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Monday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m. First Baptist Church of North Augusta 602 Georgia Ave. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Call 706/736-0847. www.universityhealth.org

Race to Beat Private Puffer in this year’s 24th Annual Pinch Gut Puffer Cross Country Run/Walk The 7.5K course for runners will begin at Standard Textile at King Mill. The 2 mile walking course will begin at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Both courses will end at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

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“Carmen” Features Wild Gypsy Women and Doomed Lovers ............................................................................23 Three Mo’ Tenors and Then Some .............................24 Street Dance and More at Hispanic Festival .............25 “Carmen” this weekend.................23

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Celebrate Sin With Reverend Horton Heat .................35 Music By Turner ............................................................36 Athens-bred Elf Power Brings Otherworldly Sound to Augusta .........................................................................37 Nightlife ........................................................................ 38

Stuff Food: Charlie B’s ..........................................................21 Food: Fox’s Lair ............................................................22 News of the Weird .......................................................40 Brezsny's Free Will Astrology .....................................41 New York Times Crossword Puzzle ............................41 Classifieds ....................................................................42 Amy Alkon: The Advice Goddess ................................42 Date Maker ...................................................................44 Automotive Classifieds ................................................46

THE METROPOLITAN SPIRIT is a free newspaper published weekly on Thursday, 52 weeks of the year. Editorial coverage includes ar ts, local issues, news, enter tainment, people, places and events. In our paper appear views from across the political and social spectrum. The views do not necessarily represent the views of the publishers. Visit us at www.metspirit.com. Copyright © The Metropolitan Spirit Inc. Reproduction or use without permission is prohibited. Phone: (706) 738-1142 Fax: (706) 733-6663 E-mail: spirit@metspirit.com Letters to the Editor: P.O. Box 3809, Augusta, Ga. 30914-3809

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Whine Line Thumbs Up Although the prospective owner has now threatened litigation, the Augusta Commission did the right thing by upholding the denial of a liquor license for Underground Augusta, a nightclub that was seeking to locate right next door to a downtown synagogue. The heads of the synagogue have gone on record as saying they wouldn’t oppose other establishments serving alcohol from locating within the 100-yard setback from religious institutions set forth by the city’s zoning ordinance. But a nightclub doesn’t need to be directly next door and sharing a common wall with a synagogue or any other place of sanctity and worship. Now, the synagogue needs to keep its word and not turn this victory into a future agenda. Hopefully, pending revisions to the zoning ordinance would prevent that from happening, anyway.

Thumbs Down To all the losers who couldn’t keep their attitudes in check and turned First Friday into a nightmarish scene. The question isn’t, what can be done to prevent it from happening again? The real question is, why can’t the adults behave as adults, and the parents of teen-agers keep their kids home? Writer Albert Camus once said that man is the only animal who refuses to be what he is. It seems, however, that some these days aren’t so shy about taking on the lesser traits. Here’s a big dose of pepper spray from us.

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o the commission, mayor, sheriff and DA whose hands are so tied legally regarding the liquor license vs. the dance hall: The law didn’t matter to you when the adult bookstore tried to open. I need some Pepto-Bismol now. If you think the Augusta government is the slowest and most incompetent in the CSRA, consider this: Augusta started and completed a salary study this year, and this study has already been voted and implemented. Aiken County, on the other hand, started a salary study months before Augusta, but until now nothing has been done to improve the miserable pay it gives to most of its employees. Shame on you, Aiken County. Channel 6, would you please stop running those stupid lottery numbers across the screen during evening network programming? Why don’t you just run them during “Jerry Springer,” “Good Times” or NASCAR where they might mean something to those folks who don’t know any better and yet always seem to have money to blow like that? Mayor Bob Young, the 11th commissioner, has earned a degree form the “Charles DeVaney School of Government Finance.” He believes in no new taxes, just new expenses. He will bring this government down with his financial management. He needs to go now before any more harm is done! You know, if Brian Neill is going to use drug terminology in his articles, maybe he should research the correct trade names. A speedball is cocaine and methamphetamines, not coke and heroin. Take it from a recovered addict, OK Brian? This is in reference to the television ads for Roy Barnes. He’s using education to get himself re-elected, almost exploiting it. He claims education is improving in Georgia. He obviously hasn’t been to any of the inner-city schools in Augusta. These schools are in such need of help, yet everyone turns their back and blames it on the teachers. The teachers can only do so much with what little resources Mr. Barnes’ government gives

W O R D S “I have no major problems with any of my major organs.” — Augusta mayoral candidate Ed McIntyre, responding in The Augusta Chronicle to recent questions regarding his health and gaunt appearance. Some have questioned McIntyre’s bill of health as it pertains to his readiness to assume the mayor’s post, should he win the November election.

them. If he is using education to get elected, God help him. There needs to be change. Congratulations to Westside High School on the butt-whipping that they gave to Josey on Saturday night. Even with Josey making afterthe-whistle tackles and starting fights, they couldn’t stop Alan, Andre and Lezotte. Can you say undefeated in 3AAA? If Gwen Fulcher-Young is currently the “first lady” of Augusta, does that mean that when Bonnie Ruben is elected mayor, her husband Jeff will become the “first man” of Augusta? Hm. I have a prediction for November. The Augusta Chronicle will endorse Senator Charles Walker for re-election! Yes, it is most probably true, even though the challenger this election is wellqualified local attorney Randy Hall. I have suspected for some time now that Mr. Morris and Mr. Walker have formed an alliance for the greater good – of their wallets. The endorsement will not come until the last days before the election and will mention past differences, and lack of experience from Mr. Walker’s opponent. It will also say things like we have many local projects in the works that will only happen if Mr. Walker is re-elected, and after all is said and done Mr. Walker will have the endorsement of The Chronicle. I just hope the voting public will see between the lines. This week’s Driver-Economics tip: Your headlights don’t cost a thing! When the visibility conditions are less than ideal, it doesn’t cost you anything to simply turn on your head-

lights, thereby increasing the odds that other drivers will see you, and decreasing the odds that you’ll end up another traffic accident statistic. What constitutes “less-than-ideal” visibility conditions? Inclement weather (rain, for the rocket scientists), decreased amounts of daylight (dawn or dusk), or any other situation in which it might be more difficult for other drivers to see your dirt-colored 1982 Ford POS swerving toward them in the opposite lane. Next week’s Driver-Economics tip: Your turn signals don’t cost anything, either! Augusta National’s perfect solution is to show a little Southern hospitality and to let “what’s her name” pay the dues to become a member. Since she has made such a huge contribution and obviously loves the game of golf, make her the official hostess for the tournament. Bottom line South Augusta: If you don’t get rid of Andy Cheek at your earliest convenience you will have blood on your hands when Augusta goes belly-up! My daughter’s gerbil would make a better mayor than any of the losers we have to choose from, and he died last week. This isn’t a whine, but a compliment. Kudos to you, Brad Means. You look great! To those who say/think that most “commercial” diet plans don’t work: It’s true! While you may succeed temporarily, most regain the weight and then some. Losing weight has to be a mindset and a change in lifestyle. Only then will you succeed in your goals and achieve permanent weight loss.


To the person who complained that they wouldn’t mind donating to United Way if they could choose the charity: Surprise! You can designate your charity! You fill out a card listing the charity where you wish your money to go and it does. Each year I have designated Golden Harvest Food Bank for my donations and that is where they go. Hey there Don Juan de Bubba. If I’m not mistaken, the beach at Clarks Hill is public property. Being the don of romance that you are, and you take the love of your life to a mud hole. You are the man! This is for the whiner who is scared to think that Al Gore tried to steal the presidential election. Well, this person needs to come back to the real world. The fact of the matter is, George W. Bush did steal that election and our country has suffered ever since and will continue to suffer until we Democrats take back the White House that we won by more than 500,000 votes in 2000. I’ve been flipping through every radio station on my stereo and I can’t find Humble Hal. Where oh where is our good DJ Humble Hal? We miss him; we’re looking for him. Please someone find him. Humble Hal, we miss you and we love you. I couldn’t let last week’s whine about the demise of the New Year’s bash go without comment. Apparently in the whiner’s mind, if you don’t own a bar or an alcohol-serving restaurant, your concerns about downtown events and how they impact your business aren’t valid. Business owners supported the New Year’s bash; they just didn’t want their storefronts blocked and Broad Street closed to traffic during daylight business hours. Many Broad Street owners, Bonnie Ruben among them, kept their faith and supported downtown while others fled. While the recent downtown renaissance is the best thing this city has experienced in years, let’s remember, we all need to work together for the common good. I’m calling to give a “thumbs down” to your Thumbs Up. Spirit, I always knew you were left of center and that was fine with me, but you really took a left turn last week. Why do we need “international consensus” to attack Iraq? Sure that would be nice, but if we have to look to the European Union, Russia and China for a moral compass, we are in big trouble. They see Iraq as a market for their goods and services and they are scared of Islamic terrorism. They are corrupt and morally bankrupt. Doing the right thing alone is always better than going along with everyone else. As far as your Thumbs Down to corporations in the school system producing “worker bees,” let’s remember the schools have limited resources and they should be used to best prepare our young people to succeed in a very competitive world. Not everyone is college prep material and has the aptitude for foreign languages. My gripe is about the alleged mayor, Bob Young. All his TV ads are saying that he is going to have no tax increase or new taxes if he’s elected mayor. And while he’s doing that, Richmond County is having meetings over the continued on page 6

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HEALTH PAGE Take care of yourself. Let University help.

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“HealthTalk” on WGAC-580 AM Tune in Monday, Oct. 14, at 8:30 a.m. to hear Randy Cooper, M.D., a boardcertified general surgeon and member of University’s medical staff, discuss breast cancer, from diagnosis through treatment.

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Community Events for Breast Cancer Awareness Month – October 2002 “An Evening of Hope and Encouragement” featuring Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker of “L.A. Law”

FREE Mammograms Available Through a grant from the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade, the University Breast Health Center offers a free mammogram, individual screening and education for any woman 40 or older who qualifies. Call 706/774-4141.

Cholesterol Screening Lipid Profile Oct. 16 Requires 12 hours of fasting University Seniors Club, Daniel Village Shopping Center No appointment necessary. $5 For more information, call 706/738-2580.

University Health Care System has been named the National Research Corporation’s Consumer Choice Award winner in the Augusta area for the fourth consecutive year.

An inspirational message of survivorship for men and women of all ages

Learn how this couple survived breast cancer together. A question and answer session with audience members will immediately follow the program. We will also give away a Borders Books $100 gift certificate to each of five lucky door prize winners. Oct. 14 7 p.m. First Baptist Church of North Augusta, 602 Georgia Ave. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 706/736-0847. 2nd Annual Miracle Mile Walk Oct. 26 Walk location: Kendall Healthcare Products Co. on Marvin Griffin Road Registration: 8-9 a.m.; walk begins: 9 a.m.; registration fee: $10 Proceeds from this three-mile fun walk will benefit University’s new mobile mammography unit. The first 250 walkers to register will each receive a FREE T-shirt. Call University Health Care Foundation at 706/667-0030 for more information.

Join us for the following evening programs on breast health. Registration and buffet dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m., and each program will last from 6 to 7 p.m. Seniors Club members: $8; advance registration: $9; registration at the door: $10. Registration is recommended. Call 706/736-0847. “Breast Cancer: From Diagnosis through Treatment” Presented by Randy Cooper, M.D. TODAY, Oct. 10 University Hospital dining rooms 1-3 “The Spiritual Side of Survival” Presented by the Rev. Alan Faulkner Oct. 17 The Meeting Centre, 671 N. Belair Road, Evans “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: A New Image; A New Beginning” Presented by George S. Drew, M.D. Oct. 24 The Meeting Centre, 671 N. Belair Road, Evans

Breast Cancer Survivor Luncheon Sponsored by University Health Care System and Comcast Oct. 29 Noon Partridge Inn, 2110 Walton Way FREE and open to all Augusta area breast cancer survivors. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, call University Breast Health Center at 706/774-4141.

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Optifast Weight Management Information Session

Thursdays 5-6 p.m. University Hospital Nutrition Center Registration is requested. Call 706/774-8917. Diabetes Expo

Nov. 9 12:30-5 p.m. Warren Baptist Church, 3203 Washington Road An educational afternoon of exhibits and classes offering the latest information related to diabetes care and management Registration is not required. No charge For more information, call 706/737-8423.

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Registration is required. Seniors Lunch Bunch

“Breast Cancer and Mammography” Presented by Pam Anderson, R.N., breast health specialist, University Breast Health Center Oct. 18 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Shangri La Chinese Restaurant, 2933 Washington Road

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“Breast Cancer Treatment” Featuring surgeon Lynn Tucker, M.D. Oct. 24 9-11 a.m. University Hospital dining rooms 1-3 Seniors Club members: FREE; nonmembers: $3 Call 706/736-0847.

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Oct. 28 6:30-8:30 p.m. $5

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Oct. 21, 28 5 p.m. University Breast Health Center No charge

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All classes are held in the Women’s Center classroom on the third floor unless otherwise stated. Registration is required. Call 706/774-2825 for information or to register for the following classes:

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15-percent total tax increase. Why can’t he stop the tax increase while he is in office, instead of waiting until he’s elected to another term? To the whiner complaining about the North Augusta water bill charging water and sewer for vacant lots and/or houses: All you have to do is go to the office and let them know it’s vacant and have them turn the water off until its occupied. Then they won’t charge you! Duh-huh!

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What is amazing to me about the school board is, why can’t they give these people permission to hire more help for the lunchroom? When they get a new group of students in, that means more work. They are supposed to get off at 2:00. Sometimes they don’t get off until 2:30 or 3:00. This is five days a week, doing all this overtime, and they have families at home and children that come home from school that have to be there alone until their parents get there, because they can’t leave until they finish all their work. To the person who was complaining about the BoShears Skyfest: If their ears hurt, they had too much mustard on their hot dog or too much ice in their coke, quit complaining life isn’t fair. Those are the top jets of the Navy; they are going to make noise, so quit complaining. To the redneck whining about his wife drinking half of his six-pack on Sunday: How many beers do you need to drink on Sunday?

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I feel sorry for the voters in Augusta; their choice for mayor is Young, Ruben, Williams, Ross and McIntyre. I’m so glad I live in North Augusta. Our mayor is one to be proud of. We have the best in the country!

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This is for Austin Rhodes: Would you please shut up? Your callers are more interesting than you are, because all you do is give your dumb opinion of everything. I would rather listen to your callers than you any day, so just shut up and let someone else talk. This is to the person who said they didn’t understand why anyone would want to join a club where Billy Morris is a member. I’m betting you don’t know Billy Morris and probably haven’t even met him. I do know him, and he’s an extremely nice Christian gentleman. He’s generous in his charitable giving and a loving father and husband. You’re probably one of those liberals, who’re envious of anyone who’s been successful and who has obtained wealth through diligent, sound business practices. In life there are wealth builders and givers and then there are takers. I can guess which you are. Hey folks at the Greek Festival: I’m really glad you’re getting bigger. It’s a lot of fun to attend, but be sure to keep it free of admission and I’ll keep coming every year and helping you support the church. Congratulations to the whining parakeet owner! You’ve ruffled a few feathers and were finally printed. Sincerely, from a real whiner, who wouldn’t fly the coop over something this ridiculous. The whine published about Al Gore trying to

steal the election is apparently from the typical Republican fascist who has been told so many lies by his leaders, that he actually believes some of them. In case that writer wasn’t paying attention, Mr. Bush was not elected to the office he holds. He was appointed. And the nasty little remark from the writer about his being scared any time a Democrat takes office, scares me. Anybody with any education knows the Republicans are only interested in the welfare of the wealthy people in this country. It was so in the 1920s, and it is still so today. I guess the writer thinks FDR, rather than Hoover, got us into the Great Depression. Too bad folks have such short memories. The Republican Party is just about to finish off what is left of this country. That scares me!

misguided attempt to ameliorate a problem by punishing those who want to enjoy the events on Broad Street in a civilized manner. The majority of us are not rabble-rousers. The real problem lies not in the crowds, but within the individual. Let’s not be hasty, but instead find a solution that will be beneficial to all. Let us move forward — or we can just watch downtown become a ghost town again.

Would it be possible for the police to open a sub station on the Riverwalk? The following are just three things I really needed help with. (1) This week there was a couple with two big dogs, a white boxer and a brown lab, and they unleashed the dogs and allowed them to swim in the river purposely terrifying the ducks. (2) I have often observed drug deals taking place in the parking lot on 6th Street. I have seen them get their drugs, and exchange money from a vehicle that comes and speedily drives away. (3) There was a man hiding in the grass on the levy when it was overgrown. When I saw him I got scared and turned and went back.

Here’s a helpful hint from the CSRA: Have the city of Augusta do a public service announcement on how to walk in a city. Obviously there is much confusion on this issue, especially downtown. There are pedestrian signals, (that work quite well) indicating when it is appropriate to cross the street, at nearly all crosswalks downtown. Knowledge of how to walk in a city could save your life. And yes, if current trends continue, whether you like it or not, Augusta will become more and more of a city. Good luck training the humans!

As an artist, I feel that First Friday is the best thing to hit Augusta in ages. No doubt it has been a boon to downtown. I neither want to see the event nor its patrons fall victim to a

Once again Heyward Johnson, his planner at Augusta Transit, Bob Young and the idiots on the commission have dissed the taxpayers of South Richmond County, by extending bus service to North Augusta, S.C., and refusing to extend service to parts of the county, such as Tobacco Road, from Fort Gordon to Hwy. 56. People need this service.

— Call our Whine Line at 510-2051 and leave your comments. We won’t use your name. Fax your whines by dialing (706) 733-6663 or e-mail your whines to whine@metspirit.com


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Walker to Hall: “I am gonna tear up your ass!”

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ike threatened animals in a corner, Charles Walker and his Maxi-Me (Charles Walker Jr.) are beginning to lash out and “lose it” in a very public way. The political pair may very well prevail in their respective state senate and congressional races, but it is an undeniable fact that they are both feeling insecure and against-the-wall as the last four weeks of their campaigns tick down. The outbursts began a while back, but reached a fevered pitch this week at a South Augusta political forum. State Senator Walker accused his opponent Randy Hall, and his son’s opponent Max Burns, of being “pathological liars” on the campaign trail. Either Walker calling anyone a “liar” is a major league case of the pot calling the kettle black. As a matter of fact, Walker Sr.’s main complaint Tuesday night at the Richmond County Neighborhood Alliance candidate forum was that their opponents were sending two different messages to the white and Sen. Charles Walker black communities via radio. It is Walker who is lying. At the time Walker uttered those words, Randy Hall had not run one single radio ad. Not one. When the ads do start running, as they will next week, they are produced spots running in what is known as “even rotation.” That means they will run on all purchased stations in equal amounts. No targeted buys, anywhere. As far as Max Burns goes, the same rule applies. He has one set of spots, running on all stations, with no targeted message to specific audiences. The bottom line is Walker Sr. was spouting BS in a major way, and you now have the proof that he is doing it. Further evidence of the Walkers’ behavioral meltdowns comes with Maxi-Me’s attacks on U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert. Hastert says Walker Jr. was bragging about becoming the new congressman from the 12th, which Maxi-Me denies. That denial came in a terse statement which accused the Republican leader of intentionally lying. While it is obvious that men of opposing political parties will never be bosom buddies, if Maxi-Me does eke out a win against Burns he can look forward to a congressional career serving as the junior member on the House super-sub committee on septic tank technology. Calling the

speaker of the House a liar and demanding an apology is a one-way ticket to obscurity. Maxi-Me seems intent on serving the 12th District in Cynthia McKinney style, even Charles Walker Jr. before he is sworn in. Speaking of McKinney-style antics, it is clear Walker Sr. is also letting his temper rule his mouth. During Tuesday’s political forum, he was overheard telling Randy Hall on the stage, “I am gonna tear up your ass!” More concrete indication that the political giant feels the pressure. Political rivals of the state senator are also feeling the heat. The Augusta Chronicle reports this week that Reverend K.B. Martin’s Antioch Ministries has seen his funding from the Walker-controlled Augusta Neighborhood Improvement Corporation dry up. According to sources, Walker gave the word as soon as Martin endorsed Randy Hall to find whatever technicality or loophole it took to halt the payouts. It appears Martin’s group was behind on certain paperwork due ANIC, a deficiency that had never caused problems before. That was all the “cause” needed to yank the support. When you are a friend of the senator, you skate. When you take him on, you’d better have every I dotted, and every T crossed. Walker’s vindictive nature is legendary, so this is no real news. But it is interesting to watch his behavior deteriorate as he faces something he has never had to face before: A real challenge to his power. One final (but unrelated and humorous) note: If you ever needed irrefutable proof that the teachers’ unions in Augusta (and the rest of the state) were nothing more than the whores of the political left, take a gander at their endorsements of Charles Walker Jr. His opponent is a career educator with impeccable academic credentials. Maxi-Me, who has trouble spelling SAT, is about as qualified to debate education issues with Burns, as I am to debate quantum physics with Einstein. The man is a complete empty suit, or as was aptly stated in a description of him on “The Augusta Report” recently, “The clothes have no Emperor.” The teachers’ groups should be ashamed of themselves but, as they prove every election cycle, they have no shame. — The views expressed in this column are the views of the writer and do not necessarily represent the views of the publisher. The archived Austin Rhodes columns can now be seen at www.wgac.com.


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tate and local Republican (GOP) leaders were steamed last week when the powersthat-be at the Radisson Riverfront Hotel could not or would not work out the necessary security details to allow Vice President Dick Cheney to attend a fund-raiser for Max Burns, U.S. Congressional candidate for the 12th District. The end result: The secret service and entire advance team decided to move to the Sheraton Augusta Hotel less than 48 hours before the scheduled event. Republicans are furious. Local law enforcement officials are equally embarrassed by the move. Reliable sources report that the advance team for the vice president was totally unimpressed with the lack of cooperation on the part of the hotel. Cheney’s people met resistance at every turn in their effort to provide a secure building for the nation’s second in command. Finally, after continued problems, the vice president’s team left. Apparently, hotel management was not willing to do what is required for the vice president to make an appearance. Meanwhile, event planners report that the Sheraton Augusta Hotel “bent over backwards, on very short notice” to ensure the success of the vice president’s appear- Congressional Candidate ance. Max Burns Republican bigwigs have hosted several events at the Radisson in the past including speeches by former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, current Speaker Dennis Hastert, and U.S. Congressman Charlie Norwood. Just last month the state party convened a weekend retreat to motivate party candidates and worker bees for the November election. People from all over the state stayed at the hotel, ate at its restaurant, and relaxed at the hotel bar. In other words, Republicans have spent serious bucks at the Radisson. Whether the uncooperative attitude of the hotel will impact on the future business the GOP conducts with the Radisson remains to be seen.

Immediately after the brouhaha, several party loyalists were prepared to stay away from the Radisson in the future. On the Campaign Trail • A conventional wisdom, of sorts, is taking shape about the outcome of the mayoral election. Now that all candidates are engaged, political observers are betting that Mayor Bob Young will end up in a runoff with former Mayor Ed McIntyre. While Young has lost a lot of support during his four years as mayor, insiders Augusta Mayor Bob Young believe that more white voters will cast their ballots for Young than any of the other white candidates because they see him as the best choice of those running. We’ll see. • Bonnie Ruben’s campaign is gathering a little steam as many people who dislike Bob Young and cannot bring themselves to vote for Robin Williams are turning to Ruben as an option. A late-comer to the race, Ruben has a major uphill battle to finish as high as third place. • It is obvious why Charles Walker Jr. chose to sit out the televised debate with his 12th U.S. Congressional District opponent Max Burns. Walker said he couldn’t attend because he was opening his campaign headquarters, but the real reason is that Burns would have made him look totally inadequate. Burns is a college professor, is a former Fulbright scholar, has served in elected office, understands business, and is informed about the issues. The junior Walker has absolutely no credentials to match Burns and he is ill-equipped to debate Burns on any issue of substance. No doubt it is good campaign strategy to keep Walker Jr. off the stage with Burns but it would be helpful for voters to compare the two. —The views expressed in this column are the views of The Insider and do not necessarily represent the views of the publisher.

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arry Blackston was standing inside Blue Sky Kitchen, a popular restaurant on Broad Street that he co-owns, during last First Friday, and probably for the first time since the monthly downtown event began several years ago, he was unnerved by what he saw outside his window. Or rather what he couldn’t see. “I have about 600 to 700 square feet of glass around the restaurant and I was closed at the time, but you couldn’t see anything. You couldn’t even see Broad Street because there were bodies surrounding the windows,” Blackston said, during an Oct. 8 meeting of more than 50 downtown merchants and city officials at the Ramada Plaza Hotel on Broad Street to discuss the future of First Friday. “There were people urinating on my doors while I was standing there,” Blackston added. “Those types of crowds, they don’t need to be there at one o’clock in the morning.” In the last two months, Blackston said, he has seen the crowds at First Friday triple in size. “I’ve been in the center of First Friday for about seven years and up until a few months ago, after 11:30 (p.m.) or 12 o’clock there were no crowds. There were just people going from one business to another,” Blackston said. “But the people there last Friday were not going into businesses. They were just not moving.”

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Many patrons of Broad Street bars and restaurants were shocked to learn that following the conclusion of the First Friday festivities on Oct. 4, two downtown businesses – Louie J’s restaurant and the Metro coffeehouse – had their windows broken and deputies from the sheriff’s department were forced to pepper spray unruly crowds in order to get them to disperse and go home. Coco Rubio, owner of the Soul Bar, said he thinks one of the main reasons violence erupted early Saturday morning was because much of the public got the impression that the once monthly arts festival downtown had turned into a drunken street party. “I think the whole problem started when the question came up about the alcohol outside,” Rubio said, referring to a debate the event organizers had a few months ago regarding the city’s open-container policy. In August, the Main Street Augusta business organization announced that people attending the festival would not be allowed to drink alcohol while walking outdoors along Broad Street. Many people in the public objected to Main Street Augusta’s beefed-up position on the open-container policy. It was reported in The Augusta Chronicle that even Brenda Durant, executive director of the Arts Council, along with several downtown bar owners, planned to protest Main Street Augusta’s position by setting up a drink

stand that would distribute “tonic water with lemon slices in clear cups and beer cans filled with water.” As a result, Main Street Augusta backed off on its proposed strict enforcement of the open-container policy and people were told they were again allowed to casually stroll Broad Street during the monthly festival with a plastic cup of beer or wine in their hand. “Once it was clarified that you can drink outside, boom! We started having all these problems,” Rubio said. “I think the word got out, ‘Oh you can drink. It’s OK.’ And then all of a sudden thousands of people came out because they heard you can drink on the streets and no one is going to say anything.” Dan Perry, co-owner of D. Timm’s Jazz Cafe, said First Friday was initially created as an “art walk” along Broad Street to help local artists promote their artwork in the downtown galleries. “It was a great place to go,” Perry said. “My wife (Wendy Perry) is a local artist. She used to make great money on First Friday, especially in the month of November. Now, people come down here and get great art at low prices because there are so many artists on display – artists that aren’t even in the galleries during the regular month.” When local radio stations began doing live promotions of the event in the middle of Broad Street this year, Perry said First Friday began to quickly change. “First Friday has been fueled by the

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media,” Perry said, adding that the mayhem of last Friday night truly impacted all downtown businesses. “From midnight to 3 a.m., I did zilch. My place was emptied out because customers were concerned (about the rowdy crowds).” But Perry said having an empty restaurant was much better than the situation that places like the Soul Bar found themselves in. Perry explained that because of all the commotion on Broad Street, many customers at the Soul Bar were nervous about leaving the bar. “I mean, I really felt sorry for those guys like Coco (Rubio) that were trapped in their own building with their customers,” Perry said. “I mean, they were literally trapped in their own building. And a friend of mine had to call the sheriff’s department just to get out of their building. Just so they could lock up.” Richmond County Sheriff Ronnie Strength told the business owners that the public’s safety and the protection of their businesses was his No. 1 priority. “First Friday, when it started several years back, was a great idea. It’s still a great idea,” Strength said. “And I want to stress this: We didn’t have a problem with First Friday. First Friday was from five o’clock to 10 o’clock. We could have handled First Friday with six or eight officers.” Strength said the disruptions and violence continued on page 12


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continued from page 11 started after the law-abiding citizens went home after First Friday had concluded. “The problem started around 10:30 and 11 p.m. right on up to 3 o’clock in the morning,” Strength said. “We had, I’m told, a crowd estimated between 10,000 to 12,000 folks down there ... And 10,000 to 12,000 folks weren’t unruly. Please understand that. It would have been total chaos if that had been the case. We just had a lot of unruly folks to cause problems.” A total of 19 people were arrested along Broad Street and charged with disorderly conduct. Strength said law enforcement that night was difficult because, even with the additional deputies he had scheduled to work Friday night to handle the downtown crowd, there was approximately one officer for every 1,000 event-goers on Broad Street. “Twenty-five to 30 officers cannot handle 15,000 people that don’t want to do right. It can’t be done,” Strength said. “But what happened Friday is not going to happen again in Richmond County. Whatever we have to do we’ll do it.” Strength said he didn’t want to get into any specifics yet about the plans the sheriff’s department are preparing for the next scheduled First Friday on Nov. 1, but he said the city will be ready. He said he expects to have more details on his plans by the end of the week.

“We will be down here and we will have a tremendous presence of law enforcement officers,” Strength said. “I will have a response team standing by. It will be my last resort. But there will be a response team in full (riot) gear to do whatever they have to do to disperse unruly crowds.” The sheriff’s department will be taking a “zero tolerance” approach to violations of the law, Strength said, adding that the sheriff’s department is considering using a holding station or buses downtown to place groups of violators in custody until an officer has the opportunity to transport those people to jail. “If we have a crowd of 300 to 400 people throwing beer bottles, knocking windows out, fighting, running in and out of the street, we’ve got to disperse that crowd,” Strength said. “And we don’t do it with sticks. We don’t do it with guns. But we do have different chemicals (sprays) that we do use and we will use those to disperse the crowd.” While those chemical sprays usually hit their intended targets, Strength said sometimes innocent citizens are also affected. “We get the bad guys but we also do get some law-abiding people who just happen to be in there,” Strength said. “Gas doesn’t know who’s a law-abiding citizen and who’s not, but we’ve got to bust that crowd up because crowds cause problems. Especially when alcohol is used.” And Strength said the biggest problem with alcohol is not related to downtown business-

es allowing patrons to carry cups of beer along Broad Street. “Even though it is a (alcohol license) violation, if you have somebody in your business and they walk out with a beer, that’s not a problem,” Strength told the downtown business owners. “The problem is all these folks coming downtown with their own alcohol. There is no ordinance that says, you can’t leave your home, have a beer in the trunk of your car, go downtown and drink it. But there will be.” Strength said he is currently talking to County Attorney Jim Wall about drawing up an ordinance which would prohibit such behavior. But he explained that the city wanted to be very mindful about any alcohol ordinance that they establish and make sure that it doesn’t negatively impact lawful citizens. “I don’t want an ordinance so strict that it hurts the law-abiding citizens in the community and their businesses from 5 o’clock to 10 o’clock during First Fridays,” Strength said. “But we are really going to put some teeth into it after 10 o’clock.” Durant, executive director of the Greater Augusta Arts Council, and the members of Main Street Augusta also agreed that for the next First Friday, the arts festival should return to its roots. “What I would like to suggest for Nov. 1, which is the next First Friday, is that basically we go back to a very basic, quiet First Friday event,” Durant said.

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hen state House candidate Sue Burmeister decided on the final version of a logo and contribution request statement to go on her campaign mailers, she thought she had chosen a design and text that would resemble no others and communicate her individual character. Needless to say, when she saw another mailer circulating with an identical logo and text — save one or two words — and “Elect Bonnie Ruben for Mayor” emblazoned on it, she was irate. How could it be, Burmeister asked, that after a marketing firm in Alpharetta worked diligently to arrive at the unique logo and statement, Ruben had virtually the identical mailer? The answer, from Ruben’s own mouth, was simple: She saw Burmeister’s mailer, liked it, and took it to a local printer and asked him to make some just like it for her. “Yes I did. I did,” Ruben said, after talking with Burmeister about the matter. “I didn’t know that was wrong, but I found out now it is.” “Obviously, I got in the race late and we were collecting up information, trying to decide what would be the best, and hers was the best. It’s a compliment to Sue,” Ruben added. “I didn’t understand she had developed that logo herself. I thought it was a standard logo that came out of book because they had books with all kinds of political campaign signs in it, with just a hundred different versions, and I didn’t really look that closely at it. I said, ‘I really like what Sue has done. Can you do something like that?’” Even more than the similarity of the logo on Ruben’s mailer, however, was the text she used to solicit donations, which, with the exception of the word “mayor” substituted for “representative” and “will support” rather than “continue to support,” was identical to Burmeister’s solicitation statement. “We did. We used hers as a composite to make ours,” Ruben said, when asked about the apparent lifting of Burmeister’s words. “We did it. I didn’t know that was bad. I know it now.” Burmeister said she felt there was no plausible excuse for Ruben copying her mailer. “That (the text) is a personal note from me,” Burmeister said. “That’s plagiarism.” Burmeister said she first caught wind of Ruben’s mailer when a few of her supporters began calling her headquarters. Shortly after, Burmeister went to the post office to get her mail, she said. “And it was so funny, because when I left the office, I went to pick up my mail and, lo and behold, I had a letter (from Ruben),” Burmeister said. “And when I picked my mail up and saw that, I thought, ‘Oh my gosh.’” Burmeister said she had collaborated with an Alpharetta marketing agency for more than a month to arrive at her logo. She reviewed a total of four different designs, but none of them, she felt, spoke to her personality. Finally, Burmeister said, she decided on a design that incorporated parts of all the logos.

“I’m a little upset, because she’s (Ruben) touting in her letter that this is a campaign about integrity and character, and I’m like, excuse me,” Burmeister said. “And she can’t use the excuse that she’s a political novice, because, would she rip off another person in her profession like another hotel’s logo or another department store’s logo?” After the incident, Ruben said she had since apologized to Burmeister and agreed not to circulate any more material with the logo or text on it. “I wasn’t trying to copy her on purpose, I just thought ... it was stupid I guess,” Ruben said. “It never crossed

my mind to think there was anything wrong with it and I am sorry. It’s not copyrighted or anything like that, but I’m still sorry and I didn’t want to make Sue angry and I think we fixed it.” Burmeister said she had accepted Ruben’s apology, but still wasn’t happy about it. “I still don’t like the fact, but my mission isn’t to make enemies with everybody,” Burmeister said. “I just wanted her to understand what she actually did and how long it takes to design logos specifically for a person. “And I told her that. It was costly and it was timeconsuming to develop that. And it was mine.”

“I’m a little upset, because she’s (Ruben) touting in her letter that this is a campaign about integrity and character, and I’m like, excuse me.” – Sue Burmeister


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riving into downtown Sparta, Ga., visitors are welcomed by a commanding two-tiered clock tower atop a Victorian-style brick courthouse located in the center of the town’s public square. This magnificent building along Broad Street is the Hancock County Courthouse. In the Historic Sparta Guidebook, the courthouse is described as an architectural “masterpiece” of the 1880s that sits on a ridge overlooking the small, 1,500-person community located in the heart of Georgia’s old Cotton Belt. Little do most visitors to Sparta know as they gaze up at the handsome courthouse that it was once the setting for one of the state’s most controversial court trials – a trial that would grab the nation’s attention by challenging the strict racial boundaries that divided this country in the 19th Century. “It all began back in 1849, when David Dickson, one of the wealthiest men in Hancock County, raped one of his mother’s slaves – a woman named Julia, who was actually only 12 years old at the time,” said Cleventeen Walker, director of the Sparta-Hancock Museum. “David was riding through his cotton fields one day and he picked Julia up on his horse, road off with her and raped her. Nine months later, a child was born named Amanda America Dickson.” The birth of that baby girl would change the face of Sparta forever, Walker said. “David Dickson was a big land owner in Sparta; in fact, he was the largest cotton grower in Hancock County,” Walker said. “In those days, it wasn’t uncommon for a planta-

tion owner to get a slave pregnant, but it was uncommon for the plantation owner to raise that child as his own. “But that’s how David treated Amanda. He and his mother raised Amanda in their house as though she was white.” Walker said that David adored Amanda and provided her with many luxuries that even a white child would envy. “David gave Amanda nice clothes, taught her to read and write and sent her to some of the best schools in the country,” Walker said. “He even bathed her in milk to lighten her skin and let her name some of the newborn slaves so she could play like they were her own. He sheltered her a lot.” Walker said many citizens of Sparta knew the secret about David’s “outside family,” but selectively ignored this indiscretion because David was such a prominent figure in the city. It wasn’t until David’s sudden death on Feb.

18, 1885 that the community had to face the truth that Amanda was David’s biracial child, Walker said. And that truth quickly became a harsh reality when David’s lawyers submitted his will to Hancock County’s probate officials. “David left Amanda the majority of his estate, which included about 17,000 acres valued at approximately $500,000,” Walker said. “Back in that era, Amanda became known as the richest African-American in the United States.” David’s white relatives were given only a few thousand acres in Texas and Washington County, Ga., and a total of $20,000 in cash. “And, oh Lord, that’s when the fighting began,” Walker said. Despite the fact that David specifically warned his relatives in his will that if anyone challenged his wishes, their inheritance would be automatically revoked, 79 white relatives from all over the Southeast decided to

“In those days, it wasn’t uncommon for a plantation owner to get a slave pregnant, but it was uncommon for the plantation owner to raise that child as his own.”

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– Cleventeen Walker, director of the Sparta-Hancock Museum

challenge David’s will on the basis that Amanda wasn’t really his daughter. As a tribute to the struggles Amanda was forced to endure and the impact her life had on the area, the Sparta-Hancock Museum recently announced the creation of a permanent exhibit entitled, “The Dickson Family: An Elite Biracial Family in 19th Century Georgia.” The exhibit, which officially opened in August, focuses primarily on the research of Kent Anderson Leslie, author of “Woman of Color, Daughter of Privilege,” a book based on the life of Amanda America Dickson. Leslie’s book was later made into a Showtime movie called “A House Divided” featuring actress Jennifer Beals, star of the hit 1980s film, “Flash Dance,” as Amanda. “Dr. Leslie has been a jewel in helping us get the information we needed for this exhibit,” Walker said, as she walked around the small museum located at 325 Broad Street in Sparta. The exhibit currently contains mainly information boards telling visitors of the life story of Amanda Dickson. The only personal items on display from Amanda and the Dickson household are some silverware, a few quilts, two of Amanda’s bracelets, a composition book and a unique watch string. “This was David Dickson’s watch string and it’s actually made of Amanda’s hair,” Walker said. “That used to be a custom to make watch strings from a loved one’s hair. One of the quilts Amanda made that we have at the museum was sewn together from scrap paper and clothing from the household. You can still see some of the writing on the paper that was used. Amanda’s great, great, great, grand niece loaned us that quilt.”


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Walker said the exhibit may be small in size now, but she expects that it will continue to grow with help from some of the Dicksons’ distant relatives. “I think this exhibit is going to put Sparta on the map,” Walker said. “I’m getting some more artifacts soon from the family. And we’re hoping to take the exhibit on the road in January and the first stop will probably be Augusta. After all, that’s where Amanda Dickson ultimately retired and is buried.” Walker said that she has already been contacted by the Lucy Craft Laney Museum about the exhibit. “After David Dickson died and Amanda had to go through the long court trial to fight for her inheritance, Amanda moved to Augusta and bought a large house on Telfair Street,” Walker said, referring to a home located in the 400-block of Telfair Street which is now the law offices of attorney Sam Maguire. “I think after all Amanda went through, she just wanted to get out of Sparta and start somewhere new. And Augusta was a perfect choice.”

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According to Leslie’s book, the 1885 Dickson will trial was not only nasty, but a huge public spectacle. Hancock County was suffering from severe financial and agricultural losses following the Civil War and many of the plantations weren’t ever able to recover. Sparta was now a very poor town filled with citizens that had a lot of time on their hands. “The white citizens of Hancock County anticipated the trial with excitement,’” Leslie wrote. “Because money was scarce, public entertainments were simple. Speeches for and against the demon liquor attracted crowds.” Therefore, Leslie stated a court trial involving David Dickson, once known as the “Prince of Georgia Farmers,” was high drama. And the claims that the Dickson family were leveling against Amanda were pointed. “The disgruntled white relatives brought suit on several grounds,” Leslie wrote. “They argued that the will should not be admitted to probate because it was not the ‘act and will of David Dickson’; that Dickson was not of sound and disposing mind at the time of writing the will; that he was unduly influenced by Amanda and Julia Dickson; that Amanda was not David’s child; and that the will was ‘in its scheme, its nature and tendencies illegal and immoral, contrary to the policy of the state and of the law.’”

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AMANDA DICKSON’S GRAVE IN CEDAR GROVE “On November 16, 1885 the drama began in the Superior Court room of the recently completed Hancock County Courthouse,” Leslie wrote. “The citizens of Hancock County had begun constructing the courthouse in 1880 and completed it in 1883. The stately old building still stands on a ridge that runs through the center of Sparta. “Ironically, in 1885, David Dickson’s estate still owned $28,000 in Hancock County Courthouse bonds, or 90 percent of the $30,000 that the citizens borrowed to construct this ‘masterpiece of Victorian architecture.’”

According to Walker, media came from all around the nation to sit in the courthouse’s pine pews and cover the trial. “The trial was covered by papers from New York, Atlanta, New Orleans and those closer to home like Macon and Augusta,” Walker said. “I think the white relatives’ main argument was that Amanda wasn’t David’s daughter. Also they said Amanda and her mother, Julia, had too much influence over David. The lawyers for David’s relatives pointed out that Julia managed some of David’s money and was in charge of all of the household matters.”

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In Leslie’s book, she writes of one of David’s nephews, S.D. Rogers, who testified that David’s relationship with Julia was much more like man and wife than employer and employee. “I was down there on a visit and he (David) had a house girl by the name of Lett, and she made a complaint to him that some articles that he had given her had been destroyed; they were some articles of dress trimming,” Rogers is quoted as saying in Leslie’s book. “They all started a search for it, Lett and some other girls he had about the house there, and I think Lett called his attention to the back door where Julia was standing, cutting up this trimming. “He (David) asked Julia what she was doing and she made no reply at all, and he hit her with a cowhide, and I think she hit him. Anyway they had a lively little scuffle.” Rogers told the court that Julia actually jumped on David and tried to whip him with the cowhide and that afterward David was terribly upset that he had struck Julia. Tyler Harris, a black worker on the Dickson farm, also told the court that once Julia threatened to leave the farm, causing David to cry and beg her to stay. According to Leslie’s book, four witnesses during the trial said they had seen David and Julia kiss. All of this evidence was meant to prove that Julia had undue influence over David when he drew up his will. The white relatives also tried to argue that Amanda was actually the daughter of David’s brother, Green, owing to her likeness to Green’s alleged mulatto daughter, Jane Wilder. However, a well-respected physician in Hancock County, Dr. E. W. Alfriend, testified to the contrary. He said he was in the Dickson household one day and noticed Amanda playing in the same room. “I asked Julia whose it was; I thought I had discovered some traces of resemblance to Mr. (David) Dickson, and rather thought that it presented Mr. Dickson’s features,” Alfriend is quoted as saying in Leslie’s book. “She (Julia) told me that it was her child; I told her I supposed it was, but asked if she didn’t have any assistance in getting it. “She asked me if I could see any favor, and that I might judge from my favor; I told her I wouldn’t risk my judgment on the favor, and asked her why she declined to tell; she then told me, I thought at the time, rather reluctantly, that it was ‘Massa David’s.’” Julia herself even testified in court that there was no way that Amanda was anyone else’s child but David’s, because at 12 years old, she

“After David Dickson died and Amanda had to go through the long court trial to fight for her inheritance, Amanda moved to Augusta and bought a large house on Telfair Street. I think after all Amanda went through, she just wanted to get out of Sparta.”

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had not been with any other man. During the cross-examination of Julia, a lawyer for the white family asked her: “How did David Dickson find out that Amanda was his own child?” Julia simply replied, “Very likely a man would know; because he was at the getting of her and because he knew nobody wasn’t having anything to do with me but him; nobody there but him.” To the white relatives’ shock, within 20 minutes the Superior Court jurors upheld David’s will claiming that “every man in this state has the right to will his property to whom he pleases.” But David’s white relatives were determined not to give up. On March 1886, they filed an appeal with the Georgia Supreme Court. Leslie writes that, because of the death of one of the judges following the state Supreme Court hearing, a verdict was delayed eight months. Finally on June 13, 1887 Judge Samuel Hall rendered an opinion upholding the Superior Court’s ruling based on Amanda’s 14th Amendment rights. The judge’s opinion reportedly asked lawyers to “look to your law books for the law, and not to your brain.” “The Georgia constitution declared that all citizens of the United States residing in the state were citizens,” Hall wrote in his opinion. “Therefore, whatever rights and privileges belong to a white concubine or a bastard white woman and her children, under the laws of Georgia, belong also to a colored woman and her children, under like circumstances.”

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After the trials, Walker said Amanda was ready to leave Sparta, but before she left, she gave Hancock County one final present. Once David’s will was officially upheld, she stood on the steps of the Hancock County Courthouse and told the citizens of Sparta that any debt they owed her father was forgiven. Then, Amanda jumped on a train bound for Augusta with her mother, Julia, and her two children, Julian and Charles. The two children were the result of Amanda’s failed marriage to her first cousin on David’s side, Charles Eubanks. The exhibit at the Sparta-Hancock Museum states the reason Amanda chose to live in Augusta was because she considered it a cosmopolitan Southern city. In 1890, Augusta was the third largest city in Georgia behind Atlanta and Savannah. It was a place where Amanda could live in peace, without controversy. Amanda was also allowed to live in comfort as a result of her inheritance. The home which she purchased on Telfair Street cost approximately $6,098 and had seven bedrooms, a library, a hall, a dining room, a parlor and a kitchen. According to Leslie’s book, Amanda was already familiar with Augusta before she moved to the city in 1887. She had reportedly traveled to Augusta before and stayed at a house David Dickson owned on Greene Street. But Leslie points out that Amanda’s experi-

ence in Augusta was vastly different than most blacks and even poor whites living in the city. “City services were archaic and deteriorating in the 1880s and 1890s, especially in the white factory settlements and in the poor black section south of Gwinnett Street known as ‘The Territories,’” Leslie wrote. “In these sections, water pipes were constructed from hollow logs and septic fields bubbled to the surface producing green scum and foul odors about which the citizens complained to no avail.” In the 1880s, the schools, hospitals, cemeteries and community churches were all segregated and, according to Leslie, only six black families owned property worth $6,000 or more. But Amanda found herself accepted in Augusta. “It becomes clear that (Amanda’s neighborhood) was the hub of Augusta’s civic, social, and business life for both black and white citizens,” Leslie wrote. “Amanda’s immediate neighbors included two bank presidents: C.H. Phinizy, president of the Georgia Railroad and Banking company, Augusta’s largest bank, at 510 Greene Street, and Z. McCord, president of the National Bank of Augusta, at 444 Greene Street.” On July 14, 1892, Amanda married Nathan Toomer, father of the noted Harlem Renaissance author Gene Toomer, who wrote “Cane,” based on his experiences in Hancock County. Nathan Toomer moved into Amanda’s house, but not long after their marriage, Amanda’s health began to fail. Because of her status in the community, she was treated by some of the best doctors at the Medical College of Georgia. Leslie writes that Amanda’s physician, Dr. Thomas Coleman described Amanda as a “a woman of delicate constitution, who suffered from chronic bronchitis, uterine trouble, premature menopause, wandering pains, catarrh of the stomach and muscular rheumatism.” However, by May 1893, Amanda’s health improved to the point that she appeared almost cured. But Amanda’s good health didn’t last long because a crisis occurred in the family. Amanda’s youngest son, Charles, became infatuated with Nathan’s 14-year-old daughter, Mamie Toomer. Charles, who was 23 at the time, was already married to a woman named Kate Holsey — the daughter of a prominent black family from Augusta. “Nathan and Amanda were so disturbed by the ensuing events that on March 10, 1893, they placed Mamie in the care of the mother superior of the Oblate Sisters of Providence,” Leslie writes. “They warned the mother superior that Charles might try

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to kidnap the child.” Amanda and Nathan were right. Charles traveled up to Maryland and tried to check Mamie out of the convent, but the mother superior became suspicious and warned Amanda and Nathan. Amanda and Nathan jumped on the next train to Baltimore. In the meantime, Charles came up with a scam to kidnap Mamie. Leslie writes that he hired a “hackman” to appear in court pretending to sue Charles’ brother-in-law. The plan included Mamie being called to court to testify as a witness where Charles would abduct Mamie. “During the proceedings, the judge became suspicious and postponed the hearing,” Leslie wrote. “Nathan and Amanda arrived in Baltimore and went to the magistrate to explain the situation.” Charles’ plan was foiled and Mamie was sent back to the convent. On June 7, 1893, Nathan and Amanda bought two first-class tickets on a train headed to Augusta. Little did they know as soon as one tragedy ended, another was about to begin. “Unknown to the Toomers and the ticket agent in Baltimore, William G. Green, the general manager of the Richmond and Danville Railroad, had sent out a directive on June 4, 1893, informing all conductors that all Pullman cars on the New York to Augusta line would thereafter be terminated at Columbia, South Carolina for ‘economy sake,’” Leslie wrote. On June 8, the Toomers reached Columbia and their car was disconnected from the train and left sitting in the hot South Carolina sun. When the conductor learned of the mistake, he apologized and promised to send the Toomers home the next day. But the longer Amanda sat in the sweltering freight train, the more distraught she became. “During the night, Amanda was intermittently unconscious and at dawn Nathan sent a messenger for a doctor,” Leslie wrote. “Amanda got dehydrated and was apparently in shock,” Walker said, as she stood at the final information panel of the museum’s exhibit. “They were able to leave Columbia that afternoon and made it to Augusta that evening, but it was too late. Amanda was so exhausted and upset that she died a few days later.” Amanda died on June 11, 1893 in her home in Augusta. Leslie writes that the Haggie Brothers Funeral Home handled her burial. The first-class funeral services were reportedly held in the Trinity Colored Methodist Episcopal Church. Amanda was buried in Cedar Grove, one of Augusta’s black cemeteries. Her large Toomer tombstone states, “Sacred to the Memory of Amanda Dickson Toomer. A True Christian, a loving wife, a devoted mother and daughter.” Walker said it’s fitting that Amanda was buried in Augusta, a place where she was able to find so much peace, but for residents of Sparta, Hancock County will always be Amanda’s true home. “Amanda and David Dickson are a major part of Hancock County’s past,” Walker said. “This exhibit shows that David’s love for Amanda crossed racial lines, much to the dismay of his white relatives. David gave Amanda his great wealth because he recognized Amanda as his daughter and he loved her dearly. She was his family.”

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irst, you will see Don Jose fall to the ground in slow motion, dead at the hands of a firing squad, under orders from the Captain of the Guard (Jaime Burcham), his former commanding officer. And all because of the strange power this girl Carmen has had over him. Don Jose’s desire cost him a glorious career, a promising future, his loving fiancée and, ultimately, his life. If this is your first ballet, and you sit close enough, you may just be stricken by the emotion on the dancers’ faces as they act the parts, without the benefit of spoken lines. But the absence of speech (other than the friar’s narration) doesn’t take away from the story. “That is one thing that sets us apart a little bit from most companies. It’s not just about dancing steps, virtuosity. All of our works are dramatic,” said Peter Powlus, resident choreographer of Augusta Ballet. This will be the third time Powlus has directed “Carmen.” His first was in 1993. So there’s a little bit of extra feeling that goes with the experience on his part. “Well, it brings back a lot of fond memories to me,” he said, “because this was my first full-length ballet.” One of the things he enjoyed the most, he said, was the planning. “It’s pretty intimidating going through the process,” he said. “But all the collaboration was really special and exciting, just thinking about how we wanted to interpret it. “So I have very fond memories of it creatively.” When doing a full-length piece, he said, what strikes him the most is the collaboration it takes just to pull it off. Asked if he is doing anything now that he did not do in his first production of Carmen, he said, yes, there is. “In fact,” he said, “there was one particular piece of music that we didn’t get to use the first time around. The second time, we came up with the idea of doing the prison cell scene.” In that scene, Don Jose (Thomas Shoemaker) is languishing in his cell and is visited, first by his fiancée Micaela (Jaquelyn Prentice McKinney), and then by his obsession, the wild woman Carmen (Ericka Shannon). “It’s a very important turning point,” Powlus said. “Is he going on with his engagement with Micaela, or is he going

to try to follow along with Carmen?” He is drawn, Powlus said, like a moth to the deadly flame. And he said that the scene is important dramatically, because it allows them to show the contrast between the two women, “in no uncertain terms.” In fact, he said, the story is built around contrasts, such as religion versus superstition. “The thing that became interesting to us... You know we have the gypsy hag character. She’s always on the edge of things, and always seems to be around when things happen. The Friar gave a good balance with her, throughout the whole show.” “The Friar represents Catholicism when you want to get right down to it,” Powlus

added. “A more traditional point of view. So you have those two polar opposites. That’s the main conflict.” But this man of God (Antonio Scales) turns out to be much more than just a religious figurehead as he watches, helplessly, these events unfold around people he knows and cares for, people who have confessed their sins to him. People to whom he has, perhaps, given absolution. “He feels partially responsible for the tragedy at the end,” Powlus said. He is the one we identify with, Powlus added, the one who tells us how to feel about the story. “He brings a very human element to it. He brings the audience to it. He’s a lot

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more like us, more than the other characters,” Powlus said. “They’re extreme. Don Jose is a future general of the army. He’s not an everyday kind of guy.” Powlus calls him “every man’s friar.” We asked about the costuming. He said that ballet costuming has to be somewhat simple, because, well – the dancers still have to dance. As far as the set, he said, he chose to go minimalist. Written by Prosper Mérimée, the novel “Carmen” was first published in October of 1845 in Paris. Powlus said it was first interpreted as a ballet, then later as an opera. He alluded to Augusta Ballet’s own decision to begin with Don Jose’s execution before showing the audience the events that led up to his death. “In the book, it really jumps around,” he said. “It starts with a writer of travelogues meeting up with a bandit, who turns out to be Don Jose.” The first part of the story, he said, is flashback. The second half just follows from the writer’s meeting with Don Jose, working its way toward the execution. “There are a lot of interesting elements,” he said. One treat that the audience will experience is enjoying the performances of the five newest members of the Augusta Ballet, whose names Sarah Shoemaker, who handles media relations for the company, provided to The Spirit: Rob Royce and JJ Stapleton portray soldiers; Emily Conelly portrays Mercedes; Charlotte Loyd and Jessica King portray two of the gypsies. “It’s very exciting,” Powlus said. “They’re a very good bunch of dancers. They fit right in; they work hard; they’re very nice to have. This is the biggest turnover in a single season we’ve ever really had in the company. So it’s been an exciting year.” The Imperial Theatre will be transformed into Seville, Spain, on Oct. 11-12 at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $12-$36 and may be purchased by calling the Augusta Ballet Box Office at (706) 261-0555, or by visiting the Ballet office in the Sacred Heart Cultural Center at 1301 Greene Street, Suite 204. Season packages may still be purchased for tickets to the 2002-2003 Season of Classics. For more info on the company, visit www.augustaballet.org.

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f you like music, then this is your week. We’ve got everything from Augusta Symphony bringing Three Mo’ Tenors to the Bell Auditorium Oct. 15, to the Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society bringing The Alma Trio to Augusta State University Oct. 11. Our very own Augusta Jazz Project will be playing at the Julian Smith Casino, also on the 11th, and Augusta Concert Band will continue their Twilight Pops on the River series at the Jessye Norman Amphitheatre Oct. 13. Augusta Symphony Brings Three Mo’ Tenors Ever notice how tenors seem to come in threes? First there were the original Three Tenors: Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras, also known as “the other guy” by people who have room in their heads for only two tenors at a time. Then, for the “Danny Boy” set, who don’t prefer to hear their Irish songs off-key and in a pub, the way God meant them to be heard, there are the Irish Tenors, Ronan Tynan, Anthony Kearns and Finbar Wright. Of course, after that, the Russians had to get in on the act with – you guessed it – the Three Russian Tenors, Josef Shalaymev, Vyacheslav Polosoy and Anatolly Rykunov. I officially give up trying to learn the names of famous tenors. And if that isn’t enough – and it obviously isn’t – we now have Three Mo’ ...Tenors, that is. Three Mo’ Tenors could have very easily followed the trend and called themselves the “Three African-American Tenors,” but they decided to have a little fun. You’ll notice in their photographs that, instead of the stilted “I’m smiling for the camera” expressions apparent on the faces of the other tenors, Three Mo’ Tenors flash big, toothy grins.

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There’s an energy there, as if one of them were about to say, “Hurry up with this photograph! We’ve got things to do!” And man, do they do a lot of things. Musical styles, that is. The beginning of a program will be similar to those of the other groups: Three tuxedo-swaddled men walk calmly out on stage and knock em’ dead with opera. Not only do they perform the trio “La Donne e Mobile,” but they each give solo renditions as well. Thomas Young does Puccini’s “Nessun Dorma,” which is a favorite of Pavarotti’s; Rodrick Dixon sings Donizetti’s “Ah! Mes Amis,” and Victor Trent Cook does Scarlatti’s “O’ Cessate di Piagarmi.” Then they really get down. Jackets and ties are sacrificed to the art of having fun and getting the audience as excited as they can be. They do Broadway tunes, gospel, jazz and soul, with a repertoire that includes Gladys Knight and the Pips’ “Midnight Train to Georgia” and Stephen Sondheim’s “Send in the Clowns.” Three Mo’ Tenors will be doing their thing Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. in the Bell Auditorium as the Pops! At the Bell season opener, under the direction of Maestro Donald Portnoy. General admission is $35, $28 and $10. Student admission is $5-$14 per person. Season tickets for the Pops! Series can be requested by phone at (706) 826-4705, fax at (706) 826-4735 or e-mail to Donnabranch@augustasymphony.org. For more info about the Augusta Symphony, visit www.augustasymphony.org. For info about Three Mo’ Tenors, visit www.threemotenors.com. Chamber Music Society Brings The Alma Trio Patricia Shands, who plays clarinet for The Alma Trio is from Auburn, Ala. She is a woman who laughs easily and says there are things she

The Alma Trio hardly recognizes about her hometown anymore, but that it still feels familiar and peaceful. She also has an interesting story about where The Alma Trio got its name. They took it from a man who touched all of their lives – her former teacher Gabor Rejto, who had an “Alma Trio” of his own decades ago. “I studied with him when I was in LA getting my masters. He was a wonderful man, a big-hearted person, very generous with his musical gifts.” Pianist Rick Rowley, she said, heard the original Alma Trio very early in his life. In fact, it was his first chamber music concert, and it inspired him to begin playing. And cellist Peter Rejto, well – is his son. “Peter inherited his instrument from his dad,” Shands said, and his talent as well. “Peter’s father played an instrumental role in each of our lives in the group,” she said. Catching herself in a pun, she laughed. Friday night at Augusta State University’s performing arts theatre, they will perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Trio for Piano, Clarinet and Violoncello, Op. 11; Michael Glinka’s Trio Pathetique in D minor for Clarinet, Cello and Piano; and Johannes Brahms’ Trio for Piano, Clarinet and Violoncello, Op. 114. The concert will be preceded by a 7:30 artists’ talk about the trio and the program and will be moderated by the Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society Artistic Director, Dr. Alan Drake. Music will commence at 8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the door. For info, call (706) 736-9098. AJP and Augusta Concert Band Get Down If you want to dance, but not in a smokey nightclub, then the Julian Smith Casino is the place you need to be Oct. 11, for “Jazz at the Julian” with Rudy Volkmann and his band of jazz players.

Challenged to explain just what makes this particular concert so great, Volkmann rose to the occasion. “Well, what makes it a great concert is that people can dance to it.” Eureka! That’s what they’re doing at the Julian Smith Casino. “People got tired of sitting at the Imperial,” he said. “Sitting in their seats and tapping their feet real hard.” He’s planning a little waltz, a little tango. And they will be playing a recent Volkmann original called “The Meadowfest Shuffle,” named for a music event he attended over the summer where a hoard of 1950s and ‘60s bands, including his old college band The Titans, congregated. When I asked how his tune went, he bebopped it for me over the phone. It’s a Lindy, which was a style of dance music popular in the 1930s. Betty Boop’s little “boo-boo-be-doo” thing that she does follows that beat, he said. Ben Easter of the Augusta Concert Band said his group will probably play a march or two, along with selections by Cole Porter and the Beach Boys, as well as a few pieces from Les Misérables. Not to mention a few of the fight songs from local colleges. That’s the fun of the Twilight Pops on the River series – it’s an eclectic mix of songs that everyone loves. “This concert will be a little on the long side,” he said, adding that it will probably last about an hour and 15 minutes. It starts at 7 p.m., and it’s free. And it’s at the Jessye Norman Amphitheatre at the Riverwalk. If you would like to cut the rug with the Augusta Jazz Project, then come to the Julian Smith Casino, 8 p.m. Oct. 11. General admission is $15, or $10 with groups of 10 or more. Student price is $5. Tickets are available at the door, but if you would like to order them, call (706) 651-8712 or e-mail tickets@augustajazz.com.


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r. Jana Sandarg, who spends her days teaching Augusta State University students about the Spanish language and culture, and sharing stories with them about her trips to Spanish-speaking countries, spoke excitedly about this weekend’s Hispanic Festival. She began with Diablos Cojuelos, a dance group from the Dominican Republic, who will be attending the festival. The name, Sandarg said, translates to “Limping Devils.” And she said that they really, really want to come here. To see us. “They’re flying here on their own to come dance at our festival,” Sandarg said. But the main performers will be Rayo Norteño, a band from Greenwood. Sandarg says they play different styles of music from Mexican to Caribbean. And they will be performing at the street dance on Saturday evening. The band is known for a style of playing that could be called “Tex-Mex.” It features button accordion, bajo sexto, drums and electric bass guitar. The bajo sexto, according to juststrings.com, is a Mexican bass guitar that resembles a 12-string and is tuned an octave lower. Also performing will be a local Puerto Rican group called Kikiriki, who played at last year’s festival as well. At 8 p.m. on Saturday night, Sandarg said, Miss Latina will be crowned, and there will be a booth where people can check out the new electronic voting machines. And, it allows voters to check their choices and even change them if they have made a mistakes. Brochures in Spanish will accompany the voting machines. And that’s not all. “We have displays of all the Spanish-speaking countries that are bilingual,” Sandarg said. In addition to that, there will be arts and crafts from the many countries featured, as well as different cuisines to sample.

But for the less brave, or maybe for the kids, there will be pizza, Sandarg said. There is sure to be something for everyone. “It’s a good variety,” she added, and said that one of her former students is going to perform a flamenco. Flamenco is a Spanish dance that strives to convey strong emotion, rather than tell a story. It is characterized by dramatic movements of the body, and is often associated with gypsies, who are in turn associated with passion and wild freedom. If you missed Flamenco Vivo! Carlota Santana last weekend, then here is another chance to catch a live flamenco performance. You may never be the same. A children’s booth will be available. “There will be little elementary kids from Lake Forest Elementary singing and dancing in Spanish,” Sandarg said. “These little kids are going to just blow you away,” Sandarg said. “Saturday early afternoon they’re going to perform and they’re so cute.” Sandarg had gone through her list of activities pretty quickly and with great excitement, but at that point, she took a deep breath. “It’s going to be chock full ... ah ... I’m tired just thinking about it.” At the time of the interview, she said, they were still adding to their list of performers. A Colombian dancer had just been included, so there’s no telling what you will encounter when you arrive. There will definitely, however, be a street dance, with a live band, and a band concert, Sandarg said, adding that it will go all night – well at least until the city ordinance requires everyone to quit having fun and go home. The festival takes place at the Riverwalk Saturday, Oct. 12, from noon until 10 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 13, from noon until 6 p.m. Admission is free. For information call 7371500, or visit www.acha.webvena.com.

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The Banger Sisters (R) — Goldie Hawn plays Suzet te, who is fired from her job as resident bar babe of a Sunset Strip rock club. With her free identity now turning to chaos, Suzet te wobbles of f to Phoenix to beg money and maybe soul suppor t from the longgone other half of the Banger Sisters. But past groupie Vinnie (Susan Sarandon) is now Lavinia, upscale lawyer's wife and mom of two contrasting girls (Erika Christensen, Eva Amurri), who rail against her fussy squareness, yet rely on her profoundly. Suzet te shows up as a time warp, wearing pink and leather and hair like a mosh pit, and shakes everyone loose. What about all the groupies who died of booze or drugs or AIDS? If you need to make that point, you're way too square for the funny spirit and good company of "The Banger Sisters." Cast: Goldie Hawn, Susan Sarandon, Geof frey Rush, Erika Christensen, Eva Amurri, Robin Thomas. Running time: 1 hr., 34 mins. (Elliot t) ★★★ Barbershop (PG-13) — In this day in the wacky life of a Chicago salon, the rapper/actor Ice Cube drops his rough, gruf f image to play Calvin, the current owner of the barbershop. The shop was passed down to him from his dad and has been a mainstay of the community for years. Calvin couldn't care less, because he has a pregnant wife and wants to make money fast. In a moment of stupidity, he sells the place to the neighborhood loan shark. Af ter spending a day talking with customers and fellow barbers, he realizes the impor tance of the shop. He then has to buy back the shop at double the price. Meanwhile at the barbershop itself, tensions begin to rise. Cast: Ice Cube, Anthony Anderson, Sean Patrick Thomas, Eve, Troy Garity, Michael Ealy and Cedric the Enter tainer. Running time: 1 hr., 42 mins. (McCormick) ★★★ Blood Work (R) — Clint Eastwood looks worse than weathered as Terry McCaleb, retired from the FBI af ter a serial killer drove him to a hear t at tack. McCaleb's cardiologist (Anjelica Huston) can't believe it when McCaleb swings into detective work two months af ter get ting a hear t transplant. Graciella (Wanda De Jesus), who urges him to take the case that flummoxes the rather lazy cops, is the angry sister of a murdered woman whose hear t McCaleb is now pumping. "Blood Work" gives early promise of being one of the rare, adult Hollywood movies this summer,

then bungles. It has enticing story touches, but flops into a hectic cascade of bizarre revelations and then pure plot pulp on a wrecked ship. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Jef f Daniels, Wanda De Jesus, Anjelica Huston, Tina Lif ford, Paul Rodriguez, Dylan Walsh. Running time: 1 hr., 51 mins. (Elliot t) ★★ Blue Crush (PG-13) — It's about girls who work at cleaning a big Oahu hotel, but their hear ts are in their bikinis, and their bikinis are usually in the wild sur f. It's in the sur f that gorgeous Anne Marie (Kate Boswor th) has her big tif f with envious pal Eden (Michelle Rodriguez), teaches board skills to visiting quar terback and lover Mat t (Mat thew Davis), stares into the thong of her soul and, finally, faces the supreme test of the Pipe Masters competition on Oahu's nor th shore. Director John Stockwell knows the stakes here. He has a sur fer in danger and the girls give us the ugly truth of it: "Oooh" and "Heavy out there" and "That's got ta hur t." It makes "Point Break" seem like "Lord Jim." Cast: Kate Boswor th, Mat thew Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Sanoe Lake, Mirka Boorem, Faizon Love. Running time: 1 hr., 39 mins. (Elliot t) ★★ The Bourne Identity (PG-13) — Bourne (Mat t Damon) was sent to kill a risky African leader on a yacht, had an at tack of qualms, then plunged overboard with holes in his back. He was saved by fishermen, the captain an amateur doctor who pulls the rounds out of Bourne and ex tracts an implant that has the number of a Swiss bank account. In an identity fog, though now with money and passpor ts, and reflexively gif ted with all his trained skills — his sour CIA boss, Conklin (Chris Cooper), decides to snuf f Bourne as "a malfunctioning $30 million piece of equipment" — Bourne zips to Paris af ter emptying the deposit box in Zurich. "The Bourne Identity" has the identity of potent enter tainment. Cast: Mat t Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Clive Owen, Brian Cox, Julia Stiles. Running time: 2 hrs. (Elliot t) ★★★1/2 Brown Sugar (PG-13) — "Brown Sugar " is a romantic comedy focusing on two childhood friends who have both found success in the world of hip-hop: one is an A&R executive at a record label and the other is the editor of a glossy music mag. Even though they’re both involved with others, the two find that they may have already found love – years ago with

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each other. Cast: Sanaa Latham, Taye Diggs, Queen Latifah, Mos Def. The Country Bears (G) — This benign, liveaction film follows bear cub Beary Bearington (voiced by Haley Joel Osment) as he reunites his musical idols, The Country Bears. Af ter lit tle Beary convinces the bit ter rock icons that they still need each other, the woolly second-grader makes peace with his own adopted human family. The 10-and-under crowd will love these blinking, harmonizing, restaurant-dining bears. Music-star cameos (Elton John, Willie Nelson, Queen Latifah) make the film slightly easier to digest for the tolerant parent. Running time: 1 hr., 25 mins. (Diamond) ★★ The Four Feathers (PG-13) — Heath Ledger stars as Harry, who looks even bet ter than most of the men in a scarlet Victorian uniform. Soon af ter engaging to marry the of ficer's gorgeous daughter Ethne (Kate Hudson) and learning that the regiment is being dispatched to the Sudan for war, Harry loses his nerve and resigns. Four white feathers are sent to Harry, stigmas of disgust and banishment. The engagement dissolves. The regiment leaves. Soon Harry will follow, and he must find his mates in the huge, cruel Sudan. "Four Feathers" has the reality of pain and endurance. It's macho without much hokum. Cast: Heath Ledger, Kate Hudson, Wes Bentley, Djimon Hounsou, Tim Piggot t-Smith, Michael Sheen. Running time: 2 hrs. (Elliot t) ★★★1/2 Jonah: A Veggie Tales Movie (G) — The animated group of vegetables that stars in the

"Veggie Tales" car toons comes to the big screen in "Jonah." A van of singing veggies breaks down in front of a strange seafood joint inhabited by a lazy bunch of pirates who proceed to spin the tale of Jonah and the whale for the impressionable young vegetables. Cast: Phil Vischer, Kristin Blegen, Mike Nawrocki, Lisa Vischer. Knockaround Guys (R) — Vin Diesel and Seth Green are two of four sons of Brooklyn mobsters fighting to retrieve a bag of cash in small-town Montana. But the four soon learn that in order to get the cash, they must team up against the corrupt sherif f running the town. Cast: Vin Diesel, Seth Green, Dennis Hopper, John Malkovich. Like Mike (PG) — The rapper Lil Bow Wow plays 14-year-old Calvin Cambridge, one of the older residents in an L.A. orphanage. Calvin has two wishes — to find parents who love him and to play in the NBA like his idol, Michael Jordan. Then one day, Calvin's only adult ally, Sister Theresa (Anne Meara), discovers an old pair of sneakers that once belonged to Michael Jordan. Calvin tries them on, and they are a per fect fit. The nex t day, Calvin's dreams begin to materialize. He meets one of his idols, basketball superstar Tracey Reynolds (Morris Chestnut), during a half time contest at a Los Angeles Knights game. Calvin makes a wish to be "like Mike" and suddenly displays moves reminiscent of Jordan. He is quickly signed by the Knights, and both he and new teammate Tracey go on a journey of self-discovery. Cast: Lil Bow Wow, Morris Chestnut, Jonathan Lipnicki, Brenda Song, Crispin Glover, Anne Meara and Eugene Levy. Running time: 1 hr., 30 mins.

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Lilo & Stitch (PG) — A cute Disney 'toon made

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (PG) — A cheer ful theme park of a comedy about

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in Florida but set in Hawaii, where darling Lilo turns a space crit ter into a pet. The animation is not computerized and has lovely watercolor ef fects, though the plot, voicework, Elvis tunes and product plugs are generically New Disney, not of Walt caliber. 1 hr., 20 mins. (Elliot t) ★★1/2

Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat (R) —

“Mar tin Lawrence Live: Runteldat” is a documentar yst yle version of Lawrence’s bad-boy comedy, complete with commentar y by the man himself and liberally mixed with pounding hip-hop beats. The standup comedy por tion, where Lawrence is a solitar y presence onstage, illuminated by a spotlight, contains personal anecdotes and social commentar y. Cast: Mar tin Lawrence. The Master of Disguise (PG) — Dana Carvey plays Pistachio Disguisey, which all by itself gives you the comedic essence. He's a perky waiter in an Italian restaurant in New York. Pistachio is heir to a family talent for magical transformation, possessors of "energico," who can morph into almost any thing. Pistachio's parents are abducted by a rich villain, envious of energico, played with almost obscene lack of comic appeal by Brent Spiner. Carvey is cute, but he doesn't seem to have a shaped and role-shaping personality. He seems locked into skit rhy thm. Cast: Dana Carvey, Brent Spiner, Jennifer Esposito, James Brolin, Harold Gould, Edie McClurg. Running time: 1 hr., 33 mins. (Elliot t) ★ Minority Report (PG-13) — "Minority Repor t" is a sci-fi thriller set in one of those futures (2054) most of us hope never to endure. At the front edge is John Ander ton (Tom Cruise), head of Pre-Crime. He works in a tech hive called the Temple, where three clairvoyants float in a tank like nearly comatose dolphins, feeding their vision of impending murders to a big computer screen. Ander ton assembles the clues, then leads the police team to arrest the presumptively guilty. Once Ander ton is himself accused of being a future killer, he abducts one of the "pre-cog" floaters (Samantha Mor ton). "Minority Repor t" has a kind of ugly beauty and, in its central storm of murk and rush, the suction of a compelling nightmare. Cast: Tom Cruise, Samantha Mor ton, Lois Smith, Peter Stormare, Ma x Von Sydow, Tim Blake Nelson. Running time: 2 hrs., 15 mins. (Elliot t) ★★ Mr. Deeds (PG-13) — is an update or takeof f on the 1936 Frank Capra hit "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town." In that, Gary Cooper is a gentle, gallant rube who inherits a for tune, confounds the city slickers and radiates fuzzy ideals, while Depression audiences again got to ogle the idle (but frisky) rich. Now Adam Sandler is Longfellow Deeds, who inherits $40 billion from a genial old flake (Harve Presnell). Peter Gallagher is a fairly standard corporate wheeler as the sharpie running the vast estate. But as star repor ter Babe, Winona Ryder is game and slyly charming. The real ace is John Tur turro as Deed's new manservant, Emilio. It's a fond update and funny comedy, even making good use of John McEnroe (still cocky) and the Rev. Al Sharpton (dit to). Cast: Adam Sandler, John Tur turro, Winona Ryder, Peter Gallagher, Jared Harris, Erick Avari, Harve Presnell. Running time: 1 hr., 31 mins. (Elliot t) ★★★

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (PG) —

Unmarried Toula Por tokalos is a 30-year-old waitress in her parents’ Greek restaurant, Dancing Zorba’s. Vowing to change, she gets a makeover and takes a job in her aunt’s travel agency, where, newly confident, she meets handsome Ian Miller — a high-school teacher who is definitely not Greek. The tale is familiar: strong and fiercely commit ted to their ethnic roots family but ts heads with the outsider wanting to marry into the group. But “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” of fers enough in the way of wit to stifle the sitcom feel a film like this might otherwise have. Cast: Nia Vardalos, John Corbet t, Louis Mandylor, Gia Carides, Joey

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Nine Queens (NR) — Argentinian impor t “Nine

Queens” follows t wo thieves: small-time crook Juan and Marcos, the bigger fish with plans to recruit Juan for a heist. Marcos does so by posing as a cop poised to arrest Juan for tr ying to con a convenience store clerk. Red Dragon (R) — Ed Nor ton plays Graham. He hates his work, especially af ter he and Hannibal Lecter nearly kill each other. But he's pulled back by earnest Detective Craw ford (Harvey Keitel) to solve the case of Dolarhyde, a nerdy lunatic whose back is a slab of tat tooed muscle, whose mind is a nightmare. He kills and mutilates families in a grotesque private ritual. Much of the movie is Graham and Craw ford comparing notes, noshing through the case. Lecter drops in for preening and condescending. Ted Tally's script fills the gore quota, pops lurid surprises and peddles a kind of family values porn. The story savors its psychos as princes of evil, warped vir tuosos of the dark side. Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Edward Nor ton, Ralph Fiennes, Emily Watson, Harvey Keitel. Running time: 2 hrs., 4 mins. (Elliot t) ★ Reign of Fire (PG-13) — Christian Bale and Mat thew McConaughey star as twin towers of testosterone who join forces to fight dragons that have pretty much destroyed the world. Bale serves as leader of the few English survivors of the dragon Holocaust and McConaughey arrives to help the crew as Van Zan the dragon slayer. But the special-ef fects beasts are the real star of the show. Running time: 1 hr., 40 mins. (McCormick) ★★★ The Rules of Attraction (R) — Dark and sexually-charged film about a group of af fluent students at a New England liberal ar ts college and their lives of lust, drugs and debauchery. James Van Der Beek of “Dawson’s Creek” fame, is Sean, a par t-time drug dealer who spends the other half of his time pursuing the ladies on campus. Lauren is the good girl of the film, abstaining from all that is evil. Paul uses his androgyny to seduce males and females. Lara, Lauren’s roommate, has only one thing on her mind. Add a stellar and young ensemble cast and some psychedelic film ef fects, and you’ve got a movie parents will hate. Cast: James Van Der Beek, Ian Somerhalder, Shannyn Sossamon, Jessica Biel, Kate Boswor th, Fred Savage, Eric Stoltz. Running time: 1 hr., 50 mins. Scooby Doo (PG) — is derived from the longest-

running TV car toon show (beginning in 1969 on CBS), and is mostly set in an island theme park. The 'toon gang loved by their TV fans — ginchy-dish Daphne, plain but brainy Velma, blond ego dude Fred (author of "Fred on Fred"), grinning par t y dude Shaggy — are now played by actors locked into onenote roles. Great Dane hero dog Scooby appears computer generated. They go to Spook y Island to solve a criminal conspiracy, where special ef fects and cute theme park crit ters whiz by and the top villain is revealed to be ... a puppy. This is one lollipop of a movie, OK for the 4- to 9-year-olds who like the TV show. Running time: 1 hr., 23 mins. ★★ Signs (PG-13) — Mel Gibson plays Father Graham Hess, an Episcopal priest who lost his faith and retired his collar af ter his wife was killed in an auto accident. He lives in an old farmhouse with two adorable kids, plus a younger brother (Joaquin Phoenix). Big, elegantly precise "crop signs" turn up in their cornfield. It's space aliens, and the movie teases us as the signs pile up. The aliens show up, shoving clawed hands under doors but scared by steak knives, full of evil strength, yet not able to knock down the pathetic blockade of a fruit cellar. "Signs," though handsomely shot, seems meant for viewers who need to believe in tabloid aliens, and that we can beat them with plainspun, homeland vir tues. It should be called "Sins" for compounding the sins of bad filming. Cast: Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, M. Night Shyamalan, Cherry Jones. Running time: 1 hr., 46 mins. (Elliot t) ★ Spider-Man (PG-13) — Sweetly dorky Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) is bit ten by a new form of lab spider on a school trip. He morphs into a speed master with arachnid powers, but keeps his real identity masked from the girl literally nex t door, Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst). Spider-Man casts webs from his hand, climbs and leaps around New York and battles a capitalist nut turned Green Goblin (Willem Dafoe). Always sidelined is the nut's son, Peter's best friend, Harry (James Franco). The film is high-craf ted and amusing, though the POW! style so right for Marvel pages can be numbing in this tech-loaded, hypersonic approach. "Spider-Man" has the heat of a newborn franchise. The costumed hero finally makes a brilliant match with Old Glory, in a gleaming Manhat tan. Cast: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe, James Franco, Clif f Rober tson, Rosemary Harris. Running time: 2 hrs. (Elliot t) ★★★

junior spies, with a bigger budget and more inventive fun than the 2001 original (the plot is no advance). Rober t Rodriguez directed, wrote, helped with the digital ef fects and gizmo touches, including excellent creatures. The many Hispanic rif fs do not land with PC heaviness, and the lively cast includes Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara as the main kids, plus Antonio Banderas, Steve Buscemi, Carla Gugino, Alan Cumming, Bill Pa x ton, Tony Shalhoub, Danny Trejo, Cheech Marin and (still macho at 81) Ricardo Montalban. Running time: 1 hr., 27 mins. (Elliot t) ★★★ Sweet Home Alabama (PG-13) — Only a year and two weeks af ter New York became our most tormented but inspiring city, it is upstaged by a happy hicksville called Pigeon Creek. Why? Because cute "Mel" (Reese Witherspoon) fled poor-folks marriage to Pigeon Creek sweethear t Jake (Josh Lucas). She is now a light of Manhat tan as fashion designer Melanie Carmichael. And she has the love of politically upward dreamboat Andrew (Patrick Dempsey, son of The Apple's tough but dishy mayor, Candice Bergen). Andy doesn't know that his betrothed is still married to 'Bama boy Jake, who is hur t, haunted and planning his own rise from mediocrity. Mel returns home for a divorce, puts on her corn-pone accent instantly, and rediscovers the joys of Pigeon Creek. Director Andy Tennant serves this corny material with the skill of a machine punching out Alabama license plates. Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, Patrick Dempsey, Fred Ward, Mary Kay Place, Candice Bergen. Running time: 1 hr., 40 mins. (Elliot t) ★★ The Transporter (PG-13) — Frank Mar tin is an ex-special forces operator living the quiet life along the Mediterranean in France. He suppor ts himself by running his own courier service – with a few rules. Namely, Mar tin doesn’t want to know who he’s working for or what he’s delivering. But when Mar tin notices the package he’s transpor ting star t to move, he looks in the box and finds a beautiful and bound woman. Cast: Jason Statham, Shu Qi, Mat t Schulze. The Tuxedo (PG-13) — Jackie Chan plays Jimmy Tong, a cabby who lands a job as chauf feur for Clark Devlin (Jason Isaacs), a wealthy industrialist. Devlin is every thing Jimmy wants to be — handsome, smar t, rich, cultured and impeccably dressed. One of Devlin's prized possessions is an Armani tuxedo that seems to be a hit with the ladies and a definite confidence-booster. But Jimmy discovers there's more to Devlin than meets the eye af ter the boss is injured by a bomb while on assignment. Before he loses consciousness, Devlin asks Jimmy to wear the suit, a prototype created by a government agency that gives its wearer abilities far beyond mor tal men. Af ter Jimmy tests out the tux, he's thrust into the spy game. Cast: Jackie Chan, Jennifer Love Hewit t, Jason Isaacs, Ritchie Coster, Debi Mazar and Peter Stormare. Running time: 1 hr., 30 mins. (McCormick) ★★ White Oleander (PG-13) — “White Oleander” is based on one of the selections in Oprah’s now defunct book club. It’s a coming-of-age story focused on Astrid, a 15-year-old girl who struggles to find out who she is as she’s shuf fled about from foster home to foster home af ter her mother, Ingrid, is jailed for poisoning her lover. Robin Wright Penn and Renee Zellweger star as two of the foster mothers that take Astrid in, despite their own individual dysfunctions. Cast: Michelle Pfeif fer, Alison Lohman, Robin Wright Penn, Renee Zellweger. —Capsules compiled from movie reviews written by David Elliott, film critic for The San Diego Union-Tribune and other staff writers.

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Bland Performances, Poor Writing Stifle “Knockaround Guys” By Rachael Deahl

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upposedly rescued from a dusty studio shelf to capitalize on the rising star of heretofore Hollywood character actor Vin Diesel, the shady details surrounding the delayed release of this impressively cast but horrifically scripted gangster comedy point to one overwhelming possibility: movie execs actually thought twice before unleashing this bomb on audiences. Whatever the reason behind the hold-up, the big surprise here is that the alluring ensemble cast — which includes respected thespians like John Malkovich and Dennis Hopper alongside up-andcomers Seth Green and Barry Pepper — turn in a collection of insipid performances to match the poorly crafted story. Who knew a Brooklyn accent was so hard to nail? Unsure how to traverse the territory of comedy and violence, “Knockaround Guys” never manages to successfully blend the offbeat with the dramatic. Most disappointingly, it struggles to capitalize on the novel idea of what becomes of the ill-equipped inheritors of the mafia tradition. What happens to the Meadow Sopranos of the world when they try to make their way as law-abiding citizens? In other words, what are you to do when regular people think of you as a criminal and criminals think of you as regular people? Such is the rock and hard place that Pepper’s Matty Demaret is caught between. The son of notorious New York mobster Benny Chains (Hopper), Matty can’t realize his dream of becoming a sports agent because of his notorious

family name. But, as the sheltered son of the wealthy boss, he’s also without the respect of older “made” guys. So, when an opportunity arises to deliver a hefty sum of money for his father, the wannabe gangster begs for the chance to organize “the drop.” Of course the simple plan quickly unravels as Matty’s buddy Marbles (Green) loses the suitcase somewhere in middle America. To rectify the situation, Matty and his maladjusted crew (which includes Diesel’s half-Jewish, and therefore ethnically undesirable, tough guy and Andrew Davoli’s ladies’ man restaurateur) roll into a small Montana town to locate their stolen cash and make all right with the mob. The supposed yuks we should get from watching a group of leather-clad Brooklyn boys toss it up with a bunch of yokels never surface; unfortunately, neither does the hardship-ridden tale of proving yourself to be a “knockaround guy.” And the blatant nods to crime films past, the “Analyze This” psychobabble and “Reservoir Dogs” group-style execution, only end up making you wish to be watching one of those movies instead. What does come to the fore is the wincingly bad dialog, worsened with its delivery from actors who must have been coached on the specifics of good accentwork by Kevin Costner. The only thing to keep you from worrying that Diesel might start to choke on whatever seems to be caught in his throat is the assurance Malkovich gives, with his bizarre take on Brooklyn-speak, that these foreign speech patterns are intentional.


Cinema: Close-Up

Pfeiffer Plays Tough Role in “White Oleander” By Joey Berlin

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hree-time Academy Award nominee Michelle Pfeiffer could win her fourth Oscar nod, at least, for the big screen adaptation of the popular Janet Fitch novel and Oprah Book Club selection, “White Oleander.” Pfeiffer and Alison Lohman play a motherdaughter duo in the contemporary drama. Their bohemian existence is torn apart when Pfeiffer is jailed for poisoning her cheating lover with a deadly white oleander flower. Suddenly, Lohman must cope with a series of horrendous foster home experiences (Renee Zellweger and Robin Wright Penn co-star as two of Lohman’s foster parents). Though the film centers on Lohman’s story, Pfeiffer has won the lion’s share of the Oscar buzz for her edgy portrayal of Ingrid, the demented murdering mom. A real-life mother of two, the 44-year-old Pfeiffer is married to television producer-writer David E. Kelley. Q: Why are dysfunctional characters so attractive to you? A: As an actor, they’re just more fun to play. They’re more dimensional, more complicated and challenging. I’m always looking for new territory to cover. I think that it is more realistic and more like how people are. You know, we all do have the instinct to kill. We’re socialized beings, but we don’t come into this world that way. Just watch kids interact, you know? Q: But this twisted character you play in “White Oleander” in no way reflects yourself, right? A: I would like to think not! I have to say, of all the characters I’ve ever played, this is really a big departure for me. I grew up in Southern California and I loved this novel, and I know all these women. When I was little, I mean, Robin’s character Starr was it for me. She was glamorous, I wanted to be her. And I knew the swap-meet lady, I knew those hot Santa Ana winds, those huge tumbleweeds rolling down the street. But Ingrid, I just had never met anybody like this and I hopefully never will. Q: Did you have any reservations about playing Ingrid? A: Yeah, I did. I think I was more committed to the script and the story. It took me a while to really commit to the character, because I’d loved the piece, but I really didn’t know about this character. I would have loved to have played Starr. That’s the kind of thing that I would just have such fun with. But this wasn’t fun, and I knew it wasn’t going to be fun. Q: You are so good in this film. Are you going to look for more roles along the same line? A: No, heh! No, I didn’t like doing this part. It was hard, it was really like going to work every day. I mean, it’s not that I’m not happy that I did it, but it’s sort of like facing your fear. I’m glad I did that, but now I’ve done it and I don’t need to do it again. Not this particular part. The way this particular character was crafted was really hard. It was

really isolating. Q: Was it easy to leave those feelings behind you when you left the set and went home to your family? A: Yeah, it was. It was really, like, “Goodbye! I’m going home, see you tomorrow!” Because it was so hard stepping into it. I knew going into it that it would just be four weeks of filming, and I don’t know that I would have been able to commit to it for any longer than that. Q: Is it true that you declined to play the female leads in both “Basic Instinct” and “The Silence of the Lambs?” Why did you pass on those? A: I didn’t want to do the sex scenes in “Basic Instinct.” And with “The Silence of the Lambs,” I was concerned that, ultimately, the villain was the smartest person and won. Q: As a celebrity, you are always guarding your privacy. But as a parent in the spotlight, you must feel doubly protective, right? A: Heh, if there ever was an instinct to kill, that’s when it comes out. When you see your child at all affected by it, that’s upsetting. I’ve had to change patterns. I’ve had to sell cars, because the paparazzi get to know your car. You can outsmart them for a while. My children and I have kind of turned it into a game now, but they’re not happy about it, you know? We talk about it, and they don’t understand and I don’t really have a good answer for them, about why they don’t have any rights. They say, “But I’m not famous!” And all I can say is, “Well, some laws are not just.” Q: When we talked a while ago, you mentioned that you and your husband, David, have a special Date Night every week. Does that still work for you two? A: Yeah! Absolutely! It keeps me going all week. I always look forward to Saturday night, and so does he. It’s true that we’re each so busy, but we both love having our Date Night.

Movie Clock REGAL AUGUSTA EXCHANGE 20 Movies Good 10/11 - 10/17 White Oleander (PG-13) Fri-Sat: 1:25, 4:10, 7:00, 9:40, 12:25; Sun-Thur: 1:25, 4:10, 7:00, 9:40 The Rules of Attraction (R) Fri-Sat: 12:55, 3:40, 6:50, 9:30, 12:10; Sun-Thur: 12:55, 3:40, 6:50, 9:30 Brown Sugar (PG-13) Fri-Sat: 1:05, 1:35, 3:50, 4:05, 6:55, 7:25, 9:35, 10:05, 12:30; Sun-Thur: 1:05, 1:35, 3:50, 4:05, 6:55, 7:25, 9:35, 10:05 Knockaround Guys (R) Fri-Sat: 1:30, 3:55, 7:25, 9:55, 12:15; Sun-Thur: 1:30, 3:55, 7:25, 9:55 The Transporter (PG-13) Fri-Sat: 1:00, 3:45, 7:05, 9:20, 12:05; Sun-Thur: 1:00, 3:45, 7:05, 9:20 Red Dragon (R) Fri-Sat: 12:40, 1:00, 1:40, 2:00, 3:35, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 6:40, 7:00, 7:30, 7:50, 9:30, 9:50, 10:20, 10:40, 12:20, 12:40; Sun-Thur: 12:40, 1:00, 1:40, 2:00, 3:35, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 6:40, 7:00, 7:30, 7:50, 9:30, 9:50, 10:20, 10:40 Jonah: A Veggie Tales Movie (G) Fri-Sat: 12:45, 3:55, 6:45, 9:00, 11:30; Sun-Thur: 12:45, 3:55, 6:45, 9:00 Sweet Home Alabama (PG-13) Fri-Sat: 1:20, 1:45, 2:15, 3:50, 4:20, 4:50, 7:05, 7:35, 8:00, 9:35, 10:05, 10:30, 12:10, 12:35; SunThur: 1:20, 1:45, 2:15, 3:50, 4:20, 4:50, 7:05, 7:35, 8:00, 9:35, 10:05, 10:30 The Banger Sisters (R) Fri-Sat: 1:20, 3:45, 7:15, 9:45, 12:05; Sun-Thur: 1:20, 3:45, 7:15, 9:45 The Barbershop (PG-13) Fri-Sat: 1:20, 2:00, 4:05, 4:40, 7:10, 7:40, 9:40, 10:10, 12:10, 12:35; Sun-Thur: 1:20, 2:00, 4:05, 4:40, 7:10, 7:40, 9:40, 10:10 My Big Fat Greek Wedding (PG) Fri-Sat: 1:15, 4:10, 7:10, 9:25, 11:45; Sun-Thur: 1:15, 4:10, 7:10, 9:25 Signs (PG-13) 7:50, 10:25 Master of Disguise (PG) 1:55, 4:25

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (PG) Fri: 3:45, 5:45, 7:45, 9:45; Sat-Sun: 1:45, 3:45, 5:45, 7:45, 9:45; Mon-Thur: 5:45, 7:45, 9:45 Sweet Home Alabama (PG-13) Fri: 2:00, 4:00, 5:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:20; Sat-Sun: 1:00, 2:00, 4:00, 5:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:20; MonThur: 4:00, 5:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:20 The Tuxedo (PG-13) Fri: 3:05, 5:10, 7:40, 9:50; Sat-Sun: 1:00, 3:05, 5:10, 7:40, 9:50; Mon-Thur: 5:10, 7:40, 9:50 The Banger Sisters (R) Fri: 4:10, 7:20, 9:30; Sat-Sun: 1:50, 4:10, 7:20, 9:30; Mon-Thur: 4:10, 7:20, 9:30 The Four Feathers (PG-13) 6:55, 9:25 Spy Kids 2 (PG) Fri: 2:55, 4:55; Sat-Sun: 12:55, 2:55, 4:55; Mon-Thur: 4:55 MASTERS 7 CINEMAS Movies Good 10/11 - 10/17 The Rules of Attraction (R) Fri: 5:30, 8:00, 9:55; Sat: 3:15, 5:30, 8:00, 9:55; Sun: 3:15, 5:30, 8:00; Mon-Thur: 5:30, 8:00 The Transporter (PG-13) Fri: 5:20, 7:45, 10:05; Sat: 2:50, 5:20, 7:45, 10:05; Sun: 2:50, 5:20, 7:45; Mon-Thur: 5:20, 7:45 Brown Sugar (PG-13) Fri: 5:00, 7:30, 9:45; Sat: 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 9:45; Sun: 2:30, 5:00, 7:30; Mon-Thur: 5:00, 7:30 Red Dragon (R) Fri: 5:05, 7:35, 10:00; Sat: 2:35, 5:05, 7:35, 10:00; Sun: 2:35, 5:05, 7:35; Mon-Thur: 5:05, 7:35 Sweet Home Alabama (PG-13) Fri: 5:10, 7:40, 10:10; Sat: 2:40, 5:10, 7:40, 10:10; Sun: 2:40, 5:10, 7:40; Mon-Thur: 5:10, 7:40 The Tuxedo (PG-13) Fri: 5:15, 7:55, 9:50; Sat: 2:45, 5:15, 7:55, 9:50; Sun: 2:45, 5:15, 7:55; Mon-Thur: 5:15, 7:55 Barbershop (PG-13) Fri: 5:25, 7:50, 9:55; Sat: 3:00, 5:25, 7:50, 9:55; Sun: 3:00, 5:25, 7:50; Mon-Thur: 5:25, 7:50 REGAL 12 CINEMAS Movies Good 10/11 - 10/17 Lilo and Stitch (PG) 2:15, 5:05, 7:30, 10:00 Spider-Man (PG-13) 2:00, 4:25, 7:05, 9:55 Blue Crush (PG-13) 2:00, 4:35, 7:00, 9:30 Martin Lawrence (R) 2:40, 4:45, 7:40, 10:05 Blood Work (R) 2:25, 5:10, 7:25, 9:40 Minority Report (PG-13) 2:10, 4:55, 7:50 Like Mike (PG) 2:45, 4:55, 7:25, 9:30 Mr. Deeds (PG-13) 2:10, 4:40, 7:15, 9:50 Country Bears (G) 2:30, 5:15, 7:45, 9:40 Scooby Doo (PG) 2:35, 4:50, 7:20, 9:45 Reign of Fire (PG-13) 2:05, 4:30, 7:10, 9:35 Bourne Identity (PG-13) 2:20, 5:00, 7:35, 9:55

EVANS 12 CINEMAS Movies Good 10/11 - 10/17 White Oleander (PG-13) Fri-Sun: 2:10, 4:30, 7:10, 9:40; Mon-Thur: 4:30, 7:10, 9:40 Rules of Attraction (R) Fri-Sun: 2:20, 4:40, 7:20, 9:55; Mon-Thur: 4:40, 7:20, 9:55 Knockaround Guys (R) Fri: 3:35, 5:35, 7:35, 9:35; Sat-Sun: 1:35, 3:35, 5:35, 7:35, 9:35; Mon-Thur: 5:35, 7:35, 9:35 The Transporter (PG-13) Fri: 3:25, 5:25, 7:25, 9:25; Sat-Sun: 1:25, 3:25, 5:25, 7:25, 9:25; Mon-Thur: 5:25, 7:25, 9:25 Jonah: A Veggie Tales Movie (G) Fri: 3:15, 5:15, 7:15, 9:15; Sat: 10:00, 1:15, 3:15, ASU FILM SERIES 5:15, 7:15, 9:15; Sun: 1:15, 3:15, 5:15, Movie Good 10/14 7:15, 9:15; Mon-Thur: 5:15, 7:15, 9:15 Nine Queens (NR) Mon: 7:00 Red Dragon (R) Fri: 4:20, 7:05, 9:40; SatSun: 1:30, 4:20, 7:05, 9:40; Mon-Thur: 4:20, 7:05, 9:40 Movie listings are subject to change without notice.

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AUDITIONS FOR “A CHRISTMAS CAROL” Oct. 12 and 15 at 1001 Walton Way. Oct. 12 auditions at 2 p.m.; Oct. 15 auditions at 7 p.m. Roles available for adults and children; audition material will be provided. Call the Augusta Players at 826-4707 for details.

MICHAEL KIMMERLY PHOTOGR APHY EXHIBITION through Oct. 31 at the Fine Ar ts Gallery at ASU. Kimmerly speaks about his work at 4 p.m. Oct. 16 in Room C-2 of the Fine Ar ts Center. Contact Kristin Casalet to at 737-1453 for more information.

AUDITIONS FOR “MIR ACLE ON 34TH STREET” will be held at the Washington Center for the Per forming Ar ts in Aiken. Auditions for young people ages 8-15 will be held Oct. 13, 3 and 4:30 p.m. Auditions for adults ages 16 and up will be held Oct. 13-15 at 7 p.m. Per formances are Nov. 29-30, Dec. 6-8 and 13-14. No previous acting experience is necessary; volunteers also needed for backstage and technical duties. Call (803) 648-1438.

KATRINA HINTZE exhibits por traits at the Gibbs Library through Oct. 19. Call the library at 863-1946.

AUGUSTA CONCERT BAND rehearses Monday evenings and is looking to fill vacancies on most band instruments. Interested par ties should contact Ben Easter, (803) 202-0091 or e-mail bandforaugusta@aol.com. SWEET ADELINES PEACH STATE CHORUS OPEN REHEARSAL for singers each Thursday at 7 p.m. Held at 600 Mar tintown Road in Nor th Augusta. Contact Mildred Blain at 736-7740 or Mary Norman at 279-6499.

Education

CER AMICS CLASSES at the Weeks Center Ceramics House in Aiken. Fees include one class per week and students can choose any class time: Mondays, 9 a.m. to noon or 6-9 p.m.; Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m.; or Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to noon. $30 per month. Call (803) 642-7631 for info. USC-AIKEN MUSIC CONSERVATORY PROGR AM now open. Students of all ages and experience levels welcome. Private lessons available for musical instruments and voice; instructors are USC-Aiken faculty and have at least a master’s degree in their per formance area. (803) 641-3288.

Exhibitions

“REAL GARDENS/VIRTUAL FRIENDS: AN EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS BY THE ARTISTS OF THE PAINT-L” will be on display Oct. 14-Nov. 14 at the Annet te Bush Studio, Suite 701 in the Lamar Building. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday or other times by appointment. Opening reception Oct. 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. For information, call 722-1745. “CHARLESTON IN MY TIME: THE PAINTINGS OF WEST FR ASER” go on exhibit Oct. 17 at the Morris Museum of Ar t. Opening night features members’ exhibition lecture and reception with slide presentation by the ar tist at 6 p.m. Fee is $3 adult, $2 seniors, students and military for the slide presentation and $10 reception fee for nonmembers. 724-7501.

EXHIBITS AT THE LUCY CR AFT LANEY MUSEUM OF BLACK HISTORY: Annual Quil t Ex hibi t and Davidson Fine Ar ts Annual Ex hibi t run from October through the end of November. The museum is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. and 2-5 p.m. Sun. $3 admission for adul ts; $1 admission for students. 724-3576. AT THE AIKEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS through Nov. 8: Elizabeth Moretz exhibits in the Westinghouse Group Gallery, Mary Why te exhibits in the Wyat t Gallery and George Kierspe exhibits in the Founders Gallery. Call (803) 641-9094. AT THE GERTRUDE HERBERT INSTITUTE OF ART: “Recent Works from the Ger trude Herber t Ar t Facult y” is in the Gallery at Walker-Mackenzie Studio through Oct. 31; “Walker-Mackenzie Studio First Anniversary Exhibit: Student Accomplishments Throughout the Year” is in the First-Floor Gallery at Ware’s Folly through Dec. 19; “If Walls Could Talk” is in the ThirdFloor Gallery at Ware’s Folly through Dec. 19. Call 7225495 for more information. DANIEL HAYES exhibits his paintings through Nov. 22 at the Cafe Du Teau. He’s also exhibiting at Sacred Hear t Ar t Gallery through Oct. 31 and at the Metro Cof feehouse through Oct. 31. For a preview of Hayes works, visit www.hayesar t.com. For more info, call the Cafe Du Teau, 733-3505; Sacred Hear t Cultural Center, 826-4700; or the Metro, 722-6468. ON DISPLAY AT SACRED HEART CULTUR AL CENTER through mid-October: the work of Rejine Halini and ten pieces from the state ar t collection. Exhibits are in the Ar t Hall of Sacred Hear t. Call 826-4700. “PAINTINGS AND PRINTS: THE WORKS OF TOM CROW THER” will be on display at the Ar t Factor y Galler y, 416 Craw ford Ave., through Nov. 29. The Ar t Factor y Galler y is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Fri. Call 737-0008. AT THE MORRIS MUSEUM OF ART: “Personal Visions” through Oct. 20 and “Contemporary Works on Paper” through Oct. 27. For more information, call 724-7501 or visit www.themorris.org. ALEX MCCAIN exhibits his work at Borders Books and Music through the end of October. Upcoming exhibit is

Corinne Robinson, Molly Morell and Beth Philipp star in “Wax Work” Oct. 10-13 at USC-Aiken’s Etherredge Center. Rober t Lee in November. Call Borders Books and Music at 737-6962.

Dance

“CARMEN,” presented by the Augusta Ballet, at the Imperial Theatre Oct. 11-12. Call the Augusta Ballet Box Of fice at 261-0555 for ticket information. SINGLES DANCE each Saturday night from 8-11 p.m. sponsored by the Christian Social Organization for Single Adults. Held at Westside High School. Tickets $5 for members, $7 for non-members, and are available at the door; free dance lessons at 7 p.m. For more information, call 736-8004.

Music

ANNUAL FALL MUSICALE will be presented by the Sanctuary Choir of Elim Baptist Church and features special guest Voices of Faith Gospel Choir of For t Gordon. Held Oct. 13, 6 p.m. Call 738-1294. MICHELLE TABOR AND CAMILO ACOSTO per form a piano and violin recital Oct. 17, 7 p.m. at USC-Aiken as par t of the Mauldin Series. At the Etherredge Center. (803) 641-3305. THREE MO’ TENORS, par t of the Augusta Symphony’s Pops at the Bell, will be per formed Oct. 15, 8 p.m., Bell Auditorium. 826-4705. TWILIGHT POPS ON THE RIVER Oct. 13 at the Jessye Norman Amphitheater. 7 p.m. concer t by the Augusta Concer t Band. Free. (803) 202-0091. JAZZ AT THE JULIAN concer t with the Augusta Jazz Project. Oct. 11, 8 p.m. at the Julian Smith Casino. $5 students, $15 general admission, $10/person for groups of 10 or more. 651-8712. ALMA TRIO per forms Oct. 11 at the Ma xwell Per forming Ar ts Theatre at ASU, 8 p.m. Presented as par t of the Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society’s 2002-2003 season. Tickets are $15 adult, $5 student at the door. 860-5885.

COMMUNITY HEALING MEDITATION DRUMMING CIRCLE hosted every third Monday of the month by IDRUM2U, the Not Gaddy Drumming Studio. Held 7-9 p.m. at the G.L. Jackson Conference Center, 1714 Nor th Leg Cour t. Fee is $5 or a donation of canned goods for the Golden Harvest Food Bank. All are welcome and drums will be available to rent. For info, phone the Not Gaddy Drumming Studio, 228-3200.

Theater

“DEARLY DEPARTED” will be presented Oct. 10-11 by the Davidson Fine Ar ts High School Drama Depar tment. Oct. 10 show is at 7 p.m. and Oct. 11 shows are 3:30 and 7 p.m. Held at the Beverly Barnhar t Theatre. Tickets are $4-$5 and can be purchased at the door. For more information, call 823-6924, ex t. 136. “DR ACULA” will be presented by the Young Ar tists Reper tor y Theatre Company Oct. 18-19 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 19-20 at 3 p.m. Per formances will be held in the Lakeside High School Theatre. Those who at tend in costume will receive $1 of f the ticket price. Call 210-8915. THE FORT GORDON DINNER THEATRE PRESENTS COMICS ON DUTY WORLD TOUR Oct. 19 at 8:30 p.m. $12 admission includes desser t and cof fee. To make reservations, call 793-8552. “FOOTLOOSE” is presented by the Aiken Communi t y Playhouse Oct. 18-19, 25-27 and Nov. 1-2. Oct. 18 is black tie optional Gala Grand Opening. Friday and Saturday per formances are at 8 p.m.; Oct. 27 Sunday matinee is at 3 p.m. Per formances held in the Washing ton Center for the Per forming Ar ts. Tickets go on sale Oct. 15 for ACP season members and Oct. 16 for the general public. Tickets are $13 adul ts, $11 senior ci tizens, $9 students and $6 children. (803) 648-1438. “YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU” Oct. 11-12 at the Abbeville Opera House. Call (864) 459-2157 for reser vations. “WAX WORK” will be per formed Oct. 10-13 at 8 p.m. Held at USC-Aiken’s Etherredge Center and per formed


MURDER AT THE PARTRIDGE INN: “LAST WILL & TESTAMENT” Oct. 20 and Nov. 17 at the Par tridge Inn. Dinner buffet served at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call 737-8888.

FALL COUNTRY BAZAAR Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at Berlin United Methodist Church in Hephzibah. Bake sale, olde country store, ar ts and craf ts, silent auction, live enter tainment and more will be featured. Call 592-2500 for more information.

Attractions

GR AND OPENING AND RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY for Evans Urgent Care family health care facility. Held Oct. 11, 11 a.m. Call 364-5500 for more information.

RIVERBANKS ZOO AND GARDEN EXTENDED HOURS: Admission gates open at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. Weekday admission is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Regular admission is $7.75 adults, $5.25 for children ages 3-12. Call (803) 779-8717 or visit www.riverbanks.org.

“THE VOYAGER ENCOUNTERS” SHOW at the Dupont Planetarium on the USC-Aiken Campus Oct. 18-19. Show times are 7 and 8 p.m. and tickets are $4 adult, $3 senior citizens, $2 K-12 students and $1 for USCAiken faculty, staf f and students. To make reservations call (803) 641-3769 business hours Monday-Friday or (803) 641-3654 to leave a message af ter hours.

THE BOYHOOD HOME OF WOODROW WILSON: Circa 1859 Presby terian manse occupied by the family of President Woodrow Wilson as a child during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Original and period antiques, restored house, kitchen and carriage house. 419 Seventh Street. Open 10 a.m. 5 p.m., Tues.-Sat. Tours available; groups of 10 or more by appointment only. Admission is $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 students under 18 and free for ages five and under. 722-9828. AUGUSTA GOLF & GARDENS OF THE GEORGIA GOLF HALL OF FAME features beautiful display gardens, as well as bronze sculptures of some of golf’s greatest masters. Available for rent for a variety of functions. Group discount rates available. Closed Mondays; open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5.50 for adults; $4.50 for students, seniors and military; $3.50 for children (4 to 12); free for children 3 and under. Sundays are two for one with a Super Sunday coupon. Annual garden memberships are available. Call 724-4443 or 1-888-874-4443. Also, visit their Web site at www.gghf.org. FORT DISCOVERY/NATIONAL SCIENCE CENTER: Children and adults alike can immerse themselves in the wonders of science through live demonstrations, vir tual realities, Starlab, KidScape and more than 270 hands-on exhibits. General Admission: $8 for adults; $6 for children, seniors and active military. Group rates available. Half-price admission daily af ter 3 p.m. Operating hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Call 821-0200, 1-800-325-5445 or visit their Web site at www.NationalScienceCenter.org. REDCLIFFE STATE HISTORIC SITE: 1859 mansion of S.C. Governor James Henry Hammond, held by the family for three generations until 1975. Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursday-Monday on the grounds. House tours are noon-3 p.m. by appointment. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Admission to the grounds is free. Fee for house tours is $3 for adults and children ages 6 to 17. For more information, call (803) 827-1473. 181 Redclif fe Road, Beech Island. SACRED HEART CULTUR AL CENTER is of fering tours of its 100-year-old building. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $1 per person, children free. 826-4700. HISTORIC COTTON EXCHANGE WELCOME CENTER: Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m. Riverwalk. Free. 724-4067. THE EZEKIEL HARRIS HOUSE: Deemed “the finest 18th century house surviving in Georgia” by the “Smithsonian Guide to Historic America.” Open Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. General admission is $2; senior admission is $1 and children get in for 50 cents. For more information, call 724-0436.

Museums

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author Naomi Williams to a book character costume contest. Call the library at 736-6758 for info.

by the University Theatre Players. (803) 641-3305.

NANCY BENJAMIN signs her book, “The Grandparent’s Guide to Books for Babies” Oct. 12, 2-4 p.m., at Borders Books and Music. 737-6962. EXOTIC BIRD FAIR Oct. 13 at the Julian Smith Casino. From 9 a.m.-5 p.m. birds and bird-care items will be available. Admission is $2; kids under 12 are free. Contact Kathleen Clark, 556-0996, or Gail Kaitschuck, 736-0105.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Olen Butler comes to USC-Aiken’s Etherredge Center Oct. 15 as part of the James Oswald Distinguished Writers Series. (803) 641-3305. Fraser; a boxed lunch will be available. Held noon Oct. 18 at the Morris Museum of Ar t. Reservations are required and can be obtained by calling 724-7501. MASTERWORKS OF SOUTHERN ART TOUR 2 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Morris Museum of Ar t. Free admission. Call 724-7501 for details. THE GERTRUDE HERBERT INSTITUTE OF ART in Ware’s Folly exhibits works by local and regional ar tists. Ar t classes, workshops and other educational programming for children, youth and adults are held in the Walker-Mackenzie Studio. Ware’s Folly galleries open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Saturday by appointment only. The Walker-Mackenzie Studio gallery is open Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free, but a donation of $2 for adults and $1 for children and seniors is encouraged. Call 722-5495 for more info. THE MORRIS MUSEUM OF ART hosts exhibitions and special events year-round. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, noon-5 p.m. Closed on Mondays and major holidays. 1 Tenth Street, Augusta. Call 724-7501 or visit www.themorris.org for details. THE MUSEUM OF LAUREL AND HARDY OF HARLEM, GEORGIA features displays of various Laurel and Hardy memorabilia; films also shown. Located at 250 N. Louisville Street in downtown Harlem. Open 1-4 p.m. Thursday-Monday. For more information, call 556-3448. LUNCH AT NOON LECTURE SERIES held the second Wednesday of every month at the Lucy Craf t Laney Museum of Black History, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Call the museum at 724-3576 for more information. AT THE AUGUSTA MUSEUM OF HISTORY: “Keepers of the Faith: A History of Organized Religion in Augusta”

exhibit runs through Nov. 10. 2002 R. Roy Goodwin II Memorial Lecture Series held Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. Call 7228454 or visit www.augustamuseum.org.

Special Events NEW HORIZONS ART FESTIVAL Oct.18-19 at Savannah Rapids Pavilion. Oct. 18 ar t show from 69 p.m. wi th Oct. 19 ar t festival from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Free and open to the public. Call 868-3344 for more information. WESTERN CAROLINA STATE FAIR Oct. 17-26 at the Aiken Jaycees Fairgrounds. Oct. 17 features 8 p.m. Charlie Daniels concer t; the USC-Aiken World Championship Rodeo will be held Oct. 18-20. Tickets available through Tix Online, www.tixonline.com or by phone at (803) 278-4TIX. ART OF CHOCOLATE GALA EVENING Oct. 18 features food and desser ts, as well as live classical and jazz enter tainment. Held at Pullman Hall, 560 Walton Way. Tickets are $50 and available at all Sun Trust, First Union and Fat Man’s Forest locations; charge by phone at 737-4631. HOLIDAY ORNAMENT WORKSHOP with Dana Tomlinson Oct. 15, 10:30 a.m., at the Ma xwell Branch Library. $2 materials fee. Register by calling 793-2020. OCTOBER BOOK FESTIVAL AT THE FRIEDMAN BR ANCH LIBR ARY Oct. 12. From noon to 3 p.m., the library will host a variety of activities, from talk by local

2002 U.S. ARMY SOLDIER SHOW comes to For t Gordon Oct. 12. Musical revue begins at 8 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m. and seating is limited. The per formance is at Alexander Hall. Free and open to the public. Vehicles not registered on For t Gordon may only enter Gate 1 and all patrons must have a photo ID. Call 7914389 or visit www.for tgordon.com for more info. A DAY FOR ASU CELEBR ATION 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Ma xwell Alumni House. For more information, call 737-1759. LATIN FIESTA NIGHT Oct. 11, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Family Y’s Wilson Center. Latin dancing, refreshments and prizes. 733-1030. PLANT EXCHANGE AND SALE sponsored by The Cherokee Rose Garden Club Oct. 12, 9 a.m. to noon at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion. For more information, call Bet t y Crow ther, 860-3696, or Helene Hondrum, 854-8215. FALL MIGR ATION WALK through Phinizy Swamp Nature Park Oct. 12, 8-11 a.m. Contribution is $5 for members and $8 for non-members, and registration must be completed by Oct. 11. 828-2109. ATOMIC CITY FESTIVAL honors the former town of Ellenton. Held Oct. 12 in New Ellenton, S.C. Call (803) 652-2214. WAGON RIDE SWAMP TOUR of Phinizy Swamp Nature Park 9-10:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 12. Enjoy a wagon ride on nature park trails and paths. Contribution is $3 for members and $5 for non-members. Call 828-2109 to register by Oct. 10; please indicate what time you prefer to at tend. A DAY TO REMEMBER: COLONIAL TIMES festival Oct. 12-13 at the Living History Park in Nor th Augusta. Demonstrations of colonial trades and craf ts, plus children’s activities. Free admission. (803) 279-7560. HISPANIC FESTIVAL, Oct. 12-13 at the Eighth Street Parking Lot and Plaza of Riverwalk, is sponsored by the Asociacion Cultural Hispanoamerican. Open noon-10:30 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Musical enter-

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AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVES at the Aiken Red Cross Blood Center on Millbrook Drive and the Augusta Red Cross Blood Center on Pleasant Home Road. The bloodmobile will also stop at various area locations this week. For a complete list, call the Aiken Blood Center at (803) 642-5180 or the Augusta Blood Center at 868-8800.

at the Etherredge Center. Free and open to the public. (803) 641-3305.

ASU STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL at the Morris Museum of Ar t. Recently graduated film students from Augusta State University show of f their work and will be available for discussion Oct. 11. Film series begins at 7 p.m.; forO mal reception is at 8 p.m. Call the Morris Museum of Ar t C for more information, 724-7501. T

Learning BUSINESS PLANNING WORKSHOP Oct. 18 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. in Room 140 of the Business and Education Building on the USC-Aiken campus. Free, but registration is required. Call (803) 641-3646.

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“GR ANT WRITING FOR BEGINNERS” WORKSHOP on Oct. 18 is sponsored by JLJ Resources, a local nonprofit organization. Held 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Augusta Technical College. Registration is required and there is a $50 fee. Call 210-2547.

TA ANIMAL RESCUE FRIENDS holds pet adoptions at Superpetz of f Bobby Jones Expressway every Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Call AARF at 364-4747 or visit www.aar f.net. Adoptions also held at the Richmond County Animal Control Shelter, Tues. through Sun., 1-5 p.m. Call the shelter at 790-6836.

LOW-COST R ABIES VACCINATIONS: AugustaRichmond County Animal Control holds low-cost rabies vaccination clinics the four th Sunday of every month for privately owned pets. $8 per animal. 1 p.m. at Superpetz. Dogs must be on a leash and cats in a carrier. Puppies and kit tens must be three months old and current for all vaccinations. Schedule subject to change, so please call 790-6836 to verify dates and times. THE CSR A HUMANE SOCIETY holds pet adoptions every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and every Wednesday evening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Pet Center located behind the GreenJackets Stadium on Milledge Rd. 261-PETS.

Halloween

Staff Sergeant Bean of Fort Gordon, who also happens to be a vocalist, performs in the 2002 U.S. Army Soldier Show. The show comes to Fort Gordon Oct. 12.

HOWL-OWEEN WOODS ADVENTURE features ageappropriate spook y fun for kids ages 5-17. Oct. 29 excursion to Family Y Camp Lakeside includes a hayride and hike through “haunted woods,” Halloween craf ts and a marshmallow roast. Call 7331030 for details.

JACK-O-LANTERN JUBILEE Oct. 26 on Georgia Avenue in Nor th Augusta. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m., craf ts, games, rides and live enter tainment will be showcased. Children’s costume contest at noon. Free admission. Call (803) 441-4300.

“BETWEEN HEAVEN AND HELL” opens Oct. 31 at First Family Church of Augusta. Per formance is at 7 p.m.; additional per formances held Nov. 1-2, 8, 15, 22, 29 and Dec. 6 and 13. Reser vations are required. For tickets and information, call 828-5433.

“IN THE REALM OF GHOSTS AND HAUNTINGS: A SPOOK Y EVENING WITH E. R ANDALL FLOYD” Oct. 28 at the Friedman Branch Librar y. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., local author E. Randall Floyd gives a talk on ghosts and tells some of the ghost stories in his new book. For more information, call the librar y at 821-2600.

HALLOWEEN BLOOD DRIVE Oct. 31 in downtown Aiken. Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., the Red Cross Bloodmobile will collect blood donations and hand out Halloween treats. (803) 649-2221.

HALLOWEEN AT PATRIOTS PARK Oct. 31, 5:30-8:30 p.m., features trick-or-treat in the gymnasium, pumpkin carving contest and more. Free admission with a canned good donation. Call 863-7523 for more information. SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN PARTY 2-5 p.m. Oct. 26 at For t Discover y. Family af ternoon of fun featuring “make and take” projects, a scavenger hunt, a costume parade, science demos and goody bags. $4 adult, $3 child admission. Call Lisa Golden, 821-0646, for more information. HALLOWEEN HOOPLA Oct. 26, 5:30-8:30 p.m., at the H.O. Weeks Center in Aiken. Carnival games, inflatable activities, pumpkin carving, a costume contest and trickor-treating will be featured for children 12 and under accompanied by an adult. Cost is $3 for children 3-12 years of age and free for children 2 and under; there is an additional fee for inflatable activities. Call (803) 642-7631. HALLOWEEN FUN IN DOWNTOWN AIKEN: On Oct. 31, downtown Aiken businesses open their doors to trickor-treaters. For info, call the Aiken Downtown Development Association at (803) 649-2221. FRIGHTENING FILM FEATURES FOR HALLOWEEN every Tuesday in October at Headquar ters Library. Upcoming features are “Nightmare Before Christmas,” Oct. 15; “Creature From the Black Lagoon,” Oct. 22; “Sleepy Hollow,” Oct. 29. All films begin at 6:30 p.m. Call 821-2600 for details. SPOOKY SPLASH DIVE-IN MOVIE Oct. 26, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Family Y’s Wheeler Branch. Watch a family-oriented film while floating in the indoor heated pool. Parents must accompany children 12 and under. $3 for gold and silver members, $5 for bronze members and $7 for non-members; free for kids under 6. Bring swimsuits, towels and floats. 738-6678. COMMUNITY HALLOWEEN PARTY at the Smith-Hazel Center in Aiken Oct. 26. Games, refreshments, prizes and more will be available from noon to 4 p.m. $1 per person. (803) 642-7635.

HALLOWEEN PARTY FOR SENIOR CITIZENS is open to any Aiken area senior adult and will be held at the Smith-Hazel Center Oct. 29, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Contests, games and prizes. $1 per person fee. Call (803) 6427635 for information.

Out of Town

FIRST GLANCE ATLANTA FESTIVAL showcases the Atlanta ar ts communit y Oct. 18-Nov. 3. Per formances, workshops and panels will be held at a variet y of Atlanta ar ts venues. For more information, call (404) 521-6688. SOUTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR through Oct. 13 at the State Fair Grounds in Columbia, S.C. Exhibits, live entertainment, rides and more will be featured. $6-7 adult and $4-5 kids (ages 6-11) admission fee. Call (803) 799-3387 or visit www.scstatefair.org for information. “KING LEAR” will be per formed by the University of South Carolina Theatre through Oct. 12 at Dray ton Hall in Columbia, S.C. Show times are 8 p.m. Tues.-Sat. and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 for USC faculty and staf f, senior citizens and military personnel, $9 for students and $7 per person for groups of 10 or more. Call the box of fice at (803) 777-2551. GEORGIA NATIONAL FAIR through Oct. 13 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry, Ga. George Jones concer t Oct. 10, Vince Gill concer t Oct. 12. Call 478-987-3247 or 1-800-987-3247 for details. ACCESSIBILITY ART PROJECT through Oct. 25 in downtown Sumter, S.C. Exhibition of high-quality ar twork presented in unique set tings throughout Sumter’s downtown area. Also, per formance ar t, interactive ar t, lectures, discussions and guided walking tours are par t of the project. For info, call the Sumter County Cultural Commission, (803) 436-2260. GEORGIA LAWYERS FOR THE ARTS holds an Anniversar y Gala Oct. 18 in Atlanta with live music, food and silent auction. For more information, call (404) 873-3911.

“A VIEW FROM THE SOUTH: THE LOUIS AND ANN WRIGHT COLLECTION” through Nov. 17 at the Columbia Museum of Ar t. Call (803) 799-2810 or visit www.columbiamuseum.org. AT THE HARDEEVILLE MOTOR SPEEDWAY in Hardeeville, S.C.: Florida Pro Series Late Models Oct. 12, IPRA Professional Rodeo Oct. 25-26. Call (843) 784-RACE or visit www.hardeevillespeedway.com. NETHERWORLD HAUNTED HOUSE open daily through Nov. 3. Located in the Georgia Antique and Design Center in Norcross, Ga. $20 combo price for two haunted houses or $13 for the Inner Sanctum only. All ages admit ted, but parental guidance is suggested. Call the Netherworld hotline at (404) 608-2484 or visit www.fearworld.com for more information. AT THE HIGH MUSEUM OF ART in Atlanta: “The Mystique of Rene Magrit te: Five Surrealist Paintings From the Menil Collection, Houston,” through Dec. 1; “Building the Collection: American Sculpture,” through Nov. 3; “Beyond Surrealism: Selections From the Permanent Collection,” through Dec. 1. (404) 733-HIGH.

Benefits FIREFEST AMERICA 10K RUN/5K WALK Oct. 12 to benefit the Johns Citizenship Award and the Joseph M. Still Burn Center. Run begins at 9 a.m. at the Evans Towne Center. Entry fee is $15 per adult and $12 per child. For more information, call 860-2205 or 733-0861. CSR A CLASSIC WEEKEND celebrates 10 years of community fundraising by the CSRA classic. CSRA Classic Weekend includes Oct. 17 black-tie banquet, Oct. 18 Classic Golf Tournament, football game and Classic Greek Fest 2002, as well as Oct. 19 local marching band “Bat tle of the Bands.” Funds suppor t the Youth Leadership Program. To purchase tickets for any of the CSRA Classic Weekend events, call 722-4222 or visit www.csraclassic.org. DONATE-A-PHONE PROGR AM benefits sur vivors of domestic violence by providing them with refurbished wireless phones pre-programmed to dial emergency numbers. This October, National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, The Give Back a Smile program and the Donate-A-Phone program are teaming up to accept donations of wireless telephones. To donate, ship old wireless phones to the AACD Charitable Foundation, c/o the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistr y, 5401 World Dair y Drive, Madison, WI 53718-3900. Call the national hotline for more information at 1-800-773-GBAS. SHEPEARD COMMUNITY BLOOD CENTER BLOOD DRIVES in various locations around the CSRA this month. The blood center is urging people of all blood types to donate in order to combat a blood supply shor tage. For detailed information on locations and times to donate, visit www.shepeardblood.org. You may also call Susan Edwards at (803) 643-7996 for information on Aiken

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CLASSES at the Universit y of Georgia Business Outreach Ser vices/Small Business Development Center Augusta Of fice. “Writing a Business Plan,” Oct. 17; “QuickBooks: An Introduction,” Oct. 22. All classes held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 737-1790 to register. CANDY MAKING CLASS Oct. 15 at the H.O. Weeks Center in Aiken. Class is held 10-11:30 a.m. and covers making molded, dipped and filled chocolates and candy. $25 per person fee. Call (803) 642-7631. BEGINNING COMPUTER CLASSES Oct. 11, 18 and 25 at the Ma xwell Branch Library. Held from 9:30-11 a.m. Registration is required; call 793-2020. INTRO TO MAGIC CLASS at the H.O. Weeks Center in Aiken Oct. 12, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Learn about stage magic, close-up magic, animal magic, tricks and illusions. $30 per person; open to all ages, though children 6 and under must have a paying adult accompany them to the class. Call (803) 642-7631 to register. AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY CONTINUING EDUCATION is now of fering the following classes: Debt-Free Living, Reflexology with Aromatherapy, A Prosperous Retirement, Per fectly Social and more. Also, ASU of fers online courses. For more information, call 737-1636 or visit www.ced.aug.edu. AIKEN TECH CONTINUING EDUCATION is now of fering the following courses: Intro to Computers, Windows 2000, Microsof t Excel, Health Care Career courses, Rape Aggression Defense, A Look at Genealogy, Real Estate, Driver Education, Pilot courses and more. Aiken Tech also of fers Education to Go classes online. For more information or to register, call (803) 593-9231, ex t. 1230.

Health FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL DEPRESSION SCREENINGS throughout the CSRA on Oct. 10, National Depression Screening Day. Screenings available throughout Georgia; for screening locations in the Augusta area, phone 667-4833. The Aiken County Mental Health Par tnership will also provide free depression and other mental health screenings Oct. 10. Locations are the Aiken-Barnwell Mental Health Center, the Aiken Mall Kiosk, Aurora Pavilion and St. John’s Methodist Church. Call (803) 641-4164 for details. “HIV AND YOU: WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?” free health education class Oct. 10 at the Life Learning Center’s Downtown Division in Room 2D-114. Open to veterans, their families and others. Call 733-0188, ex t. 7989, to enroll. OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH and University Breast Health Center has a program to provide women who qualify with free mammograms. Call 774-4141 for more information. AUGUSTA RED CROSS SAFETY TR AINING CLASSES: Standard First Aid, Community First Aid and Safety and Adult CPR classes are scheduled for October. For complete class schedules, call 724-8483 or visit www.redcross.org/ga/augusta. EUTHANASIA PANEL DISCUSSION Oct. 11 is sponsored by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at Augusta State University. Speakers will discuss the topic of euthanasia from legal, philosophical, ethical and medical standpoints. Held in W1002 of the Science Building. 737-1444.


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DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP meets Dec. 10 at Doctors Hospital Of fice Building III in Classrooms 4 and 5. Preregistration is not required. Call 651-2468 or visit www.doctors-hospital.net for info. PEACHCARE FOR KIDS AND RIGHT FROM THE START MEDICADE of fers free or low-cost health coverage to qualifying families. Coverage includes prenatal care, hospitalization, vaccines, dental and vision care and is available to pregnant women of all ages and to children through age 19. Contact the RSM Project at 729-2086 or 721-5611 for information. YOGA CLASSES at Walton Rehabilitation Hospital are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8 a.m. for $45/month or 10:30 a.m. to noon for $55/month. Call 823-6294. FREE HIV/AIDS TESTING ever y Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Ministr y, 922 Greene Street. Free anonymous testing, pre- and post-test counseling and education. HATHA YOGA CLASSES at the St. Joseph Home Health Care Center in Daniel Village Plaza. Held 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. $10 per class or $60 a month for unlimited classes. Mats are provided, but bring a towel and a water bot tle. Call Tess at 738-2782 for more information.

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A FREE WOMEN’S HEALTH CLINIC is held from 6-8 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month at the Salvation Army and Welfare Center, 1383 Greene St. Services include Pap smear, breast exam and the diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmit ted diseases. For more info or an appointment, call the St. Vincent dePaul Health Center at 828-3444. W.G. WATSON, M.D., WOMEN’S CENTER CONDUCTS EDUCATION CLASSES at University Hospital. Course topics include Lamaze, breast feeding, parenting and grandparenting. Par tners will learn positive suppor t techniques. There are also programs designed to help older siblings adjust to new family members. Some classes are free, while others require a fee. Registration is required by calling 774-2825.

Kids SCIENCE EDUCATION ENRICHMENT DAY Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on the campus of USC-Aiken. Free to the public and geared toward students in the four th through eighth grades, though all ages are welcome. Call the Ruth Patrick Science Education center at (803) 641-3313 or visit ht tp://rpsec.usca.sc.edu/SEED/ for more information. STORYTIME WITH PUPPETS Oct. 16 at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the Appleby Branch Library. Call 736-6244 for more info. BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS FOR YOUNG MINDS Oct. 15, 10-11 a.m. at the Wallace Branch Library. Register by calling 722-6275. “GROWING INTO WOMANHOOD” CLASS Saturdays star ting Oct. 19 at Doctors Hospital Medical Of fice Building II. Class is open to girls ages 13-16 and their mothers or a female relative. To register, call 651-2229. “PRINTMAKING: INNOVATIVE AND EASY” family workshop at the Ger trude Herber t Institute of Ar t Oct. 12, 10 a.m. to noon. Open to children ages 5-11 and an accompanying adult. $7/family fee includes one adult and one child; $1 fee per additional child. 722-5495. AUGUSTA JUNIOR OLYMPIC VOLLEYBALL CLUB orientation meeting Oct. 13, 2 p.m. at Augusta Prep Day School library. Open to experienced middle school and high school players. $25 pre-registration fee required for November tryouts. For more info, call (803) 2792215, visit www.eteamz.com/augustajuniors or e-mail dreid54@comcast.net. FALL FAMILY CAMP WEEKEND PROGR AM Oct. 12-13 at Family Y’s Camp Lakeside on Lake Thurmond. Indoor and outdoor activities and free time, as well as meals, are included. Family Y membership required. Call 7331030 for information. CHILDREN’S LEARNING CENTER at the Lucy Craf t Laney Museum of Black History open Monday-Friday, 4:30-6:30 p.m., September through June. For information, call 724-3576. STORYTIME IN THE GARDENS Tuesdays at Hopelands in Aiken, through Oct. 29. At 4 p.m., local seniors will read favorite children’s stories to kids ages 8 and under.

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FALL GYMNASTICS at the Family Y: Session II runs Oct. 28-Dec. 30. Open to toddlers through teens and S held once a week at the Wheeler Gymnastics Center. P 738-6678.

AUGUSTA DISC GOLF CLASSIC will be held Oct. 11-12 at Pendleton King Park in Augusta and Riverview Park in Nor th Augusta. Event admission is free. For info, call the Augusta Disc Golf Association at 736-8537.

I R ACADEMIC HELP AND TUTORING available Saturdays, I 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Wallace Branch Library. Call 722T

ADULT WINTER SOFTBALL LEAGUE begins Oct. 28 at Citizens Park I and II. Fees and team rosters due Oct. 15. Call (803) 643-4663.

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YOUTH LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT SKILLS PROGR AM for teens ages 12-19 held the third Saturday of the month at the Lucy Craf t Laney Museum of Black History. Call 724-3576. SIBSHOPS every third Saturday of the month at the MCG Children’s Medical Center Conference Center. This program is designed for siblings of children with special health and developmental needs. Phone 721-KIDS for information. WEEKLY STORY SESSIONS at all branch libraries. Visit www.ecgrl.public.lib.ga.us for more information. FIRST SATURDAY STORYTELLING at the Lucy Craf t Laney Museum. In addition, there is a tour of the museum. Held 10 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of the month. Call 724-3576.

Seniors OKTOBERFEST BUS TRIP TO ALPINE VILLAGE, HELEN, GA., Oct. 25 is sponsored by The Senior Citizens Council of Greater Augusta and the CSRA. Sign up by Oct. 11. Cost is $30 for members and $35 for nonmembers. Call 826-4480, ex t. 200. PEOPLE WITH ARTHRITIS CAN EXERCISE (PACE) meets at Walton Rehabilitation Hospital Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-2 p.m. Call 823-5294. THE SENIOR CITIZENS COUNCIL OF GREATER AUGUSTA AND THE CSR A of fers a variety of classes, including aerobics, quilting, tai chi, Spanish, painting, line dancing, bowling, bridge, pool/billiards, drawing and pinochle. For dates and times, phone 826-4480. ARTHRITIS AQUATICS of fered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Walton Rehabilitation Hospital. Classes meet 9-9:45 a.m., 10-10:45 a.m. or 12:15-1 p.m. $37.50/month. To register, call 733-5959. SENIORNET provides adults age 50 and over education for and access to computer technology. Many dif ferent courses are of fered. Contact the USC-Aiken Continuing Education Of fice at (803) 641-3563.

AUGUSTA LYNX HOME GAMES: Oct. 11-12, 15 and 1819. Tickets on sale at the Civic Center box of fice and are $8 for upper bowl seats, $10 for second-level seats and $12 for lower bowl seats. Group discounts available. Call the Lynx ticket depar tment at 724-4423 for more information. TICKETS NOW ON SALE for the Augusta GreenJackets 2003 season. Home games at Lake Olmstead Stadium. Tickets available at www.tixonline.com or by phone at (803) 278-4TIX. There is also a TIX outlet inside Harmon Optical in Southgate Plaza. YOUTH MONTHLY SPARRING the last Thursday of the month, 5:30 p.m., at the Augusta Boxing Club. Call 733-7533.

Volunteer OPER ATION CLEAN UP of the Laney-Walker and Bethlehem neighborhoods Oct. 12 from 8 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will clean up debris and trash from proper ty, streets and sidewalks. For info, contact Ivory Mat thews or Maria Johnson at 724-5565. GOLDEN HARVEST FOOD BANK needs volunteers during the day, Monday-Friday, to help sor t donated products and assist in their agency shopping area. Help is needed year-round. If you are able to lif t 25 pounds and would like to help fight hunger in the Augusta area, contact Laurie Roper at 736-1199, ex t. 208. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT THE MORRIS MUSEUM OF ART to guide tours and teach educational programs. Training begins Oct. 13. Contact Patricia Moore Shaf fer, 828-3813. THOROUGHBRED R ACING HALL OF FAME DOCENTS NEEDED for the upcoming season. Duties include opening and closing the Hall of Fame, greeting visitors and providing information about museum exhibits. Call Lisa Hall, (803) 642-7650 for information. OLDER AMERICANS ACT SENIOR NUTRITION PROGR AM is looking for volunteers to ser ve meals to needy older residents. To volunteer, contact the Senior Citizens Council at 826-4480. For those in need of home-delivered meals, call 210-2018 or toll free at 1-888-922-4464. AUGUSTA-RICHMOND COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL: New volunteer orientation is scheduled the first Saturday of every month at 11 a.m. at the shelter, 4164 Mack Lane. Schedule subject to change; call 790-6836 to verify dates and times.

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This is the last weekend to catch “You Can’t Take It With You” at the Abbeville Opera House. Call the box office at (864) 459-2157 for tickets.

THE CSR A HUMANE SOCIETY is looking for animal lovers willing to donate a lit tle of their time. Volunteers are needed every Saturday at the Pet Center located behind GreenJackets Stadium on Milledge Road. Call 261-PETS for more info. SHEPEARD COMMUNITY BLOOD CENTER is seeking donors to prevent a blood supply shor tage. To donate, call 737-4551, 854-1880 or (803) 643-7996.

Meetings LUPUS SUPPORT GROUP meets Oct. 15, 7 p.m. at the Medical College of Georgia’s Greenblat t Library in Classroom 211. For more information, call 868-9424 or 210-1868, or e-mail Lupus_Friends@hotmail.com. THE MINDBENDER DEPRESSIVE AND MANICDEPRESSIVE ASSOCIATION OF GREATER AUGUSTA will meet 6 p.m. Oct. 16 at First Baptist Church of Augusta on Walton Way. The meeting will be held in Room 105 of the Walton Building. For more information, call 733-2236. GR ANDPARENTS PARENTING GR ANDCHILDREN SUPPORT GROUP meets the third Tuesday of each month at Bar ton Chapel Elementary School. Open to grandparents and other relative caregivers who are raising children without biological parents in the home. Morning group meets at 10 a.m.; evening group meets at 6:30 p.m. Call 721-1043 or 722-6512 for more information. THE CSR A CHAPTER OF THE GEORGIA ASSOCIATION OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS holds its October meeting Oct. 15 at 8:15 a.m. at Athens Restaurant. The speaker will be Will Barnes from the South Carolina Depar tment of Revenue. To make reservations, contact Jerry Brigham, 650-1700. SIERR A CLUB MEETING Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m., features slide show presentation about the outdoors in the Pacific

Nor thwest. The public is welcome. Held at the Unitarian Church, 3501 Walton Way Ex t. For info, call Sam Booher, 863-2324. PREVENT CHILD ABUSE AUGUSTA meets the third Wednesday of each month in the University Room of the Third Floor Education Wing of University Hospital at 8:30 a.m. For additional information, call Jasper Cooke at 597-8898 or at 667-4207. He may be reached by email at jcooke@aug.edu. THE AUGUSTA CHAPTER OF INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ADMINISTR ATIVE PROFESSIONALS meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the University Hospital Dining Room. Contact Sunshine Prescot t-Aiu at 721-3448 or visit ht tp://iaapfairways.tripod.com/iaap.

Weekly AUGUSTA TOASTMASTERS CLUB #326 meets Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. at Advent Lutheran Church. Call 868-8431. BUSINESS NETWORKERS INTERNATIONAL Augusta Chapter meets every Thursday morning from 7 to 8:30 a.m. in the Par tridge Inn main dining room. All professionals welcome; breakfast provided for a fee. Call Stuar t Rayburn, 737-0050. RIVERWALK TOASTMASTERS meets Mondays, 7 p.m. in Classroom 3 at Universit y Hospital. Call Gale Kan, 855-7071. GUIDELINES: Public Service announcements are listed in this section without charge at the discretion of the editor. Announcements must be received by Monday at noon and will be included as space permits. Send to Events, The Metropolitan Spirit, P.O. Box 3809, Augusta, GA, 30914 or fa x (706) 733-6663. Listings cannot be taken over the phone.


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ockabilly bad boy Jim Heath – that’s Reverend Horton Heat to most of us – is a man with a mission, and he’s coming to Augusta to convert non-believers to true rock ‘n’ roll. “A lot of people don’t realize most of the modern music today is around one funk beat,” Heath says. “A lot of people don’t stop and think about that.” But true rock ‘n’ roll, he says, “It’s the rock ‘n’ roll beat. It’s Jerry Lee Lewis pounding straight eights on a piano.” In that vein, Heath and Reverend Horton Heat bandmates Jimbo Wallace and Scott Churilla are bringing rockabilly to Augusta with a performance at The Capri Cinema Oct. 13. Of his craft, Heath says, “It’s the original rock ‘n’ roll. The ‘50s rockabilly was just as shocking and scary to middle America as Marilyn Manson is today. The music was wild and just had this passion to it that was an over-the-top thing.” And speaking of over the top, Reverend Horton Heat’s latest release, “Lucky 7,” is a study in excess. It all begins with the raucous “Loco Gringos Like a Party,” then plows through high-energy songs like “Reverend Horton Heat’s Big Blue Car” and “Galaxy 500” before switching gears with the more subdued “The Tiny Voice of Reason.” But the band revs up again and ends on a high note with “Sermon on the Jimbo” and “You’ve Got a Friend in Jimbo,” two tracks you can’t help but smile at. And then it’s time to do it all over again. That’s not unlike the band’s intense touring schedule, which often takes them to 200-plus cities a year, whether there’s a new album to promote or not. “Yeah, that’s what we do,” says Heath. “We tour all the time. It’s fun. We just did three nights in Orlando. Instead of playing one big show, we’ve been playing three smaller shows, with three different set lists.” And of their fans, many of which take advantage of the multiple shows to bask in the glory of the Reverend’s repertoire, Heath says, “They are committed. It’s pretty cool. We have a strong cult following and all of our fans seem to come from all different types of places.” But, he says, there’s one thing they have in common. “All of them have a pretty good sense of humor.” For Heath, playing is a necessity. “We love to play music,” he says, likening the pull of music to the pull of heroin. “I can’t imagine

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The Charlie Daniels Band Plays the Western Carolina State Fair If the Devil went straight down to Georgia last time, it looks like he’ll be making a pit stop this year – in Aiken. He’s probably even going to have a little bit of fun at the Western Carolina State Fair while he’s there. And, of course, he’ll have to check out the Charlie Daniels Band in concert. The Charlie Daniels Band, perhaps best-known for that 1979 hit, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” will play at the Western Carolina State Fair Oct. 17. The 8 p.m. concert will be held opening night, and the $17 ticket price includes fair admission. Over the years, Charlie Daniels and his band have released a slew of albums, their style encompassing everything from a mix of rock, country and bluegrass to blues and gospel. What Daniels claims on his Web site (decorated in red, white and blue) is true: He’s a purveyor of purely American music. Tickets are available through TIX Online. Purchase them online at www.tixonline.com or by phone at (803) 278-4TIX. not having a gig booked. “We’ve got to play music; that’s what being a musician’s all about. A lot of people look at it backwards. Their big dream is to get a big recording contract. … You have to be a musician. You can’t let becoming a recording artist cloud the more valid art form of being a musician.” Heath admits he’s too stubborn for that. “We did have kind of a funny incident,” he says, referring to the release of their album “Space Heater.” “There were two or three songs on that album that they (Interscope Records) didn’t want on that album at all. They were rockabilly/swing-type stuff. One of them was a fast country-type instrumental,” says Heath, citing the style that’s made them famous. “They sent out advance copies of that CD with those

three songs. The only three songs (journalists) wanted to talk about were those three songs.” All in all, Heath says, Reverend Horton Heat has had quite a bit of artistic freedom, more than most other bands with record deals. “Let me do what I want,” he says. “It’s my song.” But rather than flocking to a Reverend Horton Heat concert to hear their favorite tracks off the band’s albums, fans go for the live Reverend experience. “We’re a lot better live than the albums are,” says Heath. “If everybody comes out, we’re going to do our damnedest to make sure we’re entertaining.” The Capri Cinema hosts the Reverend Horton Heat on Sunday, Oct. 13. Doors open at 7 p.m. and The Decrepits start things off. Tickets are $12 at the door. For information, call The Capri at 414-3654.


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he Dave Matthews Band continues to make news as they make plans to hit the road once again. After all, their wildly successful summer tour grossed over $52 million and “Busted Stuff,” their most recent studio set, debuted at the top spot when it was released in July. Surprisingly, DMB has yet another Atlanta date set for Philips Arena Dec. 11. The group also has another in-concert recording planned for release Nov. 5, “Live at Folsom Field.” The show was recorded in July of last year and features the usual standards along with the previously unissued “JTR” and “Fish Monkey Man.” Clean Up Time Dept. Filter has canceled the remaining dates of their current U.S. tour. Lead singer Richard Patrick announced last week that he is entering rehab for undisclosed reasons, forcing the group to withdraw from their eleven-city “Rellim” tour. “Amalgamut,” the band’s newest disc, was released in July and all band support for the album has been put on hold until next year. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers newie “The Last DJ” is in stores this week. As reported in this column several weeks ago, the cynical title track is the current single, but since it bashes today’s corporate radio situation its amount of airplay might not be as heavy as Petty would like. Lindsay Buckingham and Jon Brion assist. Even Renaldo and Clara Were There Dept. Columbia Records is raiding its vaults again for a vintage performance from Bob Dylan. “Bootleg Series - Volume 5 - Live in 1975

with the Rolling Thunder Revue” chronicles an intriguing era for Dylan, as it features the singer (who wore thick pancake-like makeup at most of the shows) with a roving band of friends and fellow stars. Joni Mitchell, Roger McGuinn (Byrds), Mick Ronson (David Bowie), Ramblin Jack Elliott and Joan Baez were among Dylan’s merry pranksters from this period, which coincided with Dylan’s excellent “Desire” set from the same year. The two-disc set also has a DVD with first-ever footage from the troupe. Look for the set in November. The Peter Gabriel tour in support of his latest release, “Up,” will not open next month in Atlanta after all. The official word is that stage design changes have forced cancellation of the concert, which was originally scheduled for Nov. 5 at Philips Arena. Unfortunately, the date will not be made up during the tour. New releases in stores this week include: Ben Folds’ “Live,” Bon Jovi’s “Bounce,” Steve Forbert’s “Any Old Time,” Art Garfunkel’s “Everybody Waits To Be Noticed,” Peter Green’s “Plays the Blues,” Bert Jansch’s “Edge of a Dream,” King Crimson’s “Happy,” Luna’s “Close Cover Before Striking,” Ron Sexsmith’s “Cobblestone Runway,” The Soft Boys’ “Nextdoorland,” and Sonic Youth’s “In the Fishtank.” Turner’s Rock and Roll Jeopardy: A. This ‘80s-era band’s name was taken from a Frank Sinatra movie poster. Q. Who is Frankie Goes to Hollywood?

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e’ve played the Soul Bar once before,” says Elf Power vocalist Andrew Rieger. “It was great. I think we played there on a weekend night. There were a good many people there who knew who we were.” And what about those who showed up just for a round or two of drinks? “A lot of them seemed to enjoy it quite a lot,” says Rieger. That’s not surprising, judging from the song samples on their Web site, www.elfpower.com. The band has a talent for crafting catchy melodies that seem to pick you up and carry you right along with them. “There’s a lot of kind of weird, vague, dreamlike imagery in the lyrics,” Rieger says. “There is some supernatural imagery. It’s not exactly like the lizard battling the hawk lord. It’s not a Dungeons and Dragons scenario. There’s a little bit of supernatural, but it’s not so much in straight narrative storytelling.” As to just where Elf Power’s imagery comes from, Rieger speculates, “I guess when I was growing up, I read a lot of comic books and a lot of sci-fi. Also, a lot of other musicians, songwriters that I really respect, that have maybe influenced me, do a lot of similar things.” In tribute to some of those musicians, Elf Power’s latest album, “Nothing’s Going To Happen,” is a collection of covers. “Most of

them are fairly obscure,” Rieger says. “We do some David Bowie; and let’s see, we do some T. Rex; we do some punk songs; we do Bad Brains and stuff like that, which isn’t really what our music sounds like, but it’s kind of fun to play live. “I think a lot of bands tend to look down on other bands that do covers because they think it somehow takes away from their originality,” he says. “But I don’t know, it’s fun for us. We kind of consider it a tribute to people we respect, songs that we love.” Expect Elf Power to have fun playing the songs off “Nothing’s Going To Happen” Saturday night at the Soul Bar. “We have five albums out, so we like to play a little bit from each album, mostly concentrating on the newer stuff,” says Rieger. Rieger, who spoke with The Spirit by phone from Wilmington, Del., says that Augusta will be the last stop on Elf Power’s latest tour. “Then we’re home for about 10 days and then we go to Europe for a month. “This will be our third time over there. We have a licensing deal with a European label, and the label’s based in Oxford and then they license it out to other countries. It’s worked out pretty good for us.” But Europe isn’t the most exotic locale Elf Power has played in; the group’s played in Japan as well. “That was probably the most alien culture that we’ve encountered,” says

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Rieger. “Even in Europe, a lot of people speak English. It’s somewhat Westernized. Japan was something completely different, and the fans were completely appreciative over there.” And while the name Elf Power sounds like some sort of catch phrase translated from a Japanese cartoon, legend has it the band’s moniker was adopted in their hometown, Athens. “The story behind the name was that I was walking downtown one day in downtown

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Friday, 11th The Bee’s Knees - Musique Non-Stop Bhoomer’s Lounge - Heavy Dose Borders - Jeremy Carr Cafe Du Teau - Buzz Clif ford Coyote’s - Rhes Reeves and the Coyote Ugly Band Crossroads - 420 Outback, Happy Bones D. Timm’s - Joe Patchen and the Blue Diamond Express Fox’s Lair - Tara and Kevin Scheyer Highlander - The Ear thling Honk y Tonk - Atlanta Rhy thm Section Joe’s Underground - Blues Express Kokopelli’s - Lithium Marlboro Station - Lauren Alexander, Sasha Playground - Midnight Crossing Red Lion - Black-Eyed Susan Shannon’s - Steve Chappell, Bar t Bell

Saturday, 12th The Bee’s Knees - Musique Concrete Bhoomer’s Lounge - Heavy Dose Borders - Rod Macker t Cafe Du Teau - Buzz Clif ford Coliseum - Mallory Coyote’s - Rhes Reeves and the Coyote Ugly Band Crossroads - Crankshaf t, Bind D. Timm’s - Joe Patchen and the Blue Diamond Express Fox’s Lair - Tara and Kevin Scheyer Joe’s Underground - Impulse Ride Kokopelli’s - 420 Outback, Happy Bones Red Lion - New Way Home, Par t-Time Hero Shannon’s - Shelley Watkins Soul Bar - Elf Power, Tenderness, Dances With Wolves

Sunday, 13th Bhoomer’s Lounge - DJ Boriqua Cafe Du Teau - Buzz Clif ford and The Last Bohemian Quar tet Capri Cinema - Reverend Hor ton Heat, The Decrepits

Marlboro Station - Claire Storm, Lauren Alexander, Diane Chanel Pizza Joint - Recovering Alice Shannon’s - Shelley Watkins

Monday, 14th Joe’s Underground - Jason Red Lion - F&B Karaoke

Tuesday, 15th D. Timm’s - Joe Patchen and the Blue Diamond Express Joe’s Underground - Keith “Fossill” Gregory Metro Coffeehouse - Irish Music Pizza Joint - Westabou

Wednesday, 16th Coyote’s - Rhes Reeves and the Coyote Ugly Band D. Timm’s - Joe Patchen and the Blue Diamond Express Joe’s Underground - Happy Bones Shannon’s - Steve Chappell, Bar t Bell Soul Bar - Live Jazz

Upcoming Charlie Daniels - Aiken Jaycees Fairgrounds Oct. 17 Cat Power, Deathstar - Soul Bar - Oct. 19 The Kevn Kinney Band, Redbelly - Soul Bar Oct. 26 3 Doors Down - Bar ton Field, For t Gordon Nov. 9 The Fix x, Neato Torpedo - Crossroads Nov. 12

Travis Tritt stops at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta Oct. 11.

Elsewhere George Jones - Reaves Arena, Perr y, Ga. Oct. 10 Jump, Little Children - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta - Oct. 11 Cajun Crawl with Chubby Carrier - The Handlebar, Greenville, S.C. - Oct. 11 Travis Tritt - Fox Theatre, Atlanta - Oct. 11 Michael Bolton - Bi-Lo Center, Greenville, S.C. Oct. 11 Bill Cosby - Fox Theatre, Atlanta - Oct. 12 Vince Gill - Reaves Arena, Perry, Ga. - Oct. 12 Bone Thugs N Harmony - Roxy Theatre, Atlanta - Oct. 12 Dave Matthews Cover Band - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta - Oct. 12 Rush - Philips Arena, Atlanta - Oct. 13 Aerosmith, Kid Rock - Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre, Atlanta - Oct. 14 Ani Difranco - Classic Center Theatre, Athens, Ga. - Oct. 15 Low - Echo Lounge, Atlanta - Oct. 16 Meshell Ndegeocello - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta - Oct. 17 OutKast - Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, Ga. -

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Oct. 19 KORN, Disturbed, Trust Company - Philips Arena, Atlanta - Oct. 22 Sleater-Kinney - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta Oct. 23 War - Blumenthal Per forming Ar ts Center, Charlot te, N.C. - Oct. 24 Sam Bush - The Handlebar, Greenville, S.C. Oct. 24; Variety Playhouse, Atlanta - Oct. 25 Yes - Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta Oct. 25 The Statler Brothers - Asheville Civic Center, Asheville, N.C. - Oct. 25 Phil Vassar, Brad Paisley - Anderson Music Hall, Hiawassee, Ga. - Oct. 26 Rolling Stones, No Doubt - Turner Field, Atlanta

They’re not playing this week, but this is the real The Big Mighty. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by last week’s outdated photo. - Oct. 26 Dark Star Orchestra - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta - Oct. 29 Michael W. Smith, Third Day - Philips Arena, Atlanta - Nov. 1 Wilco - Classic Center Theatre, Athens, Ga. Nov. 1 Trey Anastasio - The Tabernacle, Atlanta Nov. 1 Mad Margritt - Flanagins, Atlanta - Nov. 1-2 Voodoo Music Experience - New Orleans City Park, New Orleans, La. - Nov. 2 Widespread Panic - Macon Coliseum, Macon, Ga. - Nov. 5 Cowboy Mouth - Roxy Theatre, Atlanta - Nov. 7 Beth Orton - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta -

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lump on her face that made a popping sound when she blinked. • Vince Dominach, the county economic development director in Easton, Pa., who was in trouble in June for $1,388 worth of personal calls on his government phone, told reporters that the problem stemmed from a hectic period in which his wife and he had become sexually involved with another couple. And Jeremiah Frank Dubois, 24, pleaded guilty to rape in August in Raleigh, N.C.; police said he told them the reason he did it was that his wedding day was approaching and he wanted one last fling before then. • Raymond Leopold, who was the “Winston man” model in cigarette ads from 1978 to 1980, filed a federal lawsuit in Little Rock, Ark., in April, demanding $65 million from R.J. Reynolds because he is so torn up with remorse and stress at the role he played in creating smoking-related illnesses in people who were influenced by his ads. • Former University of Hong Kong graduate architecture student Francis Frick, 34, said in May he would resist being sent back to the United States, despite the school’s having kicked him out for lack of progress. As his Ph.D. dissertation last year, Frick submitted a blank piece of paper (his only UHK thesis product), calling it an example of his “quantum arcology,” which focuses on nonverbal creativity; he said he plans a legal challenge to the school because his adviser failed to understand Frick’s approach. • In September in Carlisle, Pa., Gordon Neal Diem was convicted of several charges in connection with an alleged attempt to lure two teenage girls (one being merely a police officer posing as one online) to a motel room for sex, but according to him, everything he did was part of his life’s dedication to finding and stopping adults who sexually abuse children. The 60 items of bondage and sex toys he had on him (and the Viagra tablets) were merely props, he said, to make him look like an authentic pervert, and a child-sex photo he had “helps motivate” him in his work, he said. People Different From Us • White supremacists Leo Felton, 31, and his girlfriend Erica Chase, 22, were convicted in July of plotting to blow up landmarks around Boston that had significance for Jews and blacks so that a “racial holy war” would erupt. Chase dressed demurely during the trial, hiding her numerous Aryan tattoos (including “white power” on her toes). Felton has attributed his anger and aggression to the fact that he has a black father (and white mother, and both were civilrights activists), and courthouse observers speculated that Chase’s distancing of herself from him during the trial reflects her growing ambivalence about his heritage. Least Competent Criminals • No Exit Strategy: David Christopher Lander, 51, was arrested in Gainesville, Fla., in July, locked inside the Infiniti car he was burglarizing; while inside, he had accidentally triggered the car alarm, which automatically locks the doors. And in September, Andrew Birch, 21, was arrested in Renfrew, Scotland, after becoming wedged in the window of the car he was climbing through in order to (according to authorities) steal. (Alcohol was involved in both incidents.) — Chuck Shepherd © United Press Syndicate


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cial tips she’d gleaned on the astral plane from a departed spirit that used to work at Goldman Sachs. Sorry I can’t reveal any of these useful hints to you, Virgo; the medicine woman swore me to secrecy. Don’t feel deprived, though: You’ll soon tap into equally exotic sources that will provide you with equally practical advice.

— a shout, a noise, an enigmatic line, a raucous solo.” Let that theme be your guide in the coming week, Gemini. You’re at the peak of your ability to create catalytic beauty, but you’re most likely to get the responses you crave only if you add a feisty bite to your self-expression.

As delicious as the soup will be, it might have a fly floating in it. Though the new paint job will for the most part be expertly done, I bet there’ll be a flaw in the perfect sheen. Well-laid plans may proceed with alacrity right up to the moment when a key player hiccups during a critical course-correction. Do not, however, misread the overall omens, Libra. They’re mostly pretty sweet. A smudge in the halo is not a sign of evil incarnate, but of goodness pushing for more wildness.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

Jungian analyst Arnold Mindell is a pioneer in exploring the relationship between mind and body. He believes you can achieve optimum physical health if you’re devoted to shedding outworn selfimages. Want to feel really good? “Continuously drop all sorts of rigid identities,” he says. Kate Bornstein, author of “Gender Outlaw,” agrees. Raised as a male, she later changed into a female, but ultimately renounced gender altogether. “I love being without an identity,” she says. “It gives me a lot of room to play around.” Few of us can manage this level of commitment to staying fresh. But we all go through phases when it’s easier to pull off than at other times. That’s exactly where you are now, Aries. For inspiration, read “Break the Mirror,” a book of poems by a wandering fool with no worldly goods, Nanao Sakaki.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

The annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest invites good writers to compete in creating awful prose. This year Rephah Berg won with this passage: “Angela perceived that her relationship with Tom had always been rocky, not quite a roller-coaster ride but more like when the toiletpaper roll gets squashed so it hangs crooked and every time you pull some off you can hear the rest going bumpity-bumpity in its holder until you go nuts and push it back into shape, a degree of annoyance that Angela had now almost attained.’’ I hold this up as an example, Taurus, of how you might go about performing a goofy desecration of the thing you do best or love most. And what’s the value in that? If you approach it with a tender intention to take yourself less seriously, you’ll awaken dormant power in the thing you do best or love most.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

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CANCER (June 21-July 22)

What are you waiting for? The perfect moment? The last straw? The missing link? The hand of fate? I hate to tell you this, Cancerian (well, actually, I love to tell you this, but I know it might initially hurt your feelings), but all your waiting is in vain. As long as you keep sitting around hoping for some magic intervention to do your work for you, the magic intervention will never happen. The minute you take your destiny in your own hands, you’ll realize exactly what you need to do in order to succeed without the perfect moment, last straw, missing link, or hand of fate.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Sagittarian Janos Bolyai was born in Transylvania in 1802. By age 20 he was an accomplished violinist, mathematical prodigy, skilled linguist, and the best swordsman and dancer in the Austrian Imperial army. At that time, he wrote a 26-page paper that was tacked on as an appendix to a long mathematical textbook penned by his father. Janos’ contribution turned out to be revolutionary. Long after his dad’s tome was forgotten, his short treatise helped lay the foundations for a complete system of non-Euclidian geometry. I’d like to make him your patron saint for the next six weeks. I believe that you, too, are primed to spawn a pithy creation that will not at first receive due credit; you, too, will establish a landmark that’ll turn out to be more influential than what seems important now.

The other night I met a Navajo medicine woman who showed me the “squat of power” practiced by the Pleiadean star people. She said it would free me of any urge to watch TV, and it did. She also gave me a karma-free spell to unbind me from my enemies (it worked!), and slipped me some hot finan-

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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Omigod. How much longer can you wrestle with the confounding angel? How much more melodrama can you wade through without seeking refuge as a daytime TV junkie, your curtains drawn and empty cookie packages accumulating on the floor? Will there ever be an end to the soul-boggling, gutjiggling education? In lieu of hazarding a guess at these questions, Scorpio, I’ll remind you of the vow you took before you were born: “My elixir of life will never taste like sugar water, but will always be a blend of at least 77 mouth-watering, high-potency, profanely sacred ingredients!”

You’ve probably seen the bumper sticker that says, “He who dies with the most toys, wins.” It’s a brattier version of the original, which is, “He who dies with the most gold, wins.” But neither of these will be of use to you in the coming months, Leo. You’re not going to die, and besides, the amount of toys and gold you have won’t be a good measure of your success. What will be? Your determination to keep ruthlessly editing your to-do list so that it contains only the few things that are truly important and fun. Here’s your official bumper sticker slogan, courtesy of motivational specialist Barbara Sher: “She who lives with the shortest to-do list, wins.”

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You should now have your sixth sense trained on the corrupt entity you want to overthrow. Your spies should have fully infiltrated the inner circle. Your intelligence reports, I hope, are streaming in. Soon it’ll be time to gather your top allies for one last pep talk and strategy session. I suggest you plan the coup for sometime between Oct. 11 and 18. So is there anything missing from your data? Maybe just this counsel: Listen to what has not been said. Watch what has not been done. In absence and silence you will find out the rest of what you need to know. — © Rob Brezsny You Can Call Rob Brezsny, day or night, for your Expanded Weekly Horoscope

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Is there anything you can do to attract heavenly grace? Can you coax God into granting you sweet favors by being a really nice person who follows all the rules? Some theologians say no way. In their view, the gift of grace is a product of divine whim, and can neither be cultivated nor predicted. Other commentators timidly suggest maybe: There is a possibility that one’s good works can stimulate the Creator’s generosity. I don’t know the answer myself, Aquarius. But I do suspect you’ll soon be visited by an act of mercy that looks suspiciously like supernatural kindness. So you tell me: Have you earned it, or are you simply a random beneficiary?

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Maybe you have faithfully acted on my counsel for years, and yet have still not become rich, married a gorgeous genius, or been profiled for your brilliance by The New York Times. Does that mean I’ve failed you? Is it time for you to move on to a more useful prophet? Well, if the goals I named above are your most cherished aspirations, I do indeed suggest you re-evaluate your relationship with me. If on the other hand you’d like to master the art of being happy no matter what your external circumstances are, stick around. The opportunities to do that will be especially good this week.

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ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE The Metropolitan Spirit has a full time, entry level sales position available. The ideal candidate is ambitious, self-motivated, competitive, persuasive, positive, creative, and a great communicator in person and on paper. Account executives develop new business, work with clients and production artists to create ads that get results. If you possess an entrepreneurial drive and are up for a challenge with big rewards, please send your resume, with cover letter to:

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former boyfriend broke up with me two years ago (af ter he started dating another woman behind my back). Back then, I still had romantic feelings for him, so he refused even friendship with me. I ran into him recently, and he invited me to dinner at a restaurant he frequents. There, the hostess came to our table, and the two of them chatted for 30 minutes about her personal life — her engagement, etc. — totally ignoring me. I excused myself to the ladies’ room, hoping she’d get the hint. When I returned, they were still gabbing. I politely suggested she give us some time alone. She graciously apologized and left the table. He was upset that I’d “sent her away” and said I’d offended her. I replied that I’d felt excluded. He said I should have “gone with the flow,” and suggested I buy her flowers as an apology. I agreed, bought flowers, and returned with him to apologize to her. She said apologizing was unnecessary; she should have given us some privacy. The next time I saw him, he told me that, because of my behavior, he doesn’t want a friendship with me. Could I have handled this situation more graciously? —Dinner Theater Say the hostess isn’t all talk. Maybe she grabs your water glass and takes a swig. She sets it down, reaches over, and grabs a rib off your plate. She gnaws the meat off the bone while delivering a monologue about her childhood. Scanning the bone to be sure she’s Hoovered it bare, she tosses it back onto your plate, exploding mashed potatoes all over your favorite “dry clean only.” Before you can lif t the napkin from your lap to dab your chest wounds, she grabs it and blows her nose into it. Oh, but wait — is all this before or af ter she gives your date a complimentary lap dance? Hello? What, exactly, does it take to get your knickers in a knot — or, to at least bunch up a little? And no, the correct answer isn’t “buying them three sizes too large.” You have to have an opinion. Maybe even two or more. You can’t, though, because you have no standards — probably because you thought you could avoid get ting all smelly and tired figuring out “Who Am I?” by taking a lit tle shor tcut to “Who Am I With?” You know — let some guy turn himself into somebody, and

you’ll turn yourself into somebody he likes. Unfor tunately, trying really hard to be liked is like having yourself shot out of a cannon into unlikeability. To have a chance at actually being liked, find the guts to be offensive and irritating. Try it. I’m serious. March into an aquarium store and order koi sashimi and a goldfish hand-roll. Pass out “Lesbian and Proud and Living In The Suburbs” bumper stickers at a Religious Right convention. Go to a garden store and argue with a bush. These valuable exercises will show you how easy and amusing it will be to stand up for who you are and what you believe in — once you figure out who you are and what, exactly, that is. That’s your nex t assignment. It comes with a tex tbook — well, two, actually. Get two copies of “The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem,” by Nathaniel Branden. Read one and cut the other up into small pieces and eat it with a lit tle but ter and salt. Do it. I’m serious. Maybe if you literally digest his words, you’ll find yourself too stuffed to eat any more of your own.

I’ve been dating my current boyfriend for two months. Last week, I got an e-mail from a guy I haven’t seen in years. We never dated, because I was seeing someone else, but we had a special connection. My boyfriend’s really great, but I think I would be happiest with my old friend. How do I tell my boyfriend that I need to be with somebody else? —Double Trouble Apparently, some wedding caterer is offering a limited-time special on life-sized salmon mousse sculptures of “the happy couple.” If only you knew which guy’s head goes on the headless tux standing nex t to the whipped fish re-creation of you. Aesthetically speaking, the answer is neither. (Does anyone look good in congealed pink seafood?) Hence, there’s no rush to decide whether you’d be happier with a guy you barely know or a guy you haven’t seen in years. Tell each about the other, and tell them you’d like to date them both until you make up your mind. Eventually, you’ll be inspired to join hands in salmon mousse with one of them. If you’re smar t, however, you’ll restrain yourselves and opt for something a lit tle more tasteful — like an ice sculpture of swans get ting it on. — © 2002, Amy Alkon

Got A Problem? Write Amy Alkon 171 Pier Ave., Box 280 • Santa Monica, CA 90405 or e-mail AdviceAmy@aol.com


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Student Exchange Opportunities Coordinator Needed to recruit host families & supervise students for an Int’l Student Exchange Program. Must enjoy working w/ teens. PT commissioned position. Call Rene at 800-760-4620. www.aspect foundation.org (10/10#7844)

Miscellaneous WANTED: Weaving Loom Not a child’s toy, 790-0401 or 481-9073 Leave Message. (10/10#7863)

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HOME FOR RENT OR SALE Quiet Neighborhood, 3 br, 2 ba, Great Room w/ Fireplace Dining Room, Big Kitchen, Screened Porch, Laundry Room, Double Garage, Central Heat & Air. $925 Per Month W/ Deposit Or Sell for $105,000. Call Frank 706-364-5253 or 704-588-4295. (10/10#7852)

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Religion Metropolitan Community Church of Our Redeemer A Christian Church reaching to all: including Gay, Lesbian, and Transgendered Christians. Meeting at 311 Seventh Street, 11 am and 7 pm each Sunday. 722-6454 MCCAugusta@aol.com

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Antique 1900 Singer Treadle Sewing Machine, Serial#0948896 Excellent Condition. Original Book. $200.00 OBO, 706-854-0152 (12/05#7859) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Designer (New) Wedding Dress, $99.00, Interested contact: 706-294 2933 or 706869-9369 (12/05#7859) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– HP882 Deskjet Printer, 12000DPI, Parallel Connection Printer Sof tware, Like New 706738-8551, $125.00 OBO. (12/05#7859) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Two Piece, black leather couch and loveseat set. Pret ty good condition. Asking only $200. 706-267-0074. (11/28#7833) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Pageant Gown - Black w/ Beading - Size 8 Brand New- “Mom and Dad, it’s appropriate for prom night, too!” $200 - 803-640-7694 (11/21#7826) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Sanyo 12” T.V. & Haier Dorm Refrigerator, bought for college, she decided not to go. Paid $300, sell for $175. 706-564-1157 (11/21#7827) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Matress & Box Spring Set, Full size, good condition. Asking $80.00 Call 830-0984 (11/21#7828) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Waterbed For Sale. $75. Includes headboard, padded bumper rails, and waterbed sheets. Call (706)729-0497 (11/21#7830) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Baby Crib, solid wood, excellent condition. Paid $250, Asking $120. Call 830-0984 (11/21#7829) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Brown Sofa & Hide a Bed Love Seat Set Like new for sale $225. Call (706) 495-3532 (11/14#7819) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Jewelry glass showcase, 3f t.(h) * 5f t.(w), like new, $200 OBO. Contact Bryan at 706294-2933 (11/14#7815) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Computer Laptop Toshiba, T2400CS 486/50MHZ Windows 95 56k Modem, PMCIA Slots, Power Supply, Carry bag $189 OBO. 706-444-8619 (11/14#7816) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Book, 1st Thus. “Red Book of Appin” pub. James Miller. 1866. Good+, Cloth. Tex t concerning the supernatural. $200. 2846429, David. (11/07#7807) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Rascal Electric Scooter Excellant Condition $3,000.00 Call, 722-0451 B/T 1:30 - 4:30 or Evenings 722-0119 (10/24#7782) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Aluminum Racing Seat, $175, 14” Black cover, Kirkey, NEW 706-860-1237, Evenings. (10/24#7784) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Transmission for 1984 Ford Ranger, 5 spd 2 wheel drive, $400 OBO, Call 706-7366159 (10/24#7787) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Store Clothes Fix tures. 8 Total, with 2 or 4 arms on each. $25.00 Each, 803-594-9099 (10/24#7789) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Crystal Stemware, Mikasa Venezia, Iced Tea, 12, Mint Cond, Paid $150, Asking $80.00 (706) 840-8635 Leave message. (10/24#7783) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– HP Laser Printer-600x600 dpi, Like new, $250.00, 706-793-8834 (10/24#7780) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Silent Flame Wood Stove with fan pipe too. $250.00 706-595-8832 or 595-4883 (10/24#7779) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Floral Paintings California Roses & Apples of Spring $10.00 Each, 737-9335 (10/24#7778) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Golf Club Hippo Driver 9° Ultra light shaf t, Like new $80.00, 738-4270 (10/24#7790) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Book For Sale The Black West Buf falo Soldiers 10th Cav., $225.00 OBO 706-5609782 (10/24#7776)

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Club Argos

“Formerly the home of The Barracks & Sidestreets” will celebrate it’s Grand Opening on Friday, October 11th, 2002 Come celebrate the return of one of the coolest alternative nightclubs in Georgia and the CSRA Club Argos will be open Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat at 9:00 pm Cover on Friday & Saturday - $4.00 and your first drink is always FREE! Located at 1923 Walton Way Parking and Entrance in back on Heckle St. 481-8829

MARLBORO STATION has been Voted Best of the Best Singles • Mixed Drinks Best Dance Club Serving CSRA for over 3 years.

FREE ENTRY

Simply fill out to party with us! Name_________________________________________ DOB__________________________________________ Email_________________________________________ Happy Hour Bar - Cocktails opens Oct 13th @ 4pm with Free Specials 141 Marlboro Station Aiken S.C. 25803

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Gay-friendly down to earth couple, seeking singles or couples to befriend & visit. Note and/or photo to GSMF P.O. Box 784, Milledgeville, GA 31059 (10/10#7854)

THE COLISEUM Hot High Energy Dance Music And Laser Light Show

FRIDAY, OCT. 11TH NAT’L COMING OUT DAY PARTY

Drink Specials: Wed - $7 Wet N' Wild Fri & Sat - $9 All You Can Drink Draft Sat - $2 Bud/Bud Light Hot Dog Buffet $2.99 Open Mon-Fri 7pm-3am Sat 7pm-2:30am Fri & Sat. No Cover Before 10 p.m.

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COMPATIBLE? Funny, smart SBF, 19, fun-loving, friendly, enjoys movies, clubbing, hand holding, dancing. Seeking SM, with like interests and qualities for friendship and possible LTR. ☎701088 TWO PIECES OF A PUZZLE Full-figured, very attractive, independent woman, 31, 5’2”, seeks someone special to spend time with. You: honest, fun-loving, varied interests. ☎685405 STRONG WILL SBF, 45, outgoing, attractive, youthful, enjoys writing, music, traveling. Seeking mature, strongwilled SBM, 35-48, for friendship. ☎965893 I’LL COOK Fun-loving, intelligent SBF, 22, Capricorn, N/S, student, mother of three, seeks man, 21-30, to accompany me in life. Kids a plus. ☎647824 READY FOR LOVE AGAIN Widowed WF, 45, 5’5”, blonde, 130, marriage minded, no rocking chair for me, let’s go! Seeking SWM, 45-65, that is ready for LTR. ☎569448 NEED A SPARK... try me. Attractive, petite SWF, 57, fun, friendly and affectionate, raising grand children, seeks SWM, mid 50s-60s, trustworthy with open heart, for dining, movies, music. Friendship first. ☎702738 NO GAMES PLEASE DWF, 33, 5’10”, full-figured, brown/hazel, selfemployed mother of three, seeks WM, 25-45, honest, faithful, devoted, for fun, friendship, LTR. ☎680330 ALL I THINK ABOUT IS YOU SBF, 28, enjoys cooking, reading, traveling, spending time with my kids/family. Looking for a male, 25-40, who likes similar things, friendship first. ☎672206 WANNA KNOW A SECRET? I’m available! BF, 47, serious about life, seeks single African-American male, 40-50, with similar sentiment. ☎660976 SELF-SUFFICIENT... hard-working DWF, 38, full-figured, Leo, smoker, with one child, seeks DWM, 38-50, smoker, children are fine. ☎659397 NOW IS THE TIME SWPF, 55, likes dancing, walks, movies, the lake, dining out. Seeking SWM, N/S, 48-65, for fun and friendship, and who knows what later! ☎653476 POSITION AVAILABLE! Mother of two lovely daughters, 34, employed with the Board of Education, seeks SW/HM, 33-48, to begin with friendship and possibly evolve into an LTR. ☎651992 KIND-HEARTED, REAL Petite, green-eyed SWC mother, 39, Scorpio, N/S, seeks WM, 33-45, N/S, to build a love that lasts a lifetime. ☎648419 TIME WITH YOU Voluptuous BF, 39, seeks a BM, N/Drugs, social drinker ok. I enjoy reading, dining out, movies, church activities. ☎646176 IN SEARCH OF MY SOULMATE He must be a tall (5’10”-6’4”), Christian man, 42-55, N/S, who is honest, faithful, devoted and lively. I am a SBPF, 5’6”, 150lbs, and looking for LTR. ☎641005 TAKE IT SLOW SWF, 49, 5’6”, reddish/blonde hair, outgoing personality, wants to build a serious relationship with a SWM. ☎642309 BIG AND BEAUTIFUL BF, 43, brown/hazel, loves free time, books, weekend travel. Seeking a mature companion with an easygoing attitude, for friendship, dating, and more. ☎643199 CHRISTIAN MAN WANTED SBF, 39, great sense of humor, great listener, desires a mate who possesses similar skills to enjoy various interests such as conversation, walks and Christian activities. Friendship first. ☎564814

THE MAN OF MY DREAMS... is easy to get along with, and has a great sense of humor and fun. Single mom, 28, 5’, brown/blue, is looking for her soulmate. ☎640587 MOVIES AND MORE Seeking a man with a lively attitude who likes movies. I am a SF, 42, looking for love. ☎636995 SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL Multiracial SF, 56, 5’7”, animal lover, mother professor of languages, loves beaches, travel, collecting art, reading, and listening to music (Latin and classical). Seeking SM, to share life and love. ☎610690 SENSE OF HUMOR REQUIRED SF, 33, 5’, full-figured, cocoa complexion, looking for friendship leading to relationship with SM, 25-40, who doesn’t play games. ☎579505 SEEKS GENTLEMAN SWF, 29, 5’11”, 145lbs, enjoys outdoors, dining, movies, bowling and quiet evenings at home. Seeking honest SM, 29-39, for LTR. ☎550425 GOD LOVER Athletic, shy SBF, 33, 5’5”, 160lbs, Gemini, smoker, enjoys church, dining out, cooking, traveling, shopping, reading. Seeking outgoing man, 35-50, smoker, for LTR. ☎709843 LOOKING FOR FRIEND SWF, 29, 5’7”, 129lbs, Gemini, N/S, enjoys sports cars, movies, and more. Seeking SWM, 21-35, kids ok, for friendship first. ☎706587 ABSOLUTE ALTRUISM SBF, 42, 5’7”, 125lbs, seeks emotionally secure gentleman, 35+, with honor, wit, and wisdom. ☎605946 TIME TO HAVE A BLAST Honest SWF, 43, enjoys spending time with my daughter, bowling, dining out, Nascar, movies, baseball games, camping. Seeking honest, genuine SWM, 43-50, for fun and friendship. ☎554752 GOOD-HEARTED DWF, 61, 5’9”, honest, neat in appearance, with a good sense of humor. Seeking WM, 6070, who’s honest and caring. ☎574264 THE BELLS ARE RINGING Slim SBCF, 29, 5’3”, student, employed, Pisces, N/S, seeks marriage minded BM, 2736, N/S, for life’s journey. ☎633606 WE’LL STILL B TOGETHER... on down the road. SWF, 23, Capricorn, N/S, seeks sweet, gentle BM, 22-35, who is interested in a friendship. Let’s become a family! ☎631605 WHO NEEDS A HEADLINE? SWF, 33, full-figured, blonde/blue, Pisces, smoker, likes hiking, camping, and quiet evenings at home. Seeking WM, 25-45, smoker, for LTR. ☎628677 LONELY WOMAN SBF, 32, single mom, seeks SWPM, quality military man who has old-fashioned values, financially secure, for LTR. ☎591885 OPEN-MINDED Fun-loving, humorous SF, 18, 5’4”, blond/blue, likes shopping, clubbing, sports. Seeking SM for friendship and casual dating. ☎589903 START AS FRIENDS SF, 33, likes reading, writing poetry, fishing, travel. Looking for a man who needs a nice woman in his life. ☎579852 PECAN TAN SF, 34, 5’3’’, 145lbs, looking for a kind, caring, and sweet man, 25-45, who can be my friend first. ☎581256 MAKE MY HEART LAUGH SBF, 22, 5’8”, 155lbs, part-time student, seeks sensual, kind man with a great heart, for movies, dining out, and open-minded conversation. ☎565120 INTERRACIAL SBF, 23, 5’8”, 140lbs, one daughter. Seeking honest and trustworthy SWM, 23-37, great body, great eyes, good personality. ☎566526 LOVE AND SHARE SWF, 45, N/S, mother of two, dog lover, seeks monogamous WM, 35-60, N/S, for friendship first, possible LTR. ☎566590 SWEET STRAWBERRY-BLONDE Kind, loving SWF, 28, strawberry-blonde, 5’7”, 196lbs, enjoys dining, movies, traveling, music. Seeking honest, responsible, kind, loving SWM, 28-35. Must like kids. ☎564951

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2000 Chevrolet Silverado Z71 Quad Cab - Just 23K Miles (P-3188) $22,900

2000 GMC Jimmy SLT Loaded with Leather (P1125)

$15,900

2000 Pontiac Montana Mini Van - Blue/Gray Bottom (P-3141)

$14,900

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$14,900

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$10,900

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$12,910

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continued from page 46 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1994 LEXUS SC 400, gold pkg, all available options on this near perfect luxury sports coupe, 77K, $17,000, 706-3647899 (433/1114) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1994 NISSAN MAXIMA, SLE, V6, 5spd, white/tan leather, all power, CD, spoiler, moonroof, VGC, $5000, 706-294-2691 (473/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1994 OLDSMOBILE CUTLESS Ciera, white/burgundy, am/fm/cass, AC, nice clean car, super ride, $4600 OBO, 803594-1222 (605/1024) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1994 PONTIAC FIREBIRD, ttops, leather, 48K, $8400, ‘Managers Special’, P3285, Johnson Motor Company, 706724-0111 (488/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1995 CADILLAC SLS, local trade, super nice car, P3111B, $10,900, Johnson Motor Company, 706-724-0111 (492/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1995 FORD TAURUS Wagon, one owner, 64K, garage kept, well maintained, $4800, 803502-1251 after 5pm. (602/1024) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1995 LEXUS SC300, leather, power everything, sunroof, CD changer, 48K, $16,000, 706736-9144 (568/1024) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1996 ACURA 3.5RL, black/grey leather, 82K, XC, $14,500, 706481-8777 (day) (474/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1996 CHEVROLET CAMERO, 41K, factory purple, 5spd, 6 cyl, AC, FM, cassette, immaculate, one owner, $8500 OBO, 706868-0090 (472/117) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1996 GEO METRO, white, 2dr, hatchback, 85K, am/fm, AC, great student car, $2400, 706650-8550 (643/117) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1996 KIA SEPHIA, dark blue, 4dr, auto, 107K, am/fm, AC, new tires, $2400, 706-6508550 (644/117) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1996 LINCOLN TOWN Car, nice car, local trade, P3191A, $10,900, Johnson Motor Company, 706-724-0111 (491/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1996 PLYMOUTH BREEZE, 4dr, auto, PL, PW, cruise, SR, CD changer, 110 highway miles, well maintained, runs great, 706-854-9920 (535/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1996 TOYOTA COROLLA, auto, AC, 67K, nice one owner car, $6995, Bobby Jones Ford, 706-738-8000 (403/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1997 ACURA TL, 2.5 premium, all available options on this luxury sedan, 122K, XC, $9800, 706-364-7899 (208/1114) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1997 FORD CROWN Victoria, loaded, only 24.5K, 6yr/60K warranty through 9/03, NADA price $10,975, my price $9500, 803-279-6388 (658/1114) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1997 HONDA CIVIC EX, auto, 89K, black, sunroof, 10 CD changer, $6000, 706-738-8211 (509/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1997 HONDA CIVIC EX, silver, 4dr, auto, AC, PW, PL, cruise,

am/fm/cd, moon roof, 76K, XC, $9800, 706-869-1920 (623/1031) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1997 MAZDA 626, XC, one owner, new tires, brakes, spoiler, sliding roof, leather, 58K, $8000, leave message, 706798-7126 or 650-7841 (621/1031) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1997 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE, brand new motor, and transmission, 5spd, more mods, tinted windows, $8000 OBO, 803593-3265 (479/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1997 PONTIAC SUNFIRE, convertible, power window and roof, lady driven, L8805A, $8995, Bobby Jones Ford, 706738-8000 (408/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1998 CHEVY MONTE Carlo, SS, PS, PB, AC, cruise, new tires, $6000 OBO, 706-7711550 (539/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1998 CHRYSLER CONCORD, very clean, low miles, fully equipped, and ready to sell cheap, Budget Car & Truck Sales, Ernie Ernst, 706-2949033 (634/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1998 FORD CONTOUR, 4dr, auto, air, p/w, p/l, pacific green, 62K, VGC, $5000, 803-6482417 (470/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1998 HONDA ACCORD, silver/grey, 4dr, 5spd, A/C, tilt, alloys, CD, highway miles, oil changed every 3K miles, very clean, NS, $9300 706-2101850 (012/1031) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1998 HONDA CIVIC EX, black, AC, 5spd, PW, PL, PS, tilt, cruise, am/fm/cd, new tires, one owner, non-smoker, 42K, XC, $10,500, 706-860-1574 (545/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 BMW 323ic, convertible, black on black, mint condition, all leather, tan interior with charcoal trim, 21.5K, $29,999, OBO, 706-737-8047 (642/117) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 BUICK PARK Avenue, white, leather interior, 56K, all power options, $15,500 OBO, 706-860-3338 (537/1017) –���–––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 CADILLAC CATERA, leather, roof, tan, chrome rims, fully loaded, low miles, $16,495, Gerald Jones Honda, 706-7332210 (576/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 CHRYSLER SEBRING, red, loaded, alloys, leather, sunroof, woodgrain, nice, only $14,112, Gerald Jones Select, 706-733-1035 (513/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 FORD MUSTANG, 35th Anniversary Edition, red, auto, XC, $12,200 OBO, 803-2706450 or 803-593-5726 (543/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 FORD TAURUS SE, 17K, one owner, off-lease vehicle, 24 valve, V6, 16” wheels, rear spoiler, like brand new, $9999, Acura of Augusta, Cardell, 800851-5158 (419/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 HONDA ACCORD LX, silver, PW, PL, 5spd, V-tech, immaculate, 72K, $11,500, 706-394-4865 (549/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 LEXUS ES300 Coach edition, like new, $21,990,

Acura of Augusta, 800-8515158 (608/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 LINCOLN TOWN Car, Signature Touring Sedan, 34K, chrome wheels, power moon roof, leather, CD, one owner, $19,999, Acura of Augusta, 800-851-5158 (421/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 MAZDA 626, auto, clean, $11,990, Andy Jones Mazda, 803-279-9143 (526/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 MAZDA 626, auto, clean, $11,490, Andy Jones Mazda, 803-279-9143 (527/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 PLYMOUTH BREEZE, 50K, auto, $7995, Andy Jones Mazda, 803-279-9143 (523/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 SAAB 930 Turbo, convertible, auto, clean car, $17,995, Andy Jones Mazda, 803-279-9143 (528/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 TOYOTA CAMRY, 30K, local car, $12,988, Andy Jones Mazda, 803-279-9143 (530/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 VOLVO V70 GLT, wagon, one owner, low miles, Volvo certified, 7yr/100K factory warranty, $21,400, Gerald Jones Select, 706-733-1035 (514/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 CHEVY CAVALIER, 4dr, auto, AC, very nice car, priced to sell, #10230, Budget Car & Truck Sales, Grady Ward, 706228-5227 (628/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 CHEVY IMPALA, one owner, power seats, $12,900, Saturn of Augusta, 866-7299999 (558/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 CHEVY MALIBU LS, 4dr, white, PL, PW, AC, GC, 706414-9402 pgr or 803-441-9880 (538/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 DODGE NEON, 4dr, auto, AC, 34K, super clean, $6800, 28143B, Bobby Jones Ford, 706-738-8000 (409/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 FORD FOCUS, 31K, clean, factory warranty, $8995, Andy Jones Mazda 803-2799143 (529/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 MERCURY GRAND Marquis, one owner, gold/tan leather, $13,900, Saturn of Augusta, 866-729-9999 (557/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 MITSUBISHI MIRAGE, 4dr, auto, AC, local trade, 35K, $7000, P8790A, Bobby Jones Ford, 706-738-8000 (400/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 NISSAN ALTIMA GXE pearl white, loaded, CD, cruise, alarm, keyless entry, warranty 53K hwy miles, well maintained. $9800 OBO, 706-210-1850 (098/1031) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 SATURN SL1, 1 owner, 4dr, like new, AC, cass, $6999, Acura of Augusta, Lloyd, 800851-5158 (426/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 VOLVO V70 GLT, wagon, black 34K, leather, auto, 7yr/100K warranty, Volvo certified, $24,200, Gerald Jones Select, 706-733-1035 (520/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 VW BEETLE, 35K, sweet ride, but gotta go, reduced to


$16,369, Gerald Jones Select, 706-733-1035 (515/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 VW JETTA, 43K, excellent condition, new tires, cruise, A/C, PS, PW, security system, one owner, $11,500, 706-799-0544 (071/1031) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2001 CAVALIERS, ESCORTS, Sunfires, Neons, and Kia Sophias, 20 to choose from starting at $5999, Acura of Augusta, 800-851-5158 (609/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2001 BUICK CENTURY, P1120, $11,900, Johnson Motor Company, 803-663-9752 or 706-724-9637 (494/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2001 CHEVY CAVALIER, 4dr, auto, AC, hunter green, 280878, $9350, Bobby Jones Ford, 706738-8000 (401/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2001 FORD TAURUS, CD, anti theft alarm, PS, PW, alloy wheels, $17,000, 706-284-1036 (625/1031) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2001 HONDA ACCORD EX, 2dr, V6, black, leather, roof, very low miles, certified, Gerald Jones Honda, 706-733-2210 (573/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2001 HONDA CIVIC LX, 5spd, 11K, AC, warranty, silver/grey, must sell, $12,500, 706-7386454 (104/1031) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2001 HYUNDIA ACCENT GL, 4dr, black, fully loaded, $6995, Gerald Jones Honda, 706-7332210 (574/1010) ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

2001 PONTIAC GRAND Am SE, auto, factory warranty, $12,995, Andy Jones Mazda, 803-279-9143 (524/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2001 PONTIAC SUNFIRE, 4dr, spoiler, under factory warranty, $10,995, Gerald Jones Honda, 706-733-2210 (580/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2001 PONTIAC SUNFIRE, 4dr, auto, P1132, $8900, Johnson Motor Company, 803-663-9752 or706-724-9637 (497/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2001 SATURN SL2, auto, AC, $10,900, Saturn of Augusta, 866-729-9999 (564/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2002 BUICK LESABRE, custom, low miles P1100, $16,900, Johnson Motor Company, 803663-9752 or 706-7249637(493/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2002 FORD MUSTANG, loaded, real sporty, priced to sell, Budget Car & Truck Sales, Ernie Ernst, 706-294-9033 (633/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2002 MAZDA MILLENIA, diamond white, super low miles, leather, moon roof, CD, compare to new, $19,999, Acura of Augusta, 800-851-5158 (425/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2002 MERCURY GRAND Marquis, leather, loaded, low miles, $17,995, Bobby Jones Ford, 706-738-8000 (406/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2002 NISSAN MAXIMA, loaded, pearl white, very clean, priced to sell, Budget Car & Truck Sales, Ernie Ernst, 706-

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Motorcycles

1995 HARLEY DAVIDSON FXDS-Conv. red, always garaged, dealer serviced, below KBB at $11,900 asked, 706863-6374 voice mail (659/1114) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1996 BMW K1100LT, red, 38.5K, sport touring, many extras, 706-303-6021(d) 706738-6021(e) (464/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 HONDA XR650R, enduro/trail bike, XC, many extras, if you want power this is your bike, $3500, 706-3099526 (458/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 KAWASAKI VULCAN Drifter, 800cc, perfect condition, under 3300 miles, $5800, must sell, freebies included, call Josh, 706-738-1672 (660/1114) ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

SUVs

1987 GMC JIMMY, low price, body in good shape, letting it go in a hurry, 706-466-2148 (465/1010)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1989 CHEVY S-10 BLAZER, red, 4X4, fuel injected, good AC, most power accessories, towing package, new tires, 2nd owner, 112K, $3400 OBO, 706667-6444 (622/1031) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1989 FORD BRONCO, red, w/white stripe, great condition, power windows & locks, AC, 120K, everything works, $4000 OBO, 706-399-1816 (570/1024) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1990 JEEP CHEROKEE Laredo, 2dr, 4X4, auto, AC, PS, PB, PW, PL, cruise, am/fm, cass, 114K, 20K on rebuilt, $4800 706-832-2475 or 706860-2822 (544/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1991 FORD EXPLORER, Eddie Bauer Edition, sunroof, green/taupe, 4 new tires, $2800, 706-798-5272 (606/1024) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1992 CHEVY BLAZER S-10, clean, 104K, $2500, 706-7932993 or 706-730-2697 (668/1114) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1992 JEEP CHEROKEE, 4wd, blue, must sell $2600, 706-5412088 (481/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1994 CHEVY SUBURBAN, loaded, leather, low miles, 4X4, third seat, must see, #10427A, Budget Car & Truck Sales, Grady Ward, 706-228-5227 (629/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1994 MITSUBISHI EXPO LRV, auto, AC, cargo space, good tires, one owner, no accidents, $2400, 706-855-8062

(607/1024) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1996 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY SE, low miles, white/tan leather, XC, running boards, bushguard, roofrack, cargo cover, carb rebuilt, new shocks & more, $14,500, 706-4958158 (624/1031) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1997 FORD EXPEDITION XLT, green/tan, rear air, GC, 131K, a steal $9750, 706-294-9500 (654/117) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1997 FORD EXPEDTION XLT, 4X4, auto, great low price, was $16,900, now $14,932, Gerald Jones Select, 706-733-1035 (395/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1997 JEEP CHEROKEE, 4X4, auto, loaded, needs a home, $11,990, Budget Car & Truck Sales, Tim Moseley, 706-2285227 (638/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1997 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Laredo, 4X4, 6cyl, 4dr, RV ready w/towing package, 92K, grey/brown, XC, $10,500, 706855-7153 (649/117) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 FORD EXPEDITION, Eddie Bauer, white, leather, multi disc CD, low miles, power everything, Budget Car & Truck Sales, Ernie Ernst, 706-2285227 (639/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 FORD EXPEDTION, hard to find, $17,900, Saturn of Augusta, 866-729-9999 (559/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 GMC SUBURBAN, 40K, 4yr warranty, for more informa-

tion, 706-592-2673 (655/117) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 GMC YUKON, silver, leather, CD, auto, power W/L, $18,310, Gerald Jones Select, 706-733-1035 (518/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 JEEP CHEROKEE Classic, bulldog red, very clean, non-smoker, privacy glass, luggage rack, auto, AC, #10287, Budget Car & Truck Sales, Grady Ward, 706-228-5227 (630/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Laredo, 4x4, limited, V8, fully loaded, $16,995, Gerald Jones Honda, 706-733-2210 (577/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 JEEP WRANGLER, removable doors & top, cold AC, looks & runs great, reduced to $16,232, Gerald Jones Select, 706-733-1035 (521/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 MITSUBISHI MONTERO Sport, 4X2, auto, AC, PW, PL, V6, great vehicle, $12,800, 28129A, Bobby Jones Ford, 706-738-8000 (407/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 CHEVY BLAZER LS, 2dr, 28K, red, 4.3L, all power, CD, roof rack, tinted windows, factory warranty, $15,000 OBO, Leah 706-564-1432 (663/1114) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 GMC JIMMY SLT, loaded with leather, P1125, $15,900, Johnson Motor Company, 803663-9752 or 706-724-9637 (495/1010) ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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2000 JEEP CHEROKEE Classic, fully loaded, new tires, PW, PL, cruise, tilt, $9995, Gerald Jones Honda, 706-7332210 (579/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER, V8, AWD, loaded, $17,900, Saturn of Augusta, 866-729-9999 (560/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 TOYOTA 4-RUNNER, 49K, SR5, clean, $18,988, Andy Jones Mazda, 803-279-9143 (531/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2001 FORD ESCAPE XLS, 13K, all power, $14,590, B8731, Bobby Jones Ford, 706-738-8000 (404/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2001 FORD EXPEDITION, loaded, all the toys, very low miles, a real deal at $25,971, Budget Car & Truck Sales, Ernie Ernst, 706-294-9033 (635/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2001 FORD EXPLORER XLT, loaded, 2dr, factory warranty, $14,900, Saturn of Augusta, 866-729-9999 (562/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2001 FORD EXPLORER XLT, leather, CD, premium sound, PW, PL, sunroof, running boards, champaign, cruise, Budget Car & Truck Sales, Ernie Ernst, 706-228-5227 (640/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2001 ISUZU RODEO LS, 4X4, 25K, auto, loaded, $15,999, Acura of Augusta, Alex, 800851-5158 (428/1010) ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

2001 ISUZU RODEO, 32K, great winter ride, only $18,001, Gerald Jones Select, 706-7331035 (517/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2001 MITSUBISHI MONTERO LS, auto, V6, loaded, $16,900, Saturn of Augusta, 866-7299999 (561/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2002 FORD EXPLORER, V8, leather, premium sound, sunroof, power everything, cruise, Budget Car & Truck Sales, Ernie Ernst, 706-228-5227 (641/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2002 JEEP LIBERTY, V6, auto, 27K, $17,900, Saturn of Augusta, 866-729-9999 (563/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999/2000 FORD EXPEDITIONS, 2 XLT’s, 1 Eddie Bauer, tan, burgundy & green, starting $18,995, hurry, Gerald Jones Honda, 706-733-2210 (581/1010) ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Trucks

FORD RANGER Super Cab XLT, flareside, auto, AC, all power, well maintained, bed cover, stereo CD/cass $9990, Bobby Jones Ford, 706-7388000 (405/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1963 FORD F-100, straight 6, stepside, body in good condition, perfect for re-storing, does not run, $500 OBO, 706-5410783 (662/1114) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1982 FORD F150, new engine 302, needs paint, 4x4, $1500 OBO, 803-640-9561 (480/1010)

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1988 FORD F700, 24’ flatbed w/dovetail, 101K, $7800, 803279-5541 or 803-215-2418 (476/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1992 CHEVY S-10 Pickup, am/fm, CD, 190K, black, GC, $2000 OBO, 706-869-8050 (620/1031) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1993 FORD F-350, dually, 7.3 diesel, auto, AC, PS, PL, 4dr, 38K, $14,500, 803-202-9401 (471/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1994 CHEVY SILVERADO, fully loaded, camper shell, dark blue, XC, one owner, 84K, $6700, 803-279-2363 (604/1024) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1995 CHEVY S-10, silver/black, extended cab, 4.3L, V6, auto, AC, cass, cruise, 84.5K, one owner, $5000, 706-785-5823 pgr. (533/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1995 GMC SIERRA, x-cab, 4X4, loaded, low miles, white/burgundy, must sell $12,500, real sharp truck, Ray@706-863-1543 (512/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1998 DODGE DAKOTA, 2WD, very clean, auto, AC, bedliner, sunroof, wheels, #10465A, Budget Car & Truck Sales, Grady Ward, 706-228-5227 (631/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1998 GMC SIERRA, extended cab, 350, V8, local trade, $14,900, Johnson Motor Company, 803-663-9752 or 706-724-9637(496/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1998 TOYOTA TACOMA SR, 4X4, manual transmission, bed-

liner, CD, radio, 84K, black, XC, $9200, 706-863-5753 (652/117) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 DODGE 2500, pick up, 4X4, turbo diesel, quad cab, 30 gal. aux. fuel tank, overload springs, running boards, trailer package, 4500 miles, XC, $22,000 OBO, 706-556-1984 (665/1114) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 FORD F150 XLT, pick up, PW, PL, cruise, $12,995, Gerald Jones Honda, 706-733-2210 (572/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 FORD RANGER XLT, many to choose from, auto, 5spd, 4 & 6 cyl, regular and extended cabs, starting at $6995, Acura of Augusta, 800851-5158 (466/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 FORD RANGER, 4X4, Xcab, V6, auto, $12,900, Saturn of Augusta, 866-729-9999 (556/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 CHEVROLET SILVERADO Z71, Quad cab, 23K, P3188, $22,900, Johnson Motor Company, 706-724-0111 (489/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 CHEVY S-10 Pick Up, flareside, chromed out, black, loaded, $10,915, Gerald Jones Select, 706-733-1035 (519/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 FORD RANGER XLT, V6, 5spd, 26K, power pkg, dual media, bedliner, blue book $12,000, asking $9000, 706869-0617 or 706-339-7023 69pm (510/1017) ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

2000 FORD RANGER XLT, 4cyl, auto, AC, disc player, tinted glass, 22K, factory warranty to 36K or April ‘03, $9250, 706736-8032 (648/117) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2001 CHEVY S-10, AC, P/S, P/B, CD, 14K, 2yrs left on warranty, $11,000, no tax, 706737-6100 (657/1114) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2001 DODGE DAKOTA, Quad cab, (3) to choose from, fully loaded, with all the power options, staring at $14,999, Acura of Augusta, Bob, 800851-5158 (427/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2001 DODGE RAM Club cab, manual trans., 5.2L, V8, burgundy, CD, AC, bedliner, XC, $14,800 OBO, lv msg 706-8405993 (541/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2002 CHEVY SILVERADO C1500, extended cab, red, clean, low miles, 19K, loaded, priced to sell, Budget Car & Truck Sales, Ernie Ernst, 706294-9033 (632/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2002 GMC SONOMA, 2700 miles, king cab, $13,990, Andy Jones Mazda, 803-279-9143 (522/1010) ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Vans

1985 DODGE HI-TOP, 318 engine, 3/4 ton chassis, 131K, $900, 706-863-5967 (664/1114) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1991 FORD AEROSTAR XLT Cargo, 96K, new 134 air, auto, cruise, PS, PB, cage, $2800, 706-738-4270 (626/1107) ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

1992 MAZDA MPV, burgundy, stereo CD, air, runs good, $2700, 706-854-1278 (656/117) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1995 CHRYSLER TOWN & Country, green/tan leather, loaded, 2 optional child seats built in, good condition, $6500, 706-733-4080 (618/1031) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1996 MERCURY VILLAGER LS, auto, AC, V6, 7 passenger, XC, $7500, P8742A, Bobby Jones Ford, 706-738-8000 (402/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1997 MERCURY VILLAGER LS, all options, leather, power sunroof, 6 CD changer and power lift for scooter, $13,000 OBO, 47K, 706-860-3338 (536/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 MERCURY VILLAGER, 7 passenger, loaded, low miles, privacy glass, luggage rack, nice, n-smoker, 5dr, Budget certified, #10296, Budget Car & Truck Sales, Grady Ward, 706228-5227 (627/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 FORD E-350, 15 passenger van, 43K, loaded, dual AC, $15,999, Acura of Augusta, Roger, 800-851-5158 (420/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 PONTIAC MONTANA, blue/gray bottom, P3144, $14,900, Johnson Motor Company, 706-724-0111 (490/1010) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2002 PONTIAC TRANSPORT, factory warranty, $18,990, Andy Jones Mazda, 803-279-9143 (525/1010)

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