MACON’S MUSIC, ART, ENTERTAINMENT, VIEWS & NEWSPAPER A Few of
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IS C. JACK BACK?
HIS FAVORITE THINGS
Executive Director of Macon Arts Alliance reveals a few things he just can’t live without.
Modern Skirts at 567 Tokyo Spa at Bottoms Up Packway Handle Band at Shamrock
Macon Arts Alliance presents ‘A Taste of the Arts’ ‘Throw the Dog a Bone Benefit’ Lunch offerings at CJ’s Sports Bar
Solving Downtown’s Parking Problems PAGE 21
KNOW MACON: August 12 - 25, 2010 PUBLISHER’S NOTES
by BRAD EVANS
Bragg Jam attendees came out in record numbers
n the weeks leading up to Bragg Jam, I always throw a copy of Brax Bragg’s record in my truck, and I play it while I’m riding around,scratching off items from my to-do list, to remind me what I do it for. Brax and Tate were great musicians, great songwriters, and most importantly they inspired others to be the same. Because of this, when we lost them, the music has played on for over ten years now. The festival named in their honor keeps getting bigger, and keeps getting better. It’s not until the night of, when I see thousands of people fill the streets and I’m worn out to the bone from getting in at 1:00 am Saturday morning, and being out in the July heat by 6:00 am and staying there all day long until the kids are satisfied and the guitars are tuned up and everyone has had their first few beers that I
feel comfortable. By eleven, it’s usually lights out for me, but the years I’ve gone to bed with a large crowd outside have been with a big smile on my face, and this year, the smile was bigger than ever. Over 5,000 people attended Bragg Jam’s Arts @ the Park and the Concert Crawl this year, and at print time, we’re only a few hours away from hearing the final numbers, which will probably be bigger than ever. The board I’ve worked with, and the volunteers that work tirelessly and the musicians who make the festival what it is deserve many thanks. The economic impact the festival has on Downtown Macon and beyond is huge, but more importantly, the city comes alive for a night. It feels like a place you are proud to call your home and reminds you why Macon is a place that folks keep coming back to.
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The Scene PAGE 6
Throw the Dog a Bone Benefit for Macon’s “Most Famous” Roadie PAGE 4
Jim Coleman’s Favorite Things: Executive Director of Macon Arts Allicance PAGE 8
A Taste of the Arts PAGE 4 11th Hour’s Culture Calendar PAGE 5
Eat This: Support our advertisers PAGES 16-19
Listen up to Tokyo Spa PAGE 11
Dining Hotspots PAGE 19
Grill Me: A Q&A with those in the biz PAGE 19
Exclusive Bar & Music Schedule PAGE 12 Local Views from both the right & the left PAGE 20
City Scene PAGE 21
Talk Dirty: The Urban Scene by Dirt Dogg PAGE 22
C Jack is back; Maybe... Probably... We think... >> PAGE 12 COVER PHOTO BY MARYANNE BATES
Modern Rocker: PAGE 27
The 411 on Bibb County Crime PAGE 29 Classifieds PAGE 29
Puzzles & Astrology PAGE 30
Columnist Rick Hutto is a member of Macon City Council elected City-wide. His book about a scandalous 1960 case in Macon,A Peculiar Tribe of People: Murder and Madness in the Heart of Georgia, will be released nationally by Lyons Press in October.
Columnist Bill Knowles is a lifelong Conservative who has lived in the Macon area for over 20 years. He got his first taste of the political process when at age 9 he proudly handed out buttons for then President Richard Nixon and has been hooked ever since. Bill has held campaign positions for various local, state and national candidates, including President Ronald Reagan, Steve Forbes, Senator Fred Thompson and most recently Senator John McCain. He is currently a member of the Bibb County Republican Party’s Executive Committee and the Georgia GOP’s State Committee. He and his wife Bridget have one son,Teddy.
Columnist DJ Dirt Dogg, co founder of the Black Card Party with Roger Riddle is back online with a new column about Urban Culture in Macon. His day job is as a DJ on one of Macon's oldest and most relavant radio stations, 97.9 WIBB, where hip hop lives.
Jenny Murr is a freelance journalist and co-owner of Jem Publicity, a New Media publicity and writing firm providing online marketing services, social networking, web and SEO content, publicity events and representation. A member of the Macon Writers Group, Jenny is eagerly anticipating the release of her first children’s story, Son Glasses, which will be published in December.Visit her website at www.jempublicityonline.com
Publisher >> Brad Evans brad@11thHourOnline.com
Art Director >> Meagan Evans meg@11thHourOnline.com
Contributing Writers >>
Kevin Bradley,Tim Bagwell, Rick Hutto, David Higdon, Jenny Murr, Eric Brown, Larry Schlesinger, Bill Knowles, Priscilla Esser
Marketing & Sales >> Tracy Powell, Jenna Breedlove
Things to do over the next two weeks music
Saturday night, August 14, the Cox Capitol Theatre cranks up for “Throw the Dog a Bone,” a benefit concert for legendary Allman Brothers Band roadie, Red Dog Campbell. Red Dog is reputed to have inspired the film “Almost Famous.” He’s now battling cancer and the benefit will help pay for medical costs. The Tommy Talton Band, Davin McCoy and other “special guests” will entertain you. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the music making begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $20. For reservations or more info call 478.257.6391.
Tickets on sale now for Miranda Lambert at the Georgia National Fair, October 16. Tickets $28! The 25-year-old star's biggest hits include “Gunpowder & Lead” and "Famous in a Small Town" GeorgiaNationalFair.com
The Middle Georgia Art Association presents their annual Photography Show, “Curves” with the opening reception to be held on Friday, August 20th. View conceptual and literal photos from over 50 local artists from 6-8p.m. The gallery is located at 2330 Ingleside Avenue. This is event is free and open to the public.
Help us bring history to life during guided tours of Riverside Cemetery's premiere event, Spirits in October! The event is in need of volunteers for our third annual cemetary walk. If you enjoy history, speak well in public, can be a gracious host, or just appreciate the intangible benefit that comes from helping to preserve one of our community's most treasured landmarks, then, one (or all) of the areas below might be perfect for you! For more information call (478) 742-5328.
WHAT’S NEEDED: Actors/Actresses: To perform 3-5 minute monologues at graveside in provided periord costumes. Tour guide/docents: Guide groups of 12-15 visitors to ten sites during the one-hour walking tour Hosts/Hostesses: Oversee sale of museum store items, conduct drawing for prizes
We Like The things making our world just a little bit better | by brad evans Deer Hunting. To the dismay of my wife, I caught deer fever really early this year, and went out and got myself way too much gun in the 300 Winchester Magnum. To balance that out I also got a Matthews Ovation Compound Bow, and a 7-foot tall hand carved Self Bow, just like our ancestors used. Paul Hornsby, the producer of Marshall Tucker, Charlie Daniels, and many others, has promised me that once this heat leaves us, he’s going to teach me how to fletch
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my own arrows and shoot the dang thing. Apparently it takes practice to be a bad ass.
The Youtube Video sent to me by my friend Bill Arnold made my week. Now affectionately known as “Bed Intruder” it almost made me fall out of my chair laughing. The clip shows an aggravated family in the projects of Huntsville, Alabama having just thwarted an attempted rape. Not funny subject matter, but trust me on this one. The news clip has now been turned an auto-tuned up song that may be funnier than the original. Half a million hits and counting. It must be nice to be viral.
The Kindle is old news, but Meg’s had her nose stuck in that Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series for weeks now, robbing me of all my periodical reading. Both of us are pretty sure True Blood has jumped the shark but are getting ready for the world of bloody mary’s and sexual harrasement that Mad Men is. And I can’t stop listening to Jay-Z and Eminem, mainly because I need to brush up before my trip to Yankee Stadium to see the pair perform.
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Thur Aug 12 This day in history: (1990) Skeleton of
Tyrannosaurus rex discovered.
“Nunsense” at Theatre Macon. Comedy musical about nuns staging a funeral fundraiser. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 8 p.m. Sunday, 2:30 p.m. $20. 478.746.9485. 438 Cherry St. Aug 12-15.
Fri Aug 13 This day in history: (1899) Alfred Hitchcock
born. (1926) Fidel Castro born.
White Trash Party at the SoChi Gallery. Don your best trashy outfit and dance
the night away. 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. $10. 478.238.6630. TheSoChiGallery.com. 534 Second St.
Sat Aug 14 This day in history: (1985) Michael Jackson
takes control of the Beatles’ publishing rights, .
City Market on Poplar Street Green
Weekly market offers seasonal fresh and organic produce from the area, skillfully created arts and crafts, free-style arts, baked goods, plants and herbs, handmade soaps and more. 9am - 1pm.
Second Saturday for Kids at the Georgia
Children’s Museum. From 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. they’ll host family friendly fun activities. Admission is $3. For more info call 478.755.9539.
Sun Aug 15 This day in history: (1057) Malcolm slays
Macbeth. (1969) The Woodstock festival opens in Bethel, New York.
Apps for the Arts, from 6 to 8 p.m. Macon
Arts Alliance will showcase Macon’s independent restaurants who will serve their best appetizers for guests to sample during the evening at the Blacksmith Shop on Poplar Street. Enjoy live music by Caleb Grimes and get a sneak peek of the auction list for the August 21st Taste of the Arts silent
auction. Tickets are $20 - available by calling or Macon Arts Alliance, (478) 743-6940.
Wed Aug 18 This day in history: (1227) Genghis Khan dies.
(1941) Hitler suspends euthanasia program.
Dinner & a Classic Movie at Cox Capitol Theatre. “Come Back Little
Sheba" (1952) 6:30 pm. Call or check website for menus & films. $5 or $17.50 with dinner. 478.257.6381 CoxCapitolTheatre.com.
Thur Aug 19 This day in history: (1909) the first race is held
at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, now the home of the world's most famous motor racing competition, the Indianapolis 500.
Jazz Association of Macon Mixer
at the Gables Clubhouse. Bring favorite Jazz CD's and an appetizer, wine or beer. Members only. Join for $15 - $500. 478.475.4202. Maconjazz.org. 5528 Forsyth Rd.
Fri Aug 20 This day in history: (1911) A dispatcher in the
New York Times office sends the first telegram around the world via commercial service.
The Grand Opera House and Macon Arts Alliance present “Broadway and Beyond” a concert featuring Monticello native and Broadway star singer Rob Evan in concert. Evan and several Central Georgia musicians will perform Broadway classics and new pop hits in a program that begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $43. Reserve yours online or call the Grand at (478) 301-5470.
“Curves” Photography exhibit at Middle Georgia Art Association. Annual
photography show with works by multiple artists. Opening reception Friday, Aug. 20, 6 to 8 p.m.Free. Thru Sept. 10. 478.744.9557. 2330 Ingleside Ave.
Sat Aug 21 This day in history: (1959) President Dwight D.
Eisenhower signs a proclamation admitting Hawaii into the Union as the 50th state.
August 21 – Taste of the Arts presented by Macon Arts Alliance. Celebrity chefs from arts & cultural orgs compete with best sweet & savory dishes, drinks, silent auction, great live music. 7 to 10 p.m. $40, Includes unlimited food & drink. 478.743.6940. 665 Poplar St . A Taste of the Arts
Fri Aug 27 This day in history: (1952) The "Red Scare"--
Taste of the Arts presented by Macon Arts Alliance. Celebrity chefs from arts & cultural orgs compete with best sweet & savory dishes, drinks, silent auction, great live music. 7 to 10 p.m. $40, Includes unlimited food & drink. 478.743.6940. MaconArts.org. 665 Poplar St.
the widespread belief that international communism was operating in the United States-came to dominate much of the debate between Democrats and Republicans in 1952.
debuts, (1939) First televised Major League baseball game.
Children’s Museum. Friday & Saturday, 7 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets $5 - $8, includes Museum admission. 478.755.9539. GeorgiaChildrensMuseum.com. 370 Cherry St.
Wed Aug 25 This day in history: (1939) The Wizard of Oz
Dinner & a Classic Movie at Cox Capitol Theatre.“Suddenly Last Summer"
(1959) 6:30 pm. Call or check website for menus & films. $5 or $17.50 with dinner. 478.257.6381 CoxCapitolTheatre.com. 382 Second St.
“The Hundred Dresses” at Georgia
College Hill’s Big Screen Movie Nights at Tattnall Square Park. Watch “The Never-Ending Story”. Co-presented by Macon Film Festival. Outdoor movie screenings. 8 p.m. Free. 478.301.2008. CollegeHillMacon.com.
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The season ends with a bang for the Macon Pinetoppers
PHOTOS Mickey Petrich
What can only be described as a successful first season for owners Bill Larson and Chris Diserio of the Peach State League, the season finale ended with a bang; a fireworks show and the league’s largest attendance on Saturday, August 7. Larson says, “The summer was hot, and the heat was definitely a factor for some of the games attendance, but overall, and especially the last half of the season, our numbers were great.” Larson not only managed the players and the games, but also took care of the fans, organizing giveaways, promotions and always asking for feedback. And the consensus; Macon loves it’s baseball, and the Pinetoppers will be back! “With the changes we made during the season, it became evident to me that families wanted us to stay, it was always positive. We already know of some improvements, like ceiling fans to keep our fans cool all season. We feel there is a commitment from major sponsors like Aaron's, Chick Fil A, Geico, and others that see the value of family entertainment. And our commitment is to come back and make it better,” says Larson. And the players? Twelve of the League’s players moved up to higher classifications, either signed by minor or major league teams. And that, Larson says, is the main reason for being here. They’ve created a unique league that gives undrafted players a chance to move up.
Punks Not Dead About 50 people showed up at the Capitol, most wearing their favorite punk rock t-shirt (either in support of the movie’s theme, or to get the $1 off admission). Next Rock ‘n Roll Picture Show will be Tuesday, September 14 at the Capitol.
College Hill Alliance Receives $94,518 for Tattnall Square Park
Nineteen projects to enhance historic College Hill received $203,900 as part of the Knight Neighborhood Challenge, a grant program to fund residents’ best ideas for strengthening a sense of place in the area. The awards in this second round of the challenge range from $450 for cleaning up graffiti to $94,518 for creating a design plan for Tattnall Square Park. Recipients are both residents of the College Hill area and Macon’s established institutions. They offered ideas to increase safety, cleanliness and green living, to boost public spaces and to contribute to the creative side of this historic link between Mercer University and downtown Macon. Among the projects are: • Creating an agility course, sculpture and outdoor furniture for the popular Tyler’s Place Dog Park. • Providing residents with free, energy-efficient fluorescent light bulbs to use outdoors from dusk to dawn to brighten public streets and help residents feel safe. • Converting old cigarette machines to sell seed packets and locally made art.
The complete list can be found at the grant's webpage: cfcga.org/knc. The Knight Neighborhood Challenge was launched in June 2009 with funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Macon is taking a major step toward revitalizing College Hill with $5 million in grants from the foundation.
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What was the last thing you bought? Sales tips, fashion trends and hot buys in Macon.
We were excited and impressed to find that Rumor (4123 Forsyth Road) carried products by the Georgia based business Pieces of Me. Pieces of Me, LLC is the heart of two moms from Marietta, Georgia...one is super artistic and the other one is crazy about anything creative and fun. Together they have created a cutting edge on-line store and products for that hippie chick in all of us. Some of their products that can be found at Rumor include their creative and colorful belt buckles and one-of-a kind, vintage t-shirt designs. The buckles are fresh and fun and would make a great gift for any gal, any age ($38). Currently, Rumor is also offering 50% off their men’s clothing and a 40% off sale on select summer items. I also stopped in to Fab’rik (4420 Forsyth Road) because I had already heard about their $10 table sale and $20 sale on select shoes. I love the modern elegance to this store, and the small collections organized by color make it easy to browse quickly. After glancing past the $98 Miss Me jeans, I found a row full of beautiful, light, vintage-inspired wool jackets by Tulle ($84). Colors range from cream to moss, khaki to red. A perfect start to any fall wardrobe!
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Jim Coleman is the new Executive Director of the Macon Arts Alliance and has been working hard bringing together Macon’s various arts organizations to function as one massive cultural pull in Middle Georgia. Next week, Macon Arts will be hosting two fundraisers for the non-profit organization to help in their efforts with Arts in Education, The Arts Roundtable and many of their other much-needed endeavors. AUGUST 15, 6-8PM - BLACKSMITH SHOP Try the latest and greatest appetizers and wine pairings from the region’s signature restaurants. $20 includes admission and 15 taste tickets.
AUGUST 21, 7-10PM - BLACKSMITH SHOP Celebrity chefs will serve up sweet & savory dishes. $40 includes unlimited food & drink.
HERE ARE A FEW OF JIM’S FAVORITE THINGS: 1) My daughter Chappell who is about to graduate from Valdosta State University 2) My new job as Executive Director of the Macon Arts Alliance 3) My grand piano 4) My art collection of paintings, most were created by friends 5) Great wine….or good wine, I’m not picky 6) My terrific friends 7) My old house 8) Traveling 9) My mom who is still my biggest fan 10) The pipe organ in Mulberry Methodist Church, obviously not pictured.
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Who would we be surprised to learn is in your music collection? VINCE: Sade. KENNY: Madonna
TOKYO SPA - Playing Bottoms Up 8/13 Tokyo Spa is a mix of seasoned musicians playing an eclectic mix of rock cover songs. They have quickly become one of Macon’s favorite party bands, playing favorites from the 70s on. Consisting of members Kenny C on bass (he also plays with the band 40 Daze), Vince G (the frontman, formerly of Great White Lion Snake), Doug N on drums and Jason C on lead guitar.
KENNY: Filter “I think you would be better off dead”
Name a song you've listened to in the past 24 hours? VINCE: “Hell” from the Squirrel Nut Zippers.
Whose band t-shirt do you wear proudly? VINCE: Van Halen! KENNY: Lep Zeppelin
What was the first album you bought? VINCE: Synchronicity by the Police. KENNY: Grand Funk’s Shining On.
Recommend a band our readers must hear now? VINCE: Every Time I Die (Grunge-Metal out of Buffalo, NY) KENNY: Muse (A British alt-rock band, won an Mtv European Music Award in 2006. What’s your favorite local happy hour spot? VINCE: The Tic Toc Room is my favorite and I always order Mary’s Irish Coffee. KENNY: The Hummingbird. Favorite local restaurant? VINCE: I love Dolce Vita’s quiche specials. KENNY: The Tic Toc Room, their fresh tuna is great.
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mondays MON vinyl $1 Wells all Day! TUES karaoke with mitch Trivia. WED Team free wells for gals
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DRAG QUEEN BINGO FRI. AUG 13
Robert Lee Coleman SAT. AUG 14
THE WALL WED. AUG 18 Team Trivia with will cowart LADIES NIGHT WITH DJ
FRI. AUG 20
CAPT MIDNIGHT BAND SAT. AUG 21
Big Mike & the Booty Papas Natasha Phillips, owner of Vineville’s Fountain of Juice recommends Jeff the Brotherhood!
Nihar Tejani is listening to the Elephant Riders “Clutch”; Chris Roche is digging The Dexateens; Rachel Wood is playing Best Coast’s “Crazy for You”, Ethan Joel Guerry is listening to The Sea and Cake’s “Two Gentlemen”
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MACON’S LIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE THUR 8/12 DJ Extreme Asylum Nightclub
DJ Shawty Slim Bottoms Up Matt & Lewis CJ’s Sports Bar
Drag Queen Bingo The Hummingbird Matt Pippen Wild Wing Cafe
B Keith Williams 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive
Modern Skirts, Oh Dorian, Xavii, Junior Astronomers, and more! 567 Center for Renewal Planet Retro Billy’s Clubhouse Tokyo Spa Bottoms Up
Second Wind CJ’s Sports Bar
Robert Lee Coleman The Hummingbird Craig Ramsey Mellow Mushroom
Shane Coulliard Rivalry’s Sports Bar
Mike Brookshire The Shamrock
Unmentionables Wild Wing Cafe
Floco Torres, Jubee & the Morning After, Grim Rippa 567 Center for Renewal DJ Extreme Asylum Nightclub
Throw the Dog a Bone Benefit with Davin McCoy and Tommy Talton Cox Capitol Theatre DJs Brad & Julie CJ’s Sports Bar Kylie Devron Dolce Vita, 8pm
40 Daze Billy’s Clubhouse
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A2Z Band CJ’s Sports Bar
The Wall The Hummingbird
Mississippi John Doude Mellow Mushroom Stoopgrass Rivalry’s Sports Bar Tim Brooks The Shamrock
EG Kight Wild Wing Cafe
Open Mic with Savana The Rookery, 7pm
Clifton Webb 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive
TUES 8/17 Open Mic Locos Bar & Grill
B Keith Williams The Shamrock
Chris Hicks & Friends Backporch Lounge Jason Hobbs Cheers Bar & Grill
THUR 8/19 DJ Extreme Asylum Nightclub DJ Slim Bottoms Up
Dueling Pianos The Rookery Randy Wesson & Co. Locos Bar & Grill Matt Pippen Wild Wing Cafe
Catfish Willie 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive
An Early Ending, Eris, 567 Center for Renewal Psyk Nyne Asylum Nightclub Jason Hobbs Billy’s Clubhouse
Stealing Third Bottoms Up
Capt Midnight Band The Hummingbird Matt Moncrief Mellow Mushroom
Freelance Ruckus Rivalry’s Sports Bar Gunshy Wild Wing Cafe
Second Thief, Aneirin, Of Legions 567 Center for Renewal, 7pm, $7 DJ Extreme Asylum Nightclub
Chris Patterson & the Midnight Band Backporch Lounge Seven Year Siege Billy’s Clubhouse Kylie Devron Dolce Vita, 8pm
Big Mike & Booty Papas The Hummingbird Soulshine Mellow Mushroom
Avery Dylan Project Rivalry’s Sports Bar
Packway Handle Band The Shamrock Gary Ray & the Heartwells Wild Wing Cafe
Paul Knight 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive
TUES 8/24 Open Mic Locos Bar & Grill
B Keith Williams The Shamrock
tba Cheers Bar & Grill
Drag Queen Bingo The Hummingbird
DRINK SPECIALS/ SPECIAL EVENTS MONDAYS
Happy hour til 7pm, jam & rehearse 7-10pm, 20’s Pub
$1.50 Domestics, $5 Domestic Pitchers Locos
Wii Madness; $1 wells, MHL and PBR at Synergy
2-4-1 wells and $2 Domestics until 8pm CJ’s Sports Bar The Rookery 11-1am: $2 Bud Lt bottles, $4.50 well doubles, and 2 for 1 Jager. 3 for $9 shot specials, Jell-O Shooters, Savaged Angels dancing bartdenders and more Club Envy
Happy Hour M-F, $3 Ritas, $3 wells and $1 Drafts El Azteca
Gals, $2 drinks all night Rivalry’s
$1 Wells all night, The Bird
2 for 1 Jager Bombs, $4 Irish Car Bombs Wild Wing
2-4-1 wells and $2 Domestics until 8pm CJ’s Sports Bar
Beer pong: $2 pitchers for teams, $1.50 wine for ladies, $3 wells, $3 Ritas Macon Mellow
Happy Hour open to close Rivalry’s Sports Bar
$4 Jager Bombs! Locos
Free Red Bull mixers, only at Wild Wing Cafe
Service Industry Night 6PM-Close: 2 for $10 Jager Bombs; $3 House Margaritas; $3 3 Olives Vodka; $2 select Pints Macon Mellow
Trivia: $1.50 PBR Pints, $4.50 Pitchers, $2 Blue Moon & Yuengling Macon Mellow
$1.50 Domestics, 50¢ Boneless Wings, Cornhole Locos All drinks $2 all night at Bottoms Up
2-4-1 Margaritas all day at El Azteca
2-4-1 wells and $2 Domestics until 8pm CJ’s Sports Bar
$1.50 Dom Draft beers, $3 Bloody Marys, Tara’s Tavern 2 fer Tuesday: 5-10p, featuring $2 Domestic drafts Wild Wing
Taco Rita Nite: $2 Tacos, $3 Margaritas, $4 Skinny Margaritas Wild Wing Cafe
Macon’s Hottest Trivia, $3 Ritas & $3 Big Drafts, El Azteca $1.50 Domestics Locos
2-4-1 wells and $2 Domestics until 8pm CJ’s Sports Bar
Ladies night, free wells for the gals The Hummingbird 2-4-1 Wells, Bottoms Ups
Hippy Chick Night 6PM-Close: $1.50 House Wine & $4.50 Jager Mellow Mushroom
Happy Hour prices for poker players, BJ’s Billiards
$2 pints of Mellow Blonde, $2.25 PBR Tall Boys Mellow Macon 2-4-1 wells and $2 Domestics until 8pm CJ’s Sports Bar
The Rookery 11-1am: $2 BL bottles, $4.50 well doubles, $3 Sex on the Beach and 2 for 1 Jager.
Everyday, Miller Lite buckets just $12! Wild Wing
2-4-1 wells and $2 Domestics until 8pm CJ’s Sports Bar
The Rookery 11-1am: $2 Bud Light, $4.50 well doubles, $3 Sex on the Beach and 2 for 1 Jager. $2 pints, $3 wells, $3 Ritas Mellow Macon $4 Firefly cocktails Wild Wing Cafe
Nascar, drink specials, 20’s Pub $3 Wells, Ritas & $2 select pints Macon Mellow
$3 bloody marys & Margaritas, live acoustic on patio, 6:30-9:30pm Wild Wing Cafe Lady’s Hour 7:30-8:30pm. Gals enjoy $1 Wells/Domestics BJ’s Billiards Free Darts, Tara’s Tavern $3 Bloody Marys Locos
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Live DJ an dance party every Saturday Night at Locos Bar & Grill THURSDAYS @ CLUB ENVY! Dancing bartenders, shot specials, DJ Freeze, $100 cash prize contests!
Thursday - Saturday at downtown’s newest college hotspot, Bottom’s Up DJ Extreme on Thursdays & Saturdays, only at Asylum!
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Friday, August 13
Modern Skirts & 7 other bands at 567 Center for Renewal
The Night includes Oh Dorian, Xavii, Junior Astronomers, and more!
Formed around the talents of guitarist/ vocalist Jay Gulley, guitarist/pianist/ vocalist JoJo Glidewell, bassist/vocalist Phillip Brantley, and drummer John Swint, smart, melodic Brit-rock-inspired indie pop quartet the Modern Skirts infiltrated the crowded Athens, GA, music scene in 2004 with their debut EP, This Is Winning and Thinking. The band's soaring harmonies and obvious gift for songcraft won it an attentive audience early on, resulting in numerous awards and a devoted following.
Friday, August 13
Craig Ramsey @ the Mellow Mushroom Craig Ramsey is a singer/ songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist/producer based in Cleveland, Ohio. As one half of the indie-pop duo Bears, Craig has toured the country behind three critically acclaimed albums, sharing stages with likeminded groups such as Camera Obscura, Tilly And The Wall, and The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart. Fans of chamber-pop classics by George Harrison, The Zombies, and The Beach Boys will immediately recognize the colors on Craig’s palette and his stunning solo debut, Parting Gift for a Party Girl.
Read more about it... Full Bandography online with MP3s of upcoming bands!
Wed,Thursday & Sat, 8p, Sundays, Tuesdays at 6pm, 20’s Pub
Mondays with Brad “the Man in the Box” at Rivalry’s
New to Tuesdays! Karaoke with Mitch The Hummingbird, 8p Wednesdays with Mitch Kersey from 9p-1a at BJ Billiards Every Wednesday with DKH, Macon Shroom
Every Friday 7:30, Mondays at 5pm, Friends Bar & Grill Wed, Fri & Saturdays at Tara’s Sundays with Brad, 9pm The Backporch Lounge
Every TUES 8:30p, CJ’s Sports Bar NOW TUESDAYS: Hardest Trivia in Macon 7-9pm at BJs Billiards Every Tuesday, Macon Mellow
Tuesday nights with Jason Hawk, cash prizes, Wild Wing Cafe
Every Wednesday with $3 Ritas & Big Drafts El Azteca Wednesday nights, 7:30pm at Billy’s Clubhouse
Trivia with Jacob at Loco’s every Wednesday, Big payouts!
Every Wednesday at The Rookery, compete for $5,000 grand prize! 8pm
Every Wednesday at The Bird, 7pm.
Thursday nights 9p, The Shamrock Every Friday Night at Cheers
Nightly Poker 7:30p, Friends Bar
Sunday Poker League 2:30,Tuesdays at 7pm, Rivalry’s Nightly Poker 8p, BJ Billiards
Thur & Sun 7pm, Billy’s Clubhouse
A2Z Band at CJ’s Sports Bar
Modern Skirts @ 567 Center for Renewal w/Oh Dorian, Xavii, Junior Astronomers, and more! See editor’s picks above.
Planet Retro @ Billy’s Clubhouse
Planet Retro is one of middle georgia’s favorite party bands playing covers from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s and playing them well. Made up of members of the band Cold Feat, they’ve been playing in and around Macon for quite some time now.
Tokyo Spa @ Bottoms Up
Tokyo Spa is a mix of seasoned musicians playing an eclectic mix of rock cover songs covering the 70s, 80s, 90s and NOW. Everything from Peter Gabriel to 311, Billy Idol to U2, Pink Floyd to The White Stripes!! Great party band. And a happy ending is guaranteed! Come check them Out! Second Wind @ CJ’s Sports Bar A jimmy Buffet Cover band that gathers record crowds each year at the cherry Blossom Festival’s free outdoor concert series, Second Wind does all your favorite songs from your favorite island songwriter.
Robert Lee Coleman @The Bird
Robert Lee Coleman was born May 15, 1945 in Macon GA and grew up in & around Macon during a time when the Middle GA area was a hotbed of Blues, R&B,and early Rock 'n Roll. He honed his guitar chops playing with most of Macon's prominent musicians of the day: Calvin Arline (Bobby Womack, Cher), Newton Collier (Sam & Dave), Eddie Kirkland, Percy Welch & others. Then, in 1964, Robert was picked by R&B legend Percy Sledge to play guitar in his touring band, a
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Packway Handle Band @ Shamrock
position he held down through 1969. During this time Coleman toured extensively throughout North & South America, the Caribbean, & even Africa.Then came his stint with James Brown and the rest is Macon Music History. Go see this man!
A2Z Band @ CJ’s Sports Bar One of CJ’s most popular bands, A To Z does it all, from A to Z. They play a variety of funk, soul and rock covers that bring out a whole bunch of dancing shoes. This show will be packed and it will be as fun as they come in Macon Georgia so get their early.
Craig Ramsey @ Mellow Mushroom See editor’s picks above.
Unmentionables @ Wild Wing Café From J.J. Cale to Bill Withers, to The Eagles and Otis Redding, The Unmentionables do it all in their own style. They have a stand up bass and they know how to use it so get your dancing shoes on.
Throw the Dog a Bone Benefit with Davin McCoy and Tommy Talton @ Cox Capitol Theatre Macon’s favorite roadie, Red Dog, as immortalized in Cameron Crowe’s classic, Almost Famous is in need, and some of his famous friends have gotten together to help him out. Tommy Talton is one of the best songwriters and guitarists of our time He does it all, from blues, southern rock and country rock to Americana, R&B and soul. Talton’s critically acclaimed new studio CD, Tommy Talton in Europe, was released on Hittin’ the Note Records In May 2008, and his highly anticipated new live CD, Live Notes from Athens, released in April 2009. 40 Daze @ Billy’s Clubhouse 40 Daze music simply put is straight-up Rock. Originating out of Macon and only six months from jumping on the Macon music scene in late 1999, 40 Daze was playing the biggest shows the area had to offer. They have opened for Drivin N Cryin, Jackyl, and Brand New Immortals just to name a few.
Mississippi John Doude @ Mellow Mushroom With a sound that’s as swampy as snake oil, and as gritty as the cloud of dust on a dry dirt road, MJD’s sweaty blues riffs pull you in like quicksand, while his driving beats hypnotize like tribal war drums, creating a juke joint trance that’s infectiously nasty.
EG Kight @ Wild Wing Café A veteran of the road, EG Kight has headlined at clubs and festivals, bringing her diverse musical menu to the fans in cities across America, and in Europe. Her latest release, "It's Hot In Here" climbed to #1 on the roots blues charts, and on Sirius XM Satellite Radio. Honored with six Blues Music Award nominations, twice for Song of the Year, her songs have a universal reach, and she has written songs that landed on two Grammy nominated albums.
Psyk Nyne @ Asylum Nightclub Sometimes you just want to get it on with some raunchy, straight-up hard rock! A soundtrack befitting a leather clad long grey-haired rocker slamming down his bourbon glass on the bar and putting on his helmet as he walks towards his Harley, Psyk Nyne's new release will take you to a place in your soul that you might not have visited for awhile, unless you are into bands like BLS, early Godsmack or Danzig 11thHourOnline.com
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C. Jack is back… maybe… probably… we think… WHY THE 2011 PRIMARY IS THE ONE YOU SHOULD HAVE YOUR EYE ON the minority party leader, could enter the fray for mayor. For now, however, it looks like it’ll be Reichert versus Ellis.
Will the race for mayor come down to race?
words CHRIS HORNE | photos MARYANNE BATES
Running a little late, Clarence Jack Ellis makes a quick, warm introduction and explains in the vaguest possible terms that he’s had a long, eventful day thus far. Sitting down, the former mayor of Macon puts his neatly folded tie in an adjacent seat and offers an apology for the time. A broad smile spreads across his face, radiating sincerity, and with that, he opens himself up to questions.
hough the next mayoral election won’t officially start until April 2011, when candidates must qualify to run, C. Jack Ellis is already in midseason form, displaying the charm and polish of a politician neck deep in a campaign. And maybe he is in a campaign. This interview, he tells me, is his last “official” appointment of the day. Everyone may be wondering if he’s running for mayor, but I’m wondering if he’d even be here now if he weren’t. He remains coy, quoting himself. “Like I said last week to the electronic media, I was 90 percent sure then, and I’m still 90 percent sure, and moving closer,” Ellis said. If there’s any real uncertainty, he isn’t showing it. Instead, he attributes the remaining 10 percent to precaution as he solicits feedback from his base of supporters. Déjà vu all over again It isn’t just that Ellis may run for mayor again, an office he held as Macon’s first black mayor from 1999 to 2007. It’s that, if he runs, he’ll face Mayor Robert Reichert, who has already announced he’ll seek a second term. This won’t be the first time they’ve faced each other either. In 1991 after Tommy Olmstead resigned from his seat in the Georgia state legislature— ironically, to run for mayor of Macon—
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Reichert, Ellis and current state Sen. Robert Brown ran in a special election to replace Olmstead. Reichert opposed Brown in a runoff, and in his own words, got his “butt whipped pretty good.” Ellis missed the run-off by a couple hundred votes. As if that weren’t coincidental enough, the rumor mill has been active with word that Brown may decide to enter the mayoral race in 2011, pitting the three against each other for the first time in 20 years. City Councilwoman Elaine Lucas said she’s heard similar rumors. “A lot of people are saying they want anyone to be mayor but Reichert,” she said. The consensus, she said, among people she’s spoken to—“in the white and the black community”—is that if Brown runs, he’ll win, but if he doesn’t and Ellis runs then Ellis will win. “From what I’m hearing, the hope is that if Robert (Brown) runs for mayor then Jack (Ellis) will run for the senate seat.” Brown wasn’t available for comment when I called, but his assistant said the rumor was news to her. Still, several folks I spoke with speculate that Brown, who is again running unopposed for his senate seat, will stay if Democrat Roy Barnes is elected governor in November. If Republicans Karen Handel or Nathan Deal wins then Brown, a Democrat and
Ellis says the building that houses Market City Café was once a Newberry’s five and dime, featuring segregated seating. He points to the fountain in Third Street Park and says that’s where he used to eat as a young man to avoid the institutional racism at the lunch counter. As clear and even recent as Macon’s racist past is, getting an answer on how much it impacts the city’s present—as well as its future—depends on who you ask. Though Ellis said he welcomes anyone willing to make this a better city for all people, he thinks some issues are “very difficult” to solve without first addressing race. “Even in those dark days of segregation and degradation, Macon was a city with a lot of promise. All we had to do was tear down the walls of racism and division,” he said. The problem, he thinks, is that issues surrounding race weren’t dealt with head-on. “We all ran to our corners. White people ran to private schools rather than say, ‘Let’s come together to make public schools better.’” Don Brunel, a white retired school teacher, said he voted for Ellis in 1999 primarily because he believed it was time for the city to overcome its divided past. “Macon is in desperate need of a mayor who can unify the black and white communities,” he said. Going as far as to call him “the Great Black Hope,” Brunel said he believed Ellis would be that man. But he grew disillusioned during Ellis’s first term, and soon found himself criticizing Ellis on a still active blog called “the Gospel According to Luke.” Brunel even wrote a series of columns for The 11th Hour with the same criticisms. Brunel doesn’t think Macon will ever move forward without reconciling its racial issues. There are fears that a race between Ellis and Reichert would only make matters worse. “I think the race next year,” Councilman Rick Hutto said, “has the capacity to destroy the gains we’ve made towards racial reconciliation.” Councilwoman Lucas harbors similar concerns. “Macon has a serious problem with tolerance of all people of color.” Council President Miriam Paris is more optimistic. “I really believe the people of Macon are beyond the race issue,” Paris said. “It’s more about the provision of services and the quality of life. We are not as polarized as we’ve been projected to be.” For his part, although he said he’s not thinking about next year’s campaign yet, Reichert said he is hopeful that race won’t become an issue that overshadows every thing. “Race can’t be ignored, but I would hope that it wouldn’t be primary,” Reichert said. “You don’t have to be white to represent white people or black to represent black people any more than you need to be a female to represent females.”
How to lose the white community
Opponents of C. Jack Ellis tend to trot out the same few episodes from his administration to illustrate their conflict with him. Ellis has no trouble responding.
Some say his very public divorce and his ex-wife’s refusal to leave their house was an embarrassment (“That was her, not me.”); as was his lawsuit against the Macon Housing Authority (“I won that.”); or his embattled former Finance Director Kelly Clark who was arrested but never indicted (“A good woman who was caught in politics.”); the Federal grant for faith-based initiatives that Reichert repaid to the tune of $300,000 (“I would not have settled.”); or even losing the Macon Braves (“We couldn’t afford $18 million for a new stadium like Rome was offering.”). He’s even nationally known to some as the mayor who issued a letter of support to Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez then converted to Islam and considered changing his name to Hakim Mansour. The Chavez debacle was taken out of context, he said, as the letter came out of his official duties with the World Conference of Black Mayors in support of Venezuela’s efforts to “eradicate poverty, ignorance and disease” in Africa. And he no longer practices Islam, and likewise kept his name the same, which he proves by brandishing his driver’s license and Veteran’s Administration card. While these episodes may have been irritating—or even fanned the flames of resistance—to his opposition, like the RecallEllis.com movement, he didn’t lose them at any of these points. Councilman Erick Erickson said hope for Ellis took a nose dive when he fired Police Chief John Vasquez, who had become a favorite among business owners. Ellis agrees. “I know where it changed,” Ellis said. “I fired the police chief.” For Erickson, however, the event only proved that opposition to Ellis wasn’t racebased but rather “C. Jack-based.” “A lot of people who are white said, ‘Hey, we can vote for this guy.’ It had everything to do with his competence,” Erickson said, noting that when Ellis appeared incompetent, his support waivered.
For more than an hour, Ellis defends his record, offers back story and suggests context for the facts as he sees them.
Citing an agreement in Vasquez’s severance package, Ellis declined to elaborate on why he fired Vasquez. Instead, Ellis recognized forces at work that Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young warned him about. “He said, ‘As the first black mayor, do know that the expectations of the black community will be so high, and the anxiety level in the white community is going to be just as high.’ And they were.” Lucas, one of Ellis’s most frequent critics on council during his second term, said that a prejudiced news media contributed to race relations souring for the former mayor. “…the greatest mistake I made…” For more than an hour, Ellis defends his record, offers back story and suggests context for the facts as he sees them. There are things, he says, like the formation of the College Hill Corridor Commission, which he doesn’t get credit for despite being a major part of it.
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20’s Pub Boasting freshly prepared sandwiches, salads and dinner specials in a well-lit tavern-like setting. LD • BAR • $ 3076 Riverside Dr.
5 Guys Burgers & Fries The best burgers in Macon is what our readers say, serving dogs and peanuts too. LD • $ 120 Tom Hill Sr., 474.0445
Billy’s Clubhouse Come try Billy's new menu with our angus burgers, colossal sandwiches, great salads, appetizers and more. Lunch and dinner specials available as well as our late nite menu. "We upped our standards, Now up yours!" LD • $ • BAR 1580 Forest Hill Road, Macon. Mon-Sat 11a-2p, Sun 12:30p - 12a. BJs Billiards BJs is now serving up your favorite late night snacks. Nachos, hot dogs, pizza, sandwiches and breakfast all day, every day. Smoking, open 2pm-2am. Now open Sundays til midnight! LD • BAR • $
Buffalos Cafe on Zebulon You know this place has great wings, but they also feature a large selection of salads and sandwiches, large screen tvs to watch all your favorite games and a popular trivia night for the whole family. LD • BAR • $ 5990 Zebulon Rd.
Cheers Bar & Grill Featuring weekly dinner specials from grouper baskets to all you can eat catfish to 2-4-1 Crab legs! Live music every Wed & Fri. Lunch 11-2, Dinner 5-10pm. LD • BAR • $ 3852 Northside Dr., 474-5006. CJ’s Bar & Grill You can’t really call this bar food. Is it fried, yes, but it’s fresh and so, so good! Sloppy nachos, great burgers and chicken wraps. LD • BAR • $ 2910 Riverside Drive, 757-3262
Locos Grill & Pub Casual, kid-friendly, family dining.We’re talking great food, sports on the big screens and a full bar. Fantastic weekly specials and live music on the weekends. Delivery and catering also available. LD BAR • $ 2440 Riverside Drive. Nu-Way Weiners Open since 1916, this original store with its neon sign is one of America's oldest hot dog stands and they serve secret recipe chili sauce, famous hot dogs, hamburgers, and other sandwiches. BLD • $ 430 Cotton Avenue, 743.1368
Rivalry’s – The only place in town where you can order Atomic Buffalo Turds and wash them down with a giantsized bottle of Monty Python’s Holy Ale. 3986 Northside Dr., Macon 474-0606 LD BAR $ The Rookery There isn’t a place downtown that has been serving us longer.The Rookery offers some of the best comfort food in Macon. Burgers, Nachos, Sandwiches and daily lunch specials that can’t be beat. LD BAR $ 543 Cherry Street, 746-8658
Wild Wing Cafe Newly opened franchise at the Shoppes at River Crossing, fantastic wings in over 30 flavors, over 20 brews on tap, great salads and one of the few dining options in North Macon that offers live music on the weekends. LD • BAR $-$$, 477.WILD
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Fresh-Air Bar-B-Que Award winning BBQ known for its tangy tomato and vinegar style pulled pork, ribs and baked beans. Don’t skip out on the Brunswick Stew neither. LD Open 7 days a week • $ 3076 Riverside Dr.
Satterfield’s Serving hickory smoked meats, seafood, vegetables, daily specials and salads. L • $ 120 New Street, 742.0352
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Restaurant where she works: The Wild Wing Cafe What she recommends: “Our Steak Fajita Wrap is awesome.” Favorite restaurant other than where you work: “O Charley’s” Guilty Pleasure: Shopping Good to Go There is a slightly different menu available every day, offering the best in the Souths lunchtime favorite, “the Meat & Three”. Full catering services also available. LD $ 1019 Riverside Dr. 743.4663
Caliente’s Burrito Shop We’ve all had this style of big burrito by now, but Caliente’s does them the best. If you can handle it, get the MOAB… if not, there’s always the Thrilla From Tha Grilla, which is just right. LD • $ 6255 Zebulon Road El Azteca One of Macon’s best patios, serving all your favorite Mexican dishes, voted Macon’s best margarita. LD BAR • $-$$ 169 Tom Hill Sr., 475.9199 El Sombrero Witha brand new outside dining patio, this is the place to get some fresh, authentic mexican cuisine in downtown Macon. LD • BAR • $ Located off Spring Street in the Baconsfield Shopping Center.
Jim Shaw’s Casual dining with Macon’s best seafood, tuna tidbits, scallops, wild Georgia shrimp. Seperate bar area with smoking. D • BAR $-$$ 3040 Vineville
Fish n’ Pig Spectacular views of Lake Tobesofkee. Patio or inside seating serving both barbecue and seafood. D • BAR $-$$ 6420 Mosely Dixon, 476.8837
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Luigi’s Bistro Casual Italian cuisine in a hip, swanky atmosphere. LD • BAR • $-$$ 401 Cherry Street, 743.4645
Ingleside Village Pizza IVP has the best pizza in town and the best beer selection. Keep it classy with the white pizza and a Stella Artois or, keep it real with a slice of the ultimate and a 24-oz. High Life. LD • BAR $ 2396 Ingleside Avenue, & downtown across from Mercer Univ.
Mellow Mushroom In 1974, three college students in Atlanta opened the first of what has now grown to 100 restaurants. Each one locallyowned and operated, with their own distinct, funkified flavor. Gourmet pizza, original sandwiches and a large drink menu. Family friendly! LD • BAR • $$$ Located just off Bass Road at 5425 Bowman Road, Macon.
Adriana’s Quick & delicious cafeteriastyle lunch, serving the most authentic Italian in town, including sandwiches, soup, salads, pasta, pizza and daily specialties. Also, specialty coffees and beer and wine. Mon-Thur 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-6pm. L • BAR $ 359 Third Street Market City Café – Superb sandwiches, homemade soups, loaded salads, pizza and pastas. Unique breakfast menu including gourmet coffees and teas. Dinner now being served Fridays and Saturdays featuring seafood and steak specials. Full bar, excellent wine cellar. Full catering services on or off site. Open Tues-Thur, 7am-6pm; Friday and Saturday 7am-9pm. 502 Cherry St., Macon 257-6612 BLD • BAR • $-$$
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Greek Corner Deli Serving delicious lamb gyros, monster greek salads, subs and specialty sandwiches 7 days a week. One of the few restaurants downtown open on Sundays and the only late night eatery on Saturdays 12:30am til 3am! LD • $ 587 Cherry Street, 254.3059.
The Downtown Grill Slightly upscale dining serving fresh fish, prime cut Black Angus and features it’s own humidor. D • BAR • $$-$$$ 562 Mulberry Street, 742.5999 The Shamrock Dargan and his crew cook up some of the best homemade meals in Macon, including his legendary Shepard’s Pie. Plus, he’ll surprise you from time to time with some interesting seafood selections. D • BAR $-$$ 342 Rose Avenue, Payne City 750.1555 The Tic Toc Room Contemporary setting with a sophisticated menu, great wine selection. D • BAR • $$-$$$ 401Cherry Street, 743.4645
The Cox Capitol Theatre Well the revolving door in the Kitchen of the Capitol Theatre has finally stopped spinning, and the result is some darn good pizza, Hot Dogs, soft pretzels, and subs. Where else can you have a beer and watch a great movie?? D • $$$ 382 Second Street, 257-6391
Killian’s Coffeehouse Serving patries, coffees and smoothies for breakfast and lunch. Come as a stranger, leave as a friend. BL • $ 490 Cherry Street, 492-1771.
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To Anyone Who Claims Same-Sex Marriage will...
BY TINA WHITTLE
nless you were in a cave or something, I’m sure you noticed that California’s Proposition 8 got overturned last Wednesday, which reversed a previous ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional. An appeal has since been filed and a stay issued — the matter will probably end up before the Supreme Court for the final verdict. Overturning Prop 8 was a cause for celebration for many people, including yours truly. On a purely patriotic level, I was glad to see the Constitutional rights of every American fortified. I’m heartened that the phrase “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” still means something in this country. The struggle for equality has been fought on schoolhouse steps, at segregated lunch counters, and under glass ceilings. It started with the first Yankee Doodle dandy who dared to spit at King George, and it continues now. Of course not everyone was happy. Some people had legitimate concerns about the legislative branch overstepping the will of the people. But most of the unhappy people had far less intelligent complaints. Judge Vaughn R. Walker — a federal judge appointed by President George Bush himself — dismissed them one by one, includ-
ing that no-proof-whatsoever assertion that same-sex marriage is bad for children. No evidence, he said. Zip. Nada. Zilch. I’m also tired of hearing the sad lament that allowing same-sex marriage will somehow weaken mixed-sex marriage, or as it is often called, traditional marriage. These arguments do have one thing right — any marriage based on love and equality steps all over traditional marriage. Face it, marriage as we know it — that loveydovey snuggle fest celebrated on Valentine’s Day and in diamond advertisements — is a recent invention. If you examine history, traditional marriage looks nothing like that “one man plus one woman” deal that the Defense of Marriage Act keeps touting. Instead, it looks very much like one guy and as many wives and concubines as he could stuff into his tent. Back then, marriage was little more than a land deal with benefits. Romantic love was not considered essential. Traditional marriage was a business contract between the heads of the respective families, and it was about as amorous as oatmeal. It was forged in the crucible of feudal terrorism, and for most of human history, it included such brutal practices as kidnapping, slavery, and the selling of young girls not even in their teens. Women had no say, no voice, no rights, and no recourse. They were considered property,
like the dog or the dresser, and that was that. Children fared even worse. So that’s traditional marriage — contracts, polygamy, and human beings as chattel. Anybody care to defend that? To anyone claiming that same-sex marriage will destroy the sanctity of mixedsex marriage, I say look around — we heterosexuals have managed to muck it up without anyone‘s help. Instant Vegas-style nuptials and almost-as-instant no-fault divorces. Internet chat rooms devoted solely to cheating spouses, which is not surprising since in roughly half of today‘s marriages, at least one partner has had an extramarital affair. This is contemporary American marriage, and yet some people think two guys tying the knot is going to corrupt this “sacred” institution? Please. Somebody open the barn door and put that “sacred” cow out to pasture. People have a hard time getting over the idea that just because something has been a certain way for as long as they remember it, it should stay that way forever. Defining marriage according to such archaic standards makes no sense. I firmly believe the government should have no say in marriage anyway. If it is indeed a sacred covenant, then Uncle Sam needs to get his filthy paws off it. Call it whatever you will for legal purposes — civil unions, domestic partner-
ships, whatever. Make it accessible to every grown American, and make every one of the 1,138 governmental and legal protections/benefits currently associated with it available as well. Let marriage remain where it belongs — a consecrated space for two people to pledge their love and affection before the eyes of God or Goddess or even just their friends and family.
we’ll still don our campaign buttons, put out even more signs for our candidate and say “Forget Hell!” if we lose. That brings me to the point of this article. By the time you read this there will be many Republican voters’ feelings that will be hurt throughout Georgia because their candidate did not win a spot to run in November. There will be thoughts that they will have of not supporting a Republican candidate in November because a candidate isn’t “Conservative” enough or is “dishonest” or “unethical” or that the candidate was too negative in their campaign or not negative enough. People can find a bevy of different reasons not to support a candidate. (Believe me, as John McCain’s local campaign manager, I heard them all.) But does this dissention help our party? Absolutely not! Let’s look at how infighting has “helped” the GOP over the last 40 years. In 1964, Barry Goldwater took the Republican nomination as Mr. Conservative, only to alienate the Liberal Rockefeller wing led by its’ namesake Nelson Rockefeller. Goldwater was able to carry the solid South and Arizona, his home state for a total of 52 electoral votes compared to LBJ who received 486.
That worked well didn’t it? Fast forward to 1976: Ronald Reagan did the almost impossible feat of wrestling a nomination from a sitting incumbent President, one Gerald R. Ford, who was considered moderate to liberal in his own right. Although Ronnie didn’t discourage them, if all of his loyal supporters would have worked for Ford as hard as they worked for Reagan, we would not have had the four yours of national malaise known as the Carter Administration. We now move to 1992 as Republicans once again had a less than Conservative President in “no-new taxes” George the Elder Bush. A promise of a square deal by Ross Perot got us eight years of Bill Clinton. Finally, we come to 2008 and the McCain candidacy. Republicans bellyached and moaned all the way to election day and the next thing we all know we were hearing “Hail to the Chief” being serenaded to the Obama’s with gold plated baroque trumpets as we all cried “What the hell happened?” I can tell you what happened: We lost. We lost because we had a weak candidate that people were apathetic about and refused to rally around. We cannot allow that to happen in November. The 2010 election offers Republicans a golden opportunity that we have never had
before. It offers us a possible clean sweep of every major office in the state. Democrats Tommy Irvin and Thurbert Baker are out of office this year. Irvin, Georgia’s current Commissioner of Agriculture has finally retired, (Think about this: Lester Maddox was Governor when Irvin was first elected in 1968.) and Thurbert Baker, Georgia’s Attorney General since 1997 tilted at the Roy Barnes windmill and will not be returning either. It is entirely possible that Republicans can run the board if we unite behind our candidates by putting aside our differences and unite for one common goal: BEAT THE DEMOCRATS! No one has traveled further than I have in between candidates. My candidate for Governor was soundly beaten and it is time to move on. While I did not agree with all of my candidates’ positions, my new candidate came closer to my values than the other candidate still standing. By the end of this week several of you will be wrestling with a decision that only you can make in support of a candidate you might not be totally in synch with. I humbly ask you to do what is right not only for the Republican Party but what is right for Georgia by supporting the candidate chosen by our party to run against the Democrats in November. If we don’t come together, we only have ourselves to blame. Let’s not squander this opportunity, AGAIN.
BY BILL KNOWLES
ell, the primary election season is finally over and as I write this on Monday night before the runoff election all of the signs have been put out, all of the robodials have been placed (I got five today alone) and all the speeches by the candidates have been made in hopes of securing your vote for Governor, Insurance Commissioner, Public Service Commissioner, Attorney General and a host of other local and congressional races throughout Georgia. Georgia is unique in her election process as we are the ONLY state in the union that provides for a “runoff” election. For those of you who really don’t understand it, the process is a simple one: If a candidate does not get 50.1 percent of the total popular vote during any primary election, the top two candidates face each other again three weeks later. I honestly think Georgia adopted this as a carryover from The War of Northern Aggression as a way for Georgians to show the rest of the country how stubborn and cantankerous we really are and even if we finish second in a fight, ie The Confederate States of America,
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Separation of church and state should start here. Couples of all stripes could have a legal partnership in the courthouse — complete with all the benefits the government has to offer — or they could have a personal wedding in their community house of worship. Or they could have both; I keep hearing this is a free country, after all. Here’s what I say — let churches and ministers decide what marriage is, each according to the tenets of their faith. Let Uncle Sam manage the paperwork of partnership. That should give certain legislators and their misguided constituents something to do besides tamper with the Constitution.
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Trying to solve downtown’s parking problems Rabbi Larry Schlesinger Macon City Council Ward 3, Post 1
owntown is certainly one of our city’s most precious and promising resources. I find it somewhat astounding that Macon has more buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places than does the City of Savannah. We should still offer thanks that General Sherman and his troops decided to bypass Macon on their infamous march to the sea, because our architectural inheritance today is an historic jewel to be cherished. I tend to judge the health of downtown Macon by the ease of finding a parking place on Cherry Street, particularly around lunchtime. The harder a space is to find, I reason, the more downtown Macon is thriving. Four or five years ago, I could always find a parking space along Cherry Street practically any time of the day or night, but for the past few years, I’ve more likely had to park on Second or Third Streets and walk. Most recently during those same lunch hours, I’ve been forced to park on Poplar or Mulberry Streets which would indicate to me that downtown is experiencing even more increased activity. ‘Streetscapes’ is a fairly broad, inclusive and evolving group of concerned and involved individuals and officials dedicated to the beautification of downtown. Very capably chaired by Wimberly Treadwell, it convenes on a monthly basis, identifying immediate concerns and long term issues that affect the overall appearance of, and quality of life in, this area. And as a participant in that group, I just don’t think it appropriate to decorate our historic downtown streets with retrogressive-looking, freestanding parking meters. A long-lived resident who was a merchant downtown for decades and decades tells me that parking meters in downtown Macon have already come and gone three times in his lifetime. He claims from his experience of years that the only entity that makes money off the meters is the company that installs them. Moreover, he maintains, they tend to drive business away. That’s a sentiment that is shared by a number of other downtown merchants who still blame the installation of meters some forty years ago for driving business away from downtown and into shopping centers like the Macon Mall instead where parking was, and still is, so very plentiful and free. There are, however, some downtown merchants and restaurateurs today who are willing to live with some form of parking meters as long as the monies and fines collected from their use are earmarked solely for downtown improvements and development. I, too, am perfectly willing to support this, but I am not
certain at this time that such an arrangement would ultimately meet with City Council and/or mayoral approval. The problems with parking downtown perceived by many is that a number of downtown employers and employees park right on the street in front of their business establishments and places of employment, and that the City of Macon just has no real effective way of enforcing its posted two hour parking limitation. A plan recently proposed by the administration would turn parking management and collection over to a private company which, in turn, would guarantee the city a minimum of $250,000 in revenue from its operation each year. If it is true that so many of our downtown business owners and employees are parking in the most convenient street locations ( and I’m still not convinced that this is actually the case), then it seems to me that the business community could remedy this situation itself by agreeing to provide and/or require offthe-street parking for its entire workforce. A number of convenient parking locations do already exist downtown, and I, for one, do not think it an unreasonable expectation for anyone who works downtown to have to walk the same block or so that I now often do. What Macon really needs just as soon as possible is a convenient and effective residential parking plan. I have friends who live in close proximity to the Medical Center who have no driveways or off-street garage parking, but have two-hour parking signs posted up and down the streets in front of their houses. These signs are obviously intended to discourage hospital employees and visitors from parking on those streets for extended periods of time, but there is no readily visible way for a traffic officer to tell which cars belong to neighborhood residents and which do not. Similarly affected are some downtown Macon streets as well as some around the Mercer University Law School. There may be others as well. So the immediate parking challenge to the officials of this city is to devise an effective residential parking permit program so that every man and every woman may sit under his or her vine and fig tree, so to speak, with none to make them afraid (of being ticketed). While the city coffers may benefit from the reinstallation of parking meters, the ambiance of a downtown lined with them will not. Downtown growth and development will actually be better served right now by the implementation of an effective residential parking plan. Freestanding parking meters have come and gone from our downtown streets three times already. And if the third time was not the proverbial charm it was expected to be, what makes any of us think that anything different will result from the fourth.
A Hell of a Conversation For Believers, Doubters, Atheists, and Agnostics
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n much of Christianity there is an obsession with the subject of hell. A well-meaning (but deeply manipulative) preacher pulls out fear as the motivator for salvation and seeks to scare people into heaven. Religion, southern-side up, has been particularly prone to these imbalances. So, moving beyond the rhetoric, what can be said about hell? Did you know that God is in hell? The Psalmist says “If I make my bed in hell, you are there” (Psalm 139:8). In the oldest manuscripts of the Apostles Creed we find these words: “He descended into hell…” Protestants felt uncomfortable with such graphic language so they removed the reference and cleaned it up. Frankly, I like the reference… “He descended into hell.” Did he have on an asbestos suit? Was he carrying a fire extinguisher? Did he touch the suffering? Was he insulated? If he was insulated, then he did not really descend into hell. Upon his death, Jesus was hell-bound… temporarily. The ancient church was talking about mystery. The phrase “He descended into hell” is not intended to be taken literally. It was stating something about the grace and presence of God. God (and/or Jesus) is in the most hellish moments of our lives… and deaths. God is present in all manifestations of hell – present and future. And ultimately, just like it did in the resurrection, grace prevails with the Prime Mover. Dante saw these words written over the gates of Hell: “Abandon all hope ye who enter here.” Dante was wrong. The Psalmist is right. So, next time someone wants to engage you in a discussion of hell that tries to strip away all the mystery, don’t be intimidated. It is not necessary to have any answers but one… God is in hell as much as God is in heaven because if there is one soul in hell, God cares about that soul. O Love that will not let me go! Even hell itself can be viewed as God not giving up! Tim Bagwell is the pastor on Centenary Church on College Street in Macon. firstname.lastname@example.org 11thHourOnline.com
C. Jack continued from page 14 There is, however, something he does regret doing as Macon’s mayor. “I blinked,” he said, referring to renegotiations for a sales tax split between the city and the county, which are required by the state after every US Census. His counterpart in the county was none other than Tommy Olmstead, who was then Bibb County’s Commission Chairman. Before the negotiations, Macon received 80 percent of local sales tax revenues, which supported one-third of the city’s budget. The state threatened to withhold sales tax revenues until an agreement was reached, which Ellis said he feared would put Macon in danger of bankruptcy. Council members Jim Lee and Alveno Ross urged Ellis “not to settle for a nickel less than 70 percent,” but with the state’s deadline approaching, he conceded to a 60/40 split. It has cost the city about $5 million a year in lost revenue since. “Talk about mistakes, that’s the greatest mistake I made,” he said. “In that same situation again, I wouldn’t take less than 70 percent, which would make a difference in financial terms.” Ellis still believes his administration was a successful one, but thinks he has more to offer. “I happen to love my city, and I don’t necessarily like what I’m seeing.” He questions what Reichert has done with his three years as mayor. Pausing before he responds, Reichert says, “We didn’t start with a clean slate. We had to start from a deficit, and I’m proud of the progress we’ve made on a number of fronts.” Specifically he lists the pay scale for all
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employees that passed in this year’s budget, the city’s fledgling “Shalom Zones” for streetlevel community redevelopment, the recently completed demolition of Macon Homes—“14 acres of pure blight”—and the completion of the Terminal Station, a project Ellis started when he purchased the building in 2002. Credit can be complex.
“...I have to say that even in financial trouble we reaped a lot of good benefits: sidewalk paving, facility development in the downtown area, which hadn’t happened in 30-plus years, the hotel for the Centreplex, new housing development. I think the record speaks for itself.” - Councilman Alveno Ross Ross, who resigned his council seat last week to take a job in Augusta, said Ellis and the council accomplished more than some would like to believe. “How people wish to twist their own stories into it is their own issue,” Ross said, “but when one looks fairly at the numbers, I have to say that even in financial trouble we reaped a lot of good benefits: sidewalk paving, facility development in the downtown area, which hadn’t happened in 30-plus years, the hotel for the Centreplex, new housing development. I think the record speaks for itself.” Regardless, Ellis says he’s comfortable with his legacy as mayor. “Did I make some mistakes in office? Of course I did,” he said. “I’m a human.” That doesn’t mean he’s done though.
Unity in the Community BY RONALD “DIRT DOGG” JACKSON
As we bring the summer to a close I started thinking of all the community events that we had in Middle Georgia. I was a part of some and in support of all of them. I noticed how difficult it is to super serve a large community with limited resources. So in the words of Rodney King “Can’t We All Just Get Along”. In a perfect world I would like to see our community organizations network with each other and tackle the big issues in our community with a joint effort. If we all work together the impact would be bigger. How can we teach unity if we do not lead by example? We have people with great intentions that will not work together for the same cause. I have no problem with personal interest in your own community but when we tackle issues such as violence, education and drugs let’s work together so our impact will be stronger. I think we should have the leaders from each part of our community come together and discuss what events they are working on for themselves and then discuss what events we can do as a whole to help the whole community. Let us be honest about what we want to gain from our efforts and work together for a better Middle Georgia. That’s what it’s about anyway! The people, children and seniors that need our help. One of the problems I see in a lot of the organizers is that they want all the credit for helping. Sad part of this is that most of the time it’s not about you. Your ability to serve will always outshine your need for the spotlight. For a long time it was hard for me to bring people on my radio show who seemed to be more about them and not the community they claim to care about. Then I learned a valuable lesson, if I block something good for the community because of personal feelings I am no better then the people I was judging. I want that message to resonate in the hearts of our city council, community leaders and activist. You have to be willing to change to bring about change. You have to be a part of the solution to bring in the revolution. Middle Georgia we have to unify ourselves to bring unity to our community. People can change. Look at the efforts of George Willis, Tony Lowden, Sonny Spoon, Al Tillman and many more. No matter what you may think of their past they are at the frontlines fighting for our community. Hit me up with your community events. email@example.com
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TUES 6/8: When You’re Strange A film about the Doors
Snow Patrol have some unique ways in which they construct their Brit-rock songs; drummer Jonny Quinn mentioned in a recent interview that the band writes their tunes all over the place, from the beach to the tour bus, dressing rooms to the recording studio itself - and also in phone booths, since "no one is using them anymore" due to the mobile phone craze. With all that songcraft going on, it's no wonder Snow Patrol are prepping to record their new album, for which they'll enter the studio in October; the album is slated to drop sometime in the first quarter of next year...
Nations of Sound - was recorded in NYC, L.A., and London with Jay-Z producer No ID, and hits stores this week. The set will include songs "Are You Ready?" "This Thing Called Life," "Beatitudes," "Royal Highness," and "Glory," and will also include contributions from musicians Steve Wyreman (guitars), Paul Wright (bass), and Derrick Wright (drums)...
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ERIC WATKINS Parole Violation
ERIC PONDER Loitering
ERICA CAMERON DUI Eluding Police, Hindering and Interference
FELICIA BOWDRY Probation Violation
FREDRICK REID Contempt of Drug Ct
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GARY DESHAZIER, Seat Belt, Poss of Firearm by Conv Felon, Probation
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BRIDGETT CARRIER Theft
CEDRIC CLARINGTON Theft by Taking
GEORGE HODGES Theft By Recieving
ADDIE DANIEL Theft by recieving
GREGORY DEAN Bench Warrant
ANTONIO GIBSON Theft By taking
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ANTONIO BROWN Theft by taking
JULY ARRESTS CHAD BEART Theft By Endagering Security Interes
CONSTANCE CARTWELL Shoplifting
CYNTHIA COPELAND Theft by Conversion
JAMES CARD Simple Battery, False Imprisonment, Hindering 911 Call
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BRIAN CALHOUN Burglary
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FRED LEE ROBERTS JAMES CHILDERS Theft by taking Shopllifting
BAILEY GARY LUNDHAM JAMANZEI Shoplifting Poss. Of FA by Conv Felon
JOHNATHAN CARTER shoplifting
LOUIR AGUILAR Theft by taking
EDWARDS JARVIS BALROME SHAWN TheftbyBytaking Recieving theft
TAMERA HODGES JASON PETERSON Shoplifting Criminal Tresspass
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JOEL ANDERSOn Agg Assault w Deadly Weapon
JOHN GADSON Robbery Sudden Snatching
JOE SEARS Cocaine and Marjuana w intent to dist
ANDREW BAGLEY INTERFERING W GOVT PROPERTY, NO DRIVERS LI, CRIMINAL DAMAGE, THEFT
JERRY DAVIS Theft By Taking
JEROME ALEXANDER Obstruction of 911 Call, Battery, Theft By taking
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NOW AT CHADWICK HUDSON (478) 714.1377 / 474.5888 3327 Vineville Avenue, Macon WANDA BASELEY Theft, Cocaine Poss
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RICHARD FRADY Criminal Tresspas
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MICHEAL RIGBY Battery
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EVENTS/VENUES 567 Cafe.....................................................16 Cox Capitol Theatre...............................31 Bragg Jam Music, Arts & Kids................10 GA Music Hall of Fame .........................17 Second Sunday Brunch...........................17 Georgia National Fair..............................15 Macon Pinetoppers..................................23
HEALTH/FITNESS Body Evolution.........................................22 Primary Pediatrics.....................................7 AmeriLife Insurance.................................28 LAWYERS Russell Walker...........................................33 David Addleton.........................................33
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RESTAURANTS / CAFES Adrianaâ€™s.....................................................18 Billyâ€™s Clubhouse.......................................29 Calienteâ€™s Burrito Shop...........................25 Captain Jackâ€™s Crab Shack......................36 Cheerâ€™s Sports Bar & Grill....................19 CJâ€™s Sports Bar & Grill............................24 Dolce Vita..................................................20 Downtown Grill.......................................18 El Sombrero..............................................18 Greek Corner Deli..................................19 Hooters......................................................19 Ingleside Village Pizza...............................18 Killians.........................................................8 Locos Bar & Grill.....................................20 Market City Cafe......................................18 Mellow Mushroom...................................21 The Shamrock...........................................25 Wild Wing Cafe..........................................2
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SERVICES Action Stop Internet Cafe.....................6 Caring Solutions.......................................7 D&H Remodeling....................................28 Dog Sitting................................................33 Goodwill.....................................................7 Smileyâ€™s Flea Market................................9 STOREFRONT 41 Cycles...................................................29 Amanda Jane.............................................29 Jack & Coat...............................................14 Peach Mac...................................................9 Macon Arts Gallery..................................9 Macon Tobacco.........................................30 Starship Fantasy Store............................27
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NIGHTLIFE 20â€™s Pub nâ€™ Subs........................................23 Asylym Nightclub.....................................14 Backporch Lounge...................................29 Bibb Distributing................................cover Billyâ€™s Clubhouse......................................29 BJâ€™s Billiards...............................................28 Bottoms Up..............................................16 Capitol Theatre........................................31 Cheerâ€™s Sports Bar & Grill....................19 CJâ€™s Sports Bar..........................................24 Friends Bar & Grill..................................36 The Hummingbird.....................................5 Locos Bar & Grill....................................20 Mellow Mushroom.................................21 Rivalryâ€™s Bar & Grill................................33 The Shamrock..........................................25 Taraâ€™s Tavern.............................................27 Wild Wing Cafe.......................................2
You will say things without thinking. You can be arrogant, presumptuous, and your own interests will come first. You are thinking of the future now and how you should invest your funds for the largest return. You want to increase your resources so you can insure your prospects for a later time. Toward the end of this week you will begin to come up with some good ideas. Your partner will help you. Hopefully you will choose a slow, sure method and not gamble on something where you could lose it all.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You are practical, peace loving, stubborn, and deliberate. Taurus has a natural interest in money, and you like the finer things in life. If you have not yet found your new business or home, keep looking - they are out there. By the first of next month you might find what you want. Meanwhile it is a good idea to shop and see what is out there so you will be satisfied with what you find the end of this month or the first of next month. Your sense of timing is great this month. You are easily irritated now so beware of blowing things out of proportion. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Gemini is versatile, fickle, intelligent, creative, quick, neat, and curious. A small gamble could pay off the first part of this week but do not over indulge. You need to keep to your tight budget. Any excess money should be salted away directly into a savings account. Other people still have you running errands for them and it looks as though this continues for the next few months. You can receive help with your plans and ideas if you just simply ask.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Cancer is sentimental, sensitive, and needs to have a sense of security. Cancer is intensely romantic and has a vivid imagination. Some type of celebration is costing you this week but you are spending your money with a good heart as it is for a good cause. This month you feel as if you are in charge of your life and destiny. This is an excellent week to attack and settle any personal problems that have been bothering you lately. You are more daring than usual this month.
LEO (July 23-August 22): Leo is colorful, self assured, outgoing, impulsive and expansive. You have a great deal of energy now but it seems to be misdirected. You are scattering your energies as you try to go in too many directions. Concentrate on one thing at a time. Hold back on your impulses now as you could move in the wrong direction. All this excess energy could also cause you accidents. Caution is necessary in everything that you do. VIRGO (August 23-Sept 22): Virgo is intellectual, critical, fussy, and shy and needs constant reassurance.Careful research is your best move right now since that is how you will find your answers. This is a good time to put yourself in a position to meet new people. Get out and about! Beneficial friendships could be formed. Your credit standing and your place in your community are improved even if you do nothing to encourage either one.
LIBRA (Sept 23-Oct 22): Libra is artistic, musical, level headed, sympathetic, and generous. You can be gossipy, critical, and bitter. Be prepared as an unexpected expense could hit you this week. Hopefully you heeded an earlier warning and took steps to save for it. This is not a time for large purchases since you will not be satisfied as there will be something wrong. Be patient and hold off for a month or so. Invitations should come in galore this week asking you to visit with friends or relatives at a distance.
SCORPIO (October 23-Nov 21): You are very intense, strong willed, determined and secretive. You can be willful and sarcastic, but a deep thinker with a fine mind. You need to keep a tight control on your temper this week since things have been building up and you are ready to blow off some steam. You are very accident prone this week so keep your attention on what you are doing. If you do not start the trouble, someone else will trigger the â€œeventâ€?! Maybe you should just stay at home and relax with a couple of good books.
SAGITARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21): Sagittarius is warm and friendly. You like to talk a great deal making it difficult for others to get a word in edgewise. There is a lot of trouble around this week but you are not included. In fact, somehow you could even benefit from it all. A small gamble could pay off for you at the beginning of this week. Friends agree with you now and will support your ideas and plans for the next two weeks. This is a good time to get your paperwork and correspondence finished up and out of the way.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19): Capricorn is very often politically minded. Capricorn is also patient, reserved, cautious, faithful and shrewd. You may find yourself spending money this week on an unexpected â€œfindâ€?. Perhaps it is a new home or business or at least fixing up what you have. Or it could even be that someone has run into trouble and you may be able to step into a bargain. Be wary of fires at the beginning of this week. Whatever you do now seems to turn out well as long as it is not a gamble of sorts.
AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18): Aquarius has a strong will, and is inventive, and will always enjoy doing the unexpected, but you can be self centered. Please be cautious of fires at the beginning of this week. This could be a time of trouble and things can get out of control. Keep your temper. Do not say things you do not really mean even if someone else starts it all. Do not speed as this is the time you would be caught and be the recipient of a very expensive ticket. Take no chances this week - as it is simply not the time for it.
PISCES (Feb 19-March 20): You are emotional, easy going, artistic and sociable, Pisces will see only the good in others, but you can often be self-centered. There is trouble all around this week but thankfully you are well out of it. Your timing is right â€™on the markâ€™ now so you may be at the right place at the right time to do a good deed for someone. No good deed goes unnoticed. Some direct action on your part is called for and this month you are just the person to take that action.
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