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Hurricane Game Created

One week after Hurricane Ivan unleashed its full fury on the Gulf Coast, a former storm chaser turned evacuee is trying to help those who bore the brunt of Ivan’s wrath.

As Ivan was bearing down and people were bracing for its impact, Gerard Braud was glued to his television in New Orleans, where he heard reporters use the same six storm clichés over and over again. As the storm threatened New Orleans, Braud and his family evacuated to a hotel in Jackson, Mississippi, where they watched cliché filled news coverage 24/7 for two days.

So Braud has turned those clichés into a new board game called “Hurricane: The Game of Storm Clichés.” Braud hopes some of the money raised can help storm victims as they try to pick up the pieces of their lives.

The game can be played by any numbers of players. Participants earn points by watching network, cable and local news coverage of the storm. If one of the six designated clichés is used by a reporter when it is your turn, you score a point. First person to get all six of the top clichés wins.

Taste of the South in Time for Holiday Entertaining

Hoffman Media launches Taste of the South this month. Taste of the South will be a magazine providing quick, easy-to-prepare recipes for Southern-style dishes.

"Perhaps no other area of the U.S. has a cuisine as rich in tradition as the South," said president and publisher Phyllis Hoffman. "There's just something about coming together over food that brings us closer to the people we care about. Friendships are formed and families grow closer, whether it's a simple meal for two or a large family get-together. Readers of our Southern Lady and TeaTime magazines are familiar with the quality of our publications; they will find the same attention to detail and beautiful photography as Taste of the South presents the best of more conventional Southern fare, along with new twists on old favorites for cooks in and out of our region."

Lorna Reeves, the magazine's editor, said that the magazine is targeted toward cooks who aren't looking for a haute cuisine experience with every meal

Taste of the South, which will be available on newsstands beginning mid October, will be a quarterly publication. Each issue of the 68- to 100-page, four-color magazine will feature a minimum of 50 recipes for favorite traditional and not-so-traditional Southern dishes. Accompanying the recipes will be how-to features, such as articles about in-season produce; profiles of notable chefs; recipes submitted by readers; and pantry basics that provide insight on the different products available.

Lee Marmon: 50 Years of Photo Journalism

Lee Marmon, best known for his Native American portraiture, will visit Auburn University Thursday, October 28th at Foy Union. His photography will be on display at Auburn's Theater Gallery from October 28th through November 23rd.

Marmon's portfolio includes photo journalism, and work with television and the motion picture industry. In 1993. he won the American Advertising Federation ADDY award for contributions to the PBS documentary, Surviving Columbus. He has recently published The Pueblo Imagination: Landscape and imagination of Lee Marmon.

Lee Marmon's visit is sponsored by Auburn's Center for Diversity & Race Relations & the Department of Communications & Journalism. His exhibit will be part of the 3rd War Eagle American Indian Festival, October 29-31, 2004.


Call for Papers
Journal of Kentucky Studies (Deadline: none)
History in/and/of Southern Literature (Deadline: October 15, 2004)
Edgar Allan Poe (Deadline: November 4, 2004)
Contemporary Southern Literature (Deadline: November 15, 2004)
Tennessee Williams (Deadline: November 15, 2004)
Coastal Cultures/Islands and Rims: Remapping the Realm of American Studies  (Deadline: Dec. 1, 2004)
Delta Blues Symposium XI: Imagining the Delta (Deadline: January 14, 2005)
Faulkner and Whiteness (Deadline: September 24, 2005)
Southern Writers' Project (Deadline: none)
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