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The Jacksonville free press
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Mrs. Perry's free press
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v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
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English
Publisher:
Rita Luffborough Perry
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date:
June 16, 2005
Publication Date:
Frequency:
weekly
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Additional Physical Form:
Available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
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Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 4, no. 36 (June 28, 1990)-
General Note:
"Florida's First Coast only quality Black weekly."

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University of Florida
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Happy

Fathers Day

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1A Check Up
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Laws Mark
50th Wedding

Anniversary
with American
Beach Seaside

Celebration
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New Executive
Director to Tackle
Corporate America
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I Football

SCoach Billy
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Detroit Mayor Backs Down

From FireWorks Threat
S DETROIT Retracting an earlier
threat, Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick said
a fireworks show that has been one of
Detroit's premier summer events for
nearly a half-century will be held
after all.
"I have concluded that the fire-
works... will go on here in the city of
Detroit," Kilpatrick said. "They will be staffed at an optimum public safe-
ty level."
Kilpatrick had threatened to cancel the show, saying he could not guar-
antee spectators' safety with a police force reduced by about one-third
under the 2005-06 fiscal year budget approved by the City Council on
May 24.
The new budget is aimed at eliminating a $300 million deficit and takes
effect July 1. Kilpatrick, in threatening to cancel the fireworks, said he
feared large numbers of police would protest the cuts by refusing to work
at the June 29 festival.
Kilpatrick said no police officers or firefighters will be laid off until 45
days after the fireworks display and Major League Baseball's July 12 All-
Star game. He said police Chief Ella Bully-Cummings will have 45 days
to submit a restructuring plan to implement the council's budget.
The firework festival draws hundreds of thousands of spectators to the
downtown riverfront. It's the focal point of the annual International
Freedom Festival, a celebration of friendship between Detroit and
Windsor, Ontario.

Blacks Hardest Hit By HIV
ATLANTA Blacks account for nearly half of the more than 1 million
Americans with HIV, according to federal data released Monday that
suggests the battlelines of the nation's AIDS epidemic are marked as
much by race as by sexual preference.
An estimated 1,039,000 to 1,185,000 Americans were living with HIV
at the end of 2003, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said
at the 2005 National HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta.
Forty-seven percent were black, a disproportionate figure considering
that blacks make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population. Whites
accounted for 34 percent of the HIV-positive population and Hispanics
17 percent.
Gay and bisexual men made up 45 percent of the total.
"The HIV epidemic, initially most prominent among white gay men,
has expanded to affect a wide range of populations, with African-
Americans now most severely impacted," Dr. Ron Valdiserri, deputy
director of the CDC's HIV, STD and TB prevention programs, told
reporters in a conference call.

Destiny's Child Admitting

To Breaking Up For Good
Staying together was not part of
Destiny's Child's destiny the multi-
platinum group is splitting up.
In a statement released to MTV
News, the trio of Beyonce, Kelly .
Rowland and Michelle Williams f.
announced plans to disband after
their world tour ends in the fall.
"We have been working together as Destiny's Child since we were 9, and
touring together since we were 14. After a lot of discussion and some
deep soul-searching, we realized that our current tour has given us the
opportunity to leave Destiny's Child on a high note, united in our friend-
ship and filled with an overwhelming gratitude for our music, our fans,
and each other," the statement said
The title of Destiny's Child's latest album "Destiny Fulfilled" -
appeared to signal the end was near. Among the group's biggest hits have
been "Bootylicious," "Survivor" and "Independent Women (Part I)." All
of their albums have sold at least 1 million copies; their latest has sold
more than 2 million.

Black History Course Mandated
For Philadelphia Public Schools
PHILADELPHIA In what could be a first in the United States, the
Philadelphia school system will soon require that all high school students
take a year of African and African-American studies,also a high-profile
academic field on college campuses such as Harvard and Cornell.
Leaders of the school district, where two-thirds of students are black,
hope the course will not only keep those students interested in their aca-
demic work but also give others a more accurate view of history.
"We have the opportunity ... to do something under our watch that is
really going to do right by our students, to say, 'We've come from some
pretty great places,'" said assistant superintendent Cecilia Cannon.
The course, already offered as an elective at 11 of the city's 54 high
schools, covers topics including classical African civilizations, civil
rights and black nationalism, and teachers say it has captivated students.
The 210,000-student Philadelphia school system is 65 percent black,
14.5 percent Hispanic, 14.2 percent white and 5.3 percent Asian-
American.

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Senate

Apologizes

for Lynching

Ban Delays
by R. Carroll
One woman remembered a cousin
who had died at the hands of a mob
in Kentucky. Another recalled a
teenager dragged from a relative's
home in Mississippi only to turn up
dead in a river.
James Cameron lived to recount
his own brush with mob justice. In
1930 he and two others were taken
from an Indiana jail to face a lynch
mob. The mob hanged the two
young men accused of murder and
rape but spared Cameron when
someone in the crowd contended
that the 16-year-old was not
involved.
"I was saved by a miracle," said
Cameron, now 91. People were
"hollering for my blood," he
recalled, "when a voice said, 'Take
this boy back."'
To the victims of lynching 4,743
people killed between 1882 and
1968, three out of four of them
black the Senate issued an apolo-
gy Monday night for not standing
against the violence.
"The apology, while late, is very
necessary," Doria Dee Johnson, an
expert on the subject of lynching
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The youth of the Durkeeville community received a big investment last
week from the Mali Vai Washington Foundation who announced their first
comprehensive Youth Tennis Education Complex. The complex will house
an after school program in addition to instruction on nine tennis courts.
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designed to promote health through area churches. Shown above at the
kickoff celebration receiving a free Diabetes test is I.L.A. President
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FAMU Fires

Football Coach


Coach Billy Joe
In a surprise press conference,
Florida A&M University Interim
Athletic Director E. Newton
Jackson,announced that the con-
tract of head football coach Billy
Joe had been terminated immedi-
ately. He also said the contracts
of assistant coaches Mario Allen
and Gregory Black will not be
renewed.
Jackson said the action was
taken as a result of information
FAMU gathered in a self-
investigation of its athletic pro-
gram. That investigation was
done in conjunction with an on-
going NCAA investigation of
the FAMU athletic program.
The football program has had
a series of problems recently,
beginning with an ill-advised
attempt to move up to Division
I-A from Division I-AA. The
move was canceled, and the Rat-
tlers finished 3-8 as a I-AA inde-
pendent last season. Florida
A&M will return to the MEAC
this season.
Also last year, FAMU was
stripped of MEAC champion-
ships from 2000 and 2001 after
an investigation showed 196
NCAA rules violations through-
out the athletic program.
Joe, 84-46 in 11 seasons at
FAMU, has a career record of
237-108-4 in 31 seasons. He had
two years left on his contract.
The university doesn't plan to
appoint an interim coach, but
rather conduct a search for a new
head man. The team-will open its
Season ,h bome Sept. 3,..gainst,
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(L-R) Grandmother Ann Willis with Governor Jeb Bush and future Com-
plex visitor Travis Willis, Kecia, Kaleb, Kelton, and Keric Johnson, an artist
rendering of the future complex and School Board Member Betty Burney
with Councilwomen Gwen Yates and Elaine Brown. FMP Photo
Community Welcomes MaliVai
Washington's Urban Tennis Complex


Florida Gov. Jeb Bush joined
retired tennis professional MaliVai
Washington along with over 200
community leaders and citizens to
announce plans for Jacksonville's
first comprehensive Youth Tennis
and Education Complex. The com-
plex will house the MaliVai Wash-
ington Kids Foundation's (MWKF)
Tennis and Tutoring (TnT) after-
school program. This is among the
first such programs in the nation
located within the at-risk commu-
nity it serves. The announcement
also kicked off the public portion of
a capital campaign to raise a final
$800,000 to fully fund the $3 mil-
lion center.
MWKF will build the facility at
Emmett Reed Park at the corner of
Payne and Sixth Streets in Durkee-
ville, a historic African-American
neighborhood just west of Jackson-
ville's Springfield neighbor-
hood. The 9,200-square-foot edu-
cation center will feature study ar-
eas, a wireless Internet computer
lab, four classrooms, a kitchen and
library. In addition to tennis in-
struction, TnT will offer homework
assistance, mentoring, college and
career planning, and First Serve life
skills classes.
The complex also will feature
nine tennis courts including a cen-
ter court with bleachers, basketball
coft,' play' drea; locker rooms and


will be available to,the community
for leagues and individual play.
The new space will allow
MWKF to more than double the
number of participants in the TnT
program. TnT is a free, comprehen-
sive five-day after school program
currently serving 100 youth from
first grade through sixth grade, pri-
marily from the Durkeeville area.
The program consists of one hour
of homework assistance, character
development, community involve-
ment programs, and one hour of
recreation, including at least two
days of tennis instruction.

Lynching
Continued from front
Sand the great-great-
granddaughter of a victim. "People
suffered. When the United States
government could have done some-
thing about it, it did not."
Johnson traveled along With more
than 100 other relatives of Anthony
P. Crawford, the voice-vote passage
of the Senate resolution. Crawford
was lynched in 1916 South Caro-
lina.
Seven presidents petitioned Con-
gress to end lynchings. Nearly 200
anti-lynching bills were introduced
in the first half of the 20th century.
The House passed three anti-
lynching. measures between 1920.-
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Juneteenth -
By Leonard E. Colvin
Slaves who lived in Texas were
the last to know about President
Lincoln's Emancipation Proclama-
tion. During the Civil War, Texas
did not experience any significant
invasions by Union Forces and
other states which bordered it.
Although the Union Army made
several attempts to invade the state,
they were hurled back by
confederate forces. As a result,
slavery in Texas continued to
thrive. In fact, because slavery in
Texas experienced such a minor
interruption in its operations that
many slave owners from the slave
holding states brought slaves to
Texas to wait out the war.
President Lincoln's Proclama-
tion was not the first to be issued.
General John Fremont, with
General David Hunter issued a
General Order to free slaves in
their military districts.
But President Lincoln over-
turned the order fearing that slave-
holding Union states likeMissouri,
Delaware and Maryland might join
the confederacy.
Lincoln was eventually pressur-
ed politically and militarily into
taking a stronger hand. As a result,
on September 22, 1862, he
submitted the Emancipation Proc-
lamation to congress. The
Proclamation took effect after
January 1, 1863.
After the proclamation was
issued, slave holders in Texas
worked hard to make sure that the
news of its issuance was not known
by the slaves.
The news of their freedom
caused Blacks to dance and sing in
the streets as part of the exhibition
oftheir'jubilation.
Freedom not only meant the
ability to travel freely, it meant
they .had the right to name
themselves. Blacks overran
courthouses seeking licenses for
Class of 95' Reunion
The Paxon Senior High School
Class of 1995 will have their 10
year reunion the weekend of
August 20, 2005. members who
wish to tna out more detailed
information, please send your
contact information via email to:
ph .c', S 'h. mI il.oitan, ...ot .,.call
Nicole Bell ai (770)l948'3"345. .


Celebrate The Proclamation


A year after the end of the war,
on June 19th, Blacks in Texas and
other states staged the first
Juneteenth Celebration.
Celebrants held religious ser-
vices, competed in horse racing,
enjoyed picnics and listened to
fiddle and banjo playing.
At the end of the late 19th
Century and early in the 20th
Century, the holiday was celebrated
all over Texas and in some
neighboring states. Speeches, by
politicians, the reading of the
Emancipation Proclamation, pic-
nics and outdoor recreational
activities in the afternoon, and


dances in the evening were also
part of the celebrations.
Houston, Texas has one of the
largest and most well recognized
celebrations. Thousands of people
are known to celebrate Juneteenth
in the communities of Kansas City,
Los Angeles and Milwaukee. New
Orleans also has a large
celebration.
Through the years, as Black
History has become a part of more
school curriculums, and children
are taught more of their history by
their parents, more and more cele-
brations have become a part of our
life in cities across the nation.


1. Join a community Juneteenth observance
2. Hold a family discussion on the meaning of freedom.
3. Pour a few glasses of red soda or punch and make a
toast.
4. have a watermelon or corn-on-the-cob eating contest.
5. Hold a children's story time featuring the picture
book Juneteenth Jamboree
6. Visit an antebellum or reconstruction era historic site.
7. Launch helium balloons containing the message
"Forever Free".
8. Recite Paul laurence Dunbar's poem "The Colored
Soldier".
9. Sing Negro. spirituals on themes of freedom and
escape.
10. Read about the Underground Railroad.
11. Dress up in Reconstruction era costumes.
12. Tell African-American folk tales about clever slaves
gaining their freedom.
13. Trace your roots and draw a family tree.
14. Shake a tambourine, beat a drum, rattle a shekeree
or try playing the spoons.
15. Stage a roll call of freedom fighters, from Harriet
Tubman to Nelson Mandela.
16. Read a slave narrative,a firsthand account of slave
life.
17. Host a big barbecue.
18. Examine family heirlooms quilts, baskets, photos,
with a link to the past.
19. Vow ne er to.forget.,, s .
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Friday, June 24

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Summit features:
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Luncheon address by Mayor Peyton

Annual awards to neighborhoods,
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Workshops on topics of interest to
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More than 100 exhibits, including "City Hall Way"

Prizes and surprises

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Hot, Strong an Sobering ors by Charles Griggs
Hot, Strong an4 Sobering Wor4s by Charles Griggs


HAPPY FATHERS' DAY,

. NOW GO GET A CHECK UP
SFather's Day is an opportunity to educate African
American men on the importance of health screenings

S"Health is a large word. It And as many black families are poised to cel
embraces not the body only, brate Father's Day with their men of the hot
but the mind and spirit as well;... and not today's this is a prime opportunity to position the brot
pain or pleasure alone, but the whole being and ers for some much needed health realities. Ta
outlook of a man." to them. Tell them what they need to kno
-James H. West about their health and the dangers of not seeing
"Sickness is poor-spirited, and cannot serve doctor.
anyone; it must husband its resources to live. So in addition to that neck tie, pair of slipped
But health or fullness answers its own ends, and and slab of ribs you plan to fire up on the gri
has to spare, runs over, and inundates the make plans to escort your "significant him"
neighborhoods and creeks of other men's neces- the doctor for a check up. Most importantly,
sities." -Ralph Waldo Emerson prostate cancer screening.
There are probably few things on the face of And if he doesn't want to go, let him knc
the earth that have more pride than the African how much you love him and how difficult
American male. would be, live without him over some foolis
We are part of a legacy that force us to assume ness that could have been avoided.
leadership roles in many situations. Even areas It just might save his life.
that we may know very little about. Over the past few months there has been
You know how we are when traveling. We get decent amount of attention being paid to prosta
lost and refuse to consult a map, roadside assis- cancer awareness. Still, many black men ju
tance, or even our life long companion (who is don't get it.
probably riding next to us in the front seat). To once again make it easier for Africa
We'll stay focused on the road that we think American men to get the health attention th
we know, even if it means arriving an hour or so need, the Duval County Health Department an
late. other local community organizations are spo
As black men.we also have an unfortunate scoring Men's Health Day. This event will
legacy of misguided pride when it comes to our held on Sunday, June 26th from 9:00 a.m.
health. We don't go to the doctor, don't want to 2:00 p.m. at 17 different area churches and w
go to the doctor, don't listen to how we can save focus solely on the health awareness needs
our own lives, black men. Prostate cancer screenings, blo
Well here are a few health facts that black pressure checks and other general health infi
men need not ignore: mation will be the order of the day. And it's
African American men are 2.5 times more for him.
likely to die from Prostate Cancer than any other No excuses, this is a great opportunity 1
race of men. The disease now accounts for 42 black men to help close this health disparity. C
percent of new cancer cases among men. New screened and stay healthy so that you can pa
cases are- expected to jump from 27,000 to on that pride that has worked to help sustE
30,770 this year. your family for generations. Trust me, with
Deeper still, research shows that African that's going on today, they still need yc
American men metabolize testosterone in the strength.
prostate differently from white men. Father's Day is a time to recognize the sign
Scary isn't it? cant role that dad has played in our lives.
All because we, as proud black men, are afraid wouldn't hurt for him to pay a little attention
to go to the doctor, his own needs for a change.
The good part-it doesn't have to be that way. Set that pride aside. With all that we kn
If the cancer is caught early, while still con- about this disease, this doesn't have to be yc
fined to the prostate, and not spread to other last Father's Day celebration.
parts of the body, the survival atMis 99.3 peft~'? Happy Fathefs 's y-gentlefhen .-
cent. By the way...nice tie.


by Jacksonville City Councilman Reginald Fullwood

FCAT Improvements Should be Applauded,

But we Still have an Education Gap to Bridge


e- My favorite Michael Jackson the Duval County School Board for
ir, joke was told by comedian Chris placing more emphasis and re-
h- Rock, who said that Michael has to sources into these schools. Last
ilk be crazy, he shows up to court summer, the F schools were pulled
w looking like Captain Crunch. He out of larger regions to form Re-
a was referring to Jackson's suits, gion 6 after each received failing
which sometime look more like a FCAT grades. A superintendent
,rs 1800s British Officer's jacket. I was hired to focus solely on those
11, mention this joke because that is six schools, and they recruited vet-
to exactly what I consider Jackson at eran teachers and invested funds
a this stage in his life and career a into training and. other resources.
joke. According to the school system,
)w Actually, I probably shouldn't approximately $11.5 million was
it say that he is a joke, but he is obvi- spent on the schools in addition to
h- ously a very troubled man. Well, at their usual budgets. Hopefully, we
least he will not be "troubled" and can now begin to close the gap
in jail thanks to this week's acquit- between these schools/students that
a tal on child molestation charges. are performing well and the ones
ate But I refuse to waist anymore of that are not.
Ist your time and the Free Press's ink It is certainly a complicated is-
on Captain Crunch. sue, but on the surface it looks
an Moving on to something more more like a black and white prob-
ey significant, last week we all re- lem literally. This is certainly no
nd joiced over the fact that Duval excuse, but because of cultural
n- county did not have any schools differences many blacks do not
be ranked with an F grade on their perform well on standardized test.
to Florida Comprehensive Assess- That is one of my biggest prob-
ill ment Test (FCAT). I must com- lems with "standardize test." They
of mend the students, teachers and tend to penalize women and many
od school administrators who worked minority students. Females tend to
or- tirelessly to achieve this goal. do worse than males on standard-
all It may not be much to some, who ized tests, but consistently',earn
might say that many of our schools better grades than males.
for still have Ds, but if you consider As I said, because of many cul-
3et where many of the schools have tural bias' associated with stan-
iss had to come from, last week's an- dardize test minorities; Blacks es-
in nouncement was momentous. pecially do not do well. It has noth-
all Considering the fact that all of ing to do with African Americans
iur the F schools were predominately not being as smart, but everything
black, the African American com- to do with the. environment and
fi- munity was extremely concerned type of schools that we learn in.
It about failing schools. Matthew If standardize tests prove any-
to Gilbert, Eugene Butler, Paxon and thing, they prove that there is still
Jean Ribault middle schools and tremendous inequality in our public
)w Jean Ribault and William M. school system. I am happy that we
)ur Raines high schools had moved made tremendous strides this past
from F's to D's based on student's school year, but our goal must be
'"f.i '.PAT scores. .-". .' '. .ito-bridge that "' -alftion. gap" I
I think a lot of credit also goes to talked about earlier.


What is interesting about tests
like the FCAT is that most private
schools rely on performance as-
sessment, focusing more on what
people can do and less on test
scores. The majority of the law-
makers who are pushing the FCAT
and test like it have children that
attend private schools.
Why not look at a big picture
approach to our public school is-
sues. Rather than implementing
measures that would boost achieve-
ment, such as smaller classes, more
time for teacher planning, and equi-
table resources for all schools, poli-
ticians have imposed the FCAT on
students without providing any
evidence that testing improves
teaching or learning.
With my son being a 5h grader in
public school, I know first hand
that the emphasis on testing pro-
motes anxiety and a preoccupation
with test scores. I am not an educa-
tor, but doesn't that seem to under-
mine a students' interest in learning
and desire to be challenged?
Students are not learning about
Civics, Social Studies, Science and
Art because the stakes are so high
that it becomes imperative that they
focus on "the test." That is not
what our educational system
should be about. We should be
concentrating on balanced curricu-
lums that introduce children to all
aspects of education not just those
on a standardized test.
I look forward to a day when we
can say that no Duval County
school received a grade lower than
a C on their FCAT assessment. It
may sound unrealistic to some, but
you have to eat that elephant one
bite at a time.
Signing off from Central River-
side Elementary (my old sclfool),
Reggie Fullwood


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Dr. McKissick Jr. Slated

To Speak at Jubilee Fest
PALM BEACH, Fla.- The Q Net-
work and Upscale magazine crea-
tors and producers of the Jublilee :
Groove Fest will sponsor the
Jubilee Groove Fest Island Jam
2005, Friday, Saturday and Sunday,
September 30 October 2nd in
Palm Beach, Florida.
Pastor Rudolph W. McKissick (
Jr., of Bethel Baptist Institutional
Church, Jacksonville, will be the
special guest speaker.
The Jubilee Kickoff will begin
with the Hosanna/Worship Ser-
vice and Concert at 6 p.m. on
Friday evening.
Other activities on Friday '
include Listen & Laugh Comedy & 46
Poetry Jam at 8:30 p.m., and The ,,
Love Boat After Party at 11 p.m.
Saturday's activities begin at 12 Dr. Rudolph W. McKissick Jr.
noon with the Fashion Frenzy/ The Boca Raton Resort is the
Fashion Show, followed by Shop 2005 Jubilee Headquarters. For
Til You Drop Shopping Spree. more information, visit www.
House of R&B concert will begin Jubilee2005.com.
at 6 p.m. and a Beach Party Rem- Women of Power
inisce follows at 7 p.m. W e er
.Genesis M. B. Church Purpose & Destiny
hold Appreciation for Conference is Set
MWitr f 1USIC WMarried or Single Strong
MIlSIer 01 1Music Women, all are invited to attend the
Genesis Missionary Baptist Women of Power, Purpose &
Church, 241 S. McDuff Ave, "The Destiny Conference" Friday, Satur-
Little Church with the BIG Heart," day and Sunday, July 15-17, 2005.
here Rev. Nelson B. Turpin is Single women: "Hey Girl My
Pastor, and Rev. Calvin O. Honors Skirt's on Fire What do I do
is Assistant Pastor; will honor their when single living Holy, and the
Minister of Music,. Sis. Cynthia heat is on?"
Kemp. Married women: Behind every
The Appreciation Program will strong Man is A Strong Woman.
be held at 5 p.lm. on Sunday, June Womten.of PoweL _Purpose, and
19, 2005. A spirit-filled program Destin; \vill gather ifTh'Jcksonville
has been planned to lift up the at the Marriott Jacksonville, 4670
name of Jesus and honor this Salisbury Road.
anointed musician. Please mark There are no registration fees.
your calendar to attend, and invite a To register, call 1(850)847-8635.
friend. The public is cordially


St. Philip's Rector Elected to Bishop


St. Philip's Episcopal Church Invites All
to Celebrate the Consecration of the
Bishop of the Seychelles Islands June 19th


JACKSONVILLE The Reverend
Santosh Marray, Rector of St.
Philips Episcopal Church, located
in Downtown Jacksonville; has
been elected to serve as Bishop of
the Seychelles Islands in the
Anglican Province of the Indian
Ocean. The Diocese of Florida
and St. Philip's invites the general
public to a Service celebrating his
consecration as Bishop at 5 p.m.,
on Sunday, June 19, 2005; at St.
John's Cathedral, Church & Market
Streets in downtown Jacksonville.
A reception will follow this
special service.
Bishop Marray, a native of
Guyana, came to St. Phillips from
St. Margaret's in Nassau, Bahamas.
He and his wife Nalini have two
children who are University
students in Canada and Florida.
It was during his monthly
commute from Florida to Wales to
attend a class on Canon Law, when
a fellow classmate secured his
permission to submit his name for
the nomination to Bishop. He was
elected Bishop on February 19.
The Reverend Santosh Marray
was consecrated Bishop of the
Seychelles in the Anglican
Province of the Indian Ocean on
April 6, 2005, at the Cathedral
Church of St. Paul in Victoria City
on the Island of Mahe. The Chief
consecrator was the Most Reverend
Rami Rabenirina, Archbishop of
the Province, ap4 Bishop of
Antananarive, he '\ s-assi.sed b\
the entire College of Bishops from
the province.
The president, vice president,
chief justice and other government


The public is invited to tune in
to Radio Station WZAZ 1400
during the month of June to hear
Words of Inspiration from Dr.
Landon L. Williams Sr., pastor of
Greater Macedonia Baptist Church,
1880 West Edgewood Avenue.
Dr. Williams was selected by
the radio station to provided the
inspirational message. '
You are also invited to spend
your lunch hour each Thursday at
Greater Macedonia for Noon Day
Prayer at 12 noon.


Bethel Baptist Institutional Church
215 Bethel Baptist Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 (904) 354-1464


Pastor Rudolph
McKissick, Sr.
Senior Pastor


Weekly Services

Sunday Morning Worship 7:40 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
Church School 9:30 a.m.
1st Sunday Holy Communion 4:50p.m.
3rd Sunday The Preached Word from the Sons and Daughters
of Bethel 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday Noon Service "Miracle at Midday" 12 noon 1 p.m.
Wednesday 5:00p.m. Dinner and Bible Study at 6:30p.m.


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5863 Moncrief Road Jacksonville, FL 32209 (904) 768-8800 Phone (904) 768-3800 Fax
"The Church That Reaches Up To God And Out To Man"


Pastor Rudolph
McKissick, Jr.
Senior Pastor


Radio Ministry -
WCGL 1360 AM
Thursday 8:15- 8:45 a.m.
AM 1400
Thursday 7:00 8:00 p.m.

TV Ministry -
WTLV- Channel 12
Sunday 6:30 a.m.


Pastor Ernie L. Murray, Sr.


JOIN US FOR OUR SERVICES
Tuesday 7:30 p.m. (Prayer Meeting and Bible Study)
Wednesday 12:00 noon (Noon Day Worship)
Thursday 7:30 p.m. (Bible Study)
St. Thomas Bible 4:00 p.m. Training Ministry (4th Sunday)

Early Morning Worship 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:15 a.m.
Morning Worship 10:45 a.m.
The Lord's Supper 3:45 p.m. (First Sunday)


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Pamsatoxr-T svndcXn L. Willtnm s ISxt., DI. Minx
1880 Wese-Edgewood Avenue Jacksonville, Florida 32208

"Seeking the lost for Christ" Matthew 28: 19-20
8:00 a.m.-Early Morning Worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m.-Morning Worship
Tuesday Evening 7 p.m.-Prayer Service Wednesday 6:30-7 p.m. Bible Study
"FREE TUTORING IN ENGLISH, SCIENCE, HISTORY & MATH*
TUESDAY & THURSDAY 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Vjliit uor web site at www.gmbc.net / E-mail GreaterMac@aol.com
LISTEN FOR OUR RADIO BROADCAST EACH SUNDAY 2-3 PM ON WCGL 1360 AM


Evangel Temple Assembly of God

Father's Day Weekend
Family Concert Friday @ 7:00 p.m.
Bob Carlisle $10.00 per person
Dad's Conference
Saturday @ 8:30 a.m. $8.00 per person
Sermon
Sunday @ 8:25 a.m. & 10:45 a.m.
"Forsaking, Clinging & Enduring" 6:00 p.m.
"Killing the Giants in Your Life"


Pastor Garry and Kim Wiggins
5755 Ramona Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32205

904-781-9393
Website: www.evangeltempleag.org
Email: evangeljax@comcast.net


Rev. James Proctor To Conduct Marriage
Renewal Ceremony at Mt. Olive AME
raise children'. A father is needed in
a home where children are properly
raised.
Couples renewing their marriage
vows include: Lloyd and Hortense
S. Ford, Robert and Dorothy Herriing,
Freddie and Tredy Jacobs, Carl and
Janie Jones. Granville and Ida
Reed, Walter and Dorothy Ware,
and Ernest and Delores Young.

The Worship

i lace to Host

Health Fair

Rev. Dr. James M. Proctor The Worship Place Church,
Father's Day will be a special 2627 Spring Glen Road, Harold
occasion at Mt. Olive (AME) Rollinson and Victor Martin,
Church, 841 Franklin Street, where Elders; is conducting a health fair
The Reverend Granville W. Reed, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday; June
III, is Pastor; when seven couples 18, 2005. Marsha Rollinson, R.N.
renew their Marriage Covenant. and Pamela Smith, R.N., B.S.N.,
The Reverend James M. Proctor are Healthcare Ministry Leaders .
will conduct the Marriage Renewal The health fair will target the entire
Ceremony during the Morning family, children to adults. The
worship Service at 11 a.m. on Worship Place Church endeavors to
Father's Day, Sunday, June 15, serve the community's health and
2005. spiritual values.
"Father's Day will be a unique Services will be free to. the
opportunity to lift marriage as God public, and will be provided by St.
intended," said Pastor Reed. He Vincent's Hospital, Duval County
noted the increase in single parent Health Dept., the Hospice, River
families as we struggle to properly Region, and Visiting Physicians.


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Shown above (L-R) Albert Brown, soloist and groom's cousin sang "Unforgettable" by Nat King Cole, Granddaughter Rebecca Lawson, daughter Joyce Lawson, groom Butch Lawson, bride Joyce Lawson, offici-
ating Min.ister Rev. Rigsby, granddaughter Mia Lawson and son Doug Lawson, Johnestine and Andrew Daigeau, and Ruth Wheaton Charlotte Stewart and Bennetta Sherard. (Bottom) Jimmie and Thelma
Johnson, Wendell and Jackie Holmes, Forestine Donaldson and Anita Ford, James and Deborah Perron ane Lydia Wooden and Marguerite Warren (sister-in-law).


By M. Latimer education. Butch worked for
They met in 1950 at a Stanton thirty-nine years as a teacher,
High School basketball game. For coach, referee, dean and principal.
Joycelyn Brown-Blakeley, it was He was even one of the founders of
love at first sight. She states, "He the Bob Hayes Track Meet. Joyce
was so handsome." She was a spent thirty-nine years as teacher,
junior at Hampton University, guidance counselor and dean, and
home on spring break. Edwin actively involved with their
"Butch" Lawson, a teacher and church, Woodlawn Presbyterian,
coach, was watching the Stanton and in organizations such as Alpha
Blue Devils play, when longtime Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Jack-
friend Marjorie Cooper-Shaw in- n-Jill, Inc., Links, Inc. and the
produced them. Butch simply said, Hampton Alumni Association.
"Joyce was a fox." On June 11, 2005, the happy
They met again in Tallahassee, couple celebrated their golden an-
FL in 1953. Joyce, a recent Hamp- niversary in an all-white ceremony
ton graduate was working on her at American Beach. Performed by
teacher certification at FAMU. Rev. Rigsby, Pastor of Woodlawn
Butch was attending a basketball Presbyterian Church, it was a won-
coaches' convention. derful reaffirmation of their vows,
'" The rest, as they say, is attended by seventy-plus family
""'history.-") "'The~ofi inhai'e'd tWo"' id nbert and"frierids: Guests were
years later at Bethel Baptist asked to dress in white, symbolic
Church on June 11, 1955. of the purity and beauty of mar-
The two have two children, Joy- riage. An elegant reception fol-
celyn and Doug, and six grandchil- lowed at the couple's home on
dren. They spent their careers in American Beach.




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Quick Stress Reducers
1. Clear away the clutter: If disarray at home or work has you pull-
ing your hair out, getting organized could go a long way towards help-
ing you reduce anxiety.
2. Work it out: You've heard it before, but it bears repeating: One of
the most effective strategies for reducing stress is aerobic exercise.
3. Delegate duties: For starters, make a chart with household tasks
and divvy up the responsibilities among family members.
4. Enlist outside help: Instead of spending two hours in a laundro-
mat, try sending your laundry out. Check the yellow pages for a dry
cleaner that delivers, or order your groceries online.
6. Fine tune your finances: If you feel like you're swimming in bills
and junk mail, try simplifying things. Start paying your bills online.You
can also contact utility companies and authorize them to automatically
debit your checking account each month

Essay Submissions Sought of

Black Families Living with AIDS


In conjunction with World
AIDS Day 2006, Agate Publish-
ing will release Not in My Fam-
ily: AIDS in the African Ameri-
can Community, a collection of
essays from individuals impacted
by HIV/AIDS. These personal
stories of tragedy and triumph
paint a revealing portrait of the
devastating impact the disease has
had on a community, and exposes
the truth about its pervasiveness.
The number of individuals in-
fected with HIV/AIDS in the Afri-
can American community has
reached epic proportions. African
Americans comprise 13% of the
US population, yet make up more
than 42% of the nation's HIV/
AIDS cases. With more than
400,000 reported cases of infec-
tion, HIV/AIDS is the 5th cause of


death for African Americans. Not
in My Family will lift the veil of
silence on this crisis.
Written by noted lifestyle jour-
nalist, author and lecturer, Gil L.
Robertson IV, Not in My Family
will deliver not only needed infor-
mation, but messages of hope and
inspiration from African Ameri-
cans of all walks of life. Inspired
by the author's own family strug-
gle with the disease, Not in My
Family should serve as a catalyst
for open and honest discussion
between family members and
among the African Americans
community, bridging the gap be-
tween ignorance and awareness.
For more information and essay
submissions, call 770.621.2690 or
email gilrobertson@earthlink.net.


M Helping Hands

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Florida Police & Fire Games. Assist with registration for this fun
event. Stuff bags prior to and assist \%ith registration at the start of the
event which runs from June 18-24. Minimum age: 14 Contact: Iris Har-
.ris, 421-9171
Join the team participating in Camp JADA. the American Diabetes
Association's Day Camp for children with diabetes, ages 6-12. Camp
will be held from June 27-30 at Jacksonville University. Participants
will experience traditional summer camp activities as well as educa-
tional acti cities to help them cope and grow % ith their diabetes. Mini-
mum age: 15. Contact: Paige Palmer 730-7200 x 3064.
Wet & Wild. Assist the Zoo in bringing this fun and \vet event to
Jaclsonville from July 2-4: 9; 16; 23; and 30. There are opportunities
for both individuals' and groups'with full'and half day shifts.'This'event
will include sprinkler towers, oversized slip-n-slides, bounce houses,
water slides and more. As a volunteer you will help manage lines, su-
pervise children and help with ars and crafts. Contact: Christian Legler,
757-4463x176
4'h of July-Freedom, Fanfare & Fireworks! This event will feature
free concerts at Metropolitan Park as well as Skyblast. the First Coast's
most spectacular 41h of July fireworks display over the St. John's Ri'er.
Assist with festival activities during the day and entertainment into the
night at Metro Park. Minimum age: 16. Children under 16 can partici-
pate \with adult supervision. Contact: Julio Lacayo, City of Jackson ille
Office of Volunteer Services 630-1020\5 or e-mail us at volun-
teenr'coj.net.
July 51h Beach Clean-Up. Assist the City of Jacksonville in a July
4'h aftermath clean-up. You can coordinate and'or participate in picking
up and remove ing trash and other debris along the oceanfront and water-
ways that is left behind from the 4th of Jul. celebrations. Minimum
age: 16. Children under 16 can participate with adult supervision. Con-
tact: Julio Lacayo. Ciry of Jacksonville Office of Volunteer Services
630-1020x5 or e-mail us at olunteenr'coj.net
BellSouth Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament Is Looking
for 'YOlU! The tournament is held from July 18 -23 at Sisters Creek
Park 8205 Heckscher Drive. Assist \w ith answering calls about the event
(beginning now through the Tournament), Site set-up (beginning the
week before the event), sell merchandise and beverages to spectators,
weigh fish, log in fish on computers, check out boats, deliver ice and
supplies to tents. Minimum age: 13. Contact: Vickie Snipes 751-5188
or 251-3011 or Vickie.snipes@amsouth.com. Or
www.kingfishtournament.com



Law Office of:

Reese Marshall, P.A.



Accidents
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Jacksonville, Florida 32202

904-354-8429
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Heal Thy People Launched to Area Ministers


sonally convey to them our com-
mitment to improving the health of
our community." said Jim Burkhart,
President, Shands Jackson-
ville. "This event was a great op-
portunity for the faith-based com-
munity and Shands to come to-
gether and discuss ways to improve
the health statistics in the commu-
nity."
At the unveiling, ministers had
the opportunity to register to par-
ticipate in the Heal Thy People-
Healthy People health and wellness
efforts, and participate in activities
including, a tour of the Terrace
Suite, cardiovascular, diabetes and
hypertension health screenings,
gourmet lunch and presentations by
nationally recognized health ex-
perts, Jaguars representatives and
Shands Jacksonville executives and
staff.
Ministers in attendance received
Shown above are two Shands.executives responsible for the pro- a certificate of completion and a
gram Elizabeth Means and Chaplain Director Erta Livingston. packet of informational material.


Shands Jacksonville Community
Affairs Department launched their
newest community outreach initia-
tive this week at Alltell Sta-
dium. Heal Thy People-Healthy
People, a faith-based health pro-
gram, provides health education
and health services directly to local
churches and their members. The
launching program included health
fairs, workshops for health minis-
ters, health education materials and
free health screening services to
Jacksonville's' faith leaders and
ministers.
"We invited 150 local faith lead-
ers to join us so that we could per-


Soul Stirring

Musical "Crowns"
Regina. Taylor's "Crowns", a
lively and soul stirring musical is a
moving portrait of African-
American women and how they
define themselves through the hats
they wear, will be brought to life in
Jacksonville through Stage Aurora.
The play will be performed in
FCCJ's North Campus August
19th and 26th at 8:00 p.m., August
20th and 27th a 2:00p,.m and 8:00,,
p.m. and August 21i" and 28th at
3:00 p.m. For more information,
please call 765-7373.


The goal of the event was to help
the church's health minister plan
"healthy congregation" oriented
activities and provide supporting
materials including brochures,
newsletters and bulleting inserts.
"We are extremely fortunate to
have the opportunity to reach out to
the local faith community," said
Elizabeth Means, Vice President,
Community Affairs Department,
Shands Jacksonville. "We have
been involved with the CDC
Healthy People 2010 program for
many years, and one day, to our
surprise, we realized that by re-
aligning the letters in Healthy Peo-
ple, the words Heal Thy People
were revealed. So, this initiative
seems a natural fit, and the re-
sponse from the ministers has been
overwhelming and very encourag-
ing."
To learn more information about
the Heal Thy People-Healthy Peo-
ple initiative call 244-4245.


By Danielle Ephrain
B-CC College Junior
Have you ever considered the
reality of STD's? Who does it affect
or how much affect does it have?
Well, STD's (Sexually Transmitted
Diseases) are the most common
infections today. STD's refer to
over 50 diseases that have been
transmitted through the exchange in
body fluids, semen,' and blood.
According to the National Institute
of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,
3 million teenagers are infected with
STD's every year. You may ask,
'who is really at risk?' Well, anyone
who is sexually active is at risk.
However, the group that is highly
sexually active are the between the
ages of 16-24.
The scariest part is that college
students are becoming more in-
fected. College campuses are prime
suspects of the spreading of STD's.
According to the American Social
Health Association, Chlamydia is
the most commonly reported STD
in the United States.
The Chlamydia infection rate
among male and female for the dif-
..fereit.,rac'iai, groups was, nespec-
tively: 1.4 percent and 2.5 percent
among whites and 12,222 cases of
HIV/AIDS. However, Whites have


the lowest rate in STD's alone. "' -
Okay, here is the reality. Black
college campuses are more affected
by STD's than any other college
campus. HIV is the most common
STD. Why? One reason is because ~
some teenagers take advantage of '-
their freedom once they hit college.
Editor, Stanley Baffle in his book .
on The Black Adolescent Parents :
says many blacks tend to remain ..'
with same sex partner for a period
of time, therefore, feeling a sense a
security, resulting in less precau-
tions.
Whose job is it to inform these teen-
agers? The parents? The churches?
The school? Or the cruel world?
"The issue is often met with resis-
tance, especially on black campuses, Secondly, access to confidential
because black churches wield a lot screening. Third, behavior interven-
of influence and parents don't want tion programs. Fourth, better access
colleges talking to students about to health care for all. Lastly, an out-
sex," says Dr.Thompson, of the reach condom distribution.
National Association for Equal Op- It is time to wake up. Our people
portunity in Education. are being blinded by infatuation and
However, to properly prevent the peer pressure, and just plain curios-
spread of STDs in college campuses ity. As the saying goes, "curiosity
and with the age group that is most killed the cat." What will happen to.
at risk, a prevention method should pur fellow teenagers if we do not
takeplace.. .... s--- ..,, ducateiauQse, es ard 'a l0 jt to our
The firstt method s'better educa- Iifel'Remnmb'er to not just educate
tion within homes and schools on ourselves, but help someone else
STDs, sex, contraceptive use, etc. become educated.


National HIV Testing Day Event

June 27, 2005

10:00 a.m.- 7:30 p.m.


Located on the corner of

Kings Rd. and Powhattan St.


Sponsoring Aqencv(s):


Minority AIDS Coalition
of Jacksonville, Inc.
Contact: Frances Lynch
(904) 358-1622 x230
fclynch@bellsouth. net


River Region
Human Services, Inc.
Contact: Lolita Hill
(904) 899-6300 x4470
Ihill@rrhs.org


North/South Florida
Human Services, Inc.
Contact: Geno Hampton
(904) 301-1145
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Franklin Resigns from JEDC i
Powerful Commission Loses Only Minority Voice ,"


Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton
announced today that he has ac-
cepted the resignation of Fred D.
Franklin, Jr. from the Jacksonville
Economic Development Commis-
sion (JEDC). He was appointed in
June 2004:
Franklin is shareholder of the
law firm of Rogers, Towers, the
largest law firm in the city.
"Fred has explained to me that
his professional commitments do
not allow him to devote the time to
the JEDC that he would like," said
Peyton. "While his loss to the
Commission is significant, I re-
spect his decision. His input and
contribution will be missed."'
The Mayor's Office is currently
considering community leaders to
replace Franklin and will make a
nomination in the near future.
Chaired by M. Ceree Harden, the
seven-member JEDC board serves
as the city's community redevelop-
ment agency and industrial devel


Atty. Fred Franklin
opment authority. The commission
staff handles an array of projects
including grant administration,
small business loans, the manage-
ment of four tax increment dis-
tricts, two trust funds; an enterprise
zone and industrial revenue bond
oversight.


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for their orientation at NASCAR Speedpark in Concord Mills, N.C.

NASCAR Diversity Internship

Program Enters Sixth Year
This summer marks the sixth consecutive year of the NASCAR Di-
versity Internship Program. Through the program, 28 college students
will complete a 10-week, paid summer internship within the NASCAR
industry. The 2005 runs June 1 through Aug. 12.
Over 100 students have participated in the NASCAR Diversity Intern-
ship Program since its inception in 2000. Interns gain experience work-
ing in marketing, engineering, public relations, licensing and various
other areas. Some go on to full-time positions with NASCAR..
Each year, the internships are available to college juniors, seniors and
graduate students across the country. To be eligible, students must be in
good standing with their school and community, a minimum 3.0 grade
point average and provide an official copy of their school transcript.
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"Neighborhoods: Where Jack-
sonville Begins" is the theme of the
10"d Annual Mayor's Neighborhood
Summit to be held in the Prime
Osborn Convention Center June 24.
Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton
will speak at the event that is ex-
pected to bring together hundreds
of neighborhood leaders and city
government employees to learn and
share ways to improve Jackson-
ville's neighborhoods. During the
summit luncheon, the mayor will
talk about how his priority initia-
tives impact the city's neighbor-
hoods and he will present his an-
nual Mayor's Awards to out-
standing neighborhood organiza-
tions. individuals and businesses.
'"The summit is a celebration of
the wonderful work that residents
do throughout the year to enhance
the quality) of life in Jacksonville s


neighborhoods," said Peyton. "I'
enjoy the enthusiasm the summit
generates and I look forward to
presenting awards to citizens who
are making a difference in our com-
munities."
The full-day program will feature
training sessions, exhibits and net-
working opportunities designed to
assist residents in making their
neighborhoods cleaner, safer and
better. It is sponsored by the city's
Neighborhoods Department and
produced by the.Neighborhood
Services Division.
Workshop topics will include
"Homeowners and Renters. Land-
lords and Tenants," "Money for
Your Neighborhood," "Codes and
Zoning," "Homeow ners and
Neighborhood Associations" and
"Sustaining Enthusiasm in
Neighborhood Oiganizations:',",.


Attendees also will have the op-
portunity to participate in interac-
tive roundtable discussions. Mem-
bers of Jacksonville City Council
will take part in a discussion on
"Working with Elected Officials"
and former WJXT-TV anchor Deb-
orah Gianoulis, a member of the
RALLY Jackson ille! Community
Advisory Board, will facilitate a
discussion focusing on the mayor's
earl) literacy initiative. Other
roundtables topics will be the city's
six Citizens Planning Advisory
Committees and Blueprint for Pros-
perity, a program to raise the city's
per capital income.
The program will kick off at 9
a.m. with a general session featur-
ing a welcome by Director of
Neighborhoods Rosl.n Mixon-
Phillips and a motivational address
-itled' "Get W'hat You 'Want f6r


Your Neighborhood" by Bob Har-
ris. a training consultant from the
Tampa area. Harris also will pre-
sent a workshop titled "Running
Meetings Right."
Again this year, the approxi-
mately 100 exhibits will include
City Hall Way. a group of booths
spotlighting city ser\ ices.
New this year will be oral history
interviews of "Living Legends."
longtime Jacksonville residents
who will talk about their neighbor-
hoods.
Registration will open at 8 a.m.
and the summit will close with a
celebration featuring music and
prizes at 4 p.m.
All summit activities are free.
However, registration is required
by contacting the Neighborhood
Services Dilision at (904) 630-
7398 or neiglhbord@cojnei.


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JUNE Black Music Month


Denzel Makes Largest Donation to Army Center
FT. SAM HOUSTON James Weiskopf, vice president of communications for the Fisher House
Foundation Inc., which operates guest facilities for families with loved ones recuperating in military
hospitals, told John W. Gonzalez of the Houston Chronicle that "after visiting a military hospital and
promising to help families of wounded U.S. soldiers, Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington and his wife,
Pauletta had sent a check of an undisclosed amount to Fisher House." Weiskopf said that disclosure of
amounts were not made without the approval of the donors, but that "it is one of the most significant
donations received in our history." Denzel Washington, pictured above with members of the medical staff
at the Brook Army Medical Center. Washington and his wife also accepted the foundation's invitation to
serve on its board of trustees.
Jacksonville Chapter National Business League

Sponsors City-Wide Business Information Forum


Do you own a small business or
have you thought about, or
endeavor to own your own
business? Attend the Jacksonville
Chapter of the National Business
League's City-Wide Forum at 6
p.m. on Thursday, June 23, 2005 at
the Clanzell Brown Center, corer


Golfair Blvd. and Moncrief Road.
Sponsored by the Jacksonville
Chapter of the National Business
League, this forum and will present
Devin Reed, Kevin Holzendorf and
Dinah Mason from the City of
Jacksonville Procurement Dept.
The National Business League


was founded in 1900 by Booker T.
Washington and 400 others that
included Eartha M. M. White who
founded the Jacksonville chapter
with others who attended the
conference when they returned.
The forum with valuable
information is free and open to you.


In just about every major city,
and a lot of small ones too, "old
school" stations emerged with "The
Motown Sound" and "Oldies, but
goodies" and Black "Music" still
reigns.
Not only does "old school"
reign on the airwaves, but "old
school" recording artists still reign,
and those of us that grooved to the
"old school" music in the 60s, 70s
& 80s, are not the only ones
listening, many of the "younger''
generation are listening too. Many,
because they remember the music
from their parents listening, and
many because they were young
teens at the time.
In recent years, Chaka Khan,
Ashford & Simpson, The Isleys,
The Chilites, The O'Jays, The
Tempta-tions, Kool & The Gang,
are among those artists who are
busy "working" again, as are a lot
of others. Prince reigned in the
largest revenues lof any concert tour
last year.
And, let's not forget B. B. King,
Bobby "Blue" Bland, Ray Charles
Etta James, Aretha Franklin,
Gladys Knight, and James Brown,
among others, like Stevie Wonder,
Lionel Richie, Issac Hayes, and
Smokey Robinson, who have never
lost their hold.
Its talent like those that have
kept the doors open for Beyonce,
Alisha Keys, Jill Scott and a whole
new breed of singers outside of the
"hip hop" world, and "black music"
lives.
Black music can never be dis-
cussed without remembering Miles


Chaka Kahn


Davis, Thelonious Monk, Earl
Gard-ner, Louie Armstong, Billie
Holiday, Duke Ellington, Count
Basie, Earl Hines, Ella Fitzgerald,
Sarah Vaughn, Billie Eckstine, Nat
"King" Cole, Nellie Lutchdr;'
Johnnie Otis, Lonnie Johnson, Jerry
Butler, Fats Domino, Ruth Brown,
LaVerne Baker, Millie Jackson,
Eddie Floyd, Booker T & The
MGs, Otis Redding, Ollie & The
Nightengales, The Soul Children,
Martha Reeves & The Vandellaa,
.Little Richard, The Dramatics, The
Five 'Keys, The Orioles, The
Clovers, to name our people who
have so drastically influenced
music just goes on and on......
And, let us not forget The
Jackson Five, and Michael Jackson,
who just got his life back.
Remember, it was Michael who


Aretha Franklin
propelled The Jacksons to fame,
and later himself to super stardom
through not just performing, but
composing, writing and produc-ing
himself. His talent may have been
sustained during his time of stress
and woe, but Michael's talent is
God given as is his freedom, and he
will come back. Through his
ordeals, surely he has grown up,
and from all appearances, his Dad
has taken charge again.
Remember, it was his Dad that
made it all happen in the beginning.
'Additionally, there are those in
: the tnusie'or'ld that e' $$$ sigM
in Michael Jackson. Steve Wynn,
the casino giant who founded
Mirage, Bellagio, and Bogato, has
offered Michael the coveted gig of
'artist in residence', you know like
Celine Dion has at Caesar's where
she makes millions each year in a
theatre that was built for her show,
and only she appears in.
Tuesday morning CNN inter-
viewed L.A. Reid and asked the
question, 6an Michael come back?
Reid answered unwaveringly, yes!
He also added that if Michael
wanted it, he was willing to offer
him a contract!


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June 16-22, 2005


; Hollywood Gossip Scoop ^


EDDIE MURPHY JOINS THE CAST OF
DREAMWORKS' 'DREAMGIRLS'
Eddie Murphy will join Be-
yonce Knowles andJamie
-Foxx in the main cast of
DreamWorks Pictures' up-
coming screen version of the
TonyAward-winning musical
"Dreamgirls," under the di-
rection of Bill Condon.
"Dreamgirls" follows the rise of a trio of African-
American women-Effie, Deena and Lorrell -- who have
formed a promising singing group called The
Dreamettes. Murphy as been set to star as superstar
performer James "Thunder" Early, for whom the
Dreamettes sing back up, before they take over the spot-
light themselves as The Dreams.
PATTI SETTLES LAWSUIT WITH PRO-
MOTER: IOU was never paid to LaBelle following
North Carolina gig.
Patti LaBelle can now kick off
her shoes and flap her wings fol-
lowing the settlement of a lawsuit
against a Chesapeake concert pro-
moter.
In the suit, which was scheduled
to go to trial today in Virginia's
Chesapeake Circuit Court., La-
Belle claimed she was promised
payment to perform at the annual football classic be-
tween North Carolina Central University and North
Carolina A&T University during the summer of 2003.
The Philly-born singer said Wright gave her only partial
payment and an IOU that he apparently didn't uphold.
LaBelle's management company, Pattonium Incorpo-
rated, reached the settlement this month with promoter
Kensey Wright, who agreed to make nine payments to
Pattonium according to the June 1st settlement.
GEORGE CLINTON RELEASING ALL
STAR NEW ALBUM
George Clinton's new album\"How
Late Do U Have 2BB4UR Absent" is
due August 23. The double-disc set A
celebrating his 50th year in the music
business features members of his
bands P-Funk All-Stars .andParlia-
ment Funkadelic, as well as Prince.
It's "one of the best records we've'
ever done," Clinton tells Rolling
Stone. The funkateer will tour this
summer with an opening act composed of Jane's Addic-
tion drummer Stephen Perkins, bassist Me'Shell Nde-
geocello and Raphael Saadiq, with arevolving door of
special guests. Clinton tells the magazine: "Flea will
play at some of the shows, and Big Boi from OutKast,
Snoop, Redman, Flavor Flay, Chuck D, Gwen Stefani,
Lenny Kravitz, Fishbone, Erykah Badu, D'Angelo,
Musiq, the-Black-Eyed Peas-and the Roots." ." *


R. KELLY ALBUM LOCKED AND
LOADED: Final track list set; Snoop, Game, Ele-
phant Man lend a hand.
R. Kelly's 10th album "TP.3 Reloaded" is ready for its
July 5th introduction to the world.
The 19-track set from Jive Re-
cords features guest appearances
from Snoop Dogg, the Game, Ele-
S phant Man, Nivea, Baby and Twista.
The five-chapter opera, "Trapped in
the Closet," has served as the disc's
Collective lead single and appears in
numerical order as the last five songs
on the album.
"He wanted to do something un-
conventional [that recalled when]
radio was an important part of people's lives," Zomba
Label Group president/CEO Barry Weiss tells Billboard.
Kelly also co-directed and stars in a 16-minute film
for "Trapped." BET will air the complete film during the,
album's release week. It will also be available as part of
a bonus DVD that will be packaged with the CD.
MARTHA'S VINEYARD AFRICAN-
AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL- The Third
Annual Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Fes-
tival (MVAAFF), a celebration that showcases the work
of independent and established filmmakers, will take
place August I1-August 14, 2005 in Oak Bluff and
Vineyard Haven, which is located on Martha's Vine-
yard. The festival is now announcing a call for entries
for its film competition. The festival is accepting fea-
tures, shorts and documentaries for the festival. Entry
forms are available by logging on to www.mvaaff.com .
This year's festival will feature acclaimed director/actor
and actress, Tim and Daphne Reid. For more informa-
tion, send email to: timkyatespr@yahoo.com
CHAPPELLE MEETS WITH COMEDY'
CENTRAL: Face to face went down in LA
Dave Chappelle is back in
the building'. A spokesman ,
for Comedy Central has con-
firmed that the comedian met
with network president Doug '
Herzog Friday for the first
time since his abrupt
"spiritual" skedaddle to
South Africa, which forced
the suspension of
"Chappelle's Show's" third
season.
Network spokesman Tony Fox gave no details on the
pow-wow, nor did he announce when or if Chap-
pelle would return to the set.
As previously reported, the comic made two surprise
performances at a comedy club in Los Angeles last
week. Chappelle said he fled to South Africa on May 31
because he wasn't feeling the direction of the third sea-
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Ribault Club Seeks
Volunteer Greeters
The grand historic Ribault Club
located at Fort George Island
Cultural State Park is in need of
courteous people with out going
personalities, who enjoy working
with the public, and have an
interest in history and cultural
resources. Training will be
provided to help volunteers
interpret them Club's rich cultural
past. The park requests a minimum
commitment of 16 hours per
month. Please contact the Talbot
Islands State Parks Volunteer
Coordinator 251-2320 for more
information.
Jax Community Invited
to Participate in 10th
Anniversary Of Million
Man March
Now is the time to start making
your plans to- be a part of the 10th
Anniversary of the historic event of
the century the Million Man March.
From Unity To Loyalty Inc. invites
all adults and children, families,
single or married, organizations,
clubs, groups, sororities,
fraternities, churches, mosques,
temples, to attend the march inn
Washington, D.C. The date of the
history making event is October
17, 2005. For more information
contact Andr'e X Neal or James
Evans Muhammad at (904) 768-
2778 or (904)768-3332.


Juneteenth Celebration
Join the Chamber at Celeb's
Corner, 736 A. Phillip Randolph
Blvd. on June 17, 2005 from 6:00
p.m. 10:00 p.m. for a celebration
of fellowship and remembrance
with community business partners
for the annual Juneteenth
Celebration.


Fiesta Playera
Enjoy the beaches annual Latin
Festival, "Fiesta Players" on
Saturday, June 18, 2005 at the
Jacksonville Beach Seawalk
Pavilion. Festivities will be held
from 12:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. For
more information, please call 242-
0024.


JCCI Issues Forum
JCCI will present an issues
forum on "Forward Thinking: How
to Effect Change in Jacksonville"
Thursday throughout the month of
June. Participants will learn about
how change happens in
Jacksonville and how to create and
lead change using skills such as
identifying and leveraging
resources, taking initiative, and
building relationships with
individuals and groups. All
meetings are

Delta Sigma Theta
25th Anniversary
Delta Sigma Theta Omnicron
Beta Chapter will celebrate its 25th
Anniversary during the weekend of
June 18, 2005. The weekend will
begin with a morning public
service from 8:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m.
beginning in front of Andrew
Jackson High School. A picnic will
convene at Metropolitan Park. The
sisters will worship together at
Bethel Baptist Institutional Church.
For more information, please call
Yvonne Mitchell at 994-5145.

City Market Saturday
City MARKET Saturday, the
city's newest farmers' and artists'
market featuring fresh produce,
flowers, herbs, baked goods,
handmade crafts and local art will
take place on Saturday, June 18,
2005 on the Northbank Riverwalk
between Hogan and Pearl St. The
market will take place every
Saturday and is a larger version of
the Hemmings Plaza Farmer's
Market.
Free Child Seat


Soul Release
Poetry Slam
In celebration of June as "Black
Music Month", Nokturnal Escape
Entertainment will present Soul
Release "Black Music" with a
special poetry slam and
performance by Brash recording
artist Anthony David on Saturday,
June 18, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. 15
poets will compete for $150 cash
prize and an all expenses paid trip
and performance at the Jubilee
Groove Fest in Palm Beach, and
other prizes. For more information,
please call 626-2812.
Come Together Day
The Broadcast Community will
have their annual Come Together
Day rain or shine on Saturday,
June 19, 2005 from 3:00 p.m. -
10:00 p.m. Festivities will be held
in Metropolitan Park. The one day
musical explosion draws crowds
from all over Northeast Florida and
Southeast Georgia. For more
information, please call Tonya
Range at 642-3030.
Town Hall Meeting
On Monday, June 20, 2005,
Congresswoman Corrine Brown
will be hosting a town hall meeting
to discuss Social Security Reform
and The Bush Administration's
plan to partially privatize the
system. The event will take place
on the Downtown Campus of FCCJ
and will held from 9:30 a.m. -
11:30 a.m. Representatives from
the Social Security Administration
will be on hand. to answer
questions. For more information,
please call 354-1652.
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Inspections Alumni Meeting
The Florida Highway Patrol is Savannah State University
sponsoring a free community event Alumni Association will hold their
called "Project Checkpoint." monthly meeting on Thursday,
Designed for traveling parents,: the .June 22, 2005 from.6:00 p.m.-7:45
-event includess certified-cMf tse a -ry.h. at thie W\jli n Officet,-
technicians performing free child 625 Union St. For more
seat inspections doe parents and information, please call Tourea
other traveling with children on Robinson at 632-3239.
Saturday, June 18, 2005 from Gallery Talk
10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. in the
parking lot of Burlington Coat Gallery Talk will present Living
parking lot of Burlington Coat with Your Collection on June 23,
Factory, Westland Park Plaza, 6000 2005 fYour Colion on Je 2,
2005 from 6:00 p.m..- 8:00 p.m.
Lake Grey Boulevard. For more Join interior designer Jacqueline
information, please call 779-5202. Williams, ASID and museum
Williams, ASID and museum
curator Lydia Stewart for a peek
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corporate collections of some of
Jacksonville's most inventive art
patrons. Explore ways to showcase
your art at home or at work.
Admission is free. The forum will
be held at the Ritz Theatre &
LaVilla Museum, 829 N. Davis St.


Laugh and Learn
Luncheon
ImprovJacksonville Comedy
Theatre is presenting two-part
Laugh & Learn Lunch on
Wednesday, June 22, 2005 and
Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at 11:30
a.m. The topic of the series is
"How to Succeed in Business by
Demonstrating Exceptional
Creativity." The June 22nd luncheon
highlights business success through
team creativity. The program
includes lunch and networking,
plus a one hour workshop
consisting of a brief presentation,
participative exercises and focused
discussions. Seating is limited,
please call 493-7206 for more
information.

Children's One
Day Art Class
Through Our Eyes artists
Daniel Wynn, Marsha Hatcher,
Glendia Cooper and Laurence
Walden share their creative
techniques with kids of all ages in a
class titled, "I Can Do That! The
class will be held on June 25, 2005
from 10:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
Children's Hand-on art
exploration". Participants will get
to try their hand at a variety of
different media including painting,
collage, clay and mixed media.
Workshop for children 7+.
Admission $5. Advance
registration recommended. The
workshop will be held at the Ritz
Theatre & LaVilla Museum, 829 N.
Davis St. For more information,
please call 632-5555.

Summer Slam
COOJI, the Carnival
Organization of Jacksonville Inc.,
will present Summer Slam show
and party on Saturday, June 25,
2005 featuring like The Calypso
rn-g' WF-. thie Wi"gty'~ t l't
Sparrow and others. The Slam will
be held at the Bishop Kenny,
Knights of Columbus Club, 1501
Hendricks Ave. The fun will take
place from 9:00 p.m. 2:00 a.m.
For more information, please call
465-1989.

Career College Fair
There will be a free career and
college fair on June 27, 2005 from
10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Companies
will be conducting interviews on
the spot. The fair will be held at the
Holiday Inn Conference Center,
6802 Commonwealth Ave. For
more information, contact Joel
Walker at 472-4882.


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Homeownership
Seminar
The Jacksonville Housing
Authority will present a
homeownership reception and fair
on Thursday, June 23, 2005 from
3:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. The fair will
include refreshments, training
programs, door prizes and even a
mini job fair as you learn about the
many programs in the Jacksonville
community. The seminar will be
Shield at the old Renaissance
Furniture Store, 5258-11 Norwood
Ave. For more information, please
call 366-6097.
Cancer Support Group
There will be a cancer support
group meeting on June 23, 2005 at
7;00 p.m. at the Joe Adams
Building, room 2030 on the campus
of St. Luke's Hospital. The meeting
is for anyone living with cancer,
their family and friends. It will
include an open discussion. For
more information, please call 296-
3768.
EWC Senior
Citizens Tribute
The EWC Community
Resource Center will hold a special
tribute to senior citizens on Friday,
June 24, 2005 at 7:30 p.m.
Entertainment will be provided and
will include a musical tribute to
Billie Holiday featuring Fahmeeda,
a fashion show, comedy and
poetry. Proceeds will benefit the
will wellness programs that take
place at the CRC and will be used
to purchase exercise equipment.
The event is free for seniors. For
more information, please call 470-
8142 ext. 222.

Fernandina's 4th &
Families Festival
Join Your family, neighbors
and friends at-.Central Park on
Monday, July 4, 2005 from 10:00
a.m. 5:00 p.m. to celebrate
Independence Day for the 1st
Annual Fernandina's 4th and
Families Festival. There will be
food, fun and entertainment for the
whole family. For more
information, to participate,
volunteer, or to be a sponsor,
contact Officer Marty Scott at 904-
277-7342, x 233.
Art of Spoken Word
The Ritz Theater and LaVilla
Museum will present "The Art of
The Spoken Word." The forum will
take place on Thursday, July 7,
2005. For more information, please
call 632-5555.
PRIDE Book
Club Meeting
The next PRIDE Book Club
meeting will be held on Friday,
July 8, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. It will be
held at the Jacksonville Golf &
Country Club. The book for
discussion will be PIANA by
Lemuel Mayhem. The August
meeting will be held on August 5,
2005 and the book for. discussion
will be Hunted Like A Wolf: The
Story of the Seminole War by
Milton Meltzer. For more
information, and/or directions,
email felicef@coj.net.


JCCI Forward
Celebrates 5th Birthday
JCCI will celebrate its 5
birthday on Tuesday, June 28,
2005 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at The
Grape in the St. Johns Town Center
(10281 Midtown Parkway). Check
out this new place and enjoy
complimentary appetizers and the
first drink as you connect with
JCCI Forward colleagues and learn
about their latest happenings. The
'event is free and open to the public.
For more information, please call
396-3052.
Money Mania
Day Camp
The Duval County Extension
Service presents "Money Mania," a
day camp for youth ages 12
through 18, June 28-30, 9:00 a.m.
to 3:00 p.m. Participants will be
involved in games, activities and
field trips during this 3-day event at
the Extension Service Education
Center, 1010 N. McDuff Ave. The
agenda includes exploring
strategies for making, spending,
and saving money. The cost is $30
to offset the costs of materials. Pre-
registration is necessary. For more
information, please call 387-8855.
Freedom, Fanfare
and Fireworks
The City of Jacksonville will
have their annual Fourth of July
Celebration on Monday, July 4,
2005 in Metropolitan Park. The
celebration features a star-spangled
fun day with a free concert
featuring national recording artists.
Skyblast, the First Coast's most
spectacular 4th of July fireworks
display over the St. Johns River
tops off this great celebration. For
more information, please call 630-
3690.
Shriner's Island
Boat-Ride 1
The Shriner's of Rabia Temple
#8 will present their all "Island
Tropic" Boat Ride on Friday, July
15, 2005 aboard the Lady St. John
Riverboat. Boarding time is 7:00
p.m. The boat will sail from 8:00 -
12:00 a.m. Contact Earl at 707-
8404 or Lou at 233-0207 for tickets
or more information.

Jazz at the Landing
Experience smooth jazz at the
Jacksonville Landing with Atlanta
based Xpressions featuring Dee
Lucus who will be performing at
the Twisted Martini on Thursday,
July 15, 2005. The performance
Swill be free until 9:00 p.m. For
more information call 353-tini.
Art is Where
You Find it
The Ritz Theatre & LaVilla
Museum will present Art is Where
You Find It! Trash to treasure
hands. The workshop will be held
on Saturday, July 16, 2005 from
10:30 a.m. noon. Participants will
learn to create art with found or
recycled materials with Through
Our Eyes mother and daughter
team Billie and Natalie McCray.
Bring your own found and recycled
objects or let the artist's help you
choose. The workshop is for
children and adults.


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Effortless Beef Stroganoff
1 1/2 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) beef broth
6 mini carrots
fi cup boiling onions, peeled
1 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon butter
1 shallot, minced or 3 tablespoons minced shallot
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
fi teaspoon freshly ground pepper, to taste
1/4 cup good red wine or brandy (optional)
1/2 pound 1/4-inch sliced Boar's Head Londonport
roast beef, julienned
2 tablespoons sour cream (may be low fat)
8 ounces egg noodles, cooked to taste
Cook carrots and onions over low heat in beef broth
until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain, reserving broth.
In 8- to-10-inch saut6 pan, melt butter over low heat,
then whisk in flour and shallots. Cook until shallots
soften, about 4 minutes. Add Dijon mustard and pep-
per, and whisk until blended. Add beef broth, stirring
over low heat until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes.
Add wine or brandy and simmer over low heat to
reduce mixture, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat
and stir in sour cream. Add beef, carrots and onions
and toss. Serve over egg noodles. Serves 4

Quick Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes
and Gravy
In addition to Londonport, Boar's Head offers several
other roast beefs too, such as Seasoned, Cajun, Italian
and Pepper. For a hearty, home-cooked tasting meal,
have Filet of Seasoned Roast Beef sliced thick at the


supermarket deli counter and serve with 10-Minute
Mashed Potatoes and Easy Gravy. Add a green veg-
etable and dinner's done.

10-Minute Mashed Potatoes
8 medium red potatoes
fi cup (1 stick) butter
2 tablespoons low-fat sour cream
1 tablespoon Boar's Head Pub Style Horseradish
Sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
Quarter and simmer potatoes until tender, about 10
minutes. Drain and return to cooking pot. Mash with
potato masher or large fork. Add butter,sour cream and
horseradish sauce a bit at a time, and continue to mash
until desired consistency reached. Add salt and pepper
to taste. Serves 4

Easy Gravy
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon flour
1 minced shallot or 3 tablespoons minced shallot
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can beef broth
1 tablespoon ketchup
1 tablespoon lemon juice (optional)
fi teaspoon pepper
Melt butter, add flour and whisk 1 minute over medi-
um heat, Add shallots and continue to whisk 1 minute
longer. Whisk in broth until smooth, then add ketchup,
lemon juice and pepper. Simmer, stirring occasionally,
until gravy coats back of a spoon, about 5 minutes.
Serves 4


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The French Dip sandwich received its
S .. name in 1918 when Philippe Mathieu, a
Frenchman working in a Los Angeles deli,
;. accidentally dropped a sliced French roll
into the drippings of a roasting pan. The
Customer enjoyed the sandwich so much
that he returned the next day with friends
to order the sandwich "dipped" in pan
S; 1 ^P3 meat juices. The "French Dip" was born.
Today it's possible to create your own ver-
sion at home.

Instant French Dip Sandwich
4 crusty French rolls cut in half 1 tablespoon garlic butter, melted 1 pound thinly sliced roast beef
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can low-sodium beef broth
Slice rolls in half, brush with garlic butter and toast under broiler. Layer roast beef on half of each roll. Cover
with remaining halves. Heat beef broth in small saucepan, then pour into 4 dipping bowls. Serve broth alongside
sandwiches and dunk before each bite. Enjoy with cole slaw bought at the deli counter or made fresh at home.
Serves 4


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Want to impress your dinner guests without all the
stress? A simple trip to the deli service counter of your local
supermarket or delicatessen will help you produce mar-
velous meals in minutes. While roasts can require hours of
kitchen time under the watchful eye of a skilled cook, sliced
deli meats are a quick and tasty dinner solution. Buy meats
sliced to your liking and smother with gravy, or cube thick
slices to toss into piping hot noodles. Thinly sliced beef,
ham, turkey or chicken will pile high to make a satisfying
hot sandwich. Boar's Head, makers of premium quality deli
meats, cheeses and condiments, has done all the work for
you. In fact, the recent introduction of Boar's Head
Londonport is a perfect example. This seasoned roast beef
is enhanced with the chef-inspired flavor of port wine,
herbs, spices and just a hint of honey, and has such a dis-
tinctive taste that with a little dressing up, your guests will
remember your meal long after it's finished.


Did You Know?

Named for the Renaissance artist Vittore Carpaccio, best known for his use of
red in his paintings, the dish carpaccio was invented in 1961 at Harry's Bar in
Venice, Italy. Thinly sliced raw beef was served on a bed of greens with a cold
vinaigrette made of olive oil, lemon juice and Parmesan cheese.

Carpaccio
20 slices Boar's Head Londonport roast beef, sliced thin
2 cups arugula
1/2 cup shaved Boar's Head Parmesan cheese
6 tablespoons good quality olive oil
4 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons capers
Salt and pepper to taste
Arrange arugula on 4 plates. Layer each with slices of roast beef. Sprinkle with
equal amounts of Parmesan. Add capers. Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice.
Serves 4

This updated version of carpaccio teams the distinctive taste of
LondonportRoast Beef with oil,'lemon, cheese and capers. This din-
ner-time favorite will both comfort and please and takes only 30
minutes to make.


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