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Tax Increase Brings on “Political Rhetoric” ...............12 Augusta Welcomes Continental Express ....................14


Take a Peek ... Behind The Masque ...........................27 A Little Bit of Dancin’ and a Little Bit of Death .........28 Tuesday's Music Live in Full Swing ...........................29 Two Big Art Exhibits in Augusta — Now! ..................30 Tears and Truth Make Cat Power Worth Seeing.....................................40

Movie Listings .............................................................31 Review: “Tuck Everlasting” ........................................33 Movie Clock ..................................................................34

Food: Atlanta Bread .....................................................24 Food: Roux ....................................................................26 News of the Weird .......................................................45 Brezsny's Free Will Astrology .....................................46 New York Times Crossword Puzzle ............................46 Amy Alkon: The Advice Goddess ................................47 Classifieds ....................................................................48 Date Maker ...................................................................49 Automotive Classifieds ................................................51

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o the person who is scared of a Democrat in office: War with Iraq, Dow down 4,000 points, unemployment up, terrorism heightened, big business full of scandal, and being asked to spy on each other seem to be things to be scared of rather than what happened between a man and a woman in the Oval Office. I never thought I would live to see the day when 10 Augusta Commissioners would have the nerve to tell taxpayers beforehand - that we are welcome to attend public hearings on proposed property tax increases, but they have no intention of listening to what we have to say. They have taken the final step — replacing gross stupidity with unabashed arrogance. Its time to mount a recall petition against the entire Augusta Commission. There used to be a time when going to the movies was an enjoyable experience. But once again, thanks to the youth of America, an American pastime isn’t what it used to be. I would like to thank the usher at the Augusta Regal 20 for removing a whole row of youths that wouldn’t shut up. The audience applauded when they were removed. I just want to know why they were let back in a few minutes later. Do you really think they learned anything, other than they get to miss a few minutes of the movie? They should have been permanently removed, I think.

To the individual who bemoans the loss of an old tree on Broad Street: I am in total agreement with you. No attempts are made by Augusta/Richmond County to save any old trees. But they sure plant new ones, in places where they are not needed. And then they are left to die because they don’t bother to look after them. Politicians get fat from the sweat of my brow as I break my back day by day just to live. They tax the rain for goodness’ sake. What were you people thinking? The sound of this is ludicrous! Who controls rainfall? How can I be expected to pay storm water utilities in a time where we aren’t even allowed to use our water on certain days for drought scheduling? I have put up with Austin Rhodes’ racist, bigoted, hate-provoking, divisive comments for a long time because even he has a right to some idiotic opinions. But this time he has crossed the line, He has gone too far and The Metro Spirit is being used as a facilitator/enabler for his vigilante justice. How dare he appoint himself as judge and jury in the case of Latterio Collins? To suggest he should have been shot and killed on the spot, and that his family should call the police officers and thank them for their mercy is presuming a hell of a lot on Rhode's part. As a voice of all the people in this community, you have the

W O R D S “Now I am leaving office and I ain’t coming back so all of you unbiased media types just go f*** yourselves and make my day.” — Former gubernatorial candidate and outgoing Georgia Schools Superintendent Linda Schrenko, in an alleged e-mail she sent to Bill Nigut, a political reporter with WSB-TV Action News 2 in Atlanta. The alleged e-mail, which ran on the TV station’s Web site, was in response to questions Nigut asked about contracts totaling roughly $500,000 that Schrenko had recently awarded to firms for products and services relating to the state education board.

responsibility to ensure that, whenever possible, you are a drum major for justice for all of our people, Latterio Collins included, and not just a sounding board for Rush Limbaugh wannabe’s.

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Commissioners Lee Beard, Marion Williams and Willie Mays are going to ruin Augusta. Real citizens and real people need to vote them out. Marcie Wilhelmi needs to run for mayor. She has taken so much grief from the likes of Ed Skinner and his boss Mr. Morris. She is intelligent and won’t take any BS. The reason The Chronicle resists her is because Billy will lose his personal airport. We have to have this airport grow, then we can grow future businesses.

After a few missteps and premature announcements on the parts of Augusta Regional Airport officials regarding other airlines’ intentions to bring service here, Continental Express has given its firm announcement that it will begin flying out of the airport. The airline will offer two non-stop, daily flights to Houston and Newark beginning in March. Let’s hope we can hang on to them.

First Friday sucked without the bands, anyhow. Who made up that rule? They should rename the First Friday events downtown to Fist Friday. To the person whining about not seeing their “thought-provoking, serious issue” whine being printed: Get over it. And who cares if you choose to let you parakeet use it? You’re not hurting The Spirit, but your own ignorant self. It’s good to know that the Richmond County Aquatics Center, which is taxpayer-funded, is all for Champ Walker. Every time I drive down Damascus Road I see a vote for Champ Walker sign posted at the entrance to the Aquatics Center. I wonder which illustrious commissioners told Champ’s vast campaign headquarters it was OK to put a political sign there. The horrible behavior of First Friday participants, which of course was so heavily documented in the news, may be lessened if Broad Street were blocked off and a small admission were charged. Make the street a promenade and put the policemen on scooters or bikes. Even a small admission charge of $3-$5 would prevent lowlifes of all races from taking over. The mayhem at the last First Friday was

Thumbs Down During a taped interview with congressional candidates Max Burns and Charles “Champ” Walker Jr. on WJBF-TV NewsChannel 6’s “The Augusta Report,” Walker’s main response to the majority of questions from the panel was, “Max Burns is too extreme for Georgia.” By the end of the 30-minute show, Walker sounded like a ridiculous broken record. Walker will have to quickly come up with some better material and brighter ideas if he hopes to win over voters by Nov. 5. appalling and threatens to destroy the years of progress downtown. It should be more obvious that Main Street Augusta needs to bring the focus back to this event. It must be better organized and policed for it to continue. I believe that, instead of having one giant party once a month, there should be much smaller multiple events each weekend that can be more easily controlled. The frequency and more manageable scale of the events would get people into the habit of going downtown without having to throw an oversized street

bash every time that only invites trouble.


I read an editorial yesterday in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution saying that Republicans had out-dueled Democrats by keeping Iraq in the news and keeping the Dems from talking about a declining economy and high unemployment. But what about the American people? Are they that stupid to let themselves get sidetracked when their future is at stake? I guess that’s pretty obvious.


Are teachers above the law in Richmond County? I live next to the William Robinson Development Center at the corner of Katherine Street and William Street. These so called “teachers” park anywhere they want to, whenever there is a meeting at this location. They park against yellow curbs, and in residential driveways. If the teachers in Richmond County would read the Georgia Driver’s Handbook, they would find out that it is against the law to park against a yellow curb and block a fire hydrant. They should be given tickets for breaking the law and the Board of Education Police needs to be doing their job and not allowing this to happen. I am hoping that our city leaders, along with downtown business leaders, will not let a few despicable hoodlums ruin First Friday for the rest of Augusta. I know First Friday began as an “arts” event, but it has grown beyond that (as it should have). I am hearing, from some folks, what sounds like an elitist attitude toward First Friday attendees. All law-abiding citizens, whether they are interested in art or not, should be able to enjoy the rich and diverse offerings that are springing up in our downtown area. The key word, however, is law-abiding. Something has to be done, no doubt, but ending First Friday is not the answer. We’re on to a good thing. Let’s not lose it. No business executive would give an employee a raise if he only scored 70 percent on a performance evaluation. Nor would they consider giving two raises to an employee in as many months with no performance rating in hand. But then we're talking about the free spenders on the Augusta Commission and we elected them to play Monopoly with our tax money. Finally Augusta starts to become a fun place to be with an event that the whole community can get involved in — black, white, short, tall, everyone. Then comes the politicizing of it just because a few people aren’t the perfect models of upstanding citizenry. We’ve lost the precious intent of the “art” night. I for one could care less about the art shops downtown. If they want to take the fun out of the city I’d rather they just go somewhere else. I’m not surprised that Sheriff (“I don’t care what the law says”) Strength is part of the politicizing of the whole event. You almost made it, Augusta. We almost had something fun for this town but the politicians have found us out. Look for First Friday to come to a quiet, sad end. To all you people who think Warren Road is an international speedway, I have called the police and I will continue to do so and they will be sending patrol cars out here to give continued on page 6

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I know it’s a ridiculous thing to argue about, but the whiner was so adamant. I assure you a “speedball” is heroin and cocaine. The heirs of Billy Morris will always be able to afford private school. Is that why he is so willing to support ineptitude and ignorance in the administration of Richmond County’s schools? For years The Augusta Chronicle has credited gains in Richmond County test scores (especially SAT) to the “excellent work” of Charles Larke. In an article on September 22, however, they quoted other Richmond County administrators as saying the gains were due to fewer students taking the test. How many others of Larke’s “great works” have been incorrectly stated, interpreted, or praised by the paper? First Friday was set up to showcase the art studios on Broad Street; it has since become a carnival with sideshow attractions. If Mayor Young wishes to continue a street party, I beg him to move it to Lake Forest Drive at Bransford Road. I’m sure the folks in that neighborhood will appreciate the cultural activities. It’s nice to have an “entertainment district”; however, no thank you to this type of entertainment. We have enough of it





already on Broad Street. Move all the street hawkers and food vendors to the Riverwalk. Broad Street has respectable businesses and we don’t need a flea market. Move the musicians to the amphitheater. That’s what it was built for. The Broad Street merchants have suffered through this pitiful situation two months in a row. We don’t need to be







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could fill a warehouse with the If a politician asks for your vote based scandalous material that gets on his personal reputation then perhaps dumped in my lap during election it is legitimate to discuss even personal season. issues as they may apply. More often We have some very colorful politicians than not, professional misdeeds get a lot in our area, and among them are a mulmore attention, and rightly so. titude of deadbeats, lawbreakers, homoThe professional successes, and failsexuals, playboys, and weirdoes. I get ures, of those seeking public office are a stories, and sometimes pictures, on just lot easier to verify and discuss. When a about every one of them during their candidate such as Charles Walker Jr. political careers. Even the political makes bold statements about his busiretirees inspire a good deal of muck. ness acumen, it is not only prudent, but If the scandal involves a legal issue, vital, to put his claims to the test. such as a conviction or an arrest, it is a A recent Augusta Chronicle expose on no-brainer that the information is going the financial status of all our major to become part of the public discussion. local candidates shows that Walker Jr. You deserve to know who among your has been very generous in his descripleaders is a convicted thief, wife beater, tions of his own professional success. or tax evader. If a politician campaigns The Chronicle story was accurate to a on promises of “honesty and integrity,” point, but did not completely disclose I have no problem telling the world even more recent evidence that Walker when I have evidence to the contrary. Jr. has more than just a little bit of “Drawing the line” on what informa- financial trouble. tion to give the public and what to Again, none of this matters unless hold back is a fairly easy thing to do. Junior makes his professional experience First of all, the stories of sexual misand an issue in his race for the Stage Adaptation byexpertise DEAN PITCHFORD adventure that find their way into my 12th District and WALTER BOBBIEcongressional seat. He did. hands have little chance of ever seeing it is on the radio, or here in Music byWhether TOM SNOW the light of day. Don’t get me wrong; column, I have always known that, Lyrics by this DEAN PITCHFORD I get a genuine chuckle over some of as long as what I say is true, or at least the tales of the repressed whispered represented as my honest opinion, I my way. But I must say that in the have carte blanche to deliver the pertigrand scheme of things, the informanent information involving the personaltion is largely irrelevant. ities who lead this community. There have been times — I can think I am very fortunate to operate under of a few school board cases specifically the purview of impeccably professional — where the sexual escapades of a pub- supervisors who understand that the lic figure have come into play when very value of what I do is based on personnel decisions were made. On the unfettered honesty and the ability to occasion when that has occurred, I have take on anyone or anything. As long as had no problem sharing the information I live in this community, disclosure of with you. Fortunately, these types of this sort will continue. I am proud to say scandals do not pop up often. that it is a pledge you can count on. For the most part, I believe the perApology: Last week in this space I sonal lives of political figures are out used the term “whores” to describe the of bounds when it comes to public various teachers unions and associadiscussion. tions who blindly endorse democratic I don’t care who the politicians are candidates every election season. I bedding, who has fathered illegitimate believe I called the groups the “whores children, or who enjoys using M&M’s of the political left,” or something in ways that were certainly never along those lines. intended. After witnessing the debate between It just doesn’t matter. Georgia Association of Educators Unless, of course, the public figure in endorsee Charles Walker Jr, the college question has somehow made the perdropout, and his opponent, college prosonal behavior in question germane to fessor Max Burns, I must apologize. the public discussion. To the real whores of the world, I am If a politician has railed against sorry I put you in the same company as repealing the state’s sodomy laws, and the GAE. I am sure most of you ladies I have evidence that he regularly are far better than they are. “repeals” them himself, then we have an issue. But again, such examples are — The views expressed in this column very rare. Trust me when I tell you are the views of the writer and do not that the geezers in the Georgia legislanecessarily represent the views of the ture who wanted to keep the state’s publisher. The archived Austin Rhodes sodomy laws on the books were, by columns can now be seen at God, obeying them.




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hat a loser. Augusta Commissioner Andy Cheek defined himself on Monday when he voted “No” on a property tax increase after spending his entire two-plus years on the commission preaching just the opposite. Not only did Cheek vote earlier this year to approve a budget that required a tax increase, he has vehemently advocated the need for his fellow commissioners and residents of Augusta to realize that tax increases are necessary to fund progressive growth, revolutionize city government, and recruit top-notch employees. Cheek sheepishly explained that he voted against the increase because of election promises to his constituents. Too late. His actions have soured voters against him in the 6th District he represents in South Augusta. He is viewed by many as part of the problem downtown. There is no way he can overcome his negatives by stating he voted against the property tax increase when he supported it during the entire process and, even now, admits a tax hike is necessary to fund increased demand for public safety and other services. Cheek’s vote positions him as a disingenuous, unsophisticated, politician who apparently thinks the voters of the 6th District are too stupid to see through his transparency. Is he panicking? As The Insider reported last month former Augusta Mayor Larry Sconyers is being urged to run against Cheek. Reliable sources report this week that Sconyers is beginning to like the idea and is giving the option serious consideration. Cheek must hear the footsteps of a potential challenger. Cheek’s vote was just plain dumb.

In a surprise move state Rep. Ben Allen tells people he is supporting former state Rep. Robin Williams for mayor of Augusta and is encouraging them to vote for Williams on Nov. 5. The fact that Allen is not supporting former Mayor Ed McIntyre comes as a shock to McIntyre, political insiders, and possibly Williams, himself. According to Allen, after watching and listening to the former mayor on the campaign trail, he thinks McIntyre’s time has passed. Allen is a friend of McIntyre’s but he questions his stamina and is unsure whether McIntyre has the fresh ideas that are required for the future. After considering all the candidates and their respective ability to work with the Augusta Commission, his choice came down to Williams or McIntyre. As the election campaign unfolded, Allen chose Williams. Allen ran in the democratic primary for U.S. Congress in the 12th District and ultimately lost a runoff against Charles Walker Jr. Allen got more votes than Walker in Augusta and Athens but Walker won Savannah by a wide margin that put him over the top. The question now is whether those Augustans who voted for Allen will heed his call and vote for Williams. If no candidate garners 45 percent of the vote, a runoff election ensues. Most political insiders have pegged McIntyre as the biggest vote-getter in the race. Conventional wisdom suggests the remaining candidates are battling for second place and a slot in the runoff. If Allen’s politiBen Allen cal coattails are long enough to sway votes for Williams, this race could tighten. The mayoral campaign is one of the most volatile local political races underway. The dynamics change almost weekly. Keep your eyes right Robin Williams here.

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ugusta Mayor Bob Young’s answer to a simple question from a citizen attending the Augusta Commission’s final public hearing regarding a city tax increase unleashed several commissioners’ anger over what they described as the mayor’s recent appetite for “political rhetoric.” “I think I represent a common person in Richmond County,” said David Dunagan, a local homeowner attending the Oct. 14 meeting. “I grew up in Richmond County. I went to Richmond Academy and Augusta College. And the No. 1 question that my friends ask is, ‘When are you coming to Columbia County?’ “My question to you, Mr. Chairman, is: Is there any way we can cut waste and run the government more efficiently, rather than raise the millage rate?” Young told Dunagan, all the public has to do is convince the Augusta Commission to cut waste. “The answer to your question is, yes,” Young said. “Commissioner (Bill) Kuhlke and I put a number of potential cuts on the table during the budget deliberations last winter and the commission chose not to adopt any of those cuts, so that’s why we are here today to request the increase in the millage rate.” After weeks of seeing Young on television campaign advertisements blaming the commission for the city’s tax increase, Augusta Commissioner Willie Mays couldn’t hold his tongue any longer. “Mr. Mayor, you made reference to the cuts that you personally proposed and brought before us,” Mays said. “I heard you say that the savings were in the seven figures of money or better. I just want to know, can you tell me the total amount of the cuts that you proposed that you say the commission rejected?” “Mr. Mays, I don’t recall the figure right off hand,” Young said in response, “but it was in the seven figures, around two to three million dollars.” Mays told the mayor that he found that estimate a little hard to believe and wondered if he could see a copy of this “massive” list. “Two to three million dollars?” Mays asked. “I was wondering whether or not you had a list of what you proposed and brought to us, an itemized list, that you say we absolutely rejected.” Young corrected Mays by saying that the commission didn’t reject his list, but actually never even discussed it. “You mean, they weren’t brought up,” Mays said sarcastically. Young again objected to Mays’ comment, stating that Mays was out of town during the final budget meeting in December 2001 and


“I think the commissioners here have done a good job and the perception that we have not done our job and we weren’t trying to do anything, that’s false.” – Augusta Commissioner Lee Beard

therefore may not have seen his proposed cuts. “You can’t cop out on dates that I wasn’t here,” Mays said, turning to face the mayor. “I was just asking that, if you are going to campaign on the facts and you are going to bring this up in a meeting of a tax increase, and if you have millions of dollars of cuts that you proposed, then I think somebody in the public needs to legitimately see them. “Because they work good in commercials, but they have not been before us, Mr. Mayor.” The mayor explained that in December of last year, the commission approved a budget that included several cuts in areas like the public works and recreation departments. However, many of those cuts were restored by the commission in February. “And I might add that those cuts were restored in order to keep this city from being totally dysfunctional,” Mays said, adding that some of the departments would have already run out of money for postage by now if their funding hadn’t been returned to the budget. “It’s quite easy for you to just say, ‘If I had a vote, that’s what I’d do.’ But I’ve not seen your list for cuts. And you’ve had the rest of this year, since February, to bring it up. But it’s funny that it’s just popping up in this (election) season that you’ve got millions of dollars that you could have saved.” The mayor said he simply disagreed with Mays’ assessment of the situation. “I totally disagree with your characterization,” Young said. “You are looking at it one way; I look at it another way. I just disagree with you.” Those may have been the mayor’s final

remarks on the subject, but other commissioners weren’t quite finished. Augusta Commissioner Steve Shepard said the commission worked on the budget a long time and were able to at least reduce the amount of the tax increase that was initially proposed for this year. According to the city’s finance department, for those residents living in the former county who own a house valued at $100,000, their property taxes are expected to increase by approximately $55 from last year. However, Shepard said there were some budgetary expenses that the commission simply could not avoid such as increased public safety costs and additional funding for indigent defense and prison medical services. Without the proposed tax increase, Shepard said, the 2002 budget would be short approximately $5.9 million. “If you vote against this mill rate right now, it would bring about fiscal chaos to this government,” Shepard told the commission. “I don’t like supporting a tax increase. I don’t like re-evaluation. But neither do I like chaos. And I’m not going to have this government in chaos and this city in chaos.” Augusta Commissioner Lee Beard told the mayor he thought he was doing a great disservice by unjustly criticizing the commission. “I just think it’s asinine and it’s very disturbing and it’s just ridiculous that we would sit here and after this citizen got to the podium and asked why we were increasing the taxes, the first thing I hear is that the commissioners are not doing anything to cut this

budget,” Beard said. “We all injected cutting services, not only the mayor, but also commissioners. There were things that we put forth that we thought should be cut, but we came to the conclusion that we needed those things to run an efficient government.” But Beard said somehow the mayor always seems to leave that part of the story out of his campaign speeches. Regardless of what the mayor claims, Beard said, the commission has worked hard to find cuts in the budget. “I think the commissioners here have done a good job and the perception that we have not done our job and we weren’t trying to do anything, that’s false,” Beard said. “And it’s offensive to me to have to sit here and listen to that because we know it is political rhetoric.” In the end, the commission voted 8-2 to support a tax increase with commissioners Andy Cheek and Tommy Boyles voting against the motion because they said it went against political promises they made to their constituents. Cheek’s vote against the millage rate increase was particularly shocking since he also criticized the mayor for acting like there was a lot of pork in this year’s budget. But Cheek said he was facing an election next year and he couldn’t vote against his constituents’ wishes, even if a tax increase was necessary to run the city. “I don’t make the rules but I have to play by the game,” Cheek said after the meeting. “But the government had to do it. It (a tax increase) was needed.”

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Augusta Welcomes Continental Express


ove over, Delta Air Lines. There’s a new guy in town. For years, if Augustans wanted to fly to destinations around the world, the majority of their plane tickets out of Augusta Regional Airport would carry them to what many consider the nightmare airport of the South: Atlanta’s Hartsfield International Airport. Beyond the limited local service offered by USAirways Express, most Augustans didn’t have a choice but to fork over several hundred dollars to catch a flight with Delta’s Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) to Atlanta. However, starting March 3, that will no longer be the case. On Oct. 14, Dave Hilfman, a vice president for Continental Airlines, proudly announced that next spring Continental Express will offer two daily, nonstop flights to Newark, N.J., as well as two daily, nonstop flights to Houston. “With two flights to New York and two flights to Houston, technically that’s eight trips in and out (of Augusta) a day,” Hilfman said. “That’s a lot of service in a very short period of time hitting this community, but we are very confident. You know why we are confident that this service is going to be successful? Because the community has been extraordinarily supportive of this effort.” Hilfman said Continental Airlines was impressed with the community’s strong desire to bring airline competition to the Augusta market. “It wasn’t just, ‘Hey, would you come into town? Would you start service and help us out?’” Hilfman said. “It was, ‘Hey, what can we do to make this worth your while? What can we do to entice you to do business here in this area of the world?’ And you stepped up.” With more than $540,000 raised by the entire CSRA during the recent Continental Challenge II campaign, Hilfman said this community convinced the airline that it was ready to do business. And therefore, he said, Continental is offering Augusta only the best. “We know that people are a little hesitant about turboprops (planes),” Hilfman said. “So, we’re flying jets in here.” Continental Express will be using 50-passenger regional jets to service the Augusta market. With a mix of morning and evening flight schedules from Augusta to Newark Liberty International and Houston’s Bush Intercontinental airports, Hilfman said that Continental is determined to satisfy both the

local business and leisure travelers. “People want to know, ‘Do I get there on time to my destination with my bags?’” Hilfman said. “As our chairman (of the board and CEO) Gordon Bethune often likes to say, ‘We want to get you there clean, safe, reliable and with your underwear.’ And we do. “At Continental we pride ourselves on having one of the best completion factors in the business.” Hilfman said that means if Continental is scheduled to fly, barring any dangerous weather conditions, it will fly. “If we say we are going to fly it, we fly it,” Hilfman said. “We are very, very reliable.” And when Augustans reach the two Continental hubs, Hilfman said he believes passengers will be pleasantly surprised with not only the airline service, but also the quality of the airports. In the last few years, Hilfman said, there’s been more than a billion dollars spent on improving Newark’s airport, making it the most convenient airport in the New York area. For example, travelers to Newark will find direct train service from the airport to mid-town Manhattan at a cost of $11.55 per person. “It takes you right into New York’s Penn Station,” Hilfman said. “It’s about a 25minute ride and costs about $12. No other airport has that advantage today.” Augusta Mayor Bob Young said that the entire community should take great pride in Continental’s announcement of new service to the area. “I feel today like we are nearing the end of a very, very long road,” Young said. “What we have done as a community is come together and pull out all the stops. Everybody in this city, no matter where you live, no matter what you do in this community, has been involved in some way in making this day happen.” Young said that Augustans took to heart Continental’s slogan, “Work hard. Fly Right.” “I like your motto because it also describes the people in Augusta who put their shoulder to the wheel to get Continental here,” Young said to Hilfman. “And that is, ‘Work hard.’ And y’all have done it. Everybody in this town. And now we are ready to ‘Fly Right.’ Fly right up to New Jersey and right out to Texas.”


“You know why we are confident that this service is going to be successful? Because the community has been extraordinarily supportive of this effort.” - Dave Hilfman, a vice president for Continental Airlines

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• One in eight American women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, and one in 33 will die of the disease. • Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women in the United States and the leading cause of death overall in women between the ages of 40 and 55.

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STATEHOUSE, OR BUST With less than three weeks remaining before the general election on Nov. 5, local candidates for state House districts are working at a fevered pitch to get their messages out. Some of the races are contentious, with Democrats hoping to maintain their footing in districts they’ve traditionally dominated, while Republicans attempt to break through the partisan barriers. Several political newcomers also promise to shake things up as they vie to represent Augusta in Georgia’s General Assembly. Following is what each candidate says they intend to offer in taking our business to the House.

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David Bell By Stacey Eidson


or years, local attorney David Bell has admired and respected Georgia’s Speaker Pro Tem Jack Connell. So, when Connell announced last spring that he was retiring after 34 years of political service to the Augusta area, Bell said he thought it would be a great honor to run for Connell’s House District 96 seat. “It’s a tremendous responsibility,” Bell said. “Because one of the most interesting things about Jack Connell is he made no enemies during his 34 years in office. He had no scandal. His integrity is at the top. His reputation is unblemished. His success for Augusta is legend. And he’s a great role model for this city.” As a fellow Democrat, Bell said Connell has taught him by example to look beyond party lines. “I seek his guidance and advice on many things, but Jack Connell has showed us that you have to work with people, stay out of personal fights, do your homework, and do it quietly,” Bell said. “That’s what’s best for the city. And it would be a great honor for me to represent his district.” But first Bell will have to defeat a House incumbent, state Rep. Sue Burmeister, whose district was eliminated during the redistricting process, but has also chosen to run for Connell’s seat. Bell said he believes voters realize that, as a native Augustan, he is dedicated to this community and the people in District 96. “People have to, in this election, look at, not just my party label, but who I am,” Bell said. “And I bring a background of having grown up in our community, graduated from Richmond Academy and graduated from The Citadel. ... I have spent a lifetime in the community.” And through this involvement, Bell said, he understands that it is important to work with all people and help build a consensus on important matters facing Augustans. “I can get along with every individual who is in the House or will be in the House,” Bell said. “And it is not Democrats versus Republicans but it is Augustans together. And if I put Augusta first, personalities second, and ego third, I can make a difference on bringing legislation to bear that helps our city.” “Political partisanship” has been Burmeister’s biggest downfall, Bell said. “When I look at her record, she has voted against teachers’ pay raises and she voted against every bill that would have brought a dime to Augusta,” Bell said.

“She appeared to me to be more concerned with partisan positioning than with getting results.” In fact, Bell said, he was shocked when Burmeister chose to vote against Connell for speaker pro tem of the House in 2000. “When Jack Connell ran for speaker pro tem last, a position that helps all of Augusta, she was one of only a small handful in the House that voted against it,” Bell said. “She put partisan politics ahead of what was best for Augusta.” According to Burmeister, she voted not against Connell, but in favor of a Republican candidate that she believed her constituents supported. “I will go to Atlanta with a very different approach,” Bell said. “I am going to go voting for those bills that bring money to Augusta. She (Burmeister) voted against every dime that would have gone to Augusta Tech, Augusta State University and money for local projects. “And then when she put in her own request for local money, every local request that she put in got turned down. She did not make a difference for Augusta.” If elected to the House, Bell promises that he will focus on economic development for Augusta and concentrate on protecting one of the area’s biggest assets: water. “In Augusta we are faced with Atlanta’s desire to take water out of the Savannah River basin,” Bell said. “I can tell you, I will fight that with everything I’ve got. Augusta has more natural water here than anybody else in the state of Georgia. We have to use it responsibly.” When asked what he proposed the city of Atlanta should do to handle its severe water shortage, Bell said that was not his concern. “I’m not so much concerned with solving Atlanta’s problem as I am protecting Augusta’s resource,” Bell said. “Their problems cannot be solved at our expense.” One item that was hotly debated last year was proposed changes to Augusta’s consolidation bill. Bell said he supports some change to the local government, but added that he has one recommendation for the Augusta Commission before the state does anything. “Our local government needs to take Dale Carnegie’s course,” Bell said. He also thinks the state legislators need to work more closely together to reach a compromise.

“You know, at one time or another, I think every member of our legislative delegation said that they had a bill and were signed off on a bill,” Bell said. “There were some good aspects and bad aspects to all of them, and yet people weren’t talking and working together, so nothing ever happened.” Personally, Bell said, he believes that the mayor should be given a vote on city matters and the city administrator should be allowed to hire and fire department heads. Another topic that has recently been debated by state legislators is the abolishment of the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority. As a former authority member himself, Bell said he believes he has great insight into the civic center’s problems. “I would encourage our civic center to be managed by a management company,” Bell said. “Because an act, whether its the circus or a musical act or a play, can go to these large management companies and with a stroke of one pen, they can sign up 30, 40 or 50 events in their civic centers around the country. And locally we should get out of the day-to-day operations of the civic center.” Bell also said he rejects a proposal by some city leaders to build a new civic center in the CSRA. “I think the possibility of that is very dim for two reasons: One is the cost and the second is the partnership,” Bell said. “The concept of a new civic center is that it would cost somewhere between $50 to $70 million. And the question I raise is: Where are you going to get the money? “I also don’t think there is a chance that Aiken County is going to take their share of money and let the civic center be built on our side of the river. And I don’t think that Columbia County is going to pay their share and let it be built in downtown Augusta, so the chance of getting that kind of partnership is difficult.” Like many political bodies in Augusta, Bell said the main problem facing the coliseum authority is the current lack of cooperation. “While I was on the civic center (board), we didn’t have the controversies that we have now,” Bell said. “We worked together as a team. We had coalitions. That’s the key. People have gotten together, not because of any personal gain, but because it was what’s best for the community.”



Sue Burmeister By Stacey Eidson


hen state House Rep. Sue Burmeister’s District 114 seat was eliminated during last year’s redistricting process and her residence was redrawn into a predominately Democratic district, Burmeister refused to just fade into Georgia’s political graveyard. She had worked too hard defeating a 10-year incumbent, former state Rep. Robin Williams, for her chance in 2000 to represent Augusta in the state’s Gold Dome. “Just looking at the population numbers, I knew Augusta was going to be losing a representative in redistricting, but I was really surprised at the maneuvering some people undertook to split communities of interest like they did,” Burmeister said. “I mean, to take the precinct I lived in, which is so conservative, and move it to where that precinct ties into a district that goes all the way down to Tobacco Road is beyond common sense. To me, it was vindictive and it hurt Augusta.” Burmeister decided to fight back by establishing a new residency and running for state Rep. Jack Connell’s District 96 seat, which, following the redistricting process, included a number of her former constituents. “I think they (those politicians who redrew the district lines) were surprised that I actually had the gumption to establish a new residency,” Burmeister said, laughing. “But to me, what they did was a disservice to the voters of Augusta.” She believes Connell’s district was specifically redrawn to ensure that a white Democrat was elected to the seat rather than a Republican or a black Democrat. “I was not going to allow that to happen to the voters of Augusta,” said Burmeister, a proud Republican. “I wanted them to have a choice.” But instead of facing Connell in this year’s election, Burmeister has found herself in the highly desirous position of being the only incumbent on the ballot for House District 96. Last spring, Connell announced he was retiring after 34 years of political service to Augusta. Burmeister will be running against a new Democratic candidate, Augusta attorney David Bell. And while Burmeister acknowledges that there are a lot of registered Democrats living in District 96, she believes her values and ideas represent many of the voters’ beliefs. “I’m a conservative and I think that crosses party lines,” Burmeister said. “Putting taxes back into your pocket as a working person, that crosses party lines. Improving education crosses party lines. Common-sense thinking crosses party lines. And I feel that I look at the issues and vote for what my constituents want, first and foremost.”


For example, Burmeister said all last year she heard citizens grumbling about the operations of the local government. “So, I spearheaded the ‘fix-the-consolidation bill’ or the ‘fix-the-local-government bill,’” Burmeister said, referring to a bill she introduced that would give the mayor of Augusta more power in the local government. “We had seasoned representatives and senators up in Atlanta that knew things were wrong in Augusta and were doing nothing about it. And I even opened the door and said to them, ‘Will one of you carry the bill for change? I’m a freshman. I’ll sign on.’ “But they didn’t do that, so I stepped forward and ran with it because I felt Augustans wanted a change. Did it pass? No it did not. And I’m sorry for that, but there was a lot of underlying politics going on that I’m sure a lot of people are aware of.” After Burmeister introduced her bill during last year’s legislative session, the other local representatives and senators also introduced their own version of a consolidation reform bill. In the end, none of the bills could gain enough signatures by the delegates to pass. “I’m hoping that this political season will bring in some new representation for Augusta where we will actually do some talking and get this taken care of,” Burmeister said. “It’s ridiculous that our mayor, who is elected countywide, essentially has no authority. He or she will take the heat for just about everything, but has no vote.” Burmeister supports giving the mayor either veto power or a vote on the city commission. But before any changes are made to the consolidation bill, Burmeister said she feels very strongly that the issue should be placed on a ballot for a vote by Augustans. “My bill asked for a referendum for the people because I thought, let the voters of Augusta vote on this because it would be a stronger case for the U.S. Justice Department,” Burmeister said, explaining that such changes to the government’s structure must meet with the Justice Department’s approval. “If the people agreed that we needed to fix our local government, I think it would be fixed.” Burmeister said she is also proud of the fact that, as promised to her constituents, she remained fiscally conservative and voted against all tax increases at the state level. “I haven’t forgotten that it is our money, the taxpayers’ money, that goes to Atlanta,” Burmeister said. “It’s not a government bureaucracy’s money.” And despite what campaign advertisements by her opponent claim, Burmeister said she didn’t vote against teacher pay raises. Instead, Burmeister said she voted against an exorbitant state budget. “I voted against the budget because it’s laden with wasteful spending,” Burmeister said. “I didn’t vote against

giving a raise to teachers. Everyone knows education is one of my biggest concerns.” One of the main issues Burmeister said she wants to address next year is Gov. Roy Barnes’ education reform. “I actually think it’s failing,” Burmeister said. “One of the biggest problems with the governor’s education reform bill is that he never brought teachers to the table to talk about what they wanted.” Instead, she said, Barnes simply did away with a number of teacher’s assistants in schools and has proposed reducing several elective programs for students. “Now he’s talking about taking out foreign language programs and art programs. I mean that’s ludicrous,” Burmeister said. “Education reform is broken and we need to fix it.” Another major concern facing Georgia, Burmeister said, is the state’s water problems. “Georgia is severely in a drought,” Burmeister said. “And soon Atlanta will want to tap into the Savannah River for water. We know that. We’ve got 4.5 million people sitting in Atlanta and only four million in the rest of the state.” “And our representation at the capital is based on population,” Burmeister added. “So, consequently, in a few years when Atlanta has a lot more representatives, we are not going to be able to stop them from getting water from the Savannah River. So, legislation needs to be put in place very soon to prohibit, in some way, the transferring of water from one basin into another.” But Burmeister also said Augusta can’t turn its back on the rest of the state. “As a state legislator, obviously you are very concerned about your area. But we are addressing statewide issues that affect everybody,” Burmeister said. “We don’t want people upriver of us damming up the Savannah River and holding all the water so we can’t get it down here. And Savannah has the problem of the salt water moving up into the Savannah River and killing off their ecosystem. “So, this is a far-reaching problem that we need to look at addressing in tandem with other cities.” Long-range planning, Burmeister said, is the key to any good government. In fact, she believes it’s a key to life. “I bring a very common-sense approach to everything I do. After all, as a woman, I’m also a mother,” Burmeister said. “I’ve had to balance budgets; I’ve had to juggle schedules; and I have made serving the people of Augusta a full-time position. “I’ve already been up in Atlanta for two years and have made very valuable relationships with people on both sides of the aisle. I’m not a freshman anymore. I’m in Atlanta for the constituents fulltime.”

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Quincy Murphy By Stacey Eidson


hen people think of Georgia, Quincy Murphy says he wants more than just Atlanta to be on their minds. “The rural areas of the state and smaller cities like Augusta-Richmond County, Macon and Columbus are all attractive communities,” said Murphy, a candidate for the House District 97 seat. “The state needs to give some consideration of supporting efforts to place businesses in these rural counties and cities. “The state, in my opinion, needs to step in and try and create some incentive packages that communities, such as ours, can offer to potential industries.” Otherwise, Murphy said cities like Augusta will continue to lose its talent base to larger communities in Georgia or the Southeast. “A lot of our young, talented individuals are moving to places like Charlotte, Savannah, Charleston, Spartanburg-Greenville and Atlanta because of the quality of life that these communities provide,” said Murphy, a local insurance agent. “Personally, I like the Spartanburg-Greenville area. They seem to have a lot of things going on culturally and economically that I really think that our community can learn from.” In order to help attract economic opportunities to the area, Murphy said Augusta-Richmond County has to have the necessary tools to catch the eye of new industries seeking to relocate. “I am very supportive of vocational education in the Richmond County school system and I will make it a high priority of mine to try and secure money from the state for such schools,” Murphy said. “When companies think about locating to certain areas, they consider the population, the quality of life in the area and they consider the labor force. They want to know the education level of the people here and

the kind of training they have. So, we need a vocational high school in Richmond County.” While Murphy believes Gov. Roy Barnes’ education reform program is working, he still thinks Georgia teachers need more support from the state. During a recent trip to one of the local office supply stores, he saw a number of teachers standing in line with their arms full of school supplies. “These teachers were having to pay for these school supplies out of their own pocket,” Murphy said. “I stopped to talk to them and I couldn’t believe it. So, I would support a tax credit for teachers up to $500 or $600 toward the purchase of school supplies for their students. It’s not much, but it’s a start.” There has also been a lot in the media recently about Georgia students’ SAT scores being ranked 50th in the nation. Murphy said when he initially read those headlines, he found the news devastating. He said it wasn’t until he read between the lines that he realized that Georgia’s SAT scores were not equally compared to other states’ scores. “When you dig a little deeper, you discover that there are some states that will not allow students to take the SAT if they don’t have a grade-point average at a certain level,” Murphy said. “In Georgia, we test a much larger number of our students. So, while 50 may sound bad, it doesn’t mean that we are really last in the country. Of course, that’s not to say that we can’t make improvements to our scores in the future.” Murphy believes, with a strong education system as its foundation, industry will come to the Augusta area. But before the CSRA can start preparing for success, Murphy said, it will have to face one major hurdle. “The northern section of our state is growing so rapidly there is a need for those communities to consume a lot of water and it is really causing a problem for those of us who are downstream,”


Murphy said. “When you travel to Athens and around the Lincoln County area, you notice that all of the streams that two or three years ago were thriving, they’re no longer there.” That’s why Murphy thinks it’s so important for the state government to look beyond just Atlanta for economic and industrial growth. If the state doesn’t, Murphy said, Atlanta will continue to consume more and more of neighboring counties’ water resources – including the Savannah River. “Everyone needs water, but we don’t need to change the standard of living of one community for the benefit of another,” Murphy said. “I think that we need to create some incentives for business growth other than around Atlanta.” However, Murphy also said that Augusta must be sensitive to Atlanta’s needs, because so much of Atlanta’s economy affects the rest of the state. “When I was growing up, I lived in a small, rural community that believed in sharing,” Murphy said. “If there was an item that my parents or my grandparents might have had possession of, they would have gladly shared it with someone else. “But in sharing, that person wouldn’t necessarily take everything.” That’s the concern that many Augustans have regarding Atlanta’s interest in the Savannah River, Murphy said. “We don’t want to give away all of our resources,” he said. “The Savannah River has been a tremendous asset for us. As it stands right now, I’m sure there are a number of our residents who haven’t really considered seeing the Savannah River dry up, but based upon the major growth in the northern part of Georgia and around the Atlanta area, that could actually happen. “I want to make sure the state gets some type of plan together to ensure that that doesn’t happen.”


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epublican candidate for House District 97 Otis Smith said he is compelled to run for office because of

a mission. That mission, in part, is giving African-Americans a voice in a party in which they’ve historically been underrepresented. “I’m running because there is a mission out there and part of that mission is that African-Americans need a voice in both parties,” Smith said. “They ought to have a voice, that, regardless of who is in the State House or who is in the White House, they ought to be at the table when decisions are made.” As a Republican, Smith said he believes he’ll work harder in office if elected than his Democratic counterparts, because many of them have become complacent, owing to their reliance on the fact that AfricanAmericans typically vote for them. African-Americans, Smith said, comprise roughly 52 percent of the newly created District 97. “And it appears that the Democrats just take their votes for granted and the Republicans have not cared, or dared, to campaign in their (AfricanAmericans’) neighborhoods,” Smith said. A resident of Richmond County since 1965, Smith has an extensive roster of community participation, including being a former president of the local NAACP, a former chairman of the Augusta-Richmond County Human Relations Commission and a current adviser to the Richmond County Animal Control Board. He has also served several local agencies assisting the elderly. Smith said he feels the most pressing issue currently facing Augusta is its image. “Because a negative image, which Augusta has, is affecting the growth of Augusta and the reluctance of certain

businesses to relocate to Augusta,” Smith said. “So Augusta has to lose this negative image that it has.” Smith blamed the daily paper for much of that perception. “Well first, we need some positive press,” Smith said. “It appears that, regardless of what we do in Augusta, the press, most especially The Chronicle, will find the negative angle. You may have read where there are five candidates for mayor. And the way I saw it was a positive event, in that we have a female, we have a black, and we have three white males. But The Chronicle said that’s divisive. I couldn’t understand that.” Smith said something also has to be done to foster more cooperation between the members of the Augusta Commission. He said he believes the responsibility of accomplishing that lies with commissioners, but he would step in if necessary. “As a Representative, I’m not here necessarily to solve that problem of downtown,” Smith said. “We’ve elected some good men. They are responsible for resolving that issue. Now, if they cannot solve it ... and the citizens of Augusta demand more, then it may be up to the (legislative) delegation and the General Assembly to come up with a plan. I’m hoping that it does not come to that.” Smith said he also hopes the mayor elected, or re-elected, on Nov. 5 will be prepared to bring new vision and leadership to local government. That, however, doesn’t mean that Smith favors extending the mayor’s powers, as has been discussed recently. “Let me say, 52 percent of the people who will vote for me say they are satisfied with it (the local government structure) as it as,” Smith said. “That’s the consolidation plan that they voted for. Now, maybe 43 percent of the people who will vote for me say, ‘Hey, they want changes.’



So I’m going to do what the voters think is best. “It (the current system) allows what I call parity.” Smith said he is also ready to address the issue of water, which has been the subject of ever-increasing publicity relating to its short supply and metro Atlanta’s likely push to seek more of it from surrounding sources such as the Savannah River. Smith said, instead of playing defense, Augusta should play offense with the water issue. “Richmond County has lost over 20,000 jobs and is still losing jobs. There are vacant buildings and businesses in south Augusta. Closely attached to jobs is water,” Smith said. “Water appears to be a problem for the state of Georgia, particularly Atlanta. And as goes Atlanta, so goes basically the state. “But that ought to be a plus for Richmond County. We have water. And so a representative and the delegation to the General Assembly from Richmond County ought to be courting those businesses that are trying to locate or cannot locate in Atlanta because of the lack of water. Be proactive, instead of fighting Atlanta. We will fight Atlanta, I think, to prevent them from tapping into the Savannah River, but instead of fighting that fight, why not be proactive?” Smith said he also favors lowering taxes and eliminating duplication of services, particularly at the local level. “We consolidated two governments under the pretense that we could eliminate duplication, we could reduce the size of government,” Smith said. “But it appears to me that we have more government now than we had before consolidation. “And as a Republican, I’m for reducing the size of government. I’m for eliminating duplication. I’m for lower taxes.”

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lthough he’s never held a public office, Pete Warren, Democratic candidate for state House Dist. 99, cautions against anyone calling him a political novice. Warren said he’s been a behind-thescenes man in the candidacies of many local elected officials in the past, including those of former Richmond County Sheriff Charles Webster and State Court Solicitor Sheryl Jolly. “We’ve had great relationships in Atlanta for many years just because I’ve worked in support roles in other people’s campaigns,” Warren said. “So I won’t be going into Atlanta as, perhaps, a political novice as some people might think.” A resident of Richmond County for more than 40 years — 32 of those years spent living in the district he seeks to represent — Warren espouses a closeness to the people, which he says he’ll continue to foster if elected. Warren said he will vow to make himself accessible to his constituents throughout the year. “I want them (people in the district) to talk to me,” Warren said. “I’ll be there.

They don’t have to come to me in every instance; I’ll be somewhere every Saturday morning in the community. I’m not going to be one of the folks you see every two years.” Warren, who will challenge Republican contender George DeLoach in the Nov. 5 election, said if he is elected he will seek to enact legislation that would enable Augusta to compete with other areas for business and industry development. “We’ve got to do something, evidently from the state level, to support the small business people, the ones that are here, and the industries that are here, as well as doing something to entice new businesses coming to Richmond County,” Warren said. Warren also said he would do more to fund teachers and encourage “goaloriented” classrooms. “I would love to support in any shape and fashion the (educational) institutions in Augusta,” Warren said. “I would really like to work with them to create an atmosphere, perhaps, of a goal-oriented classroom, where the students could strive for more than just getting through the day. “You know I’ve talked to so many teachers in the last year or so. And teachers are essentially underpaid, certainly at the entry level, and I understand they’re having to fund classroom activities themselves. I don’t understand that.” Warren, a precision maintenance instructor at International Paper, said that his decision to run for office was not the result of his seeking a new career path. “I don’t have a political agenda or career path,” Warren said. “I’m a working person. I’ve had plenty of opportunities to do things different; I elected to do what I do.” Warren said he chose to run because people in his district, which includes Hephzibah and south Augusta, aren’t having their voices heard. “One of the things I keep hearing from the community is that they don’t feel the connection with Mr. DeLoach that I can offer,” Warren said. Warren graduated from Butler High School in 1964 and attended Augusta College. He was a member of the 9th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1968. He worked as a NASCAR crew chief on the Grand National Circuit from 1969 to 1974, after which he began his employment at International Paper. On the topic of local government, Warren said the recent idea of giving the mayor voting and veto powers needs more exploration before he would commit to it. His opponent, DeLoach, co-sponsored such a bill last year, which failed to pass before the legislative session ended. “I guess Pete’s point of view on the thing is, Pete doesn’t have a real problem with a vote and a veto as long as it’s not going to fuel a fire somewhere and prolong the problems that we have,” Warren said. “All I want to do is what’s best for Richmond County and I’d certainly like to get a little attention in the 99th District. “I can support the vote and the veto, but it’s too big a decision just to take it off the cuff. It’s a tremendously important decision that’s got to be made. I certainly could support that.”

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ostering cohesiveness on the Augusta Commission and ensuring property owners don’t get bilked by inordinately high assessments are among George DeLoach’s priorities as he seeks his fifth term as state House Representative. DeLoach, a Republican running for reelection to House Dist. 99, formerly Dist. 119, also wants to see border cities like Augusta on a more level playing field with communities in neighboring states in terms of economic development. One suggestion he has for achieving that is developing enterprise zones in which places like Augusta could offer greater incentives to prevent businesses from locating in cities in other states — in our case, Edgefield and Aiken counties. Georgia’s Legislature currently doesn’t have provisions for its cities to offer such incentives. “These border cities like Columbus and Augusta are going to need a little help and we may have to introduce some legislation to give these particular areas like an enterprise zone (designation), give a little more incentive for cities and counties on the border,” DeLoach said. “I don’t think we


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have too much of a problem with Florida, but Tennessee and Alabama, and mostly South Carolina, have been very competitive with us in terms of economic development.” DeLoach, funeral director of DeLoach Funeral Home in Hephzibah, said that if he’s re-elected he will also reintroduce legislation to give the mayor of Augusta voting and veto powers. DeLoach earlier this year cosponsored a bill to accomplish that, but it failed to pass before the legislative session ended. “I feel like the mayor doesn’t just need to be a figurehead. I’ve always insisted that he have a vote and a veto,” DeLoach said. “I like the strong mayor approach, rather than just being a figurehead like he is now. That may be one of the problems now, is that he doesn’t have any power.” DeLoach, himself, was mayor of Waynesboro for 12 years before being first elected to his House seat in 1994. He has also served on the Georgia State Board of Funeral Service and the South Richmond County Pride and Progress Committee. In the state House, DeLoach has served on the Regulated Beverages, Industry and the Game, Fish and Parks committees. DeLoach said he’s become frustrated with the lack of cooperation on the part of local government. But he thinks it’s up to the individuals on the Augusta Commission to arrive at a meeting of the minds, by which they can continue to carry the city forward. “I think a lot of it’s going to have to do with the individuals coming together,” DeLoach said. “The definition of politics is the art of compromise, isn’t it? I think they need to learn to compromise and get along with one another. “We have a great county and city here and we’ve got all the potential and it’s a shame that we let personalities and little petty politics interfere with strong and effective government.” If re-elected, DeLoach said he plans to find a more equitable way to assess taxes on property owners, one in which fairness can be achieved while still deriving the funds necessary for services and education. “I’m a Republican and we oppose taxes. We want to reduce taxes rather than raise taxes,” DeLoach said. “That’s our philosophy. “We need to have a more equitable way of assessing property statewide. I think that you will find great deviation in property values all over the state. We want to get the burden off the property owners.” DeLoach faces Democratic challenger and political newcomer Pete Warren in the November general election. The incumbent DeLoach cited his political experience and a close familiarity with his constituents as reasons he feels he’s the better candidate. “First of all, I’d say experience in government (is my advantage); I’ve been in government really about 30 years with state boards and mayor and eight years of being a Representative in this area,” DeLoach said. “I feel like I know my people in this district and know what they want and I’ve responded to all their phone calls and letters and feel like I’ve done them a good job.”



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hese aren’t the turn-of-thecentury photos you’re used to. On the cover of “Augusta: Surviving Disaster,” recently published by Arcadia Publishing, a group of primly dressed men face the camera, adorned with hats and umbrellas. They’re standing in front of the Broadway Café – up to their thighs in water. “They just didn’t seem to let it bother them,” says Misty A. Tilson, registrar for the Augusta Museum of History and, now, local author. “Even when they’re standing in three feet of water.” Looking through “Augusta: Surviving Disaster,” it’s easy to get that sense: that for the Augustans of yesterday, a swollen Savannah River that makes Broad Street look like Venice was nothing more than a nuisance to circumvent. Men ford Broad with their pants legs rolled up knee-high, others ride piggyback and everyone else boats down the street or heads for higher ground. But floods that cursed the Savannah in 1888, 1908, 1912 and 1913 aren’t the only disasters that have befallen Augusta. Tilson has compiled photographs that show the destruction left behind in the wake of an 1878 tornado that toppled columns and destroyed Broad Street’s Lower Market, as well as photographs illustrating the

aftermath of three blazing fires in 1899 and 1916. There’s even a few photos of Augusta blanketed in snow. Some of the photos, Tilson says, have been part of the Augusta Museum of History’s collection since it opened. “Some of them, unfortunately, are not documented where we received them from,” she says. “A lot of them are donations from just local citizens.” So in addition to writing the chapter introductions and photo captions, Tilson




had to do some detective work. “It took about three months, and I just sat down in our collection, picked out some of the most interesting ones, the best quality visually,” she says. “A lot are not identified as far as what area of Augusta you’re looking at. The identification of a lot of those, especially if it was a business, you can look it up in the old city directories and see was this business in Augusta during this flood or this flood or this flood.”



But this collection was in the works even before Tilson came to Augusta. “I think it was because we just have so many of these photographs in our collection,” Tilson says. “It’s an idea that they (at the Augusta Museum of History) tossed around amongst themselves.” When Tilson began working at the Augusta Museum of History in July of 2001, she was asked to take on the project. “It was just a good way to compile them,” she says. “It was very exciting, and I think that’s one of the reasons I decided to take it on. Who could turn down the thought of their name on a book?” Writing and compiling “Augusta: Surviving Disaster” had other benefits as well. “Not being a native Augustan, it was a really nice way for me to learn a little bit more about the history,” says Tilson. When asked what it is that Tilson loves about preserving history, she replies, “I’m not sure. I’ve just always kind of had an interest in history. You look at these photographs and you know that they’ve got a story to tell. I just find it really intriguing.” One of the more amazing stories is that of the Great Fire of 1916, which destroyed approximately 160 acres that stretched from East Boundary to Eighth Street. Tilson has gathered images of the blaze in progress, as well as photographs

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of the devastation left behind by the flames. Shells of buildings reach precariously for the sky in the Broad Street business district; stalks of brick chimneys are all that remain in the residential areas. One of the more poignant photos in the collection shows furniture and other household possessions grouped in the middle of Greene Street, placed there by residents who knew that their homes were next in line to be destroyed. Tilson estimates the number of Augustans homeless due to the blaze at 3,000. But, thanks to the work of countless citizens, Tilson says in the book, “Much of the town returned to its pre-fire form.” That seems to be true; comparing images of Broad Street that predate the fire to the Broad Street of today, readers with sharp eyes will be able to place some of the buildings and street corners, even if the businesses occupying them have changed. “It’s amazing to me that even the look of downtown has pretty much stayed the same,” says Tilson. “A lot of that, especially along Broad Street, has kind of stayed the same.” Perhaps that sense of timelessness is part of the reason Tilson’s book is getting a positive response. “Quite a few people came to get it,” she says. “A lot of people have come by and told me how much they’ve enjoyed it, which means a lot. I hope that the native Augustans will appreciate it.” The Augusta Museum of History is even planning a special exhibit to show off Tilson’s work. “We’re in the process right now of trying to plan. In late November, we’re going to have a photo exhibit to kind of go along with the book,” she says. The citizens immortalized in the snapshots found in “Augusta: Surviving Disaster” aren’t much different than us, Tilson says, joking that one day we could end up in a book just like hers. “In 50 years,” she says, “Somebody’s going to look through your snapshots.” “Augusta: Surviving Disaster” can be purchased at the Augusta Museum of History, the Augusta State University Book Store, the Morris Museum of Art and area Borders and Barnes and Noble stores.

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wner Charlie Baggs wants you to know that, though the crew at his popular restaurant Atlanta Bread Company bakes their bread themselves, the restaurant has a lot more going on than its name implies. “New customers certainly need to know that we’re a restaurant as well as a bakery,” Baggs said. That means, after you have your wonderful meal of a tasty gourmet sandwich, maybe with one of their hot and hearty soups du jour or salad, you can take home a fresh loaf of sourdough or honey wheat or any number of breads. If you have a sweet tooth, their specialty items include the Bear Claw, Cinnamon Raisin Nut Roll, Pecan Roll and Chocolate Eclair. And they have five kinds of freshbaked cookies – the best kind! (Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter and White Chocolate Macadamia Nut.) There are 13 kinds of bagels, including Asiago Cheese, Everything, Pumpernickel and Blueberry. Or maybe you’d rather stick with the healthy items. Seven days a week, there are four different soup offerings each day, and one of them is always vegetarian. Take a look at Friday, for instance: Tomato Florentine, Clam Chowder, Chicken Tortilla, and Lentil with Roasted Garlic. That’ll keep your tummy warm as the autumn weather cools things off. Baggs opened the restaurant in December 1998 and it’s been going strong ever since, and has even won awards. Right now, Atlanta Bread Company is listed in Augusta Magazine as having the best bread in town. No surprise there.

Having a method that works hasn’t stopped this restaurant from adding new treats to the menu. They have several new salads, and also Panini sandwiches, which are hot sandwiches that are not your ordinary lunch fare. You get to choose between the Chargrilled Chicken Pesto, Cuban Pork Loin, Italian Vegetarian, Turkey Club, Chicken Cordon Bleu and Viva Portabella Mozzarella. Doesn’t that sound good? Don’t you want one right now? “We now have French Toast for breakfast as well as our regular hot sandwiches,” Baggs said. Atlanta Bread Company is not the first business Baggs has been involved in. Business has been a way of life for him for quite some time. When he was 27, he started a fund-raising business to help schools raise money for their projects, and later added a screen print division. He is still running this business, though he decided to open a restaurant. “Four years ago I wanted another opportunity,” he said. “I came upon Atlanta Bread Company, and researched it. They only had 20 stores at the time,” he said. That meant a risk, but it’s one that paid off handsomely. Atlanta Bread Company is in the perfect spot for you to hit during a shopping trip or before heading across the street to see a movie. If you want to know more, you can check them out at, but we suggest that you go on over and pay them a visit. You can find them at 255 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway in Augusta. Call them at 736-1551 for hours of operation.

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Dining Out

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oux’s owner Robert Williams is proud of the menus that his business offers. “We’re a fullservice catering company, so we do pretty much everything,” he said. They offer a Cajun menu, a Southern traditional menu, Caribbean, Southwestern, Mediterranean – even Hawaiian! “The themed menus have gotten to be popular menus to choose,” he said, although there is the option of custom designing your own. “We do corporate and social catering – in-home functions as well as on- and offpremise things,” he said. Roux’s specializes in custom-design weddings. Their full-service approach allows Roux’s to be a point of contact for all your entertainment needs. “We can help people with specialty rental items as well as floral, wedding cakes, helping folks find the right entertainment,” Williams said. “We work with all these people around town and we try to help clients find someone to suit their needs.” That means it’s a good idea to call Roux’s first when planning an event. They also have use of the Marbury Center at the historic old firehouse headquarters on Broad Street. If you choose to have Roux’s cater your event there, then you’ve got your facility and your catering in one place. “Not every catering company in Augusta offers on-premise catering,” he said. “It enables us to offer more competitive prices.” The private courtyard at the Marbury Center comes equipped with dramatic theater lighting, and the firetruck doors are still operational, so that during nice weather, you can throw them wide and have an open-air facility. Williams wants to emphasize, however, Roux’s flexibility when it comes to giving you and your guests the menu that you want. “One of the things, too, that makes

us unique, is our custom-created menus,” he said. “You can choose from a variety of some of the more popular items, to create a custom menu package. A few of our more popular items are the smoked chicken quesadillas, and tequila and limepoached salmon. Also the grilled portabella mushrooms and shrimp-and-andouille skewers. The California rolls have gotten to be trendy, as well as Pacific Rim items like the sesame-ginger chicken skewers and pork-and-scallion spring rolls.” That’s enough to make you want to throw a party just for the heck of it. They also offer a full menu of office lunches with sandwiches and pasta dishes. The most popular are the Express Hot Lunches with a blend of traditional Southern items like meatloaf, barbecue chicken, macaroni and cheese and lima beans. They also offer more contemporary items like apple grilled chicken with wild mushroom sauce and blackened chicken with Creole sauce and dirty rice, and these menus carry the same flexibility as the other menus, allowing clients to request custom items not on the lunch menu. Roux’s delivers to the office, sets it up with everything you need, including ice, and then comes back and cleans up after lunch. They need 48 hours notice on custom lunch orders. It was his love of cooking that caused Williams to create the company. “I’ve been in the restaurant business for about 15 years now. I’ve been catering for probably 10 years now, and I opened Roux’s catering five and a half years ago. One of the reasons we went toward the catering business is that I saw a need for catering in Augusta that offered some flexibility with menus and good quality, freshly prepared foods.” If you would like to choose Roux’s, give him a call at 724-2218. Your guests will never stop talking about it.


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& Entertainment Take a Peek … Behind The Masque BY RHONDA JONES

Harnessing a Vision He got the idea to bring busking, or the art of street performance, to Augusta when he saw cities like Vancouver and Amsterdam doing it, cities with arts festivals similar to our First Friday event. But those faraway lands had something more. “The one thing that was different with our

arts festival was the people in the street,” Burcham said. After extensive research on how other cities do it, he began talking about putting together his own crew of “rogue performers,” and found plenty of interest among both performers and supporters. Ben and Keeter’s Puppets

mation I needed on how to get nonprofit status,” he said. Meanwhile, he scoped out downtown for good performance spots. He spoke with Main Street Augusta and the Greater Augusta Arts Council. Things were moving. And in the last few weeks prior to that night in October, strange

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hen two dancers leapt toward the street crowd and performed the high twirls of the ballet stage, a startled gasp escaped the onlookers. They thought the fire-breather was kind of neat too, judging by the loud ooh’s and ahh’s. Oh, and there was a belly dancer, a pair of stick jugglers, wild puppets, and singers, and ... and ... It was all over in minutes, and then they were gone. They are Behind The Masque, a group of performing adventurers, who made their debut on the First Friday of October at the corner of 11th and Broad Street with an opening number – an invitation to watch for them, because they will strike again. Their fearless leader is Jaime Burcham. You may have seen him last week in Augusta Ballet’s production of “Carmen,” or in a number of other productions with the Ballet, the Augusta Players, Storyland Theatre and Augusta Theatre Repertory Company over the past decade and a half. He has also performed professionally with theatre groups in Charlotte and Atlanta, and works locally as an Arts Infusion teacher and as a drama and dance consultant for the school system. “I’ve worked with just about every arts group in this town and I believe in every one of them,” he said. In spite of this faith in his fellows, Burcham is well aware how difficult it can be to lure the Augusta public into the theatre. So his plan is to leave the stage and go find those elusive patrons in the streets. “I grew up here and just like every other artist in this town, I thought, ‘I have to get out of here if I’m going to make a living.’ So I left.” But like so many do, he decided that Augusta was home, and returned. “If I’m going to stay here,” he said, “I’m going to do something.” His plan is to bring the performing arts to the people, to do it when they least expect it, and to place it within their reach. Literally. “Art doesn’t have to be untouchable,” he said.

signed on, as did actor and Mad Poet Jonathan Marcantoni; drummer Tom Keeling; belly dancer and drumming act Talena and the Greenbear. He also has Russell Joel Brown, most recently known for his role as Dick Deadeye in Augusta Opera’s production of “H.M.S. Pinafore;” a pair of stick jugglers known as Those Stick Guys; two of his fellow professional dancers, Rob Royce and JJ Stapleton, who formed a group with Burcham called Offbeats. They do things with chairs and plastic bats. Local actor and entrepreneur Krys Bailey became the official fire-breather and technical director. A handful of student actor/singers from Davidson Fine Arts Magnet High School, two of whom also dance, joined: Brandon Bruin, Summer Peters, Elizabeth Zettler, Cameron Bruin, Emily Greene and Lizzie Grant. Burcham refers to them affectionately as his Behind The Masquers. Burcham had originally wanted to debut Behind The Masque in August, but didn’t feel his crew was quite ready for opening night, so he focused on another aspect of the project. “August and September I spent getting infor-

things began happening during rehearsals. Ballet dancers Royce and Stapleton were refining their moves while Burcham was otherwise occupied. When he looked up, he found one of Those Stick Guys responding to the dancers. “Mike was sitting there watching them, trying to copy everything they did,” Burcham said. “I saw some of my actresses trying to juggle sticks later.” Art had begun to ooze and everyone was becoming infected. And that was fine with Burcham. “It was a phenomenal atmosphere,” he said with a big grin. “It made me realize this was really going to work.” Burcham explained that his vision for Behind The Masque is twofold – it is to be an outlet for performers to work hard and to play hard. “What we were all looking for was a place to play and have fun,” he said. “This was a way to experiment and just kind of get our art out in people’s faces.” He wants people to know, however, that this is a serious company with serious intent, despite the playful attitude. He has one firm expectation of his performers: that they will

develop their talents. “It’s not the level that you know; it’s the level to which you’re willing to grow,” he said. And he wants Behind The Masque to grow as an organization as well, though he doesn’t know exactly what it will grow up to be. He does know, however, that he wants to be a point of contact for people who need performers, and wants to eventually be able to offer work-study opportunities to students. Unmasking the Future Behind The Masque are teeming with ideas. Burcham describes a lot of what they want to do as “spontaneous theatre,” something with a Cirque du Soleil feel. One such idea involves a tap dancer. The rest is a secret. He wants it to be a surprise. And, they are working out some ideas for Christmas. Their most immediate concern, however, is Nov. 1, because the concept of spontaneous street theatre in Augusta, Burcham said, is somewhat dependent on being allowed to participate in First Friday. Chris Naylor, executive director of Main Street Augusta, the entity responsible for controlling the First Friday performers, was not able to say whether that will happen when approached by The Spirit. “They are a fantastic group, but we are still in discussion on this issue,” Naylor said. He was talking about Main Street Augusta, the Artists’ Row Association and the mayor’s office. “If it comes back that we have that type of performance, they will be the first one we invite back.” Burcham’s response to the October disturbance was that, in spite of the negative press surrounding the post-First Friday hours, the festival itself is spawning good things, one of which is his group. “Last First Friday, despite the riots, despite anything that happened ... We made Augusta history. As far as I know, no one has done what we did. No one has brought busking to downtown.” So watch out. There are roving performers on the loose, rabid and frothing with enthusiasm. You may just be overcome. “We’ve got big, big, big ideas,” Burcham said. “Within the limits of artistic good taste, there’s nothing we won’t try to do.” If you are interested in the performances of Behind The Masque, or think perhaps that you might like to run away with them, contact Jaime Burcham at (706) 736-4838 or


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Art: Theatre

A Little Bit of Dancin’ and a Little Bit of Death

By Rhonda Jones

“Footloose” Opens Aiken Community Playhouse’s New Digs


magine a town where it’s illegal to dance. Imagine a smart-mouthed Chicago boy who can’t keep his feet still, and a preacher’s daughter at war with her daddy over the backwoods oppression. In the movie “Footloose,” Ren McCormick was portrayed by a very young Kevin Bacon. At the brand-new home of Aiken Community Playhouse, he will be played by 20-year-old Jordan Blaine. He’s getting a kick out of hanging out in 1980. “I remember more about the ‘80s than a lot of people my age,” he said. “Did we really dress like this?” Blaine’s favorite thing about the experience has been the music. He’s been watching a lot of old music videos and feeding his Billy Idol fascination. Madonna’s “Lucky Star” is another favorite, which he says is an especially helpful piece to study for dance. His director, Bradley Watts, has nothing but praise for his cast, and calls Blaine a “phenomenal” dancer. In his early 30s, Watts chose the musical based partly on fond memories of the decade it represents. “The cast actually looks like they stepped out of the halls of my high school,” he said. “Big hair, big earrings, Converse high tops.” “I loved the music in the ‘80s,” he added. He said that a lot of the music from the movie is included in the theatre production. Those of us of a certain age remember groovin’ to the

likes of “Let’s Hear It for the Boy,” “Almost Paradise,” “Holding Out for a Hero,” and – of course – “Footloose.” Watts has another reason, though, for loving this story. “It was the first thing I ever saw on Broadway when I went to New York. It held a special place in my heart. Oh it was exciting. It was the first time I had ever been in New York, the first time I had ever seen a Broadway show. “I got to meet the cast, and they all signed my CD. It was a lot of fun to meet them all. It was a very energetic show and they had a lot of energy. Like my cast.” The preacher’s daughter Ariel will be portrayed by Barbara Bruckell, also 20, and Doug Noel will play her father, the Reverend Shaw Moore, a good man whose pain blinds him to the needs of the people around him. Watts says “Footloose” is appropriate for kids 7 and up, with some “mild” language, but nothing harsh. A New Home for the Playhouse Watts and his cast and crew are like a bunch of kids with a new toy. They’ve moved into the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, which was built on Newberry Street for the use of the Aiken Community Playhouse and the community at large. Watts gave a tour, beginning with a little Japanese garden for patrons to enjoy during intermission. His

favorite part, though, is the stage, which is much larger than the stage at the old building. “This stage is twice the size of the other stage. There’s more room for people to be comfortable and move around,” he said. That’s important, considering that the cast is 40 strong. Without the room that they now have, Watts said, he doesn’t think that they could pull off the production as well as they are going to. And there are other goodies as well. “It’s the first time we’ve had an orchestra pit,” he said. “The cast is getting spoiled.” Phil Porter, the president of the Aiken Community Playhouse Board of Directors, was asked to rate the advantages of the new building against those of the old one. He laughed and said they were “countless. “The first thing is, it’s going to be a great asset for the community. We’re not the only ones who are going to use this,” he said. Certain areas of the building, he said – like the workshop, rehearsal hall, and offices – are for the exclusive use of the Aiken Community Playhouse, and on what they call “red” days, the entire building is theirs. On “yellow” days, the stage is theirs, but other portions may be used by other groups. On green days, the stage is up for grabs as well. According to Watts, “Footloose” is the perfect story to break in the brand-new facility. “There’s a lot of excitement in the air about the new building. ‘Footloose’ is new, exciting. It’s young. It kind of advertises the new-

ness of the building.” The center will be introduced to the community with a black-tie opening night Friday, Oct. 18. After that, the show will go on Oct. 19, 25-27 and Nov. 1-2. For ticket prices and performance times, call (803) 648-1438 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights from 7-9 p.m.; Mondays and Thursdays 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Tuesdays 1-5 p.m.; and Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30-11 a.m.

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lood, that is. The Young Artists’ Repertory Theatre doesn’t usually shell out a lot of dough for its productions, but director John Greene says this time it’s going to be different. He wants “Dracula” to be spectacular, and he’s out for blood – which means that

he has to fashion blood packs to fit beneath the vampires’ clothes. “Hopefully if we work out the special effects, we’ll have a couple of stakes through the heart, not to mention a flying bat or two,” he said. He’s also making a special mirror for Dracula, so that when the count shatters the

glass, he doesn’t create a health hazard. “We don’t want glass on the stage and hurting the actors, so we’re going to try to make this sugar glass. If not, we’re going to go to Plan B, which hasn’t been decided yet.” There are also fog machines and a flash portal, which has nothing to do with time travel but rather ... flames. It involves gunpowder and flash paper. And he’s added some spooky stuff that the original script does not call for. “I’m actually showing the Woman in White leading the children on and one of the children gets bitten in the neck and it’s all done with smoke and fake blood.” She’s lured them from their beds with chocolate. So take a lesson from this: If an undead woman tries to give you candy in the middle of the night, just say no! Greene assured The Spirit that this production, though involving some grammar schoolaged kids, is going to be the real thing. “It’s not a spoof. It’s being done straight as it’s been done on Broadway.” He said it should be fine for kids as young as first grade, but it’s scary enough to be fun. He has tested it on a 9- and a 10-year-old. “They got a real scare when the Woman in

White screamed,” he said. The key word in this production is “fun.” The concession stand is going to be a laboratory that serves foaming, bubbling drinks and party favors like bat rings and vampire teeth. “Dracula” will be performed Oct. 18-19 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 19-20 at 3 p.m. at the Lakeside High School Theatre at 533 Blue Ridge Drive. Tix are $8 for kids and seniors, $10 general admission. You get $1 off if you come in costume. Call (706) 210-8913 for info. Murder at the Partridge Inn Augusta Theatre’s Murder at the Partridge Inn series continues with “Last Will and Testament.” Get all caught up in the murder of Jonas Carmody, oil baron found dead of natural causes at age 78, and leaving behind a $30 million-plus estate. Join his friends and business associates for a memorial dinner in his honor, a surprise will-reading – and a little murder on the side. The detectives need you, the audience, to help them crack this crazy case. Murders will be on Oct. 20 and Nov. 17. Dinner buffet will be served at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call the Partridge Inn at (706) 7378888, ext. 201.


Art: Music

Tuesday’s Music Live in Full Swing


eith Shafer, director of the Tuesday’s Music Live series for the past 15 years, told us about his secret weapon the other day – and that secret weapon is named Philip Truckenbrod, based in Hartford, Conn. Truckenbrod represents many of the ensembles who come to play for the series, and Shafer trusts his taste implicitly. “If he told me that he had an instrumentalist that no one had ever heard before, I would trust that they would please an audience,” Shafer said. Now he’s sending The Inman Piano Trio to Augusta. This particular group, Shafer said, is based in Atlanta, but have a national following. “The music they play is beautifully done,” Shafer said. The series, which opened its season in September, operates halfway through March, with 12 acts in all, every other Tuesday. And there is quite a diverse lineup, from Beech Island’s Flo Carter to Kari Gaffney and Jeff Williams, a multipercussionist named Joseph Gramley, and The Kolevi Family, who comes to us from Bulgaria with native folk dances and songs. Asked if the Kolevis are an oddity for this


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particular series, Shafer laughed. “It is unusual for the series to have someone from as far away as Bulgaria,” he said, but they are on a tour of the Southeast that puts Augusta in their path, and he couldn’t pass them up. Though Tuesday’s Music Live usually features jazz and classical musicians, a few folk acts have managed to make their way through. Shafer said the series started 15 years ago with a mission to provide concerts downtown during the noon hour. “And it has expanded past that to include schoolchildren,” he said. Classes simply began appearing at the concerts, he said, which are held at St. Paul’s Church downtown. So it made sense to provide a little extra for the kids. He said that children’s programs are offered on four of the 12 concert dates, with activities targeted specifically to the kids. “(Musical) groups will ask young people to come forward and try to play their instruments. It has an educational format that the adult program doesn’t have.” The children’s programs take place between 10-11 a.m., he said, and are pretty popular. Each year, he said, they get an audience of 4,000 to 6,000 kids. “We have more people who want to come, but there’s not enough

room,” he said, because the tickets go pretty quickly. And the season sells out pretty quickly. For instance, there are no youth program slots left this year. Those interested in participating will just have to wait until next year. Be on the lookout for the brochure they send in August, inviting classes to take part. The ticket request form has a Sept. 25 deadline. “Sold out” is a bit of a misnomer, because he doesn’t actually sell the youth tickets. He gives them away. “We have to control the seating,” he explained. “We have tickets, but no one pays.” Shafer said that each concert brings from 500-600 audience members. The entire Tuesday’s Music Live series is free, but the lunches that come with it are $7, and they are catered by some of Augusta’s best restaurants. That’s one thing that sets Augusta’s program apart from programs in other cities, he said. “We’re combining a culinary aspect, which is a little bit more sophisticated.” The series was started 15 years ago by Shafer and Gwen Fulcher-Young, he said. “She has been a very important person in the series. A very philanthropic person. This is, thankfully

for us, one of her pet projects.” Concerts take place at noon every other Tuesday, at St. Paul’s Church downtown. Make lunch reservations by calling 722-3463. For info, call 724-2485. Tuesday’s Music Live Calendar Oct. 22 - The Inman Piano Trio, with lunch prepared by Pullman Hall. Nov. 5 - Flo Carter, with lunch prepared by the Boll Weevil. Nov. 19 - The Kolevi Family, with lunch prepared by Bistro 491. Dec. 3 - The Accidentals, with lunch prepared by Poppy Seeds. Jan. 7 - Jazzamatazz, with lunch prepared by Cafe du Teau. Jan. 21 - Joseph Gramley, multi-percussionist, with lunch prepared by The Broad Street Market. Feb. 4 - Lindsey McKee, soprano; Keith Shafer, piano, with lunch prepared by Calvert’s. Feb. 18 - Cowboy Envy, with lunch prepared by Mally’s Bagels and Grits. March 4 - The Augusta Children’s Chorale, with lunch prepared by Very Vera. March 18 - Kari Gaffney and Jeff Williams, with lunch prepared by La Maison on Telfair.

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Art: Visual

Two Big Art Exhibits in Augusta – Now!


here are a couple art exhibits in town you may want to know about. One is the showing at the Morris Museum of Art of Charleston, S.C., painter West Fraser’s work, pulled from his book “Charleston in My Time: The Paintings of West Fraser.” While, across the expanse of downtown, at the Mary Pauline Gallery on Broad Street, the metal sculptures of nationally acclaimed artist Richard Hunt await your company. A Charleston Artist’s Accidental Book West Fraser didn’t intend to make the sort of book that “Charleston in My Time” became. “I didn’t really plan it this way,” he said. “But what it turned out to be ... I ended up capturing Charleston at the end of the 20th century as it was moving into the 21st century with all of the changes that seem to be occurring.” Published by the University of South Carolina Press in October 2001, the book contains about 200 color plates of his work in Charleston over the last 15 years or so. Some of those plates are all that’s left of the places they represent. “Yes, I have many paintings of things, of places, that are no longer existing and painted from perspectives that you can no longer paint from,” Fraser said. “The city is growing. It’s a booming real estate market.” Asked if he thinks the changes are adding to or taking away from the character of his beloved city, Fraser was somewhat ambivalent. “There’s some things about it that I don't like, but it’s for purely selfish reasons,” he said. “I think that Charleston almost sat dormant for a century and a half almost, but it’s come of age and it’s interesting that it was really starting at the end of the 20th century. “You can’t stay in the 19th century forever.” The result, however, seems to be a sort of a

West Fraser’s “The Holy City.”

cityscape history of the city. “I’ve met people who have looked through my book and some people say it’s like reading a novel of Charleston,” Fraser said. “And some of the changes are subtle.” Fraser likes to use oil, and primarily works on location. And the making of the pieces is half the fun. “My approach is not ... I don’t necessarily paint subjects, although they turn out to be subjects,” he said. “I’m really a painter of light as much as anything. And then I react to ... while I’m standing there, I sort of react to what I’m looking at and the surroundings and the people that I react with while I’m painting, the things that occur. That all goes into capturing kind of a sense of place and a feeling for time, the time that I’m there. It’s kind of a continuum of time while I’m painting.” Fraser’s Charleston cityscapes, and his book, are currently at the Morris Museum of Art, and will be there through Jan. 5, 2003. There are 30 paintings spanning from 1987 to 2001. On Oct. 17, the exhibit opens with a slide presentation by the artist at 6 p.m. in the museum’s auditorium. The fee for nonmembers is $3 general admission, $2 for seniors, students and military. A members’ preview and reception featuring lowcountry cuisine and entertainment follows the lecture. The reception is $10 for nonmembers. For info, call (706) 724-7501.

By Rhonda Jones

Springfield Baptist Church in downtown Augusta, a piece that has drawn both admiration and criticism. It is abstract, and many people just can’t get their heads around it. Molly McDowell, owner of Mary Pauline Gallery, is one of those who is excited by Hunt’s work. “I cannot believe I’ve got this show,” she said. “This is huge.” She said that the artist is booked solid with commissions for the next five years. Hunt was born in 1935. He began to exhibit at the age of 20 while still a student in Chicago. His work now sells for tens of thousands of dollars. The pieces at the Mary Pauline run from $2,200 to $75,000. They have titles like “Gate Rose Hybrid Stand,” “Celebration” and “Purple Field.” “Low Flight” has been a popular piece. Local artist Brian Rust says it is an unusual one because it is horizontal. It resembles a hovercraft. Or a devil ray, depending on who’s looking at it. “Even for an abstract sculpture, it’s an oddity,” he said. Many of Hunt’s forms are tree-like, with a sense of motion, like

branches blowing in the breeze, or straining toward the light. “He plays little tricks on your eyes,” McDowell said. He makes metal organic. Rust thinks it’s the suggested movement that grabs a viewer’s attention. “I see this dynamic quality about them,” he said. “Even though they’re abstract, there’s a lot there to hold on to,” he said, referring to many people’s inability to relate to abstract art. He once described them to a cellist as “lyrical,” he said, a description which lured her into the gallery. “She wanted to come down and understand how a sculpture could be lyrical,” Rust said. He feels that these forms have a strong connection to music. There’s also a strong connection between these pieces and “Tower of Aspirations,” Rust said. “If people look at these, they might understand the big piece a little better.” The exhibit, which opened Oct. 4, will run through Nov. 23. On Nov. 15 the artist will be in town for a reception from 5-8 p.m.

Is the Metal Moving at Mary Pauline Gallery? At first glance, it’s difficult to say what it is about Richard Hunt’s work that appeals to the eye. After all, you can’t point at a particular piece and say with certainty what it is. But each piece draws you in, lures you into conversing with it. Their creator, Richard Hunt, is the sculptor who built the “Tower of Aspirations” behind

Richard Hunt’s metal sculptures at Mary Pauline’s Gallery.



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Abandon (PG-13) — Katie Holmes moves on to college in "Abandon," playing a student whose first love disappeared her freshman year. Under the stress of school and her broken hear t, Holmes star ts to have disturbing visions of her ex-boy friend, as well as visions of other people who have vanished. As she struggles to come to terms with the fact that she may have been involved in the disappearances, Holmes is trailed by Benjamin Brat t, playing a newly-sober detective. Cast: Katie Holmes, Benjamin Brat t, Zooey Deschanel, Will McCormack. Austin Powers in Goldmember (PG-13) —

No golden member, just a tin fig leaf. Mike Myers still has his crack timing and suppor ting cast (Seth Green a standout, plus Michael Caine agog with fun as Powers' dad), but the silly plot is nothing, and too many gags are just stupid frat-boy stuf f with a lacing of gay schtick. Beyonce Knowles brings a zip of sassy freshness as Fox xy Cleopatra, yet the movie is both smug and lazy, and the gaudy, pushy "style" steamrolls the humor into flatness. With numerous celebrity cameos, none very funny (the least: Steven Spielberg). Running time: 1 hr., 33 mins. (Elliot t) ★1/2 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) ★★★ 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

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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 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 bitter 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. Musicstar 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) ★★ Feardotcom (R) — New York City detective Mike Reilly (Stephen Dor f f) and health examiner Terry Huston investigate a series of violent murders. They determine that each of the victims was logged on to a Web site,, 48 hours before being killed; Reilly himself logs on to find out why the leather-clad temptress on the site is luring voyeurs to their deaths. Cast: Stephen Dor f f, Udo Kier, Natascha McElhone, Stephen Rea. Running time: 1 hr., 54 mins. Formula 51 (R) — Samuel L. Jackson plays an American chemist with a nasty habit of forming illegal drugs for sale. In what he determines will be the last big deal he makes before retiring from the illegal drug trade, Jackson travels to Liverpool, England, to market his latest product to European ravers. Things go awry when the par tner he hooks up with to infiltrate the rave scene turns out to be anti-American. Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Rober t Carlyle, Rhys Ifans, Meat Loaf. Running time: 1 hr., 32 mins. 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. Running time: 1 hr., 23 mins. 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. Life and Debt (NR) — “Life and Debt” was the opening film at the 2001 Human Rights Watch Film Festival. The documentary examines the impact economic globalization and impor t/expor t systems of trade have had on the Jamaican economy. Even though the country is a prime tourist destination, outsiders don’t of ten see the world which “Life and Debt” examines: a world of pover ty and sweatshop work for

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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. (McCormick) ★★★ Lilo & Stitch (PG) — A cute Disney 'toon made 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 documentarystyle version of Lawrence’s bad-boy comedy, complete with commentary by the man himself and liberally mixed with pounding hip-hop beats. The stand-up comedy por tion, where Lawrence is a solitary presence onstage, illuminated by a spotlight, contains personal anecdotes and social commentary. Cast: Mar tin Lawrence. Running time: 1 hr., 40 mins. 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

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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) ★★★

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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 Crawford (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 Ring (PG-13) — A journalist uncovers a dis-

turbing videotape and the secret at tached to it; that everyone who has viewed the tape has died within one week of watching it. The journalist, played by Naomi Wat ts, and her ex-husband are wondering if she will be the tape’s nex t victim. Based on the 1998 Japanese thriller "Ringu." Cast: Naomi Wat ts, Chris Cooper, Brian Cox, Daveigh Chase. Running time: 1 hr., 45 mins. 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 longestrunning 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 ty dude Shaggy — are now played by actors locked into one-note roles. Great Dane hero dog Scooby appears computer generated. They go to Spooky Island to solve a criminal conspiracy, where special effects 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. ★★ 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) ★★★ 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. Tuck Everlasting (PG) — Winnie (Alexis Bledel) is a sheltered rich girl who longs for life away from her strict parents (Amy Irving and Victor Garber). The Fosters live in a two-story home surrounded by a wrought-iron gate to keep strangers out. There's a family living not too far away — the Tucks, who also shun outsiders. The two worlds collide when Jesse and Winnie happen upon each other. The nex t thing you know, she's breaking bread at the Tuck home. Winnie's distraught family thinks she's been kidnapped. A mysterious man (Ben Kingsley) arrives, tracking the Tuck family and says he can help find Winnie for a

price. At the Tuck home, Winnie is let in on the family's secret: immor tality. Jesse wants Winnie to drink from the spring that made them immor tal. But will love prevail, or will Winnie walk away and lead a normal life? Cast: Alexis Bledel, William Hur t, Sissy Spacek, Jonathan Jackson, Amy Irving, Victor Garber, Ben Kingsley and Elisabeth Shue (narrator). Running time: 1 hr., 20 mins. (McCormick) ★★★ 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) — The movie is par tly a duel of eyes and wills between Ingrid (Michelle Pfeif fer) and teen daughter Astrid (Alison Lohman). The girl never knew her father, and she is used by Ingrid, a man-eater and hater, who murders her latest obsession (Billy Connolly) and draws a ma ximum prison sentence, which launches Astrid on a hard-luck string of homes. It puts viewers into a spell of pure at tention. The touch of soap opera never really lathers up; this is not Joan Crawford territory. Even the brutally domineering Ingrid comes to seem exposed, sadly at the mercy of need. Everyone here is par tly in exile, yearning for home. Cast: Alison Lohman, Michelle Pfeif fer, Renee Zellweger, Robin Wright Penn, Patrick Fugit, Cole Hauser. Running time: 1 hr., 49 mins. (Elliot t) ★★★1/2 —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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f you had the choice to live forever, would you want to? And could you deal with the weight of that choice? That’s the decision that 15-yearold Winnie Foster has to make in the charming new film “Tuck Everlasting.” Winnie, played by Alexis Bledel of the WB’s “Gilmore Girls,” is a sheltered rich girl who longs for life away from her strict and uptight parents (Amy Irving and Victor Garber). The Fosters live in a two-story home surrounded by a wrought-iron gate to keep strangers out and to protect their family from the common folk. Little do they know, there’s a family of uncommon folks living not too far away who share the same family values, but for a different reason. The Tucks — Angus (William Hurt), Mae (Sissy Spacek), Miles (Scott Bairstow) and teen-age Jesse (Jonathan Jackson) — shun outsiders. They hope that if they keep to themselves, no one will bother or notice them. The two worlds collide when Jesse and Winnie happen upon each other after she gets lost in the woods. Sparks fly between these two would-be young lovers and, the next thing you know, she’s breaking bread at the Tuck home. Meanwhile, Winnie’s distraught family thinks she’s been kidnapped and wants her back. A mysterious man in a yellow suit (an evil Ben Kingsley) arrives in town, tracking the Tuck family and says he can help find Winnie — for a price. At the Tuck home, Winnie is let in on the secret the family harbors: immortality and invulnerability. The Tucks don’t

age and illness and weapons don’t appear to harm them. Jesse wants Winnie to drink from the spring that made them immortal so they can be together forever. But will love prevail, or will Winnie walk away and lead a normal life? As Winnie, Bledel does an excellent job capturing the longing of a teen on the verge of adulthood. Oscar-winners Spacek, Hurt and Kingsley also illustrate why they’ve taken home that honor with three outstanding performances. Only Jackson and Bairstow appear to be the weakest links as the brothers. Jackson seems to think Jesse waivers between giddy and more giddy while Bairstow has Miles stuck on maudlin. Readers of Natalie Babbitt’s “Tuck Everlasting” may find that a few things have changed, such as Winnie being 15 instead of 10, but they’ll find that it doesn’t take away from the philosophical question that this movie leaves you with: Which is better, being afraid to die, or being afraid to live? You decide. A Walt Disney Pictures release. Director: Jay Russell. Screenplay: Jeffrey Lieber and James V. Hart. Producers: Jane Startz and Marc Abraham. Executive Producers: Armyan Bernstein, Thomas A. Bliss, William Teitler, Deborah Forte and Max Wong. Cast: Alexis Bledel, William Hurt, Sissy Spacek, Jonathan Jackson, Amy Irving, Victor Garber, Ben Kingsley and Elisabeth Shue (narrator). Running time: 1 hr., 20 min. Rated PG. ★★★

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REGAL AUGUSTA EXCHANGE 20 Movies Good 10/18 - 10/24 Tuck Everlasting (PG) Fri-Sat: 1:20, 4:15, 6:45, 9:15, 12:00; Sun-Thur: 1:20, 4:15, 6:45, 9:15 Abandon (PG-13) Fri-Sat: 12:55, 3:10, 5:30, 7:50, 10:15, 12:30; Sun-Thur: 12:55, 3:10, 5:30, 7:50, 10:15 The Ring (PG-13) Fri-Sat: 1:40, 2:10, 4:25, 4:50, 7:15, 7:45, 10:10, 10:25, 12:40; SunThur: 1:40, 2:10, 4:25, 4:50, 7:15, 7:45, 10:10, 10:25 The Tuxedo (PG-13) Fri-Sat: 2:05, 4:35, 7:20, 9:55, 12:20; Sun-Thur: 2:05, 4:35, 7:20, 9:55 Formula 51 (R) Fri-Sat: 12:50, 3:00, 5:15, 7:40, 10:00, 12:15; Sun-Thur: 12:50, 3:00, 5:15, 7:40, 10:00 White Oleander (PG-13) Fri-Sat: 1:25, 4:05, 7:00, 9:40, 12:25; Sun-Thur: 1:25, 4:05, 7:00, 9:40 The Rules of Attraction (R) Fri-Sat: 6:50, 9:30, 12:00; Sun-Thur: 6:50, 9:30 Brown Sugar (PG-13) Fri-Sat: 1:05, 1:35, 3:45, 4:20, 6:55, 7:30, 9:35, 10:20, 12:30; Sun-Thur: 1:05, 1:35, 3:45, 4:20, 6:55, 7:30, 9:35, 10:20 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, 3:40, 7:05, 9:20, 12:05; Sun-Thur: 1:00, 3:40, 7:05, 9:20 Red Dragon (R) Fri-Sat: 1:40, 2:00, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 7:30, 7:50, 9:45, 10:20, 10:40, 12:35; Sun-Thur: 1:40, 2:00, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 7:30, 7:50, 9:45, 10:20, 10:40 Jonah: A Veggie Tales Movie (G) 12:45, 3:55 Sweet Home Alabama (PG-13) Fri-Sat: 1:10, 1:45, 2:15, 3:50, 4:20, 4:55, 7:05, 7:35, 8:00, 9:35, 10:05, 10:30, 12:10, 12:35; SunThur: 1:10, 1:45, 2:15, 3:50, 4:20, 4:55, 7:05, 7:35, 8:00, 9:35, 10:05, 10:30 The Banger Sisters (R) 1:20, 7:15 The Barbershop (PG-13) Fri-Sat: 1:55, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40, 12:10; Sun-Thur: 1:55, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40 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 EVANS 12 CINEMAS Movies Good 10/18 - 10/24 Formula 51 (R) Fri-Sun: 1:10, 3:20, 5:40, 7:50, 9:55; Mon-Thur: 5:40, 7:50, 9:55 Abandon (PG-13) Fri-Sun: 12:55, 3:05, 5:20, 7:40, 9:50; Mon-Thur: 5:20, 7:40, 9:50 The Ring (PG-13) Fri-Sun: 2:20, 4:40, 7:20, 9:55; Mon-Thur: 4:40, 7:20, 9:55 Tuck Everlasting (PG) Fri-Sun: 1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 7:30, 9:30; Mon-Thur: 5:30, 7:30, 9:30 White Oleander (PG-13) Fri-Sun: 2:10, 4:30, 7:10, 9:40; Mon-Thur: 4:30, 7:10, 9:40 The Rules of Attraction (R) 9:15

Knockaround Guys (R) Fri-Sun: 1:35, 3:35, 5:35, 7:35, 9:35; Mon-Thur: 5:35, 7:35, 9:35 The Transporter (PG-13) Fri-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: 1:15, 3:15, 5:15, 7:15; Sat: 10:00, 1:15, 3:15, 5:15, 7:15; Sun: 1:15, 3:15, 5:15, 7:15; Mon-Thur: 5:15, 7:15 Red Dragon (R) Fri-Sun: 1:30, 4:20, 7:05, 9:40; Mon-Thur: 4:20, 7:05, 9:40 My Big Fat Greek Wedding (PG) Fri-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-Sun: 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 9:20; Mon-Thur: 4:00, 7:00, 9:20 The Tuxedo (PG-13) Fri-Sun: 1:00, 3:05, 5:10, 7:40, 9:50; Mon-Thur: 5:10, 7:40, 9:50 MASTERS 7 CINEMAS Movies Good 10/18 - 10/24 The Ring (PG-13) Fri: 5:15, 7:45, 10:00; Sat: 2:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10:00; Sun: 2:45, 5:15, 7:45; Mon-Thur: 5:15, 7:45 The Rules of Attraction (R) Fri-Sat: 5:30, 9:55; Sun-Thur: 5:30 The Transporter (PG-13) Fri: 5:20, 8:00, 10:15; Sat: 2:50, 5:20, 8:00, 10:15; Sun: 2:50, 5:20, 8:00; Mon-Thur: 5:20, 8:00 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, 10:05; Sat: 2:35, 5:05, 7:35, 10:05; 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: 7:55; Sat-Sun: 3:15, 7:55; Mon-Thur: 7:55 Barbershop (PG-13) Fri: 5:25, 7:50, 9:50; Sat: 3:00, 5:25, 7:50, 9:50; Sun: 3:00, 5:25, 7:50; Mon-Thur: 5:25, 7:50 REGAL 12 CINEMAS Movies Good 10/18 - 10/24 Austin Powers in Goldmember (PG-13) 2:30, 5:15, 7:45, 9:40 Feardotcom (R) 2:25, 5:10, 7:25, 9:40 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) 7:00, 9:30 Martin Lawrence (R) 2:40, 4:45, 7:40, 10:05 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) 2:00, 4:35 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 ASU FILM SERIES Movie Good 10/21 Life and Debt (NR) Mon: 7:00

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AUGUSTA CONCERT BAND rehearses Monday evenings and is looking to fill vacancies on most band instruments. Interested par ties should contact Ben Easter, (803) 2020091 or e-mail 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.


“WATERCOLOR PORTRAITS FROM PHOTOGRAPHS” adult workshop at the Dorn Studio in Evans. Bring a favorite personal photograph to interpret in watercolor during this twosession workshop. Held 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 26 and Nov. 2. Fee is $100. Call 722-5495 for information. “FALL FLORAL DAY” adult watercolor workshop Oct. 26 at the Ger trude Herber t Institute of Ar t. Held 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $55 fee. Call 722-5495 for more information. WEST FR ASER PLEIN-AIR WORKSHOP Oct. 19 is sponsored by the Morris Museum of Ar t and the Ger trude Herber t Institute of Ar t. Held from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on the Riverwalk. $75 fee; please bring your own canvas, easel and oil paints. The Ger trude Herber t will provide turpentine, paint thinner and linseed oil. To make a reser vation, call 722-5495. CERAMICS 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 PROGRAM 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.


AT THE AUGUSTA MUSEUM OF HISTORY: “Keepers of the Faith: A History of Organized Religion in Augusta” exhibit runs through Nov. 10. 2002. Call 722-8454 or visit “REAL GARDENS/VIRTUAL FRIENDS: AN EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS BY THE ARTISTS OF THE PAINT-L” will be on display through 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 by appointment. 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

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p.m. Fee is $3 adult, $2 seniors, students and militar y for the slide presentation and $10 reception fee for nonmembers. 724-7501. CHICAGO ARTIST RICHARD HUNT exhibits at the Mary Pauline Gallery through Nov. 23. Ar tist reception Nov. 15, 5-8 p.m. For more information, call the Mary Pauline Gallery at 724-9542. WORKS FROM THE NEW HORIZONS ART FESTIVAL will be on display Oct. 20-Nov. 30 at the Euchee Creek Branch Library. Call 556-0594. AT THE ETHERREDGE CENTER: “Aiken Ar tist Guild: Various Media” exhibit in the Upper Gallery through Oct. 30; “Jill Stafford: Paintings” exhibit in the Lower Gallery through Nov. 2. Call (803) 641-3305. MICHAEL KIMMERLY PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION through Oct. 31 at the Fine Ar ts Gallery at ASU. Contact Kristin Casalet to at 737-1453 for more information. KATRINA HINTZE exhibits por traits at the Gibbs Library through Oct. 19. Call the library at 863-1946. "ON THE PORTICA: A COLLECTION OF INTERGALACTIC ART" presented by EEP and Associates will be on display at the Lamar Building in October. Call the Lamar Building at 722-8800 for more information. EXHIBITS AT THE LUCY CRAFT LANEY MUSEUM OF BLACK HISTORY: Annual Quilt Exhibit and Davidson Fine Ar ts Annual Exhibit run through the end of October. 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 adults; $1 admission for students. 724-3576. AT THE AIKEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS through Nov. 8: Elizabeth Moret z exhibits in the Westinghouse Group Galler y, Mar y Why te exhibits in the Wyat t Galler y and George Kierspe exhibits in the Founders Galler y. Call (803) 641-9094. AT THE GERTRUDE HERBERT INSTITUTE OF ART: “Recent Works from the Ger trude Herber t Ar t Faculty” 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 Third-Floor Gallery at Ware’s Folly through Dec. 19. Call 722-5495 for more information.

Triumphant Shabach will perform at the Flames of Fire Worship Concert Oct. 19 at Riverwalk’s Jessye Norman Amphitheatre. Rappers Dynamic Duo and poet Floriana Murphey also perform. Call Riverwalk Special Events, 821-1754. 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 ALEX MCCAIN exhibits his work at Borders Books and Music through the end of October. Upcoming exhibit is Rober t Lee in November. Call Borders Books and Music at 737-6962.


CHRIS LEE AND LAURA RICH per form African drumming and dance as par t of USC-Aiken’s Mauldin Series Oct. 24, 7 p.m. at the Etherredge Center. Call the box office at (803) 641-3305 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.


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 Coffeehouse through Oct. 31. For a preview of Hayes’ works, visit www.hayesar For more info, call the Cafe Du Teau, 733-3505; Sacred Hear t Cultural Center, 826-4700; or the Metro, 722-6468.

THE PAINE COLLEGE CHOIR, under the direction of Dr. Sandra Scot t, will per form Oct. 27, 5 p.m. at the Good Hope Baptist Church, 710 East Cedar Street. Sponsored by the Augusta Chapter of the Paine College Alumni Association. Free admission; proceeds from voluntary offering will benefit Paine College. Contact Paine College Alumni Affairs at 821-8247 for information.

“PAINTINGS AND PRINTS: THE WORKS OF TOM CROWTHER” will be on display at the Ar t Factory Gallery, 416 Crawford Ave., through Nov. 29. The Ar t Factory Gallery is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Fri. Call 737-0008.

THE AUGUSTA CHORAL SOCIETY PRESENTS “THE CREATION” by Haydn. Members of the Augusta Symphony and soloists will also be featured performers. Held 8 p.m. Oct. 25 at Sacred Hear t Cultural Center. Ticket prices are $18 adult and $15 senior/student. For more information, call 826-4713.

THE INMAN PIANO TRIO per forms a Roy Goodwin II memorial concer t Oct. 22 at noon at Saint Paul’s Church as par t of the Tuesday’s Music Live concer t series. For reservations, call 722-3463. FLAMES OF FIRE WORSHIP CONCERT features the Triumphant Shabach Praise Team, rappers Dynamic Duo and poet Floriana Murphey. Held Oct. 19 at the Jessye Norman Amphitheatre at Riverwalk. For more information, e-mail mrober or call Riverwalk Special Events, 821-1754. 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. COMMUNITY HEALING MEDITATION DRUMMING CIRCLE hosted ever y 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 Har vest Food Bank. All are welcome and drums will be available to rent. For info, phone the Not Gaddy Drumming Studio, 228-3200.


“ROCKY HORROR SHOW” Oct. 25-27, 31, Nov. 1-2 and 7-9 at the Bon Air Ballroom. Oct. 31 show is a midnight Halloween bash. Ticket prices are $20 per person for evening per formances and $12 per person for matinee per formances. Call the Augusta Theatre Company box of fice at 481-9040. RICKEY SMILEY COMEDY SHOW comes to the Imperial Theatre Oct. 25 for two shows; one at 7:30 p.m. and one at 9:30 p.m. Tickets available through Tix Online, or (803) 278-4TIX.

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Center Oct. 23, 9 p.m. Featured comedians are Turac

AUGUSTA AUTHORS CLUB PRESENTS A READING BY PAM DURBAN AND RICK DAVIS Oct. 20, 3 p.m. at the Mary Pauline Gallery. Wine and cheese will be served. Admission is $5 at the door. Call 724-9542 for info.

Oct. 24-27. Presented by ASU Theatre. Thursday-Saturday show times are 8 p.m.; Sunday matinee is 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 adult, $7 seniors, $5 students or free with ASU ID. Call 737-1500.

HEPHZIBAH FUN FEST Oct. 19 features craf ts, food, games and more. Parade begins at 11 a.m. and there will be a street dance at 7 a.m. Free. 592-2606.

M E Gordon and Cocoa Brown. Free and open to the public. For T information, contact Paulet te Payne, 821-8323. R O “ARCADIA” will be at the Ma xwell Per forming Ar ts Theatre S P I R I T O C T 1 7

OKTOBERFEST Oct. 19-20 at the Julian Smith Casino. Open noon to 10 p.m. Oct. 19 and noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 20. Sponsored by the German Friendship Club and the Easter Seal Society of East Georgia. Admission is free.

“A COMPANY OF WAYWARD SAINTS” will be presented by the Evans High School Drama Depar tment Oct. 17. Per formance is at 7 p.m.; spaghet ti dinner available at 5:30 p.m. Show and dinner tickets are $10 adult, $5 children (10 and under); tickets for show only or dinner only are $5 adult, $3 children (10 and under). Take-out dinner is also available. Call 868-3663, ex t. 243 for tickets.

SWEET POTATO FESTIVAL Oct. 19, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Jacksonville Community Park in Langley, S.C. Features live enter tainment, ar ts and craf ts, Miss Sweet Potato Pageant and more. (803) 593-9260.

2 “DRACULA” will be presented by the Young Ar tists 0 Reper tory Theatre Company Oct. 18-19 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 0 2 19-20 at 3 p.m. Per formances will be held in the Lakeside

NEW HORIZONS ART FESTIVAL Oct. 18-19 at Savannah Rapids Pavilion. Oct. 18 ar t show from 6-9 p.m. with 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.

High School Theatre. Those who at tend in costume will receive $1 off the ticket price. Call 210-8915.

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, or by phone at (803) 278-4TIX.

“NEVER AGAIN” will be at the Imperial Theatre Oct. 26, 8-10 p.m. Free business expo precedes the play from 4-8 p.m. Play tickets are $16. 790-0250. 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 Community Playhouse Oct. 18-19, 25-27 and Nov. 1-2. Oct. 18 is black tie optional Gala Grand Opening. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m.; Oct. 27 Sunday matinee is at 3 p.m. Per formances held in the Washington Center for the Per forming Ar ts. Tickets are $13 adults, $11 senior citizens, $9 students and $6 children. (803) 648-1438. 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.

Attractions 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) 7798717 or visit 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 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 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 Redcliffe Road, Beech Island. SACRED HEART CULTURAL CENTER is offering 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

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. BOOK SALE Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Appleby Branch Library. 736-6244.

Gary Lazer is one of the featured comics at the Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre’s Comics on Duty World Tour. Other comedians scheduled to make you laugh Oct. 19 are Steven Victor Bills, Troy Thirdgill and Chris Alpine. Call 793-8552 for reservations. 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.


A TASTE OF WINE AND ART Oct. 17 at the Aiken Center for the Ar ts. Wine, fine food, music, silent auction and more. (803) 641-9094. TOUR OF “CHARLESTON IN MY TIME: PAINTINGS BY WEST FRASER” 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Morris Museum of Ar t. 724-7501. “AN EVENING AT THE GERTRUDE, STARRING GERTRUDE’S OWN” Oct. 17-19 at the galleries in Ware’s Folly. Member ar tists display original pieces; closing reception Oct. 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. is open to the public. Free to members and $10 for non-members. Call 722-5495 for information. YOUNG AT ART ANNUAL PARTY Oct. 25 at Riverwalk and the Morris Museum, which is transformed into a Las Vegasstyle casino. Festivities begin at 7:30 p.m. 724-7501. ART AT LUNCH presentation by Charleston ar tist West Fraser; also, 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. THE AUGUSTA MUSEUM OF HISTORY hosts permanent exhibition “Augusta’s Story,” an award-winning exhibit encompassing 12,000 years of local history. For the younger crowd, there’s the Susan L. Still Children’s Discovery Gallery, where kids can learn about history in a hands-on environment. The museum also shows films in the History Theatre and hosts a variety of programs. Located at 560 Reynolds Street. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m. Admission is $4 adult, $3 seniors, $2 kids (6-18 years of age) and free for children under 6. Free admission on Sundays. Call 722-8454 or visit for more information. 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 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. ThursdayMonday. 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.

Special Events AUGUSTA COMMON GRAND OPENING Oct. 26 will be emceed by Carson Daly and features live enter tainment by Nia, NonPoint, The Drif ters, Jamie O’Neal, the U.S. Army Signal Corps Band, Augusta Mini Theatre, Esther Smith and Stephanie’s Dancers. There will also be a ribbon cut ting and a laser and fireworks show. Events take place from 2-10 p.m. For information, call the Augusta Office of the Administrator at 821-2400. A SERVICE FOR THE HEALING OF THE MIND AND SPIRIT, presented by The Coalition for Mental Spiritual Health Ministries, Oct. 28. Community-wide event for all whose lives have been touched by mental illness. Held 7 p.m. at The Church of the Good Shepherd, 2230 Walton Way. SUMMERVILLE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION TOUR OF HOMES Oct. 26, noon-6 p.m. and Oct. 27, 1-6 p.m. Tickets are $15 for the entire tour or $5 per home and are available in advance at Fat Man’s locations, Hill Drug, the Surrey Center Pharmacy and the Church of the Good Shepherd on Walton Way. Tickets available the day of the tour at the Church of the Good Shepherd or at the homes on the tour. For more information, call 736-7195 or 736-3401. FAMILY FALL FEST Oct. 19 at Mistletoe State Park. Events begin at 5 p.m. and end at 10 p.m. and include a campsite decorating contest, live band, pumpkin scavenger hunt, roasted marshmallows, storytelilng, face painting, night hike, hayride and more. $5 a carload or free for registered camping and cabin guests. For info, call the park office, 541-

“THE VOYAGER ENCOUNTERS” SHOW at the Dupont Planetarium on the USC-Aiken Campus Oct. 18-19. Showtimes are 7 and 8 p.m. and tickets are $4 adult, $3 senior citizens, $2 K-12 students and $1 for USC-Aiken faculty, staff and students. To make reservations call (803) 641-3769 business hours Monday-Friday or (803) 641-3654 to leave a message af ter hours. COLUMBIA COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY holds pet adoptions every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and every Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at PetsMar t. For more info, call 860-5020. RICHMOND COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL AND AUGUSTA ANIMAL RESCUE FRIENDS holds pet adoptions at Superpetz off Bobby Jones Expressway every Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Call AARF at 364-4747 or visit www.aar 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 RABIES VACCINATIONS: Augusta-Richmond 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 CSRA 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.


TIME TO SCARE HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL Oct. 25 at the Bernie Ward Community Center. Call 796-5025. HOUSE OF HORRORS is sponsored by the Masters City Ser toma Club and the Exchange Club of Richmond County. Open Oct. 17-19 and 25-31 from 7-11 p.m. $6 admission fee. Site is on Wrightsboro Rd., one mile west of Bobby Jones Expressway. All proceeds given to CSRA charities. For info, contact Butch Holley, 831-6665. MONSTER BASH Oct. 25 at McBean Activity Center. For information, call 798-1191. TRUNK OR TREAT Oct. 26, 6-8 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Evans. Children trick or treat at the trunks of parked and decorated vehicles. Also, there will be a Great Pumpkin Par ty. Free and open to the community. For more info, call First Baptist Church of Evans at 863-1228. 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. “IN THE REALM OF GHOSTS AND HAUNTINGS: A SPOOKY EVENING WITH E. RANDALL FLOYD” Oct. 28 at the Friedman Branch Library. 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 library at 821-2600. 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 Discovery. Family afernoon 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 trick-or-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 trick-ortreaters. For info, call the Aiken Downtown Development Association at (803) 649-2221.

“MURDER IN THE MAGNOLIAS” will be presented by Class Act Theatre in Mariet ta, Ga., Oct. 18-Nov. 17. Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 adult, $13 senior and $12 children. Call (770) 579-3156 for reservations. 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 Anniversary Gala 7-10 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Lowe Gallery in Atlanta with live music, food and silent auction. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased by phone or at the door. 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

FRIGHTENING FILM FEATURES FOR HALLOWEEN every Tuesday in October at Headquar ters Library. Upcoming features are “Creature From the Black Lagoon,” Oct. 22 and “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 heated indoor 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 CARNIVAL 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. HOWL-OWEEN WOODS ADVENTURE features age-appropriate spooky 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 733-1030 for details. “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. Reservations are required. For tickets and information, call 828-5433. 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 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) 642-7635 for information.

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AT THE HARDEEVILLE MOTOR SPEEDWAY in Hardeeville, S.C.: IPRA Professional Rodeo Oct. 25-26. Call (843) 784RACE or visit 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 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.




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DONATE-A-PHONE PROGRAM benefits survivors 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 Dentistry, 5401 World Dairy 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 You may also call Susan Edwards at (803) 6437996 for information on Aiken locations and Nancy Szocinski at 737-4551 for information on all other locations. 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.

Learning COMPUTER CLASSES AT THE WALLACE BRANCH LIBRARY: Basic Microsof t Word Classes, Tuesdays beginning Oct. 22 or Thursdays beginning Oct. 24; Intermediate Microsof t Word Classes Oct. 24-Nov. 27; Introduction to Microsof t Access Oct. 26. Registration required for all classes. Call 722-6275.

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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. “GRANT WRITING FOR BEGINNERS” WORKSHOP on Oct. 18 is sponsored by JLJ Resources, a local non-profit 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.

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENET CLASSES at the University of Georgia Business Outreach Services/Small Business Development Center Augusta Office. “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. BEGINNING COMPUTER CLASSES Oct. 18 and 25 at the Ma xwell Branch Library. Held from 9:30-11 a.m. Registration is required; call 793-2020. AUGUSTA STATE UNIVERSITY CONTINUING EDUCATION is now offering the following classes: Adobe Illustrator 10, Intermediate Shag II, Intermediate Investing, Adobe Photoshop 7 and more. Also, ASU offers online courses. For more information, call 737-1636 or visit AIKEN TECH CONTINUING EDUCATION is now offering 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 offers Education to Go classes online. For more information or to register, call (803) 593-9231, ex t. 1230.

Health COMMUNITY HEALTH SCREENINGS the four th Wednesday of every other month at Doctors Hospital, First Floor Classrooms 1 and 2. From 7:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., free cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure testing will be featured. For $5, a special screening will be offered each date. Oct. 23 special screening is triglyceride test. Registration is not required. Call 651-6280 or visit for information. PROGRAM ON PRACTICES TO HELP THOSE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m. in Butler Hall Auditorium at Augusta State University. Sponsored by the Augusta Chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and the Medical College of Georgia. Free and open to the public. For information, call 733-6426. “DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR?” hearing loss workshop Oct. 24 at the Life Learning Center’s Uptown Division on Wrightsboro Road. Program begins at 2:30 p.m. in Room 3C104. Call 733-0188, ext. 7989 to enroll for this free program. 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 TRAINING 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 DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP meets Dec. 10 at Doctors Hospital Office Building III in Classrooms 4 and 5. Pre-registration is not required. Call 651-2468 or visit 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

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SPECIAL SHOWING OF “JONAH: A VEGGIE TALES MOVIE” at the Evans 12 Theatre Oct. 19 and 26. Tickets for the 10 a.m. shows are $5 plus a canned good, other non-perishable food item or monitary donation to Columbia County Cares, a non-profit food pantry. For more information, call Columbia County Cares at 541-2834.

The Augusta Lynx play two home games this weekend. They face off against Columbus Oct. 18 and against Greensboro Oct. 19. For tickets, call the box office at 724-4423. 10:30 a.m. to noon for $55/month. Call 823-6294. FREE HIV/AIDS TESTING every Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Ministry, 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. 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 MR. AL’S “KIDS ROCK TOO” CHILDREN’S CONCERT Oct. 21 at the Imperial Theatre. Two shows, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $4 in advance or $5 at the door. For reservations, call 1-800-487-6725.

1-2 p.m. Call 823-5294. THE SENIOR CITIZENS COUNCIL OF GREATER AUGUSTA AND THE CSRA offers 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 offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Walton Rehabilitation Hospital. Classes meet 99:45 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 different courses are offered. Contact the USC-Aiken Continuing Education Office at (803) 641-3563.

AUGUSTA-RICHMOND COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL: New volunteer orientation is scheduled the first Monday of November at 7 p.m. at the shelter, 4164 Mack Lane. Schedule subject to change; call 790-6836 to verify dates and times. THE CSRA 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.



CHILDREN’S LEARNING CENTER at the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History open Monday-Friday, 4:30-6:30 p.m., September through June. For information, call 724-3576.

U.S. DRUG-FREE POWERLIFTING CHAMPIONSHIPS Oct. 26 is presented by Python Power League. Held at the Holiday Inn on Gordon Highway. Entry fee is $50. General admission is $5. For information, contact Tee Meyers, 790-3806.

THE AUGUSTA-RICHMOND COUNTY COLISEUM AUTHORITY BY-LAWS COMMITTEE meets at 9 a.m. Oct. 17 in the Conference Room located in the Administrative Office at the Civic Center to discuss the draf t of the by-laws. For more information, phone 722-3521.

ADULT BASKETBALL REGISTRATION through Oct. 31 for Augusta Parks and Recreation program. Held at the Recreation Administrative Office. Call 796-5025.

GIBBS LIBR ARY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP meets Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. to discuss “Kitchen” by Banana Yoshimoto. 863-1946.

COLUMBIA COUNTY RECREATION WINTER SPORTS REGISTRATION for basketball and soccer takes place Oct. 21Nov. 2. Call 863-7523 for details.

RICHMOND COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY SYDNEY CARTER BREAKFAST Oct. 19 features Augusta-Richmond County Mayoral Candidates. Begins 9 a.m. at Piccadilly Restaurant on Washington Rd. Everyone is invited to at tend. For more information, contact Leon Meyer, 733-0190, or Democratic Headquar ters, 722-3383.

FALL GYMNASTICS at the Family Y: Session II runs Oct. 28Dec. 30. Open to toddlers through teens and held once a week at the Wheeler Gymnastics Center. 738-6678. ACADEMIC HELP AND TUTORING available Saturdays, 2:304:30 p.m. at the Wallace Branch Library. Call 722-6275 to make arrangements. GIRLS INCORPORATED AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM runs through the end of the 2002-2003 school year. A variety of programs will be offered. Services include van pick-up at select schools, evening drop-off, homework room and hot evening meal. Open to girls in kindergar ten through high school. Af ter-school program offered 2:30-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. For more information, call 733-2512. 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 Histor y. 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 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.

AUGUSTA LYNX HOME GAMES: Oct. 18 and 19. Tickets on sale at the Civic Center box office 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 or by phone at (803) 2784TIX. 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 MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY, Oct. 26, 9 a.m. -5 p.m. at Augusta-Richmond County Animal Control. Volunteers will walk shelter dogs and collect dog and cat food and cat lit ter. The shelter is at 4164 Mack Lane. 790-6836. 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 yearround. 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. THOROUGHBRED RACING 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.

Seniors 16TH ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST Oct. 25, 8-9:30 a.m., is sponsored by the CSRA Coalition of Advocates for the Aging. For more information, call 826-4480. PEOPLE WITH ARTHRITIS CAN EXERCISE (PACE) meets at Walton Rehabilitation Hospital Tuesdays and Thursdays from

OLDER AMERICANS ACT SENIOR NUTRITION PROGRAM is looking for volunteers to serve 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.


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“GROWING INTO WOMANHOOD” CLASS Saturdays star ting Oct. 19 at Doctors Hospital Medical Office Building II. Class is open to girls ages 13-16 and their mothers or a female relative. To register, call 651-2229.

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. All children receive a book to take home. Bring a blanket or chair and snacks; an adult must accompany children to the program. Free. In case of rain, event will be held at the H.O. Weeks Center. (803) 642-7631.


SELF HELP FOR HARD OF HEARING PEOPLE meets Oct. 21, 5:30 p.m., at the First Baptist Church on Wal ton Way. Topic is “Maybe Politicking for Bet ter Hearing” and discussion will be held in Room 100 of the Adul t Education Building. Contact Dave Wel ter, 738-2796, for more information.


SEXAHOLICS ANONYMOUS, a 12-step program of recovery from addiction to obsessive/compulsive sexual thoughts and behaviors, meets Wednesdays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at 7 p.m. at Augusta Counselling Services. Call 723-3688 and leave first name and phone number; a confidential reply is assured. 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; break fast provided for a fee. Call Stuar t Rayburn, 737-0050. RIVERWALK TOASTMASTERS meets Mondays, 7 p.m. in Classroom 3 at University 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 fax (706) 733-6663. You may also e-mail listings to or Listings cannot be taken over the phone.

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Tears and Truth Make Cat Power Worth Seeing


er voice is ethereal, her music stripped down and simple, her lyrics honest and understated. She’s Chan Marshall, who performs under the name Cat Power. This Saturday night, she’ll fill the Soul Bar with her oneof-a-kind brand of music. The only thing certain about Cat Power is that with Marshall, nothing is certain. Sometimes Cat Power is just Marshall; sometimes she’s joined by musicians Tim Foljahn and Steve Shelley. She’s also known for her stage fright, to which her occasional onstage tears are often attributed. And some nights, it seems, it’s easier for Marshall to get through a set if her back is to the audience. When listening to Cat Power, though, it’s easy to see why Marshall wants to hide behind her hair. The lyrics are raw and confessional, flowing like an impromptu spoken-word poetry session fed to the listener through a voice that meanders somewhere between a mumble and a wail. Marshall’s twangy guitar sounds as if it’s bipolar, humming along in the background one minute and rising to meet her voice the next. Something sounds slightly out of time with Cat Power; there’s a sense that two broken halves are trying to fit themselves back together again. In one move that’s surprised fans and critics alike, Cat Power has released a covers album, 2000’s aptly-titled “The Covers Record.” Most of the songs on the album are fairly obscure, save Cat Power’s cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction,” which Marshall has picked apart so thoroughly, it sounds like it could be a Cat Power original. Nearly everything recognizable about the tune has been stripped away, and Marshall claims “Satisfaction” with a subdued guitar and a moody voice. The other covers on the album are like that, too – Marshall has taken them under her wing and made her mark on them. It seems Cat Power has come a long

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way since 1995’s “Dear Sir” and 1996’s “Myra Lee.” While those albums were credited with exposing Marshall’s pivotal sparse sound, it was her 1996 debut on Matador Records, “What Would the Community Think,” that brought Cat Power underground fame. On her 1998 album, “Moon Pix,” Cat Power’s last release before “The Covers Record,” Marshall bulks up her sound with some double-tracked vocals, piano and flute. Still, she’s careful not to overdo it; Cat Power’s talent lies in providing evocative songs in the most mundane way possible. It’s also the album on which Marshall comes into her own as one of the most soulful modern-day singer/songwriters. Marshall was born in Atlanta and shuffled around the South by her father, a traveling musician, throughout childhood. After making the move to New York City, Cat Power opened up for Liz Phair at a 1994 show, where Foljahn and Shelley first heard Marshall and offered to record with her. At a live Cat Power show, Marshall often drifts from one song to another in a languid stream-of-consciousness sense. The audience at a Cat Power show is usually lulled into quiet awe, saving their voices to offer words of encouragement when Marshall falters. More than one Cat Power concert review tells about audience members leaving with tears in their eyes. Opening up for Cat Power at the Augusta show will be Deathstar, playing a special acoustic set. Doors to the Soul Bar open up at 8 p.m., Deathstar takes the stage at 10:30 p.m. and Cat Power will play with your emotions come 11:30 p.m. Plan to get there early if you want to check out Marshall’s live performance, because it’s rumored that lots of folks from out of town will be showing up to see Cat Power. For more information, call the Soul Bar at 724-8880.

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Good News, Bad News Dept. You would almost think that Halloween is just around the corner. Creed frontman Scott Stapp is battling vocal gremlins, resulting in the cancellation of nine dates on the band’s autumn tour. Acute laryngitis is the culprit and complete vocal rest is the only option for the singer. Fortunately, the band’s Nov. 27 date at Atlanta’s Philips Arena will not be affected by Stapp’s illness. Ben Folds has a 17-song disc, “Live,” new and in stores this week. Taken from over a dozen performances from his recently completed “Rockin’ the Suburbs” tour, the album is a solo affair as Folds’ original band, The Ben Folds Five, disbanded a couple of years ago. Songs on the package include “Army,” “One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces,” “Brick” and a sterling cover of the Elton John-Bernie Taupin number “Tiny Dancer.” Folds remains



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one of the most intriguing singer-songwriters in years, but has yet to realize his full potential. A DVD full of “Faith and Devotion?” Depeche Mode raids their video vault yet again with “The Videos: 1986-1998,” due in November. The two-DVD set includes videos for all of the group’s best-known songs, including “Enjoy the Silence,” “Just Can’t Get Enough” and “Personal Jesus.” Unreleased audio and video is included as well from the band, who earlier this year issued a video document of their 2001 “Exciter” tour, “One Night in Paris.” The Atlanta Rhythm Section played to a packed house last Friday night at the Honky Tonk Nightclub. The band ripped through most of their hits, including “Doraville,” “Champagne Jam” and “Spooky.” Unfortunately, lead vocalist Ronnie Hammond is no longer in the band, and with only two original members remaining (keyboardist Dean Daughtry and guitarist Barry Bailey), the band was reduced to being just a good tribute band. However, the partying crowd seemed to have no complaints and most everyone seemed to have quite a “Large Time.” New and in stores this week: The Bees’ “Sunshine Hits Me,” Jello Biafra's “Machine Gun,” The Blasters’ “Trouble Bound,” Tracy Chapman's “Let It Rain,” Faith Hill's “Cry,” Keith Jarrett Trio's “Always Let Me Go,” Gerald Levert's “The G Spot,” Charles Lloyd's “Lift Every Voice,” Buddy Miller's “Midnight and Lonesome,” String Cheese Incident's “On the Road” and Taproot's “Welcome.” DVD Audio releases with 5.1 Surround Sound include guitar wizard Larry Carlton's “In Concert,” REM's “Automatic For the People,” Neil Young's “Harvest,” and Alanis Morissette's “Under Rug Swept.” Turner’s Rock and Roll Jeopardy: A. This singer-songwriter once tore up a picture of Pope John Paul II while performing on Saturday Night Live. Q. Who is Sinead O’Connor?

Is it 1966 or 2002? In another strange twist in the rock world, Elvis Presley and the Rolling Stones occupy the top two spots on the Billboard album charts. Elvis’s “30 #1 Hits” sold over 337,000 copies last week as the hits compilation enjoyed its second week at No. 1. The album, patterned after the Beatles’ extremely successful “One” package from last year, contains the biggest hits from the King’s storied career, including “Jailhouse Rock,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Suspicious Minds” and 27 other classic Elvis tunes. The Stones’ “Forty Licks” moved over 310,000 units in its first week on the charts. It too is a career-spanning overview of their biggest singles and key album tracks with each era of the band represented on the two-CD set. As with the Presley package, it was released to take advantage of the Christmas buying season. The Stones are also promoting the compilation on their current U.S. tour. Curiously, “Forty Licks” includes four new songs from the band, even though their record label strongly urged the group that two was enough. Guess who got their way?


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Grand Inferno Dueling Pianists Wield Favorite Tunes


n Thursday nights at Last Call, two polished grand pianos face each other. As the lights dim, two pianists launch into Elton John’s “I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues.” It seems low-key, but by the end of the night, the floor under the pianos will be littered with dollar bills and wadded-up napkins scrawled with song requests, the performers will be spent, and more than one patron will go home red-faced. “Write it down and send it on up here – we’ll see what we can do,” instructs Keith Allen. “If we don’t know it, we’ll fake it.” And the requests come; everything from the Beatles, Queen and Skynyrd to more Elton John. Then somebody requests “Baby Got Back,” one of the few songs Grand Inferno dueling pianists Keith Allen and Greg Anderson say they don’t do. “They send up requests, trying to be smart, for ‘Chopsticks’ and stuff like that,” Allen later says, during a phone interview. “We get a lot of things you can’t print in a newspaper. Sometimes they’ll request Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, trying to stump the band.” That’s pretty hard to do. Between the

members of the Grand Inferno dueling piano show, there’s a wide range of experience and expertise. “Greg Anderson – he lives in Augusta, actually – for a long time, he was playing in Europe six months a year. So he’s got that end of it handled,” says Allen. “And I started in regular piano bars and did cruise ships for a long time.” But of the performing Allen has done, the dueling pianos concept is his favorite. “I enjoy doing the dueling pianos show

more than anything. We’re having a blast when we’re doing it,” he says. “The coolest thing about the dueling pianos concept, from our point of view, is the audience participation. Everyone is involved – it’s like group karaoke. Everybody gets involved. That’s what I think makes a lot of it work so well.” Singing isn’t the only form of audience participation at a dueling pianos show. If it’s your birthday or you just got engaged, watch out. One of the birthday boys at

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last Thursday’s show was treated to a song about his less-than-stellar endowments. Another performed a few renditions of “I’m a Little Teapot” onstage. “We do a bunch of different ones for different occasions,” Allen says, laughing. “The thing that becomes an issue at one point is all the sudden, it’s everybody’s birthday. That’s just part of the show and it’s part of the fun. And we always tell them payback is always available.” The crowds at Last Call, where Allen and Anderson have been playing for close to a month now, have been growing. “I think it’s been getting a little bit better each week,” Allen says. “We’ve been coming in every Thursday and seeing repeat people. It should just continue to grow.” This Thursday, Oct. 17, is a confirmed date for Grand Inferno at Last Call, and Allen says they’ll continue to be there for some yet-to-be-determined Thursday nights in November. If you’re wondering just what a dueling pianos show is like, it’s your chance to catch one close to home. But it’s something, Allen insinuates, you’ll just have to see for yourself. “I’ve been doing this for nine years now,” he says, “And I still can’t describe it to people.”

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D.S.S., a.k.a. Distorted Sound Sadists, visits the Hangnail Gallery Oct. 18.

Thursday, 17th

Cadillac’s - Funtime Band, Sassy Brass Cafe Du Teau - Buzz Clif ford Coliseum - Karaoke with DJ Rick Coyote’s - Swinging Medallions D. Timm’s - Joe Patchen and the Blue Diamond Express Fox’s Lair - Keith “Fossill” Gregory Hangnail Gallery - The Dolomites, The Hellblinki Sex tet Joe’s Underground - The Elliot Holden Group Last Call - Grand Inferno Dueling Pianos Metro Coffeehouse - Steven Jackson Michael’s - Marilyn Adcock Modjeska - Ministry of Sound Playground - Open Mic Night Shannon’s - Downtown R. Brown Whiskey Junction - DJ Chaos

Friday, 18th

Bhoomer’s Lounge - Heavy Dose Big Iron Saloon - Magic Hat Borders - Carl Purdy Cadillac’s - Brass Tyme Cafe Du Teau - Buzz Clif ford Coliseum - Claire Storm’s Anniversary Par ty Continuum - In the House Friday wi th DJ Nick Snow Cotton Patch - Quiet Storm Coyote’s - Rhes Reeves and the Coyote Ugly Band Crossroads - Cast Iron Filter, Livingroom Legends, 420 Outback D. Timm’s - Joe Patchen and the Blue Diamond Express Fox’s Lair - Roger Eneveldson Hangnail Galler y - Spectral-Erosa, DJ Trisk yl, D.S.S. Highlander - Senatobia

Joe’s Underground - Clif f Bennet Band Kokopelli’s - The Buster Hymen Band Last Call - Tony Howard, DJ Richie Rich Marlboro Station - Claire Storm, Diane Chanel Michael’s - Marilyn Adcock Modjeska - The Flavour Shoppe with The Ear thling Red Lion - Senatobia, Five Star Overdrive Shannon’s - Steve Chappell, Shelley Watkins Soul Bar - (R)evolution with DJ JR Whiskey Junction - Simple as That

Saturday, 19th

Bhoomer’s Lounge - Heavy Dose Big Iron Saloon - Magic Hat Borders - Ryan Atkinson Cadillac’s - Brass Tyme Cafe Du Teau - Buzz Clif ford Coliseum - Rabionne Star Continuum - UnderMind Cotton Patch - Quiet Storm Coyote’s - Rhes Reeves and the Coyote Ugly Band Crossroads - Wa x Bean, The Inhibitors D. Timm’s - Joe Patchen and the Blue Diamond Express Fox’s Lair - Roger Eneveldson Joe’s Underground - Keith “Fossill” Gregory Kokopelli’s - The Buster Hymen Band, Vagabond Missionaries Last Call - Tony Howard, DJ Richie Rich Michael’s - Marilyn Adcock Modjeska - Miami Night with DJ Boriqua Red Lion - Bind, Equilibrium Shannon’s - Glenn Beasley Soul Bar - Cat Power, Deathstar Whiskey Junction - Simple as That

Sunday, 20th

Cafe Du Teau - Buzz Clif ford and The Last

Bohemian Quar tet Cotton Patch - Wayne Capps Marlboro Station - Lauren Alexander, Sasha Shannon’s - Shelley Watkins Somewhere in Augusta - Brandon Bower Whiskey Junction - Karaoke Tom

Monday, 21st Joe’s Underground - John Red Lion - F&B Karaoke

Tuesday, 22nd

D. Timm’s - Joe Patchen and the Blue Diamond Express Joe’s Underground - John Metro Coffeehouse - Irish Music Michael’s - Marilyn Adcock

Wednesday, 23rd

Bhoomer’s Lounge - Heavy Dose Cadillac’s - Karaoke with Bill Tolber t Coyote’s - Rhes Reeves and the Coyote Ugly Band D. Timm’s - Joe Patchen and the Blue Diamond Express Joe’s Underground - Keith “Fossill” Gregory Michael’s - Marilyn Adcock Shannon’s - Steve Chappell, Shelley Watkins Somewhere in Augusta - John Kolbeck Soul Bar - Live Jazz


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




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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 - Nov. 10 Herbie Hancock Quartet - Classic Center Theatre, Athens, Ga. - Nov. 14 Bill Gaither - Nor th Charleston Coliseum, Charleson, S.C. - Nov. 15 Saves the Day - Roxy Theatre, Atlanta - Nov. 16 Hall & Oates - Spar tanburg Memorial Auditorium, Spar tanburg, S.C. - Nov. 20 Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band Charlot te Coliseum, Charlot te, N.C. - Dec. 8; The Carolina Center, Columbia, S.C. - Dec. 9 Jim Brickman - Spar tanburg Memorial Auditorium, Spar tanburg, S.C. - Dec. 10; Ovens Auditorium, Charlot te, N.C. - Dec. 15

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Meshell Ndegeocello - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta - Oct. 17 OutKast - Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, Ga. Oct. 18 Incubus - Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre, Atlanta Oct. 18 Don Henley - Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta - Oct. 18 Moody Blues - Chastain Park Amphitheatre, Atlanta - Oct. 19 Johnny Winter Band - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta - Oct. 19 Disco Biscuits - Georgia Theatre, Athens, Ga. Oct. 19 The Tragically Hip - Roxy Theatre, Atlanta - Oct. 19 Jazz Mandolin Project - The Handlebar, Greenville, S.C. - Oct. 19 No Use for a Name - Cotton Club, Atlanta - 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 Alabama - Alabama Theatre, Myr tle Beach, S.C. - Oct. 25-27 Phil Vassar, Brad Paisley - Anderson Music Hall, Hiawassee, Ga. - Oct. 26 Rolling Stones, No Doubt - Turner Field, Atlanta - Oct. 26 Dark Star Orchestra - Variety Playhouse,

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ngland’s Mentorn production company announced in September that it was finalizing a deal with Channel 4 TV in London for a series in which a terminally ill man would volunteer for what Mentorn called the “ultimate makeover” (the postmortem reconstruction of his body in “plastination,” to demonstrate how changes could have improved the quality of his life). Among the possibilities: adding ribs, making knees back-bending, adding a back-up heart, and redoing the trachea to better keep food out. The show would be staged by artist Gunter von Hagens, whose Body Worlds exhibit consists of vivid dissections and reconstructions of body parts. • Police in Irvine, Calif., told the Los Angeles Times in September that, based on a recent crackdown, they were stunned at the high number of abuses of handicapped parking placards. Among those caught were a teenage girl parked at a Weezer concert three months after her grandmother died and who with a straight face said that she was her grandmother (“So you’re 80 years old?” asked officer Kyle Oldoerp) and a woman who said she thought she had inherited her late husband’s parking privileges as part of his estate. America’s New Gun Problem • Among those who accidentally shot themselves recently: Police Lt. Walter Warot (carried gun in waistband, shot in buttocks) (Woonsocket, R.I., August); a 43-year-old man (gun in waistband, shot fatally) (Ventura, Calif., September); a 43-year-old man (carjacker, carried gun in his pants) (Detroit, September); and an 18-year-old man (shot in the hand) (Artesia, N.M., September). Also, three Montanans were on the list: Undersheriff Mike Dominick (gun caught in holster) (Missoula, August); a 19year-old gang-member suspect (gun in waistband) (Great Falls, April); and a 22-year-old man (gun in waistband, shot off right testicle) (Great Falls, May). Leading Economic Indicators • In New York City in August, businessman Herbert Black sued socialite Denise Rich (ex-wife of the Clinton-pardoned Marc Rich) for nonpayment of fees he said he earned by saving her nearly a million dollars annually as a personal financial adviser. Included alleged savings were: $125,000 in flowers (by having fewer deliveries to her apartment when she wasn’t at home); $30,000 by changing the payment plan for her yoga instructions; and $52,000 in “dog maintenance” (mostly by giving away her two oldest dogs, which were so feeble that they had to be pushed by sitters around Central Park in an $8,000 baby carriage). • Business was booming in August for unlicensed street dentists in Lahore, Pakistan, according to a New York Times reporter, who witnessed several patients’ gruesome side-


walk experiences (forced on them because one-third of Pakistanis earn less in a month than even the lowest-priced licensed-dentist procedure). Tools of the trade include ordinary pliers, wire-cutters, metal files, a container of moonshine (to rinse tools off) needle-point probes (to inflict a distracting pain elsewhere in the mouth), and a red plastic sheet (so the blood won’t stand out so much). Also plentiful in the street-dentists’ “offices”: dust and vehicle exhaust. Weird Workplaces • According to the Beijing Morning Post, the government in Chengdu, China, shut down a food-processing plant in August after discovering that workers routinely pulled the bones out of chicken feet with their teeth. Workers first boiled the feet in water, then made three slits in the foot with a knife, pried open the skin with their fingers, and removed the bones with their teeth. The fastest workers could go through a foot every five seconds. • In Meriden, Conn., in August, music store owner Jeff Caillouette, 35, was charged with sexual assault for allegedly forcing a then-15-year-old employee to let Caillouette spank him, supposedly as punishment for various workplace mistakes. At one point, when the kid caught Caillouette in a lie, he requested and received permission to spank the boss, which he did at first while the boss was clothed but later on his bare buttocks. During the time of the alleged assaults, Caillouette was the band director at a local high school. • In August, the historic Shugborough Home (Staffordshire, England) announced a job opening for a hermit to live temporarily in a cave on the grounds (running water not available) and scare away trespassers; an administrator was said to be astonished at the large number of applications. Also in August, the Landmark Trust, which manages the remote Lundy Island off the southwest coast of England, announced a job opening for a shepherd for the island’s 600 sheep and various rare wildlife; the island receives birdwatchers but has no nighttime electricity. People With Issues • In Albuquerque, Darcy Ornelas, 31, was arrested in July after a car crash that killed her 4-year-old son. According to police, Ornelas had several drinks at a party but refused advice not to drive home. She fastened her own seatbelt but not the kid’s, and then, in her Nissan 300 ZX, she became involved in a road race to prevent a Mustang from passing her, continuing to speed up and cut in front to frustrate that driver. After the fatal crash into a utility pole, Ornelas implied (according to police) that she had been concerned about being upstaged by another sports car. Least Competent People • Cheverly, Md., juror Levon Adams, 25, skipped out during deliberations in a September carjacking trial, and when sheriff’s deputies brought him back to the courtroom the next day, he told the judge that he left because the other jurors were becoming aggressive with him. Adams told the judge that he was the only holdout against a guilty verdict and told the jurors that no matter how much evidence there was against the defendant, he could not convict him because Adams was not present at the scene of the crime and thus did not actually see the defendant do it. — Chuck Shepherd © United Press Syndicate

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gage you can’t seem to let go, memories you love to hate and annoying frustrations you never get tired of complaining about. The third page will insinuate that maybe you should actually carry this terrible burden around with you everywhere you go for an entire week. On the fourth and last page, I’ll offer the simple, elegant cure: Just drop it!

sense of sacrifice in making this decision, but simply opted for a different kind of pleasure. You’ll soon have a comparable choice, Gemini.

If I were to make a fictional movie based on your life right now, I’d include vignettes of you tracking down a stolen batch of plutonium, discovering a cache of 1,850-year-old gold chalices in a remote cave, and serving as the entertainment director-cum-spiritual advisor on a submarine cruising beneath the ice of the Arctic basin. Those events wouldn’t bear a factual resemblance to what you’re going through, of course, but they’d convey a sense of the shadowy successes unfolding beneath the surface of your daily life.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

Picture yourself carrying freshly cut orchids through wind-swept city streets. You’re on your way to offer them as a gift to someone you adore. Imagine what it feels like to hold the delicate stems in your hand. Your grip must be firm enough to keep them from falling, yet gentle enough so that you don’t crush them. Now and then, a stiff breeze threatens the blooms, moving you to pull them protectively towards your chest and raise your elbows to create a windbreak. The mood I just invoked, Aries, should be the spirit you bring to every one of your important experiences in the coming week.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Thou shalt embrace the big bad contradictions, baby. That’s your first commandment in the coming week. The second commandment is this: Thou shalt tickle the crazy-making incongruities. Third: Thou shalt give hickeys to the mysterious ambiguities. Fourth: Thou shalt give your most intimate, seductive attention to the slippery paradoxes. Commandment number five: Thou shalt say sexy prayers of gratitude for the contradictions, incongruities, ambiguities, and paradoxes that are making you so much wiser and deeper and cuter.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

Every August, the temporary city of Burning Man sprouts up in the Nevada desert. A mix of festival, outdoor museum, performance art venue and survivalist challenge, it’s populated by 25,000 freaks: the exact people who are most interesting to me. Nowhere I’ve ever been is more like utopia; It’s my personal version of Disneyland. And yet I didn’t attend this year. Instead I stayed home and threw myself into orientation week at my daughter’s new school. So rather than dancing night after night till dawn under the Milky Way with slippery hordes of blissed-out, halfnaked bohemians, I sat on hard chairs during long meetings with earnest parents discussing how to nurture our children’s education. I wasn’t motivated by a

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

For much of his career, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet James Merrill was renowned for work that was well-grounded, lucidly crafted, and formal in style. But while assembling his sprawling mystical epic, “The Changing Light of Sandover,” he used a Ouija board to solicit the input of disembodied spirits, including several archangels and the souls of dead writers W. H. Auden and Gertrude Stein. I’d like to make him your patron saint for the coming weeks, Cancerian. Let him inspire you to push beyond what’s worked so well for you before. Cash in on the risks that your success has earned you. Without sacrificing any of your sweet powers of discrimination, expose yourself to provocative voices from outside your usual sphere of influence.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

Happy Disinhibition Week, Leo! Here are a few of the myriad ways you might choose to observe this liberating holiday. 1. Stop denying yourself any pleasure that would be good for you to indulge. 2. Dissolve taboos that were wise safeguards when you first installed them but have now become unnecessary. 3. Rethink the reasons you regard certain realms of experience as off-limits. 4. Journey to a place you’ve never dreamed of visiting in a million years. 5. Extend compassion to an aspect of yourself you’ve always rejected or been ashamed of. 6. Open your mind to a political position or spiritual idea you’ve long rejected.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

I’ve been working on a do-it-yourself manual for the new “Just Drop It” school of psychotherapy. It’ll be pretty short. In the introduction, I’ll tell you to procure a cheap briefcase and fill it up with a hundred pounds of rocks. On page two, I’ll suggest that you imagine the briefcase is stuffed with emotional bag-


LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Years ago, my friend Eva went through hard times while living in the Sinai region of Egypt. Her Bedouin husband had turned violent. As an outsider, she got no help from the rest of the nomadic tribe. She fled into the wilderness, where she became almost feral as she struggled to survive. In desperation, she climbed Mt. Sinai, where Moses had brokered the Ten Commandments. Bramble-haired, starving, dancing without rest, she chanted the names of God for three days. At last a divine dispensation descended upon her: a vivid vision of a certain house on a certain street in Dhahab, a city on the Red Sea, where she could find sanctuary. She made her way to the place and was miraculously taken in there by an old couple that nursed her back to sanity. The turning point you’re at, Scorpio, isn’t as drastic as Eva’s, but it’s enough to warrant an act as dramatic as climbing Mt. Sinai and chanting the names of God for three days.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Among all the ordeals you’ve had to endure in the past, Sagittarius, a few have been more valuable than others. That time you were used as collateral in a high-stakes gamble by a fantasy-prone trickster, for instance: It dramatically boosted your emotional IQ. You got similar benefits from that bogus savior who, as it turned out, never saw you for who you really were. Now it’s finally time to enjoy the educational riches you harvested through those previous torments. They guarantee that your next ordeal will be like being forced to eat one too many bowls of ice cream.

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The German religious reformer Martin Luther (1483-1546) was fond of referring to the faculty of reason as a “damned whore.” He believed it got in the way of faith and prevented us humans from knowing God directly. Though I regard my ability to think clearly as one of my most prized assets, I do confess to having some of Luther’s mistrust about it. Like all of us, I have corrupted my logical mind by using it to disguise and rationalize my emotional biases. Can you imagine being able to suspend every last one of your preconceptions so that you might evaluate each situation with scrupulously objective eyes? It’s an almost impossible task, but you can make great strides towards this goal in the coming weeks.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Can you pat yourself on the back and kiss yourself on the lips and whisper sweet nothings in your own ear — even as you kick yourself in the butt? I hope so, Aquarius. You need large doses of praise and encouragement along with moderate amounts of gentle criticism, and you’re the only one I trust to pull it all off with just the right touch. Here’s a suggestion: Use just one foot, not both, to apply the motivating force to your posterior, and don’t even think about doing it until after you’ve showered yourself with gifts.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

More than ever, Pisces, you need to honor your dark fluidity and melancholy sweetness. You have a duty to pay reverence to your most poignant longings. You owe it not only to yourself but to the whole world to nurture the part of you that resembles the aurora borealis. To aid and abet this work, I suggest you memorize the following poem by your Russian soul sister Marina Tsvetaeva: “What shall I do, by nature and trade/ a singing creature/ as I go over the bridge of my enchanted visions, that cannot be weighed in a/ world that deals only in weights and measures?” — © Rob Brezsny You Can Call Rob Brezsny, day or night, for your Expanded Weekly Horoscope


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don’t even bother dragging your fat, lazy, hyena but t af ter me.” Zahavi notes that, when two zoologists, Fitzgibbon and Fanshawe, hung out in the Serengeti, spying on gazelles in hopes of testing his theory, they found that hyenas went af ter the gazelles who didn’t stot or didn’t stot much; they avoided chasing diva-types that put on a big show before they made their exit. (From the book, “The Handicap Principle,” co-authored by Amotz and Avishag Zahavi.) Your boyfriend’s sending you a message: “Hang on tight, because they’re everywhere, and they all want me.” Unfor tunately, you’re like a hyena who got word of a gazelle’s shin splits moments af ter The Nutcracker Suite’s Serengeti premiere. Hence, the message you’re get ting: “Uh, actually, they all wanted you ... to go away ... right af ter they sucked you dry of free dinners.” Reassure him that you’re into him, then inform him that you’d like to break up with the women from his past before you’re irritated into joining their ranks. Avoid doing this when you’re mad. Instead, wait for a quiet moment; say, when he takes a breath between telling you about some ex’s favorite cheese and the best sex he’s never had.

I had a crush on a coworker. She left the company, and I started casually dating another coworker — no one special. After that ended, I ran into my crush, who told me she was single. We started talking on the phone every day, flir ting for hours. Eventually, she grilled me about my fling. I was embarrassed to say who the fling girl was, but it would be easy for my crush to find out, so I told her. She was shocked and upset. She doesn’t like the girl, and said I can do much better. Ever since, she’s been different — distant and weird. Why is some meaningless fling such a big deal? —Bad Company You have adult cooties. Sorry, there’s no remedy. That said, holding a “meaningless fling” against someone is a bit like holding a grudge against them for ordering a bad sandwich. So, what, exactly, was so wrong with this girl you dated? Porn star? Baby seal-clubber? Vegan? Or just an all-around bad seed? The bot tom line appears to be that “nothing special” has caused you to miss out on something you really, really want. What should you do now? Maybe you should thank her. — © 2002, Amy Alkon

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Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm 2635 Washington Road | Augusta, Georgia 30904 | 706.738.7777 GREAT CATCH SWM, 53, enjoys church, music, dining out, travel and more. Seeking kind, understanding SCF, with similar interests. ☎732175 CHANGE R LIVES 4 THE BEST Outdoorsy SWM, 57, enjoys fishing, quiet conversation seeks the right woman to be at my side. Let’s accomplish much in life! Looking for a SW/HF, 45-60. ☎718103 YOU WIN MY HEART SWM, 44, Capricorn, N/S, seeks clean, sincere, honest, intelligent, wise, crafty SBF, 35-45, N/S, for life mate and deep friendship. ☎704669 RESPECT AND DESIRE SBM, 37, 5’8”, 164lbs, hazel eyes, Virgo, N/S, enjoys walks, traveling, mountains, cooking, candlelight dinners. Seeking hard-working SBF, 38-55, business owner, for LTR. ☎707443 TRUE TO HEART SWM, 42, 6’, brown/blue, no children, homeowner, Pisces, N/S, seeks spontaneous SW/A/HF, 21-42, loves the beach, movies, sailing, bike rides, for faithful relationship. ☎709121 ANYONE OUT THERE? SWM, 51, 5’11”, 190lbs, brown/green, seeks SF, for conversations, casual dates and maybe something more down the line. ☎701908 TAKE THE CHANCE Open-minded SM, 25, father, loves Nascar car and Nascar car races, walks, time with someone special. Seeking caring, considerate, commitment-minded woman, for friendship and LTR. ☎699632 GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND SWM, 44, piano player, in search of WF, 35-55, H/W proportionate, N/D, N/S, drug-free, who enjoys music and backyard swings. ☎695975 R WE A MATCH? SWM, 40, 6’1”, 160lbs, brown/blue, enjoys classic rock, movies, dining, more. Seeking nice, friendly SF, 25-45. ☎965931 SOMETHING SO RIGHT I am looking for a WF who likes long walks, romantic evenings and bowling. SBM, 29, is looking for love. ☎646710

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GET TOGETHER GHM, 30, 5’6”, 165lbs, extroverted, enjoys sports, movies, walks, cuddling. Seeking outgoing GWM, 25-35, for friendship. ☎966016 MELODY OF LOVE WM, 40, 6’, 185lbs, enjoys sports, swimming, cycling and movies. Seeking WM, 25-50, to spend time with. ☎966015 FRIENDSHIP Or companionship. BM, 26, 5’8”, father, not into playing games, enjoys quiet walks. Seeking male, 21-35. ☎966014 NEW TO TOWN GWM, 31, 5’8”, 175lbs, brown/brown, masculine, country boy, passionate, dedicated, HIV positive. Seeking GWM, 30-45, for LTR. ☎966013 ARE YOU READY? SWM, 42, 5’7”, 160lbs, blue-eyed, athletic, outgoing, enjoys quiet evenings. Seeking SWM, 21-55, adventurous, for casual times. ☎966012 LIVES THE MOMENT GWM, 51, romantic, adventurous, young-looking, 5’10”, 165lbs, likes quiet evenings, movies. Seeking SWM, 35-50, sincere, blond preferably, fit. ☎966011 SIMILAR COMPLEX BPM, 37, enjoys going out, movies, shopping, quiet evenings. Seeking GBM, 35-40, who’s real, down-to-earth, knows what they want. ☎966010 GIVE ME A CALL! Outgoing, friendly GWM, 35, N/S, seeks GM, 21-50, for friendship and fun. He likes movies, cooking, malls, and quiet times. ☎966009 TAKE THAT CHANCE GBM who likes quiet evenings, dining out, movies and stimulating conversations. Seeking SBM, 3445, for friendship, possibly more. ☎966008

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Cars GERALD JONES SELECT, Call or come by for great deals on your next automobile, 1775 Gordon Hwy, next to Gerald Jones Volvo, 706-733-1035 (688/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– FORD ESCAPES, 2 available, one black and one white, loaded, your choice, $17,499, Bobby Jones Ford, 706-738-8000 (408/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1967 CADILLAC, 2dr, burgundy, AC, am/fm, excellent running condition, garage kept, $2500, OBO, 803-441-8988 (616/1031) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1968 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL, 4dr, w/suicide doors, 80K original, new paint, new vinyl top, original interior VGC, $5500, OBO, 706863-4721 or 706-495-1169 (653/117) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1981 CADILLAC EL Dorado, 2dr, V8, PW, PB, PL, new transmission w/warranty, very clean, $1800, after 5 pm, 706-860-6409 (650/117) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1985 SUBARU WAGON, brown, 4dr, AC, 5spd, needs engine work, BEST OFFER! 706-738-8551 (615/1031) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1986 BUICK SKYLARK, silver grey, some peeling paint, new battery, auto, good tires, no AC, first $500, 706-733-1618 after noon (645/117) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1986 TOYOTA CRESSIDA, 108K, white, 4dr, auto, all power, alarm, VGC, $3800, leave message, 706364-2233 (567/1024) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1987 SUBARU GL, Station Wagon, power everything, rear wiper, lots of new stuff, runs and looks good, $997 OBO, 803-4418744 (673/1121) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1988 CHEVY CORSICA, blue, 4dr, needs some TLC, runs good but has been sitting for over a year, $500 OBO, 706-868-1743 (674/1121) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1989 CADILLAC SEVILLE, 4dr, leather, blue, tip top condition, $4000, 706-556-6124 (553/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1989 FORD ESCORT, 4dr, auto, runs good, $750, 706-722-0772 (647/117) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1989 HONDA ACCORD LXI, 4dr, PW, PL, runs great , no AC, 165K, $1800, OBO, 803-641-0163 (547/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1990 GEO PRIZM, new paint, brakes, tires & timing belt, tuned up, AC very clean, 130K, $1600 OBO, 706-664-9041 (661/1114) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1990 HONDA ACCORD, auto, runs good, AC, interior & exterior XC, $3000, OBO, 706-554-4887 (548/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1990 NISSAN 300ZX, 5spd, AC,

loaded, red, grey cloth, t-tops, CD, new tires, good condition, $6100, 706-833-0797 (671/1121) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1990 NISSAN SENTRA, $500 OBO, 706-863-9376, ask for Jonathan/Mark/Kathie (667/1114) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1990 TOYOTA COROLLA, white, 5spd, am/fm, AC, great student car, $1800, 706-564-1157 (499/1024) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1990 VOLVO 740GL, 4dr, silver/black, $3300, 706-564-0422 (569/1024) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1990 VW JETTA, AC, new clutch, new timing belt, 4dr, sunroof, black/grey interior, GC, runs great, $1800, 803-439-9644 (550/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1991 MAZDA MX5, convertible, hard top, white, mint condition, 85.5K, $7400 OBO, 706-737-8047 (669/1121) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1991 MERCEDES 420 SEL, 138K, charcoal grey/grey leather, good condition, service records, $11,900, 706-863-4417 or 706373-6429 (532/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1991 TOYOTA CAMRY, burgundy, runs great, dependable, economical, cold AC, new tires & battery, am/fm, cellphone, 123K, $1750 firm, 706-796-1351 (646/117) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1991 TOYOTA COROLLA, XC, 140K, new clutch and tires, $2500, 706-481-8989 or 706-414-1091 (651/117) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1992 ACURA LEGEND, midnight blue, stick shift, CD, hardmount phone, looks great, fun to drive, 180K, $6200, 706-829-0208 (603/1024) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1992 HONDA ACCORD EX, 4dr, AC, all power, 5spd, all records, $4500 OBO, 706-650-1431 (619/1031) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1992 SATURN SL2, 109K, win cam, sunroof, 4dr, leather seats, white, $3000, 706-863-0372 (571/1024) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1993 NISSAN ALTIMA, 4dr, auto, PL, PW, ABS, AC, CD, new tires, well-maintained, $4000, 706-8366495 (566/1024) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1994 CHEVY CAMARO, flowmasters, t-tops, like new paint, auto, AC, must see, $4900, Budget Car & Truck Sales, Tim Moseley, 706228-5227 (637/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1994 CHEVY IMPALA SS, immaculate condition, 44K, $22,000, serious inquiries only please, 803-6372247 (617/1031) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1994 CHRYSLER LHS, 3.5, V6, auto, tilt, cruise, AC, power everything, red/gray leather, CD, 102K, $4500, 706-860-5001 (432/1024) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1994 FORD MUSTANG LX, very clean, new tires, won’t last long, $5995, Gerald Jones Honda, 706733-2210 (575/1017)

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–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1994 LEXUS SC 400, gold pkg, all available options on this near perfect luxury sports coupe, 77K, $17,000, 706-364-7899 (433/1114) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1994 OLDSMOBILE CUTLESS Ciera, white/burgundy, am/fm/cass, AC, nice clean car, super ride, $4600 OBO, 803-594-1222 (605/1024) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1994 PONTIAC FIREBIRD, t-tops, leather, 48K, $8400, Managers Special, P3285, Johnson Motor Company, 706-724-0111 (488/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1995 CADILLAC SLS, local trade, super nice car, P3111B, $10,900, Johnson Motor Company, 706724-0111 (492/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1995 FORD TAURUS, Wagon, one owner, 64K, garage kept, well maintained, $4800, 803-502-1251 after 5pm. (602/1024) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1995 LEXUS SC300, leather, power everything, sunroof, CD changer, 48K, $16,000, 706-7369144 (568/1024) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1996 CHEVROLET CAMERO, 41K, factory purple, 5spd, 6 cyl, AC, FM, cass, immaculate, one owner, $8500 OBO, 706-868-0090 (472/117) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1996 GEO METRO, white, 2dr, hatchback, 85K, am/fm, AC, great student car, $2400, 706-650-8550 (643/117) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1996 GEO SPRINT, beige, 4dr, sedan, AC, cassette, new tires, great condition, $3500 OBO, 803442-4592 (670/1121) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1996 KIA SEPHIA, dark blue, 4dr, auto, 107K, am/fm, AC, new tires, $2400, 706-650-8550 (644/117) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1996 LINCOLN TOWN Car, nice car, local trade, P3191A, $10,900,

Johnson Motor Company, 706724-0111 (491/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1996 TOYOTA COROLLA, auto, AC, 67K, nice one owner car, $6995, Bobby Jones Ford, 706738-8000 (403/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1997 ACURA TL, 2.5 premium, all available options on this luxury sedan, 122K, XC, $9800, 706-3647899 (208/1114) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1997 FORD CROWN Victoria, loaded, only 24.5K, 6yr/60K warranty to 9/03, NADA price $10,975, my price $9500, 803279-6388 (658/1114) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 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 706-798-7126 or 6507841 (621/1031) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1998 CHRYSLER CONCORD, very clean, low miles, fully equipped, and ready to sell cheap, Budget Car & Truck Sales, Ernie Ernst, 706-294-9033 (634/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1998 HONDA ACCORD, silver/grey, 4dr, 5spd, A/C, tilt, alloys, CD, highway miles, oil changed every 3K miles, very clean, NS, $9300 706-210-1850 (012/1031) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 BMW 323ic, convertible, black on black, mint condition, all leather, tan interior with charcoal trim, 21.5K, $29,999, OBO, 706737-8047 (642/117) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 BUICK PARK Avenue, white, leather interior, all power options, $15,500 OBO, 56K, 706-860-3338 (537/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 CHRYSLER SEBRING, red, loaded, alloys, leather, sunroof,

woodgrain, nice, only $14,112, Gerald Jones Select, 706-7331035 (513/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL, white, 54K, warranty, 100K, new tires, loaded, CD, moonroof, immaculate, one owner, garage kept, looks new, $17,500, 706863-9152 (676/1121) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 MAZDA 626, auto, clean, $11,990, Andy Jones Mazda, 803279-9143 (526/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 MAZDA 626, auto, clean, $11,490, Andy Jones Mazda, 803279-9143 (527/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 PLYMOUTH BREEZE, 50K, auto, $7995, Andy Jones Mazda, 803-279-9143 (523/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 PONTIAC GRAND Am, 2dr, V6, auto, loaded, power options, $6999, Acura of Augusta, Adam Pennington, 800-851-5158 (683/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 SAAB 930, Turbo, convertible, auto, clean car, $17,995, Andy Jones Mazda, 803-279-9143 (528/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 TOYOTA CAMRY, 30K, local car, $12,988, Andy Jones Mazda, 803-279-9143 (530/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 VOLVO V70 GLT, wagon, one owner, low miles, Volvo certified, 7yr/100K factory warranty, $21,400, Gerald Jones Select, 706-733-1035 (514/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 CHEVY CAVALIER, 4dr, auto, AC, very nice car, priced to sell, #10230, Budget Car & Truck Sales, Grady Ward, 706-228-5227 (628/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 CHEVY MALIBU LS, 4dr, white, PL, PW, AC, GC, 706-4149402pgr or 803-441-9880 (538/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 DODGE NEON, 4dr, auto,

AC, 34K, super clean, $6800, 28143B, Bobby Jones Ford, 706738-8000 (409/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 FORD ESCORT ZX2, black, 2dr, auto, 43K, loaded, $6999, Acura of Augusta, Ron Sumler, 800-851-5158 (685/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 FORD FOCUS, 31K, clean, factory warranty, $8995, Andy Jones Mazda, 803-279-9143 (529/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 MAZDA MIATA, black, 5spd, PW, CD, appearance package, 47K, $13,500, 706-951-0805 (672/1121) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 MITSUBISHI MIRAGE, 4dr, auto, AC, local trade, 35K, $7000, P8790A, Bobby Jones Ford, 706738-8000 (400/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 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 PONTIAC GRAND Am, black, 2dr, coupe, loaded with equipment, 48K, $8999, Acura of Augusta, John Peterson, 800-8515158 (684/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 VOLVO V70 GLT, wagon, black 34K, leather, auto, 7yr/100K warranty, Volvo certified, $24,200, Gerald Jones Select, 706-7331035 (520/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 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 BUICK CENTURY, P1120, $11,900, Johnson Motor Company, 803-663-9752 or 706724-9637 (494/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2001 CHEVY CAVALIER, white, 4dr, auto, AC, brand new radials,

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continued from page 51 $7999, Acura of Augusta, John Bell, 800-851-5158 (681/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2001 CHEVY CAVALIER, 4dr, auto, AC, hunter green, #280878, $9350, Bobby Jones Ford, 706738-8000 (401/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2001 FORD ESCORT SE, 2 to choose from, auto, full power, like new, $6999, Acura of Augusta, Rogers Gotier, 800-851-5158 (686/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 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 (573/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2001 HONDA CIVIC LX, 5spd, 11K, AC, warranty, silver/grey, must sell, $12,500, 706-738-6454 (104/1031) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2001 HYUNDIA ACCENT GL, 4dr, black, fully loaded, $6995, Gerald Jones Honda, 706-733-2210 (574/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2001 OLDSMOBILE ALERO, fully loaded, all power options, fully serviced, $9999, Acura of Augusta, Donald Jackson, 800-851-5158 (679/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2001 PONTIAC GRAND Prix GT, white, 4dr, loaded, all the power options, CD, $11,999, Acura of Augusta, Cardell Burton, 800-8515158 (680/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2001 PONTIAC GRAND Am SE, auto, factory warranty, $12,995, Andy Jones Mazda, 803-279-9143 (524/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2001 PONTIAC SUNFIRE, 4dr, auto, P1132, $8900, Johnson Motor Company, 803-663-9752 or706-724-9637 (497/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2001 SATURN SL1, 4dr, sedan, sunroof, auto, 26K, all options, non-smoker, extra, extra clean, $8995, Master Pontiac, 706-8559400 (693/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2002 BUICK LESABRE, custom, low miles, P1100, $16,900, Johnson Motor Company, 803663-9752 or 706-7249637(493/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2002 FORD ESCORTS’S, 3 to choose from, all power, as low as $8995, Bobby Jones Ford, 706738-8000 (405/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2002 FORD MUSTANG, loaded, real sporty, priced to sell, Budget Car & Truck Sales, Ernie Ernst, 706-294-9033 (633/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2002 FORD TAURUS SES’s, 6 to choose from, as low as $12,995, Bobby Jones Ford, 706-738-8000 (404/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2002 MERCURY GRAND Marquis, 6 to choose from, leather, loaded, low miles, starting at $16,500, Bobby Jones Ford, 706-738-8000 (406/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2002 NISSAN MAXIMA, loaded, pearl white, very clean, priced to sell, Budget Car & Truck Sales, Ernie Ernst, 706-294-9033 (636/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2002 VW BEETLE Turbo GLS, auto, rims, sunroof, leather, cold weather pack, loaded to the hilt, was $22,439, now $20,900, Gerald Jones Select, 706-7331035 (516/1017)

Motorcycles 1995 HARLEY DAVIDSON FXDSConv. red, always garaged, dealer serviced, below KBB at $11,900

asked, 706-863-6374 voice mail (659/1114) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 HONDA XR650R, enduro/trail bike, XC, many extras, if you want power this is your bike, $3500, 706-309-9526 (458/1121) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 KAWASAKI VULCAN Drifter, 800cc, perfect condition, under 3300 miles, $5800, must sell, freebies included, call Josh, 706-7381672 (660/1114) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2001 HONDA NIGHTHAWK, 250cc, showroom condition, 400 miles, excellent first street bike, $2600 OBO, 803-278-3442 (677/1121)

SUVs 1989 CHEVY S-10 BLAZER, red, 4X4, fuel injected, good AC, most power accessories, towing package, new tires, 2nd owner, 112K, $3400 OBO, 706-667-6444 (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) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 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) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1994 CHEVY SUBURBAN, loaded, leather, low miles, 4X4, third seat, must see, #10427A, Budget Car & Truck Sales, Grady Ward, 706-228-5227 (629/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 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, 706-495-8158 (624/1031) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1996 TOYOTA 4RUNNER SR5, fully loaded, very clean, $11,995, Gerald Jones Honda, 706-7332210 (578/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1997 FORD EXPEDITION XLT, green/tan cloth, 5.4 liter, 3rd seat, rear air, power everything, handsfree phone, 132K highway miles, XC, $8900 firm, 706-364-5347 (675/1121) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 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 (395/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1997 JEEP CHEROKEE, 4X4, auto, loaded, needs a home, $11,990, Budget Car & Truck Sales, Tim Moseley, 706-228-5227 (638/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1997 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Laredo, 4X4, 6cyl, 4dr, RV ready w/towing package, 92K, grey/brown, XC, $10,500, 706855-7153 (649/117) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1998 CHEVY SUBURBAN LS, 3rd seat, rear AC, 1 owner, two tone paint, $16,995, Gerald Jones Honda, 706-733-2210 (580/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 CHEVY BLAZER LS, 32K, indigo blue w/ saddle cloth interior, loaded, alloys, tilt, cruise, PW/L, non-smoker won’t last long $12,995, Master Pontiac, 706-8559400 (690/1017) ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

1999 FORD EXPEDITION, Eddie Bauer, white, leather, multi disc CD, low miles, power everything, Budget Car & Truck Sales, Ernie Ernst, 706-228-5227 (639/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 FORD WINDSTAR, fully loaded, white/gray cloth, $10,999, Acura of Augusta, Bob Lancaster, 800-851-5158 (678/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 GMC SUBURBAN, 40K, 4yr warranty, for more information, 706-592-2673 (655/117) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 GMC YUKON, silver, leather, CD, auto, power W/L, $18,310, Gerald Jones Select, 706-7331035 (518/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 JEEP CHEROKEE Classic, bulldog red, very clean, non-smoker, privacy glass, luggage rack, auto, AC, #10287, Budget Car & Truck Sales, Grady Ward, 706-2285227 (630/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Laredo, 4x4, limited, V8, fully loaded, $16,500, Gerald Jones Honda, 706-733-2210 (577/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 JEEP WRANGLER, removable doors & top, cold AC, looks & runs great, reduced to $16,232, Gerald Jones Select, 706-7331035 (521/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 MITSUBISHI MONTERO Sport, 4X2, auto, AC, PW, PL, V6, great vehicle, $12,800, #28129A, Bobby Jones Ford, 706-738-8000 (407/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 CHEVY BLAZER LS, 2dr, 28K, red, 4.3L, all power, CD, roof rack, tinted windows, factory warranty, $15,000 OBO, Leah 706564-1432 (663/1114) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 FORD EXPLORER XLS, blue, low miles, very clean, 4.0 engine, like new, $14,995, Gerald Jones Honda, 706-733-2210 (576/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 GMC JIMMY SLT, loaded with leather, P1125, $15,900, Johnson Motor Company, 803663-9752 or 706-724-9637 (495/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 TOYOTA 4-RUNNER, 49K, SR5, clean, $18,988, Andy Jones Mazda, 803-279-9143 (531/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2001 FORD EXPEDITION, loaded, all the toys, very low miles, a real deal at $25,971, Budget Car & Truck Sales, Ernie Ernst, 706-2949033 (635/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2001 FORD EXPLORER XLT, leather, CD, premium sound, PW, PL, sunroof, running boards, champaign, cruise, Budget Car & Truck Sales, Ernie Ernst, 706-2285227 (640/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2001 ISUZU RODEO, 32K, great winter ride, only $18,001, Gerald Jones Select, 706-733-1035 (517/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2002 CHEVY TRAIL Blazer LS, black, power everything, like new, $24,995, Gerald Jones Honda, 706-733-2210 (579/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2002 FORD EXPLORER, V8, leather, premium sound, sunroof, power everything, cruise, Budget Car & Truck Sales, Ernie Ernst, 706-228-5227 (641/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999/2000 FORD EXPEDITIONS, 2 XLT’s, 1 Eddie Bauer, tan, burgundy & green, starting $18,995, hurry, Gerald Jones Honda, 706733-2210 (581/1017)

Trucks 1963 FORD F-100, straight 6, stepside, body in good condition, perfect for re-storing, does not run, $500 OBO, 706-541-0783 (662/1114)

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99 Nissan Altima $14,900 CD Player, Sun Roof, Wheels

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–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1992 CHEVY S-10 Pickup, am/fm, CD, 190K, black, GC, $2000 OBO, 706-869-8050 (620/1031) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1994 CHEVY SILVERADO, fully loaded, camper shell, dark blue, XC, one owner, 84K, $6700, 803279-2363 (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) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1998 DODGE DAKOTA, 2WD, very clean, auto, AC, bedliner, sunroof, wheels, #10465A, Budget Car & Truck Sales, Grady Ward, 706228-5227 (631/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1998 GMC SLE, Ext cab, one owner, just traded, 50K, 350, V8, all power options, new tires, nonsmoker, $13,995, Master Pontiac, 706-855-9400 (692/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1998 GMC SIERRA, extended cab, 350, V8, local trade, $14,900, Johnson Motor Company, 803663-9752 or 706-7249637(496/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1998 TOYOTA TACOMA SR, 4X4, manual transmission, bedliner, CD, radio, 84K, black, XC, $9200, 706863-5753 (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, $21,000 OBO, 706-556-1984 (665/1114) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 FORD F-150 XL, long-bed, 41K, champagne/cloth interior, well equipped, alloys, CD, 4.2L, V6, 5spd, hard to find a full size pickup priced at $9995, Master Pontiac, 706-855-9400 (691/1017) ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

1999 FORD F-150 Sport, silver, shortbed, auto, chrome wheels, XLT trim, $10,999, Acura of Augusta, Dwayne Eisenhower, 800851-5158 (686/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 FORD F150 XLT, pick up, PW, PL, cruise, $12,995, Gerald Jones Honda, 706-733-2210 (572/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 CHEVROLET SILVERADO Z71, Quad cab, 23K, P3188, $22,900, Johnson Motor Company, 706-724-0111 (489/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 CHEVY S-10 Pick Up, flareside, chromed out, black, loaded, $10,915, Gerald Jones Select, 706-733-1035 (519/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 FORD RANGER XLT, V6, 5spd, 26K, power pkg, dual media, bedliner, blue book $12,000, asking $9000, 706-869-0617 or 706339-7023 6-9pm (510/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 FORD RANGER XLT, 4cyl, auto, AC, disc player, tinted glass, 22K, factory warranty to 36K or April ‘03, $9250, 706-736-8032 (648/117) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2001 CHEVY S-10, AC, P/S, P/B, CD, 14K, 2yrs left on warranty, $11,000, no tax, 706-737-6100 (657/1114) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2002 CHEVY SILVERADO C1500, extended cab, red, clean, low miles, 19K, loaded, priced to sell, Budget Car & Truck Sales, Ernie Ernst, 706-294-9033 (632/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2002 GMC SONOMA, 2700 miles, king cab, $13,990, Andy Jones Mazda, 803-279-9143 (522/1017)

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, 706738-4270 (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) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 1999 MERCURY VILLAGER, 7 passenger, loaded, low miles, privacy glass, luggage rack, nice, nsmoker, 5dr, Budget certified, #10296, Budget Car & Truck Sales, Grady Ward, 706-228-5227 (627/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 OLDSMOBILE SILHOUETTE, “Managers Special”, dual power seats, power third door, new tires, #28063N, $12,995, Bobby Jones Ford, 706-738-8000 (402/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2000 PONTIAC MONTANA, blue/gray bottom, P3144, $14,900, Johnson Motor Company, 706-724-0111 (490/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2001 DODGE CARAVAN, “Sport Package”, 8-passenger, dual AC, fully loaded, $13,999, Acura of Augusta, Chris Edenfield, 800-8515158 (682/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2002 OLDSMOBILE SILHOUETTE, How about only 3000 miles on this one GM Special Purchase Platinum Silver. All the power options, non-smoker, save thousands on this van. Must see at $16,995, Master Pontiac, 706855-9400 (689/1017) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– 2002 PONTIAC TRANSPORT, factory warranty, $18,990, Andy Jones Mazda, 803-279-9143 (525/1017)


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2002 Mazda Millenia Diamond White, Leather


1999 Lexus ES300 “Coach Edition”


1999 Lincoln Town Car “Signature Touring Sedan”


1999 Cadillac Seville “STS,” Northstar


1999 Ford Expedition 4x4, Loaded, 19,999


1999 Honda Odyssey “EX Model” Loaded

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Metro Spirit 10.17.2002  

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