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TUESDAY, JANUARY 27

12:10PM-12:50PM  BROWN BAG LUNCH AT THE MASSILLON MUSEUM (121 LINCOLN WAY EAST).  HEATHER HADEN, THE MASSMU EDUCATION AND OUTREACH COORDINATOR, PRESENTS: “SS GREAT EASTERN & THE LAYING OF THE TRANSATLANTIC CABLE.”  BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH OR BUY LUNCH AT ANDERSON’S IN THE MUSEUM LOBBY CAFÉ.  COMPLIMENTARY COFFEE, TEA, & COOKIE AVAILABLE.  FREE ADMISSION.  NO NEED TO RSVP.  FOR MORE INFO, CALL 330-833-4061 OR GO TO WWW.MASSILLONMUSEUM.ORG.

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28

10AM  THE ALLIANCE AREA SENIOR CENTER AT 602 W. VINE STREET IS HOSTING A WINTER BRUNCH.  TICKETS ARE $5.50 PER PERSON AND MUST BE PURCHASED OR RESERVED IN ADVANCE.  CALL 300-821-3348.

 

12PM  ALLIANCE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1953 WILL MEET AT CHIVES (2355 S. UNION AVE.) IN ALLIANCE.

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 31

9AM-4PM  THE MCKINLEY PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM (800 MCKINLEY MONUMENT DRIVE N.W.) IN CANTON WILL HOLD ITS ANNUAL MCKINLEY DAY CELEBRATION.  MCKINLEY DAY COMMEMORATES THE ANNIVERSARY OF PRESIDENT WILLIAM MCKINLEY’S BIRTH ON JANUARY 29, 1843.  CIVIL WAR RE-ENACTORS, SPECIAL SHOWS IN DISCOVER WORLD, AND AN OPEN-HEARTH COOKING DEMONSTRATION IN THE STREET OF SHOPS WILL ALSO BE FEATURED.  VISITORS CAN VIEW THE POPULAR EXHIBIT “THE LEGACY OF FERDINAND A. BRADER” IN THE KELLER GALLERY, FEATURING NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN, HIGHLY-DETAILED LANDSCAPE DRAWINGS OF LATE 19TH CENTURY OHIO FARMS.  THERE WILL ALSO BE SPECIAL FOCUS TOURS OF THE MCKINLEY GALLERY.  LUNCH WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE STARTING AT 11:00 AM.  THE HOOVER-PRICE PLANETARIUM WILL PRESENT SHOWS FEATURING THE NIGHT SKY AND CURRENT ASTRONOMICAL NEWS AND OBSERVATIONS.  A HIGHLIGHT OF THE FESTIVITIES WILL BE A MOVING WREATH-LAYING CEREMONY, WHERE A GENERAL REPRESENTING THE WHITE HOUSE WILL PLACE A WREATH AT THE BUST OF THE PRESIDENT, LOCATED JUST OUTSIDE THE MUSEUM BUILDING.  OTHER VETERANS GROUPS, INCLUDING THE ARMY NAVY UNION AND THE MILITARY ORDER OF THE LOYAL LEGION OF THE UNITED STATES, WILL ALSO BE PARTICIPATING IN THE CEREMONY.  THE WREATH-LAYING CEREMONY WILL TAKE PLACE AT 1:00 PM.  REGULAR ADMISSION TO THE MUSEUM WILL BE CHARGED.  MUSEUM MEMBERS ARE ADMITTED FREE.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL THE MUSEUM AT 330-455-7043.

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1

11:30AM-2:30PM  ST. GEORGE ROMANIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH, LOCATED AT 144 30TH STREET N.W. IN CANTON, IS SPONSORING A TRADITIONAL ROMANIAN DINNER.  THE MENU INCLUDES BREAD, SALAD, CHICKEN & GRAVY, STUFFED CABBAGE ROLL, BAKED CORNMEAL WITH CHEESE, AND COFFEE OR TEA.  ADMISSION IS $10 FOR ADULTS, $ 5 CHILDREN AGES 5-10, AND FREE FOR CHILDREN AGES 4 AND UNDER.  DESSERTS AND CARRY-OUTS ARE AVAILABLE.

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3

7:30PM  DAYMOND JOHN, THE FOUNDER OF THE URBAN APPAREL BRAND FUBU AND A MEMBER OF SHARK TANK—ABC’S ENTREPENEURIAL BUSINESS SHOW OF INVESTMENT PITCHES—WILL BE GIVING A SPEECH ON GETTING INTO THE GOAL-SETTING MINDSET AT TIMKEN GREAT HALL CONFERENCE CENTER AT KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AT STARK (6000 FRANK AVENUE N.W., IN NORTH CANTON).  THE EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, BUT TICKETS ARE STILL REQUIRED AND THERE IS A LIMIT OF TWO (2) TICKETS PER PERSON.  TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ON JANUARY 12 AT THE MAIN HALL INFORMATION DESK; NO PHONE RESERVATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.  FOR MORE INFO, CALL 330-499-9600 OR GO TO WWW.STARK.KENT.EDU.

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6

4:30PM-7:30PM  FISH FRY AT ST. GEORGE ROMANIAN BYZANTINE CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL (1123 44TH STREET N.E.) IN CANTON, EVERY FRIDAY THROUGH MARCH 27TH.  ENJOY HOME-MADE MAC N’ CHEESE, BEER BATTERED FISH, SHRIMP, COLESLAW, MAMALIGA, HOME-MADE BREAD, DESSERTS, AND MORE FOOD ITEMS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.  TAKE-OUT IS AVAILABLE.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 330-492-8413 OR E-MAIL ANNF#RCDCANTON.ORG.

 

6:30PM-9PM  “LOVE YOUR HEALTH” LADIES’ NIGHT AND SPA AT THE TOWPATH TRAIL YMCA (1226 MARKET STREET N.E.) IN NAVARRE.  ENJOY A FUN-FILLED NIGHT—INCLUDING OVER 16 VENDORS SELLING UNIQUE ITEMS, 5 HEALTH DEMOS, 4 FITNESS TEASER CLASSES, CHAIR MASSAGES, REFRESHMENTS, AND DOOR PRIZES.  ADMISSION IS $5 PER MEMBER AND $10 PER NON-MEMBER; ALL PROCEEDS SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY BY HELPING FAMILIES IN NEED OF YMCA SERVICES.

 

8PM-1AM  LOOKING FOR LOVE, OR JUST WANT TO ENJOY A NIGHT OUT WITH YOUR BETTER HALF? LOCAL DATING COMPANY KICKSTARTLOVE WILL BE HOSTING THEIR ANNUAL LOVE LOUNGE EVENT JUST IN TIME FOR V-DAY!  HUNDREDS OF CLEVELAND SINGLES AND COUPLES WILL GATHER TO CELEBRATE THE MONTH OF LOVE AT MAHALL’S TWENTY LANES AT 13200 MADISON AVENUE IN LAKEWOOD, OH 44107.  NOW IN ITS FIFTH YEAR, LOVE LOUNGE BOASTS SUCCESSFUL RELATIONSHIPS AND MARRIAGES FROM COUPLES THAT MET AT THE EVENT IN PREVIOUS YEARS, WHILE ALSO CONNECTING LOCAL SINGLES LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL SOMEONE.  COMEDIANS MIKE POLK JR. AND ZACHARIAH DURR WILL HOST A MODERN RENDITION OF THE DATING GAME TO KICK OFF THE EVENING.  NEXT, LIVE BANDS—INCLUDING THE MONDAY SOUND AND TREPANNING TRIO—WILL TAKE THE STAGE FOLLOWED BY A DJ… AND, OF COURSE, BOWLING!  GUESTS CAN ALSO SHOW OFF THEIR BIG HEARTS BY PURCHASING RAFFLE TICKETS FOR A CHANCE TO WIN DOZENS OF BOTTLES OF LIQUOR AND WINE IN A “STOCK YOUR BAR” RAFFLE.  ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE RAFFLE WILL BE DONATED TO THE CHARITY SHOES AND CLOTHES IN ORDER TO HELP PROVIDE NEW CLOTHING TO THOUSANDS OF LOCAL CHILDREN IN NEED.  BOTH SINGLES AND COUPLES ARE ENCOURAGED TO JOIN IN THE FESTIVITIES.  TICKETS ARE CURRENTLY CAN BE PURCHASED BY VISITING WWW.KICKSTARTLOVE.COM.  FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO ARRANGE INTERVIEWS AND/OR HI-RES PHOTOGRAPHY, PLEASE CONTACT BECKI SILVERSTEIN AT BECKI@REBECCAADELE.COM OR VIA PHONE AT 440-227-8794.  COMPLIMENTARY PRESS PASSES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7

12:30PM  THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY’S POLAR BEAR PLUNGE AT THE HARRY MESHEL PICNIC AREA ON MILTON AVE. NEAR LAKE MILTON.  BRAVE THE ICY WATERS TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER.  MUSIC, FOOD, AND CREATIVE FUNDRAISERS FROM RELAY FOR LIFE TEAMS WILL ENTERTAIN SPECTATORS THROUGHOUT THE EVENT.  REGISTRATION IS $25 FOR BASIC ENTRY OR $100 FOR THOSE WHO ALSO WISH TO RECEIVE A COMMEMORATIVE T-SHIRT.

 

3:30PM  VOICES OF HOPE YOUTH CHOIR PRESENTS “IT’S NATURAL” AT COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH (210 N. MAIN STREET) IN NORTH CANTON.  YOUTH COME FROM MULTIPLE SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND HOME SCHOOLS, FROM AS FAR AS DUNDEE, DALTON, AND WADSWORTH, AND AS NEAR AS NORTH CANTON ITSELF.  SINGERS RANGE FROM 4TH TO 12TH GRADE.  SONGS INCLUDE “COUNT ON IT!,” “LIVIN’ LIFE,” “LIGHTNING!,” “STAR DANCE,” AND “HOT CHOCOLATE!”  NO TICKET REQUIRED; DONATIONS APPRECIATED.  AUDITIONS FOR THE CHOIR ARE HAPPENING NOW; TO AUDITION, CALL 330-456-3186 OR E-MAIL ACFAC1@GMAIL.COM.

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10

7PM-9PM  STARK COUNTY POWER SQUADRON PRESENTS AMERICA’S BOATING COURSE 4-WEEK CLASS AT THE LOUISVILLE YMCA, LOCATED AT 1421 NICKELPLATE AVENUE.  NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED—JUST SHOW UP.  SHARPEN YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF NAVIGATIONAL SKILLS, EMERGENCY PROCEDURES, AND SAFETY REGULATIONS BY ATTENDING THESE PUBLIC BOATING CLASSES THROUGH MARCH 3RD.  THE COURSE IS INTENDED FOR ALL BOATERS—INCLUDING PERSONAL WATERCRAFT OPERATORS, HUNTERS OR FISHERMEN OPERATING AN OUTBOARD UTILITY BOAT, CANOE AND KAYAK PADDLERS, SKIPPERS OF A FAMILY CRUISER, AND SAILING ENTHUSIASTS.  THE COURSE CAN ALSO BE USEFUL IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO PURCHASE A BOAT OR ALREADY OWN A BOAT AND HAVE NEVER HAD ANY FORMAL TRAINING IN THE VARIOUS ASPECTS OF BOAT DESIGN, OPERATION, AND SAFETY.   ALL AGES WELCOME; FAMILIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND TOGETHER.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, GO TO WWW.USPS.ORG/LOCALUSPS/STARK OR CALL 330-284-4991.

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13

6PM-10PM  VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER & DANCE AT THE ALLIANCE AREA SENIOR CENTER (602 W. VINE STREET) IN ALLIANCE, FEATURING THE REX TANERI ORCHESTRA.  ADMISSION IS $14 PER PERSON FOR THE DINNER AND DANCE OR $7 PER PERSON FOR THE DANCE ONLY.  DINNER TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED OR RESERVED IN ADVANCE.  DINNER IS AT 6 AND THE DANCE STARTS AT 7.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 330-821-3348.

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14

5:30PM-11PM  ALS (LOU GEHRIG’S DISEASE) BENEFIT DANCE—IN MEMORY OF GREG GIACOMETTI—AT DON PANCHO’S (2105 W. STATE STREET) IN ALLIANCE.  ENTERTAINMENT BY JIMMY AND THE SOULBLAZERS.  THERE WILL BE A 50/50 RAFFLE, SILENT AUCTION, AND BASKET RAFFLES.  TICKETS AVAILABLE AT DON PANCHO’S OR BY CALLING 330-575-1076.  DINNER RESERVATIONS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20

11AM-6:30PM  LUNCH, DINNER, AND CARRY-OUT PIEROGIE SALE AT ST. ANN’S CHURCH (323 S. 15TH STREET) IN SEBRING.  PIEROGIES ARE $00.65 EACH OR $7.50 BY THE DOZEN; THE DIFFERENT VARIETIES AVAILABLE ARE AS FOLLOWS: POTATO & CHEESE, SAUERKRAUT & POTATO, AND JALAPEÑO.  TOPPINGS ARE $00.50 EACH: ONIONS & BUTTER, BUTTER, MARINARA SAUCE, AND SOUR CREAM.  HALUSHKI (CABBAGE, NOODLES, AND ONIONS) IS $2 PER SERVING.  DRINKS ARE $00.75 EACH:  SOFT DRINKS, MILK, COFFEE, AND BOTTLED WATER.  CONTAINERS FOR THE FOOD ARE $00.25 EACH.  SALE CONTINUES EVERY FRIDAY OF LENT (FEBRUARY 20TH-MARCH 27TH), BUT THERE WILL BE NO SALES ON GOOD FRIDAY!  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 330-938-2033.  FOR ORDERS, CALL 330-938-9678.

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24

12:10PM-12:50PM  BROWN BAG LUNCH AT THE MASSILLON MUSEUM (121 LINCOLN WAY EAST).  JEN BRUMFIELD, NATURALIST AND ARTIST, PRESENTS: “FIELD SKETCHING WITH BIRDS:  A JOURNEY THROUGH THE HISTORY OF BIRD IDENTIFICATION.”  BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH OR BUY LUNCH AT ANDERSON’S IN THE MUSEUM LOBBY CAFÉ.  COMPLIMENTARY COFFEE, TEA, & COOKIE AVAILABLE.  FREE ADMISSION.  NO NEED TO RSVP.  FOR MORE INFO, CALL 330-833-4061 OR GO TO WWW.MASSILLONMUSEUM.ORG.

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26

6PM  “FROM WHENCE WE CAME,” AN EVENT THAT KICKS OFF WITH A FIVE-COURSE FRENCH MEAL AT THE MASSILLON MUSEUM (121 LINCOLN WAY EAST), CELEBRATES THE BOOK LAUNCH (AND SIGNING) OF “MASSILLON CONNECTION: A PIONEER WOMAN, A FRENCH BISHOP AND A VILLAGE ON A RIVER.”  BE AMONG THE FIRST TO SEE THE IN-DEPTH STORY OF THE NAMING OF THE MASSILLON COMMUNITY.  ON THE MENU: AMUSE BOUCHE, SHRIMP BISQUE, CHICKEN CORDON BLEU, SALAD, PATISSERIE MASSILLON, AND FROMAGE.  DINNER INCLUDES FRENCH WINES; A VEGETARIAN MEAL CHOICE IS ALSO AVAILABLE.  ADMISSION IS $130 PER COUPLE (INCLUDES ONE COPY OF THE BOOK) AND $80 PER INDIVIDUAL (INCLUDES ONE COPY OF THE BOOK).  SEATING IS LIMITED, AND RESERVATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12.  FOLLOWING THE MEAL, HEAD OVER TO THE LINCOLN THEATRE (156 LINCOLN WAY EAST)—JUST ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE MUSEUM—FOR THE OFFICIAL BOOK LAUNCH; THIS SEGMENT OF THE EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND FREE OF CHARGE.  ADDITIONAL BOOKS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE AND SIGNING.

 

FEBRUARY 27—MARCH 1, MARCH 6-8

CARNATION CITY PLAYERS 55TH SEASON

FIREHOUSE THEATER, 450 E. MARKET STREET, ALLIANCE

BOX OFFICE: 330-821-8712

WWW.CARNATIONCITYPLAYERS.ORG

THE ADDAMS FAMILY

THE BIZARRE AND BELOVED CHARACTERS ARE BACK IN A MACABRE COMEDY THAT SHAKES THE FOUNDATION ON WHICH THE ADDAMS FAMILY HAS LIVED FOR GENERATIONS.  WEDNESDAY ADDAMS HAS GROWN UP AND FALLEN IN LOVE WITH A SWEET, SMART YOUNG MAN FROM A RESPECTABLE FAMILY.  IF THAT WASN’T UPSETTING ENOUGH, SHE CONFIDES IN HER FATHER AND ASKS FOR “ONE NORMAL NIGHT” TO IMPRESS HER “NORMAL” BOYFRIEND AND HIS PARENTS.  NOW, GOMEZ MUST DO SOMETHING HE’S NEVER DONE BEFORE—KEEP A SECRET FROM HIS BELOVED WIFE, MORTICIA.  WITH THE HELP OF THE ADDAMS FAMILY ANCESTORS, THE OOKY CLAN IS IN FOR A FATEFUL NIGHT THAT COULD CHANGE THE WHOLE FAMILY FOREVER.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 7

YWCA MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION AT THE YWCA OF ALLIANCE (239 E. MARKET STREET).  MUSIC, FOOD, FUN, AND BOTH SILENT AND LIVE AUCTIONS.  CALL 330-823-1840 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 24

12:10PM-12:50PM  BROWN BAG LUNCH AT THE MASSILLON MUSEUM (121 LINCOLN WAY EAST).  DAVID GIFFELS, AUTHOR, PRESENTS: “THE HARD WAY ON PURPOSE: STORIES FROM THE RUST BELT.”  BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH OR BUY LUNCH AT ANDERSON’S IN THE MUSEUM LOBBY CAFÉ.  COMPLIMENTARY COFFEE, TEA, & COOKIE AVAILABLE.  FREE ADMISSION.  NO NEED TO RSVP.  FOR MORE INFO, CALL 330-833-4061 OR GO TO WWW.MASSILLONMUSEUM.ORG.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 16

45TH ANNIVERSARY MULTI-COUNTY JUVENILE ATTENTION SYSTEM PRESENTS

DAVE PELZER, AUTHOR OF “A CHILD CALLED IT.”

7:30AM  WAYNE COUNTY CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH BREAKFAST AT THE ARDEN SHISLER CENTER FOR EDUCATION & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, 1625 WILSON ROAD IN WOOSTER.

10AM  MCJAS YOUTH PROGRAM AT THE COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS FACILITY, 815 FAIRCREST STREET S.W. IN CANTON.

12:30PM  EMPLOYEE TRAINING & LUNCHEON AT MCCALL’S RESTAURANT, 130 FAIRCREST STREET S.W. IN CANTON.

6PM  COMMUNITY EVENT AT MCKINLEY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL’S UMSTATTD PERFORMING ARTS HALL, 2323 17TH STREET N.W. IN CANTON.

FOR TICKET INFORMATION FOR THE COMMUNITY EVENT, CALL 330-484-6471, EXT. 2818.

 

CARNATION CITY PLAYERS 55TH SEASON

FIREHOUSE THEATER, 450 E. MARKET STREET, ALLIANCE

BOX OFFICE: 330-821-8712

WWW.CARNATIONCITYPLAYERS.ORG

STEEL MAGNOLIAS

APRIL 24-26, MAY 1-3

THE QUINTESSENTIAL STORY OF FRIENDSHIP AND TRUST, STEEL MAGNOLIAS SERVES UP A SOUTHERN SLICE OF LIFE THAT’S AS WARM AND COMFORTING AS SWEET POTATO PIE.  IN THE WORLD OF TRUVY’S LOCAL HOMEGROWN BEAUTY SALON, SIX VERY DIFFERENT WOMEN COME TOGETHER TO SHARE THEIR SECRETS, FEARS, AND LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER, WHILE ENGAGING THE AUDIENCE IN HYSTERICAL AND NEIGHBORLY GOSSIP.  FROM WEDDINGS TO DIVORCES, BABIES TO FUNERALS, NEW BEGINNINGS TO HAPPY ENDINGS, THEY SHARE EACH MOMENT IN THEIR LIVES WITH GRACE, DETERMINATION, AND PERFECTLY COIFFED HAIR.  WHEN TRAGEDY STRIKES, IT IS IN THE FAMILIAR COMFORT OF TRUVY’S SALON WHERE THEY SEEK SOLACE AND SUPPORT THAT CARRIES THEM THROUGH.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 28

12:10PM-12:50PM  BROWN BAG LUNCH AT THE MASSILLON MUSEUM (121 LINCOLN WAY EAST).  CARY COATES, DANA VARGO, & JENNIE SELF, OF THE PERRY TOWNSHIP HISTORY CLUB, PRESENT: “HISTORY & RESTORATION OF THE GENOA SCHOOLHOUSE.”  BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH OR BUY LUNCH AT ANDERSON’S IN THE MUSEUM LOBBY CAFÉ.  COMPLIMENTARY COFFEE, TEA, & COOKIE AVAILABLE.  FREE ADMISSION.  NO NEED TO RSVP.  FOR MORE INFO, CALL 330-833-4061 OR GO TO WWW.MASSILLONMUSEUM.ORG.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 26

12:10PM-12:50PM  BROWN BAG LUNCH AT THE MASSILLON MUSEUM (121 LINCOLN WAY EAST).  CHRIS CRAFT, MASSMU SPECIAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR, PRESENTS: “THE ENDURING IMPACT OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.”  BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH OR BUY LUNCH AT ANDERSON’S IN THE MUSEUM LOBBY CAFÉ.  COMPLIMENTARY COFFEE, TEA, & COOKIE AVAILABLE.  FREE ADMISSION.  NO NEED TO RSVP.  FOR MORE INFO, CALL 330-833-4061 OR GO TO WWW.MASSILLONMUSEUM.ORG.

 

CARNATION CITY PLAYERS 55TH SEASON

FIREHOUSE THEATER, 450 E. MARKET STREET, ALLIANCE

BOX OFFICE: 330-821-8712

WWW.CARNATIONCITYPLAYERS.ORG

THE ANDERSONVILLE TRIAL

JUNE 5-6, 12-14

IN 1865, CAPTAIN HARRY WIRZ IS BROUGHT TO TRIAL TO ANSWER CHARGES OF MURDER AND CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY PERTAINING TO ADMINISTRATION OF THE ANDERSONVILLE PRISON, WHERE 13,700 PRISONERS OF WAR MET THEIR DEATH DUE TO INADEQUATE MEDICAL CARE, UNCHECKED SPREAD OF DYSENTERY, SHODDY SANITATION, AND LACK OF PROPER FOOD.  WHILE WIRZ AND HIS DEFENSE TEAM CONTEND THE CAPTAIN WAS ONLY FOLLOWING ORDERS AND UNABLE TO PREVENT THE TRAGEDY, PROSECUTORS COUNTER WITH THE ARGUMENT THAT THE CHAIN OF MILITARY COMMAND DID NOT SUPERSEDE HIS MORAL AND ETHICAL OBLIGATIONS TO THE MEN UNDER HIS WATCH.