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Averitt STARS walk red carpet at Emma Awards The stars will be out in force when the Averitt Center for the Arts hosts its fourth annual Emma Awards to honor the best local actors, directors and visual artists in the community. Like Statesboro's own little slice of Hollywood, the Tony and Emmy awards-inspired event acts as a major fundraiser for the Averitt Center. The awards ceremony is set for June 6 in the Emma Kelly Theater beginning at 6 p.m. All members of the public are invited to attend. A showcase musical number, featuring cast members from previous Averitt STARS shows, will highlight songs from all past performances. Nominations for the Emma Awards were selected from the cast and crews from the Averitt STARS Community Theater's 2014-15 productions. There are two categories of winners — Critic's Choice and People's Choice — that give local actors, directors, choreographers and set designers a chance to earn recognition for their work with this season's community productions. The Critic's Choice Awards are

chosen by a select, anonymous committee, while the People's Choice Awards are based on popular vote. Both awards will be given in each category. Categories include Best Director, Best Actor and Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Actress, Best Set Design, Best Choreographer, Best Costumes and Best Show. Following the awards presentation, an after-party will be held in the new Whitaker Black Box Theater, where food and drinks will be served. Winners will walk the red carpet to show off their newly won awards. To cast your vote for the People's Choice Awards, you can vote online at or in person at the Averitt Center through June 5. Votes are $1 each, and you can vote as many times as you choose. All proceeds will help support the Averitt Center. Tickets for the Emma Awards are $25 for one or $40 for two and are on sale at the Emma Kelly Theater Box Office. For questions, tickets and voting information, contact the Averitt Center at (912) 212-2787.w

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I probably listened to swelling student debt, which Paramore’s song “Ain’t It Fun” news outlets are saying is more than any other track the highest in U.S. history. last summer, during my first That feeling of fear and stress professional job hunt. Fresh I mentioned earlier is the off the plane from Thailand, same plenty of us feel when overwhelmed with the appliwe check our student loan cation process and reeling from accounts and see all the payreverse culture shock, the song Brittani Howell ments we still have to make. helped me orient myself. And it doesn't exactly help Its snarky, biting lyrics could have you shake the feeling that you've wanbeen salt in a wound as I grew more dered into adulthood by mistake and and more discouraged of ever finding that, soon, someone is going to catch work I wanted. Instead, its “suck it up you at it and kick you out. That first and deal” attitude was remarkably reasjob — that first year, really — doesn't suring. It said to me, “You’re not just make you feel the way you thought you overreacting. This adulthood thing is would feel as an adult. Here's another piece of advice I've hard and frustrating. No one’s going to be particularly sorry for you, because heard over and over from the adults we’re all doing it right now, but we do I've looked to for guidance: No one understand. It’s hard, and it's okay that ever gets that feeling. you're finding it hard.” In plenty of ways, that's completely Putting this issue together triggered terrifying, isn't it? "There is no goal! a sort of muscle-memory response as There is no end for personal growth I read through articles about the diffiand development! You're just here, culty of the post-graduate job hunt and with no direction!" The realization soaring student debt. I remember that that "growing up" did not end, the way feeling of fear, worry and helplessness a class or a book ends, bothered me as I checked my email inbox and found deeply at first. I'm still not entirely sure that the jobs I'd applied to the previous I believe it. week had still not gotten back to me. But on the other hand, the idea It's a seizing up of the muscles, a tightof there being no actual definition of ening in your shoulders, a speeding adulthood is freeing and, at times, of the heart like a trapped rabbit. I delightful. You get to make up your remember a tightness in my chest and own definition, haters be damned, and an inability, for weeks, to take a deep it can be as zany and frivolous as you breath. I was later told this was sympwant it to be. Pay the bills and build tomatic of panic attacks. pillow forts. Eat popcorn for dinner I don't envy any of you on your first and cheesecake for breakfast, because your parents probably did it when you professional, post-graduate job hunt weren't looking. right now. But for those of you who Keep yourself as safe and happy and are just starting the search, let me tell you what professors and advisors and healthy as you deem it reasonable to parents told me. It's a piece of advice be. Life is crazy and weird and a lot I've found incredibly true, helpful and more flexible, when it comes to "staninsanely relieving: The first job in your dards of adulthood," than we were ever field is the hardest job you'll ever have really led to believe. to get. Once you're in, applying for Ain't it fun? other jobs and making headway gets Brittani Howell is the editor of Connect so, so much easier. Statesboro. If you'd like to reach out, shoot That doesn't make everything a message to editor@connectstatesboro. else easier, necessarily. For instance, com! w it doesn't exactly do much for the





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Averitt Center for the Arts — “Color Squared” quilt exhibit, 9 a.m.–close. Free and open to the public. Cornhole — Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, 7 p.m. Mellow Mushroom — Trivia, 8 p.m.

Splash in the ‘Boro — Family Fun Swim, 10 a.m. Averitt Center for the Arts — 2015 Emma Awards, 6 p.m.

Locos — Trivia, 9 p.m. Gnat’s Landing — DJ and karaoke, 9 p.m. Wild Wing Café — Trivia, 9 p.m.


Downtown Statesboro (Sea Island Bank parking lot) — Mainstreet Statesboro Farmers Market, 9 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.


Averitt Center for the Arts — “Color Squared” quilt exhibit, 9 a.m.–close. Free and open to the public. El Sombrero (Fair Rd.) — Trivia, 7:30–9:30 p.m.


Applebee’s — Live DJ, 9:30 p.m.–close

Locos — Cornhole tournament, 7 p.m.


El Jalapeño — Live DJ and karaoke, 8–11 p.m.

Millhouse — Amy Taylor, 9 p.m.

Bigshow’s Burgers and Bar (Brampton Ave.) — Trivia, 8–9 p.m. Dingus Magee’s — Trivia, 9 p.m.


Averitt Center for the Arts — “Color Squared” quilt exhibit, 9 a.m.–close. Free and open to the public.

Gnat’s Landing — Trivia, 6:30 p.m.

Applebee’s — Live DJ, 9:30 p.m.–close

GATA’s — Beer pong tournament, 8 p.m. Locos — Jam Session open mic night, 9 p.m.

Averitt Center for the Arts — “Color Squared” quilt exhibit, 9 a.m.–close. Free and open to the public.


Splash in the ‘Boro — Family Fun Swim, 10 a.m.

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

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



Averitt Center for the Arts — “Color Squared” quilt exhibit, 9 a.m.–close. Free and open to the public.


Wild Wing Café — Beer pong, 9 p.m.

Averitt Center for the Arts — “Color Squared” quilt exhibit, 9 a.m.–close. Free and open to the public.



Averitt Center for the Arts — “Color Squared” quilt exhibit, 9 a.m.–close. Free and open to the public.



ing lot) — Mainstreet Statesboro Farmers Market, 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.


GATA’s — Cornhole Tournament, 6 a.m.– 10 p.m. Cornhole — Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, 7 p.m. GSU Russell Union Theatre — “Focus.” Part of the Office of Student Activities’ free summer movie series. Open to the public. Mellow Mushroom — Trivia, 8 p.m. Locos — Trivia, 9 p.m. Gnat’s Landing — DJ and karaoke, 9 p.m. Wild Wing Café — Trivia, 9 p.m.

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Bigshow’s Burgers and Bar — Solomon's Ghost, Versus and At Heart, 7 p.m. Gnat’s Landing — Piano., 8 p.m.

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Averitt Center for the Arts — “Color Squared” quilt exhibit, 9 a.m.–close. Free and open to the public. Averitt Center for the Arts — Paint-N-Party. Recreate a provided work of art and give it your own creative spin! Bring a friend and your favorite beverage (including alcohol, if you’re older than 21). The class is $40 for non-members and covers all supplies, including your masterpiece on its 16x20 canvas. GSU Planetarium — Planetarium show: “Stars: Powerhouses of the Universe,” showing hourly from 6–9 p.m. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the lobby at 5 p.m. Tickets are free but limited. Donations of non-perishable food for the Statesboro Food Bank are appreciated but not required.

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Averitt Center for the Arts — “Color Squared” quilt exhibit, 9 a.m.–close. Free and open to the public. Locos — Cornhole tournament, 7 p.m. El Jalapeño — Live DJ and karaoke, 8–11 p.m. Bigshow’s Burgers and Bar (Brampton Ave.) — Trivia, 8–9 p.m. Dingus Magee’s — Trivia, 9 p.m.

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Averitt Center for the Arts — “Color Squared” quilt exhibit, 9 a.m.–close. Free and open to the public. Gnat’s Landing — Trivia, 6:30 p.m. GATA’s — Beer pong tournament, 8 p.m. Locos — Jam Session open mic night, 9 p.m.

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Police alerted to armed mob, find asparagus pickers BERLIN — Police in rural northeastern Germany rushed out to track down a reported mob of up to 15 people armed with knives and sticks. Instead, they found a group of asparagus harvesters. Police in the town of Ludwigslust said a man called their emergency number Saturday to report having seen "10 to 15 people armed with knives and sticks" on a local road. Within minutes, six police cars were on their way to the scene. Officers quickly discovered, however, that the group was asparagus harvesters walking along the road with their work tools as they went to take a lunch break.

Man named 'God' settles with credit rating agency NEW YORK — A New York City man whose first name is God has settled a lawsuit with a credit reporting agency that had refused to recognize his name as legitimate. Under the agreement reached in Brooklyn federal court this week, Equifax will enter God Gazarov's name into its database. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed. Gazarov, now with a robust 820 credit score, says he was shocked by Equifax's refusal to acknowledge his moniker.w

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Trinity Episcopal Church. “It’s a fun filled two hours with food, entertainment, and wine,” event coordinator Kania Greer said. With a silent auction, a live auction, live music and all you can eat and drink, this event is sure to be tons of fun. All monies and donations go straight to the local Humane Society of Statesboro and Bulloch County for their animal rescue and spay-and-neuter programs. This year’s goal is to raise at least $12,000 for the Humane Society. Guests can enjoy live music provided by Dr. Michael Braz, a pianist and professor at Georgia Southern University. Up for auction are a variety of antique furniture pieces, gift cards, artwork, overnight trips, handmade items and other collectables in a silent auction setting. A live auction will occur for those more desirable items. Tony Colvin, licensed auctioneer, will be in charge of that portion of the evening. To purchase your tickets for this fundraiser for just $20 each, you can see any Humane Society member, call (912) 681-9393, shop around the Humane Society’s store ReTails (which has some pretty great items), come by the adoption event at Petco in Statesboro June 6 (and play with some adorable animals), or show up at the door on the night of the event.w

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Good news and bad news for 2015 grads Good news: You're entering the strongest job market in nearly 10 years. Bad news: You're graduating with more debt that any class before you. Good news for the class of 2015: It appears to be graduating into the strongest job market in almost a decade. This year’s college seniors should have an easier time matching up with full-time work, says Aaron L. Jackson, professor of economics at Bentley University, in Quartz, because college grads since 2000 have struggled through repeat recessions. “The class of 2000 had to deal with the fall out from the burst dot-com bubble, and the class of 2009 had to deal with the brutal residue of the financialsector melt-down of 2008. Meanwhile, the job prospects for the class of 2015 look strong,” wrote Jackson. The U.S. added 223,000 jobs in April, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.4 percent, its lowest mark since May 2008.

A recent Gallup poll shows that Americans aren't entirely satisfied with how college is preparing students for the future. SPECIAL

Job growth is one the rise as baby boomers — who have been reluctant to leave the work force — are retiring. At the beginning of 2008, labor force participation was 66.2 percent, and has since fallen to 2.7 percent, and economists believe that most of the decline is due to baby boomers permanently leaving their jobs, making room for younger qualified workers, according to Jackson. At the same time that job prospects are looking up, the U.S. is producing fewer college grads, in part because of slugging job growth and soaring tuition costs. According to U.S. Census Bureau statistics, college enrollment dropped by close to half a million (463,000) between 2012 and 2013, and an almost equal number the year before, making a cumulative two-year drop of 930,000. This is larger than any drop before the recession.


This cap from Georgia Southern University's 2015 spring commencement is worried about the wrong problem. According to Deseret News, the class of 2015 is graduating into the best job market in a decade, but their diplomas come at a high cost. This year's college grads carry the most student debt on record, at an average of $35,000 apiece. This is both a blessing and a curse for 2015 grads, who are better placed for high-paying specialized work than their non-college grad peers. But at the same time, these grads will be saddled with a record amount of student debt. 2015 grads have paid a high price for their diplomas, carrying an average of $35,000 in student debt, the highest amount of any class to date, according to the Wall Street Journal. Adjusted for inflation, this year’s class graduates with double the debt of graduates 20 years ago. The Journal also reported that nearly 71 percent of grad-

uates will leave school this spring with loans, compared to 64 percent 10 years ago, and 50 percent 20 years ago. The total debt load of the class of 2015 is $68 billion — a staggering sum greater than the GDPs of the Dominican Republic, Afghanistan and Costa Rica. But looking on the bright side, these students have better prospects of paying down their loans, and making them pay off. “At the very least, these millennials should be grateful that they don’t have to face the bleak prospects confronted by the class of 2000 and the class of 2009,” said Jackson.w

Does college prepare students for careers? Gallup pole: Americans don't think so Only 13 percent of Americans feel confident that colleges are doing an effective job of preparing students for the future, according to a Gallup poll released April 24. "This is effectively a 'no confidence' vote in college graduates' work readiness," Gallup's Brandon Busteed wrote when the poll when released. "And if we don't work to fix it, there will be

catastrophic effects for the American education system and economy." According to Gallup, those who have college degrees are less likely to be confident in how universities are preparing students than those who do not. Only 6 percent of those with college degrees strongly believe graduates are "well-prepared for success

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eagle basketball 2015 signees

It's never too early for Eagle basketball Next year's team will be a young one, but watching them grow should be fun with just about anybody in the country when the shooters are hot — but when they aren’t, a big front court can get you those high percentage shots and tough rebounds. And that’s not at all a knock on any big men we have had lately — I just don’t feel like we have Brown had enough of them. But Georgia Southern added three of them this spring with the signing of 6’7” Jason Burnell, 6’8” Montae Glenn and 6’11” Wyatt Sikora. Burnell comes from the Providence School — winner of the 2015 Florida 3A state championship. He scored 26 points in the title game and was voted MVP of the tournament. He also comes from a basketball family has his father is the head coach at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville. Glenn led Carrollton High School to the GHSA 4A title game and was the 4A North Georgia Player of the Year in 2014-2015. He also earned 4A all-state honors from the AJC. At 6’8, 250 pounds, he adds not only height but plenty of size down low. Sikora is transferring to Georgia Southern from Stetson, where he played in 31 games as a freshman last season. Per NCAA transfer rules, he must sit out the 2015-2016 season, but will have three years of eligibility left when he gets on the floor next year. At nearly 7 feet tall, he will add all kinds of much-needed height inside. Plus, he can step out and shoot from behind the arc. On paper, this signing class is very impressive. This year’s team will be very young but loaded with talent. Boykins will transfer in as the only senior on the team. Kyle Doyle is the

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only rising junior who saw significant playing time last season. After losing seven seniors from last year’s team, 2015-2016 will probably be considered a rebuilding year. However, it may not be as rough as some may think. Five returning players — four of them as freshmen — played in at least 19 of the team’s 31 games last season. Three of those guys — Mike Hughes (30.3), Jake Allsmiller (21.2) and Kyle Doyle (12.1) — averaged double-

DeVince Boykins 6' 4" | 210 | G Marshall University East Rutherford H.S. | Forest City, N.C. Ike Smith 6' 4" | 195 | G Gainesville H.S. | Gainesville, Fla. Montae Glenn 6-8 | 250 | PF Carrolton H.S. | Carrolton, Ga.

digit minutes per game., so there will be some experience coming back. Watching this team grow up over the next few years should be a lot of fun. Speaking of the next few years, Head Coach Mark Byington was given a contract extension through the 2018-2019 season. I am excited for the future of the program. I believe Byington has things going in the right direction. Hopefully this extension is just a start and we can keep him around for a long time.w

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We have been pretty focused on baseball and golf over the last several weeks, but now that both of those seasons have ended, we can take a look at some of the other goings-on around Georgia Southern athletics. Let’s start with off-season Alex basketball news. Men’s basketball announced its 2015 signing class in mid-May. And I like what I see. The class features six signees — three guards and three forwards — and is highlighted by four-star point guard Tookie Brown out of Madison, Georgia. Brown was the GHSA 3A State Player of the Year and led Morgan County High School to the state championship as a junior. He originally signed with Mississippi State, but de-committed after a coaching change and signed with Georgia Southern this spring. Brown is a huge pick-up for the Eagles, but the other five members of this class are pretty doggone good too. Guard DaVince Boykins, older brother of current Eagle DeVonte Boykins, has already graduated from Marshall University and will be eligible to play this season as a senior with the Eagles. He shot 44 percent from three-point land last season with the Thundering Herd, and is also very good defensively. Guard Ike Smith was voted first team all-state in Florida this spring after leading Gainesville High School to a FHSAA 6A state runner-up season. He averaged 18.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. I feel like size has been lacking over the last several seasons. We can play

Tookie Brown 5' 11" | 180 | PG Morgan County H.S. | Madison, Ga.


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Gamers rejoice: Halo releases 'ODST' Halo fanboys and -girls to contact the can rejoice: Microsoft sent support forum for further out codes for the remastered assistance. version of Halo 3: ODST on Players that did not Xbox One. Xbox One gamers play between the dates who played Halo: The Master to receive the free code Chief Collection between the can still redeem the game dates of Nov. 11 and Dec. 19 add-on for purchase within Tim Webb have been receiving Xbox Live the Xbox Store for $4.99. messages to download Since the ODST the game. game is an add-on, PREVIEW According to a gamers will have to message on the "Halo own Halo: The Master 'Halo 3: ODST' Waypoint" app, "all Chief Collection to Developer: 343 Industries distributed codes will play it. Bonnie Ross Publisher: Microsoft Studios disappear from the infrom developer 343 Platform: Xbox One console message after Industries said the June 30, 2015, but will company sent out the still be redeemable." free code to thank Gamers who do not use the link in the players who were unfortunately console message by June 30 will have slammed with the launch issues of


'Halo 3: ODST' is available for free to players who played Halo's 'Master Chief Collection' during its fall launch period. Other players must buy the game separately. Halo: The Master Chief Collection. According to, Bonnie Ross said, "This has been a humbling experience and highlighted how we as a studio can — and need — to do better for Xbox fans around the world… We are so grateful to our fans who have stood by our side and we appreciate all of your patience as we worked through these issues." Not only has there been the

remastered release of ODST, but an update to The Master Chief Collection also included an update to Halo 2’s multiplayer map, "Relic." Now called "Remnant" on the new remastered version of the game, "Relic" is a multiplayer map that is revered for its huge size, making it a snipers' heaven. Set on a huge island on Installation 05, "Remnant" will give Halo gamers some additional to play alongside the free ODST add-on.w


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In-state tuition might be going extinct And it could be devastating for upward mobility

GALLUP, from page 8 in the workforce." When it comes to those without college degrees, the percentage rests at 18 percent. According to Busteed, Americans see college as the means to a good job, and the fact that many Americans aren't satisfied with how their college prepared them to enter the workforce could have devastating effects on the future of higher education. "If we don't have confidence that college graduates are prepared for the outcome (e.g., a good job) of a degree we value most, a lot of things start to unravel," Busteed wrote in his explanation of the poll (which

income bracket by taking advantage of the more affordable opportunities of well-regarded state universities will

have the presidency in their sights are working to curb the rising costs. The most recent proposal, and the most optimistic, is expected to come from Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who recently entered the presidential race as a Democrat. According to Bloomberg's Ali Elking, Sanders plans to propose legislation this week that will "provide tuition-free higher education to students at four-year colleges." It's an ambitious plan that one-ups President Obama's proposal earlier this year to make all community colleges tuition free by extending that benefit to fouryear public universities. According to Elkin, Sanders' plan "is modeled after the way many European nations handle the costs of college," and is expected to push Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton into proposing a plan of her own to cut college costs. "Countries like Germany, Denmark, Sweden and many more are providing free or inexpensive higher education for their young people," Elkin quotes Sanders as saying in a public statement. "They understand how important it is to be investing in their youth. We should be doing the same."w


‘(Other countries) understand how important it is to be investing in their youth. We should be doing the same.’ Bernie Sanders, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders

was also published by Quartz). The danger, Busteed argues, is that "when we need a relevant and effective higher education system more than ever, it appears to be breaking down on the measure that matters most." According to a report from last year by Junior Achievement, an organization that bills itself as "the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness," young Americans are growing up in "a knowledge society" and preparedness programs need to adapt to these developments in order to combat this lack of confidence. "They understand the power of

using information and knowledge to potentially change the world around them — and to better their own lives at the same time," the authors of the report said. Junior Achievement believes that the future of work readiness is in learning how to empower students to play to the generational strengths they have, and not feel tied down to old models. As the Gallup poll shows, American attitudes toward the effectiveness of college have soured. When Gallup conducted the same poll in 2012, 19 percent responded that they felt confidence in higher education's ability to prepare students. That's a drop of 5 percentage points in three years.

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But despite the loss of confidence, there are those who argue college is more important now than ever. The rapidly changing economy — which is likely the cause of many of the feelings that college isn't doing enough to prepare students for their careers — rewards a college degree more now than it did even 20 years ago. "Non-college-educated workers are substantially more likely to work in lower-paying service occupations than in the recent past," a recent report by The Hamilton Project concluded, which is probably why Busteed worries that a lack of faith in college might lead to different ways of entering the workforce... ways that ultimately prove less lucrative.w

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The concept of in-state tuition may be going extinct, which could mean upward mobility is in major trouble. "Over the last decade, state governments and universities have been chipping away at a pillar of American opportunity," The Upshot's Kevin Carey wrote on Monday, referring to the shrinking cost gap between in-state and outof-state tuition. "Part of this story is familiar to anyone who has watched public universities raise tuition and fees," he continued. "But there’s another, less obvious, part of the story. Many of the most elite public universities are steadily restricting the number of students who are allowed to pay in-state tuition in the first place." According to Carey, this "creeping privatization of elite public universities" has the potential to seriously limit "one of the most important paths to upward mobility." By eliminating cost reductions for the more prestigious state schools, he argues, those looking to get out of the lower-class

begin to find it increasingly more difficult to cover their tuition costs. The disappearance of benefits for in-state students is part of a larger trend, according to Carey, that contributes to the rocketing costs of college. According to the liberal think-tank Demos, college costs are rising so rapidly because of "declining support" from state governments. States are investing less in higher education, the report argues, and tuition is rocketing upward as a result. Because of this, politicians who

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which is characterized by feelings of sadness that often make completing tasks difficult and interfere with work, family, school and socializing. Marie Apke, chief operating officer of BDA, said in a statement that depression often goes untreated, and changes should be made to help those with depression. "Depression costs the economy more than $23 billion annually due to absenteeism," Apke said. "While recent public health initiatives continue to enhance and expand our understanding of the social and economic costs of depression, it's clear more work is needed to combat depression in the workplace." As a result of their survey, Petronzio reported BDA was advocating for better training to recognize depression. Psychotherapist Brooke Donatone said in a 2014 article for Slate there are many reasons millennials are experiencing higher rates of depression, including a delayed sense of adulthood. “People in their 20s no longer view themselves as adults,” Donatone said. “There are various plausible reasons for this, including longer life spans, helicopter parenting and fewer highpaying jobs that allow new college grads to be financially independent at a young age.”w

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Alcohol law changes on tap for city City Council stuck regarding how to treat 18- to 21-year-olds Statesboro City Council appears closer to voting on an Alcoholic Beverages Ordinance that would recognize the existence of bars and no longer describe them all as restaurants.

a special permit, put distinctive wristbands on those in the 18-21 bracket, and met other conditions. Not much was said Wednesday about Version B. Both versions were drafted before the governor signed a new state law.

New state law

How to draw the line was the most discussed point during Wednesday’s council work session. As part of a list of comments, the Bulloch County Alcohol and Drug Council and its director, Joyce Stubbs, asked for a definition of the word “bar.” Neither of the two proposed versions of the ordinance strictly defines a bar or nightclub. “If you use a strict definition, somebody is going to find a way around it,” City Attorney Alvin Leaphart told Stubbs. “If you make it overtly technical, there are going to be easier ways to avoid it, so the way the ordinance deals with it is more from a common-sense approach.” Both versions apply special rules to any place that that “by name, common usage, knowledge and/or understanding … constitutes a bar, night club, lounge or similar business.” The more restrictive Version A would prohibit everyone under 21 years old, the minimum drinking age, from entering these. Instead of a single definition, the proposed ordinance sets out indicators of what may constitute a bar, night club or lounge. These include a limited menu or no food service, the presence of a bar service that is the main way to order drinks, and more than half the place being standing-room only. Staying open after midnight, a cover charge that does not entitle the customer to a seat, and the use of security personnel would also be signs of bar-hood. But no single indicator would be definitive.

The 18-21 bracket

Enforcement The idea is to give the city’s Public Safety Department, which includes the police, the ability to look at a place and decide whether it is a restaurant or a nightclub. Owners could appeal the public safety director’s ruling to the city manager, and potentially to

the Bulloch County Superior Court. Version B would let patrons between 18 and 21 years old into a bar or nightclub, if it obtained

Another part of the proposed ordinance would restrict people under age 18 from remaining at certain restaurants that serve alcohol after 11 p.m. They could stay only if accompanied by a parent or guardian, or if the restaurant derives at least 60 percent of its annual revenue from prepared meals and offers an unlimited menu after 11 p.m. Councilman Phil Boyum suggested banning everyone under age 21 from restaurants that serve alcohol after their kitchens close, when they would become bars. After the meeting, he said his intent is to keep the ordinance easy to understand and enforce. “State law says that we’re not allowed to serve alcohol to anyone under the age of 21, and so my thinking is that any time an establishment, whether it’s a bar or a restaurant or whatever, primarily is serving alcohol, then no one under 21 should be coming into that establishment,” Boyum said. Mayor Jan Moore argued that this could only work if a transition time is spelled out in ordinance or individual licenses.w

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House Bill 152, which takes effect July 1, was enacted in response to the death of Michael J. Gatto, 18, last Aug. 28 after a violent encounter at the since-closed Rude Rudy’s nightclub in Statesboro. Among other things, “Michael’s Law” would prohibit anyone under 21 from entering a bar unless accompanied by a parent, guardian or spouse 21 or older, or unless the bar is hosting a live music or art performance with an admission charge. The law defines a bar as a place that derives 75 percent or more of its revenue from the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption. In relation to Statesboro’s existing, but minimally enforced, 50-percent rule, the state’s new 75-percent rule is really a 25-percent rule. In effect, it requires that a place make more than 25 percent of its income from something other than alcoholic drinks to avoid being labeled a bar.

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This photo provided by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Dwayne Johnson as Ray in a scene from the action thriller, "San Andreas."

Box office: 'San Andreas' shakes way to top LOS ANGELES — Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson out-muscled the competition at domestic movie theaters as the earthquake epic "San Andreas" hauled in an estimated $53.2 million over the weekend. It was Johnson's biggest debut for a non-sequel as the top-billed actor, according to box office tracker Rentrak. The action star helped the movie over-perform on the West Coast despite fears that audiences in earthquake-prone regions would stay away, said Dan Fellman, president of domestic distribution for Warner Bros., which distributed the film made by its New Line unit. "Some people felt they'd be a little nervous watching such a disaster hit both Los Angeles and San Francisco, but there was a curiosity factor," Fellman said. "They went, they packed the theaters and they liked it." "Aloha," the critically maligned romantic comedy from director Cameron Crowe, opened in sixth place with $10 million. The movie was dogged by controversy. Leaked emails from former Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chair Amy

Pascal last year labeled the "Aloha" script "ridiculous." Then, some Native Hawaiian groups opposed the title as misappropriating the concept of the word. An Asian American group criticized the use of a nearly all-white cast in a film shot in Hawaii, a heavily Asian island chain. A slew of critics slammed the movie — many calling it confusing, wondering if parts of it were missing, and saying it was Cameron's worst film ever despite the all-star cast of Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, and Rachel McAdams. They combined to give it a Rotten Tomatoes score of just 17 percent. Rory Bruer, Sony Pictures Entertainment's president of worldwide distribution, said "Aloha" did well enough with women aged 25-34 to overcome the negative buzz. The film cost about $37 million to make." "Ultimately, we are going to come out just fine on the movie. But more than anything we're proud of the film," he said. After showings, audiences gave "San Andreas" 3.5 out of 5 stars on average, while giving "Aloha" just 2 out of 5.w

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Holli Deal Saxon CART COLLECTOR — An officer on patrol found 38 shopping carts (21 from Bi-Lo, 14 from Wal-Mart Supercenter and three from Kmart) in a field. The total value of the carts was over $8,200, according to reports. STRANGER DANGER — Never let a strange dude sleep over. That’s what one man learned recently when he allowed an unknown man to stay in his motel room overnight. The unknown man stole the complainant’s shoes, boots, socks and seizure medications. MYSTERY GRAFFITI — Someone wrote “zoo” and “Sorry

4 the wait” on a wall at Park Place Apartments in black spray paint. We're really not sure why. YOU KNOW WHAT YOU DID — A man told deputies he was at his Highway 301 South home when a man he knows came to his house, yelling and screaming, “You know what you did.” The offender tried to hit the victim with a metal pipe, but the victim wrestled him to the floor and struck him in defense. When deputies asked the offender why he attacked the victim, he said the victim had “wiped genital sweat on his mouth” a month ago and he had just realized what happened.w


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