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ALTERNATIVES CONTENTS

COMMENTARY: Shock troops of bankruptcy by Ri.ch lowry • . . . . . . . . . . . .4

Who stole Hurry County's $4.5 million? by Paul Gable 5

Glenn's 10: 'Traveling Norihem KenUJcky" by Glenn Arnette III 6

Veterans Support Center by U. Gen. (ret.) James B. Vaught .7

Mentor awards presented al CCU by Mona Prufer ,.' 8

T ripAdvisor touts MyJ1le Beam by Mooique Newton . . . . . . . . . . . . " 9

ALTERNATIVES FEATURE:

Memorial Day cele.bralions expand by Paul Gable , 10-11

N.C. OOadles ideal fer 5001. fanliymps by olfVilbum , , 12

LEARNING ALONG THE WACCAMAW by Linda Ketron .....•.......... , .. ,13

"To Your Good Health" by Dr, Paul G. Donohue , . . , .. 14

Museum acquires Jim Harrison art collection by Katie McClean 16

EARTH TALK: Leiters and Answers 17

Strange But True I Celebr.ity Extra I Salome's Stars " , , , , ,18

Literary Page: by Mona PruferfBest Seller Lists , , , , , . . . . . . . . .. .,19

QpJleto brings acdarmedartist<; to Charl'eston .20

Museum to celebrale 8eadl Music Day by T ut UndelWCQ,j . . . . . . . • • • .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .21

COMMENTARY: "On my honor" by Robert Wilson , , , , , , . ,22

NIGHT LIFE & ENTERTAINMENT:

Beach Newz: Shoul!aboul Mike Fariss by Dariel 8endin!

Couch Theater lIin:atCrfnIr , Zl·:!)

GEEK STRAND: '3D DDs" by Ch~istopher A. Huff , , ,27

Dining with the Wente winemaker by Liz Milchell .28

Most popular baby names in South Caro'lina by Cornell Jenkins .29

COAST FEATURE:.

Elegance & fun on the high seas with SunCruz by Ton Meron

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BRIEFS ALOHG THE COAST

By Candace Howell

Setzer Joins A & I Fire and Water Restoration

A & I Fire and Water

Restoration announces the addition of Todd Seizer as the cornpany's new marketing director. Selzer will be handling market;ing, sales and public relations for the company. He will be based in the home office in Myrtle Beach, located at 1004 8th Avenue

North Extension.

Setzer's

in oommercial sales for Sherwin Williams.

A & I Fire and Water

Restoration has been in business for more than three decades on the Grand Strand.

"We are pleased to announce the addition of Todd and look forward to him growing with the company" said president Danny Isaac.

A charity luncheon and fashion show was held Monday, March 29 at Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. Sponsors for the event were Sunset River Marketplace, Victoria's Ragpatch in Calabash and the Calabash Garden Tea Room .. Net proceedsof $6.270 went to Brunswic.kFamily Assistance (BFA), a prlvate nonprofit agency that provides a range of programs and financial assistance to low-income families in Brunswick County, N.C. Shown here at the check presentation on Monday,. May 3 are (left to right) Wayne Hellman, chairman BFA board; Carol Phelps, BFA director; Ken Clark, Victoria's Ragpatch.; Ginny Lassiter, owner Sunset River Marketplace; and Debbie Bissette, event coordinator, Sunset River Mar.ketplace.

responsibilities will 'include the management of the sales and marketing departments.

Setzer is a native of Florence and has more than nine years experience in the sales industry. Setzer is a Coastal Carolina University graduate with a degree in marketing. Prior to joining the A & I team he worked

Clark Parker Wins Straw Poll at Republican Party Rally & Forum

First Congressional District Republican candidate, Clark Parker, won the straw poll at the Horry County Republican Party's Throw Down Hoe Down Rally and Forum.

Hundreds of voters flooded the grounds of Conway's Peanut Warehouse to offer support for candidates by cheering and casting ballots. The Harry County Republican Party held a straw poll to get a sense of where county support lies. Horry County accountant Clark Parker received the most votes, emerging as the region's choice for Congress.

Parker, the only candidate who is a lifelong resident of South Carolina's first district, is proving to many that a candidate from the north end of the district can win its Congressional seat. It has been 30 years since John Jenrette was Horry County's last native representative in Congress.

In his speech at the Rally, Parker relied on his background as a Gerti.fied Public Accountant to illustrate his understanding of the current economic crisis. He said thai "small businesses employ 80 percent of all employees" and that the key to replacing jobs is to "reduce the burden that is on those small businesses." He added that the interest rate on the federal debt is above 60 percent and "will increase to about 84 percent in 5 years." Parker noted some basic principles that need to be changed in Washington saying that we cannot spend more money than we take in and we must control the money that we are spending to make sure it is spent effective.ly and efficiently.

Parker made tour promises saying':

1 will never vole to raise your taxes. I will never vote for a budget that is not balanoed. I will. never vote to increase the

Clark. Parker.

size of federal government. will protect our family values. I will spend my energy promoting the First Congressional District to bring good jobs to this District.

Parker closed by imploring the crowd to get involved and become a part of the process.

Clark Parker is a Republican candidate for United States Congress in South Carolina's First Congressional District.

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The Shock Troops of Ban,kruptcy

By Rich Lowry

Greece's largest public-sector union is taking to the streets to wage a "social battle" against austerity measures ..

This is very unfortunate news for austerity, since it has never fought a battle - social or otherwise - with the unions in Greece that it hasn't lost in a rout. Although this time the stakes are much higher ~ a debt crisis with global implications that The Economist has dubbed "Acropolis Now."

The European Union and the International Monetary Fund have extended Greece a $145 billion bailout over three years in exchange for a budgetary clampdown so severe it would make even fiscal ascetics yelp in pain. As the financial analysts say, there's considerable "implementation r.isk."ln other words: Don'! hold your

- breath.

The Greeks got to this point the oldfashioned way: They spent more money on the public sector than they possibly could afford, and then lied about it. Last year, they announced that their deficit wasn't 3.7 percent of gross domestic product as advertised, but 12.7 percent. Only in Athens does a multiplier of more than 3 qualify as a rounding error.

Public wages and pension payments absorb half of the Greek national budget. The government doesn't know exactly how many people are in the civil service, since that would require competence. It's now undertaking a census. The guess is thai it's about one-in-three people. The constitution guarantees these jobs for life.

We will never be Greece. We aren't a Southern European country with an ingrained culture of tax avoidance and labor unrest. But our own shock troops of bankruptcy operate by Greek rules.

Growth in public-sector wages and benefits has been outstripping growth in the private sector. Some states and localities are effectively Greek isles within America. Commuter rail workers in New York get $120,000 in annual compensation on average and can retire with a full pension at age 55. In the fiscal wreck of California, teachers and prison workers are the highest paid in the country ..

Josh Barro of the Manhattan Institute advocates a clean way to pull back: a public-sector pay freeze. If states and localities had held their wage and benefit growth to the same level as the private sector during the past three years, Barre writes, states would have avoided $36 billion in red ink.

A lesson of Greece is that once the markets don't believe a debt-riddled government, they can turn on it quick,1y and savagely.. It's best not to get anywhere dose to that point.

By the calculations of Jagadeesh Gokhale of the Cato Institute, Greece's debt is 875 percent of its GOP when pension obligations are included. Sounds outlandish. But the figure for the U.S., including programs like Medicare and Social Security, is 500 percent. The worst thing we could do is to add to the burden with an onerous new spending program, pushed by the unions and justified with Greek-style budgetary math. Of course, that's a working definition of ObamaCare.

In Greek tragedy, the hero always realizes his own flaw or mistake too late. Something for retiring public-sector union honcho Andy Stern to contemplate as he takes his seat, amazingly enough, on President Barack Obama's debt commission.

Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.

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Subj: Karzai Visit Talking Points

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1. He is a Pashtun Sunnl Muslim.

2. He knows he must find and use several channels to communicate with and gain the cooperation of the 11 Pashtun Tribal Leaders (47% of the population and 60% of the land of Afghanistan) and other provincial leaders.

3. He knows that Osama bin Laden is an insurgent and former employee of the U.s. CIA who had nothing to do wi.th the 9/11 attacks. Osama bin Laden is not a member of al Oaeda as asserted by the Bush administration and others who blame him for 9l11.

4. He knows that the 11 Pashtun Tribal Leaders, the Tajiks (27% of the population) and other provincial leaders will not accept a so-called strong central government backed by a 100K man military and a 100K man police force.

5. He knows that he must find ways to placate and include the Tajiksin his government. They must occupy some important seats in his corrupt, influence riddled cabinet

6. He believes that the U.S. will continue to back his regime.

7. He believes we should ask the new British Prime Minister to get the despised

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8. He believes a new coalition made up of Chinese, South Koreans, Russians and others should replace the NATO Headquarters.

9. He believes the UN has been and will continue to be a useful helper.

1.0. He believes Pakistan's Swat Valley rebels are a force to be reckoned with.

11. He believes the 160 rn ill ion Sufi Muslims who live in Pakistan would like to establish a mutual friendship pact and stop the killings.

12. He believes the U.S. loqistlcs llfeline that runs through Karachi into southern Afghanistan should, and could, be better regulated to reduce its negative U.S. sponsored image.

13. He may believe Ihe announced, planned Kandahar offensive may be unnecessary and produce more innocent civilian deaths and another U.S. led, net negative surge enabled result.

14. He has a good working relationship with U.S. Ambassador Karl Eikenberry

15. And finally, he knows bullets and bombs will not settle the issues thai have caused many thousands of deaths, wounds and permanent disabling injuries to persons in Afghanistan over the past 30 years. He has a right to ask and wait for an answer to the question - why are. we still planning yet another "surge" enabled combat operation such as Kandahar? Would it not be better to sponsor a Karzai led surge for peace with all contestants invited, before we

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Who Stole Horry's $4.5 Million?

By Paul Gable

At the May 4th regular meeting of Harry County Council, Ms. Laura Best asked council members where was Horry County's money under the federal Workforce Investment Act.

According to information Best reported to council members, the federal government has provided approximately $8 million to the Harry, Georgetown and Williamsburg counties council of governments (COG).

Of this amount, Best estimated Horry County should have received 60 percent of the total funds, based on the respective populations of the three counties - approximately $5 million in round numbers,

Best said she had checked and Horry County had reoeived approximately 10 percent of this amount or $500K. Best then asked council, "What did you do to help Horry County Work Force Investment Board members to get it (the money)? Where did the 8 million go? Who got the money and what jobs were created?"

Council Chairman liz

Gilland said county council is not directly involved with the program other than she makes an appointment to the board when necessary.

"When that happens I have said do you know anyone interested in serving on the board as I have with all the board appointments I make," said Gilland.

"We had problems with that board and it was recently reconstituted," said Gilland. "I met with Peggy Torrey from the state Department of Commerce and the folks at the COG and other county chairman (Georgetown and Williamsburg). We just recently put together a new board and if it hasn't already been approved by the governor, it will shortly, then, they will move ahead."

The money Best referred to comes to Ihe state from the federal Department of Labor through provisions of Public

Law 105-220, commonly

called the "Workforce

Investment Act of 1998."

It was passed by the U.S.

Congress to help those citizens with little or no marketable job skills to obtain some so they can become productive workers with decent

paying jobs.

According to the federal law,each state's governor must appoint a state Workforce Investment Board comprised of members as set forth within Chapter 1. Section 111 of the law,

The governor appoints the state board chairperson and the state board develops and oversees implementation of the state plan to implement the act.

It is also the governor's responsibility to designate local workforce investment areas within the state, It appears that the various COG's throughout the state were des.ignated as workforce areas.

The chief elected officials in the local area, in this case the county chairs of the three counties served by the Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments, appoint members to the local Workforce Investment Board according to provisions set forth in the public law.

Of note here, provisions of Public Law 1.05-220, Section 117(b) specifically require board members to come from the local business, education, labor and community based org.anizations (including those representing disabled individuals and veterans). Prospective board members are to be specifically nominated by the various organizations for consideration of appointment by Ihe local chief elected official.

For example, board members from the business community must be nominated by local business or trade associations. This requirement goes far beyond asking "do you know anyone interested in serving on the board".

Once the boards have been named by the chief elected offi.dais, they are certified by the governor for a two-year period.

Among other duties, the local boards are specifically charged with developing a local plan "in partnership with the chief elected official for the local area involved" and submitting the local plan to the governor.

Additionally, the local chief elected official, or the governor in some delineated instanoes, specifically bear liability for the federal funds received,

"The chief elected official in a local area shall serve as the local grant recipient for, and shaH be liable for any misuse

of, the grant funds allocated to the local area under sections 128 and 133, unless the chief elected official reaches an agreement with the Governor for the Governor to act as the local grant recipient and bear such liability," reads Section 117(d)3(B)(i)(l) of Public law 105-220,

. It is unclear, at this point, whether one, or all of the three, of the respective county chairs or Ihe Governor is acting; as Ihe local grant recipient with respect to the funds disbursed to the Waccamaw Hegional COG.

These requirements, if followed at Ihelocal level, suggest significantly more involvement by the respective county chairs than just making appointments to the board when required. The local board is supposed 10 develop a budget for the federal funds it oversees as weH as any other grants or contributed funds it disburses. The local board is responsible for disbursing the funds to local eligible providers, chosen by the board on a competitive basis, through grants andlor contracts.

Gilland said the Workforce Investment Board (WIB) for the Waccamaw Region was recently reconstituted.

According to e-maiis

Alternatives has obtained, this board reconstitution began in April 20110. There appears to be no legal basis for a "reconstitution" of the board.

Public Law 105-220 contains provisions for the governor to "decertify" a board at any time "after providing notice and an opportunity for comment", for fraud or abuse, failure of the local board to carry its functions or for failure to meet local performance measures.

There is no evidence that Governor Mark Sanford officially decertified the current Waccamaw WIB or that any opportunity for comment was provided prior to this "reconstitution."

Board member 'Michael Parrotta began questioning what was happening to the board in an e-mail to board chair Michelle Winstead on April 15,.2010.

"I would like to know what is going on, I and others would like to sit down with you," said Parrotta in an e-mail to Winstead dated April 9, 2010.

"This is alll know right now.

Due to the recent monitoring report, our local elected offldais along with DOC (SC

Department of Commerce) is workinq to reconstitute our board ... ) replied Winstead to Parrotta in an e-mail dated April 11, 2010,

In an e-mail dated April 15, 2010 from Gilland to Parrotta, Gilland states, "I'm sorry you all are angry at feeling left out of the loop, but the situation wi,th this organization is serious enough that the U.S., Department of Labor has its nose in our business and we are having to act quickly in order to keep from losing a tremendous resource for our three counties and funds that truly make a difference in the lives of our poorest in Horry, Georgetown and Williamsburg counties. We can'! afford to mess up and we have to act

now,"

Gilland continues, "Mr

Paisley, 'Mr. Morant and I have been working closely and in a united fashion with Peggy Torrey of Commerce and with David Essex ... Equally importantly, we three county chairs were given an ultimatum: come up with a new list of board members to show the Governor and get his approval, or Governor Sanford will make the lis! up for us. We are creating a new board, with one current member from each county for continuity. The ultimatum came from above and we are responding to it. Had the input of anyone on the Board been desired by those above my pay grade, I'm sure you would have been notified."

Torrey is listed as the Deputy Undersecretary for Workforce of the S. C. Department of Commerce and Essex is the Executive Director of the Waccamaw Regional COG. Information in the form ofleUers and other reports, obtained by Alternative, suggests that this "reconstitution" was ordered by Torrey, something she has no authority, under the law, to do,

Additionally., from the wording in Gilland's e-mail, it is obvious that no opportunity for comment was provided to the board members prior to completely changing the membership on the board.

The above requirements of Public law 105-220 and emails that seem to ignore its provisions bring up many questions.

What fraud or abuse, if any, was the board supposed to have committed in order for the governor, or someone acting in his name, to change the

membership of the board?

Or - What failure to carry out its functions or failure to meet local performance measures did the board commit to cause its change?

What local chief elected official is the grant recipient or is it the governor?

Why was the Waccamaw Regional~ COG receiving over $800,.000 per year, from the federal funds, to perform clerical services for the WIB?

Why, when Horry County accounts for approximately 60 percent of the total population encompassed in the COG, did it receive only approximately 6 percent of the grant funds?

Why, in an attachment to a letter to Essex from Torrey, dated June 22, 2009, did' Torrey include a section of the PY 2008 Waccamaw lWIA Monotoring Report, which

states, "the Waccamaw

Regional Council of

Governments must immediateIy cease funding: the Palmetto Advancement of Learning Motorsports program with WIA funds until such deficiencies are corrected,"

According to the law, the Waccamaw Regional COG does not manage or make decisions on the disbursement of WIA funds and the Department of Commerce does no! have any say in the use of WIA funds at the local level. Decisions on funding are solely the responsibility of the local Workforce Investment Board, as clearly stated in Public law 105-220.

If the governor does not approve the decisions of the local WIB and believes they meet requirements listed above for decertification of the board, he may so act. However, liability for use of those funds clearly rests with the chief elected local official or the governor, not some staff person in either state or local agencies.

In short, why is this program not being conducted according to the provisions of Public Law 105-220 and why are outside agencies becoming involved in decision making who clearly have no authority to do so?

Does the elected official, or officials, who have ultimate liability for the use or misuse of those funds, not care enough to be more involved in decisions regarding the funds? Does he, she or th.ey lake the possibility of liability so .lightly as to not care what is going on behind the scenes?

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Traveling Northern Kentucky (Part 3) Covington and Burlington, Kentucky

ed for the Behringer-Crawford Museum. Located in Kentucky's Devou Park, this museum is set in the historic 19th century Oevou family home surrounded by magnificent rol.ling hills, Here you can discover the history along the Rivers, Roads and Rails over the years of time. Thisis an "on hands" experience

By Glenn Arnette III

MuniCh, Germany, A visit is an absolute must when on the Northern Tour or Kentucky.

After our night in the very comfortable and centrally located Courtyard Marriott, we head-

Take a walk across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, Ohio and you are in a world of excitement and the Hoforauhaus in Covington, Kentucky. Back in the days, Covington, along the river, was questionable complete with scoundrels, gamblers and ladies of tbe night, but today it is the place to live, work and play.

The Hofbrauhaus of Covington is the first authentic Hofbrauhaus in America. Not only is the beer brewed on-site, it is considered some of the best beer in the United States. The decorated rooms are authentic German and it is modeled after a ,legendary 400 year old Hofbrauhausin

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for the entire family and offers continued information surrounding the bistory of the Underground Railroad. You will enjoy your visit at the Devou Home for Northern Kentucky's heritage. Since 1950 they have been collecting the material thai defines the history of the area.

'Next we had the opportunity to visit the dramatic SI. Mary's Cathedral. Basilica. Believe me, you will feel like you are stepping into the history of Europe. This Roman Catholic Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption is considered to be a minor basilica in the United States, but one of the most magnificent! Although it was started in 1894 and as of today never completed, it hails as a massive structure with its exterior inspired by the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. The structure is absolutely beautiful and the interior rs something to beheld. Surely you will want to visit this historic monument.

With the many offerings in the Covington, Kentucky area and the beauty of Cincinnati, across the river, we left in sadness and ready for our next adventure as we drove over to Burlington, Kentucky and continued the tour. Just outside Burlington, we visited the Dinsmore Homestead. There you will visit the 1841 farm with a main house, outer houses, cock house and wine house and experience life on the homestead. It was our pleasure to enjoy a delightful lunch served in the main house while surrounded by history. Again, there is a connection to the continued history of the Underground Railroad.

What can I say about Rabbi!

Hash, Kentucky? This was one of my favorite stops along the way. First of all I had to have myself a nice Ale 8 soda and one of those munching Moon Pie snacks then it was time to do a little shopping in their shop out of the past From the guys along the porch to the Mayor, the legal~ Iy elected DOG named Lucy: you had to realize that this is a oneof-a-kind location in Kentucky! Located right on the river, this is an absolute must for your travels. The people wereexlremely nice and the mom en! was enjoyed, by all.

Our final stop for the day was one of Kentucky's finest state parks, the General Butler Park with the accent on history and the country home of the Butler-Turpin family beginning with the Colonial times through the American Revolution, the WaJ of 1812, the Mexican War and the Civil War. Again, here you will find continued history of the Underground Railroad .. Located at the confluence of the Kentucky and Ohio Rivers, this Greek revival house is steeped in military history and offers military documents, fumi~ lure and objects for your review. The setting is breathtaking and again, worth your time while touring Northern Kentucky.

I hope you would never doubt that Kentucky, especially the Northern area of the state, offers so much for every visitor regardless of age. You must plan time during the summer to experience all of their offerings.

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Horry County Grand Strand Wounded Warrior and Veteran Support Center

Goal: To build enough homes (single family and multifamily) on the 59·acre county owned land near the South entrance of the former Myrtle

Beach Air Force Base to accommodate up to 400 severely wounded warriors and their families. Additionally, a community center would be built to provide support for the warriors and their families .. An office with computers would be established to register the warriors and all local veterans who live in our area. These veterans will be asked to help our wounded warriors to get settled and enrolled in one of our educational institutions 10 enable each warrior to "learn to earn" and acquire sufficient knowledge and skills to obtain a well paying job. These warriors receive revenue from the federal government, which will enable them to pay forlhe housing they are provided. Our goal is to enable them to come together here and learn the skills needed to be a valuable contributor to society.

Why: This undertaking, with the support of the following organizations, will help enhance the lives of many military families. It will bring national patriotic recognition to the area. 1.1 supports our educational institutions, builds positive social collaboration and many economic benefits to the area.

Support Organizations

1. Local churches and their members

2. Coastal Carolina University

3. Horry Georgetown Technical College

4. The combined areas Chamber of Commerce

5. Local veterans organzations

How: Wh.ere will the dollars come from to build the center? We believe the county would like to help, however, we know other "must do" programs will consume all county revenue in the county's austere budget.

Hence, we have sough! and found a development and construction group with the ability and capital resources to construct this project. Once the county has agreed to lease the land 10 the Horry County Grand Strand Wounded Warrior and Veteran Support Center, we will begin the process to develop Ihis project.

Suggestion: County council appoint a board of unpaid volunteers to provide political and fiscal oversight of this project. This oversight committee could be made up of the following types of:

Representatives:

One member of county council One member from CCU

One member from HGTC

One member from the Chamber of Commerce

One member from a Veteran's organization'

Other individuals believed capable of providing contributions

Requested actIon of county council:

1) Debate and vote on the level of participation by the county in this endeavour - council supports, does not support or needs more information.

2) Review the parcel details of the 59 acre tract of land owned by the county to establish if the county is willing to lease the land to this organization for the purposes herein proposed for the period of 100 years at the rate of one U.S. dollar annually.

Please direct questions and

comments to:

James B. Vaught,

Lt. Gen (Ret) Founder All Veterans Association (AVA) 954 Cole Court

Brookgreen Gardens Features Sculptures To Honor Veterans

By Helen Benso

A number of the artworks at Brookgreen Gardens have patriotic themes or were designed original.ly as American war memorials. These iconic images represent freedom, strength, victory, and loss as shown through the eyes of talented SCUlptors. An exhibit celebrating these themes opened May 8 and runs through July 25 in the Rainey Sculpture Pavilion at Brookgreen Gardens. It displays models of several well known monuments including the Marine Corps Memorial by Felix de Weldon, the US Navy Memorial by Stanley Bleifeld, the Korean War Veterans Memorial by Frank Gaylord, and the Vietnam Women's Memorial by Glenna Goodacre. The exhibit is free with garden admission.

Brookgreen's "Red, White, and Blue Salute to Veterans,"an

event held each Memorial Day Weekend, honors those who served by placing American flags at patriotic sculp-

tures and sculptors in the gardens. A handout provided in the gallery lists fhe artists in the Brookgreen collection that served in the military and any war memorials that they created. In this exh.ibit, we celebrate our men and women in uniform, past and

present, always

remembering that

freedom is not free.

Brookgreen Gardens, a National Historic Landmark and nonprofit organization, is located on U.S. 17 between Myrtle Beach and Pawleys Island, South Carolina, and is open to the public

daily. For more information, visit our web site at www.brcokgreen.org or call 843-235-6000.

Brookgreen Gardens' new sculpture exhibit features pieces for and

by veterans.

Shown: Mending the flag ..

Broo.kgreen Gardens' new sculpture exhibit features pieces for and by veterans.

Shown: Field of Blue by George Lundeen.

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launch another U.S.lNATO led assault anywhere?

Three unrelated, timely issues for your consideration:

1. Eliminating costly defense items. Suggestion: Cancel the

30-year boondoggle USMC sponsored Osprey (Albatross) after $ billions, more than 40 deaths and crashes which were all total losses. Your NSC advisor Gen. Jones (Ret.) will insist that the Osprey must be kept alive. Kill this rnulti-billlon boondoggle now and buy MH-360's.

2. Iraq: As forecast more

than a year ago, the killing continues - more than 100 deaths and 300 injuries in a recent 24- hour period. Who enabled this? For the most part, the Bush Boys - Gen. Kean (Ret.), Gen. "Bullet Chart" Petraeus, Gen. Jones (Ret.), Sen. Mitch McConnell and other surge backers. What's next? More

killing until the Mullahs decide enough is enough and put their version of a future, Shiite controlled, men only government in place. Once again, surge enabled bombs and bullets will not enable peace and prosperity in the Middle East. Only reconci.lialion among all. contestants who will trust and support

elected representative persons to do what is right for the majorities in each of these very different and troubled nations - Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan,. Pakistan and some of their neighbors.

Very respectfully submitted, James, B. Vaught,. Lt. Gen. USA (Ret.)

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Mentor Awards Presented at CCU

Coastal Carolina University's 2010 Mentor Awards were presented recently by the Dalton and linda Floyd Family Mentoring Program. Three students were recognized and honored for outstanding service and performance for the 2009- 2010 school year.

Kelly Muench, senior marine science major from Marlton, N.J.,. received the Mentor of the Year Award. Muench, who began mentoring at Waccamaw Elementary in fall 2008, has devoted more than 40 hours in four semesters to the program. She participated in trips to Brookgreen Gardens and "Mentor Day" at CCU.

Brittany Hite, a business management and marketing major from Conway, received the Long-term Mentor Award.

Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild

Annua[ luried Exhibit April 29 to May 27

Location:

Franklin G. Burroughs Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum 3100 South Ocean Blvd. Myrtle Beach, SC

Reception & Awards Presentation

April 29, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Museum Hours:

Tuesday- Saturday, lOam to 4pm Sunday, lpm to 4pm • Closed on Mondays

The reception and art exhibit is free and open to the public

Kevin Helmer, a junior elementary education major from Myrtle Beach, received the Best New Mentor Award. Helmer, who began mentoring in fall 2009 at Palmetto Bays Elementary, devoted 14.5 hours to the program in 12 weekly visits. Helmer created a flash card game called "Timber Wolf Wilderness." Named for the mascot of Palmetto Bays Elementary, the game presents a variety of academic challenges designed to encourage his rnentee.

This semester Helmer mentared another student and has spent more than 40 hours with him and his class. Helmer also volunteered to assist with Mentor Month activities and was a presenter at the Mentor Roundtable at the 2010 Celebration of Inquiry conference.

Brit1any Hite, a business management and marketing major from Conway, received the Long-term Mentor Award. Hite, who recently graduated, began as a volunteer mentor at Waccamaw Elementary

School in fall 2007. Hite is the organization's longest serving mentor, devoting more

than 50 hours in six semesters in weekly visits with her mentee.

Kevin Helmer and .Kelly Muench received the Best New Mentor Award and Mentor of the Year awards respectively by the Dalton and Linda Floyd Family Mentoring Program at Coastal Carolina University.

Floyd Family Mentoring Program Scholarships Awarded

By Mona Prufer

Two Coastal Carolina

University seniors have been awarded the Dalton and Linda Floyd Family Mentoring Program Scholarships for 2010- 2011. Melissa A. Gibson, an elementary education major from Pawleys Island, and Peter V. Phillips, a physical education major from Metuchen, N.J., received the scholarships for being exemplary mentors.

Gibson began mentoring in January at Waccamaw Elementary School with two fifth grade girls as a service-learning component for Health Education for Primary/Elementary Students and Early Literacy Assessment. She visited her mentees more than 20 hours in 11 weekly visits, as well as hosting them at "A Day in the Life of a College Student," held recentlyon the CCU campus, an event that brought many of the children to campus for the first time.

Phillips became involved as a mentor in fall 2009 through the Elementary School Physical Education Pedagogy class and continued in spring 2010 through Middle School Physical

Education Pedagogy class. He has been mentoring a fourth grade boy at Waccamaw Elementary School, visiting him more than 26 hours in 25 weekly visits at Waccamaw, as well as accompanying him on the group trip to Brookgreen Gardens in October and the visit to CCU in April.

As scholarship recipients, they will continue to mentor these students next year.

The Dalton and Linda Floyd

Family Mentoring Program Scholarship is available for full time Coastal Carolina University students who have at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA, have demonstrated financial need, who have been exemplary mentors during the current year and commit to continue to serve as mentors the following year. It will eventually also be available for those students who have had a mentor from CCU.

Peter V. Phillips and Melissa A. Gibson have been awarded the Dalton and Linda Floyd FamiIy Mentoring Program Scholarships for 2010-2011.

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TripAdvisor Touts Myrtle Beach

Broadway at the Beach is home to 19 restaurants, more than 100 specialty shops, two movie theater complexes, a nightclub district and a theater that features live shows and other major venues. In addition, it is just five minutes from 60 miles of pristine beaches. Families can spend a few hours at the beach and minutes later, enjoy a wide variety of restaurants, shops and entertainment at Broadway at the Beach.

According to press materials, by early June, these attractions will be joined by a ropes course and zip line ride that will go over the 23-acre Lake Broadway. The zip line ride is designed to fly adrenaline seekers 500 feet back and forth across the lake 50 feet in the air. In the ropes course, adults and children can climb three stories of ropes and encounter over 20 different obstacles and activities, including a tire tra-

verse, suspension bridges and swinging beams.

One of the top attractions at Broadway at the Beach is the 85,000- square-foot Ripley's Aquarium, which features hundreds of sea creatures from around the world.

The attraction also has a medievalthemed 18-hole miniature golf course, a 2,500-square-foot arcade, a wide variety of classic rides in its Pavilion Nostalgia Park and MagiQuest,. a Medieval live action role-playing game for children.

In addition, construction has already begun on WonderWorks, a 29,000- square-foot upside down children's museum that is scheduled to open at Broadway at the Beach in the spring of 2011. The museum will feature dozens of hands-on activities for children and families.

By Monlque Newton

Broadway at the Beach, calling it "amazing" and "awesome," while recommending that other visitors "definiteIy take the time to check this out."

As the largest festival entertainment complex in South Carolina, Broadway at the Beach annually attracts more than 14 million visitors.

"We're thrilled that TripAdvisor reviewers have chosen Broadway at the Beach as the top attraction in Myrtle Beach," said Michelle Sutton, vice president of sales and marketing at Burroughs & Chapin, Company, Inc., which owns Broadway at the Beach. "It's always a joy to receive positive feedback from our visitors. We're in a continuous process of bringing in new sights and sounds for this venue and we're excited to roll them out."

Myrtle Beach, S.C. is the number one United States destination for a beach and sun vacation, according to the TripAdvisor 2010 Traveler's Choice Awards. Listing Myrtle Beach at the head of its "Top 10" list, TripAdvisor also recognized that the most popular site for visitors to the resort town is Broadway at the Beach, a 350-acre, $250 million festival entertainment complex that offers restaurants, entertainment, nightclubs and shopping.

TripAdvisor praised Myrtle Beach as a family-friendly resort that has great beaches and "plenty to do when the kids are sick of making sand castles." Reviewers who visited the destination from around the country raved about

Humane Society Announces Food and Wine Tasting Event

Chamber of Commerce, Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro and The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach. For more information contact The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach by calling 843-249-4948.

Sponsors for the event include Coastal Vacations &

Sales, Southern Sisters

Auctions, Vereens Turf

Products, Berry Financial

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A 501 [c] 3 non-profit organization, The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach is located at 409 Bay Street behind the Aquatic Center. Visit humanesocietynmb.org or call 843-249- 4948 for more information and hours of operation.

By Denise Blackburn

Tickets are now available for Whiskers, Wags & Wine,. a food and wine tasting to benefit The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach 10 be held June 7 from 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.rn.

The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro, located at 4269 Luck Avenue in Little River, will host the even!. Tickets are available for $40 in advance and $50 at the door. The evening will include wine tastings, heavy hors d'oeuvres, desserts, live music, silent auction and raffle, of which all proceeds will benefit The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach.

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By Paul Gable

The Second Annual

Military Appreciation Days events on the Grand Strand will be bigger and better than last year's inaugural edition, according to Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes.

"Last year we eoncentrated on active duty military personnel and, frankly, forgot an even more important group - the veterans," said Rhodes. "This year, veterans are included in all activities and we are going to make Memorial Day what it's meant to be."

Rhodes said this year's Military Appreciation Days will be the largest Memorial Day celebration on the East Coast complete with military bands, static displays, veter-

- ans organizations, an air show and many other events.

Events are scheduled over a four-day period beginning Friday May 28 and ending

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with a fireworks display Monday May 31. Many of the events will take place on the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base property at Grand Park, Valor Park and Warbird Park. This year, the former Myrtle Square Mall property

Grand Marshall for the parade is retired u..S .. Army, former NASA astronaut and the second "man on the moon" Col. Buzz Aldrin.

Gospel group, ENVISION, performs Saturday during the May Fest Memorial Day celebration.

on Kings Highway between 25th and 29th Avenues North will also host some events,

The first round of a twoday golf tournament will kick the weekend off at 8 a.m. Friday May 28, Other Friday events will include a Welcome Address by Mayor John Rhodes at the Grand Park Stage at 5 p.m. and a Festive Brass Band concert on the stage beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday will have a full day of events at both the former Myrtle Square Mall site on Kings Highway as well as on the former Air Force Base.

A parade will return to Ocean Boulevard for the first time in several years, The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday May 29 and will run from 27th Avenue North to 9th Avenue North along Ocean Boulevard.

The Grand Marshall for the parade is retired U.S. Army, former NASA astronaut and the second "man on the moon" Col. Buzz Aldrin, A recognition ceremony for Col. Aldrin will be held prior to the parade on Ocean Boulevard between 8th and 9th Avenues North beginning at 9 a.m, May 29_

Lindsay Hartley and Eric

Martsolf, "Arianna

Hernandez" and "Brady

Black" respectively in the TV soap opera "Days of Our Lives," will also serve as Marshalls for the parade.

The parade will feature more than 25 parade floats, eight giant helium-filled balloon characters, ten walkaround inflatables, marching and military bands, nonprofit and veteran walking groups, cars with celebrities, beauty queens and dignitaries and other participants,

From 2 p.rn. until 10 p.m.

Saturday at the K.ings Highway site, a series of free concerts and meet and greets with a variety of nationally known performers will take place,

Military family games, a

Jordan Sparks, American Idol Season 6 Winner, will perform during the Memorial Day celebration on Saturday, May 29 ..

Kids Zone, military exhibits and recruiting displays" combat cuisine cookoff competition and the U.S, Army Special Forces Parachute Jump Team will be highlight~ ed at Grand Park on the former Air Force Base.

Sunday will offer more of the same in the way of exhibits as well as gospel choirs and singing from 3 p.rn. until 9 p.rn, The night will close out with a laser show at Grand Park at 9 p.rn.

Monday will have the traditional Memorial Day Ceremonies at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center Plaza at 11 a.rn, and a Memorial Day Program beginning at 4 p.m. at Valor Park,

An evening concert featuring the Blue Aces Air Force Band followed by the Andrew Thielen Big Band at Grand Park.

The weekend's activities will conclude with a 9 p.rn. fireworks display at Grand Park,

For more information, log onto www.mayfest.com and www.militaryappreci.atio ndays.corn.

Meet and Greet Jasmine Richards, "Peggy" on Camp Rock on Saturday at the former Myrtle Square Mall site.

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Schedule of Events

Friday, May 28

• Golf Tournament - 8 a.m. Shotgun, Whispering Pines Golf Course

• Wel.come Address - 5 p.m., Mayor John Rhodes, Grand Park Stage

• Military Bands and Choirs - 5:15 p.rn., Grand Park Stage

• Parents 'Night Out for Military Families - 7 to 10 p.m., Pepper Geddings Recreation Center

• Festive Brass Band - 7:30 p.m., Grand Park Stage

Saturday., May 29

• 5K RunfWalk- 8 a.m., Crabtree Gym (wheelchair race starts at 7:45 a.m.)

Click for the route map and additional details and the registration form. Enjoy this morning run/walk around The Market Common and Grand Park! The event starts at Crabtree Memorial Gymnasium. It's free for active duty, reserves and veterans and just $20 for civilians.

• Golf Tournament - 8 a.m. Shotgun, Whispering Pines Golf Course

• Kids Fishing Tournament - 9 a.rn., Grand Park Lake

• Ocean Boulevard Parade - 10:30 a.m., 27th Ave. 'North to

'Ninth Ave. 'North

Colonel Buzz Aldrin, Grand Marshal

25-plus parade floats,eight giant helium balloons and 10 inflatables

Marching bands, military bands, celebrities, queens and dignitaries

• Military Games Family Competition - 12:30 p.m.

• Kids Zone Activities - open at 12:30 p.m., Grand Park

• Recruiter Expo - open at 12:30 p.rn., Grand Park

• Military Exhibits Area - open at 12:30 p.m., Grand Park

• Military, Veterans and Family Resouroe Center - open at

12:30 p.m., corner of Reed Street and Moser Avenue

• Combat Cuisine Cookoff - 1 to 4 p.m., Grand Park

• Fort Jackson Brass Quintet Family Picnic - 1 to 3 p.m., Grand Park

• Concert on the Mall - 2 p.m., Kings Highway site

• US Army Special Forces Parachute Jump Team - 5 p.m., Grand Park

• Regional Talent- 5 to 7 p.m., Grand Park Stage

• Blue Aces Air Force Band· 7:30 p .. m., Grand Park Stage

Sunday, May 30

• Prayer Service - 9 a.m., Plyler Park

• Kids Zone Activities - open at 12:30 p.m., Grand Park

• Recruiter Expo - open at 12:30 p.rn., Grand Park

• Military Exhibits Area - open at 12:30 p.rn., Grand Park

• Military, Veterans and Family Resource Center - open at

12:30 p.rn., corner of Reed Street and Moser Avenue

• Battle of the Gospel Choirs· 3 to 6 p.rn., Grand Park Stage

• Regional Gospel Acts - 6.:30 to 9 p .. m., Grand Park Stage

• Laser Show - 9 p.m., Grand Park

Monday, May 31

• Memorial Day Ceremonies - 11 a.m., Plaza, Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Grand Strand Patriotic Alliance and the City of My.rtle Beach

• Military, Veterans and Family R.esource Center - open at

12:30 p.rn., corner of Reed Street and Moser Avenue

• 'Nose Art Display Ribbon Cutting· 2 p.m., Warbird Park

• Museum Ribbon Cutting - 3 p.m .. , Base Recreation Genter

• Memorial Day Program - 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Valor Memorial Garden

Includes Parachute Jump - 82nd Airborne All-American Freefall Team; Missing Man Table - Rolling Thunder ; Welcome ~ Mayor John Rhodes; Street Name Honorees ~ Colin Clarke, William Hook and William Forbus; Remarks· USAF Colonel Quincy Collins, Retired (Vietnam POW); music; Wounded Warriors and Disabled American Veterans Recognition; POW and MIA Recognition; Rifle Salute- Grand Strand Patriotic Alliance; Missing Man Table Closing; Taps; F'ly By

• Kids Zone Activities - 3 p.rn., Grand Park

• Evening Concert Series at Grand Park Stage 5:30 p.m. ~ Blue Aces Air Force Band

7 p.m. - Andrew Thielen Big Band Concert

• Fireworks - 9 p.m.

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By Jamie Wilburn

N.C. Beaches Ideal For Short Family Trips

With Mother's Day and Memorial Day weekend just around the comer, the two charming: North Carolina beach towns, Carolina Beach and Kure Beach, have much to offer for those looking for an affordable family getaway. Throughout the month of May and beyond, these beach towns have an array of activities to suit people of all ages.

Carolina Beach

(www.CarolinaBeachStories.co m) is a well-kept secrel with , quaint beach cottages, bed & I breakfast establishments and

• mid-rise condo villas and hotels to suit any budget. In addition to a boardwalk that lines several miles of clean, Atlantic oceanfront, it also has small shops, restaurants and plenty of family entertain ment.

Local and visitor favorite, Britt's Donuts, is a can't-miss, According to the MSN City Guide, this 70 year aid business is ranked #2 in America for lts donuts. After a bite of this tasty

treat, visitors who have never sampled a Britt's donut, will know why.

Love outdoor activities? For a small fee, outfitters and equipment rental companies in Carolina Beach can help visitors have the time of their lives kayaking, scuba diving or deepsea fishing.

Nearby Kure Be.ach

(www.KureBeachStories.com ) is also a tranquil setting for a relaxing family vacation. Enjoy warm coastal breezes during strolls along the beach, or enjoy a day of fishing off the pier. There are also a variety of fun, affordable, often educational, diversions.

Vacationers can explore the Fort Fisher State Historic Site & Civil War Museum, which ;is home to the largest earthen fort in the South. History buffs will also want to visit the North Carolina Military History Museum,. which has a variety of indoor and outdoor exhibits encompassing all branches of the military. The North Carolina Underwater Archaeology

Cenler provides exhibits on dive sites and maritime history.

For a unique opportunity to see nature at its best, head over to the Fort Fisher State Recreation Center, which offers a five-mile stretch of undeveloped beach that is home to nesting loggerhead sea turtles. It also has a swimming area, picnic area with grills and a visitor's center. Lastly, the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher features a 235,000-galion saltwater shark tank, the hart-acre Cape Fear Conservatory with alligators, sturgeon and other freshwater species; and the Open Oceans Gallery that focuses on marine creatures and the nearby ocean reefs.

During the month of May, vacationers can enjoy a variety of area activities:

On Saturdays, visitors can enjoy a stroll through the Carolina Beach Farmer's Market at the Carolina Beach Lake Park, which sells only the freshest and most nutritious produce. There will also be nurseries, home canners, bak-

erles, soap makers, artists and musicians on hand for attendees.

On May 2, bird enthusiasts and curious travelers can take the Bird Islands Cruise, which includes Battery lsland, the first North Carolina Audubon Sanctuary and other nesting sites along the Lower Cape Fear River. Expert guides for the cruise include James Parnell, retired professor emeritus of biology at UNC-Wilmington and Walker Golder and Andy Woods of the North Carolina Audubon Society.

The Kure Beach Fishing Pier will be the site of the 12th Annual Cape Fear Disabled Sportsman's Tournament on May 14. The tournament is open to anyone with disabilities for a free day of fishing, friends, food and fun. Participants will receive rods, tackle, bait, refreshments, food, T-shirts and prizes.

Those who want!o learn more about the history of the Lower Cape Fear Ri'ver can take a journey on the Lower Cape Fear River Cruise. The

cruise travels from the Carolina Beach Marina through Snow's Cut to the Cape Fear River and then 10 its mouth, past Bald Head Island, Oak Island and Southport. Four wei I.-known historians will point to historic sites and tell tales about the waterway.

Over Memorial Day weekend" Carolina Beach's "Film And Fireworks Series" will kick off for the summer. The series, which will feature recently released family-friendly movies like "Avatar," "The Blind Side" and "The Princess and the Frog," will be held at Carolina Beach Lake Park. The movies will run every Sunday. On Thursdays, a fireworks display will, follow a band performance that begins each week at 6:30 p.m.

A year-lonq list of activities and events, and a variety of intermation about these coastal towns can be found at www.CarolinaBeachStories.com or www.KureBeach-Stories.com.

Vacationers will find Carolina Beach and Kure Beach 10 be great places to enjoy some family fun at an affordable price,

-'Marshlands: From Back Roads to Coast' Featured at Sunset River ,Marketplace

By Dariel Bendin

Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash; N.C. is featuring works by 16 artists in Marshlands.: From Back Roads to Coast. The group show opened April 26 and runs through May 29, Participating artists include Ruth Cox, oil; Nancy Hughes Miller,. oil, Freeman Beard, watercolor; Linda Simmons, stained glass; Jim Comer, carved wood; Celia McGuire, oil; Ramona Batsford

Sendin, oil; Scott Summerfield, hand blown glass.; Nancy Guiry, pastel; Jenny McKinnon Wright, oil; and Sam McLaughlin, pastel.

Gallery owner Ginny Lassiter said, "We're located on the coast and are fortunate to have incredibly beautiful marshlands right here. They inspired me to highlight some of the artists who share my love for the salt marshes and tidal pools."

There are 22 pieoes in the exh.ibition depicting the area's local waterfronts, fishing shacks,

Walerway marshes, back road tidal marshes and marshland inhabitants including herons, and egrets among others. Paintings are both studio works and plein air pieces created right at the water's edge. Shrimp Boat at Dock by Myrt.le Beach artist Ruth Cox depicts a much-loved local scene, one whose future is sadly uncertain. Jim Comer's exquisitely carved herons offer the viewer a close-up view of the local icons.

Sunset River Marketplace

art. gallery is located at 10283 Beach Drive S.W. (N.C. 179) in the historic fishing town of Calabash, N.C. Within the gallery's 10,000 square foot space are works by over 200 artists, all from North and South Carolina. A wide range of artislic style is represented including realism, abstract art, folk art and more. At the back of the gaUery are a classroom for weekly art classes and special workshops and a pottery studio

that includes two kilns, an instruction area and a separate finishing; room. Also onsite is a full-service custom mat and frame shop that offers specialty shadowbox framing, conservation mats and glass, custom mirrors and more ..

For more information, call the gallery at 910-575-5999 or visit Ihe website at www.sunselrivermarketplace.com. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Artist, Ruth Cox; Shrimpboat at Doc.k, oil.

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The Moveabl,e Feast

This popular series of Iileraryluncheons, each featuring an exciting author at different Waccamaw Neck restaurants, is held every Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mosl feasts are $25. Reservations are requested by the Wednesday prior to the feas!. The 2010 schedule is available onsite at Art Works inside the Chocolate & Coffee House at the Litchfield Exchange, online at www.classatpawl.eys.com or by phone, 843-2.35-9600.

Mary Eaddy,. local author ·of "strong Southern stories teaching young girls to lead."

May 28 - Mary Eaddy ("The Oaks of McCord") at Kimbel's in Wachesaw. This longstanding member of the Mystery Writers of America debuts her first novel in which a fourleen-year-ol.d girl and her feminist grandmother fight to save historic oak Ireeslining Main Sireetin a small Southern town. When the McCord Town Council proposes culting the trees to expand Main Street, Laney Gordon decides to teach her qranddaughter Maggie a lesson in civic responsibility. Instead, Maggie leaches her a more important lesson about the value of friendship. As a Hemingway native, she knows her small towns, and as a founding member of the Southeastern Institute for Women in Politics, she knows her small town politicsl

June 4 -Robert Dugoni ("Bodily Harm") at Ocean One .. New York Times bestselling author of legal thrillers debuts his fourth novel and third starring attorney David Sloane.

West Coast attorney-turned-bestselling-author, Robert Dugoni wi.1I speak at the June 4 Moveable Feast.

Likened to a young John Grisham, Dugoni produces page turners with fast moving plots and twists that surprise even seasoned thriller readers. In "Bodily Harm," Sloane wins a medical malpractice verdict against an established Seattle pediatrician for the unexpected death of a young boy. But something about the case has bothered him from the start, even before a disheveled toy designer confronts Sloane on the way to the verdict to claim responslbillty not only for the child's death but also for the death of a second chi.ld. Entering the rnultl-billlon dollar, cutthroat world of toy manufacturing to find justice for two devastated families, Sloane must dodge a vicious killer, exonerate the doctor he has proven guilty, and overcome the loss ofeverylhing he loves-as well as his own burning desire for revenge.

June 11 Charles Marti.n

("Mountain Between Us") at

DeBordieu Beach Club. Set in the mountains between Salt lake and Denver - though that's not really the mountain Martin's talking about. His stories follow the arc of a character from a real bad place of being broken to a place of not broken. His newest arc follows two unlikely traveling cornpanions trying 10 get to their respective homes during a snowstorm.

Special Moveable Feast Book Launch!

Tuesday, June 15 - Dorothea Benton Frank ("Lowcountry Summer") at Inlet Affairs. Join this special Moveable Feast on Tuesday to launch Dottie Frank's sequel to Plantation. Feisty redneck Frances Mae is going great guns against her sisterin-law, Caroline, the indomitable reigning queen of Tall Pines plantation with Millie running interference, her pockets bulging with Gullah magic. Fee of $49 includes book, personalized signing, and the feast!

Starshine Spring Recital

Join JoElien Langley's talented troupe of performers for their spring recital of Starshine Performance Training at the Waccamaw Higher Education Center, showcasing the accomplishments of this intergenerational class (ages 15-70). Working this spring on what makes people laugh, comedic timing and humor in music, the program, titled "Comedy Tonight," includes skits with Gary and. Pat David ("Goodness Gracious Me!") and Catherine Lowe, Taylor Starnes and Margaret Casella in "My New Philosophy"; Irish stand up by Patricia Doherty; monologues by Connie Galloway and Pal Thompson; piano comedy by Jim Kelly; a musical come-

Upbeat and uptempo., performance trainer JoEl len Langley showcases her students' comedic skills ..

dy of "Hernando's Hideaway" with Tom Rotante and Peg Bruno; and a vocal vamp on "You're So Vain" by Diane Atherton and Neen Durkan. Ensemble pieces and solo vocals by Linda Douglas, Agnes Duffy, Doreen Fiengo, Shelley Jensen, David Mclean, Alice Rabin, Marissa Sci rocco, Alyssa Scirocco, Stephen Stewart, and the ever-popular Joanne Scott ("Scat") Lamm will swell the community room with music and laughter for nearly two hours! Seating is limited so reservations are required. Thursday, May 27, 7 p.m., free with reservations. 843-349- 4030.

Save the Date for Bike the Neckl

On Saturday, June 19, the Litchfield Exchange will host an Ice Cream Social & Square Dance to benefit Bike the Neck. Let professional square dance calter George 'Nash call you through an allemande left your partner and a do-sido your corner, while you check out the progress on the Waccamaw Neck Bikeway with new maps and new tshirts, plus chocolate bicycles and Wholly Cow ice cream from the Chocolate & Coffee House. A good lime will be had by the whole fami.ly! Tickets are $S each to be traded for tees (three tickets), chocolates (one ticket) andice cream (one ticket) on

Portrai,t of Linda K.etron by Helena Gomez McGrath of Georgetown.

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site. Stop by Grand Strand Bicycles in the Murre.lls Inlet Piggly Wigg,.ly Shopping Center and get your t-shirt early so you can wear it to the dance!!! All proceeds will benefit the Kings River Road stretch of the bike path. Saturday, 3-5 p.m., free to dance, 843-235·9600.

Call for Books!

The 20th Annual Book Sale, sponsored by the Friends of Waccamaw library, will be held July 8·10 at St Paul's Waccamaw United Methodist Church. The major coll.ecting and sorting for this anticipated annual event has begun in earnest. Eventually 6,000 to 9,000 books will be organized and sold to benefit the library, You may bring your book donations to the Waccamaw Library or call for a pick-up, 843~237· 7876.

Cross-generational Starshina performers rehearse for "Comedy Tonight."

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How ,Much Exe'rcise Do Adults Need?

DEAR DR. DONOHUE:

What is the amount of exercise recommended for a man or woman of 55? I was always under the impression thai 15 minutes of aerobic exercise three times a week was a sufficient amount of lime for heart health. Am I wrong? ~ R.K.

ANSWER

That used to be the recommended amount of exercise time for an adult. For readers, aerobic exercise is the kind of exercise that is tailored for the heart. It's exercise that employs the continuous use of large muscles for a somewhat protracted period of time, at least 10 minutes. Jogging, biking, walking, swimming and dancing are examples of aerobic exercise.

The latest advice for adults, if their doctors say they are fit enough to exercise, is to get 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise a week. That's 20 minutes of exercise seven days a week or 50 minutes, three times a week. You can divide it any way you wish, but the minimum amount of one session of exercise has to be 10 minutes. If you are a novice, take your time to reach 10 minutes. A single session can be longer if you choose.

Moderate-intensity exe rei se is walking at a pace of 3.5 miles an hour, a brisk walk.

Or if you want to devote less time to exercise, you can if you make It vig.orous exercise. Vigorous exercise for 75 minutes a week fulfills the requirement for heart health.

If you're up to it and if you want even greater results, double those times- 300 minutes of moderate exercise a week or 150 minutes of vigorous exercise a week. I want to issue the warning again. Get doctor approval. for any of this. Strength-training exercise - weightlifting - also is strongly recommended for all adults regardless of age.

The booklet on aerobic exercise explains how to benefit your heart in clear language. Readers can order a copy by wr.iting: Dr. Donohue ~ No. 1301 W, Box 536475, 0 rlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S.I$6 Canada with the recipient's printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery,

A:R DR. DONOHUE:

Please say something about migraine headaches I think

that's what I have. They come on fast, and the pain feels like something is pulsating in my head. I throw up with every headache. Bright lights make things worse. Does all this sound like a migraine to you? Someone told me there's always a warning before a migraine starts. J have no warning. I've used Tylenol, but it doesn't do much for me. What is the treatment? Can they be prevented? - L.G.

ANSWER:

Your headaches have many of the characteristics of a migraine headache. The warning mentioned to you is an aura. The aura usually precedes a migraine. It can be flashing zigzag lines, peculiar sensations - often in the hands - trouble finding the right words to speak or weakness of a group of muscles. Only 20 percent of migraine patients have an aura, so it's not an indispensable migraine sign.

Nausea and vomiting are common migraine symptoms. Seventy percent of migraine patients have a one-sided headache that they describe as throbbing or a dull ache. II lasts from four hours to three days .. People with migraines are ve.ry sensitive to light and sound, so they seek a dark, quiet room to lie down.

Stress, overexertion, sleep deprivation and hunger can provoke a migraine. Some foods and drinks can do the same. Alcohol (especially red wine);

caffeine; pickles; bananas: yogurt: avocados; aged cheeses: pickled or marinated chicken, beef or fish; salami: pastrami: bacon; pepperoni; hot dogs; and the taste enhancer monosodium glutamate are on the list of possible migraine inducers.

Medicines for treating a migraine abound. Tylenol, aspirin and drugs like ibuprofen take care of mild migraines. For more severe ones, triptans are the standard treatment. They include Imitrex, Axert, Frova, Zomig, Amerge and MaxaU. An older medicine, ergotamine, still has a place in treatment

For migraine prevention, propranolol, verapamil and amitriptyline are prescribedi·f the headaches occur often and disrupt life.

The headache booklet discusses the causes and treatment of the more common kinds of headaches. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue - No. 901W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853- 6475. Enclose a check or money order (no cash) for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient's printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery.

Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at PO. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475.

,.he Battle 0' the Sexes:

By www.SixWise.com

Tips for How to Get Along With the Opposite Sex!

Since there was man and woman, there's been the battle of the sexes. It's not that men and women don't get along ... they do. It's just that the powers that be is playing a pretty funny joke on mankind, because men and women's brains are wired completely differently, and that makes for some interesting drama on the home front ...

"Rel'ationships between men and women are no! impossible or necessarily difficult," writes Michael G. Conner, Psy.O, clinical. & medical psychologist, at Oregon C 0 u nse lin g. 0 rg. "Problems simply arise when weexpecl or assume the opposite sex. should think, feel or act the way we do. It's not that men and women live in completely different realities. Rather, our

lack of knowledge and mutual experience gives rise to our difficulties" He continues:

"Recognizing, understanding, discussing as well as acting skillfully in light of the differences between men and women can be difficult. Our failure to recognize and eppreciete these differences can .become a life long source of disappointment, frustration, tension and eventually our downfall in a relationship.

Not only can these differences destroy a promising relationship, but most people will grudgingly accept or learn to live with the consequences. Eventually they find some compromise or way to cope. Few peop/eever work past these difficulties. People tend to accept what they don't understand when they feel powerless to change it."

You are not, however, powerless to make changes for the better in your relationship, and the first step to doinq so lies in beginning to understand how your better half thinks

Men and Women's Brains Real.ly are Different

If it sometimes feels like talking to your spouse is like talking to an allen from another planet, it's not all in your head.

In reality, research by psy-

chology professor Richard

Haier of the unlverstty of California, Irvine and colleagues found that men generally have 6.5 times the gray matter in their brains compared to women, while women have close to ten times the amounl of white matter compared to men.

Gray matter, LiveScience reports, "represents information processing centers, whereas white matter works to network these processing centers." This appears to have little effect on capacity for intelligence-- both men and women score equally well on intelligence tests and other measures of cognitive ability. Instead, it points to differences in the way men and women think.

In his article, "Understanding The Difference Between Men And Women," Conner writes:

"Women ... have four times as many brain cells (neurons) connecting the right and left side of their brain. This ... find-

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• "When I travel, I find thai the air in the hotel room makes my allergies act up. I have started packing a coffee mug and several tea bags. There sometimes is a microwave in my hotel room, and there almost always is a hospitality area where I can use the microwave to make a nice cup of hot tea. It saves me from having to make runs to expensive coffee shops."

~ R.G. in Louisiana • "I purchased two small colanders at a discount store. 1 use them to store grapes and berries in my refrrqerator, The cold air can circutate around them, and it seems to keep them fresher longer."

- B.A. in Georgia • Here's a tip for a quick pin cushion: Use a clean Styrofoam tray. The pins go in straight, and are quite secure.

• Pizza cutters make great sandwich trimmers. You easily can trim the crust and cut the sandwich. They're also great for cutting up hal dogs.

• To attack cobwebs or dust high walls, cover a broom head with a pillowcase. You'll get better coverage, and the pillowcase can easily be tossed in the wash.

• "We don't have a mudroom in our house, so to catch water and mud on days of heavy r.ain,1 have a clean plastic shower curtain that I place on the floor of the entranceway. We leave wet, muddy shoes on it, and it even can catch drips from umbrellas and such. The whole thing can be dragged to the garage if necessary."

- I. S. in Alabama • Backyard picnic tip: Use a muffin tray as a condiment tray. You can even line the cups with aluminum muffin liners for quick cleanup. Stock with mustard, ketchup, chopped onion, relish, etc.

Send your tips to

Now Here's a Tip. c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475,

Orlando, FL 32853~6475 0." e-mail JoAnn at heresatip@yahoo.com.

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ing provides physical evidence that supports the observation that men rely easily and more heavily on their left brain to solve one problem one step at a time. Women have more efficient access to both sides of their brain and therefore greater use of their right brain. Women can focus on more than one problem at one time and frequently prefer to solve problems through multiple activities at a time ..

Nearly every parent has observed how young girls find the conversations of young boys "boring .. " Young boys express confusion and would rather play sports than participate actively in a conversation between five girls who are discussing as many as three subjects at oncer'

Communication Tips all. Couples Can Count On

That men and women march to a different drummer is part of what keeps the relationship so fresh and inviting. So, instead of focusing on your differences, embrace them, and realize that they are what makes you each unique and, ironically, so attractive.

With that in mind, there are tips that every relationship can benefit from when it comes to communication. You can make your relationship stronger and your communication more open by:

• Not expecting your partner to behave and/or think like you do .. Expect Ihat there will be differences and respect them. For instance, if your partner wants to take a break from an argument, let the issue go for awhile. Likewise, if your partner wants to keep discussing a disagreement and you don't, suggest taking an hour break, but agree to continue the discussion later.

• Not expecting your partner to be a mind reader. Talk to them and let your feelings be known.

• Embracing non-verbal form of communication. A touch on the shoulder or back, hugs and kisses, attentive eye contact and understanding gestures are all forms of staying connected with each other and can make a big difference in the strength of your relationship.

• Letting bygones be bygones.

Forgiving your spouse is a way of saying that you know nobody is perfect, including yourself, and Ihat you understand everyone makes mistakes. Forgive, pick up where you lef! off and move on with life.

• Earning and building trust. Keeping an open and honest relationship with your spouse naturally builds the trust factor. Jt also is representative that you are supportive of your spouse, believe in them and encourage them to accomplish their goals and dreams.

Establishing and keeping your own personal goals and dreams and continue to pursue them so you don't risk losing your individuality. This will help keep you grounded and maintain self-fulfillment. It's also important 10 take time 10 relax, both on your own and together with your partner, to keep stress level's down and experience the true enjoyment of life,

Women

Thought Processes of Men Vs. Women

Men Women Problem Solving

Acts of Affection

Revenge

Sex and Closeness

Men like to retreat into their "cave' when they're stressed. This allows them a "time out" to mull over the problem or think about something else enti.rely,

John Gray, who wrote "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus," suggests that men assign more "points" to "big" acts, such as buying a woman an expensivegif! or taking her on a weekend getaway. He feels a big act will support the relationship for a longer period of time.

When it comes to seeing a fair and trustworthy person harmed, we all feel a sense of empathy. But if that person is perceived as deserving of the harm, men may get a sense of satisfaction, and actually enjoy the person's misfortune, according to a study by University CoUege London.

Men typically feel closer in a relationship by laking part in shared activities, including sex, sports and other "physical and active'; activities.

Women like to talk to others about their problem and mull over solutions until it is solved. When a man retreats 10 his cave, a woman feels ignored and frustrated thai the problem is not getting the attention it deserves.

Gray counters, actually use a much different scoring system than men realize. They assign one point to every gesture a man makes, whether big or small, What women most appreciate are not occasional "big" g@stures., but regular shows of affections, whether big or small.

Women, however, show empathy when a person is harmed, even if that person was deemed deserving of the harm.

Women feel closer by communication and sharing of personal, intimate experiences and emotions.

Local Nurse Designs Patent Pending Product

By Sarah George

DeAnn Spink, HN from Ocean Isle, N.C, has developed the paten! pending., Nebulizer Mouthpiece Stand to assist in the care of respiratory patients al home and in the clinical. setting.

The Nebulizer Mouthpiece Stand is a lightweight durable stand, desiqned to save time and money. According to Spink, "Countless times, I've seen Nebulizer treatments wasted due to spillage and no place to stand the mouthpiece. This stand is designed to nearly every type of Nebulizer Mouthpiece, to allow for standing upright, avoiding contact with unsanitary surfaces and leakage of expensive medications." The stand also saves time by allowing for medications to bs pre-filled for future use.

Nebulizer Mouthp.iece Stands are now available for purchase online at

Medical Center Accepting Applications For Children's Asthma, Diabetes Camps

By Tim! McMullen

Grand Strand Regional Medical Center will sponsor the 1. 2th annual Camp Air Waves for children with asthma and Camp Seven Seas for children with diabetes June 22 - 25. The day camps will be held at the YMCA, located on 62nd Avenue· North extension between the Intracoastal Waterway and U.S .. 17 Bypass from 8:30 a.rn, -3 p.m.

Applications are how being accepted .. The camps are for children ages seven to 11, who have asthma or diabetes, require regular medication and are under a physician's care. The cost for the day camp is $25, which .includes meals and all field trips.

Scholarships are available.

"The goal of the camp is to help children manage their asthma or diabetes successfully through education and proper use of their medication," says Mark. Schecker, MD, allergist and medical director of the camp. "We also want the kids to enjoy camp events such as field trips and other activities that they might shy away from because of possible asthma or diabetes problems."

Each day will begin with medication and a short education session. Camp activities such as arts and crafts, field trips, games and music will fill the rest of the day.

For more information on Camp Air Waves or Camp Seven Seas or to register, Gall 839-9933.

www.nebulizermouthpiecestand.com or by calling 843-340-6303, for $19.95 (plus tax & shipping). "This is the perfect tool for any setting' and pays for itself in just a few uses," concluded Spink.

The Nebulizer Mouthpiece Stand developed by DeAnn Spink

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Museum, Acquires Jim Harrison Art Collection

The South Carolina State Museum has acquired a collection of artwork and prints by the popular South Carolina artist Jim Harrison.

The 80 prints are a gift of collector Reaves McCall of Hartsville, said Paul Matheny, chief curator of art. They join an original painting of Lake Murray, also donated by McCall, adding to this important contemporary painter's work. in the museum's growing art collection.

"Mr. McCall was inspired by Harrison's work when he saw one of his prints in a gallery. This led him to amass a substantial collection of the artist's prints, as well as several original paintings," said Matheny. "We are thrilled with his donation, and very graleful to him for it."

The prints comprise a nearly-complete collection of Harrison's published work, and will serve as a visual archive of the artist's portfolio, he said.

The painting, "Sunset on Lake Murray," is an acrylic painting on canvas depicting. Lake Murray,. which is a relatively unique image for the artist since it portrays the popular lake in the Midlands of South Carolina, as opposed to the country scenes or seascapes he is typically known for, said the curator.

"Harrison is known for his rural scenes of 'disappearing America' as well as for scenes of the South Carolina coast. Many of his pastoral paintings feature barns sporting advertisements for Rock City, Coca Cola or other common products, which were once

common in the South but are now rare. The prints are largely of this type.

"He also is known for his attention to detail, for rendering blades of grass and tree leaves in an almost photorealistic but stylized manner. The newlydonated painting represents the same attention to detail in the surface of Lake Murray's water."

Matheny finds it interesting that Harrison began his career as an apprentice to sign painter J.J. Cornforth, who created hand-lettered signs on the sides of buildings and barns as advertisements. "Harrison began to see these original 'works of art' disappearing as the barns and buildings began to decay, which led him to begin to document these places in his own artwork."

Matheny said he is working wi:th the museum's outreach man-

ager, Jeff Powley, to create a traveling exhibit of the prints that will be available to art centers and g.alleries around the state. "It will be great to see some of these images exhibited in areas where

they might originally have been created or inspired."

For information about the traveli ng exh i b ilia n p rog ra rn, conlact Jeff Powley at 803-737- 4159.

Art collector Reaves McCall presents the Jim Harrison painting Sunset on Lake Murray to South Carolina State Museum art curator Paul Matheny. The painting joins 80 Harrison prints also donated to the museum's collection by McCall. (Photo Susan Dugan/courtesy S.c.. State Museum)

Folk Art Show To Open June 1 at Sunset River Marketplace

Artists' reception Thursday, June 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. Public invited.

Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. will feature Kimber/y Dawn & Friends, a group show of works on canvas, wood, glass and metal by folk artists Kimberly

Dawn Clayton, Shauna

McGoldrick and Daniel

MacCosbe. The show opens Monday June 1 and runs through July 10. A reception to meet the artists will be held Thursday evening, June 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the gallery. The exhibition will present three distinct styles, with the common thread being that all are considered outsider art.

Kimberly Dawn is self-taught, but no longer considers herself untrained. The Tennessee native says, "I've been at Ihis a while now. I can see maturity in my work. Everything is tighter. My colors aren't muddy. My brush strokes are more confident. I'm still a folk artist, just not untrained anymore."

She is well known on the folk art Circuit, exhibiting at Folk Fest in Atlanta, Ga.; Abby Road On the River in Louisville, Ky.; National Mootest in Athens, Tenn. and other outsider art festivals. She works in acrylic and oil and sometimes uses rattle cans. Often the prolific artist creates sculptures out of castoff materials and incorporates items such as bottle caps, broken mirror pieces and compact discs into her pieces. Her painting "canvases" include everything from discarded I.umber

Artist Kimberly Dawn Clayton, Unti.tfed.,acry.lic.

and windows to guitars, drums and buildings.

Clayton was one of the organizers for last year's Folk Art Show and Battle of the Blues Bands at the Myrtle Beach House of Blues. She has also been involved with both Extreme Home Makeover projectsin the area. Other nonprofits have included Give Five (Chattanooga, Tenn.), Brunswick Family Assistance (Shallotte, N.C.) and Brunswick Arts Council (Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.) Born in Morristown, Tenn.

near Knoxville, she grew up in Chattanooga and now lives in My'rtle Beach ..

Shauna McGoldrick, oriqinalIy from San Diego, Calif., has been painting for some 36 years. She studied at the Mesa Arts Center in Arizona and Miracosta College in San Diego. After moving to North Myrtle Beach, S.C. with husband, Jack, in 2003, she won the Arts for the Animals poster contest sponsored by the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce.

About her work, McGoldrick says, "My paintings and found object art. take the viewer to a creative place where the possibilities are endless and are reminiscent of a fearless childhood." Included in the Sunset River Show will be Shauna's popular rescue dog images and mermaid paintings. The artist is a member of Studio 12, a painters' group at Sunset River Marketplace.

Dan MacCosbe uses

acrylic, ink and collage ana variety of surfaces, creating images that range from the comical to the trag.ic. His work is a surreal representation of the experiences and struggles we all face. Ironically, he began painting after losing his architectural draftsman job - the result of a floundering economy. After painting for about a year, MacCosbe is already painting full time. His work hangs at Art Wireless 99 on Market Street in Charleston, S.C. The Durham, N.C. native also volunteers for Globa'I' Awareness Project (GAP), a nonprofit group seeking to promote other nonprofits through the arts.

Dan says,"! got my start doing shows through the Art Walks at The Market Common in the summer of 2009, which were put on by GAP. I helped Kim with the HOB Battle of the Blues Festival and showed 36 pieces of my work that weekend. I .began attending workshops put on by the Roundtable [a local artist

Artist Shauna McGoldrick, Buster, acrylic.

organization], and particlpated in their December show, debuting my first series of paintings on doors, which have become my primary medium."

Sunset River Marketplace is located at 10283 Beach Drive S.w. (N.C. 179) in Calabash, N.C. Gal.lery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, call 910~575-5999 or vlslt the website at www.sunsetrivermarketpla ce. com.

Artist Daniel MacCosbe.

Descending, acrylic and ink.

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From the Editors of EIThe Environmental

Magazine

Dear EarthTalk: I understand there's an issue with the herbicide atrazlne showing up in dangerous quantities in drinking water, mostly throughout the central U,S. Why is this happeni.ng and what's being done about it?

- Marcus Gerde, Spokane, Wash.

Atrazine ls an herbicide that is widely used across the U,S. and elsewhere to control both broadleaf and grassy weeds in large-scale agricultural operations growing corn, sorghum, sugar cane and other foods. While its use is credited with increasing agricultural yields by as much as six percent, there is a dark side, The nonprofit Natural Resources Defense Counci.1 (NRDC) reports that alrazine exposure has been shown to impair the reproductive systems of amphibians and mammals, and has been linked to cancer in both laboratory animals and humans, Male frogs exposed to minute doses of atrazine can develop female sex characteristtcs. including hermaphroditism and the presence of eggs in the testes, Researchers suspect that these effects are amplified when atrazine and other harmful agricultural chemicals are employed togeth.er.

Atrazine's wide use makes its impacts that much scarier. NRDC reports that it is the most

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commonly detected pesticide

or herbicide in U,S, waters, with the highest levels found in Indiana, Missouri and Nebraska, The Southeast also faces atrazlna overload issues, What irks many public health advocates is that, even though study after study implicates atrazine in a long list of environmental and health problems, the U,S, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) still allows farms to apply 75 million pounds of it each year, The European Union banned atrazine in 2004 due to persistent groundwater pollution there,

Critics of the EPA accuse the agency of selling out the health of the American people so industrial agricultural companies can make big profits, Indeed,. in 2003, the EPA estimated a total annual economic impact, if atrazine were to be banned, of over $2 billion,including a yield loss plus increased herbicide cost averaging $28 per acre, In 2006, the EPA concluded that triazine herbicides (such as atrazi.ne) posed "no harm that would result to the general U,S, population, infants, children or other" .consurners."

In light of the EPA's refusal to consider a ban on atrazine, NROC and other groups have taken up the cause of educating consumers about the dangers posed .by our national addiction to dangerous herbicides and

Because of its application on crops such as com, sorghum, sugar cane and other foods, the chemical atrazine is the most commonly detected pesticide or herbicide in U.S., waters, including drinking water supplies, Atrazine exposure has been shown to impair the reproductive systems of amphibians and mammals, and has been linked to cancer in both laboratory animals and humans, (Photo Getty Images)

pesticides, and lobbying elected officials to add their voices. Pres.ident Obama has promised to take a hard look at atrazine, but it remains to be seen how long it will be before any such review takes place.

Of course, organiC farmers aren't waiting around for Obama to ban atrazine. By planting diverse crops, rotating them regularly and employing other ageold agricultural techniques, a new generation of American farmers is learning that expensive chemicals may not be able to boost their yields enough to warrant the high financial and environmental costs associated with constant chemical spraying,

As for you and I, the best way to prevent ingesting atrazine with our tap water is to buy a water fil~ ter that employs activated charcoal. NRDC publishes a free list of water filter recommendations on its Simple Steps website, If you're on a weJl, NRDC recommends having its water tested annually for atrazine and other contaminants. Even bottled water producers may not filter out atrazine from their source aquifers, so filtering at the tap is the only way consumers can be sure to remove it along with other contaminants,

Dear EarthTaIk: I'm told that, despite improvements in recent years, pesticides in flea collars are still harmful to pets and humans. Are there ways to minimize fleas without resorting to chemical concoctions? And is anything being done to ban these dangerous products from store shelves? - Nancy Trouffant, Lancaster, Pa.

Americans spend some $1 billion each year on products designed to combat fleas, Many of these products do their jobs handsomely, but two of the most egregious chemicals widely used in flea collars, tetrachlorvinphos and propoxur, have been shown to cause damage to our brains and nervous systems, and are known human carcinogens. Residues containing these

chemicals can stay on a pet's fur-and whatever he or she rubs up against, including your rugs,

furniture and children-for weeks on end,

The Natural Resources

Defense Council (NRDC) found that residue levels produced by some flea collars are 1,000 times higher than

which the U,S, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) con-

siders safe for children to be around. Previous campaigning by NRDC and other nonprofit groups convinced the federal government laban six other dangerous pesticides formerly common in flea collars, but tetrachlorvinphos and propoxur are still wreaking havoc on the environment and human and pet health,

In light of Ihese dangers, what's a concerned pet owner to do? For starters, ditch the collar and buy a flea comb, NRDC reports on its GreenPaws.org website that regular combing of a pet can help reduce fleas while allowing owners to monitor the extent of a given flea problem, Fleas caught in the comb should be drowned in soapy water, Also, vacuum frequently to rid your carpets, floors and crevices of fleas and their eggs., Dispose of any used vacuum bags immediately so fleas don't escape and re-infest the room,

In the case of an extreme infestation, a professional steam carpet cleaning might be your

inhibits fleas Nematodes-all-natural non-chemical biological agents available at most garden stores-will get rid of fleas in problem areas outdoors,

Of course, all this diligent work might still not be enough to keep fleas at bay, so you may need to turn to products formurated with essential oils that repel insects but do not harm pets or people, Be sure to start with small doses and monitor pets and family for al.lergic responses, Another non-pesticide option is S-Methoprene, a so-called Insect Growth Regulator which halts the growth of chitin, the substance that creates an insect's exoskeleton, and won't harm humans or pets, SMethoprene is best used as a tool in preventing an extended infestation since adult insects are unaffected by it.

With the federal government apparently uninterested in banning tetrachlorvinphos and propoxur from flea products, NRDC .is taking the issue straight to the people, Via its GreenPaws,org website, users can customize a letter to PETCO and PetSmart, the nation's two largest pet supply retailers, asking them to stop selling products containing such dangerous chemicals, And whether or not these companies will heed the call may well depend on consumer behavior, so the more you buy safer alternatives, the better.

The Natural Resources Defense Counc.il and other nonprofit groups convinced the federal government to ban six chemicals formerly common in flea collars, but two dangerous pesticides, tetrachlorvinphos and propoxur, are still used and are unsafe for humans and pets alike.

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best bel. As for your pet, frequent soapy baths are a great way to control fleas, Pet bedding should also be washed weekly in hot water, Outside of the housewhere your pet romps and frolics-keep your grass and shrubbe.ry clipped short to increase dryness and sunlight, which

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the Ottoman Turks occupied the Acropolis and used the Parthenon to store gunpowder. A mortar fired by the attacking Venetians hit the building and ignited the gunpowder, causing much of the widespread damage we see today.

• Although Portuguese is the official language of Brazil, those who study such things say that there are 170 languages spoken in that country, most of them known well only by the indigenous people who grew up speaking them.

in England; his residence was in Aquitaine, in the southwestern part of France. He didn't speak English, either.

• If you are a parent, you probably won't be surprised to learn that among the under-18 crowd, strawberries are the favorite fruit, followed closely by grapes and bananas.

• THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:

"The nuclear arms race is like two sworn enemies standing waist deep in gasoline, one with three matches, the other with five." - Carl Sagan

• The koala bear, that cute and cuddly icon of Down Under, never drinks water. The critters get all the water they need from the food they eat.

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• Between 1997 and 2003, the number of 9- to 12-year-olds who spent time outdoors hiking, fishing or camping fell by 50 percent.

• The next time you're at a dance in Utah, remember not to get too close to your partner; in that state, by law, daylight must be visible between partners.

• Medical experts say that coconut water has the same pH and electrolyte balance as human blood. In fact, during World War II, doctors who were running low on supplies used coconut water in plasma transfusions.

• Hunters, take note: The largest deer that ever lived was the Irish elk, which became extinct more than 7,000 years ago. Though it stood a remarkable 7 feel tall at the shoulders, the creature's most amazing characteristic was its antlers, which could stretch 12 feet from tip to tip and weigh up to 90 pounds. Imagine thaI rack hanging on your living-room wall!

• It was British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli who made the following observation: "My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me."

• When city officials in New Orleans are estimating the crowds that turn out for Mardi Gras, they use the sanitation department's figures on how much garbage was removed during the festival.

• It was famed fashion designer Coco Chanel who made the little black dress a popular item; before that, most women wore black only when they were in mourning.

• In 2002, in an effort to be more environmentally friendly, Ireland decided to try to reduce the use of plastic grocery bags by levying a 15-cent tax on each one. It worked, too - use of the bags dropped by 95 percent.

• Google Earth, the virtual geographic information program, isn't just a fun thing to fiddle with on your computer; it can be a law-enforcement tool, too. Just last year, police in Switzerland noticed a cornfield that looked a bit odd; it turns out that the farmer was raising marijuana and had hidden the two-acre plot within his corn fields .

• Greece's Parthenon is a famous ruin, but many people today don't realize that it wasn't time that caused the destruction of the structure. In 1687,

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:

"Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet." - Roger Miller

• England's King Richard I, known popularly as the Lionheart, didn't actually live

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(October 23 to November 21) An insensitive act makes a difficult situation more so. But try not to waste either your physical or emotional energies in anger. Move on and let others fill the clod in on the facts of life. SAGITIARIUS

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members taking the news? - Shelli E, via e-mail

A: Helen Wagner, 91, who passed away May 1, was a soap opera icon. She even held the Guinness world record for playing the same character on TV for the longest period of time. I spoke with longtime friend and cast mate Eileen Fulton (who has played Lisa since 1960) about Helen's passing, and she told me she felt a litlle shell-shocked. "My one regret is that she didn't hang on a little longer to wrap the show up (which ends its run in September). That's the Ihing that keeps haunting me. She spoke the first words on the show; we all were hoping she'd have the last words 100."

Q: I am thrilled that so many

- of my favorite shows from the 1970s and '80s are beginning to show up on DVD. Can you tell me when "Falcon Crest" will be out on DVD. I can't wail! - Janel U. in Florida

A: Wait no longer. "Falcon Crest: Season 1" is now out on DVD, and can be found wherever DVDs are sold and rented. I also can't wait to re-live those Tuscany Valley memories, with Angela's scheming, Lance's ladykilling and Maggie's voice of reason. It is especially fun to see Susan Sullivan's portrayal of Maggie back Ihen compared with her hilarious Martha Rodgers (Castle's mom) on "Castle."

Q: I love the addition of Rob Lowe to NBC's "Parks and Recreation." What else does he have coming up? - Irene T., Brunswick, Ga.

A: Along with his "Parks and Rec" duties, Rob Lowe will guest star in the fourth season of the Showtime series "Californication." Rob will play Eddie Nero, a neurotic yet talented movie star who is in the running to play Hank Moody (David Duchovny) in the film version of Hank's hit novel. Rob will appear in at least one episode, but could become a recurring character.

Q: My mother and I are loyal viewers of the daytime soap opera "As the World Turns." We were so sad to hear that Helen Wagner, who had been on the show since it premiered back in 1956, had passed away. How are the other cast





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You might not like some people's idea of a surprise. But you could be in for a pleasant shock when someone finally sends a reply to a request you made so long ago that you almost forgot about it.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20)

It's a time to expect the unexpected. So



don't be surprised if a decision that just

recently seemed final suddenly opens up and leaves you with another chance to make an important choice ..

GEMINI (May 21 to June 20)

Taking a different tack on a work project might rankle some colleagues. But the positive results of your innovative course soon speak for themselves. Celebrate with a fun-filled weekend. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Meeting new associates can be awkward, even if you're in a high positive phase ri.ght now. Best advice: Make them feel comfortable, and you'll soon forget your own discomfort.

LEO (July 23 to August 22)

It's a good time for you social Lions to blow-dry your manes, polish your claws and look like the Fabulous Felines you are as you make new friends and influence the influential.

VIRGO

(August 23 to September 22) Expectations run especially high this week, and you should feel confident in your abilities to take advantage of what mi.ght be offered. A colleague has some advice you might find helpful.

Susan Sullivan

READERS: A few months back, I held a contest for five lucky readers to win a DVD of Taylor Hicks' "Whomp at the Warfield" concert DVD. Scores of loyal Taylor Hicks fans (and Celebrity Extra readers) correctly answered this question:

What songs did Taylor sing in the "American Idol" finale, which ultimately crowned him the winner? (The songs were "Living for the City," "Levon" and "Do I Make You Proud?") Winners in the drawing were: Tammy Krebs of Groton, Conn.; Amy Hicks (no relation to Taylor!) of Theresa, NY; Dorothy Mayes of Roanoke, Va.; Nicholas Russo of Norwell, Mass.; and Nancy McConnell of Stansbury Park, Utah. Keep an eye on your mailboxes, folks. Taylor Hicks is on his way!

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"The Last Stand:

Custer, Sitting 'Bull and the Battle of the Little .Big Horn" by Nathaniel Philbrick (Viking, $30)

Reviewed by Larry Cox

There have been dozens of books written about George Armstrong Custer and the Battle of the Utile Big Horn. Now Nathaniel Philbrick, author of the recent bestseller "Mayflower" and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, has written what just might be the definitive take on both Custer and the battlelo-the-death that was fought beside a little-known river in Montana.

Us.i.ng flashbacks, character sketches and historical context, Phi.lbrick focuses on the weeks leading up to the Batlle of the Little Big Horn. Most importantIy, he fleshes out its two main principals: George Armstrong Custer, a Civil War general who was both loved and loathed by his fellow soldiers; and Sitting Bull, the highly intelligent, politi-

cally savvy leader of the Plains Indians. These two men and their bloody battle are played out against the backdrop of the America West of the 1870s, a time and place of exploration, violence and manifest destiny.

What gives this book its literarylegs is the way the author unearths new material in unexpected places. For example, during his research, Philbrick mel with the great grandson of Sitting Bull, gained access 10 a soldier's never-before-published writings thai were begun just months after the battle, and even interviewed officers at West Point for their take about the realities of an on-me-around war.

To get a feel for the area, Philbrick even rode a horse across the battlefield with a Crow tribal member. As a result, readers can almost hear the hoofs of the horses and taste the dust of the plains.

For the first time, dots are connected to show how celebrity and the media were pivotal in shaping what was eventual'ly accepted as historical fact about the West It wasn't by chance or accident that Custer brought along an embedded reporter for what would be his final campaign.

"The Last Stand" is an exceptional piece of historical reporting.

IINever Tell Our Business to Strangers: A Memoir"

By Jennifer Mascia (Random House, $26) Reviewed by Katherine Burns Olson

Jennifer Mascia had a wild childhood.

At 5 years old, her father was arrested by the FBI. By 28, both of her parents - her criminal dad and his protective wife, her loyal mother - had suecumbed to vicious, fatal bouts of cancer. All that happens in between - the family'S crisscrossing the country; their ferocious fights and bitter, latent secrets; their ultimately unbreakable bond - is what makes Jennifer's memoir, "Never Tell Our Business to Strangers," a humane, moving monument to the life and death of a most unusual family.

Chronicling the turbulent life she lived, unknowingly, on the

lam, the author speaks raw truth to experiences that others with less nerve might not have the courage to relive, much less retell. Her father, whose arrests for murder and drug deallno injected equal parts fear and thrill into their transient lives, remains a beyond-all-odds beloved antihero, a tragic, romantic character whose love for his family, though tested by deception and division, is ever present in Jennifer's life. Though his choices - right and wrong- foreveralter the course of the lives of those he holds most dear, his love for his family is what sustains them, and their story.

DrawinQl on her experience as a professional journalist and' news assistant at The New York Times, Jennifer untangles the intricate knots of her family's shadowy history with both frankness and what must be sheer willpower. Her tale, though often unwieldy and at times disconnected, is revealing, a portrait of and confrontation with the vilest of truths with clarity, grace and a daughter's forgiveness.

BESTSELLERS

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Help

Kathryn Stockett, Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam 2. Dead In the Family

Chanaine Harris

3. Innocent

Scoll Turow, Grand Centra 4. Every Last One

Anna Quindlen, Random House 5. Deliver Us From Evil

David Baldacci, Grand Cenlral 6. This Body of Death Elizabeth George, Harper

7. Island Beneath the Sea Isabel Allende, Harper

8. Mafterhom

Karl Marlantes, Allanlic Monthly

9. The Double Comfort Safari Club Alexander McCall Smilh, Pantheon 10. The 9th Judgment

James Patterson, Maxine Paelro, lillie Brown

HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. Spoken From the Heart

Laura 8ush, Scribner

2. Mom

Davelsay (Ed.), Penguin Press 3. The Big Short

Michael Lewis, Norton

4. This Time Together

Carol Bumetl. Harmony

5. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloo!, Crown

6. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang Chelsea Handler, Grand Central 7. Hellhound on His Trail Hampton Sides, Doubleday

8. Oprah

Kitty Kelley,. Crown 9. Lift

Kelly Corrigan, Hyperion

10. I'll Mature When I'm Dead Dave Barry, Putnam

TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Stieg Larsson, Vintage

2. Litlle Bee

Chris Cleave, S&S

3. The Girl Who Played With Fire Stieg Larsson, Vintage

4. South of Broad

Pat Conroy, Dial

5. A Reliable Wife

Robert Goolrick, Algonquin 6. Cutting for Stone Abraham Verghese, Vintage

7. The Elegance of the Hedgehog Muriel Barbery, Europa Editions

8. Olive Kitteridge

Elizabeth Strout, Random House 9. On Folly Beach

Karen While, New American Library 10. Let the Great World Spin

Colum McCann, Random House

TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 1. Eat, Pray, Love

EHzabeth Gilbert, Penguin

2. Food Rules

Michael Pollan, 'Penguin

3. Shop Class as Soulcraft Matthew 8. Crawford, Penguin 4. Same Kind of Different as Me

Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Thomas Nelson

S. Suck Your Stomach in and Put Some Color On! Shellie Rushing Tomlinson, Berkley

6. Gift From the Sea

Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Pantheon 7. Three Cups of Tea

Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Penguin 8. The Blind Side

Michael Lewis, Norton

9. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea Chelsea Handler, Simon Spotlight

10. With .the Old Breed

Eugene B. Sledge, Presidio

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1. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Stieg Larsson, Vintage

2. The Girl Who Played With Fire Stieg Larsson, Vintage

3. The Last Song

Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central 4. Wicked Prey

John Sandford, Berkley 5. Dead and Gone Charlaine Harris, Ace

6. Long Lost

Harlan Coben, Signet 7. Dear John

Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central 8. To Kjll a Mockingbird

Harper Lee, Warner

9. Hothouse Orchid

Stuart Woods, Signet

10. The Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger, Warner

CHILDREN'S INTEREST 1. The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary Jeff Kinney, Amulet

2. The Prince of Mist

Carlos Ruiz Zaton, Little Brown 3. The Book Thief

Markus Zusak, Knopf

4. Big Nate: In a Class by Himself Lincoln Peirce, Harper

5. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Journey to Change the World ... One Child at a Time Greg Mortenson, David Oliver Relin, Puffin 6. The Carrie Diaries

Candace 8ushnell, Balzer & Bray 7. Spells

Aprilynne Pike, Harper Teen 8. The Demigod Files

Rick Riordan, Hyperion

9. When You Reach Me Rebecca Stead, Wendy Lamb 10. Savvy

Ingrid Law, Puffin

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Spoleto Brings Internationally Acclaimed Artists to Charleston Annual Festival Runs May 28 - June 13

The 2010 Spoleto Festival USA season is an expansive program showcasing internationally and nationally acclaimed artists in approximately 45 productions. Held annually in historic Charleston, S.C, the thirty-fourth festival runs from May 28 through June 13 and features numerous U.S. and festival debuts and the return of several audience favorites along with the April reopening of the newly restored Dock Street Theatre, Charleston's most beloved theatrical space.

Geoff Nuttall in his new role as the Charles E. and Andrea L. Volpe Director for Chamber Music and host and a roster of musicians including pianist Pedja Muzijevic, cellist Alisa Weilerstein, soprano Dawn Upshaw, and violist Hsin-Yun Huang as well as the SI. Lawrence String Quartet.

Another operatic highlight of the festival will be the first U.S. production of Wolfgang Rihm's Proserpina. Composed by one of Europe's most prolific and influential composers and named 2009's World Premiere

Ge rman post-pun klelectro/rock band that sings, dances, and drums its way through a set of mock-serious musical send-ups in a late-night, cabaret-style performance.

The 2010 dance program embraces both the classical and contemporary poles of dance. Representing classical ballet at its most pure is Nina Ananiashvili, the legendary prima ballerina, along with her Tbilisi-based troupe the National Balle! of Georgia in a dreamily metaphysical Giselle. At the other end of the classical spectrum, the all-male ballet troupe Les Ballets Trockadero

Nina Ananiashvili and Vasil Akhmeteli with the National Ballet of Georgia in Giselle, at Spoleto Festival USA. (Photo courtesy of National Ballet of Georgia)

After a meticulous three-year restoration, the Dock Street Theatre reopens with a series of high-profile events including a new production of Flora, an Opera, an 18th-century English ballad opera with a deep connection to Charleston. Delightfully enchanting yet shrewdly satirical, Flora was the first opera ever performed in the American colonies in Charleston in 1735. The performance proved such a success that it was re-staged the following year in what was then the brand-new Dock Street Theatre, America's first purpose-built theatre. Nearly 300 years later, Flora returns to the Dock Street stage having been reorchestrated by composer Neely Bruce (who also conducts the Spoleto performances) and staged by British director John Pascoe who also designed the sets and costumes.

Audiences will also welcome the return of the Bank of America Chamber Music Series to the Dock Street Theatre. Back in its traditional venue, the series will again offer the signature twice-daily concerts, with

of the Year by Opernwelt magazine, the work depicts the tragic legend of the Roman deity Proserpina, Greek mythology's Persephone, goddess of springtime and queen of the underworld. Scored for soprano and an all-female chorus, the opera's title role will be sung by Heather Buck and will be directed by Obie Award-winning director Ken Rus Schmoll with John Kennedy conducting the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra.

In an engaging one-man show, the jazz/new music composer and improviser Erik Friedlander recounts anecdotes from family road trips in Block Ice & Propane. A collection of cinematic cello compositions, Friedlander's music and stories are paired with family and "road-cycle" images by his father, celebrated photographer Lee Friedlander, family snapshots by his mother Maria Friedlander, and short films from the filmmakerfdirector Bill Morrison.

Shifting to the playfully dark side of family dynamics are the brother-sister duo of Astrid and Otto Rot of Die Roten Punkte, a

Pinto & Avshalom Pollak Dance

Company's Oyster, a melange of phantasmagoriC and comic vignettes that is part dance, part theater and part carnival sideshow; New York-based Gallim Dance performs I Can See Myself in Your Pupil, a riveting suite of dances set to an eclectic score by Balkan Beat Box, and the much-praised revival of Lucinda Childs's groundbreaking 1979 work Dance, set to an original score by Philip Glass and framed by a black-and-white film by artist Sol LeWitt.

The 2010 music program includes three virtuosic stringbased ensembles: the internationally renowned Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba, celebrated for their lively interpretations of West African Bambara music; New York's Ebony Hillbillies, whose roots in jazz, blues, bluegrass, rockabilly, rock-and-roll, and country are credited with rejuvenating traditional AfricanAmerican string band music; and, also rooted in the stringband tradition, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, known for expanding the rich tradition of fiddle and banjo music of the Carolina Piedmont region, will headline the Festival Finale.

Three female vocalists with diverse artistic sensibilities will

Dock Street Theatre in Charleston, S.C. (Photo Julia Lynn, 2010)

de Monte Carlo performs Peter Anastos's witty Go for Barocco in an irreverent and loving homage to the art form.

The dance program also looks at a range of contemporary work, with Tel Aviv's Inbal

appear in the Wachovia Jazz Series: Lizz Wright, whose "smoky voice makes you hold your breath" (The New York Times); legendary British vocalist (and 2009 Grammy nominee) Norma Winstone along

with her trio; and Fabiana Cozza, hailed for her sensuous sound and devotion to the rich heritage of Afro-Brazilian music.

Featured instrumentalists will include Polish pianist Leszek Moidier, whose masterful interpretations of Chopin, Ellington and Nirvana have made him a jazz giant in Europe; Nailor "Proveta" Azevedo, recognized as Brazil's finest saxophonist and clarinetist; and the prodigiously talented 21-year-old guitarist Julian Lage, whose debut album Sounding Point is nominated for a 2010 Grammy for Best Contemporary Jazz Album.

Emmanuel Villaume, the Christel DeHaan Music Director for Opera & Orchestra, will lead the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra in two concerts: The first program will feature Ravel's La Valse, an early 20th-century masterpiece evoking the unsettled mood of European society after World War I, and Richard Strauss's epic tone poem Also Sprach Zarathustra. The second program will include Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 and Coriolan Overture, Mozart's Symphony No. 35, and Wagner's tender symphonic poem Siegfried Idyll.

The renowned Westminster Choir, Spoleto Festival USA's longtime chorus-in- residence, can be heard in a variety of settings throughout the festival. Under the baton of Artistic Director for Choral Activities Joseph Flummerfelt, the choir joins with the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra for an evening of music including Mozart's majestic Coronation Mass and Brahms's Schicksalslied.

The Intermezzi Series will feature chamber ensembles from the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra In performances to include Rossini's Overture to L'italiana in Algeri, Beethoven's Symphony No, 4, and Mozart's Symphony No. 40. Singers from Flora, an Opera will offer a lively recital of art songs and arias.

The Opening Night Fele, immediately following the May 28 performance of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, will celebrate the start of the festival with a festive party in the beautiful gardens of the Spoleto headquarters at the Murray Center, 14 George Street.

Tickets can be purchased online at spoletousa.org, by phone at 843-579-3100 or in person at the Spoleto box office at the Gaillard Municipal Auditorium, 77 Calhoun Street.

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By Jean Hampton

The grand opening of the new Myrtle Beach Boardwalk festivities May 14 and 15 included appearances by TV celebrities, area officials, the National Shag Dance team, a Beach Music Fest, fireworks and hundreds of locals and visitors.

The CBS Early Show with weather anchor, Dave Price, broadcast live from the Boardwalk and beach area on Friday, May 14. A tarqe crowd enjoyed the opportunity to participate and view the sand sculpture likeness of Dave Price by Team Sandtastic of Sarasota, Fla. The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored the event and provided free donuts and coffee for those who attended.

Saturday, May 15 was the official opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the Boardwalk. Hundreds were present for the activities and shared in the recognition of the history behind this area of Myrtle Beach. A plaque marking the spot of the old Pavilion and a plaque commemorating the opening of the Boardwalk were unveiled. A portion of the Boardwalk will be named "Gloria's Way" in honor of Gloria Sapp a Myrtle Beach hotelier and long time resident of the Grand Strand. She was active in the Myrtle 8each Chamber of Commerce and the Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Merchant's Association. Mrs. Sapp

Photographer Jack Thompson, well known for documenting Myrtle Beach history for the past 45 years, atop the Ocean Front Bar & Grill recording this piece of history, too.

passed away in April at the age of 84. Another highlight of the weekend celebrations was the unveiling of a giant cake in the shape of a flip flop. Buddy Valastro, the Cake Boss, from the TLC television reality show supervised the making of the cake and its delivery to Myrtle Beach from Hoboken, N.J. The cake measured len feet long and weighed about 1,200 pounds. Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes, Brad Dean, president of Myrtle Beach Area Chamber

The Cake Boss,Buddy Valastro serves slices of the giant flip flop cake.

L~R,. Jean Hampton, photographer for Coast and Alternatives with CBS weather anchor Dave Price after he broadcast live from the new Myrtle Beach Boardwalk on Friday,. May 13.

Official ribbon cutting ceremony. L-R, Randall Wallace; Mike Chestnut; Mike lowder; Buddy Valastro, The Cake Boss; Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes;Susan Grissom Means; Wayne Gray; Mike Wooten; and Caroli.neBlanton, Miss Myrtle Beach Teen.

of Commerce, and others joined Buddy in serving the first slices of the cake 10 a long line of eager folks who wanted a sample.

Myrtle Beach Downtown

Redevelopment executive director David Sebok spearheaded the project and the following are some of the stats about the Boardwalk:

• Total length - 1.2 miles, from 14th

Ave .. Pier southward to the 2nd Ave. Pier. o Nearly 800,.000 feet of lumber makes up the entire boardwalk.

• Almost 300,000 nails, 555,000 screws and 10,000 bolls were used.

• The cost is almost $7 million, which is under budget, and it look nine months to build.

All photos by Jean Hampton .

Team Sandtasticscreated a Iarqer-than-llfe sand sculpture of Dave Price from the national CBS Early Show.

The National Shag Dance Team performed during the Boardwalk opening day events and beach music celebration.

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The Un .. Comfort Zone

By Robert Wilson

On my Honor

With the morning mist still on the Hudson River, and the sun just kissing the cliff tops of the New Jersey Palisade, Aaron Burr, vice president of the United States shot and killed former secretary of the treasury, Alexander Hamilton. Political opponents for years, the duelists faced each other after Bun sent these words to Hamilton: "Political opposition can never absolve gentlemen from the necessity of a rigid adherence to the laws of honor."

Once upon a time people were rnotivated by honor .. Acquiring it, maintaining it, defending it Bitler duels were fought in its name. I don'! hear much talk about honor anymore

Could it be the concept of honor is too difficult to understand? Is it truly ineffable - impossible to define - to the point that no one really knows what it means? As a virtue, it has certainly laken a beating when some cultures identify the murder of family members as an "honor killing," and when criminals such as the Mafia call themselves "men of honor."

I looked it upin Webster's Dictionary and: found the words "reputation" and ".integrity." Bul, honor seems to be more than that. II is similar to the definition of

_ character which is: "what you do when no one is watching." Again, it must be more than that. So, I researched what some historical figures said about it. Most of them described honor by what itis not.

Thomas Jefferson said, "Nobody can acquire honor by doing what is wrong." OK, we'll assume he means you must do what is right or good. The problem may be thai by loday's standards those are up for debate.

The ancient Greek playwr.ight,

Sophocles, also tells us what not to do, but at the same time defines what is wrong: "Ratner fail with honor than succeed by fraud."

Which reminds me of my favorite quote from The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini:

"There is only one sin, only one. And that is theft. Every other sin is a variation of thefL.When you kill a man, you steal. a life. You steal his wife's right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a li'8, you steal sorneone's right to the truth .. When you cheat, you steal Ihe right to fairness."

Of course fraud is theft, and any way in which someone defrauds another is wrong. Today, however, I feel as if fraud is the new coin of Ihe realm. That it has

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become an accepted part of our culture. I hear so many conflicting claims from government officials - whether ilis about global warming or the cause of terrorism or how to repair the economy- that sometimes I don't really know what to be.lieve. It reminds me of abil of graffiti I saw years ago: "Believe nothing of which you hear and only half of what you see."

I also like this observation by former U.S. President, Herbert Hoover, "When there is a lack of honor in government, the morals of the whole people are poisoned." in other words, if we feel like our government is cheating us, then a kind of a trickle-down corruption starts to exist. Now that is frightening indeed.

Others say that honor is something that we are born with, and that we must strive to keep it. German philosopher, Arthur Schopenhauer, said, "Honor has nol to be won; it must only not be lost." Here is a srmnar statement by French author and poet, Nicholas Boileau, "Honor is I'ike an island, rugged and without shores; once we have left it, we can never return." Still, neither tells what it is.

And, you can't really claim to have it, as Ralph. Waldo Emerson notes, "The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons. n Could it be something that only other people can observe in you?

Leonardo da Vinci, endeavored to define it as, "He who sows virtue reaps honor." One of the best definitions I found is from journalist, Waller lippmann, "He has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct though ltis inconvenient, unprofitable, or dangerous to do so."

I recall my father teaching me about honor and duly, and I have endeavored to teach my sons about il as weiLl hope they will grow up in a world where honor has a resurgenoeand people are motivated by it once again.

Is the concept of honor simply too dfffi~ cult to understand?

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HOLLYWOOD ... Raindrops fell on Tinseltown, and everyone is happy about that We don't see rain often. Which brings to mind my favorite scene in a movie:

Gene Kelly singing and dancing in the rain in the movie "Slnqin' in the Rain." I had the pleasure of knowing him, and oh, what an attractive man! As for his dancing ability, no one doubts that, and many limes there are arguments as to who was the better

"hoofer," Gene Kelly or Fred Astaire. I don't think thai argument has ever been settled.

One argument that is pretty much settled among those who write about acting is that Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks are the No, 1 actors on the big screen today. Many of you might disagree, and if you do let us hear from you. Remember, this doesn't mean glamour, sex appeal or box-offioe draw. Jus! plain ACTING!

Sir Michael Caine appeared on "The Late Show With David Letterman," and not once did Dave mention the Sir. As a viewer, I would much rather hear about his receiving that honor, and his private I,i.fe, than what he thought about acting and films. But once again, they weren't doing the show for me. And harking back to best actors, certainly he is one of them.

Don'l you love this title, "Finding Grandma"? It screened as the opening night film at the Malibu Film Festival. Malibu,. in case you're not aware of th is part of the country, is a fashionable beach community on the Pacific aboul10 miles from Hollywood as the crow flies. Or any other bird, for that matter. Speaking of Malibu, I can't remember whether or not I've told you this, but it's such fun that it

bears repeating. Larry Hagman has a palatial home on the beach in a gated community in Malibu. He also has a home in town. When he's at his Malibu manse he flies a flag, so everyone knows Hagman is in residence.

Aside to Josephine G. of Yuma, Ariz.: Conan O'Brien is supposed to hit the air in the fall for TBS. Already advertisers are fighting for spots on the

show. And no, I do not know where or how he is spending his time. We all know about Conan's career ups and downs, but not too much about his private llte. And no, I don't think he dyes his hair reddish. I think he was born that way .... And to Muriel O. of Dallas: No, definitely Dave and Regis are NOT enemies. Actually they are friends and like each other. So much for late-night stuff.

Sandra, Bullock is certainly making headlines in all areas. Word from "The Big Easy" is she has been seen trotting around the Garden District, where she now has a home. AND to be a bil repetitious, that area of "The Big Easy" is looking more and more !.ike Hollywood South.

Gwyneth Paltrow always has had her own distinctive look, but on a recent Late Show with letterman, she looked like all Ihe other femme guests: long, straight blond hair parted in Ihe middle, and little-nothing black dress. They talked mostly about their children (as Dave alwaysd.oes) in lieu of mentioning her famous relatives: her mother actress Blythe Danner and father producer Bruce Paltrow. Nor did he mention how she came to name her daughter Apple. Instead, he asked if her children liked the food in England.

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By DNA Smith ........ _ ...... _ EDITOR'S NOTE;New DVDs reviewed in this column will be available in stores the week "~~.11111""~~~~~ of May 24 - June 1,2010.

n_~!"JI:_ Richard Lesterdirected films from the '70s starring

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York,

Richard Chamberlain, Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Charlton Heston,

Christopher Lee and Fay Dunaway. In the first film, York plays

D' Artagnan, a naive country boy who travels to Paris to become a musketeer. He soon falls in with the Titular Three and becomes caught up in a mission to thwart the evil machinations of Cardinal Richelieu (Heston) and a pair of assassins (Lee and Dunaway). In the sequel, the Musketeers must protect D' Artagnan's love Constance (Welch) from being murdered by Faye Dunaway's character, who is still hoping to disgrace the French queen and bring scandal and shame to England's Duke of Buckingham.

These are two great adventure films, filled with action, romance, humor and passion. You can tell the cast had a ball making them, their enthusiasm just leaps from the screen. And for a reduced price of around $13 for the pair, how could you NOT own them?

Dog Of The Week

"Alice in Wonderland" (PG) -Director Tim Burton inflicts his Goth Kiddie aesthetic and Danny Elfman's bombastic, intrusive score upon Lewis Carroll's classic. To add insult to injury, he also drags Johnny Depp and a host of top-shelf talent (Stephen Fry, Alan Rickman and Anne Hathaway, to name a few) into this frantic, CGI-Iaden muddlefest. Without regard or respect for the original works, Burton turns Carroll's whimsical and intelligent stories into another hackneyed blockbuster popcorn flick, devoid of wit or charm or imagination.

TV Series

"True Blood" The Complete Second Season

"The Guild" Season 3 "George Gently" Series 2

"Hoarders" The Complete Season One "Victory at Sea" Deluxe Edition

"All Creatures Great & Small" Complete Collection

"Flashpoint" The Second Season

"The Virginian" Complete First Season "Leverage" The Complete Second Season

"Royal Pains" Season One "Waitingfor God" Season Five

"Bing Crosby" The Television Specials Vall

"Drop Dead Diva" Season One "Rescue Me" Complete Fifth Season "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" Vol. 7 "Ghost Hunters International" Season One, Part One

"Bum Notice" Season Three "Mister Ed" The Complete Third Season

"Foyle's War" Set 6 "lviidsomer Murders" Set 15

Couch Theater: DVD Previews

Picks Of The Week

"Spartacus: 50th Anniversary Edition" (PG~13) -- Kirk Douglas stars in this Stanley Kubrick-directed Sword & Sandal epic about a Roman gladiator who leads a failed slave revolt against the Roman Empire. "Spartacus" sports a stellar supporting cast: Laurence Olivier, Peter Ustinov (who won an Oscar for his performance), Tony Curtis, Jean Simmons and Charles Laughton. The battle scenes, although a half-century old, are

just as thrilling as anything you saw in Russell Crowe's

"Gladiator." This release is the restored director's cut, which includes the infamous bath house scene between Olivier and Curtis that was removed because of its overt bisexual content.

"The Road" (R) -- In the aftermath of an unspecified global apocalyptic event, a father and son (Viggo Mortensen, Kodi SmitMcPhee) struggle to survive in a savage world where most of humanity has been wiped out, cold-blooded cannibalistic fiends lurk around every corner and the inevitability of cruel death hangs like a shroud over every waking moment. So yeah. Feel-Good Movie of 2009, for sure.

"Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame:

Legends" (Unrated) -- This 3-DVD set contains 46 performances from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies including performances by Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Wilson Pickett.The Doors & Eddie Vedder, Aretha Franklin, Little Richard and, well, just about everybody who had a hit record between 1955 and 1995. There's also more than four hours of bonus footage, including rehearsal performances, interviews and induction speeches,

"Stagecoach" (The Criterion Collection) (Unrated) -- John Wayne got his first big role as The Ringo Kid in John Ford's epic Western about a perilous stagecoach journey from Arizona to New Mexico. Some critics have called this film the "Citizen Kane" of Westerns, and I agree. "Stagecoach" rewrote the genre and created a template for the modern Western film. John

Wayne, in the uncommon role of an outlaw, delivers an absolutely riveting and timeless performance; and John Ford's breathless cinematography makes the film a feast for the eyes.

Truth be told, I am not a big fan of Westerns, but there are a few cowboy movies that are so well done, I can't help but love them.

Kirk Douglas in "Spartacus".

"Stagecoach" is one of them. The others (in case you were wondering): "The Shootist" (also starring The Duke), "Tombstone" (starring Kurt Russell) and "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" (Wayne again, with Jimmy Stewart).

"Life" (narrated by David Attenborough) (Unrated) -Following on the heels of the award-winning BBC / Discovery Channel series "Planet Earth" is the equally spectacular "Life." This 10- episode miniseries explores life on our planet in all its forms and what all the different kinds plants and animals need to do in order to survive. From complex (and often amusing) mating rituals, hunting techniques and offbeat defensive strategies, we are shown the natural world in all its wondrous and savage splendor.

There are two versions available:

The American/Discovery Channel version (narrated by Oprah) and

the original BEC production narrated by David Attenborough. I strongly suggest you buy the Attenborough version. The script he reads from is very different than the one we heard Oprah narrate here in America. Attenborough treats the viewer as an inquisitive, intelligent adult, while the Oprah version has been dumbed-down to the point where you feel she is addressing a 3-year-old. Both versions come in either DVD or Blu-Ray.

Oliver Reed in "The Three Muskateers" ..

"The Three Musketeers"/"The Four Musketeers" (PG) -- This is a two-DVD set containing the classic

TIP 10 PIP IlIIIes

1. Usher feat wilLl.am Last Week: No.6 "OMG" (LaFace)

2. B,o.B feat. Bruno Mars No. 1 "Nothin' On You" (RebelRockiGrand Hustle)

3. Rihanna No. 2 "Rude Boy" (SRP/Def Jam)

4 .. Taio Cruz feat. Ludacris No.3 "Break Your Heart" (Mercury)

5. Lady Antebellum No.4 "Need You Now" (Capitol Nashville)

6. Train No.5 "Hey, Soul Sister" (Columbia)

7. B.o.B. feat. Hayley Williams of Paramore No.9 'Airplanes" (RebelRockfGrand Hustle)

8. Ke$ha No. a "Your Love Is My Drug" (Kemosabe/RCA)

9. Jason Derulo No.7 "In My Head" (Beluga Heights) 10.. Jay-Z "'" Mr. Hudson No. 12 "Young Forever' (Roc Nation)

Top 10 Albums

1. B.o.B new entry "8.0.8 Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray" (RebelRockfGrand Hustle/Atlantic)

2, Lady Antebellum No.2 "Need You Now" (Capitol Nashville)

3. Bullet for My Valentine new entry 'Fever" (J.ive)

4. Justin Bieber No.3 "My World 2.0" (SchoolBoy/Raymond Braun/Island)

5. AC/DC No.4 "Iron Man 2" (Marvel/Albert Productions/Columbia)

6. Usher No.5 "Raymond V Aaymond" (LaFace/Jive)

7. Melissa Etheridge new entry "Fearless Love" (Island)

8. Miranda Cosgrove new entry "Sparks Fly (EP)," (Columbia)

9. Various Artists No.6 "NOW 33' (Universal/EMI/Sony

Music) .

10. Soundtrack No.1 "Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna (EP)" (20th Century FoX/Columbia)

Top 10 Hot Countrv Singles

1: Joe Nichols No. l'Gimmie That Girl" (Show DogUniversal)

2, Chris Young No.4 "The Man I Want To Be" ~ACA) S. Kenny Chesney No. 3 "Ainl Back Yet" (BNA

4, Lady AntebeHum No.2 "American Honey" ( apitol Nashvme)

5. George Strait No.6 "I Golla Get to You" (MCA Nashville)

6. Justin Moore No. a "Backwoods" (Valory)

7, Miranda Lambert No.9 ''The House That Built Me" (Columbia)

$. Steel Magnolia No. 7 'Keep On Lovin' You" (Big Machine)

9. ZacBrown Band No.5 "Highway 20. Ride" (Home Grown/Atlantic)

10.. Rascal FlaHs No. to. "Unstoppable" (Lyric Street)

Top 10 Video Rentals

1, The Blind Side (PG-13) Sandra Bullock

2. Avalar (PG-13) Sam Worthington

3. The Lovely Bones (PG-t3) Susan Sarandon

4 .. The Men Who Stare at Goats (A) George Clooney 5.20.12 (PG-13) John Cusack

6. Up in the Air (R) George Clooney

7, Sherlock Holmes (PG-t3) Robert Downey, Jr.

8. Brothers (R) Jake Gyllennaal

9. Couples Aetreal (PG-13) Vince Vaughn

10.. The Twilight Saga: New Moon (PG-t3) Kristen Stewart

Top 10 DVD Sales

1. Avatar. (PG-13) (20th Century Fox)

2. Crazy !-Ieart (.~) (20th Century Fox)

S. The Lovely Bones (PG-13) (Paramount) 4, S. herlo~k H~lmes (PG-t3) (Warner)

5. The Blmd Side (PG-13) (Warner)

6, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (PG) (20th Century Fox)

7. The Young Victoria (PG) (Sony)

8. The Twilignt Saga: New Moon (PG-i3) (Summi.t)

9. The Princess and the Frog (G) (Buena Vista) 10..20.12 (PG-13) (Sony)

Top 10 Movies

1. Iron Man 2 (PG-t3) Robert Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke

2. Robin Hood (PG-t3) Russel Crowe, Cate Blanchett

3. tetters to Juliet (PG) Amanda Seyfried, Vanessa Redgrave

4. Just Wr.ight (PG) Common, Queen LaMah

5, How to Train Your Dragon (PG) Jay Baruche/, Gerard Buf/et

6. Nightmare on Elm Street (A) Jackie Earle Haley, Kyle Gal/ner

7. Date Night (PG·13) Stevel Carel/, Tina Fey

8. The Back-up Plan (PG4S) Jennifer Lopez, A/ex O·Loughlin

9. Furry Vengeance (PG) Brendan Fraser, Brooke Shields 10. Clash of the Titans 3D (20.10.) (PG-13) Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson

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Shout! About Mike Farris

By Dariel Bendin

I'm a live music junkie. There's something so exciting about alive performance

- where decisions have to be spontaneous and there isn't the luxury of "fixing it tomorrow."

To witness the synergy between players, to be part of the emotion, the energy and the bond between artist and audience .. , to be in the house when an artist pushes himself so far that the talent just erupts ... For me, there's nothing like it. And there's no one who delivers like Mike Farris.

Former frontman for the Screaming Cheetah Wheelies now giving his voice for gospel, Mike Farris is a powerhouse. Whether he's performing solo or with his band, the Roseland Rhythm Revue, he puts out an

intense electrifying experience and I'm here to tell you, Mike Farris' newest recording, Shout! Live captures the raw power of his performance.

The 14-track CD, which recently earned a Dove award for Best Traditional Gospel Album, includes several songs from his 2007 Salvation In Lights including gospel standards "Sit Down Servant" and "Oh Mary Don't You Weep" plus originals "Selah! Selah!" and "Streets of Galilee." In a telephone interview, Mike told me he wanted to document how much the songs have changed since he released Salvation In Lights and began performing it with his topnotch band. "When I recorded Salvation In Lights, it was just straight from my brain into the studio. The album took off and

Mike Farris delivers a rockin' gift of gospel. "When I'm singing this music, my voice just gets stronger and stronger," he says. (Photo Ed Rode)

we started touring. Live, it got to be more soulful, raw. The original was mostly acoustic. There was very little electrical instrumentation. "

Players on Shout! Live include Mike Farris, vocals and guitar; Joe McMahan, guitar; Nick Dovrik, bass; Deio Stroud, drums; Ericson Holt, piano, organ; Rusty Russell, Dennis Taylor and Greg Cox, horns; the McCrary Sisters: Ann, Regina and Freda, vocals.

If you've never heard the McCrary sisters, you're in for a treat. Daughters of the I. ate Rev. Samuel H. McCrary, an original member of the Fairfield Four Gospel Quartet, these ladies are making their daddy proud. Regina performed with Elvis, toured with Stevie Wonder and was a featured soloist at the Alabama Theatre in Myrtle Beach. What they bring to the Roseland Rhythm Revue is immeasurable.

Listening to Shout! Live, I felt like I was there. Mike's energy on "Selah! Selah!" was through the roof. "Oh Mary Don't You Weep" thrilled me to the bone. Emotionally charged horns, background vocals of the mighty McCrary Sisters, Eric Holt tearing into the organ, audience reactions; it was like being at a Southern revival show and having the best seat in the house.

Shout! Live was recorded over four different Sunday Night Shout! performances at Nashville's Station Inn. Farris has written an essay that's part of the liner notes. In it he explains his concept for the Sunday night Shoul!

"I like the idea of playing music and having church anywhere with anybody! By my own definition, church is what happens when one or more people come together and discuss, life, love, sin, God, enlightenment, witches, masters, and slaves. The human condition. I have found that that's exactly what you get when you have "church" outside the prescriptive walls of church as we know it. People seem to let their guard down. They feel safe and warm and comfortable.

"The Shout! is a place for people to come who never found a comfortable seat in the traditional church, but always needed that 'spiritual' fix. We never turn anyone away. If they don't have the money for the cover, they give what they can, if anything, and come on in. Some are there for a beer and some social time, some are there just because it makes them feel good, and some are there because they need some reassurance and to feel justified in their own private quest.

"Truck drivers mix with local music folks and housewives, college kids and little kids everywhere. Black, white, old and young, it makes no difference. We've discovered a great thing about this music that's been handed down to us: Black spiritual music crosses all borders, tears down all walls, bridges all the gaps and reveals that everybody is a brother and a sister.

"We all have the same struggles and the same joys. In the end, we all walk away with

CD PICK

Mike Farris & the Roseland Rhythm Revue

Shout! Live

2009

Label: Sony

Genre: Gospel www.mikefarrismusic .. net

a great big smile on our faces, feeling 'excited delighted, and loved'!!!

Shout! Live is available on CD, as individual downloads and on vinyl. "If you've got a turntable, you've got to hear the vinyl," the artist insists.

Whatever format you choose, play it loud. If you'll let him, Mike Farris will give you goose bumps, and then some.

This was originally published at darielb.wordpress.com. Author Dariel Bendin can be reached on the Internet at Facebook.com, Twitter. comldarielb, LiveBluesWorld.com and MySpace. com!culturejunkie. Read Beach Newz online at myrtlebeachalternatives. com.

'Shout! Live' by Mike Farris & the Roseland Rhythm Revue received a 2009 Dove award for Best Traditional Gospel Album. (PhotoEd Rode)

May Events

[·n~o De Mayo!

MayS, 2010

Downtown Myrtle Beach, Ocean Blvd.

• Food Vendors

• Kids Zone

• Air Guitar Competition

• Cook-Off Caliente

• Man VS Cinco de Mayo

• Live Entertainment

• Chihuahua Race

For details visit www.RockNTheBeach.com

MAYFEST on Main

MayS, 2010

North Myrtle Beach on Main Street

Heath Music Festival

May 28-n 2010

valor Park, Mark.et Common MilitaryAppredationDays_com

Saturday, May 15,2010 • 10 a.m. -10 p.m.

Ocean Blvd. between 8th Ave. N. and 9th Ave. N., Downtown Myrtle Beach

10-11:15 a.m. The Embers

11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Jim Quick & Coastline

12:00 -12:30 p.m. Boardwalk Ribbon Cutting Grand Opening Ceremony

12:30 -1 p.m. BuddyValastro unveils the Flip Flop Cake

1- 4 p.m. Meet & Greet Buddy Valastro

1 - 2:15 p.m. Billy Scott & The Party Prophets

2:30 - 3:4.5 p.m. Maurice Williams

4 - 5:15 p.m. Mark Roberts & the Breeze

5:30 -6:45p.m. The Coasters

1- 8:15 p.m. The Catalinas

8:30 -9:45 p.m. Ben E. King

10 p.m. Fireworks

FIREWORKS TO FOLLOW IMMEDIATELY AFTER LAST PERFORMANCE! 'Times and line up are subject to change .. Rain/Shine event.

Kickoff your summer in North Myrtle Beach with a street festival that never disappoints. The 5th annual Mayfest on Main festival. will feature some of the best live musical acts, a car show, art, craft and food vendors, a community stage and a children's area. Bring a beach chair to this family event to enjoy a day on Main Street, Saturday, May 8,.2010. Browse local shops while strolling the street for one of a kind beach memories. The festival begins at 10:00 am and continues until 6:00 pm. The Main Stage is located at "the Horseshoe" and begins performances at 12:30 pm. You are sure to have a day full of fun with the familY.

For details visit www.NMB.us

Experience the Grand Strand this Spring! Free concerts and events -something for the whole family!

Taste! Tradeshow and Expo Beath Blast! Memorial Day Weekend Military APpreciation Days

Christian Musit Festival parade & (ooterl

Frl'doy, May 28 - .Mondoy, May 31, 2010

Kings Hwy. between 23rd and 27th Ave. N. Free Co n cert a nd Meet & Greets

Saturday, May 22,2010 • } -10 p.m. - Tickets on sale now! Kings Hwy. between 23rd and 27th Ave. N.

Live on stage fa r th is ticketed eve nt is America n Grammy Award-winner. TobyMac_ TobyMae brings his hi gh-e n ergy. crowd-an ga gin g p erfor m a nee to My rt,1 e Beach, along with today's modem rock band favorite Kutless, The Afters, KJ-52 and special gl.lestspeaker Davi d Nasser,

.May 14-16, 2010

Myrtle Beach Convention Center TastaShows.corn

The Blue Crab Festival

.May 15·16, 2010

littl e River Waterfront Bll.leCrabFestival.org

[oastal Uncorked!

Food and Wine Festival

.May 16-23, ]010

Various Myrtle Beach Venues Coastaltlncorked.corn

• Fireworks

Sch edul ed to perform:

• jordin Sparks, American Idol Season 6 Winner

• Mitchel Musso, "Oliver" on Hannah Montana

• Jasmine Richards, ··Peggy" on Camp Rock

• Savannah Outen. Radio Disney

• Drake Bell, "Drake" on Drake and Josb Scheduled to appear for Celebrity Meet & Greets:

• Debby Ryan, "Bailey" on Suite Life on Deck

• Tiffany Thornton. 'Tawni" on Sonny with a Chance

• Nathan Kress, "Freddie" on iCarly

• j asrn ine R icha rds, "Peggy" on Cam pRock

• Savannah Outen, Radio Disney

• Drake Bell, "Drake" on Drake and Josh Ml!moriid DilyPa.rade

Featuring Celebrity Grand Marshal Col. Buzz Aldrin. NASA Astronaut and Dancing Witb The Stars celebrity

Sun Fun Festival

JUlie 4-5, 2010

Grand Park, Market Common S u nFu n Festiva I.oom

Surfside Beach Sun Fun Super Saturday

JUfle 12, 201 O. 4-8 p. m. Surfside Drive, Su rfsi de Beach Su rfsid eBeach.o rg

Grand Strand Sports & FishinU Festival

JUlie 11-13, 2010

Bass Pro S11 ops at Myrtle Beach Mall GSFishingFestival.com

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New CCU Study Reveals Latest Statistics on Myrtle Beach Area Tourism

By Mona L Prufer

"The Economic Impact of Tourism on the Grand Strand," a study by Donald L. Schunk, research economist at Coastal Carolina University, reports that visitors spend about $4.5 billion annually in the resort area comprising Harry and Georgetown counties.

The complete study, conducted by Schunk for CCU's Center for Economic and Community Devel.opment, is available at www.coastal.edu/business/econcenter.

The following executive summary lists the main points of the study.

The Economic Impact of Tourism On the GrandStrand

Executive Summary Donald L. Schunk, PhD ..

E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration Coastal Carolina University

The Grand Strand attracts millions of visitors each year. While these visitors are ultimately drawn to the area because of the Grand Strand's 60 miles of beaches-an attraction that is, for the most part, free to enjoy...-:!hey spend a significant amount of money staying in the area, eating in the area, shopping in the area, golfing in the area, and enjoying other entertainment and recreation venues. Money spent directly by visitors then ripples throughout the local economy, supporting business activity, jobs and household income in every sector of the Grand Strand's economy. The purpose of this economic impact study is to quantify these effects on the area economy.

The key findings of the study include:

• Direct visitor spend.ing on the Grand Strand (Horry and Georgetown counties combined) totals an estimated $4.5 billion annually, based on averaqe data from 2006- 2008.

• Of this total, visitors spend an estimated $3.9 billion on sales taxable purchases-about 87 percent of visitor spending is subject to state and local sales taxes.

• After accounting. for various economic multiplier effects, visitor spending supports a total of $6.5 billion worth of economic activity on the Grand Strand.

• In total, visitor spending supports 75,000 jobs across Harry and Georgetown counties. While centered in the traditional tourism sectors, these jobs are spread across all sectors of the region's economy. These jobs are accompanied by more than $1.9 billion of labor income.

• Visitor spending on the Grand Strand directly generates nearly $278 million in state sales and individual income taxes annually.

• The economic impacts of visitor spending have grown in importance during. the recessionas spending in leisure and hospital.ity sectors has experienced a smaller decline than overall spending.

The Grand Strand's tourism industry prevented a more pronounced decline in the local economy during the recession of 2008 and 2009.

For more information, contact Don Schunk, research

economist at Coastal Carolina University,

dschunk@coastal .. edu, 843-655-0995 ..

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Brian M. Howle

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F 5/21 MB Rocks Country: House Of Blues N. Myrtle Beach, SC

The Long Sisters, City Limit, Madonna Nash and Brad Long

Sa 5/22 Bamboozle Road Show UptownAmphithealre®MusicFactory Charlotte, NC

Su 5/23 Jeff Dunham (Comedy) The Crown Center Fayetteville, NC

Su 5/23 Wicked Ovens Auditorium Charlotte, NC

Th 5/27 2010 Country Megaticket Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte, NC

Country Throwdo,:¥H Tour featuring Mor:tgo~~ry Gentry, Jamey Joh,:son and more

F 5/28 2010 Country Mega ticket TWCMuslcPavilion@Wab1.utCreek Raleigh, NC

Country Throwdown Tour featuring Montgomery Gentry, Jamey Johnson and more

Wicked Ovens Auditorium Charlotte, NC

Su 5/30

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W 6/2 Carol King/JamesTaylo. r:

Troubadour Reunion

F 6/4 MB Rocks Da Mit: House Of Blues

AJ Case, Fly Ban, Blade, Sunni G, Neff, CNC, DJ Etop

F 6/4 Brooks & DWl:Il: Last Rodeo Tour Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Char lotte, N C

with special guest [ason A/dean

Sa 6/5 Brooks & Dunn: Last Rodeo Tou.r . with special guest [ason Aldean

Tu 6/8 Foreigner and Styx

with Special Guest Kansas

Th 6/10 The Disco Biscuits House Of Blues

Th 6/10 Azia Ansari: Dangerously Delidous'Iour Charleston Music Hall

F 6/11 Dropkick Murphys House Of Blues

Tu 6/15 GWAR House Of Blues

with Dirge Within and Mobile Death Camp

F 6/18 50 Cent "The Invitation Tour" House Of Blues N. Myrtle Beach, SC

with Lloyd Bankds presented by Power 100.3

F 6/18 Lynyrt:l Skynyrd God &. Guns Tour TWCMusic Pavilion@WahlUt Creek Raleigh, NC

with Brei Michaels of Poison and .38 Special

Sa 6/19 Edwin McCain House Of Blues

with Aslyn and Toby Lightman

Sa 6/19 Lynyrd Skynyrd God & Guns Tour Veriz.on Wlreless Amphitheatre with Brei Michaels of Poison and .38 Special

Th 6/24 Earth, Wind and Fire UptawnAmEhitheahe®MusicFactory Charlotte, NC

F 6/25 Rascal Flatts TWC Music Pavilion@Wablut Creek Raleigh, N C

witil special guests Kellie Pickler lind Chris Young

6/25 Aqua Teen Hunger FOl"C€ Amos's Southend Charlotte, NC

6/26 Ted Nugent with Val Halla House Of Blues N. Myrtle Beach, SC

6/26 Rascal Flatts Verizon Wi.reless Amphitheatre Cha rio tte, N C

with specini guests Keilie Pickler and Chris You.ng

Tu 6/29 Chicago and The Doobie Brothers UptownAmphithealre®MusicFactory Charlotte, NC

JuJy _

Th 7/1 Phish TWCMusicPavilion@WalnutCreek Raleigh,NC

F 7/2 Corey Smith House Of Blues N. Myrtle Beach, SC

F 7/2 Phish Verizon Wu:eless Amphitheatre Charlo tte, N C

Sa 7/3 Adam Lambert & Orianthi House Of Blues N. Myrtle Beach, SC

witil Allison lraheta

7/7 Umphrey's McGee House Of Blues N. Myrtle Beach, SC

7/9 Doriavon Frankenreiter House Of Blues N. Myrtle Beach, SC

7/10 Chairmen of the Board House Of BI ues N. MyrUe Beach, SC

7/10 Toby Keith's American rude Tour . TWC Music Pavilion@Wah"mt Creek Raleigh, NC

presented by Ford F-Series with T.race Adkins and James Otto

Su 7/11 Go-Go's Happily Ever After: House Of Blues N. Myrtle Beach, SC

The Farewell Tour

Su 7/11 Toby Keith's American rude Tour Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

presented by Ford F-Series with Trace Adkins and James Otto

Th 7/14 The Cool Tour Featuring House Of Blues N. Myrtle Beach, SC

As 1 Lay Dying, Underoath, Between the Buried and Me, Bless the Fall,

The Acacia Strain, Architects and Cancer Bats

Sa 7/16 John Mayer Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte, NC

Su 7/17 John Mayer TWC Musk Pavilion@WalnutCreek Raleigh, NC

W 7/21 Dave Matthews Band Vedzon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte, NC

Th 7/22 2010 Vans Warped Tour .. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte, NC

Sa 7/24 Carnival of Madness: Shinedown Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte, NC

with Chevelle, Puddle of Mudd, Sevendust and 10 Years

S1.1 7/25 Jamey Johnson House Of Blues N. Myrtle Beach, SC

W 7/28 Santana Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte, NC

with special guest Steve Willwood

F-Sa 7/30-31 Widespread Panic .. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte, NC

Sa 7/31 Cyndi Lauper with David Rhodes House Of Blues N. Myrtle Beach, SC

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Tu 8/3 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival TWC Music Pavilion@WahmtCreek Raleigh, NC

featuring KORN, Rob Zombie, Lamb of God, Five Finger Death Punch

Tu 8/3 Jack JOAA'lOn: To The Sea Tour 2010 TWCMusicPavilion@WalnutCreek Raleigh, NC

W 8/4 Lilith rwCMusicPavilion@WalnutCreek Raleigh, NC

F 8/6 Lilith. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte. N C

M 8/9 Lamb of God wirh. Hatebrmi&3"ojBlood House Of Blues N. Myrtle Beach, SC

Tu 8/10 Cinderella .. House Of Blues N. Myrtle Beach, SC

Th 8/12 Umphrey's McGee with Rebehltiol1 House Of Blues N. Myrtle Beach, SC

F 8/13 O.A.R. with Citizen Cope UptownAmphithealre®MusicFactory Charlotte, NC

W 8/ I 8 Slightly Stoopid Legalize It Tour. Ho use Of Blues N. Myrtle Beach, SC

with Cypress Hill and Collie Bud dz

fuSe. 8/19-21. The Avett Brothers House Of Blues N. Myrtle Beach, SC

Sa 8/21 Michael Franti & Spearhead House Of Blues N. Myrtle Beach, SC

Su 8/22 Jack Johnson: To The Sea Tour 2010 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte, NC

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On .,he Geek S.rand

By Christopher A .. Huff

3D DO!

We interrupt your regularly scheduled Geek Strand for this important expose on naked women in 3~.

3D has been the "in" word for technology. Any movie that can even slightly justify it ("Step Up 3D"? Come on, are you serious) is trying to use the third dimension to sell some extra tickets (not to mention the extra $3-$5 bucks for the special glasses).

Cell phones and computer screens are trying the same thing, and then,if you just spent a couple grand on a new HDTV, you had better go do it again for the 3DHDTV they are marketing this year. Finally, Playboy has jumped on the bandwagon with a 3D centerfold for the 2010 Playmate of the Year. However, jus! the centerfold, and the "True Blood" ad that wraps it are in 3D. All the rest of the book is your garden-variety 2D nudie pies.

Hef said he wanted to do a 3D centerfold ever since he started Playboy and the tech-

It would seem that Playboy's old 60s-style 3D doesn't work in black and white. Guess you will have to go buy a copy of this month's Playboy to see them in their intended three-dimensionei glory.

nology is finally good enough. However, the June Playboy 3D issue uses the old 3D technolo-

gy from back in the 60s.

Now. back ;in the 90s, there was a comic boo called "Solar,"

and it released a 3D gimmick with some new glasses (somewhere half way between the redlblue paper ones and the REAL30 ones you get in theaters now.) Now, not only did this work spectacularly on the comics made for it, but it worked, to a slightly lesser extent, on any comic book or image. More over, there was no red/blue ghosts on the image, so you could view the 3D issues of "Solar" without the glasses just fine. One has to wonder why this or a better technology wasn't used? (Of course. Ihe 3D effect does help the lady's assets stand out welJenough).

Christopher Huff is an unrepentant geek living, writing and playing on the Grand Strand. You can learn more about him and his writing at wwwpiratejournalism. com, Comments can be sent to chris@altematives.sc

The Coach's Perspective ....

.By Thomas H. Swa.nk, eBC

Assess:ing Your Customer's Lifetime Value, ...

Clearly you as a business owner know the inherent value of the products and services that your business provides to its prospective customers. However, do you know the actual value that your customers truly represent to your business? More specifically, do you know what the "lifetime value" of your ideal customer is?

Perhaps, what you are asking yourself at this moment is ... What is "lifetime value" in the first place?

Let's be honest, the majority of business owners like yourself are still attempting to accurately calculate what Ihe Return On Investment (ROI) of their initial customer sales transaction is .. In fact, businesses today are so focused on just making and then hopefully profiting from the first sale - that they completely fail to look or project beyond that all important first customer transaction.

Without question, there are a given number of customers in any business venture that will strictly be one time patrons. However. there are a significant number of customers who will avail themselves of your products and services a second time. It is this significant group of key customers that have the potential to completely trans-

form your business in the future, if you are savvy enough to parlay them into long. term relationships with your business.

The concept of "lifetime value" is a BIG deal. .. bigger than you would ever imagine. But, before we get deeper into the LTV concept - let's first clearly define exactly what LTV is. Lifetime Value is the term that represents the profitability that you can reasonably expect to generate from your ideal GUs· tamer whom you transact business with in the future. The concept of LTV equates the projected retention factor of your customer base, anticipated transaction frequency in the future and monetary volume expertence.

It is important to realize that the loyalty factor of customers that your business has been able to retain beyond year one is far greater that of newly attracted customers that are utilizing your products and servlces for the very first lime. In fact, research studies have determined that it costs 5 times mote to attract a new customer -Ih.an it does to retain a customer that you already have. Doesn't this fact alone validate the need for attracting more of your "ideal" customers?

Research of customer bases

also revealed that in well run organizations, that 60% of new customers were retained beyond the first year. More importantly, the loyalty factor in year number two actually increased to 70% and in year number three it further increased an additional ten percent to 80%. The conclusion that was reached as a result of these findings,. is that customer loyalty actually grows stronger year after year, The continued nurturing of the customer relationship for a full 5 year period will result in the client becoming a "lifetime" customer.

Are you ready for some even better news? Not only does eustomer loyalty increase exponentially through the years, so does the frequency of the customer's purchases - as does the increase in the size (dollar volume) of these future purchases. When you further consider that it costs 5 times less to market to your existing customer base that it does to attract a new customer, the profit margin on the future transactions of loyal custamers is substantially increased.

Therefore, the ability of your business to nurture the relationships of its customers going forward will directly correspond to your abifity to reduce your organization's marketing costs and cost of sales. This translates into bottom line results in the form of increased profitability. What business owner doesn't want more income? Sure, you love what it is that you do ... but you do it because you want to make money doingi!. Right?

And just in case that you did-

n't already know, .. loyal custamers provide significantly higher "referral" rates of other new and potentially loyal customers who are predisposed to purchase your products and services, When you fully understand the Lifetime Value that your customers represent, you will come to comprehend that:

More Loyal Customers + More Sales + More Income '" Lifetime Value

Allow me to give you a more specific example utilizing a retail business setting. Consider the outcome of a 'Transient" (one time) customer transaction who makes a $50 purchase from your discounted sale promotion, entry level offerings or a clearance item .. Your revenue opportunity amounts to just a total of $50.

Conversely, the loyal ideal customer who loves and appreciates the products and services that you provide - comes to your place of business and makes a $100.00 purchase of a midline or premium product. More over, this same customer purchases regularly from you on a monthly basis, Over the course of a 12 month period, your loyal ideal customer will provide you with a revenue stream that grand totals $1,200.

At this stage of the comparetive,1 would ask you to consider Ihefollowing. How much does it cost you to attract a one time transient customer in your business? What was your profit or loss on that one time transient customer transaction?

Do you actually know what it is costing your business in real advertising and marketing dol-

lars to drive a new and perhaps transient customer to your business? Can you now see how important it is to focus your marketing dollars on attracting your "ideal" customer? Can you also see that by .knowing what the "value" of your ideal customer is to your business - that it can dramatically change your methodo.logyin how you go about attracting them? As well as providing you with a belter comprehension level with regard to what you can afford to invest in order 10 attract them?

With these reference points in place, now carefully consider what the value of your loyal ideal customer is on a long term or "Hfetime" basis is. For our loyal customer example above, the Lifetime Value over a 1 0 year period equates to $12,000.00 and for 20 years it explodes to a whopping $24,000.00! This is a very sirnplistic example. What actually happens when you plug in appropriate values on typical transactions for the products and services that your business provides?

Understanding the LTV of your ideal customers wi'll literal.Iy change the way that you do business in the future. It will also provide you the ability to exponentially increase the size and scope of your business and then grow it as big as you choose for it to be. Perhaps, even a million dollar business. That decision is all up to you.

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Dining with the Wente Winemaker

Vineyards Winemaker's Dinner featured seven courses paired with Wente wines and opened a ten-day series of wine events throughout the Grand Strand in the first festival of its kind.

By Liz Mitchell

dozen diners as Coastal Uncorked kicked off May 16 at Greg Norman's Australian Grille in North Myrtle Beach. The Wente

Karl D. Wente, the winemaker himself, charmed more than two

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L-R, Karl Wente, the winemaker, with Australian Grille's general manager Peter Dombrowski.

Peter Dombrowski, the

restaurant's director of operations, Chef Greg Sandford and Chef Jeff Edwards were showered with praise for the scenic deck seating along the waterway as well as for their creative menu and inventive pairings.

The country's oldest continuously operated family-owned winery is known for its 125-year history and for its portfolio of fine wines created from some 3,000 acres of sustainable farmed Estate vineyards.

Wente. the 32-year-Old winemaker, is the fifth generation to farm the family vineyards in California's Livermore Valley and Arroyo Seco, Monterrey.

Arriving among the guests who were sipping Riverbank Riesling, 2008, Wente readily explained a bottled beer in hand with the traditional winemakers old saying: It takes a 101 of beer 10 make wine. He spoke of the long hot days in Ihefield when a cold beer quenches the thirst.

Of course he never tires of the taste of wine. After as much as a 1 O-hour day of continuous blending and lasting with his director of winemaking, he said ") went home and popped the cork on a bottle of wine to relax

on my porch with my guitar.

"Palate fatigue is not a real phenomenon," he responded to a question. "Of course we can taste all day, and it requires a lot of that to achieve the best blend and try to see into the future of how it will age.'''

Speaking of his passion for winemaking, Wente exudes the genuine pride of family achievement as well as young adventure in creating new blends and experimenting with technique.

His first vintage at home was in 2002. although he had two earlier ones during his previous study and work. He is currently making wine with Anni.ka Sorenstam, another fine mix of precision golf and fine wine such as the Greg Normandesiqned course at Wente Vineyards.

"I use the tools I have and make the best possible wine," he said.

'No day is the same. There's always a different season and a different vintage. We live with the cycles and stages of nature and take what the land gives. It's the same land, but it g.ives a different product each year. We

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Find the Most Popular Baby Names in South Carolina

By Cornell Jenkins

The Social Security

Administration has announced the most popular baby names in South Carolina for 2009. Continuing a popular Mother's Day tradition, the federal gov~ ernment's top official for baby names, Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, announced the nation's most popular baby names.

How does South Carolina compare to the rest of the country? William and Emma topped the lisl. Nationally, Isabella and Jacob were the

most popular baby names.

Go to Social Security's website - www.sccialsecurity.gov - to see the top baby names for 2009. The top five boys and girls names for 2009 in South Carolina were:

'Boys:

1') William

2) Jayden

3) Christopher

4) James

5) Jacob

Checker counting down the most popular names of the past decade. Chubby also has infermation about a new "twist" in the law that may help an older relative or neighbor gel an average of almost $4,000 of extra help

Girls:

1) Emma

2) Madison 3) Isabella

4) Olivia

5) Abigail

New to the website this year is an exclusive video of Chubby

with Medicare prescription drug costs.

In addition to each state's top l' 00 baby names, Social Security's website has a list of the 1,000 most popular boys' and girls' names for 2009 and a list of the lop 1 00 names for twins born in 2009. The website also offers lists of baby names for each year since 1880.

To read about this year's winner for biggest jump in popularity, how The First Family and ''Twi.light'' affect baby names, and whether or not Elvis still lives, go 10 www.socialsecurity.qov /pre s~ sofftce/pr/baby-narnesznuapr.htm.

Re,lay For Life Events

By Melany Mader

Walkers will go around the clock in the battle against cancer when the 2010 American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Conway/Aynor gets underway with teams of residents gathering at the Bay Vi.llage Mini Mall on May 21 at 7 p.m.

Relay For Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at an athletic track, park or other gathering area, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening. Teams do most of their fundraising prior to the event, but some teams also hold creative fund raisers at their camp sites during Relay. Relay brings together friends, families, businesses, hospitals, schools, faith-based groups ... people from all walks of life - all aimed at furthering the American Cancer Society's efforts to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping them get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.

Here are just two great events during the 12- hourevenl:

7 p.rn, friday - Cancer Survivor Recognition

Cancer survivors (anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer) from the Conway/Aynor area are invited to walk the first lap of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life to cerebrate their victory over cancer. The event and Survivors Lap will be held at Bay Village Mini MaiL Families are welcome to attend.

10 p.rn. Friday - Lumlnaria Ceremony

The American Cancer Society will conduct their Relay For Life special Luminaria Ceremony to remember those touched by cancer in ConwaylAynor. Individuals or companies can make contributions in memory of those who have lost their fight with cancer and in honor of those who have survived. Each will be recognized with a lighted luminaria displayed at the Relay For Ufe even!. To hold down the Luminaria bags the Relay For Life of Conway/Aynor will be collecting canned food items from team members. Please bring a can of food if you can! All food will be donated to Aynor and Conway food banks. Please join the American Cancer Society in its effort to fight back against cancer!

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are more fortunate than in western Europe where sun and seasons affect the growing. We mi.ght no! have the perfect rain pattern, but we can open a valve. When to irrigate is the single most important decision a farmer can make . ."

Wente travels from February through May with only one week each month at home. He enjoys touching the customer and learning what his audience loves.

What is his favorite thing to be doing? Skiing in steep deep powder in Squaw Valley with Led Zeppelin's "Houses of the Holy" blasting through his head phones.

The seven courses wowed the diners as much as did the wine and the intimate gathering offering conversation with the winemaker. Both chefs referred to the duck breast as their per-

L-R, Chefs Jeff Edwards and Greg Sanford created a sevencourse Wente Vineyards Winemaker's dinner at Greg Norman's Australian Grill.

sonal favorites. As the fifth course, it was prepared with HUngarian smoked paprika dusted with a Tellicherry pepper potato mousse and cherry vanilla compote. This course was paired

with the subtle sophisticated Murrieta's Well Red Meritage, Livermore valley, 2005.

One diner preferred the third courses of pan seared jumbo diver scallop, crabmeat, aspara-

Republican Throw Down Hoedown Drew Hundreds

By Jean Hampton

Republican candidates running for state and local offices in the South Carolina June 8 Primary addressed constituents and presented their platforms for voters' consideration. Free food and entertainment was provided by the Horry County Republican Club who sponsored the event at the historic Peanut Warehouse in Conway. The results of a straw poll taken during the evening is listed below:

Carroll Campbell 7.4%

Ken Glasson 9.09%

Katherine Jenerete , , 32%

Larry Kobrovsky 9.42%

Mark Lutz 1 0.39%

Clark Parker 24.35%

Tim Scott , , 18 .1. 8%

Paul Thurmond .. , , , .. 14 .. 61 %

Stovall Witte 2.27%

Undecided 3.90%

A portion of the large crowd of constituents prepare to hear from the Republican candidates.

gus and lemongrass, ginger scented Hollandaise sauce. II was paired with a Louis Mel Sauvignon Blanc, 2008" with a crisp acidity and clean refreshing finish. Anoth.er raved about the fourth course of Escalope of salmon served with puff pastry and creamed leeks Dijonaise. This was perfectly paired with Riva Ranch Chardonnay, .2008, a medium-bodied wine with rich golden color and subtle oak barrel aging.

Lovers of beef and big reds

favored the sixth course of Greg Norman Premium sirloin Carbonara and fresh EngJish peas which was paired with the Shorthorn Canyon Syrah, 2007.

Food and wine, upscale setting and expert presentation delivered a big "wow" to guests of Greg Norman's Australian Grille. Several closed the evening with casual travel plans to Wente Vineyards for another big helping of a fine restaurant, wine tasting, golf and entertainment.

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Elegance & Fun (orne Together on the High Seas!

By Tom Herron

the owners of the newest and biggest attraction to open along the Grand Strand in several years.

There simply are not enough superlatives to describe Aquasino and what her presence has already done for the Little River community and the entire Myrtle Beach area. The magnificent 250-foot long

Chief Martin Brody,

played by the late Roy Scheider in the 1977 blockbuster film, issued one of the most famous lines in movie history after coming face to face with Jaws:

"We're gonna need a bi.gger boatl" That line could easily have been on the minds of

There are more than 320 Vegas-style slot machines onboard the new Aquasino.

The ambiance and clean, bright interior of the new Aquasi.no is Ukely to take your breath away.

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The 250-footlong casino ship is reported to be the largest in the world.

casino ship, which was preparing for her maiden voyage at press time, is reported to be the largest in the world. Few would argue that claim while overlooking Aquasino at dock in the tiny fishing village,. now buzzing with excitement and praise.

Aquasino Partners of South Carolina are the owner-operators of this powerful new reason for folks to visit our beautiful area and they made arrangements with the courts to use the brand name "Sun Cruz" because as a name among most cnusinq gamblers, it retains high marks. But this ship sets the bar higher than ever, now sailing twice daily at 11. a.rn. and again at 7 p.m,

To be sure, Aquasino is

here forlocals and tourists alike who enjoy a few hours of gambling in what just may be the most beautiful environment anywhere. The ship has

been completely outfitted with the most modern equipment and technology ... all placed. carefully into a spacious, comfortable interior with high ceilings

Bets at the gaming tables range from $2 to $1,000. Games include blackjack, poker, Texas Hold 'Em, roulette and craps,

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and, well, the sort of decor one only finds at the finest Las Vegas casinos .. There's something aboard Aquasino to please everyone - from folks looking to get lucky on a five-cent slot machine to experienced gamblers who love the excitement of table

the ambiance and dean bright interior that will most likely take your breath away. Aquasino is ablaze with furnishings, glitter andaccesseries that make the fiveplus-hour cruise a true pleasure - even if you're down on your luck. If you've

never taken a casino cruise out the Little River Inlet, you're in for a treat day or night, but here's a suggestion. If you take the 7 p.rn. cruise - be standing in one of the casinos as the ship crosses the 3-mile limit. You'll be like a kid in a candy

The topside lounge offers coastline views by day and a star-studded sky by night.

games. And for seniors and those with physical issues, you'll be pleased to know she's outfitted with an elevator, too.

Included in the fare?

We.ll, for starters there are over 320 Vegas-style, "ticket-in/ticket out" (TITO) slot machines (from a nickel to $25),. including the popular favorite "Pot 0' Gold (customers can earn Cash Back points on all slot machine play). For novices, TITO slots print out a bar-coded slip of paper which can then either be redeemed for cash, or inserted for play into other TITO machines.

Table games,. with bets from $2 to $1,000, include Blackjack, Poker, Texas Hold 'Em, Roulette and Craps. There's even a beautiful new lounge called 'The Book" for wagering on your favorite teams or athletes.

Whether you're a regular member of their Players Club or a first time sailor, it's

The roulette table is sure to bea favorite among regular players and first-time sailers.

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Chefs prepare a delicious buffet in a dining area that rivals many fine restaurants.

store as every light and bell and whistle comes on at the same moment and the quiet sail out becomes the most fun you can have al.ong the Strand!

There's a spectacular dining area - every bit as nice as you'll find in some of our best restaurants. And the food, served buffet style, is absolutely delicious . You'll be surprised at the variety and quality, There's also live entertainment aboard and, as with most land-based casinos, free drinks are served while gaming.

Other casino "boats" sailing from Little River have offered various levels of the above fare - but no one, not even the former Sun Cruz VIII, has taken offshore gambling to this level. There's a spacious lounge designed just for groups, business meetings and special parties and events (Aquasino has a professional staff spec.ifically engaged in planning such group meetings).

If all that weren't enough, topsides on Aquasino has

been made for memories .. Needless to say, Aquasino Partners of South Carolina would prefer you try your luck below decks - but even if you're a lover of table games or slots, you owe yourself the treat of lounging on the top deck. During the day, the views of our precious coastline are just out of this world and at night the stars seem dose enough to touch.

Even before she sailed on her maiden voyage, Aquasino had made a huge impact on our troubled economy. With unemployment in Harry County above 16%, the 200+ jobs created by land and by sea have been a welcome and refreshing break what has otherwise been largely gl.oom and doom.

The bottom line is simply this: Whether you're an experienced gambler or just play for fun, whether you're a long-time local or a first time visitor, you'll never regret a trip on Aquasino - as their new theme song goes,. "You just can't lose on a Sun Cruz!"

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CALEIIDAR OF EYEII7S FOR MAY"" JUliE

ONGOING EVENTS:

Every Thursday: Pawleys Island Drinking liberally. Drinking liberally is an informal gathering of like-minded leftleaners. Join us starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Pawleys Island Tavern, 10635 Ocean Hwy (Behind "Mole Hole" in the Island Shops off US 17). 843-237-5632. http://livingitberally.org/drinking/chapters/SC/pawleysisland

Every Thursday: Square

I Dancing - Grand Strand Strutters. 7p.m. to 9p.m. Mainstream and Plus Level Square Dance, with occasional Rounds, all in a friendly dub atmosphere. (Class for new dancers is from

6 to 7p.m.) Grand Strand Senior Center (1268 21 st Ave N., Myrtle Beach)

843-497 -0470

or 843-650-2043

Myrtle Beach Stamp Club

1 st Tuesday of each month @ 7 p.m., Grand Strand Senior Center, 1268 21st Ave. North,

- Myrtle Beach, 843-337-0087.

Canal Sf. Recreation Center Senior Bingo, Tuesdays,

10 a.m.-12 p.rn.: 12p.m.-2 p.m. FREE, bring a small gift to share. 843-918-1485

VFW 10804 Friday night dinner Dinner and live music, 6 p.m. Seating limited, reservations by Thurs. required. $8 per person, music only, 7p.m. $3 per person. Highway 57, Little River, S.C. 843-399-0877

Georgetown of the Late 19th & 20th Century

Rice Museum.

The exhibit chronicles Georgetown's transition from rice production to lumber, livestock, & shipping. Georgetown, SC. M-S,. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 843-546-7423

Canal Sf. Recreation Center Special Needs Workout Tues. & Thurs. 11 a.m.-12 p.m., A unique workout program for individuals with special needs. $5 city residenU$8 non-city resident. 843-918-1485

Chantz

Bar & G.rille

Appearing every Sunday @4:00 p.m. Enjoy a great meal while local favorite Larry Tanelli pays tribute to Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. Chantz is located on Hwy 501, University

Commons Shopping Plaza, across from CCU & HGTC. 843-349-9994.

Rape Crisis Center, Adolescent & Adult Support Groups for Survivors of Sexual Assault Thursday evenings at 5:30 p.m. Myrtle Beach & Conway

448-7273 or 448-31

Monday, Wednesday & Friday Myrtle's Market

Mr. Joe White Ave. at Oak St. Local farmer's market, your best source for fresh fruits and vegetables. 9 a.m - 3 p.m.

CURRENT EVE.NTS:

Through September 26 Barbara Burgess-John Dinkelspiel Collection of Southern Art

Franklin G. BurroughsSimeon B. Chapin Art Museum

Fifty-three works of art by more than a dozen Southern artists or artists whose subject matter is Southern

including works by William Clarke, James Denmark, Jonathan Green Aaron Henderson and Corrie McCallum. 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, S.C. www.MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.o rg. 843-238-2510

Through May 27

Marshland Exhibition

Sunset River Marketplace Group show featuring oil paintings, watercolors, sculptures and clay art inspired by the region's marshlands. Richard Dixon, Jim Comer, Ramona B.Bendin, Brenda Behr, Ortrud Tyler. 10283 Beach Drive (N.C. 179), Calabash, N.C. www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com 910-575-5999

Through May 27 Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild Juried Exhibition Franklin G. BurroughsSimeon B. Chapin Art Museum

The 13th annual WACG Juried Exhibition combines works of professional and amateur regional artists.

This springtime favorite offers a diverse display of oils, watercolors, rnixad media, ceramics, sculpture, etc.

Over $2,500 in prize money awarded. 3100 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, S.C. www.MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org

843-238-2510

Through May 27

Van Auken Green Exhibition Horry County Museum Photographs of back roads family life in the 30s and 40s by William Van Auken Green. 5th Ave. & Main St., downtown Conway, S.C. TuesdayThursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free. www.horrycounty.org 843-915-5320

Through May 29 'Marshlands: .From Back Roads to Coast'

Sunset River Marketplace Group show featuring 16 artists (oil, watercolor, pastel, stained glass, hand-blown glass, carved wood). 10283 Beach Drive SW (N.C. 179), Calabash, N.C. Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com 91 0-269-1552

May 16 - 23

Coastal Uncorked

Food & Wine Festival Locations include the Boardwalk, Plyler Park, The Market Common and various trolley stops. www.coastaluncorked.com 843-916-2000

May 21 - 23

'Cycles: the Songs of a Lifetime, a Musical Revue 7:30 p.m. presented by Brunswick little Theatre Franklin Square Park, Southport, N.C. www.brunswicklittletheatre.com

May 21

Beach Music Day

S.C. State Museum Sensational Epics, the Footnotes, Second Nature,

Soul City Classics Revue, Billy Scott, Cawsar, Larissa Holliday, CLay Brown and Unisoghn, 7- 11 p.m. Tickets $15/public; $12 museum members.

southca rol i nastatemuseum. org 803-898-4921

May 28 Moveable Feast

Mary Eaddy ("The Oaks of McCord") at Kimbel's in Wachsaw.11 a.rn, -1 p.m. $2. Reservations by Wed. www.classatpawleys.com 843-235-9600

May 28 ~ 30

'Cycles: the Songs of a Lifetime, a Musical Revue 7:30 p.m. presented by Brunswick Little Theatre Franklin Square Park, Southport, N.C. www.brunswicklittletheatre.com

May 28~31

Milit.ary Appreciation Days Grand Park, Valor Park, Warbird part, Myrtle Sq. Mall Military bands, displays, veterans organizations, air show, golf tourney, parade with Grand Marshal Col. Buzz Aldrin, elebrity meet & greets. Fireworks May 31, 9 p.m. Grand Park

www.mayfest.com,. www.militaryappreciationd ays. com

May 28 - June 13

Spoleto Festival USA Charleston, S.C. Internationally and nationally acclaimed artists in 45 productions in historic Charleston. Opera, drama, modern dance, ballet, jazz, blues, classical music, more. www.spoletousa.org 843-579-3100

June 1 - July 10

Kimberly Dawn & Friends Folk Art Show

Sunset River Marketplace Folk artists Kimberly Dawn Clayton, Shauna Goldrick and Daniel MacCosbe. Wine and hors d'oeuvres. Public invited.

1 0283 Beach Drive SW, Calabash, N.C. www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com 910-575-5999

June 3

Artist Reception

Sunset River Marketplace

5 - 8 p.m. Opening reception for Kimberly Dawn & Friends.

Folk artists Kimberly Dawn Clayton, Shauna Goldrick and Daniel MacCosbe. Wine and hors d'oeuvres. Public invited. 10283 Beach Drive SW, Calabash, N.C. Free. www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com 910-575-5999

June 3

Miss Myrtle Beach 2010 Teen & Miss Scholarship Pageant Coastal Ca rolina-Wheelwright 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Official preliminary for Miss S.C. and Miss America pageants www.misssouthcarolina.com 843-450-9059

June 4-5

Sun Fun Festival

Grand Park at The Market Common

Kick off summer with Sun Fun Festival. Free outdoor concert with Uncle Kracker, celebrity meet & greets with Sterling Knight (Sonny With a Chance); im Zimmer (Guiding light); Booboo Stewart (Twilight Saga); H2X Watercraft racing and demonstrations; Kids Zone games; food and crafts vendors; fireworks; Miss Sun Fun/Miss Sun Fun Teen pageant. www.sunfunfestival.com

June 5

Pleasure Island Beach Music Festival Carolina Beach, N.C.

Held on the beach between Harper and Hamlet Avenues. Bring chairs, sunscreen and shag shoes! Tickets, $15. 11 a.m., Holiday Band; 12:30 p.m. Mark Roberts & Breeze; 2:15 p.m. The Magnificents; 4 p.m. Fantastic Shakers. Shag contest follows at Shanty's Beach & Blues Club. www.pleasureislandnc.org/ beachm usicfestival. asp 910-458-8434

June 7

Whiskers, Wags & Wine Brentwood Restaurant

Food & wine tasting event to benefit NMB Humane Society. 6:30 - 9:30 p.m, $40 advancel$50 door. Wine, heavy hors d'oeuvres, desserts, live music, silent auction, raffle. 4269 Luck Aven (at Hwy 17), Little River, S.C. Call the Humane Society for more info: 843-249-4948

To include your event in the Alternatives Newsmagazine/COAST Magazine local events calender. email your listing to editorial@alternatives.sc with "Calendar Item" written in the subject line at least two weeks in advance of print date. Please sure to include the date, appropriate costs, phone number for information and address.

Coast and Alternatives go to press every other Thursday. Visit us on the web at: www.myrtlebeachalternatives.com.

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Pleasure Island Beach Music Festival Rocks the Carolina Beach Strand

By Connie Nelson

Do you love beach music? Do you enjoy shag dancing? Then Carolina Beach, North Carolina is the place to be during the twenty-fifth annual Pleasure Island Beach Music Festival on Saturday, June 5. Held on the beach between Harper and Hamlet Avenues, the annual summer music extravaganza features the best in beach music, a laidback style of rhythm & blues with roots on the Carolina coast. The fun begins on Friday night with a free kickoff party at the Gazebo stage at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk. The Pleasure Island Beach Music Festival takes place on Saturday beginning at11 a.m. with continuous live music until 5:30 p.m. This year's bands include: The Holiday Band (11 am); Mark Roberts & Breeze (12:30 p.m.); The Magnificents (2: 15 p.rn): and The Fantastic Shakers (4 p.m), Gates open at 10:30 a.m, so bring your chairs, sunscreen, and dance shoes so you can spend all day on the sand listening and dancing to classic beach tunes. A shag dance contest follows at Shanty's II Beach & Blues Club.

The Pleasure Island Beach Music Festival is presented by the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are now on sale and cost $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Advance tickets are available at the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce (1121 N. Lake Park Blvd.) and at Linda's Fashions in Carolina Beach. For details and online ticket purchases, please visit www.pleasu reislandnc.org/beach musicfestiva I.as p or call 910-458-8434.

Make a weekend of your visit to Pleasure Island. Jump-start the weekend on Thursday evening (6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.) with live music by Mark Roberts & the Breeze followed by fireworks over the Carolina Beach Boardwalk. On Friday night, there's a free festival kick-off party with live music by Sea Cruz (6 - 9 p.m.) at the Boardwalk's Gazebo stage. Spend all day Saturday dancing on the sand at the Beach Music Festival (10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.). Later Saturday evening, shag dancers and beach music lovers will compete for prizes during the Shag Dance Contest at Shanty's II Beach &

Blues Club (103 N. Lake Park Blvd., behind EI Zarape restaurant) in Carolina Beach. Doors open at 7 p.m.; contest begi.ns at 8 p.m. (admission is $5 in advance; $8 at the door). Dancers of all ages can sign up for the competition in three categories: Pro, Non-Pro and Club-Social. Or, just have fun watching as serious shag dancers kick up their heels and boogie the night away. Wind down on Sunday evening with a Free Movie by the Lake at the Stingray Amphitheater at Carolina Beach Lake. This week's family film is "Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian" (begins at 8:45 p.m.).

Mark Roberts & Breeze takes the stage at 12:30 p.m.

Discover Carolina Beach's simple pleasures and unexpected treasures, such as the Venus Fly trap Trail at Carolina Beach State Park. Cast your rod and reel from the Carolina Beach Fishing Pier. Venture out on a kayak/canoe nature tour; check out daily catches at the Carolina Beach Marina. Just minutes away, explore Kure Beach-North Carolina's small wonder-where you can fish from the state's oldest fishi.ng pier and meet a rare albino alligator and a loggerhead sea turtle, or observe sharks and marine life at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. You can also stroll along a 5-mile stretch of undeveloped beach at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, explore Civil War history at Fort Fisher State Historic Site, or take a ferry across the Cape Fear River. Relax on the wide sandy beaches of Carolina, Kure and Fort Fisher. Shop the island's beach boutiques for souvenirs and summer fashions. Dine at restaurants specializing in fresh seafood and regional fare. At day's end, bunk in at one of the island's accommodations that range from oceanfront hotels and condominiums to independently-owned motels, beach cottages, or a bed-andbreakfast inn.

For a free Visitors Guide for Wilmington and North Carolina's Cape Fear Coast, contact the Visitors Bureau at 866-266-9690 or visit www.gocapefearcoast.com for a complete online calendar of events. For travel packages and specials, visit www.capefearcoast.com/s pecial sand for last-minute hotel discounts, visit www.sunnysavers.com.

Shakespeare On the Green in Wilmington

By Connie Nelson

Two of The Bard's Plays Take Center Stage during May & June

Have you ever wondered where oft-quoted lines originated, such as: "But love is blind, and lovers cannot see ... " and "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." Look no further than William Sh akespeare' s mas terpi eces "The Merchant of Venice" and "Romeo and Juliet," respectively. Both plays are slated for the 2010 season of Shakespeare on the Green. During May and June, the festival will celebrate 18 years of free outdoor Shakespearean theatre at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Wilmington's annual free-tothe-public Shakespeare on the Green festival, in association with the City of Wilmington, will

present "The Merchant of Venice," a dramatic comedy directed by Cherri McKay. Performances are staged each weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) at 8 p.m. beginning Friday, June 4 through Sunday, June 27, with an additional

show to benefit Actor

Appreciation Night.

Performance dates for "The Merchant of Venice" are June 4- 6; 11-13; 18-20; and 25-27.

Back by popular demand, the Shakespeare Youth Company will perform "Romeo and Juliet" which will be directed by 20-year-old Caylan McKay. This outreach program, now in its sixth season, is designed for young actors who want to experience performing the works of the world's greatest playwright. These young actors are continuing the tradition of North Carolina's oldest and largest free outdoor Shakespeare Festival. Director Caylan McKay, a veteran performer with Shakespeare on the

Green and a former Shakespeare Youth Company actor, will direct for a second year. The free performances of "Romeo and Juliet" will be staged Fri.-Sun. May 28-30; Tues.-Thurs. June 8-10; and Mon.-Thurs. June 14-17, beginning at 8 p.m. at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater.

"Shakespeare on the Green is absolutely vital, consistently brilliant, always exciting, and available to all," states Cherri McKay, managing producer/artistic director of Shakespeare on the Green. "In the tradition of the last 17 years and continuing through these difficult economic times, we are proud to be able to present free quality family entertainment to the Cape Fear region."

Shakespeare on the Green is among Wilmington's most anticipated summer traditions. Visitors and residents enjoy free productions of the Bard's works in a family atmosphere at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater.

Located in the heart of Wilmi.ngton on the lake's edge, the stage is surrounded by stately moss-draped cypress trees and well-manicured gardens of Greenfield Park. With 900 seats, the amphitheater is the only one of its kind in Southeastern North Carolina and is among Wilmington's largest entertainment venues. All performances are free to the public and donations are always welcome and appreciated,

Arrive early and bring a picnic or enjoy a snack from the concession stand. Greenfield Lake Amphitheater is located at 1941 Amphitheater Drive, Wi.lmington. To get there, follow 3rd Street to Tennessee Avenue to lakeshore Drive. For festival and performance details, please call 910-399-2878; visit the website www.myspace.com/ shakespeareonthegreen; or contact via email at shakespeareonthegreen03@yahoo.com.

Free performances of "Romeo and Juliet" win be at 8 p.m, Fri.-Sun. May 28-30; Tuas.sThurs. June 8-10; and Mon.-Thurs.

June 14-17, at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater.

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By Mona Prufer

Burroughs & Chapin Co. Donates Billboards to CCU

between 38th and 48th Avenues North in Myrtle Beach, and on U.S. 501 about 1.5 miles east of the Marion Bypass.

"We are grateful to Burroughs & Chapin for this opportunity to recognize our faculty," said University President David A. DeCenzo. 'These five professors are symbolic of the strength of our entire outstanding faculty." CCU has approximately 335 faculty members and 83

percent of those have doctoral or terminal degrees.

Featured on the boards are Var limpasuvan, professor of physics; Casey Schacher, emerging technologies librarian; Jerome Christia, associate professor of marketing; Sharon Thompson, professor of health promotion; and Steve Hamelman, professor of English.

Jim Apple, CEO of Burroughs & Chapin Co., said the company recog-

nizes the educational and cultural contributions that the University makes to the overall community as well as its impact on elevating the quality of the local workforce.

"This is our opportunity to help promote awareness of the high caliber of Coastal Carolina's faculty," said Apple, "and of the importance that we attach to having a vibrant, higher educational institution like CCU as one of the key building blocks of a healthy future for our area."

Coastal Carolina University has two new billboards in the community, donated by the Burroughs & Chapin Co. and Coastal Outdoor Advertising.

The billboards, which showcase five outstanding faculty members from each of the University's four academic colleges and Kimbel Library, are located on U.S. 17 Bypass

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New Oceanfront Hotel Opens

By Lyn Mettler

As of April 30, vacationers to the Grand Strand have a new choice of accommodations. The Palmetto Shores, a new hotel managed by the Brittain Resort Management Company and part of the MyrileBeachHotels.com group of oceanfront resorts, opened its doors at the end of last month.

Transformed from an existing hotel located at 1706 North Ocean Boulevard, Palmetto

Sugami Reopens For Season

Myrtle Beach Dining Group announces that Sugami has reopened after a winter hiatus. Featuring award-winning sushi and traditional Japanese cuisine, Sugami is open nightly for dinner and late night.

For almost two decades, Sugami. one of the first sushi

Shores has been completely renovated and remodeled. Centrally located on the Grand Strand, Palmetto Shores offers 180 rooms, including oceanfront and oceanview, efficiencies, adjoining units, kids suites and four-room suites in three oceanfront towers.

A family-friendly resort,

amenities include two outdoor pools, an indoor pool, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, as well as a kiddie pool. A waterpark with waterfall mushrooms and two

restaurants along the Grand Strand, has provided only the freshest, most decadent sushi to locat diners and sushi connoisseurs. Sugami won Best Sushi on the Grand Strand 2004-2008.

Sugami has been a

favorite among locals' since it opened. Its recent remodel enhanced the dining room and bar areas, adding a more modern atmosphere to the

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The History Channel

• On May 20, 1506, the great Italian explorer Christopher Columbus dies in Valladolid, Spain. Columbus, and most others, greatly underestimated the world's size. In 1492, Columbus Sighted Cuba, which he thought was mainland China, and in December he landed on Hispaniola, which he thought might be Japan.

• On May 22, 1958, American Singer Jerry Lee Lewis arrives in England as a newly married man, with his pretty young wife in tow. Within days, it was revealed that his new wife, Myra Gail Lewis, was actually only 13 years old and was his first cousin once removed.

• On May 25, 1935,. at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Babe Ruth hits his 714th home run, a record for career home runs that would stand for almost 40 years.

• On May 28, 1754, George Washington, a young lieutenant colonel in the British Army and future president

of the United States, leads an attack on French forces at Jumonville Glen in western Pennsylvania. The bailie is later credited with being the opening salvo in the French and Indian War (1754 to 1763). It was Washington's first time in combat.

• On May 29, 1922, the United States Supreme Court rules that organized baseball did not violate antitrust laws as alleged by the Baltimore franchise of the defunct Federal League in 1915. The Supreme Court held that organized baseball is not a business, but a sport, in spite of the fact that its clubs and players crossed state lines in ord er to play.

• On May 30,. 1963, a New Jersey teenager named Lesley Gore makes her first appearance on "American Bandstand," singing her hit-to-be "It's My Party". Lesley Gore (nee Lesley Sue Goldstein) was just a few weeks past her own 17th birthday when she performed one of the greatestteen-drama songs of all time.

waterslides is currently under construction and will open later this summer. Other activities include shuffleboard, an air-conditioned game room, a supervised children's program (seasonal) and four charcoal grills. The hotel also features a restaurant with a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, as well as WiFi and meeting rooms.

Palmetto Shores is offering special grand opening rates starting at $69/night. For more information or reservations, visit www.PalmetioShoresMyrtleBea ch.com or call 1-877-318-8914.

restaurant. Outside dining is also available.

Located at 4813 North Kings Highway, Sugami will be open nightly for dinner and late night, seasonally for lunch. Happy Hour served daily 4-7 p.m. For more information, call 843~692-7709. Become a fan on Facebook by texting "Fan Sugami Japanese" to FBOOK (32.665).

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3_ Tuna 4_ Oysters 5. Potatoes

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8. Tomatoes 9. Sprouts 10. Berries

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Historic Conway Crawl Thursday Nights

night-owl sales. HiUary Howard of Conway Main Street is thrilled to offer a weekday night shopping option to locals and visitors, "Window shopping and exploring Conway on a summer evening is a great way to spend a girls' night out or a casual evening on the town." The first Crawl of each month will feature a concert on Third Avenue at 8 p.m. This provides the perfect opportunity to grab

a bite from a local eatery, pull up a chair and enjoy a monthly open-air concert in the heart of Conway.

The Conway Crawl kicks-off on Thursday, June 3 followed by a concert featuring Refried 81.ue8 on Third Avenue. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Conway Main Street USA at 843- 248-6260 or visit conwaymainstreet. com.

Leaders of Conway, S.C. are inviting area residents and visitors 10 try something new on Thursday nights. Grab a friend and crawl around Downtown Conway! The City of Conway, the Conway Chamber of Commerce and Conway Main Street USA are presenting the Conway Crawl each Thursday ni.ght until 8 p.m.

Explore eclectic shops, discover friendly bistros and experience uncommon historic downtown for yourself

Shopowners promise to showcase not only their products, but their unmatched customer service during the Conway Crawl. The weekly "crawl" will highlight in-store promotions, tast.ings, demonstrations and

Art Museum to Offer KidsArt Group Classes for Summer Exhibit

By Casey Church

nections between the quilt designs and architecture. Once they return to the studio, students will make a collagraph print of the design elements they observed by gluing materials 10 a cardboard surface and inking it to hand pull a print.

2. Community Quilt - The quilts of Gee's Bend help tell the story of their small rural community. The students will create a community quill highlighting different areas of our own community, which will hang in the museum for a while and then be dropped off with you.

3. Gee's Bend Study Quilt- Each student will construct a paper quill square using scrap paper. Then, working together as a group, the class will recreate a Gee's Bend-inspired quilt to pay homage to the artisans that created such rich works of art The students will be working from the shapes, colors, and ideas that the Gee's Bend artists used.

There is no charge for these workshops. To make a reservation, call Education Coordinator Lori Seckinger at 843-238-2510.

The nonprofit Franklin G.

Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum is localed across from Springmaid Pi.er at 3100 South Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.rn. and Sundays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m, Admission is free, but donations are accepted.

Burroughs and Chapin Art Museum of Myrtle Beach is offering KidsArt group classes this summer. The Museum's summer exhibit, A Survey of Gee's Bend Quilts, will act as a muse for creative children, providing them with endless inspiration and a distinct understanding of the time-honored tradition of quilting. Touring the exhibit will be like stepping into another world with Education Coordinator Lori Seckinger. Learn about the community of Gee's Bend, Alabama, stories of the quilts' creation and information about the artists who made them. The exhibit tour will fill the mind with beautiful images and leave children bursting to create their own Gee's Bendinspired artwork.

For groups five - seven years old, choose from three gO-minute workshops.

1. Architecture of the Quill - This workshop is all about shape and design. Students will begin by exploring the Museum grounds and building with Ms. Lori to see the shapes and designs that make up the building. Then, students will make a black and white print using shapes and designs they saw.

2. Quilted Kites - After touring the exhibit, students will take all of the information they learned and inspiration gathered to create a hand-colored kite.

3. 3-D Illusion Paper QuiltsWhile touring the exhibit. students will observe the artists' use of color, making note of the warm and cool colors used. Then, with the colors in mind, students will create a three-dlrnensional illusion using cui paper.

For groups ei.ght - twelve years old, choose from three two-hour workshops.

1. Collagraph Quilts - Observing the quilt patterns in the exhibit and venturing outdoors to make notes of the architectural elements around the Art Museum, students will begin to make con-

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Andrews Celebrating Am.erican Cancer Society May 21

By Denise Rlchbourq-Fitz

Less than a month ago, Ashley Eaddy donated a kidney to her brother Jamie, a cancer survivor. As chair of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life in Andrews, she will walk the track overnight the night on May 21 to help find cures for cancer. Teams of families, friends, churches and schools have worked since last fall to raise funds for the fight against cancer.

Starting at 7 p.m. on May 21, they will be joined by other area residents at Andrews High School Football Field to celebrate the Society's "Saving

Lives through the 'Decades." Team members are decorating their campsites and dressing in attire from the 1950s through future generations.

"Enjoy foods to suit all tastes, from locally famous chef 'Douglas Walters' pileau to cotton candy, home baked goods, frozen drinks, sodas and more," said Andrews event chair Ashley Eaddy, Take home a delicious baked cake from one of the cake walks.

Donate for an opportunity to win a registered Maltese puppy. There will be toys and games for all ages, including a lip sync competition, blow-up guitar rock band fun, and musical chairs.

Local performances will include dance, guitar, martial arts, gospel singing, and a variety of music all night long.

"Relay is a unique opportunity for our community to come together to celebrate people who have battled cancer" remember those we've lost, and fight back against the disease," said Eaddy. "Many of the participants are cancer survivors" which serves as a reminder that Andrews is not immune to this disease and that by participatingin Relay, we are joining with the American Cancer Society's efforts to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays," she added.

The Survivor Victory Lap starts Andrews Relay For Life at 7 p.m. on May 21. Relay For Life's t.urninaria Ceremony takes place after sundown, honoring the community's cancer survivors and remembering those lost to the disease. Participants will circle a track that is surrounded with glowing luminaria that bear the name of someone who has battled cancer. Luminaria may be purchased for $10 by calling 213~0333 or by visiting www.relayforl ife. org/a ndrews.

"We want everyone to join Ihe fun," Eaddy said. "We especially welcome cancer survivors

and caregivers as our honored guests."

Survivors, like her two brothers, are the reason we Relay, American Cancer society Community Manager Denise Richbourg-Fitz said. Eleven million cancer survivors celebrated another birthday last year, she said.

Thanks to research breakthroughs, education, prevention and early detection programs, two of three persons diagnosed with cancer today survive five years or lonqer, These and local services are made possible by dedicated Relay For Life volunteers and participants.

CaLI 213-0333 or visit

www.rela yfo rl ife. 0 rgla nd re ws for more information.

Catering Q & A

10 Questions for Your Wedding Caterer

A great caterer will do more than jus! make good food. He or she will pay great attention to details, making sure the presentation is just right, the food and wine are served at the right temperature, the servers are well-groomed and attentive and that clean-up is efficient and

_ thorough.

So how do you make sure the caterer you hire is a great one? By asking the right questions.

May I have references?

Most caterers get their business from word of mouth. Ask for at least 10 former clients and call as many as you can. Ask questions such as

• Was the caterer easy to work with?

• Was the service efficient and nonintrusive?

• Was the food delicious, and did it arrive hot?

• Were there any problems that came up and how did the caterer deal with them?

Do you have a business license and liability insurance?

Caterers should be licensed by the stale. Usually licenses are displayed in the office, but if you're not positive, then ask to see it. Make sure you see proof of liability insurance as well.

Can we sample from a typica.1 wed~ ding menu?

Catering can be a large part of your wedding budget. Make sure you know what .it is you'll be getting for your money. Take your spouse-to-be and a friend with you to the tasting so that you can get varied opinions. Some caterers will charge a tasting fee, but it's worth it. May I see photographs of your table displays?

Some caterers who provide buffets or food stations include floral arrangements and other decorations. It's also a good idea to discuss your color theme so that decorations and floral arrangements coordinate

What does the price per person include?

Is the cost strictly for food, or does it cover tables, chairs, linens, tableware, punch service, table displays, etc.? What other fees do you charge?

Are tips and taxes included in the price? Some caterers will charge a cakecutting fee or corking fee for wines. Make sure you get all fees in writing up front. Do you handle special menu requests?

You may have guests with special menu needs, such as food allergies, vegan or kosher requirements. Make sure your caterer will accommodate these needs. Some couples want to have a special fami.ly recipe at the reception - grandma's meatballs or foods from the family's ethnic traditions. Find out if your caterer will personalize your menu with these kinds of items.

Do you offer cakes?

Ask if your caterer offers wedding and groom's cakes, and find out if they are included in the price.

Will you pack us a "doggie bag" for after the reception?

Sometimes the wedding couple is so busy at the reception that they have very little time to eat anything. Attentive caterers will prepare small boxes of food for the couple to enj.oy when they are finally alone.

What are the payment arrangements?

You need to find out how much of a deposit is required, and if it's refundable or not. Ask when the final payment is due and what the caterer's preferred form of payment is.

When you finally settle on a caterer, make sure you have a written contract to sign. This guarantees that they win provide the food, timelines and details you discussed.

Asking these ten questions will help you choose the right caterer to help make your wedding. a truly special celebration.

Courlesy of Family Features

Quick and Easy Grilling

If your family is always on the go, it can be chal.lenging to find time to have dinner together. But with some quick tips on how to make easy dishes on the grill, it's possible to have a delicious meal on the table in about 30 minutes.

Plan Ahead. Plan a menu and make sure you have everythi.ng you need. Know what you can make ahead of time and take care of it the night before. Marinades, sauces and dips and some side dishes can all be prepped and stored in the refrigerator overnight. And when it's time to start grilling, make sure you have everything you need close by so you don't have to keep running. back into the house.

Get ready with ready-to-go

Ingredients. Take advantage of premade and ready-to-qo ingredients 10 save a lot of time. Bagged salads and

pre-cut veggies cut down on the work you have 10 do. To save even more time, stock up on frozen items such as meatballs and corn on the cob. Use the meatballs in this recipe for Grilled BBO Meatball Kebabs - they're fun for the kids and are a great way to help give mom a night off from kitchen duty,

Use the microwave. It's a great way to cut down on thawing time and you can partially cook some meats and veggies so they don'! take so long on the grill.

Grilled BBQ Meatball Kebabs Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Number of Servings: 6

6 baby red potatoes, quartered

24 Schwan's Italian Style Meatballs, thawed

1. each red and green pepper, cut into larg.e chunks

1 onion, cut into large chunks

6 fresh button mushrooms, stems removed

6 cherry tomatoes

6 1.2-inch wooden skewers 1 cup BBO sauce

Microwave baby fed potatoes on High (850 watts) for 2 minutes.

Alternate meatballs and vegetables on the skewers, ending with cherry tomato or mushroom cap.

Grill kebabs for 10-15 minutes. Rotate 1/4 turn, every 2-3 minutes, or until the meatballs are cooked. Brush kebabs with BBO sauce during the last 5 minutes of grilling.

.Recipe tips:

* Soak wooden skewers in water for 10 minutes to keep them from burning while grill.ing

* For last minute prep, meatballs can be thawed in the microwave

• BBO sauce can be substituted with sweet and sour or terlyaki sauce

Savory Sweet Corn Toppers Preparation Time: 1. 0 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Number of Servings: 10

1. package Schwan's Mini Super Sweet Corn on the Cob, frozen

Preheat griH to medium heat.

Thaw cobs 10 to l' 5 minutes under cold running water.

Wrap cobs in aluminum foil.

Grill for 30 to 35 minutes. Turn cobs several times throughout gril.ling time. Top corn with one ofthese combinations:

Salsa: Add some south-of the-border zing by lopping with your favorite store bought or homemade salsa.

Santa Fe Sour Cream: Make this flavorful, reduced calorie topping by adding taco or fajita seasoning to low-fat sour cream.

Lime Cilantro: Mince fresh cilantro, Add a dash of lime juice, then salt/pepper to taste.

Southwest Chipotle: Easy to find in the spice aisle, Southwest Chipotle seasoning gives sweet com a tasty Tex-Mex twang.

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I need some strategies on some issues I'm having with my Bichon, "Sassy." First, she wakes me up at the same time, 4:45 arn., and whines for me to come play with her. I'Ve tried putting her out of the room, tried the "shhhh" thing" but she'll just keep whining. Also, if another dog is in the yard, she will bark and. go crazy. I've tried distracting her, shaking coins in a can and using a spray bottle, to no avail. Can you help? - Maryann, via e-mail

DEAR MARYANN:

These behaviors can be frustrating,especially since Sassy sounds like a strong-willed, independent dog. In the first case, Sassy is on a. different sleep schedule than you, and wants to be up and playing early: .AII of my dogs have been "morning people" too, and I'm not, so I feel your pain.

Is anything that might be triggering her to wake up, like a coffee maker set to go off at 4:45? Look and listen for odd sounds at that time. You also might try to have Sassy sleep in the other room all nigh!. If she's used to sleeping with you, this will mean a few trying nights. Don't scold or shush her, and reward her with treats when she gels into her bed. Also, try adjusting her feeding, walking and play times, morning and night, and see if that makes any difference.

Barking at strange dogs is an instinctive thing Sassy does. She doesn't respond to negative reinforcement (shaker cans, spray bottles), so try a positive approach. When Sassy starts to bark. at a dog in the yard, say "Enough" in a calm but firm voice. When she stops ba.rking and looks at you, give her a treat.

You'll need to be patient and avoid giving commands in an angry voice or getting frustrated (which your pet can sense) and reverting to the old "shhh!" technique. Work calmly and consistently with Sassy on these issues.

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DEAR PAW'S CORNER:

Regarding the leiter from a reader (Frustrated in Phi.ladelphia) whose cat wassailing on top of her bed: I didn't get the impression that the person was keeping the cat in a cage as a matter of course, but rather was doing that, or considering doing it, as a result of the kitty reliev,ing herself on the bed.

Therefore, I wonder if the kitty wasn't doing that because of a urinary tract infection or other health problem, or didn't like the type of cat litter used, the location of the litter box or something else in the home that was probably stressing her.

Just wanted to bring up these posslbilities, for what it's

worth. - Jonathan N., Mayer, Ariz.

DEAR JONATHAN:

My thanks - advice and suggestions from my readers is always welcome and worthwhile! Frustrated in Philadelphia should certainly discuss the possibility of a health issue, like a urinary tract infection, with her eat's veterinarian, and bring her in for a complete checkup.

Utter-box location can be an issue with some cats, as can multiple cats sharing a litter box. An owner dealing with a cat "going" in areas other than the litter box could try placing a clean litter box over the area of the latest mess (after cleaning it up of course) and then gradually move it away and back to a more desirable location.

Cats also react to stresses we humans might not notice or see as a stressful situation. Pay close attention to a eat's behavior, particularly when it's exhibiting problem behaviors like soillnq outside the later box, and see lflt is reacting to a person, a new item in Ihe home or something else.

Send your tips, questions and comments to Paw's Comer, clo King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Bo)( 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or e-mail themtopawscorner@hotmail.com.

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By Kate Anderson

most popular in the arsenal (available at www.playgolfamerlea.corn) with Free Lesson Month.

Sponsored by The PGA of America along with Golf Digest, Golf World and the Golf Channel, the event encourages golfers of all skill levels to utilize their local professionals to make the game more enjoyable for them. PGA Professionals are trained to analyze and correct a golfer's swing and no one is more adept at reading the

The Carolinas PGA has been a supporter of Play Golf America growth of the game initiatives of every kind since their inception in 2004. There are a number of different programs that golfers and non-golfers alike can take advantage of, year-round and each month. May's promotion is one of the

subtleties of the game better than them.

The program is uniquely designed to benefit consumers by provi.ding them with the opportunity to gain free tenminute instruction from their local PGA Professional. Last May nearly 5,250 PGA and LPGA Professional Nationwide gave more than 80,075 free tenminute lessons.

Free Lesson Month is for people of all ages and skill levels! This program is perfect for

new golfers because its an easy, casual way for them to get a quick yet valuable introduction to go.lf. It's perfect for the casual golfer because ten minutes and few tips are sometimes all that's necessary to get thsrn back on the rig.ht track with their game. And it's perfect for the avid golfer to fine-tune their more advanced abilities. With more than 250 Carolinas PGA Professionals participating this year, chances are you'll find the perfect instruction for you right

around the corner at your local Carolinas PGA golf course, learning center or driving range.

All Play Golf America growth of the game programs can be found at www.PlayGolfAmerica.com.To see which facilities and PGA Professionals are participating near you, log on, click "Free Lesson Month" and enter your zip code. For more information on this and other Play Golf America events, contact the Section office at 843-913-2742.

By Debbie Heintzelman

Min.i Marathon Partners With Local Attractions For Oct. Race

Producers of the inaugural Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon and Coastal 5K have

announced major key sponsorships from Medieval Times and Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville. Organizers hope the partnerships will help the event reach

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Medieval Times, known for lts theatrical dinner shows reminiscent of Royal Tournament, will be the starting line sponsor for the half marathon while MargaritaviHe, located at Broadway At the Beach will sponsor the finish line.

The Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon will start off it's running"career" in Myrtle Beach the same way executive race director Robert Pozo has started many of his company's races, with a bang and flair unseen in running events.

The start of the race will take place on Harbor Lights Drive right in front of Myrtle Beach's Medieval limes. Actors from Medieval limes will come out and join the thousands of runners, and along with all the fans and onlookers, will send off the runners in a historic fashion. The procession prior to the race will include the King, Princess, Knights on foot and horseback, trumpeters, serfs, wenches and falconer. The king will address the crowds and proclaim that the

winner, male and female will be knighted at the award ceremony.

Soon after, the trumpets will sound, the lead knights on horses will line up and the race shall begin. The official Start Line Sponsor is sure to leave all runners in awe. Mario Barreiro, national sales director for Medieval Times stated,

"Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament is honored to join with Continental Event & Sports Management Group to sponsor the inaugural celebration and start of the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon. Medieval Times will create a unique medievalthemed start to the race complete with the King, Princess, Knights of the Realm, Andalusian Stallions, trumpeters and falconer. The twohour tournament at Medieval Times features six brave Kni.ghts locked in bailie using swords, lances and shields. The battle intensifies as each

ning band will, not only be the headl lnl ng band at the post race beach party, but will also win cash and prizes. The other nine runner up bands will perform for all the runners along the 13.1 mile course.

"Kespinq the participants happy and entertained along the entire route is very important to a fun event like this. The start, finish and on-course enlertainmentare an example of the fun loving feel of Myrtle Beach. 1 am very happy these two heavy-hitters have entrusted us with their brand and lent their entertainment to this great event", stated executive race director Robert Pozo. "The

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Knight seeks the title of Champion to the King. Only the strongest and bravest knight outlasts his competitors and stands victorious as champion. The same is true of today's race; only the strongest runners will outlast their competitors and stand victorious as champions. Experience a start to remember, a start presented by Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament."

Senior VPI general manager Paco Perez added, "Medieval Times is pleased to be working with the 2010 Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon to create a unique medieval: themed fitness and physical health event Ihatis fun for all ages." The excitement at the start is only the beginning.

Margaritaville and the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon have partnered to have a very entertaming course as well as finish line. Margaritaville, the Official Entertainment and Finish Line Sponsor will promote and conduct a Battle of the Bands which will bring in bands With "the Beach music flair" to their inrestaurant stage and the wtn-

Myrtle Beach Area CVB is thrilled to add Medieval Times and Margaritaville to the list of partners for this event. Both organizations are sure to bring a level of excitement to the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon that can only be found along the Grand Strand," stated Brad Dean, president and CEO for the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.

The Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon weekend event will begin on Friday October 22 with a VIP cocktail party, The Marina Inn will host a Health & Fitness Expo Friday October 22 and Saturday October 23, the Coastal 5K, Doggie Dash and High Heel Run benefitting the Grand Strand Humane Society will take place on Ihe Marina Inn property October 23 in the morning., while the Mov.ie in the Park will lake place at the Marina Inn lawn in the evening. Information on the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon, the Coastal 5K, Ihe Doggie Dash and High Heels Run can be found on www.RunMyrtleBeach.com.

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