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Statesboro and Bulloch County will Myrtle Smith Olliff, John Alphonso become “historically spooky” when the Mooney and Dr. R.J.H. DeLoach. “Tales from the Tomb” tours begin. The story of two Russian immiThe educational fundraiser for the grants, railroad workers who died Bulloch County Historical Society because of a “card game gone awry,” will be held Thursday, Oct. 9, starting will also be featured. A special guest at 5:30 p.m. at Statesboro’s Eastside spirit, William James, will also make an Cemetery on Northside Drive East, appearance, McGlamery said. said Joe McGlamery, the president of Mical Whitaker, the director of the Historical Society. the Statesboro Youth Theater at the The event offers “historical and Averitt Center for the Arts, will educational” tours every 15 portray James. minutes, he said. Tickets The tour will be held are available at the earlier in October Statesboro Herald for this year than in $10. previous years, Those taking the and will begin at tour will “meet” an earlier hour When? Oct. 9, several historical to accommodate beginning at 5:30 p.m. “spirits,” porthose who may trayed by local not wish to be Where? Eastside “trained actors,” out late. Cemetery, Statesboro he said. The For more event is the “drainformation How much? $10 per person matization of lives contact the of notable historic Statesboro Tickets? Purchase in perfigures” from the Herald at (912) son at 1 Proctor Street, or area. 764-9031, Tickets call (912) 764-9031 This year, the late are available at Bulloch County leaders the receptionist’s will include Mattie counter at the Lively, Charley P. Herald office at Olliff Sr., his wife 1 Proctor St.w

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GATA’s — Cornhole Tournament, 6 a.m.– 10 p.m. GSU Museum — 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. Statesboro Regional Library — Chess Time, 3–6 p.m. GSU Center for Art & Theatre — Race; a Play, 7:30 p.m., $5 for students, $10 for community members GSU Carol A. Carter Recital Hall — On the Verge series guest artist Blair McMillen, piano, 7:30–8:30 p.m., free and open to the public Mellow Mushroom — Trivia, 8 p.m.

Kiwanis Ogeechee Fairgrounds — 41st Annual Statesboro Service League Attic Sale, 7– 11 a.m.

GSU Museum — 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 Russell Union Rotunda — Homecoming 2014: Biggest Fan on Campus Tailgate, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. GSU Ceramics Studio — Empty Bowl Project: Open Studio, 2:30 p.m. Statesboro Regional Library — Needle Craft Group, 4–7 p.m. GSU Garden of the Coastal Plain — Rhythm and Brews, 7–10 p.m. Wild Wing Café — Beer pong, 9 p.m.

Locos — Trivia, 9 p.m.

Applebee’s — Live DJ, 9:30 p.m.–close

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

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GSU Wallis Tennis Center — Women’s Tennis Invitational, all day GSU Museum — 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 — F1rst Friday: Ag Night Out, 5–7 p.m. Averitt Center — “Johnny Mercer: Southern Songwriter for the World,” 7 p.m., free and open to the public Eagle Creek Brewing Co. — Matt Rogers, 6 p.m. Wild Wing Café — Matt Rogers, 10 p.m.

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HOMECOMING WEEK GSU Museum — 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 Russell Union Rotunda — Homecoming 2014: Southern Walk of Fame Kickoff, 11 a.m.– 2 p.m. GSU Russell Union Ballroom — Homecoming 2014: GSU Idol, 7 p.m.–9 p.m. GSU Carol A. Carter Recital Hall — Guest artist Michael Rickman, piano, 7:30–8:30 p.m. Locos — Cornhole tournament, 7 p.m. El Jalapeño — Live DJ and karaoke, 8–11 p.m. Retrievers — Bingo, 9 p.m.

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Did you feel that cool breeze? Hear the crunch of autumn leaves? Fall is coming, however slow it seems to be traveling. Eateries all over are working hard to provide fall-inspired treats in expectance of the season, with coffee shops at the head of the pack. A relatively new set of businesses on East Main, Cake and Cool Beanz, welcomes the chance to experiment with seasonal treats and beverages. The two separate businesses, housed in the same quaint building, work to create unique flavors that complement each other. The term “fall flavors” usually brings to mind pumpkin spice everything, but both businesses embrace the cliché and transformed a tired taste into something craveable. The pumpkin spice iced coffee I chose was a pleasant surprise to taste buds that were expecting something overly pumpkin or overly spiced. The two tastes were blended so perfectly that picking out just one of the flavors was impossible. I paired a pumpkin spice cupcake with the coffee. “Heavenly” doesn’t even begin to describe this confection. The cream cheese icing was just sweet enough to balance out the earthy spiciness of the pumpkin. In an attempt to get away from the pumpkin side of fall, I went in a new direction. A cinnamon apple muffin caught my eye and I chose a salted caramel latte to go with it. The muffin had an apple pie and cinnamon cake filling, with oats and Granny Smith apple chunks sprinkled on top to add texture. The latte was delightfully sweet with a salty after-note. You eat with your eyes first, as they say, and based on their presentation the two businesses have different culinary points of view on the truth of this maxim. Cool Beanz

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Starting at the top left and moving clockwise, you're looking at CAKE Bakery's cinnamon apple muffin next to a pumpkin spice iced coffee from Cool Beanz. The simple design of Cool Beanz's coffee sleeve is modest compared to the great taste of the salted caramel latte, which, like the pumpkin spice cupcake, delivers delicious and cozy fall flavors. uses plain nondescript containers, allowing the coffee to speak for itself, while CAKE enhances the presentation of the already glamorous pastries with mismatched floral china, creating an elegant feel. David Hoyle, the proprietor of Cool Beanz, was very willing to discuss different coffee processes with me and was more knowledgeable and passionate about his business trade than many people. He

described how he uses locally roasted beans for his coffee creations but admitted to using the term loosely, indicating that both Savannah and Augusta were considered local enough. However, he did mention that he has a roaster himself, and can roast small batches of beans. Overall, it was a great place to hang out, talk, and enjoy these delights that were obviously made with love.w


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Great game, Eagles, but clean up your act the start. Southern jumped on the Mountaineers early and the atmosphere at Paulson Stadium was absolutely electric all night. The majority of the stadium never sat down during the course of the evening, Brown and a nationwide television audience saw Georgia Southern pound Appalachian State 34-14. Not to brag, but if you go back and look at last week’s Tattler Prediction, somebody nailed it. Maybe I should just quit now — it’ll never happen again. Tattler Game Ball: Kevin Ellison. The Eagles’ quarterback ran for 151 yards and one touchdown on 21 carries and threw for 73 yards and a touchdown en route to Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Week honors. Matt Breida had another big game as he tallied 135 yards on just 12 carries. He also scored the Eagles’ first touchdown on a 56-yard first-quarter run. It was a fun night at Our House. I hate to bring the mood down, but the one negative I took away from the game was the number of people who thought they were being cool SCOTT BRYANT/staff by throwing things Georgia Southern student Joseph Randall, 20, of Kennesaw on the field. Sure, expresses his opinion of Appalachian State during Thursday's the likelihood of nationally televised game. Friendly trash-talk is fine, guys, someone actually but let's keep the projectiles to a minimum. being hurt by card-

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Georgia Southern quarterback Kevin Ellison, center, holds off Appalachian State defensive back Doug Middleton as he breaks through the middle of the defense during a third quarter run at Paulson Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 25. Ellison rushed for 151 yards in Georgia Southern's 34-14 victory. board discs being thrown like Frisbees was pretty low. But it’s still illegal and eventually resulted in a 15-yard penalty against the team we were all there to support. Throwing things on the field isn’t cute. In fact, it makes you a tool. So stop it. Be better than that, Georgia Southern. Now back to the good weekend in the Eagle Nation. How about Jerick McKinnon? After all the talk of how much the Vikings loved McKinnon, he had only seen a few touches over the first three weeks of the season. That all changed in Week 4. The former Eagle gashed the Falcons’ defense for 135 yards rushing on 18 carries. He also caught a pass for 17 yards and had what was called a touchdown on the field reversed because he was ruled down about a foot short of the goal line. While he still awaits his first professional score, he definitely earned more of a role in Minnesota’s offense going forward. And let’s not forget about J.J. Wilcox. After the move to defense for his final year at Georgia Southern, he’s the starting safety for the Dallas Cowboys. Wilcox recovered a fumble Sunday night against the Saints. He has yet to record an interception, but that moment is coming. And right now his starting job seems pretty safe as the Cowboys are pretty high on

him. Keep making plays, guys! Looking ahead to this coming weekend, Georgia Southern will head to New Mexico State for a Saturdaynight conference matchup with the Aggies. The Eagles’ next four games are against four of the worst teams in all of FBS. The combined record of New Mexico State, Idaho, Georgia State and Troy is 3-15. And those three wins are made up of two over FCS teams and one because New Mexico State and Georgia State have played each other and somebody had to win. The Eagles can’t get cocky though. Although Southern will likely be double-digit favorites in all of these games, these teams are capable of pulling the upset if overlooked. So let’s take it one game at a time. New Mexico State has an experienced offensive line. We have seen the GSU secondary be a bit vulnerable to the pass — especially if the quarterback has time. The Aggies are coming off a lopsided 63-7 loss at LSU and are 2-3 on the season. Southern has had a long week after playing on Thursday, and the Eagles have been prepared for every game thus far. Let’s hope that trend continues. Tattler Prediction: I called the score perfectly last week, so expect this one to be way off. Eagles 38, Aggies 17w

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Return to Middle-earth in 'Shadow of Mordor' Satisfying my inner geek into fights in an all-out and revolutionizing my brawl. However, unlike the favorite author's world, characters in the two aforedevelopers Monolith mentioned titles, Tailon Productions and Behaviour may find himself having to Interactive have released retreat from battles if the Middle-earth: Shadow of numbers aren't in his favor Mordor, an action roleor his skills aren't up to the Tim Webb playing game set in J.R.R. task. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings The game is beautiful to look at universe. and the added REVIEW Published by environment Warner Bros. of Tolkien's 'Middle-earth: Interactive universe Shadow of Mordor' Entertainment, makes it one the game takes of the best place between game worlds the books The to date. The Developers: Monolith Productions and Hobbit and combat and Behaviour Interactive The Lord of the gore are Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Rings trilogy. realistic and Entertainment Gamers perfect for the Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, play as a battle-torn PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One ranger named setting. Also, a Tailon, who superb sound has wraith-like abilities. The game design adds to the fantasy world and is open-world and gives the players beasts found within it. the choice to do side missions and traverse around the world with freedom. At the start of the mission, players can choose to create new characters and customize Tailon. In-game characters will develop as Tailon interacts with them through an in-game system called the Nemesis System. The way Tailon treats characters throughout the game will affect how they treat or see him in future encounters. Players can customize Tailon throughout the game via two skill trees for both Ranger abilities and Wraith abilities. The Ranger abilities allow Tailon to move silently without attracting enemy attention, while the Wraith abilities allow him to impose his will on enemies so that they can gather information or even kill for him. The game can be compared to Batman: Arkham games or Assassin's Creed titles in that you can stealthily take out enemies or go headfirst

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As Tailon, the Wraith-like Ranger, players can take out the baddies of Middle-earth in stealthy ambush or full-frontal assault in the new interactive role-playing game based on J.R.R. Tolkien's 'Lord of the Rings' universe. Like Assassin's Creed, players may find some issues with the camera angles at times while fighting, but not so much as to make the game bad. The story seems somewhat rushed at times, as the game introduces characters out of the blue with no back-story at all. Also, a lot of the better features or skills for Tailon aren't seen until at least halfway through the game.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is a welcome change to the openworld video game genre and a sure sleeper hit among games this year. I was pleasantly surprised at the fluid combat and was happy to be within the world of Middle-earth. Challenging combat and an advanced skills tree will be a joy to gamers and the outstanding graphics and audio will only add to it.w

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The second annual GreenFest, an Once you arrive at your tailgating all-day sustainability event for the destination, be sure to use reusable community, will be held on Oct. 4 materials for food and drinks, such at the Bulloch County Courthouse as cups, plates and even napkins. with the help of over 30 vendors. Put If you do choose to serve food on on by Georgia Southern’s Center for products that are “one-use only” Sustainability with a little help but of recyclable materials, the from Downtown Statesboro Center for Sustainability Development Authority, provides recycle bags Greenfest advertises live for aluminum cans music, activities, and and bottles for your even workshops for tailgate. The guests to learn more about green living. Center for The full Sustainability schedule for the works hard When? Oct. 4, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. event lists music to keep the Where? The courthouse from Pladd Dot, Georgia lawn in downtown Statesboro storytelling by Southern How much? Nothing! the Statesboro campus as Why? Learn how to save money Regional eco-friendly by going green. There will be Library, and as possible. several workshops to teach you three workshops Just recently, how going green can help you as well as various every single stretch a shoestring budget. booths set up trashcan on around the square. campus was A recycled crafts paired with booth by the Averitt a recycle bin, Center for the arts, goensuring that one karts from the Clubhouse, is never more than a an electric car from Nissan few steps away. and many more vendors ready But that Coke bottle you to go green are expected to be a part just threw into the bin can become of the event as well. more than just another Coke bottle. As with any Georgia Southern GSU is partnering with Renew event, the coordinators are calling Merchandise to create apparel from for the college’s 20,000-plus students plastic bottles under the brand name to participate in the event and in the “One More Time,” to be sold at the process, get tips for greener houseuniversity bookstore. Even this year’s keeping and tailgates. The director GreenFest volunteer T-shirts are made of the Center for Sustainability, Lissa from recycled bottles. You can learn about the transforLeege, is prepared with suggestions mation process of bottles into fabric, to minimize a typical college student’s carbon footprint. find more tips for greener living and A major part of college (or living celebrate sustainability as a comin a college town) is rooting for your munity at GreenFest 2014. The event football team, usually with a tailgate. will run on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 9 Lissa suggests carpooling, which is a a.m.–1 p.m. and is free and open to great tip for nearly every group event. the public. w

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Statesboro stars will light up the night Fundraiser for Safe Haven sells out for the second year in a row This Thursday, familiar faces across Statesboro will dance the night away in a thrilling performance that serves as one of the city’s biggest and most popular fundraising events. Dancing with the Statesboro Stars raised around $85,000 for Safe Haven last year and aims to reach $100,000 with its fourth annual event on Oct. 2 — and given the growing popularity of the event, it just might make it. Safe Haven is an organization devoted to caring for victims of domestic violence, both physical and psychological. As its name suggests, it provides a facility to which people in abusive homes or relationships can escape for refuge and help of many different kinds. In addition to its on-site facilities — which include room and board for women and children needing somewhere to stay, children’s camps and rehabilitation services — Safe Haven provides legal advice, medical care, transportation assistance, help with school and childcare needs, a separate center for adult male victims of domestic violence and off-site transitional housing to help victims get back on their feet. Kimberly Williams, the associate director and legal advocate at Safe Haven, estimates that the local organization gets about 1200 crisis calls a year from the area it covers: Bulloch, Screven, Jenkins, Effingham, Candler and Washington counties. She said that almost 800 of those calls are from Bulloch County alone, with a high percentage coming in from Georgia Southern University or Ogeechee Technical College. With so many clients, all of this assistance takes time and a herculean effort on the part of Safe Haven’s staff. Just as important, however, is the money that enables the organization to provide the programs and assistance that it does. Safe Haven receives a flat amount of grant money every year,

but the amount has not adjusted over the years to account for Safe Haven’s growing client base. Rather than cut corners on the kinds of assistance they wanted to give their clients, the Statesboro Safe Haven staff got creative when it came to fundraising. That’s where Dancing with the Statesboro Stars came in. “We wanted to do something fun to give back to the community and at the same time raise money to help us with the services that our clients so desperately need,” Williams said. The event has become immensely popular. For the second year in a row, tickets sold out within the first half-hour of sales. This year’s sales were conducted in person through the Georgia Southern Performing Arts Center’s box office, and Safe Haven’s executive director, Debbie Vives, said that people lined up as early as 6:30 a.m. before the box office opened to make sure they got their tickets. “It really warms our heart,” Williams said. “It makes us feel so good — and we’re trying to come up

with new and better ideas next year to maybe do two shows.” The show, however, is only the tip of the iceberg. Part of the event’s strength comes not only through community response, but from the efforts of the dancers themselves. Throughout the months of training and preparation, Safe Haven conducted events for the 12 dancing teams to educate them about Safe Haven’s mission, facilities and services. In turn, the dancers carry Safe Haven’s story out into the community, making the awareness the event raises reach farther and last longer than simply a night on the stage. For instance, Corbett DeLoach, owner of DeLoach Exterminating, has been a longtime sponsor and donor for Safe Haven and the Dancing with the Statesboro Stars event, but the reality of local domestic abuse hit harder after he toured the Safe Haven facilities during the appreciation picnic for the dancers. “To know that the community I was born and raised in is offering a safe haven with people going through those struggles, and knowing that it’s right here in my community — I can be a part of that. Not just with Dancing with the Stars — but with the awareness that I can get out and say, ‘Look, this stuff happens right here in Bulloch County and not just across the nation.’”

Starring... Dr. Anthony B. Chappell Stacie McDaniel Scott Marchbanks Marsha Moore Amy Taulbee Benjii Lewis Dr. Charlene Lamar Justin Norris Carolyn Ethridge Jimmy McNeely Corbett DeLoach Alaina Peay Reagan Daly Bryan Realiza Stephen Maenpaa Ryan B. Marsh Jeff Yawn Jessica Zettler Daphne Totten Joey Cowart Jeff Thompson Katie Walker Heather Mills Devon Thompson

Do you know these dancers? Vote for your favorite team on the Dancing with the Statesboro Stars website!

Being a part of a good cause gives the dancers a sense of satisfaction, but the event is also, as DeLoach called it, “a tremendous amount of fun.” Many of the participants never saw themselves as dancers until they were paired up with their professional partners, and it has given them the chance to break out of their comfort zones and take on new challenges.

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Where to boogie in the Boro

"Thriller" If you have the soul for getting down, then there's no way you can resist this Halloween tradition. Once again, the Averitt Center for the Arts is teaching Michael Jackson's cult classic "Thriller" for the annual zombie parade to be performed at Scare on the Square Oct. 25. Mathyn Miller, the choreographer for the last two "Thriller" performances, is enthusiastic about keeping the zombie tradition alive for another year running. "I'm teaching the same choreography

from Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' video but with a little bit of my own in there," Miller said "I'm going to teach it really slow to the community so they can be involved and learn the dance. There's a little bit of a freestyle section where they can do whatever they like, so they can add in their own dance moves." Miller has already taught the first of the month's lessons, which take place every Tuesday afternoon from 6 to 7 p.m. However, this should not discourage anyone from coming to the next rehearsal. According to Miller, people pick up the dance in the middle of the month every year, so people should feel free to join in. "We have a lot of people show up kind of toward the middle of October, so we end up getting about 60 or 70 by the time it's through," she said. Community members of all ages come together to form the ranks of the dancing undead. Miller said that several members of the Georgia Southern theatre department will be coming to dance and to do the zombie makeup for the performance. There is no charge to dance, but the

The Swing Cat Society As they say, it don't mean a thing if you ain't got that swing, and that's the motto this GSU dance group lives by. The Swing Cats are an open community of dancers who love to Lindy, swing and shim-sham, and they welcome newcomers of all ages and levels of experience. "That's kind of what we're here for," said Megan Bowen, a Georgia Southern graduate who loved the group and the dance so much that she stuck around to be an instructor.  The Swing Cats' next big event is coming up on Oct. 18, when two Lindy Hop instructors from Knoxville come down for an all-day workshop to be capped off with a dance that night. "We thought it would be a good opportunity for our locals to see that the swing dance community extends far beyond Georgia Southern and Statesboro," Bowen said. The group is very beginner-friendly and hosts a beginner lesson for an hour before every dance, which usually happens once a month on Tuesday evenings. Dances are $5 for non-members, but a $15 membership fee for the semester gets you into every monthly dance and a few discounts on workshops. "We're always trying to recruit new members and we love having new people show up," Bowen said. "I think

it's what keeps you really interested. If it's just the same group every time, it's just not as exciting as having new people to dance with." If you want to try your hand at the Lindy Hop, drop by the Swing Cats' Facebook page for more information and to RSVP to the lesson.

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Dance Lessons at the Averitt Center

Modern dance, ballet, traditional ballroom, tap — The Averitt Center for the Arts has a little bit of everything. While it's a pricier option than the Swing Cat Society, the center's lessons branch out into many other types of dance. Ballroom lessons take place on Monday nights, and each session is a beginner lesson, so participants can start at any time. Lessons start at 7:30 p.m. and are open only to couples at a rate of $98 per couple, per month. The lessons run the gamut from swing to waltz and cha cha to tango. Lessons for tap, ballet, jazz and modern dance have different rates for individual dancers. For more details, contact Tony Phillips at the Averitt Center at (912) 212-2787. While the lessons themselves can be a bit expensive for college students, the Averitt Center is hosting a Fall Ball on Nov. 1 from 8 to 10 p.m., and the price is $15 per person or $25 per couple. The first 30 minutes of the ball will be a beginner dance lesson for newcomers. Tony Phillips, one of the center's dance instructors, said that the center tries to have a ball every semester for their dance students, but members of the community are welcome and enouraged to attend.w

Community members of all ages join the ranks of the dancing undead to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" during the annual zombie parade at Scare on the Square. SPECIAL TO CONNECT

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So you missed the window of opportunity and didn't get your ticket to Dancing with the Statesboro Stars, huh? Not to worry. We know that the disappointment of missing out on the event must be crushing, but Statesboro offers plenty of other ways to cut a rug in town. Take a look at some of these great local opportunities and you too can learn to dance like a Statesboro star — or at least have a lot of fun learning in the process.

practices will stop after the Scare in the Square event. Miller said that anyone who wants to participate should come by the Averitt Center's dance studio on Vine Street during rehearsal time. Be sure to bring some comfy clothes and socks to dance in.


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CLUES ACROSS 1. Makes lacework 5. ___s - goods to the poor 8. Tea spoonful (abbr.) 11. Margarines 13. 5th zodiac sign 14. Filled fried tortilla 15. Afrikaans 16. Tablet 17. Israeli politician Abba 18. La m__ ___ Sargasses 20. Town in Nigeria 21. Vestments 22. Builds up 25. W. Estes Blue Bloods character 30. Loosen a bottle cap 31. Heat unit 32. Body atrophy 33. Caused cell destruction 38. Cash machine 41. British molasses 43. Margulies drama 45. Astonishment 48. N.M. art colony 49. Baseball stat 50. One-edged cavalry sword 55. Southern lash 56. Actress Ryan 57. European shad 59. Snakelike fishes 60. Metal-bearing rock 61. Nobel Prize winner Fritz 62. Doctor of Education 63. Soviet Socialist Republic (abbr.) 64. Helicopter

CLUES DOWN 1. Tater ___ 2. Winglike structures 3. Rend 4. Disposed of to a purchaser 5. Llama pacos 6. Escaped fluid 7. Divided into sections 8. Delay until a later time 9. Strikebreakers 10. Opera soprano Lily 12. Point midway between S and SE 14. Udder protuberance 19. Dried up or withered 23. Stitch clothing 24. Tilted 25. Protrude 26. Nursing group 27. Mutual savings bank 28. Frozen water 29. Inferior substitute 34. Swerve off course 35. __ fi (slang), like “Star Wars”

36. Ferrell Xmas movie 37. River in NE Scotland 39. Preserves temperature of drinks 40. Parts of a whole 41. 2000 lbs. 42. Decays 44. __ counter, measures radiation 45. Expressed pleasure 46. Form 47. Vipers 48. Overly precious (British) 51. Express pleasure 52. Nonsense (slang) 53. Czech River 54. Cambodian monetary unit 58. No seats available

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STARS, from page 12

Amy Taulbee, the assistant director of career development at GSU, said that the competition has brought a bit of the fun home to her family. She said that her 8-year-old daughter has been helping her out with the basic gymnastics involved in her performance. “It’s a different fundraiser,” she said of the event. “It’s a great way to get to know the people involved with the project.” “It’s just a great cause to get involved in, and working with Kim and everybody at Safe Haven just makes it that much better,” said Heather Mills, another of the local stars who will appear on the stage Thursday night. Mills works as a value stream lead at Nordson Corporation, which has been a big supporter of Safe Haven since they lost an employee to domestic violence a few years ago. According to Mills, the loss hit everyone at the company hard, and they rally behind the cause every chance they get. “I couldn’t imagine anyone going through that and not having anyone

or anywhere to turn to," Mills said. "It kind of bothers me to think about it. So it’s great to help out. I enjoy dancing, so I’m like, ‘Why not go out and make a fool of myself, and raise some money while doing it?’” In the months building up to the main event, the dancing teams have been fundraising throughout the community in a competition to raise the most money for Safe Haven. Like in the TV show, the dancers can also raise money by getting people to vote for them online with a $1 donation that will go to Safe Haven. In addition to the ticket sales, money from votes make up a good chunk of the event’s earnings. While tickets are completely sold out for this year’s event, there is still time to participate through voting for the candidates at dancingwiththestatesborostars.com. Safe Haven will also put out a DVD of the show so that those who are unable to attend the event can enjoy the performances and support the organization’s cause. For more information about Safe Haven, visit their website at safehavenstatesboro.com. If you need to call for their services, call (912) 7644605.w

Associated Press

Drones for filmmaking win FAA approval WASHINGTON — The government granted six movie and television production companies permission to use drones for filming, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Thursday. Dozens of other industries are lined up to follow Hollywood's lead. Until now, the Federal Aviation Administration, which is part of the Transportation Department, had banned commercial drone operations with the exception of two oil companies in Alaska. The FAA permits come with limitations, including that the unmanned aircraft be used only in a restricted area, that they be flown under 400 feet

in altitude and that flights last no more than 30 minutes at a time. Nighttime flights are prohibited, and reality television shows or other unscripted events won't qualify for the permits. "Today's announcement is a significant milestone in broadening commercial (drone) use while ensuring we maintain our world-class safety record in all forms of flight," Foxx said. "These companies are blazing a trail that others are already following, offering the promise of new advances in agriculture and utility safety and maintenance." Tony Carmean, a partner in Aerial MOB of San Diego, predicted drones will fundamentally change moviemaking, providing directors with the ability to get shots they could never

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Julia P. Bryant Elementary School Principal Nate Pennington and partner Ryan Marsh, a winner in the first Dancing with the Statesboro Stars contest, put together a spunky Charleston routine for last year's fundraiser.

get before and making films more dynamic. Small drones with video cameras will be able to fly through a building and in and out of windows, for example, he said. They are also far less expensive than hiring a manned helicopter, he said. Brendan Schulman, a New York attorney who represents several drone operators and interest groups that have challenged the FAA's drone restrictions, said he is concerned that limitations attached to the drone permits may be so onerous that their benefits will be outweighed by the cost and the headache of complying. "I'm worried that it's too small a step forward and it's too narrowly limited," he said. Kenneth Quinn, an attorney with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman and a former FAA general counsel, said he expects other industries to oppose some of restrictions imposed on the movie drones, especially requirements that the drone operator have a private pilot's license and that there be a threeman crew. He said any risk to safety is too small to merit the restrictions. The only previous FAA permits for commercial drone operations were granted to ConocoPhillips and BP, two oil companies that have flown unmanned aircraft in unpopu-

lated areas of Alaska and over the Arctic Ocean. Both permits significantly limited how the drones could be used. But the commercial drone ban is being undermined daily. Many operators see no harm in flying small, lightweight drones, often no bigger than a backpack, despite FAA warnings that they could collide with manned aircraft or injure people on the ground. Even a congressman who is a member of the House committee that oversees the FAA, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., hired a photographer to produce a video of his wedding using a camera mounted on a small drone. The six production companies — Aerial MOB LLC, Astraeus Aerial, HeliVideo Productions LLC, Pictorvision Inc., Vortex Aerial and Snaproll Media LLC — have been working with the Motion Picture Association of America for two years to win FAA approval. A seventh aerial video company that applied with the other companies, Flying-Cam Inc., has been asked by the FAA to supply additional information. Drones have already been used in in filming some movies overseas, including Skyfall and Transformers: Age of Extinction.w


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Now Playing October Movie Releases Oct. 3: Gone Girl

Addicted

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Oct. 17: Fury As the Allies make their final push in Europe, a battle-hardened army sergeant commands a Sherman tank and her crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines.

The demonic doll from The Conjuring gets her very own feature in this spin-off.

The Good Lie An American woman (Reese Witherspoon) helps young Sudanese refugees adjust to new lives in America.

The Book of Life Manolo, a conflicted hero and dreamer, sets off on an epic quest through magical, mythical and wondrous worlds in order to rescue his one true love and defend his village.

Oct. 10: The Judge

Men, Women and Children This film details the various ways social media and the Internet have affected the relationships between the story's characters.

Robert Downey Jr. plays a lawyer who heads home when his father, a judge, is implicated as a murder suspect.

Dracula Untold Prince Vlad III trades his humanity for the power to defend his people from the Ottoman onslaught.

Oct. 24: Ouija A group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.

John Wick An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters who took everything from him.

Oct. 31: Nightcrawler

A young man stumbles upon the underground world of L.A.'s freelance crime journalism. SOURCE: Fandango

ARIES (March 21–April 19) — Keep your creative ideas under wraps. It's likely that you will find a market for your innovations, but this is not the right time to say goodbye to your current employer. TAURUS (April 20–May 20) — Love and romance will be at the top of your list. Sharing your feelings and dreams with someone special will strengthen your bonds and give you insight into the future. GEMINI (May 21–June 20) — Residential changes are imminent. Get started redecorating or renovating. Legal and real estate issues will come to a favorable conclusion. Make your next move with confidence. CANCER (June 21–July 22) — You are in a high creative cycle. You will be able to make the most of every situation if you let intuition guide you. Complete your plans. LEO (July 23–Aug. 22) — All work and no play is unhealthy and unnecessary. Prepare something that you can do with your peers, colleagues, friends or family in order to reduce your stress level and build closer relationships. VIRGO (Aug. 23–Sept. 22) — Stay on equal terms in a personal relationship. If you are constantly making concessions just to please someone, it's time to start a dialogue and share your grievances. Ease your mind by voicing your concerns.w

Holli Saxon Deal FREE FOOD — Or so he thought. A man who shoplifted around $400 worth of groceries from Walmart by wheeling them out without paying likely ended up paying way more than that just to be bonded out of jail. He was charged with underage possession of alcohol, since he apparently stole booze, and with theft by shoplifting. ANSWER THE DOOR — No, you answer it! A couple who were arguing prompted someone to call police. Once officers arrived, the two argued over

who would answer the door, and when neither did, officers forced their way into the home. There was no evidence of a physical fight and the couple said the argument was only verbal. LOOK AT ME — A man went to jail last week just because he was showing off. A woman reported a man exposing himself to passing vehicles, and a Georgia State Patrol trooper caught up with the foolish flasher. He was arrested. DANGEROUSLY DRUNK — An underage man who fell from a moving vehicle at Dingus Magee’s was arrested on public intoxication and underage possession of alcohol charges. He is 19.w

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A husband becomes the prime suspect in his wife's disappearance after she vanishes on their fifth wedding anniversary.

A woman with a sex addiction pursues a dangerous secret life.

LIBRA (Sept. 23–Oct. 23) — By the time you explain what you want done, you could have completed the work yourself. Take time to do the things you enjoy most. You deserve some fun. SCORPIO (Oct. 24–Nov. 22) — Use your peers as sounding boards to get feedback regarding your next venture. You'll receive some worthwhile contributions and suggestions. Use whatever criticism you receive to your benefit. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23– Dec. 21) — Retreat to the sidelines and watch what develops. You should delay making any decisions or refinements to your plans until you are confident you can achieve success. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22– Jan. 19) — This is a fine time to move forward with a professional change that you've been contemplating. A minor windfall or a surprising reimbursement or gift can be expected. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20–Feb. 19) — Excessive personal, financial or emotional upheavals need to be avoided. Practice patience and learn to take gradual steps that will lead to a steady and positive future. PISCES (Feb. 20–March 20) — Create an opportunity to prove your value. You have the knowledge and personality to succeed, but your talents will go undiscovered if you don't display what you have to offer.


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