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as "The Party Band of the South." The Seafood Fest's headline act is Blues Traveler, who will play Saturday, Oct 18. According to Rolling Stone, Blues Traveler formed in the early 1990s in Princeton, New Jersey. “Like Phish and Widespread Panic, Blues Traveler emerged in the early 1990s as part of a new vanguard of jam bands in the tradition of the Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers,” Rolling Stone wrote. The group had a top 10 hit in “RunAround” in 1995 and other top 40 hits as well during the 1990s. The 2014 GOSF runs from Oct. 17–19 at J.F. Gregory Park and is one of the largest and most popular events of its kind in the Southeast, annually drawing around 30,000 people for seafood, games, carnival rides and music. The Bryan County News is a news/ print partner of the festival. For more information about the GOSF, visit

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Rock band Blues Traveler will be headlining at the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival on Saturday, Oct. 18, the second day of the three-day event.

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The music for the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival just keeps getting bigger and better. The Bryan County News recently reported that new talent Jake Miller will be joining The Swinging Medallions and headlining band Blues Traveler for an all-day music event at the 16th annual seafood celebration. Miller, 21, is billed as one of the hottest young "hip-pop" artists in the country and will perform Saturday, Oct. 18, as the KISS 97.3 FM act at the GOSF. Miller performed earlier in September at the iHeartradio Music Awards in Las Vegas. The Swinging Medallions will play Friday, Oct. 17, organizers say. One of the South's most popular acts, the Medallions are famous for their 1966 million-seller, "Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)" and for relentlessly touring over the years. Formed in Greenwood, South Carolina, the band performs a mixture of beach music, rock and R&B. They are often billed

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Members of the Phi Mu sorority fashion a movie camera from collected canned goods at the Russell Union as student organizations at Georgia Southern University created sculptures from donations to the Statesboro Food Bank for Homecoming week's Sculpt-it for the Hungry event.

No mortal can resist the Thriller

I was deeply saddened to hear Brittani standing at the front that "Thriller" practice would of the class wearing a witch be cancelled this week due to costume and a mildly manic grin. rehearsals for the upcoming Now, I wouldn't go so far as Dracula ballet (page 15, in case to say that no mortal can resist you're interested). This is going the evil of the Thriller, but I to sound completely dorky, but will assure you that not one of I have to admit it: dancing in my little Thai students could. a "Thriller" zombie parade has Despite the looks of absolute Brittani Howell been on my bucket list since I horror that spread throughout realized that was a widespread the room when they figured out tradition. we were learning a dance for the day's My first encounter with the "Thriller" lesson, every single one of them had was back in my senior year of high mastered the zombie hands and the school. My AP Calculus class was an Michael Jackson shimmy by the end of odd bunch to the man, right down class, counting out the steps in Thai and to our teacher. At some point during dissolving with laughter at how stupid the semester we decided that learning we all (okay, mostly me) looked trying "Thriller" would be a better use of our to learn the dance. Even my rowdiest, class time than preparing for the AP naughtiest kids threw themselves into Calculus test. We performed the dance the activity, and by the day's end, I had at the Halloween pep rally, and it was set loose a horde of little zombies on the fantastic — almost worth the fact that town. we all pretty much bombed the AP Calc My classes were taught on a rotating test later in the year. schedule, so I only had half of my 360 Ever since then, though, I get mildly students on Oct. 31. The next day I came obsessed with the cult classic every time into class in normal clothes with lessons Halloween rolls around. Macon used to prepared, and as I wrote up the exercises do a "Thriller" parade every year and I my kids all came rushing into class, always, without fail, managed to be out wildly excited — and then confused, of town when it happened. One year when they saw a distinct lack of Michael I happened to be walking through the Jackson in the room. park when I saw the zombie mob out "Teacher," one of them called out, his practicing. I jumped in just for kicks, hand in the air. "Teacher, play game?" even though I didn't know anybody and "No, bud, not today," I answered, wouldn't be there for the performance. wondering what had made him think That's how weird my obsession with this that was on the day's agenda. I looked dance is. around the classroom. The kids looked So my course of action seemed at best crestfallen ­­— at worst, devaspretty clear last year when, as a teacher tated. The boy who'd spoken first put in Thailand, I had to come up with his hand in the air again, looking earnest something to do with my class of rowdy and confused. "Teacher, Halloween?" little Thai seventh-graders for their And that's how 40 Thai children Halloween English lesson. My other guilted me into a full class of playing English co-teachers did Halloween Bingo to make up for not teaching them vocabulary Bingo or had them create a Michael Jackson dance. their own monsters. Really good, smart, And that's a long, meandering way of academic activities — and, of course, not saying: If you aren't planning on dancing what I was going to do at all. the "Thriller" at the Oct. 25 Scare on the On Oct. 31, all of my classes walked Square, you're missing out. into our classrooms throughout the day to find the desks pushed up against the Brittani Howell is the editor of walls, the Michael Jackson video proConnect Statesboro. Shoot her a message jected on the white board, and Teacher at!w




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GATA’s — Cornhole Tournament, 6 a.m.– 10 p.m. GSU Library — Dia de los Muertos Exhibit, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Presentations and Reception, 4 p.m. Averitt Center — “Nature Realized: Watercolor and Basket Exhibit,” 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Statesboro Regional Library — Chess Time, 3–6 p.m.

Statesboro Regional Library — Needle Craft Group, 4–7 p.m.

Pulitzer-prize winning writer Rick Bragg, 7– 9 p.m., $10

GSU Center for Arts and Theatre, Room 2071 — Artist lecture and reception, Daniel Mirer, ArchitorSpace_Vacancy, 5 p.m.

GSU Sanford Hall, Room 1002 — Almost, Maine, Theatre South Student Production, 7:30– 10 p.m.

Russell Union, Room 2080 — Crisis in Ukraine Symposium, 6–8 p.m. GSU Sanford Hall, Room 1002 — Almost, Maine, Theatre South Student Production, 7:30– 10 p.m.

Millhouse — Wally Brown, 9 p.m.


Mellow Mushroom — Trivia, 8 p.m.

El Sombrero (Fair Rd.) — Trivia, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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GSU Library — Dia de los Muertos Exhibit, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. GSU Russell Union, Rooms 2040-2041 — National Depression Screening Day. This event will provide students with valuable information about depression and related disorders, raise awareness for these mental health concerns and screen students for depression and related mood and anxiety disorders.

Millhouse — Bragg & Company, 9:30 p.m. Wild Wing Café — Chyann Rose, 10 p.m.

Wild Wing Café — Beer pong, 9 p.m.

Gnat’s Landing — DJ and karaoke, 9 p.m.

GATA’s — Piano., 9 p.m.

Dingus Magee’s — Those Cats, 8 p.m.

GSU Arts Building, Room 2071, auditorium — Artist Lecture: Isaac Duncan III, “Expanding the Art Experience”

Locos — Trivia, 9 p.m.

Averitt Center — Neos Dance Theater: Count… The Legend of Dracula, 7:30 p.m., $22 adult nonmembers

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GSU Library — Dia de los Muertos Exhibit, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Averitt Center — “Nature Realized: Watercolor and Basket Exhibit,” 10 a.m.–7 p.m. GSU Visual Arts Building, room 2071 — Undergraduate Religious Studies Conference, 3:30 p.m.


GSU Recreation Activity Center — Iron Eagle Challenge, 8:30–11:30 a.m., $20 students/$40 non-students. Deadline for registration is Oct. 16. Downtown Statesboro (Sea Island Bank parking lot) — Mainstreet Statesboro Farmers Market, 9 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. Averitt Center — “Nature Realized: Watercolor and Basket Exhibit,” 10 a.m.–7 p.m. GSU Russell Union Ballroom — Lindy Hop workshop with the Swing Cats, $20 for non-members, dance to follow

GSU — Women’s volleyball v. UL-Monroe, 6 p.m.

GSU Library — Dia de los Muertos Exhibit, 2– 5 p.m.

Eagle Creek Brewing Co. — Josh Sanders, 6:30 p.m.

Eagle Creek Brewing Co. — Joe Anderson, Jr., 6:30 p.m.

GSU PAC — The Write Place Festival, featuring

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GSU Sanford Hall, Room 1002 — Almost Maine, Theatre South Student Production, 7:30– 10 p.m. Averitt Center — Neos Dance Theater: Count… The Legend of Dracula, 7:30 p.m., $22 adult nonmembers Millhouse — Daniel Navarro, 9:30 p.m. Wild Wing Café — Matt Pippin Band, 10 p.m. South City Tavern — The Royal Noise, 10 p.m. (patrons 21 & up) Bigshow’s Burgers and Bar — The Movers & Shakers, 10 p.m.

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GSU Eagle Field — GSU v. UGA, softball, noon GSU Hanner Fieldhouse — Women’s volleyball v. UL-Lafayette, noon GSU Library — Dia de los Muertos Exhibit, 2– 5 p.m.

Burgers — Pool tourney, 8 p.m., $10 entry fee

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GSU Library — Dia de los Muertos Exhibit, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Averitt Center — “Nature Realized: Watercolor and Basket Exhibit,” 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Downtown Statesboro — Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Parade, 5–6 p.m. GSU Russell Union Theater — Film screening: Lives Worth Living (disABILITY Awareness Month) Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Ground — FAIR WEEK NIGHT 1: Food Bank Night, $2 off adult admission with one canned good, 6-11 p.m. Locos — Cornhole tournament, 7 p.m. El Jalapeño — Live DJ and karaoke, 8–11 p.m.

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GSU Library — Dia de los Muertos Exhibit, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Averitt Center — “Nature Realized: Watercolor and Basket Exhibit,” 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Ground — FAIR WEEK DAY 2 Fair Road Park (behind the Honey Bowen Building) — Market in the Park, 5– 7:30 p.m. GSU Hanner Fieldhouse — Women’s volleyball v. Savannah State, 6 p.m. Averitt Center Dance Studio (Vine St.) — “Thriller” dance rehearsal, 6–7 p.m., free and open to the public Gnat’s Landing — Trivia, 6:30 p.m.

Retrievers — Bingo, 9 p.m.

Retrievers — Trivia, 6 p.m.; beer pong tourney, 9 p.m.

Dingus Magee’s — Trivia, 9 p.m.

Locos — Jam Session open mic night, 9 p.m.

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"Piano." pays tribute to Black Keys, White Stripes their own unique element and change the dynamic to the covers that were originally meant for two musicians. "We've already started putting our own spin on it. For example, we made one song 15 minutes long," said Mike Kerr, vocals and guitar for Piano. and Francis Marion and the Crocodiles. Starting this new project has even helped out the two already established bands out, extending their fan base. Those who go out for Those Cats' shows make the effort to check out Francis Marion and Piano. as well, creating a community of support for these local musicians. One would think maintaining two bands in addition to work or school would be a task, but staying busy doing what they love doesn't seem to bother these driven musicians. "I think, at the end of the day, if you try to follow something just for more money as a safety route, you might throw away the reason you wake up in the morning," said Kerr. Trying to make it in the music business is a challenge these days, with music becoming so easily accessible. Ambitious and talented bands are lumped in with those who have no intention of making a career of the art, making it a feat for artists to get the recognition that is deserved. "I think it's all about what you value. ...I'm the happiest I've ever been," said Underwood. "I'm working less, but I'm playing more. Doing what I love

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Members from well-established local bands Those Cats and Francis Marion and the Crocodiles have collaborated to bring something new to the music scene: Piano., a cover band that plays only songs by The Black Keys and The White Stripes. The members consider the name of the project paradoxical. "Piano." is a play on the musical term pianissimo, which refers to playing softly — which Piano. does not do. Beginning as a project that plays covers, Piano. has been able to feel out the chemistry of the band. With only five live shows under their belt, they plan to start introducing some original songs into the set. "Covers are a safe, fast way to start something up," said Scott Underwood, drummer of Those Cats and Piano. As a Statesboro native and Georgia Southern graduate, Underwood has been around to witness the evolution of the local music scene throughout the years, and through his musical involvement has been able to contribute to it as well. "I heard their [The Black Keys and White Stripes] sound and it was something I wanted to try out. It started as a fun side project, but it's evolving into something more," said Underwood. "We played a couple shows, and got a positive response." By adding a third member — GSU student Matt Litt of Francis Marion and the Crocodiles — Piano. is able to add


Piano. is made up of members from well-known local bands Those Cats, top, and Francis Marion and the Crocodiles, whose logo is pictured at bottom. while paying bills is a pretty cool thing. You're creating every day, making something new, and it's really gratifying."

Piano. can be seen this Friday, Oct. 17 at GATA's. Future shows will be held Oct. 30 at Dingus Magees and Nov. 8 at South City Tavern.w

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If you liked their homecoming performance, you can find the Brody Johnson Band's newly released first album, 'Repercussions & Redemption,' on Bandcamp. com or order it through Amazon.

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Just who is Brody Johnson, anyway? The Brody Johnson Band did the honor of pumping GSU students up for the homecoming game in a tailgate concert Saturday, Oct. 11. The sevenmember band brought their down-toearth country jams to the Boro, but for two of the members this was more than just another gig: it was a return home as well. Scott and Todd Smith hail from Georgia Southern, where in addition to being biological brothers they shared the fraternal tie of belonging to Sigma Nu. The brothers took a few minutes before their set to answer some of Connect’s questions, talking about their newly released first album Repercussions & Redemption, their band’s chemistry and their own homecoming. We've only printed a fragment of the interview. For the full

story, check out the online article at

On being back at GSU:

Scott: It has been wonderful. It’s not that we didn’t want to come back, but both of us have been pretty busy over the years, and I think that this was perfect timing. This year it just worked out with our debut album, and really pushing that now—I mean, we’re really pushing it. We’ve worked two years on writing the songs that Todd and I—you know, all of them are original songs. So it’s perfect timing with the debut album, just seeing a bunch of friends coming back. We had the 25th anniversary of the [Sigma Nu] fraternity house that we came back for.


Todd: We’re glad to be back here. It was good that it coincided with the release of our album. When Dr. Keel asked if we could play, we were like, “Heck yeah!” Scott: Well, we’ve heard so much from our friends that have made it back about how things have changed and about how the university’s progressed, and man, it’s unbelievable. We absolutely enjoyed every minute when we were here several years ago, and we are proud to see all the progress the university’s made. So congratulations to Dr. Keel for all he’s done!

On how they got started:


Georgia Southern alumni Todd Smith, left, and brother Scott (a.k.a. Brody Johnson) of the Brody Johnson Band sing Phil Collins' "In the Air Tonight" as the football team enters Paulson Stadium for Homecoming Saturday. The song became a team tradition, played as a pre-game focus ritual.

S: You know, we’d always played music. Todd has a history in it because several years back, Todd played in a band that was actually at the table to get a deal signed over with Sony — that was a three-part harmony. Then later on, he had an artist development deal with DreamWorks, and it got to the point where he had songs and was gonna do an album — T: — and then they got bought out by Universal. S: And so what I did is — I played music and then picked up some really good musicians. These guys have played around the country, love it, and you know, they’re like brothers. They’re brothers to use; it’s not just hired help, they love it, we have that camaraderie. And so then I told Todd about it, and Todd joined in, and

it changed the dynamic, with that brother harmony.

On their new album:

S: That was unique in how that developed. Todd and I both are songwriters, so we’d written songs, and we didn’t intend for the album to develop into what it ended up being. Todd and I have different writing styles and we co-write together, and you’ll see the different writings styles in the album. But in the end, we were talking about sequence, and Todd and I talked, and Todd said, “Well, really, it tells a story.” For some reason, a lot of the songs I wrote were about repercussions about actions you take, and then the songs that Todd wrote are more along the ballad side. So the way the album works is, it starts out with repercussion and redemption. The repercussions part is up front, and then about halfway through the album, it turns toward courtship and ballads and love, and it ends up with a happy story. It turned out really neat. The band released Repercussions & Redemption last Wednesday, Oct. 8, so the CD has only enjoyed a week on the market. To listen, check out their music on the band's website,; their SoundCloud account or their BandCamp page. Leave the band some love on their Facebook page to thank them for coming, and remember to check out the full interview on!w

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No rain on our parade this year... we hope Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Parade Chairman Charles Sheets remembers all too well having to cancel the annual parade a few years ago because of weather. But he predicts the skies will be clear Monday, Oct. 20, when the

parade is expected to kick off the week of the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair. Already, more than 90 organizations have applied to participate in the parade, but it is not too late to sign up, he said. The deadline for applications is Thursday, Oct. 16.

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Georgia Southern mascot Freedom the Eagle and handler Steve Hein were the the Grand Marshalls of the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Parade, as shown in this October 2012 file photo.

All entrants are encouraged to dressed as clowns. adhere to the theme, if possible. This The parade has only been canyear’s theme is “Farming: Made in the celed once in more than 50 years, USA.” Sheets said. In case of light rain, the Floats decoparade will go rated with the on as scheduled theme will be and will only be entered for canceled in case judging, and of severe weather. When Oct. 20, beginning at 5 prizes will be Sheets said there p.m. awarded. First are already more Where to watch? North Main prize is $400; out-of-town parStreet in downtown Statesboro, second prize is ticipants signed up from East Oliff Street to the end of $250; third prize than in the past. Fair Road near Wendy's is $125; fourth The fair serves How much? Free! prize is $75 and seven counties: Want to be in the parade? fifth prize is $50. Bulloch, Bryan, Visit Non-themed Candler, Evans, parade.html and fill out the entry entries are Jenkins, Screven allowed, but will and Tattnall. form BEFORE Oct. 16. Then pracnot be judged. Beauty queens, tice your princess wave and enjoy Tractor trailer rigs classic cars, trucks the ride! and entries for and tractors, local the sole purpose and state digniof advertising taries, high school a business are bands, dance not allowed, but groups, children’s vehicles pulling sports and other floats or othgroups and more erwise entered to will make up this carry members of year's parade. clubs, schools or Participants are other groups may asked to be in their use business signs if the business is sponassigned spots for lineup by 4 p.m. soring the entry. Monday. Horseback riders must follow Parade participants may not throw the “Blind Willie” McTell Trail back to candy or other items, as that poses a the parking lot on Hill and Mulberry safety hazard, but such items maybe streets behind Coastal Countertops. handed out at curbside by people on This enables the cleanup crew to be foot, he said. efficient in keeping the city streets Horseback riders and animals on clean. For more information or to sign up leashes, such as dogs, will be placed at the end of the parade. Riders are for the parade, visit asked to be prepared to show Coggins test papers with negative results, as html or call Sheets at (912) 587-9232. required by state law, and are asked to Horseback riders interested in parpay a $5 fee for each rider to tip the ticipating may call (912) 531-2865 for cleanup crew that will follow behind. more information on entering horses This year, the cleanup crew will be and wagons in the parade.w

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Get lost with Theatre South in 'Almost, Maine' SPECIAL

Almost, Maine, is so far north in the United States that it’s almost in Canada. Almost, Maine, has a little population that’s so disorganized that they never got around to getting their town registered as an official place. And for three days this week, Almost, Maine, will be located not in Maine but in Sanford Hall, Room 1002, on Georgia Southern University’s campus. GSU’s Theatre South performance group will be bringing John Cariani’s play Almost, Maine to life in a short run from Oct. 16–18. A brainchild of the Cape Cod Theater Project back in 2002, Almost, Maine has been critically acclaimed as a sweet, smart romantic comedy that stands out in modern theatre. “It’s a series of small vignettes or small scenes that show the snapshots of these relationships as they are built and kind of come apart over the course of this night,” said Gage Crook, a GSU theatre major and the producer of the performance. “It’s not like one straight storyline; it’s a lot of small snapshots into these people’s lives. … We thought it would be a good low-key, non-intense play to do around midterms that would give people a chance to relax. It’s a really cute, funny little play. I think

the audience is going to really it.” As with all Theatre South productions, the show is completely student run, from the cast to the crew to the directing. The organization was created to support GSU’s Theatre and Performance program, of which all Theatre South players are a part. Crook said that the group gives students extra opportunities to refine their craft and explore different aspects of play production outside of the Theatre and

Performance shows. For instance, this particular show is giving Crook his first experience with producing, but last "Almost, year he served as the Maine" director for Theatre Where? South’s production of Sanford Hall on GSU's The Complete Works of campus, room 1002 William Shakespeare, When? Abridged. Oct. 16–18, 7:30 p.m. In addition to giving its members How much? the opportunity to $5 for students, $8 for try on different hats, staff and community the group pushes for members creative thinking in the execution of its


On the fence? Check out the Connect website for a review of Almost, Maine and see what we thought!

material. Almost, Maine will take place not in Center for Art and Theatre’s black box theatre but in a lecture hall. This is partly because the space is already taken up by the set for GSU’s upcoming performance of The Government Inspector, but also because using unconventional performance spaces keeps the cast and crew on their toes. “It gives us a chance to think outside of the box in terms of staging, because you can have theatre anywhere,” Crook said. “Last year, when I did ‘Complete Works,’ we had it in a lecture hall as well … and it actually worked really well for the type of show. So it kind of pushes us out of our comfort zone and makes us think out of the box in ways that we wouldn’t necessarily have to if we were in a traditional performance space.” Tickets for Almost, Maine will be available outside Room 1002 in Sanford Hall on all three nights of the performance, but interested parties can secure their seats by emailing the group at Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for staff and community members. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. each night.w


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Eagles rule the Sun Belt roost at 4-0 For the first time in the history of the Sun Belt Conference, a first-year member is off to a 4-0 start in conference play. Georgia Southern ran its overall record to 5-2 and kept its conference record unblemished with a 47-24 win over Alex Idaho Saturday night. The Eagles had an impressive night on offense as they rolled up 550 total yards — 7.5 yards per play. You will win a bunch of games if you average 7.5 yards every time you snap the ball. Quarterback Kevin Ellison completed seven of 11 passes for 96 yards

and a touchdown. He also ran for 32 yards and two touchdowns. Favian Upshaw looked good when he was in there too. He completed all four passes he threw for 105 yards and a touchdown. Running backs Matt Breida and L.A. Rambsy continued Brown their great work as they combined for 253 yards and a touchdown on 35 carries. Meanwhile, the Eagle defense gave up some yardage through the air, but held the Vandals to just 2.4 yards per carry on the ground and came up with a pick-six that sealed the


Georgia Southern wide receiver B.J. Johnson hauls in a 22-yard touchdown pass behind Idaho cornerback Delency Parham in the first quarter at Paulson Stadium Saturday.


Georgia Southern quarterback Kevin Ellison pumps his fist after weaving his way through the Idaho defensive on a 14-yard touchdown run in the third quarter at Paulson Stadium Saturday. win. And as great as the offense was, the game ball is going to go to the defensive side of the ball. This week’s Tattler Game Ball goes to safety Matt Dobson. After two straight scores late in the third quarter, Idaho had cut a comfortable 33-10 Eagle lead to 33-24. The Vandals had the ball back early in the fourth quarter. That’s when Dobson stepped in and picked off a pass, running it back for a touchdown, and the crowd at Paulson breathed much easier. Georgia Southern rolls into a bye week with a four-game winning streak and at the top of the Sun Belt standings. As of our print deadline, there are still four teams without a loss in conference play: Arkansas State (4-2, 2-0), Texas State (3-2, 1-0) and Louisiana-Lafayette (2-3, 1-0). Lafayette and Texas State will square off Tuesday night — so we are now down to three unbeaten teams. At the bottom of the Sun Belt, things are pretty bad. Three teams (Troy, Georgia State and Appalachian State) are 1-5 and Idaho is 0-6. New Mexico State is the best of that bunch at 2-5. Those five teams’ combined five wins all either came over each other or an FCS team. Like I said, it’s ugly. Appalachian State lost to FCS member Liberty 55-48 at home in overtime Saturday. The natives are getting restless in Boone. As we have reached a bye week

and passed the midway point of the season, I think things have gone about as well as Georgia Southern could have realistically hoped for. I don’t like to play the “what if ” game, but for just a second, let’s imagine if Southern could have punched in that fourth quarter touchdown at NC State to stretch the lead to 27-10. And then, if the replay officials at Georgia Tech had not completely botched the review and overturned the call on the field — or if that ball had never been pitched in traffic in the first place — and the Eagles hold on and run out the clock. Georgia Southern is so close to being 7-0 with two wins over ACC schools on the road. The Eagles would very likely be either in the Top 25 or knocking on the door pretty hard. As a first year FBS program, could you imagine how huge that would be? Exciting things are happening in Statesboro. It’s fun to think about, but let’s focus on the here and now. Georgia Southern is 5-2, in first place in the Sun Belt and going into a bye week. Then the Eagles get to play an opponent we have all been licking our chops to play since they announced they would be starting up a football program. Georgia Southern finally gets its shot at Georgia State next weekend. Enjoy your week off, Eagle Nation. We’ll see you at the Georgia Dome next Saturday.w


'NBA 2K15': Buggy, but still better

expect your own face to scan in as well; some players have ended up with Frankensteinian avatars.

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With the 16th less work in upgrading and installment of the NBA 2K improving your player. franchise, developer Visual Of course, everything hasn't Concepts and publisher gone over without a hitch. 2K Sports have delivered Again this year, the bomyet another stunning basbardment on the 2K servers ketball simulation game ruined all the online game in NBA 2K15. The game modes and rendered them Tim Webb features Kevin Durant of unplayable on the release SPECIAL the Oklahoma Thunder as this year’s date. However when they do work, With a sleeker presentation and an improved physics and movement system, 'NBA cover athlete and players can create and 2K15' is the best game in the NBA 2K series thus far. includes a soundtrack join crews with their REVIEW curated by Pharrel friends and even play Williams. Once again, full NBA games in the 'NBA 2K15' PlayStation camera or Xbox Kinect. finally feels much better without the the game is sure to Jordan Rec Center. Unfortunately, the scan feature hasn't awkward animations where players please basketball fans The worst problem worked to perfection and has created would get stuck. Although the preand gamers alike. with the game this some monster-like players that have sentation and gameplay is superb, Developer: Visual Concepts year was the popular Most notable in been shared and laughed at on social there are some server problems and Publisher: 2K Sports this year’s iteration and welcomed face networks. a humorous face-scan glitch. NBA are the vast improve- Platforms: Microsoft scan that was added NBA 2K15 has done a massive 2K15 is still strong despite the server Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One, ments to both player to digitally map overhaul that has produced a beauproblems and hopefully they fix it PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 spacing and the your face onto the tiful game with smooth controls to make this one of the best game overall presentation MyPlayer using the and improved gameplay. Spacing releases this year.w of the game. Where players used to get unrealistically stuck in past versions of 2K, the players now receive more realistic spacing and animations in game. The improved physics and movement system are very welcomed changes that took too long to update. The presentation is also much cleaner, with press conferences and player discussions appearing more natural. There is even a new pregame segment featuring Shaquille O'Neal and Ernie Johnson to add some entertaining commentary during load times. Another added bonus is the weekly live-action show called "NBA 2KTV," which has interviews, behind-the-scenes videos, tips from Visual Concepts and in-game currency giveaways. The new MyCareer mode is by far my favorite upgraded game mode thus far. Instead of being a star college draft pick, this year the player assumes the role of an undrafted player who has to earn his spot on a team and in the NBA. Player attriSPECIAL butes have also been revamped and The graphics for the in-game players, like Kevin Durant above, are a cut above past iterations of the NBA 2K games. Just don't more streamlined so that there is

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14 Special to Connect Rick Bragg, a Pulitzer Prizewinning author and journalist, and a frequent contributor to 'Southern Living' and 'Garden & Gun' magazines, will be headlining this year's Write Place Writer's Festival (Oct. 17) at the GSU Performing Arts Center.

Write Place Festival to feature Rick Bragg Statesboro’s Fourth Annual Write Place Festival will be held on Friday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in Georgia Southern's Performing Arts Center. This year’s headliner will be critically acclaimed Pulitzer Prize winning author Rick Bragg. Bragg will be sharing excerpts from his latest book, a biography of rockabilly legend Jerry Lee Lewis, Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story. Other featured writers include Write Place hall-of-famers Janisse Ray, Kathy Bradley and Maya Van Wagenen. Bragg was born and raised in Alabama, and his novels are a true testament to the rich culture and heritage of the South. His critically acclaimed books include New York Times Best-Seller and Notable Book of the Year All Over but the Shoutin’, Ava’s Man and Somebody Told Me. Bragg received a Pulitzer Prize for journalism as a national correspondent for the New York Times, covering such topics as the Oklahoma City Bombing, the Jonesboro killings and the Susan Smith trial. He is currently a feature writer for Southern Living and Garden & Gun magazines. “I am so proud that Georgia Southern is once again part of the Write Place Festival,” commented

Georgia Southern President Dr. Brooks Keel. “As an institution of higher learning and exceptional arts programs, we pride ourselves on being a center for culture and creativity. This festival has become a way to showcase the talented writers we have right here on the Georgia Southern University campus and in the City of Statesboro. This year, we celebrate all of the decorated authors who find inspiration each and every day by living and publishing in cities across the South.” The festival showcases Statesboro and Georgia Southern University, home to the only writing and linguistics degree in Georgia, as an area rich in Southern mystique and the birthplace of future Southern authors. “We are so excited for the fourth year of the Write Place Festival and for guest Rick Bragg! It is the Performing Arts Center’s first time hosting the festival, and having a Pulitzer Prize-winning author as our headliner is such an honor,” stated Carol Thompson, Director of the PAC. “We believe that Rick Bragg’s attendance this year will help grow this program in the future and will draw together Georgia Southern University and the city of Statesboro.”


“It’s amazing to me how far this program has come,” said Statesboro Convention & Visitors Bureau President Darin Van Tassell. “The vision has now grown into an event that includes a Pulitzer Prize-winning author. I can only imagine the impact this will have on the city of Statesboro and the festival for years to come.” Immediately following the festival’s public reading event, autographed copies of Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own

Story will be available for sale in cooperation with publisher Harper Collins and Books-A-Million. Janisse Ray, Kathy Bradley and Maya Van Wagenen will also have autographed books available for purchase. Tickets for The Write Place Festival are $5 for students and $10 for the general public, and are available at the Performing Arts Center ( pac).w

From left, authors Maya Van Wagenen, Kathy Bradley and Janisse Ray will be returning to this year's Write Place Festival to sign books, answer questions and commune with the aspiring writers of Statesboro. SPECIAL

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"Count...The Legend of Dracula" delivers Bram Stoker's classic in a ballet-based multimedia storytelling event like nothing the audience has seen before.

Dracula: Suspense. Horror. Dance? As Halloween approaches, various programs around town are looking to embrace the scary theme and give citizens a look into the supernatural. Statesboro Youth Ballet, with the help of the Neos Dance Theatre in Mansfield, Ohio, are gearing up to bring Count…The Legend of Dracula to Statesboro — in ballet form. Jurijs Safonovs, the director for Statesboro Youth Ballet, has worked closely with Bobby Wesner, the director of the Neos Dance Theater and choreographer for Count, and Michael Thomas, the writer of the show, to bring life to an old tale. Students between the ages of 6 and 20 from Statesboro Youth Ballet and other dance schools in the area will take the stage with professional dancers from Neos Oct. 17–18 at the Emma Kelly Theater, beginning at 7:30 p.m. each night, in a display featuring a variety of music, dance styles and special effects. The Georgia Southern Theater Department is working with the Averitt Center to provide

Info When? Oct. 17–18, 7:30 p.m. Where? Averitt Center for the Arts How much? $22 for general admission

props for the big event, which will exhibit fog machines, projections and other special effects to draw an emotional reaction from the audience. The storyline is said to progressed with the use of flashbacks, where the audience is constantly being transported between times and places to understand the relationships among main characters. Jurijs declares the show is meant to be viewed as a movie would and that attendees should “dress up and have fun” along with the cast. Jurijs Safonovs, originally from Latvia, was employed at the Neos Dance Theater for about five years where he worked with Bobby Wesner to help create choreography for the story

written by Michael Thomas based on the novel by Bram Stoker. Jurijs then moved to Statesboro to become the director of the youth ballet, a branch of the Averitt Center for the Arts. Just recently, in the spring, professional Neos dancers traveled to Statesboro to perform and the response from the public was overwhelmingly positive. The collaboration seen in Count is the result of an attempt to bring the Ohioan theater back to the 'Boro and incorporate Jurijs’ young students. Statesboro Youth Ballet, currently on East Main, is in its third year as a school and is waiting anxiously for their new facility, to be located on West Main. The new building will be much larger, allowing for plenty of room for the steady increase in students the program has had since starting. For ticket information and a chance to support the local community as well as kick off the Halloween season with suspense, horror and dance, contact the box office during business hours Tuesday through Friday from noon to 5:30 p.m. at (912) 212-2787.w

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Campus officials discuss Ebola response plan Members of the Georgia Southern University Pandemic Influenza and Emergency Infectious Disease Committee met today to discuss community and campus preparedness and response related to infectious diseases such as the Ebola virus and Influenza. University Health Services Medical Director and Staff Physician Brian DeLoach said the university has an updated response plan. “We have a robust triage process in place in our facility to identify and assess persons who present 'at-risk' based on travel and recent contact history,” said DeLoach. “We have a plan in place that dictates how we would respond to a situation in our facility.” In addition to discussing a response plan, DeLoach shared information

from a meeting held on Monday at East Georgia Regional Medical Center with hospital and local health department officials and local public safety and emergency services. “If we see a patient who is considered to be ‘at-risk’ based on travel history and the presence of symptoms compatible with Ebola, then our plan is to call our local EMS, and that patient would then be transported to East Georgia Regional Medical Center or another appropriate facility for further assessment,” DeLoach told the committee. DeLoach noted that each patient who is seen at the University’s Health Center, regardless of the reason, would be asked about their travel history within the last 21 days, which


This undated file image made available by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows the Ebola virus. A Texas health care worker who provided hospital care for Thomas Eric Duncan, who later died has tested positive for the virus, health officials said Sunday Oct. 12, 2014. Dr. David Varga, of the Texas Health Resource, says the worker was in full protective gear when they provided care to Duncan during his second visit to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. is a new recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The meeting also addressed the travels of international students. DeLoach reminded the committee that Ebola has a 21-day incubation period, and that all international students have been here longer than

21 days, so the current risk to the campus community is very low. Last weekend, the CDC confirmed the second diagnosed case of Ebola in the U.S. For more information about the University's Health Services visit healthservices.w

The Associated Press

'Gone Girl' tops box office for second week LOS ANGELES — Four new films couldn't catch Gone Girl at theaters this weekend. The Fox thriller starring Ben Affleck as a man whose wife goes missing is poised to top the box office for a second week with $26.8 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. Also starring Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl is based on the bestselling novel by Gillian Flynn, who adapted her book for the screen. "There's a mystery that's surrounding this movie," said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak. "To have an adult drama

like this hold up so well for two weekends in a row is really unusual." Universal's Dracula Untold opened in second place with $23.4 million. The Disney family romp, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, debuted in third with $19.1 million. Two Warner Bros. films round out the top five. The horror Annabelle claimed fourth place in its second week of release with $16.3 million, followed by the Robert Downey Jr.-Robert Duvall drama, The Judge, which debuted with $13.3 million. Lionsgate's erotic thriller


This image released by 20th Century Fox shows Ben Affleck in a scene from "Gone Girl." The 20th Century Fox thriller, which stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, premiered in theaters on Oct. 3. Addicted opened in seventh place with $7.6 million. The diversity of choices at theaters is making for robust post-

summer ticket sales, Dergarabedian said, "We're making up a lot of ground after a summer season that was down 15 percent." w


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Heavy Equipment

Lost brindle and white male pit bulldog. Non aggressive, beloved family pet, missing BayGall/Old River Road North/Rocky Ford Road area. Please call Thomas Hendrix at 912-536-7594.

Found Male Springer Spaniel

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Simply Southern Kennel

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The Walk in My Shoes Organization helps provide shoes, clothing, and other necessary items to needy children and families in Bulloch County. Please contact us if you have unwanted items that you would like to donate. Thank you for your support! “We’re helping kids… one step at a time” 331 S. Walnut St. Statesboro 912-541-2809

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Office Assistant Statesboro

Experience with Quickbooks, Microsoft Word, and Excel is preferred. Hourly rate will depend on experience. Please call 912-489-9777 after 2pm to apply.

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The Statesboro Herald has an immediate opening for an Assistant District Sales Manager. This is an entry level position; responsible for ensuring excellent newspaper delivery service to our 7000 customers in Bulloch and surrounding counties and supervision of our contract carriers. Must have good communication skills, good organizational skills, be able to handle delivery challenges on short notice and have the maturity and personality to provide exceptional customer service. Supervisory experience and or Circulation experience is preferred but not required. Applicant must have reliable transportation and valid GA driver’s license, liability insurance and good driving history. Good geographical knowledge of Bulloch and surrounding counties and basic computer skills are necessary. This is full time position with a full benefits package including, paid holidays, vacation, sick time, 401k, profit sharing and optional life, medical, dental and vision insurance. Position will require work on frequent weekends, holidays and early mornings. Apply in person at our office, located at One Proctor St. in Statesboro, during normal business hours Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Resumes may be mailed Attn: Circulation Manager, Statesboro Herald, P.O. Box 888, Statesboro, Georgia, 30459 or email delliott@ Interviews selected on the basis of information provided. No phone calls, please.


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Become a homecare giver with leading homecare provider in Georgia. If caring for others is your passion, then join our professional home care team and assist elderly and disabled in your community. HomeNurse is seeking applicants for Nursing Assistants and

Field Crew

Land Surveyor needs field crew member. Rodman or instrument man needed immediately. Experience Helpful. Full time work. Some benefits. Drug test required. Statesboro, Georgia. To apply please call 912-7642002 or email

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(Statesboro, GA). Shows and lease apartments, or condominiums to prospective residents. Assist the Property Manager in effectively managing the property from lease up to stabilization. Fax resumes to: 912871-7437.

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Treatment for Boro's underage drinking? “This is what has worked in another community, a lot larger than ours, at a university that’s a lot larger than ours, facing the very same problem. So there’s no need, in my opinion, to reinvent the wheel,” Turner said. The Oct. 7 Statesboro City Council packet, available online at, includes a copy of a “Youth Alcohol Enforcement Initiative” proposal prepared for the Athens-Clarke County Police Department in 2002. Athens’ enforcement practices are still based

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Area casting call for new crime drama Statesboro citizens will have a chance at stardom on Oct. 21, when StarrMaxx Media sets up shop in the Holiday Inn Express for a casting call for a new TV series. Auditions will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The new show, Clairvoyance, follows the investigations of detective Marissa Ellis, who inherits a box of unsolved case files after her dying grandmother bequeaths to her a magical pendant that gives her insight into the supernatural. It’s a blend of paranormal crime drama, science fiction, Southern folklore and technological development. Keep an eye on for details about how to prepare the audition and what to bring to ensure your big break. See you in the pictures, folks!w

managers and elected officials. From this input, the hospitality review panel would be formed. The board would help alcoholic beverage licensees monitor themselves, plan for training and education on compliance, and discuss possible enforcement actions, Turner said. The alcoholic beverage control officer would coordinate the enforcement activities, but other law enforcement personnel would still be involved in enforcement. Boyum suggested assigning the program and officer to a multi-jurisdiction agency. Turner had talked to AthensClarke’s police chief, and one Statesboro alcoholic beverage licensee has been invited to Athens to learn more about the program there, Turner said. This story ran on Sunday's (Oct. 12) edition of the Statesboro Herald. You can find the complete article online at or

ROUGH HANDLING — An 18-year-old woman told police she was at Cambridge/The Palms apartments when an unknown man asked her to take a shot of alcohol. When she refused, he grabbed her by the throat. Several other men she did not know also grabbed her and shoved her against a wall, damaging her cell phone, she said. SELLING FOOD STAMPS — Police questioned a man found in the Wal-Mart parking lot begging and soliciting after people reported him as suspicious. Two others were on the scene, a man and woman, who admitted having purchased $100 worth of food stamps from the suspect for $50. The offender was cited for begging and all three were asked to leave.


MAN WITH A GUN — A man entered Gnat’s Landing last week with a gun and waved it around, according to reports. A woman told police she felt the man endangered her and all patrons. The offender, identified in reports as a 56-year-old man, left, but warrants for his arrest for simple assault, disorderly conduct and reckless conduct were issued.

BLUE LIGHT JEWELRY HEIST — A Kmart Loss Prevention employee told police two men went behind the jewelry counter and stole about 45 gold and diamond rings ranging in price from $700 to $4,000 each. They were not apprehended. BIG MONEY — Last week, police responded to a traffic accident and reported a strong odor of marijuana emanating from a car involved. Witnesses told officers they saw the occupants of the car on the shoulder, near a construction area. Police found a bag with 10 ounces of marijuana and $12,500 cash. The case was turned over to the StatesboroBulloch County Crime Suppression team. No arrests were made by Statesboro police at the time. TURTLE COVE — Around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, a man and his adult sister fought after arguing over food. The woman said her brother struck her in the face, causing visible injuries. He said they argued over her not letting him upstairs to get the food she was hiding. He was arrested on battery charges.w


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After diagnosing Statesboro as having an underage drinking problem, police leaders this week proposed a treatment that involves hiring an alcoholic beverage control officer, creating a “hospitality review board” and giving licensees a role in policing themselves. The approach Statesboro Public Safety Director Wendell Turner outlined Tuesday for City Council is modeled on a plan developed for Athens-Clarke County, home of the University of Georgia, more than a decade ago.

on this plan. “All the same symptoms that we’re seeing today were actually seen in Athens, mid- to late-1990s and even early in the 1980s,” Turner said. Before going further into his proposal, Turner polled City Council members on their support for creating the position of an alcoholic beverage control officer. Councilman Phil Boyum had already backed this idea in an op-ed published Sept. 21 in the Statesboro Herald. Three of the other council members indicated their support. Councilman Travis Chance at first asked if he was being asked for official consent on an unofficial proposal. But Chance said, “I don’t have a problem with it,” when Turner explained that he was asking only for support in concept. The officer would at first hold “stakeholder meetings,” which Turner said could include public safety and health officials and representatives of the school system, the university and the religious community, as well as bar owners,

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Tenth annual Iron Eagle adventure run set for weekend Test your physical and mental skills in Georgia Southern University’s 10th annual Iron Eagle Challenge (IEC) at the Recreation Activity Center (RAC) on Saturday, Oct. 18, beginning at 9 a.m. The IEC adventure race leads twoperson race teams through obstacles on Georgia Southern’s campus, such as off-road and urban cycling, paddling and conquering many mystery challenges along the way. “The Iron Eagle will help participants to develop camaraderie in a challenging way,” said Phillip German, a graduate assistant at Southern Adventures. “It helps individuals problem solve, learn about themselves and have fun all at the same time.” German said to make sure you have a mountain bike, helmet, fun teammate, creative team name and

(if you wish) a costume. Returning participants are reminded that the race is taking place on a Saturday this year, as opposed to the traditional Friday afternoon schedule. Participants are required to bring a water bottle, a bike suitable for onand off-road cycling, and a helmet to the race. If participants are interested in renting a bicycle or helmet for the event, please stop by Southern Adventures and reserve one while supplies last. Each participant will receive a T-shirt and have a chance to win prizes including apparel and outdoor gear. “Come out and have fun!” German said. “We’re really excited about this year’s race, and know that participants, both new and returning, will really enjoy it!”

Registration is open to all individuals over the age of 16, whether affiliated with GSU or not, and will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16. The registration fee is $20 for GSU students and $40 for non-students. German is also the volunteer coordinator this year. If you are interested in volunteering to help facilitate the events or direct racers along the route, please contact him at phillip-german@georgiasouthern. edu. The first 40 volunteers will get a free shirt. For more information or to register for the race, visit If you have questions regarding the Iron Eagle Challenge, please contact Southern Adventures Program Director Mike Willett at mwillett@georgiasouthern. edu, or call CRI’s main office at (912) 478-5436.w

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Eugenia Last LIBRA (Sept. 23– Oct. 23) — You'll have problems with loved ones today. Avoid long, involved discussions or confrontations. Get involved in projects that you can do alone, and the issues that are causing uncertainty will eventually be resolved. SCORPIO (Oct. 24– Nov. 22) — Put your needs first. Your creativity will be stifled if you are constantly on the run, taking care of other people's responsibilities. Plan a relaxing evening and set your imagination free. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23– Dec. 21) — Check out a longterm investment. If you are working hard just to make ends meet, revamp your budget. Talk to a financial adviser to find a way to ease your stress. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22– Jan. 19) — Have a chat with someone causing you concern. If a situation you face is less than satisfactory, bring the issues into the

open. Don't let resentment or jealousy fester. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20– Feb. 19) — An argument will not turn in your favor. Once you have aired your opinions, move on. Rehashing the same issues over and over is not going to lead to a solution. PISCES (Feb. 20– March 20) — You are exceptionally creative. Surround yourself with people who inspire and enlighten you. You will come up with an idea that has the potential to generate some extra cash. ARIES (March 21– April 19) — Don't get lured back into a former relationship. You are likely to end up in the same place that didn't work for you before. Family members will be touchy. TAURUS (April 20–May 20) — Be true to yourself. If you are experiencing tension on the job, you should stay away from office politics and share your issues

with friends, not colleagues. GEMINI (May 21– June 20) — You will find yourself short of funds if you have not budgeted carefully. Don't get upset if someone in your life isn't perfect. Make allowances for those you love. CANCER (June 21– July 22) — You may be feeling uncertain and unsettled. Keep your mind on your tasks, and avoid emotional confrontations. Opposition is likely if you are too demanding or difficult. LEO (July 23–Aug. 22) — A little self-indulgence should be allowed. Pamper yourself with a new outfit or makeover. Do whatever makes you feel good or updates your look and boosts your confidence. VIRGO (Aug. 23– Sept. 22) — You may be tempted to help someone, but if you do, you will outspend your budget and fall short when it comes to your needs.w

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