. Yes, it takes 33 minutes into the 168-minute Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End before Johnny Depp even makes an appearance. Considering he’s this franchise’s MVP, that’s a dicey move on the part of the filmmakers; then again, everything about this second sequel operates with a go-for-broke mentality. Pirates 3 is overblown, overstuffed and over-the-top. It’s also entertaining and sometimes even exciting, which right there marks it as an improvement over last summer’s Dead Man’s Chest.

Knocked Up 

Like There’s Something About Mary, director Judd Apatow’s The 40-Year-Old Virgin was unique in that it successfully mixed raunch with romance. Knocked Up, which reunites Apatow with Virgin co-star Seth Rogen, attempts a similar balancing act, only it falls a tad short. There’s a sweet love story on view here as well, only because it’s more rushed it ultimately plays second string to the picture’s comedy quota. Fortunately, on that front, the movie’s an unqualified hit. Rogen plays Ben Stone, a slacker who enjoys reefer and hanging out with his equally unambitious roommates. One night at a trendy nightclub, he meets Alison (Katherine Heigl), who’s out celebrating her promotion to an on-air position at E! Entertainment Television. Before morning arrives, the pair will have engaged in a one-night stand. Alison learns a few weeks later that she’s pregnant, and she decides that she and Ben should attempt to make their relationship work for the sake of the baby.

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doing so, he realizes, with the same level of smugness as Hilary Swank’s mythbuster in The Reaping, that there are no such things as ghosts and goblins and gremlins and golems. So when he receives a postcard from the Dolphin Hotel in New York telling him not to enter the establishment’s room 1408, he scoffs at the warning but elects to check it out anyway. His arrival is met with resistance by Gerald Olin (Samuel L. Jackson), the hotel manager. At first, the spooky proceedings are kept on a low-key simmer: Bedtime mints mysteriously appear on the pillow, a window slams down on Enslin’s hand, and the bathroom sink’s cold water faucet produces scalding liquid instead. And as long as the movie plays it close to the vest, it works beautifully. But scripters Matt Greenberg, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski don’t just adapt Stephen King’s short story; they stick a helium needle into it and expand it to grotesque proportions.

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AMBUCS is dedicated to creating mobility and independence of people with disabilities Volunteers meet every first and third Monday at 7 p.m. at Fire Mountain Restaurant on Stephenson Ave. Call Ann Johnson at 897-4818. Chatham County Democratic Party meets the second Monday of each month. at 6 p.m. at 109 W. Victory Dr. Call Karen Arms at 897-1300 or David Bonorato at 9217039 or visit Chatham County Democratic Women For information, call Maxine Harris at 3520470 or 484-3222. Chatham County Young Democrats is dedicated to getting young people ages 14 to 39 active in governmental affairs and to encourage their involvement at all levels of the Democratic party. Contact Rakhsheim Wright at 604-7319 or chathamcountyyds@ Chatham County Young Republicans For information, visit or call Brad Morrison at 596-4810. Coastal Democrats Contact Maxine Harris at 352-0470 or Drinking Liberally Promoting democracy one pint at a time - share politics while sharing a pitcher. This is an informal gathering of like-minded, left-leaners who may want to trade ideas, get more involved and just enjoy each other’s company. Meets the first and third Thursdays of the month at 7:30 p.m. at WG’s Tavern, 17 Lincoln St. For information, visit or send email to for location of the meeting. Indy Media Film Night View films produced by independent journalists, media activists and organizations the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. Presented free of charge by Fear No Arts Media. Visit for film listings and dates or e-mail fearnoarts@ League of Women Voters meets on the first Monday of the month at 5 p.m. in Room 3 of the Heart and Lung Building at Candler Hospital. Membership is open to anyone 18 and older. Libertarian Party of Chatham County meets the first and third Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at Chinatown Buffett, 307 Highway 80 in Garden City. Purchase of a meal gets you in. Call 308-3934 or visit National Council of Negro Women meets the first Saturday of every month at 10 a.m. at the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum.

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Planned Parenthood meets the second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. For info, call Heather Holloway at 352-4052 or Volunteers are needed for Planned Parenthood, and will meet the second Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at The Sentient Bean. For information about volunteering, call Heather Holloway 3524032 or Project Hot Seat Stop global warming with Greenpeace. Call 704-7472 for information. Savannah Area Republican Women meet the first Wednesday of every month at the Johnny Harris Restaurant Banquet Room on Victory Drive. The social starts at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is at noon. The cost is $13 at the door. Make reservations by noon on the Monday preceding the meeting by calling 598-1883. Savannah Branch NAACP For information, call 233-4161. Savannah for Obama is a grassroots organization that is interested in raising local awareness for presidential candidate Barack Obama. The group meets the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Chatham County Democratic Headquarters, 109 W. Victory Dr. at the corner of Victory and Barnard Street. For information, contact Savannah Republican Club Meets every second Tuesday of the month. Call 927-7170. Savannah Area Young Republicans Call Alexandra Tabarrok at 572-8528. Skidaway Island Democrats Call Tom Oxnard at 598-4290 or send e-mail to


Casting Call A casting call will be held Sunday, July 8 from 6-10 p.m. at Savannah Actor’s Theatre. The show is a vaudville-type show with stand-up comedy, sketch comedy, musical and dance acts, burlesque dance and “amazing feats.” Needed are people to play Martha Stewart, Willie Nelson, George Bush, Condoleeza Rice, plus various other male and female roles. Also needed are singers, dancers and people with interesting talents, including fire eating, sword swallowing, trapeze, juggling and any others. People interested only in acting should prepare a one to two minute comic monologue. Singers and dancers should put together a one-minute piece to demonstrate. For info, send e-mail to


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AARP Senior Drivers Safety Program 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. The Art School Summer classes run for a week at a time. Students attend Monday through Friday. Morning sessions are 9 a.m. to noon and afternoon sessions are 1-4 p.m. The cost is $160 per week, including supplies. Classes are for ages 6-9 and 10-14. Themes are Creatures of the Carribbean July 16-20, Mythical Beasts & Beauties July 23-27 and Mad for Mod! July 9-13 and July 30 through Aug. 3. Life Drawing for Teens ages 15 and older will be held Aug. 20-24 from 1-4 p.m. The cost is $225, including supplies. That class will be taught by SCAD professor Jeff Markowsky. Visit www.TheArtSchool-Sav. com or call 921-1151. Art Studio Sessions Six-week sessions on Tuesday evenings 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. Baby sign classes Savannah Speech & Hearing Center is offering Baby Sign classes for babies aged 8-14 months and their parents. The cost is $50, which includes materials. To register, call 355-4601. Beading Classes Learn jewelry-making techniques during the month of June at Bead Dreamer Studio, 407A E. Montgomery Cross Rd. Call 9206659. Brush with Clay Classes in Raku, brush work, relief work, surface decoration, figurative and more in clay with individual attention are offered at CarosArt Studio by professional artist/clay sculptor Carolyne Graham. Costs $100 for 6 classes, or $30 per class. Clay supplies are extra. Call 925-7393 to register. Conscious Prosperity A workshop, Conscious Prosperity: The Secret to Simple & Lasting Personal Worth, will be presented by John Moore, the DebtFREE guru, pm Saturday, July 28 fro m9 am. to 12:30 p.m. at Unity Church of Savannah, 2320 Sunset Blvd. The fee is payable at the competion and will be decided by participants, based on the value they feel they have received from the content. A 312-page textbook is available for

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$49.95 and software is available for $59.95. To register, call 355-4704. Walk-ins are welcome. Construction Apprentice Program A free 16-week training program for men and women who have an interest in learning construction skills that will lead to career level jobs. Call Tara H. Sinclair at 604-9574. Conversational Spanish Do you want to practice your Spanish? Come to the mesa de espanol the second Thursday and last Friday of the month at 4:30 p.m. at The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave. For information, send e-mail to Davenport House Docent Training is conducted every February, July and October. Call 236-8097 or send email to Epworth Children’s Orchestra A children’s strings orchestra for elementary age-string players directed by Ellen Hooper on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church, 2201 Bull St. There is a $20 registration fee, which covers the cost of the music and a T-shirt. Call 2333242. Fall Visual Arts Classes The City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs is now registering students for its fall visual arts classes. Day and evening classes are offered in ceramics, painting, portfolio preparation, jewelry making and stained glass for children, teens and adults. All classes are held at S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St.Call 651-4248 or visit www. Fany’s Spanish/English Institute Spanish is fun. Classes for adults and children are held at 15 E. Montgomery Cross Rd. Call 921-4646 or 220-6570 to register. First Steps -- 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 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. Got Students? Space available soon for teachers - education, fitness, spiritual - of all types who need a space for their classes. Reasonable rates. Call Tony at 655-4591.

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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 video 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 Joy & Vitality Inc. presents a line of attraction workshop that meets each Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. at a downtown location. Make all your wishes come true. Study and practice how you can have, do and be anything you desire. Call 656-8156. Space is limited. Cost is $10 per session. 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.

I predict that you, too, will be reunited with something you lost, and it will be in better shape than it was before you were separated. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): In the coming week, I doubt you’ll misplace your keys or forget to set your alarm clock or spill soup on your shirt. While shopping, you’ll be intuitive about picking the checkout line that moves fastest. If you take a plane somewhere, your luggage will show up promptly in the baggage claim area. In other words, Taurus, the little things in life will go well for you, reducing your wasted time and inconvenience to near zero. May I suggest that you respond to this grace period not by cramming in more busy work, but by giving yourself regular opportunities to enjoy the luxury of taking deep breaths and gazing at the big picture? GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You may think that the lights you see in the night sky are single stars, but most of them are not. They are binary systems, with two stars orbiting around a common gravitational center. Our lonely sun, with no companion sun, is a rarity. Unless, that is, we’ve been overlooking clues that our sun does in fact has a twin. Although the jury is still out, circumstantial evidence is mounting that our system is binary, and that somewhere out there way beyond Pluto is a brown dwarf star carrying on a secret relationship with our sun. If it exists, it’s relatively cool and small for a star, and difficult to see, which would explain why we haven’t actually detected it yet. Now I’m suggesting that something similar may be true about your life, Gemini: that you have long had a shadowy link with a counter-

from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Turtle Dragon Tranquility Tea House, 1202 Highway 80, Tybee Island. The cost is $300 or $250 if paid by July 10. Online registration at http:// or more info at or by calling Marguerite Berrigan, 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. continued on page 38

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): The bad news: Charlie and Sharon Reed, a couple in Dallas, had their old VW convertible stolen. The good news: By the time police recovered the car three months later, the thieves had given it a new paint job, and had fixed its cracked windshield and dented bumpers. Let’s make this your metaphor of the week, Aries.

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part whose destiny is intimately interwoven with yours. If you’re ever destined to forge a more conscious connection with each other, it will be in the second half of 2007. And the initial breakthrough would occur soon. CANCER (June 21-July 22): A reader named Michael McCarthy wrote to say he plans to start a new religion, the “First Church of the Rude Awakening.” It will be based on the principle that having a pleasant life cannot serve as a motivation to seek enlightenment and salvation. McCarthy believes that no one ever bolts up out of bed one morning and says, “I’m so happy, I think I’ll go meditate and pray and make myself into a better person for as long as it takes, so I can find God and say THANKS.” Even if his theory is true (which I doubt), you Cancerians will be an exception to it in the coming weeks. I bet you’ll have a series of epiphanies precisely because you’re in an excellent mood, leading you to embark on a groundbreaking new phase of spiritual exploration.

in the coming weeks. So don’t look over your shoulder as you do your daring deed. Throw yourself into it with unconditional love and fervor.

transformed places like these, Sagittarius. Doing so will put you in the right mood to get the most out of current cosmic rhythms.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): British astronomer Martin Rees was told about a colleague who felt so puny and insignificant in comparison to the stars that he committed suicide. Rees responded with dismay, rejecting the perspective that had led a fellow astronomer to take his own life. “We are more important than the stars,” he said. “I don’t have a despairing attitude because what makes things important is not how big they are, but how complex and intricate they are, and human beings are more complicated and intricate than stars.” While this is always good to keep in mind, Libra, it’s especially apropos now. You’re in a potent and radiant phase of your yearly cycle -- a time when you have a mandate to show why you’re more important than the stars.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): It’s Unity Week. You have rich opportunities to negotiate truces, whip up collaborations, and knit together seemingly irreconcilable elements. Maybe it has previously seemed insane for you to try mixing oil and water, apples and oranges, or Israelis and Palestinians, but it makes sense now. You’ll tend to attract good fortune whenever you conspire to turn matches made in hell into heavenly blends. Here’s a motto to inspire your work, from the rebellious unification expert Gandhi: “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): A unique variety of freedom will be yours to enjoy in the coming week. You’ll be free to be aimless and clueless; you’ll be under no pressure to be focused and smart. You’ll be free to be quiet and meek; you won’t have to be brave and articulate. You’ll be free of wanting to be needed and understood; you won’t be plagued by the longing for someone to love you and see you for exactly who you are. You’ll be free to be anarchistic and apathetic; you won’t have to believe in or care about anything. And finally, Leo, you’ll be free to *not* be yourself. You will have so much freedom that you’ll even be free of freedom!

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Before I suggest to you what your next assignment should be, read this passage from poet Adrienne Rich. “Whatever is unnamed, undepicted in images, whatever is omitted from biography, censored in collections of letters, whatever is misnamed as something else, made difficult-to-come-by, whatever is buried in the memory by the collapse of meaning under an inadequate or lying language -- this will become not merely unspoken, but unspeakable.” What I hope you will do in the coming week, Scorpio, is rescue from obscurity any important thing that is on the verge of becoming unspeakable. Be a retriever of that-whichis-about-to-disappear. Be a rememberer of that-whichis-close-to-being forgotten.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): When Adam sampled the apple from the tree of knowledge, he was expelled from Paradise. After Prometheus stole fire from his fellow gods and gave it to humans, he was punished by being chained to a rock and getting his liver chewed on for years by an eagle. You, on the other hand, won’t have to suffer for the nervy coup I hope you’ll pull off

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): One of your power spots is in a valley where a melted glacier has made a new river. Another is in a place where a forest fire has cleared room for the opportunistic purple blooms of the fireweed. A third hot spot is a once-dismal school that has been refurbished so that it no longer resembles a prison. I urge you to spend quality time in

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Nature artist Andy Goldsworthy is a skilled rock balancer. With infinite patience, he arranges stacks of them in seemingly impossible arrangements. Though he has a highly developed sensitivity to the heft and shape of his raw materials, his work still requires him to persist through frustration. While building one particularly intricate structure, he said, “The moment it collapses is disappointing. But since it has collapsed four times I’m beginning to understand the stones better.” From what I can determine, Aquarius, you’re at a stage in your own labor of love that’s equivalent to Goldsworthy’s third collapse. Keep at it. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Here are a few of the fine developments I expect you will have enjoyed by the end of July: growing pains that feel pretty damn good; the dissolution of wishy-washy wishes that had been keeping you distracted from your burning desires; a vivid vision of what you want to be when you grow up; living proof that you’re not just an armchair adventurer; the friendliest lust ever; a new plaything; and insight into why fanaticism can be very useful in moderation. w

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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. Communication Barriers will be presented June 28 from 2-3 p.m. GED/adult literacy education is being offered Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon or 1-4 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



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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. ShapeDown Summer Camp A family-based, age-specific, behavior modification intervention that addresses food, activity, social and family issues. Call 819-8800. Train Smart A strength and conditioning camp for kids ages 10-18 will be held 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. Workshop for Aspiring Thespians Nika Hinton will lead a free scene workshop for four monthly sessions. Participants can work on scenes from great and near-great plays, musicals and film and improvisation sketches. Works will be recorded on video tape. Childcare will be provided upon request. To register, call 234-0980. Workshop: Mouth Off will presented by All Walks of Life Thursdays through Aug. 12 from 6-8 p.m. at the West Broad Street YMCA, 1110 May St. This workshop is for youth ages 12-19 designed to build vocabulary, literacy and understanding of poetry, rap, hip-hop and spoken word. The workshop will culminate with a live performance written, planned, rehearsed and performed by workshop participants. Call 341-8306 or visit www.


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.

Dog Yoga The Yoga Room will hold a dog yoga class every first Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. at Forsyth Park. The cost is a $10 donation, with all donations given to Save-A-Life. Bring a mat or blanket and a sense of humor. Yoga for dogs is a fun way to relax and bond with your four-legged pet. Great for all levels and all sizes. 898-0361 or www. 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. Got Students? Space available soon for teachers - education, fitness, spiritual - of all types who need a space for their classes. Reasonable rates. Call Tony at 655-4591. 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 Mommy and Baby Yoga Classes are held Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Savannah Yoga Center, 25 E. 40th St. Infants must be 6 weeks to 6 months, pre-crawling. The cost is $13 per class. Multi-class discounts are available. The instructor is Betsy Boyd Strong. Walk-ins

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are welcome. Call 441-6653 or visit www. Moms in Motion A pre and post-natal exercise program is offered by St. Joseph’s/Candler Cetner for WellBeing. The cost is $30 per month. Call 819-6463. Muscle Up! A free senior strength training demo will be held Thursday, June 21 at 10 a.m. at Senior Citizens, Inc., 3025 Bull St. Bob Skiljan will give an informational talk on increasing strength, building muscle and improving flexibility. Free, but registration is required. Call 236-0363. Outdoor Fitness Boot Camp All fitness levels welcome. M, W, Th, F at 6 a.m. at Forsyth Park. Meet at the statue on Park Avenue. Also meets at 7:30 a.m. at Daffin Park at the circle near the playground. $150 for unlimited classes, $15 for a single class. To register, call Jennifer at 224-0406 or visit 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. Savannah Yoga Center Through Aug. 31, the schedule will be: Monday, 9–10:15 am Dynamic Flow All Levels w/ Kristianne, 10:30–11:45 am Level 1&2 Flow Yoga with Will, 12-1:15 p.m.Yoga Lunch Flow-Food for Body&Soul w/ Kate and 6:00-7:15 pm Gentle Yoga Flow w/ Heather; Tuesday, 9:30-10:30 am Community Flow Yoga w/ Amanda for $6, 6-7:30 pm hot Yoga Flow All levels w/ Kate; Wednesday, 7:30-9:00 am Sunrise Yoga All Levels w/ Will, 10:30-11:45 am Mommy and Baby Yoga w/ Betsy, 12:15-1:15 pm Restorative Yoga Hour w/ Amanda and 6-7:30 pm Yoga Basics w/ Kate; Thursday, 9:30 –10:45 am Yoga Flow Level 1&2 w/ Amanda and 6:00 -7:30 pm Dynamic Flow Yoga All Levels w/ Kelley; Friday, 7:30-8:45 am Community Flow Yoga w/ Kelley for $9, 10–11:15 am Dynamic Flow All Levels w/ Kristianne, 12-1:15 pm Iyengar Yoga All Levels w/ Laura (Iyengar Yoga w/ Laurathru end of June) and 12-1 pm Community Iyengar Influenced Yoga w/ Lynne for $6 (Community Iyengar Influenced Yoga begins Fri, July 6th); Saturday, 11 am to 12:30 pm All Levels Yoga Flow w/ Kelley; Sunday, 5-6:15 pm Mellow Yoga Flow All Levels w/ Heather, 6:30 -7:15 pm

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The Yoga Room Monday: Vinyasa all levels from 5-6:15 p.m., Open Flow all levels 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday: Open Flow all levels from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday: Yoga Flow Level I from 1011:30 a.m., Open Floor all levels from 6:30-8 p.m., Thursday: Power Yoga from 6:30-7:45 p.m. Friday: Yoga Flow Level I from 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday: Yoga Flow Level I from 1011:15 a.m., Power Yoga from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Sunday: Vinyasa all levels from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Drop-ins welcome. Single class $12, 8-class package for $75 and 15-class package for $120. For location and class schedule, visit or call 898-0361. Yoga Teacher Training Institute A 200-hour Basic Yoga Teacher Training program is offered at Savannah Yoga Center. It meets Yoga Alliance standards, and graduates will receive a certificate and be eligible for certification by the alliance. The cost for the entire course is $1,500. Call 441-6653 or visit 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.


Annual Lucille Crawford Health Fair A free holistic approach to overall wellness will present a panel of speakers, financial advice, health information, activities for children and more. It will be held Saturday, July 7 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Prince Hall Center, 602 E. Broad St. Better Speech and Hearing Month Savannah Speech and Hearing Center is hosting an open house every Thursday in May from 9-11:30 a.m. with complimentary hearing screens and hearing aid checks. Audiologists will be available to discuss current trends in amplification. Light refreshments will be provided. Call 3554601. 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. 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

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Connection at 843-683-8750 or e-mail 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. The Life and Work of Milton Trager, M.D. A discussion and question and answer session will look at Trager’s work, which was creating simple, effective ways to relieve stress and improve body use. The program will be presented Tuesday, July 10 and again on Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall, Unity Church, 2320 Sunset Blvd. There is no charge, and the program is open to the public. Call Joe Lee Griffin at 231-8280. 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 June 30 at St. Thomas Church, Isle of Hope. Mammograms will be performed July 5 at the SJ/C Medical Group on the Islands. Mammograms will be performed July 6 at United Therapy. Mammograms will be performed July 10 and 24 at SJ/C Medical Group in Rincon. Mammograms will be perofrmed July 11 and 18 at SJ/C Medical Group in Pembroke. 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. 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. 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

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explore the development of Buddhist imagery. This program is sponsored by the Savannah Buddhist Sitting Group. Call 4297265 for information. Chanted Office of Compline The Service of Compline, ”Saying good night to God,” is chanted Sunday evenings at 9 p.m. by the Compline Choir of Christ Church Savannah (Episcopal), located on Johnson Square. Christian Businessmen’s Committee meets for a prayer breakfast every Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. at Piccadilly Cafeteria in the Oglethorpe Mall, 7804 Abercorn St. Call 898-3477. 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, M.A. 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. Services are now held Sundays in Rincon. Call 927-8601.

Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) meet Sundays, 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 225 W. President St., Savannah. Call Janet Pence at 247-4903. Savannah Buddhist Sitting Group meets Sundays from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah, on Habersham Street at East Harris and East Macon Streets, on Troup Square. Please arrive and be seated no later than 8:55 a.m. Sitting and walking meditation and Dharma talk or reading. All practices are welcome. Newcomers should contact Cindy Beach, lay ordained Soto Zen Buddhist, at 429-7265 for sitting instruction. Soka Gakkai of America (SGI-USA) SGI-USA is an American Buddhist movement for world peace that practices Nichiren Buddhism by chanting NAM MYOHO RENGE KYO. For information, call 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

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.

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Best Sushi in Town! Wasabi’s downtown

113 Mlk Blvd. (912)233-8847 • (912)233-8899

Where Every Day is a Celebration! Breakfast, lunch & dinner featuring authentic New Orleans & Southern cuisine, seafood, steaks, chops & poultry

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Friday & Saturday Michael “B-Flat” Sears and Friends Jazz and Blues Open 7 days a week • 7:00 am -10:00 pm 912.232.0006 • 11 West Bay St. Savannah, GA

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Stunning bedroom suite. New in factory boxes. Mahogany headboard, footboard, wooden side rails, dresser, mirror,TWO nightstands. Drawers are dove tailed and felt-lined. Sugg list $6200, Sacrifice $1000. 912-964-1494. Can Deliver!

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Beautiful Sleigh Bed. Solid wood, new in boxes. My loss is your gain, $275. 965-9652.

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Furniture QUEEN PILLOW-TOP SET Brand new, still in original factory plastic with boxspring and warranty, suggest list, $699 must let go for $160. 912-965-9652. Delivery available. BEDROOM SET Headboard, footboard, rails, dresser, mirror, nightstand. All pieces have a beautiful high-gloss finish. Brand NEW. Still in factory boxes. List $2299. Sacrifice $699. Can Deliver 912-313-2303.


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Chippendale Dining Room Set, 9 piece cherry/ solid wood table & leaf. 6 chairs, Hutch/buffet. Value $5k. Must sell $900. Can Deliver 912-313-2303.

QUEEN SIZE EXTRA thick pillow-top deluxe mattress with boxspring. NEW in original factory plastic. Suggest list $1099. Getting rid of for only $300. Can deliver 912-965-9652. 399

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FULL PLUSH MATTRESS & BOX Name brand, still sealed in plastic. Sacrifice $135. 912-966-9937.

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VISCO-ELASTIC foam mattress & box set. Space-age technology, brand new, still in manufacturers plastic. $375. Can deliver!


AA 5 piece dinette set. AA Clean lines with cappuccino finish. Table, 4 side chairs. Perfect for breakfast area. $275. 912-965-9652

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NEW BEDDING $100. Queen size orthopedic mattress set. Still in factory wrapper. Suggested retail, $599. Delivery available. 912-313-2303.


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Homes for Rent

BUY 4BR/2BA $258/mo! 6BR/5BA Home $254/mo! Bank Repos/Foreclosures! 5% down, 20yrs @ 8% APR. Listings: 800-720-7042 xT316.

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A Contemporary 2250 sq.ft., 3/2.5 home w/new ceramic tile in kitchen and hardwood floors in greatroom for $215,000. The master bedroom is on the 1st floor with a loft and bonus room on the 2nd floor. Largest lot on the cul-de-sac and no association fees. Contact Tonya, TriCounty GMAC for a showing today, 912-657-8598.


24 acres, $99.900. 40 acres, $159,900. Timber Company selling off large wooded acreages in Southeast Georgia. One day only, Saturday, June 30th. Loaded with wildlife. subdivision potential. Excellent financing. call National Timber Partners now. 1-800-898-4409 x 1309.

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Are you a night owl? Are you looking for full time work or a great, fun job to supplement your daytime income? If you answered “yes” to these questions, you could become a Night Tour Conductor and have fun being a part of Savannah’s premier Ghost Tour. CDL a plus but will train. Good wages, $10/per hour (including paid training) Call 233-0083 for information or apply in person at 234 MLK Jr., Blvd. E.O.E. & DRUG FREE.


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JANITORIAL BUSINESS For Sale Grossing $60K per year. $19,500, Financing Available. Veteran Discount. Call 912-224-5045.

3FBM&TUBUFGPS4BMF Homes for Sale 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH HOME. Newly renovated inside and out. On Victory Drive. Beautiful decor. Possible Lease/Purchase. Call 912-272-2837. 3BR/2BA HOME $200/mo! 4BR/2BA $258/mo! 5% down, 20yrs @ 8% APR! Listings: 800-536-8517 xT275.

3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS, Living room, large eat-in kitchen. Call 912-272-2837.

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.

3BR/2BA HOME $200/mo! 4BR/2BA $258/mo! 5% down, 20yrs @ 8% APR! Listings: 800-536-8517 xT275.

HOUSE FOR SALE: 1507 East Ott Street - 3BR/2BA, LR, DR, breakfast room, laundry room, central heat/air. Asking $155,000. Agent/Broker Protected. 2.4% commission. Call 912-596-4954 for appt. *Available Soon: 45 Travis St., 3BR & 1015 E. 32nd St., 2BR.

QUIET Neighborhood. Just minutes from Memorial Med. Center, Downtown, Malls. Hardwood floors, renovated kitchen, gas range, lots of closet space, carport, fenced backyard, fireplace. $1200/month. No smoking / No pets please. 912-412-0340.


HUD HOMES! 4BR/2BA $258/mo! 3BR $219/mo! 5% down, 20yrs @ 8% APR! Listings: 800-536-8517 xT310.


Townhomes/Condos for Sale

FSBO: PARK ROW Townhome in pristine condition in prime location. 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, great room, dining room, living room, large foyer, kitchen w/breakfast area, private courtyard. 912-925-3556.


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In Sought After Harmony Township 20 Minutes From The Atlantic Marina Community Below Developers Pricing Georgetown SC $129,900 Call Sean 321-377-0900.

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Ask About Opportunity for Deep Water Dock Use DEEP WATER DOCK: New Home - 5 Rio Road: 3BR, 2BA, home w/wrap-around porch. Near malls, hospitals & downtown. Island Living, Marsh view & Island Breeze, Public boat ramp 1 block away. 32 Knollwood: 2BR/1.5BA condo, near St. Joseph hospital and busline. www.savannahsbest 29 Pointer Place: Brick Townhome conveniently located on Savannah’s Southside. 2BR/1.5BA, close to Savannah Mall & on bus line. www.savannahsbest Forest River: Deep water, dock and furnished efficiency apt. Breathless sunsets. 1 block to Sav’h Mall. Includes all utilities (except cable & phone). Available June 1st $850/month.

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STOP RENTING!! Gov’t & Bank Foreclosures! $0 to Low Down! No Credit OK! Call Now! 1-800-881-7410. TWO BEDROOM, ONE BATH house in Midtown. Huge yard, newly refurbished with new appliances to be installed with move-in. $800/month. Call 912-604-8080.


Apartments for Rent

125 E. 40th St. Newly renovated duplex, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, living room, large kitchen, washer/dryer, hardwood floors, cenHUD HOMES! 4BR/2BA $258/mo! tral heat/air, 2 fireplaces, large 3BR $219/mo! 5% down, 20yrs @ courtyard & deck. $1100/month. 8% APR! Listings: 800-536-8517 contact 912-484-5181 or 912-220-1020. fvenetico@hotxT310.


HUD HOMES! 4BR/2BA $258/mo! 3BR $219/mo! 5% down, 20yrs @ 8% APR! Listings: 800-536-8517 xT310.

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1000 sq. ft. Apartments, Duplexes and Houses. 300/person. Washer, Dryer & Dishwasher. Privately owned, Ginny 912-564-7450.

Call 721-4350 or go to to place your ad today. KENSINGTON PARK - 3BR/1.5 baths, large yard, hardwood floors, garage, quiet cul-de-sac, community pool. Pets OK with deposit. $1,300 /month. (229) 343-4665.

SPACIOUS PRIVATE Room for rent. Entrance from wrap around porch, 8 blocks to park, 3 to library, all utilities included, AC, refrigerator, microwave, high speed plus cable and TV. Large kitchen, bathroom and laundry. Off street parking to use. $160/week or $576/month. Call 912-231-9464


Roommate Wanted FEMALE NON-SMOKER - To share 3BR/2BA townhouse behind Sav’h Mall. Clean, peaceful and safe gated community. $500/month plus sec. deposit. Includes wireless internet, security system, cable, local telephone and all other utilities. E-mail: or call 912-312-2138. ROOMS FOR RENT: In Quiet neighborhood, On busline, Offstreet parking, On-site laundry. All utilities included, Cable + Internet, Furnished/Unfurnished. $125-$150/wk (+ $100 deposit). Call: 912-659-7168 or visit:



WINDSOR FOREST AREA 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, Livingroom, kitchen, office/bedroom, 2 bonus rooms, porch, fenced yard. Great for Home, Business or Large family. Call 912-272-2837.

BUY 4BR/2BA $258/mo! 6BR/5BA Home $254/mo! Bank Repos/Foreclosures! 5% down, 20yrs @ 8% APR. Listings: 800-720-7042 xT316.

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2006 MUSTANG GT Premium

(Only 215 miles!) 5-speed, tan leather & garage kept. Still under 3 year / 36,000 mile warranty. $25,500 OBO. Call 912-657-0645. $500 POLICE IMPOUNDS! Cars/Trucks/SUV’s from $500! Hondas, Chevys and more! Listings: 800-536-8309 x6986


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Commercial Property for Rent

Warehouse For Rent 50,000 sqft in Statesboro Area Call 912-842-2300

2006 Ford 350 4X4

Red, Lariat, Super Duty, 4-door, power stroke Turbo Diesel, V8, 26,000mi, hwy miles only, Navigation system, Loaded, like new, no dents/scratches. 912-852-5214.

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Class C Motor Home Clean & cute, with convenient rear kitchen and many extras. We bought to drive to Mexico and live in while we built our retirement home. Everything works great. This is a really nice little RV that is easy to handle. $16,500. 927-8169 (after 6pm weekdays)

234-0606 4601 Battey Street Large 2 BR, 1 Bath apartment with a separate dining room, wall-to-wall carpet, kitchen with stove, refrigerator and dishwasher, W/D connections, and offstreet parking. Across from Jacob G. Smith Elementary and walking distance to Habersham Village. Cats OK. AVAILABLE JUNE 2007. $675/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 S p a c i o u s 3 B R , 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. 12 West 40th Street Beautifully renovated 2 BR, 1BA upper half of duplex in the Starland District. Features include formal LR, with a front balcony, formal DR, refinished heart pine floors, ceiling fans, bathroom and kitchen with ceramic tile floors, separate laundry room and private courtyard. C H/A, total electric and paid security system. Petfriendly. AVAILABLE MIDJUNE 2007. $1,000/mo.

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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: Painter I (Req. # 1635) Two Positions Available; Grounds Keeper I (Req. #1634) two positions available; Painter (Req. #CAS 030) - Casual Labor (two positions-temporary; no benefits). For more information, call the 24-hour Job-Line at (912) 681-0629. Georgia is an open records state. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations, under the ADA, in order to participate in the application process should notify Human Resources, 912-681-5468 or (TDD) 912-681-0791. Georgia Southern is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.


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