First bout of the CC Rollergirls

Ain't It Tragic, April 10

On Saturday, April 10th, the Classic City Rollergirls will compete in their first home bout of the season against the Tragic City Rollers of Birmingham, Alabama. "Ain't It Tragic" will feature two periods of fast-paced roller derby. The action begins at 7pm (doors open at 6pm) at Skate Around USA, 3030 Cherokee Road, in Athens. Roller Derby is family friendly so bring the kids! Admission at the door is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-10, and children under 6 are free! Adult tickets can be purchased in advance for $8 through any rollergirl or through Brown Paper Tickets (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/101326). Please also join the rollergirls for the after-party at Alibi.

A portion of the proceeds from "Ain't It Tragic" will help support HandsOn Northeast Georgia, the CCRG sponsored charity. HandsOn Northeast assists individuals, families, and corporate and community groups in finding flexible service opportunities at various organizations.


Charter Cable using twitter

Okay, I am neither endorsing or denouncing Charter Cable (I'll leave that to you!), but if you do use charter cable, there is now a representative on twitter who looks for tweets for charter. A few days ago I posted (tweeted) about how bad my network/reception was (I was considering calling, but I just hadn't gotten around to it -- end of the day & too tired). Within a day(!) , I received this tweet back from
:@georgiawebgurl (yep, that's me @twitter and also google buzz) What's been going on with your net connection? If you DM your Name/Phone# we can take a look at it for you.

He even followed up the next day (although my connection was fine by then). Now, I don't know about you, but I think that is kind of a cool use of technology and it seems much better than the 1-800 service!

You can follow @ http://twitter.com/Umatter2Chtr2


Parliamentarian rules against first GOP objection to healthcare 'fixes' bill - TheHill.com

Parliamentarian rules against first GOP objection to healthcare 'fixes' bill - TheHill.com

Dock Diving Dogs

Ok, I know this isn't athens related specifically....
Let your dog try Dock Diving with Dixie Dock Dogs (a non-profit organization). Saturday, April 24th, 2010, 10am-3pm @ Big Catch Lakeside Grill, Lake Oconee, Eatonton, Ga. It’s the Big Catch & Fetch Fun Jump and a special day for “newbies” to bring their dogs and learn about dock diving. There is a $5 per team on-site registration fee (one handler + one dog = 1 Team). Junior handlers (ages 7 through 18) are very welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. This sport is NOT breed specific, but your dog must be at least 6 months old to participate. We’ll have coaches on duty to assist you and your dog. Important: All dogs must be crated or on a 4 foot lead (longer leads & retractable leads are not allowed for safety purposes).

For more information on what to bring and other info, contact Nancy Akin ChocolateDawg@DixieDockDogs.com or visit our web site Dixie Dock Dogs Events. We’re looking forward to meeting your and your best friend at the dock!!! Don’t miss it!!

Vet med open house -- fun for the kids and more

This years' activities include:

* Maps and information available all day in the Main Lobby
* Concessions (hamburgers, hot dogs, soda, chips) and bake sale — in front and back of College
* Teddy Bear Surgery — Building 10 (the Antatomy Lab)
* Hospital tours — line begins at Large Animal Hospital breezeway
* Animal display (sorry, no petting allowed) — in front of College
* Exotic animal display (sorry, no petting allowed) — H237
* Anatomy display — Building 10 (the Antatomy Lab)
* Calf roping — in front of college
* Club and business displays — Vet Med Reading Room


Innocent on death row

From the e-mail:

The Amnesty International Athens Community group and Georgians for
Alternatives to the Death Penalty is hosting a talk entitled "Innocent
on Death Row". Gary Drinkard, sentenced to death in Alabama for a crime
he did not commit, will be sharing his story on Tuesday, March 23rd at
5PM in MLC 214.
These stories are quite compelling and very well may haunt you for a long time.

host.nourish.sustain panel on fighting homelessness

This panel will be held at the University of Georgia on March 24. There is a Facebook event and video to learn more about it. Here is the text of the event:

Paula Deen, chef, restaurateur and the queen of southern hospitality, once said: “We are our brother’s keeper. It’s going to be up to all of us.” Our thoughts exactly, Ms. Deen.

Come enjoy the charm of homemade peach cobbler and a fresh glass of sweet tea as Athens leaders come together to discuss the perfect recipe to end homelessness in the Classic City. Debunk the stigmas of what it is to be “homeless” and become a key ingredient in the action plan to fight homelessness in Athens. After all, the recipe is simple: 1/3 host, 1/3 nourish and 1/3 sustain…and a half a stick of butter, for good measure!

Laura Lyn McLeod, Miss UGA 2010, will moderate the panel of speakers which includes:

- Saskia Thompson from the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Athens
- Evan Mills from the Department of Human and Economic Development in Athens
- Donna Bliss, assistant professor in the UGA School of Social Work.
- Lynne Griever from Faces of Homeless Speakers Bureau

This event is a Blue Card Event and the first 70 students to arrive will receive a free T-shirt!

For more information, contact Lizzy Nephew at lizzy777@uga.edu.


Its a start

Well, its a start. UGA announced restrictions on North Campus tailgating starting next season. No tailgating until 4 hours before kickoff, no tents, no grills, no amplified music, no kegs. Now maybe the slobs will go elsewhere and leave North Campus alone. I had hoped for an outright ban, but this is a good start.