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WI E E K L Y
Chicago Police Torture
Probe May End Soon
Chicago. Ill. Frustrated by the
Sin estigation's pace of torture of sus-
pects by Chicago police, a coalition
Sof lawyers and community, activists
sent a letter to the Inter-American
Commission on Hunan Rights. an
arn of the Organization of Amencan
States. asking the international com-
munity to put pressure on officials to
file charges against the police.
For more than three years. special
prosecutor Edward J. Egan has been
Standish E. c illis, left. chairman of inestigating claims of torture by a
the Chicago chapter of the National unit led by former Chicago Police Lt.
Conference of Black Laieyers. Jon Burge. \ ho has deed any mis-
speaks at a ne as conference. conduct but was fired in 1993 for
mistreating a suspect.
The torture allegations include suspects \iho said they were beaten.
dunked in \sater and questioned \\ Ith a plastic typewriter cover over their
heads during the l"o.is and 1980js. Allegations claim 135 black men were
tortured b% police bet een 1971 and 1992.
In January 2003 then Illinois Got George Ryan pardoned the men and
two others as one of his last acts in office. saying there %'as no credible
evidence allimst them. Patterson. recently convicted of drugs and
weaponss violations in an unrelated case, said he ~as tortured into con-
fessing to a double murder he did not commit.
More than tweo dozen current and former police officials and homicide
detectives have taken the 5th Amendment and refused to rest~iif because
Egan could charge them criminally as a result of the civil suit testimony,
said Sotos. who also represents several former officers who are defen-
dants or potential witnesses.
Oprah Says Allegations of John
H. Johnson Snub are 'not true.'
The h rath of O has set upon Chicago Defender columnist Roland S.
Martin. \\hose column in last week's Chicago Defender called the world's
most famous talk show host to task for her apparent snub of John H.
Johnson. the founder of Ebony and Jet magazines, who died on Aug. S.
In his column. Martin. Executile Editor of the Defender, wTrote that
Oprah Winfrey had not made a public statement regarding Johnson (after
he called six times to get one) and that she also did not attend his funer-
al. \\infrey called Martin personally to refute some of Martin's claims.
"I am furious at the allegations because it's just not true," Martin said
Oprab told him during the 15 minute phone conversation. "It's not true
and it's unfair."
"I did send flowers and I did send a note" to Johnson's w\idow. Eunice.
and daughter. Lida Johnson Rice, Oprah said. even offering to provide
Smith a copy of the actual note and confirmation of the flowers being
received at Johnson Publishing Company headquarters.
"I told her that was unnecessary because her word was good enough
for me." Martin \rote in a follow" up piece for the Chicago Defender.
Winfrey. ,ho foas quite respectful while clearly being ticked off at the
column. said that \\hen Johnson died. she was in Hawaii, and didn't
immediately Let \eord of his death. She also said that her visit there ren-
dered her unable to get back for the funeral."
Zimbabwe's Parliament Approves
Controversial Legal Reforms
Zimbab\\e's parliament appro ed a bill that stops
white farmers from legally challenging land grabs.
curtails the travel rights of those deemed anti-go\ ern-
ment and disenfranchises people without full citizen-
The widelyv condemned Constitutional Amendment
Bill \\as passed by 103 votes against 29 in the 150-
member house %\here President Robert Nlugabe's
part) has 107 parliamentarians.
Pres. Mugabe The bill will also disenfranchise all those who have
one or more foreign parents and hold permanent residence\ status but not
Another pro% ision stipulates that anybody deemed anti-national will not
be allowed to travel abroad.
Actor Brok Peters Dies
Brock Peters, \ ho portrayed a black man wrongly
accused of raping a whitee \oman m the classic film
"To Kill a Mockingbird." died last week at age 78. He
had been. ill with cancer for several months.
Peters appeared in some 51) movies including
'Porgy and Bess" in 1959. He also worked in televi-
ion and theater and did extensive voice-over work.
His best-known role was alongside Gregory Peck in
Mockngbird," in 1962. a story adapted from the
novel by Harper Lee of racism in Alabama in the 1930s.
Over a long and versatile career. Peters won numerous accolades,
including an Enimy for his television work. a Tony nomination for best
age actor, and a Screen Actors Guild Life Achie\vement Award in 1990.
Volume 19 No. 33 Jacksonville, Florida September 1 8, 2005
BProgressive National Baptist
SConvention Signs On to MMM
New Orleans Under Siege
The richly historic city of New Orleans, LA was besieged by water this
week as water invaded the city as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Rescuers
battled a humanitarian disaster after storm surges killed dozens and a canal
breach sent a new deluge into an already swamped New Orleans. For
more photos of the predominantly Black devastated city, see page 5.
STANTON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
CLASS OF 1949
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Stanton Class of 1949 Assembling under the theme
"Together Then Together Now", classmates of Stanton High School's
Class of 1949 gathered together for a weekend of activities for their 56th
reunion.Stanton's rich legacy includes being the first public high school in
the state for African-Americans. Shown above (l-R) are Reunion organiz-
er Rowena Stewart, Wilma Lauray (class vice president) and Class
President Clarence Von Bostick. More on back page. FMP
Atlanta, GA- The International
Civil Rights Walk of Fame, located
at the Martin Luther King, Jr.,
Historic Site, inducted eleven new
civil rights leaders whose footprints
were embedded in granite and
placed into sidewalk for the entire
world to see. Included in this his-
toric tribute were Henry Aaron, Ted
Turner, Harry Belafonte,
Congressman John Conyers, Jr.,
Dick Gregory, Mayor Maynard H.
Jackson, Jr., Ralph E. McGill,
Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth,
Judge Elbert P. Tuttle, Sr., Nancy
Wilson, and Reverend Addie L.
Hundreds turned out, on August
26th, to celebrate the occasion and
to capture the spirit of the honorees
by standing in their footsteps.
Wiping tears from her eyes, Mrs.
Maynard Jackson [who represented
the late Mayor Maynard Jackson]
said, "I can feel Maynard's spirit
here and his family members and I
are grateful for this tribute." Henry
Aaron said, "I am honored; and by
honoring me, you have honored
Satchal Paige, Jackie Robinson, and
other baseball heroes whose foot-
prints I have stood in." Nancy
Wilson said, "This award means
more to me than anything else I
have ever received."
One of the largest Baptist denom-
inations in the country, the
Progressive National Baptist
Convention (PNBC) passed a reso-
lution to endorse the October
Millions More Movement. PNBC
pledged to mobilize its members to
attend and participate in the event.
The PNBC's Millions More
Resolution states that the
Progressive National Baptist
Convention recognizes that no one
organization or leader can solve the
many critical needs and problems
facing Black people. Therefore, the
Progressive National Baptist
Convention affirms that collabora-
tion between and among Black
leaders and organizations is the
foundation for addressing the prob-
"We fully support the goals, pro-
grams and ideals of this very
important movement," said Rev.
Dr. Major Jemison, PNBC
Dr. M.L.Jamison, President
President. "Our concerns and issues
and those of the Millions More
Movement are one in the same, and
it is our responsibility to continue
the legacy of our founding mem-
bers." he said.
Thousands Witness Bethel's Annual
Word and Worship Conference
Shown above is Rev. Rudolph McKissick,Jr. (right)) listening intent-
ly to Rev. E. Dewey Smith during the Sunday services of the Word &
Worship Conference. Thousands packed Bethel Baptist Institutional
Church for three straight nights to witness spiritual soul transforma-
tions from nationally renowned speakers. More see page 7. R.Silver Photo
Walk of Fame Inducts 2005 Honorees
Standing Left-to-right: Fred Shuttlesworth, Jr.; Nancy Wilson; Dr. Mary Lynn Morgan (Mrs. Ralph
McGill); Valerie Jackson (Mrs. Maynard Jackson); Congressman John Conyers; Dick Gregory; Henry
Aaron; Ted Turner; [standing in from of Mr. Turner] Dr. Elbert P. Tuttle, Jr. Seated in the front:
Reverend Addie L. Wyatt; Standing behind Reverend Wyatt: Xernona Clayton.
The International Civil Rights be added to the Walk of Fame. struggle that depicts every step
Walk of Fame was created to pay There are more than five hundred taken toward the goal of justice and
homage to the brave warriors of additional spaces designated for the tireless exertions and passionate
justice who sacrificed and struggled future placements of worthy foot- concern of these dedicated individ-
to make equality a reality for all. steps. "We are looking forward to uals," said Ms. Xerona Clayton who
Each year more foot soldiers will building a monument to the civil organized the project.
Page 2 Ms. Ferry's Free rress
New students receive orientation packets on their
FAMU Law School Welcomes
ORLANDO, FL When the
Florida A&M University College of
Law opened in Orlando in 2002, it
was charged with increasing the
percentage of minority attorneys in
Florida and the nation. The college
has had a high percentage of minor-
ity students every year since it
opened and the entering class of
2005 represents growth in the over-
all number of students as well as the
number of minority students. Fall
classes began on Monday, August
29, 2005. The total enrollment for
the 2005-2006 school year is 410
The incoming class has approxi-
mately 175 students of which near-
ly 71 percent are members of
minority groups. African American
students comprise 49 percent of the
incoming class and Hispanic stu-
dents comprise 14.6 percent of the
class. Women account for 60 per-
cent of the students. Minority stu-
dents comprise nearly 62 percent of
the total enrollment.
The evening program, which in
previous years admitted approxi-
mately 30 students, has more than
doubled to meet the demand for a
legal education program for work-
FAMU's Orange Avenue
Building which houses the school.
ing professionals. As a result, the
law school revamped its fall 2005
class schedule to accommodate
more students in the evening pro-
gram. Due to construction delays,
the law school will remain in its
temporary facility on Orange
Avenue through the fall semester
and will utilize additional space in
the Zora Neale Hurston Building on
for classes. The Hurston state
r first day.
building is next to the site of the
permanent law school campus,
which will open in early 2006.
The admissions office processed
a total of 813 applications for the
coming school year, compared with
the 540 received in 2004.
With this group of students, the
College of Law continues to deliver
on its mission to provide an afford-
able legal education and increase
the number of minority attorneys in
Florida. According to The Florida
Bar, nearly 11 percent of the state's
attorneys are members of minority
groups and African Americans
account for two percent of the
membership. Those numbers are
small compared to the overall
minority population in the state,
which is one of the most diverse in
The College of Law received pro-
visional accreditation from the
American Bar Association in 2004.
The first class of the reestablished
law school graduated in April and
many have already found employ-
ment in the legal profession.
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Are You Living
Above Your Means?
by Carolyn Brown, BV
Looking good and feeling good
can be expensive. After all, a
French manicure this week and a
new pair of shoes next month or
NFL season tickets and flashy new
car by the end of the year all add
up, right? Even if you aren't guilty
of spending your money on such
luxury items, like most folks, you
probably do tend to spend money
on items that you want rather than
on those you need.
Overspending in America has led
to over indebtedness, especially
among those least able to pay. For
every dollar the average U.S. fami-
ly earns, it spends $1.22. While the
typical family has $33,300 in debt,
the average net income per family
is only $27,219.
Many of us get into a bad habit of
spending more than we earn. Okay,
so you aren't guilty of being a
shopaholic or having that "cham-
pagne taste on a beer budget" men-
tality. Still, you may very well be
'living beyond your means.' More
precisely, month-to-month and
year-to-year your average spending
is exceeding your average income.
Ask yourself the following:
1. Do you live from paycheck to
2. Do you have trouble paying for
essentials, such as your rent, utili-
ties, food, and so on?
3. Do you have more than two
credit cards with balances?
4. Do you make just the monthly
minimum payments on your credit
5. Do you take out cash advances
on your credit cards to pay house-
6. Do you have zero savings or fail
to keep an emergency fund equal to
three months worth of living
7. Do you face legal action by
8. Do you dread the arrival of the
mail and put off opening bills?
9. Do you try to float checks in
order to pay your bills?
10. Did you recently apply for
credit and was denied?
If you answered yes to more than
four of these questions, you proba-
bly are living beyond your financial
resources. So, what can you do?
Assess Your Situation
You need to monitor two impor-
tant figures: your average monthly
income and your average monthly
spending. Your top priority should
be to strive for a positive cash flow
with little or no debt.
Create a Budget and Stick to It
A budget will reveal how much
disposable income you have to
save. Subtract your monthly
expenses from your monthly
income. If you don't have any
money left over, find areas where
you can spend less.
Take a look at all your monthly
bills and decide what should get
paid first. At the top of the list are
your mortgage or rent and house-
hold bills such as utilities. Next are
credit card bills, loans and other
debts that have the highest interest
Set a Target for Yourself
Once you know your income and
expenses, set goals. Some examples
might be to save for your child's
college education or buy a home.
Prioritize your goals and determine
how much money you need to set
aside to achieve each of them.
Use Credit Wisely
Don't use credit cards to buy such
non-wealth-producing items. Stick
to "borrowing" money only to
acquire things that will gain in
monetary value, "appreciated
assets," such as a home or property
Be Willing to Downgrade
fou may have gotten use to a
unfeasible lifestyle. You may need
to live in a smaller house, drive an
older car, or curtail spending. Don't
fall prey to the pressure to have
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Anniversary of Till's Death Shows a New Search for Justice
Shown above is Atty Joyce Chiles (left), who is is overseeing a fresh
probe of the 1955 slaying of Emmett Till (right).
MONEY, Miss. Staring into the
casket, Joyce Chiles instantly rec-
ognized the mutilated, almost
mummy-like face she had seen in a
magazine photo decades earlier of
Emmett Till a 14-year-old black
boy tortured and killed for
whistling at a white woman.
Today, Chiles is the local prosecu-
tor overseeing a revived investiga-
tion into the case that helped fuel
the civil rights movement.
She stood beside his relatives ear-
lier this year when Till's body was
exhumed from a suburban Chicago
In the autopsy room, looking on
the now shrunken and discoloured
face, her reaction was the same as
when she was 13: "God, how could
anybody do this to someone?"
No one was ever punished for
Till's murder. Now, 50 years later, it
is Chiles who will decide whether
anyone ever will be.
Nowadays the town of Money has
the look of a place being punished
for something most of the store
buildings in the once-bustling farm-
ing community are gone and the
cotton gin is silent.
The two-storey, whitewashed
brick front of Bryant's Grocery &
Meat Market still dominates the
strip, but it's no longer the vibrant
community hub it once was.
On Aug. 24, 1955, after a hot day
of working in the fields, a group of
eight kids drove to Bryant's for
refreshments. Simeon Wright was
there with his cousin, Emmett Till,
a fun-loving teenager who had
come from Chicago to visit and
help out on his great-uncle Mose
Wright's farm. To family, Emmett
was simply "Bobo."
At Bryant's, some of the kids
stayed on the porch, watching men
play checkers, while the others filed
inside to buy bubble gum and
sodas. Carolyn Bryant, the 21-year-
old wife of proprietor Roy Bryant,
was behind the counter.
Accounts of what happened next
Mrs. Bryant claimed Emmett
bragged about dating white women
up north. She said he grabbed her
and asked her, "How about a date,
Simeon Wright heard none of this.
But everyone heard Emmett let out
a wolf whistle when they left the
"It scared us out of our wits," says
Wright, now 62 and living in
I noticed on the school calendar several weather days. What are
The 2005-06 school calendar includes five weather days, approved by
the Duval County School Board last year Similar to snow days in north-
ern school districts, weather days serve as make-up days for students in
the event hurricanes or other acts ofnature require schools to be closed.
If there are no closings due to weather-related incidents, these days will
serve as holidaysfor students. The five weather days (in order of use) are
January 13 and 27 and December 19 through 21.
When I drop my child off to school, I notice kids dressed in uni-
forms. Is there a uniform policy for Duval County schools?
Yes. In May of 1999, the Duval County School Board adopted a uni-
form policy for students in grades K-8 in an effort to promote safety and
discipline in schools. Exemptions from the uniform policy are granted
requiring students to adhere to the district's Code ofAppearance guide-
lines included in the Code of Student conduct. Please contact your
child's schoolfor exemption and enforcement information.
How can I transfer my child to another school?
Transfers to other schools are granted based upon a variety offactors
including space availability and random selection. For detailed infor-
mation, contact Duval County Public Schools' Pupil Assignment office at
Please submit your School Talk questions by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax at 390-2659, or by mail to
Duval County Public Schools, Communications Office, 1701
Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207-8152.
Chicago. "Man, we couldn't get into
the car fast enough."
Four days later, a car pulled up
outside Mose Wright's house
around 2:30 a.m. Roy Bryant and
his half brother, J.W. Milam,
pounded on the door and demanded
to see "the boy who had done all the
talking," Mose Wright would later
The men ordered Emmett to dress
then led him outside. Mose Wright
would later say he heard a woman
inside the vehicle telling the men
they had the right one.
Three days after Emmett's disap-
pearance, his body was found in the
Tallahatchie River, a 34-kilogram
gin fan tied around his neck. His
right eye was hanging down onto
his cheek; the left was gone. His
nose was crushed, and there was a
hole in his right temple. All but two
of his teeth were gone.
Mose Wright identified the body
from the ring on Emmett's finger.
Milam and Bryant went on trial for
murder. Key black witnesses,
employees of Milam, mysteriously
disappeared amid whispers that
they had helped kidnap and restrain
Emmett had even helped kill him.
After five days of testimony and
67 minutes of deliberations, the all-
white jury found the men innocent.
Both have since died of cancer.
Chiles, who had been an infant
when Till was killed, had been in
district attorney for Mississippi's
Fourth Judicial District for just a
month when Alvin Sykes, a civil
rights leader from Kansas City,
asked her to meet with federal offi-
cials and members of the Till fami-
ly. A documentary filmmaker from
New York claimed to have uncov-
ered evidence that people who took
part in the killing were still alive.
Two months later the Justice
Department announced it was
reopening the case, with Chiles
leading any potential prosecution.
Keith Beauchamp, the documen-
tary filmmaker, believes there are
five people who could be charged in
the case. Three are white men
whose names he would divulge
only to authorities; the fourth is
Carolyn Bryant herself an arrest
warrant was issued for her in 1955
but never served.
Chiles marvels at how history
might have been altered had
Emmett been laid to rest the way he
She doesn't know yet if there is
anyone out there capable of being
prosecuted. But if there is, it won't
matter how old they are or what
colour their skin.
"That's as straightforward and as
simple as it gets."
August Wilson to Continue
Writing Despite Cancer Diagnosis
In June. doctors diagnosed play-
wright August Wilson with inop-
erable liver cancer, but despite the
grim news, the Puhtzer Prize-
winner says he will continue to
work on "Radio Golf," the final
play in his epic 10-work cycle
about the black experience in
"He completed another draft of
the play in early July," his assis-
Lant, Dena Levitnm, told the
Associated Press from Seattle
where the 60-year-old Wilson
lives with his wife, costume
designer Constanza Romero. and
their daughter, Azula.
"Radio Golf' is currently work-
ing its way across the country
playing regional theaters follow-
ing an April world premiere at the
Yale Repertory Theatre in New
Haveu. Conn. The location has
also played host to the first pro-
fessional productions of Wilson's
"Ma Rainey's Black Bottom,"
"Fences," "Joe Turner's Come and
Gone," "The Piano Lesson" and
"Two Trains Running" all part of
the playwright's 10-work cycle.
"We've been talking pretty reg-
ularly through all this," Gordon
Davidson, founding artistic direc
tor of Center Theater. A longtime
champion of Wilson's work, he
says the playwright didn't come to
Los Angeles from Seattle for
rehearsals, but he and Leon main-
tained contact with the author and
his dramaturge, Todd Kreidler,
through fax and e-mail.
"He's taking (the cancer) very
well, with a lot of strength and
determmation," his wife told a
Seattle paper. "It's so hard when
an illness falls on you. He has so
many plans for working."
"It's not like poker. you can't
throw your hand in," Wilson told
the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "I've
lived a blessed life I'm ready."
New Postal Stamps Recall Civil Rights Struggle
The Civil Rights and Voting
Rights laws, the Freedom Riders
and the Montgomery bus boycott
are among the events commemorat-
ed on a set of stamps dedicated this
week by the U.S. Postal Service.
The 10 37-cent stamps commem-
orate milestones in the civil rights
movement and were dedicated at
ceremonies in several cities across
Dorothy Height, Chair and
President Emerita of the National
Council of Negro Women, Inc.,
spoke in Washington, D.C., where
stamps commemorating Executive
Order 9981 (integration in all mili-
tary branches), the March on
Wasbington and the Voting Rights
-imarched with Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr., sat in sessions \%th
Stokely Carmichael, rode with Rosa
Parks and participated in meetings
with President John E Kennedy.
"These stamps herald the struggle
of men, women and children in the
quest for equality," said Dr. Height.
"They are a fitting reminder that the
work yet to be done must be built
Dr. Dorothy Height, President of the National Council of Negro
Woman. looks at several new stamps that are dedicated to the Civil
'Wights tWM'tYJ V osIt ertrifliig'milestones onrTuesday, August 30.
upon the contributions made by 1955 protest against Montgomery,
millions to bring our country to a Ala.'s segregated bus system.
better place." Greensboro, N.C., lunch count-
The set, entitled "To Form a er sit in, when a group of four black
More Perfect Union," includes students refused to leave a lunch
stamps commemorating: counter in 1960 after they had been
The 1965 Selma, Ala., civil denied service.
rights marches for voting rights. Freedom Riders, men and
Montgomery Bus Boycott, the women who traveled to the South to
test the 1960 Supreme Court ruling
outlawing racial segregation in
interstate public transit.
Little Rock Nine, the African-
American students blocked from
attending high school in Little
Rock, Ark., in 1957..
Civil Rights Act of 1964 pro-
hibiting discrimination in public
facilities, jobs and government.
Brown v. Board of Education
Supreme Court decision outlawing
segregated public schools.
Executive Order 9981 integrat-
ing the armed forces.
March on Washington in 1963 in
which thousands demonstrated for
jobs and equality.
,. Voting Rights Act of 1965 out-
lawing literacy. .tests to vote and
protecting the voting rights of
Dedication ceremonies for the
stamps were held in Greensboro,
Little Rock, Montgomery, Selma,
Topeka, Kan., and Washington.
Ceremonies scheduled for
Memphis, Tenn., and Jackson,
Miss., were canceled because of
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nation's premier business and
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"The goal of this contest is to
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by Charles Griggs
IT'S THE BLACK MALE (
EDUCATION THING AGAIN .
Young black males are in big trouble. Sure I just wrote about this subject a few
weeks ago, but things are so bad I had to come back for more.
"I hope that my achievements in life shall be these -
that I will have fought for what was right and fair, that I
will have risked for that which mattered, and that I will
have given help to those who were in need that I will
have left the earth a better place for what I've done and
who I've been." -C. Hoppe
Sometimes you just can stop thinking about things that
seem to be happening before your very eyes.
Last year, with the exception of one, I attended every
Raines vs. Ribault basketball game. Each time I noticed
that the gym was filled to the rafters with parents, stu-
dents, supporters and fans of both schools.
To the rafters I tell you!
Now that's support. If only that type of support would
spill over to the classroom of the young brothers who
attend both schools...you get the picture.
Don't get me wrong, this is not a Raines/Ribault thing.
This is for all the young brothers.
Honestly, when I wrote about this subject about a
month ago I knew then that I didn't say all that I had on
Since then I've had conversation after conversation
about the topic. Yet with all of the talk I've gotten no sat-
isfaction that any significant action has begun to rectify
If you haven't guessed what I'm referring to here we
go again. Studies show that African American males
make up only about 5% of Florida's college and univer-
sity system enrollment. At the same time they make up
48% of the population in the state's prison system.
I can't explain how devastating this information is
It's unbelievable, hurtful, sinister and every other
adjective that I can think of.
Most of all as a black man I'm embarrassed.
On the surface this situation seems to be the results of
the actions of a people who have no plans for the future.
Indeed, if African Americans are to be significant
players in the progress of this country, education will be
the first step towards progress.
Even though graduation rates for blacks were up
slightly in Duval County, they are still woeful results of
an education system that hasn't taken into account the
urgent need to focus in on black males.
So with all of this tragic information on the horizon of
the future of African Americans, and the United States,
who is to blame?
Forget about blame, what is the move going forward? What
can we do to reverse this inevitable doomsday scenario?
First of all we need to shout from the mountaintops
that there is a problem.
Acknowledgement is the starting point that should be
marked with enthusiasm.
And even though it may seem like it, this is not just a
black thing. The turnaround of the future of black males
has to be owned by the entire community. At the same
time, the reversal effort does need to be lead by every
African American man who has breath in his body.
I would encourage black men to change their way of
thinking when it comes to young black males. We as
black men need to stop acting like we're afraid of them
and recognize they are in an awful lot of pain.
Interpreted as such, only a major paradigm shift will
cure the disease that is rotting the black community at
We need to teach black male youth how to embrace
their needs, not their wants. They must be repro-
grammed to understand that life is more than fads and
social acceptance. They need to know that respect for
women starts at home and extends to every female they
meet. We need to remind young brothers of their history
and the strengths they can draw from its struggles.
These tasks are not deemed to be rocket science. In
fact, I'm sure that I haven't outlined anything that hasn't
been said before. Yet people seem to be confused about
how to get an initiative such as this moving.
Well, my suggestion is to start with a simple tool
called a mirror.
If you are a man, especially a black man, take a
moment to stand in the mirror and ask yourself this ques-
tion: Am I doing all that I can do to reverse the cycle and
send a black male to college?
If your answer is no, and it probably is, get off your
butt and do something. There is plenty of opportunity for
you to effect change.
In fact, I would encourage all of you dads out there to
start with your own sons. You know who you are and you
know where to find your son. Start with the few sugges-
tions that I previously outlined and go from there.
Also, make an effort to extend yourself to other young
brothers and even their dads. Take time to build bonds
that will lead to trust. When that happens your positive
influences will start to take affect.
Let's face it, this effort is not going to change things
overnight. But the first step to winning a race is to start.
It's time for black men to step up, be heard and sacri-
fice for education.
Because the lack of education for some, is destined to
become a dark future for all.
You can send us an e-mail with your comment to:
griggorama @ aol. com.
LIVE FROM CITY HALL
by Jacksonville City Councilman Reginald Fullwood
They Don't Make Kids Like They Used To ... Or Do They?
Summertime is winding down,
but tell that to Mother Nature with
temperatures still well into the 90s
pretty much everyday. Every year I
say the same thing, "Man, I don't
remember it being this hot last
year." How soon we forget, but it's
always this hot and humid in
As a child, I loved the summer,
primarily because school was out
and there were really no rules of
engagement on my street. My crew
of six to eight children would basi-
cally terrorize area streets, covers
and other people's property.
Thinking back to the way we ran up
and down the street playing foot-
ball, dodge ball and making go-
carts out of grocery store buggies, I
shouldn't be surprised at what goes
on my street.
The only difference in kids of the
past and kids of today, outside of the
obvious technological advances,
can be summed up in one word.
Aretha Franklin sang it best, "R-E-
S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to
me." Well, you get the point. The
children on my street are prime
examples or a microcosm of a much
larger issue youth are not respect-
ing their elders like they used to.
That whole "it takes a village"
concept that politicians have worn
out was practiced religiously in the
black community. Ms. Anne from
down the street had the right to
either tell your momma when you
were doing wrong or spank you her-
self. Mr. Smith from two doors
down had the right to say son put
that rock down and get out of Mrs.
Jenkins' good grass.
Today, things are a little different.
These kids have bad attitudes and a
lack of respect for grown ups and
overall authority. No matter how I
felt about an adult, it went against
the "Mamma Handbook," which
said not to ever talk back or get
smart to an adult, and if you lost
your mind and decided to do so,
your butt paid the price.
Just a couple weeks ago on my
street, two young ladies were
yelling at a 40-year-old woman like
she was in middle school with them
- the sight amazed me. And it's just
not my little street in the hood, but it
seems to be a problem everywhere.
My summertime crew knew better,
and was terrified to disrespect an
adult thus making you prime can-
didate for a beat down.
I don't know how many of my
Free Press readers can relate, but we
typically had two options when it
came to getting "spanked," either
the switch or the belt. And for those
who don't quite get it, a switch is a
small tree branch used to administer
Now, the novice would obviously
choose the switch because it's small
and not very sturdy. But those of us
who are experts at getting spankings
would tell you that the belt is the
Perhaps I am probably being a lit-
tle too critical of our youth, because
a large percentage are very respect-
ful, honest and dependable. It's the
unruly minority that paints a bad
picture, for example, I am still try-
ing to figure out how or why some-
one would leave his or her bicycle
parked in my yard?
I am still attempting to understand
how I became the designated dollar
man? What I mean by dollar man is,
almost every time I get out of my
car I am greeted with a "hey, you
gotta dollar." Well, I take that back
because now that we have a honey-
dripper Lady on the street, the new
cry is for 50 cents to get a honey-
What? I can see if they asked if
they could cut my grass, sweep the
driveway or wash my car no it's
simply "you got 50 cents." Don't get
me wrong, Reggie loves the kids,
but at least offer to do something
meaningful in exchange for my
Now I must admit, there is one
young man with the entrepreneurial
spirit. He always ask if we can fix
my fence or pick of the trash in
front of my house for some cash.
The only problem is that he is the
person who broke my fence and
constantly puts his used candy,
honey-dripper cups and potato chip
bags in front of the house.
Where are the real kids these
days? We made basketball goals
out of tire rims and used scrap
pieces of plywood for the back-
board. We played red light, green
light, kickball, hot ball and hide and
seek and football in the street." We
tormented insects and reptiles and
dug more holes than the law allows.
And remember making clubhouses
out of old cardboard boxes?
Where are the real kids of yester-
day? We made basketball goals out
of tire rims and used scrap pieces of
plywood for the backboard. We
played red light, green light, kick-
ball, hot ball and hide and seek and
football in the street. And remember
making clubhouses out of old card-
I think the kids on my street are
obviously some form of "throw
back" from my day. Regardless of
technology, they choose to play out-
side in the 100-degree heat. They
choose the road less traveled by
their generation. They choose to tor-
ment us homeowners on a regular
basis. They choose to build tree
houses in peoples yards that they
don't even know
,Signingoff from the honey-drip-
per's lady's house on Melson Ave,
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New Orleans Peril of Intense Flooding to Continue Indefiately
New Orleans Peril of Intense Flooding to Continue Indefinately
New Orleans is apt to stay awash
for days under oily, filthy water
infested with mosquitoes, even if
failed levees can be fixed quickly,
according to experts assessing the
flooding left by Hurricane Katrina.
An initial sense of relief that the
city escaped the storm's worst dis-
solved as an estimated 80 percent of
the 180-square-mile city gradually
turned into an urban swamp.
"While everyone knew this could
happen, I don't think anyone was
really prepared for it," said
oceanographer Paul Kemp, at
Louisiana State University's
Hurricane Center. "There are some
disasters beyond comprehension,
and I think this is one of them."
Murky water, laced with junk and
pollutants, coursed through the city,
including many downtown streets.
Residents and rescuers came across
floating bodies, though the city's
death toll is still unknown.
Flooding specialists predicted that
conditions could worsen as authori-
ties focused first on saving people
trapped in buildings.
Some flood-control pumps were
broken, choked by excess water or
storm debris. Others were lacking
power needed to run. Roofs were
reported collapsed on at least two
major pumping stations. Without
the pumps, much of the flood water
will have nowhere to drain in this
city cradled within a bowl, at an
average of six feet below sea level.
In a frustrating catch-22, it will be
hard to fix the pumps and restore
their power while they are under
water, but it's hard to drain the
water without the pumps, the flood
When the hurricane's eye veered
away from the city Monday morn-
ing, the fiercest winds and storm
surge bashed into the coast east of
New Orleans. Though some neigh-
borhoods flooded, most of the city
was spared severe flooding in the
immediate aftermath. By early
Tuesday, however, waters were
creeping into large parts of the
mostly evacuated city, which is
home to about 484,000 people.
The experts warned of potential
dangers ahead. Louisiana's frequent
summer rains or even another
hurricane could add to flooding
in coming days or weeks, they said.
The sitting water could collect more
contaminants from homes and
industries, and mosquitoes could
amplify the danger of disease.
ILA President Says Settlement
Decision is "Best One" for 1408
Fresh off the celebrations of lock-
ing a deal that will bring 1,800 new
high paying jobs to the ports of
Jacksonville, International Long-
shoreman Association 1408 (I.L.A.)
President Vincent Cameron has
been embattled with allegations of
his leadership team's actions in the
recent sexual harassment suit by a
group of members.
Cameron, 39, assumed his elected
position with the Local already
embattled with a lawsuit filed by
disgruntled female members.
According to Cameron, much of his
tenure has been spent with attor-
neys, District and International ILA
officials in efforts to resolve the
lawsuit to the satisfaction of the
female employees who were seek-
ing $100 million in restitution.
An agreement was reached last
month with ILA attorneys to settle
Smncent t aimeron
the suit for $1.6 million, dock sen-
iority and other provisions for cur-
rent female members.
The decision however has drawn
ire from some of the membership
who have even drafted a petition
signed by a hundred members to the
officiating judge requesting a labor
attorney to meet with them and pro-
vide them operational guidelines
regarding the agreement made on
their behalf by I.L.A. leadership.
"It was a matter of affirmative
action that the female members felt
was not met." said Cameron, a 17
year veteran of the organization.
According to the ILA President,
Local 1408's leadership met with
District and International ILA offi-
cials who supported the settlement.
"The Executive Board is elected
to represent the membership and
that's what we did." Cameron said.
"The settlement was in the best
interest of the Local whose earning
power is now better than ever."
EWC Tigers Rebuilding and Ready for 2005 Season
The EWC 2005 Football season has already gotten off to a roaring start as the fighting Tigers have already met
up with North Carolina Central University last week. Though the match up resulted in a 70 12 loss, The Tigers
are eagerly looking forward to their next game this weekend against Samford University in Birmingham,
Alabama. The tigers first home game will be the Willie Gary Classic against Shaw University on Saturday,
September 10th. The 1 p.m. kickoff will be at the William Raines Football Field. shown above is the official team
photo with Coach Lamonte Massie in the'inset.' This is the 5th year for the Tiger Football program which is fac-
ing a rebuilding year with an 80% freshman team.
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Thousands Attend Bethel's Annual Word & Worship Conference
Pastor Rudolph .IAk iA ik Jr. and the Word & Worship
Mass Choir Celebrate New Release "RIGHT PLACE" _
Photos and Text by Rhonda Silver
JACKSONVILLE Bethel Baptist
Institutional Church held its Annual
Word & Worship conference Aug-
ust 21-241h', i.:rini ig the preaching
excellence of Rev. E. Dewey
Smith, Pastor of the Greater Travel-
ers Rest Baptist Church, in Deca-
tur, GA; and Dr. Jamal Harrison
Bryant, Pastor of the Empower-
ment Temple, in Baltimore, MD.
Lives were transformed, and
rightfully so. In the midst of these
days of total praise, Pastor Ru-
dolph McKissick Jr. and the Word
& Worship Mass Choir celebrated
12th Annual I
The Unity World Day of Prayer
is an interfaith event, open to
people of all faiths and walks of
life. Its purpose is to unite as many.
people as possible in prayer for one
On Thursday, September 8,
2005, hundreds of thousands of
people across the globe will join
Unity Church, in an international
and transdenominational prayer
activity. Unity believes that the
World Day of Prayer is an
opportunity to transform the world
This year the special prayer that
is being used to help focus people's
minds and hearts is: "United in the
transforming power of God's
love, we are renewed in mind,
body and spirit as we pray for
one another and the world."
"The Unity World Day of
Prayer is a day filled with the
energy of prayer as people around
the world join in prayer on that day.
the release of their third CD,
entitled "RIGHT PLACE" on
August 23rd, at the conference.
Talk about ushering in the Holy
Spirit, the choir set the atmosphere
of unrestrained worship and praise
with song after song from their new
release, produced by Troy Sneed
for Emtro Music Productions and
co-produced by Derrieux Edge-
combe and Rick Watford of N-
The title track, "Right Place" is
already one of the most played
songs in the nation on gospel radio,
Jnity World Day of
sday September 8th
In Jacksonville, two one-half
hour World-wide prayer events will
be held at 12:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
on Thursday, September 8, 2005, at
the Unity Church of Jacksonville,
634 Lomax Street, between Park
St. and Riverside Ave. in Historic
Everyone is welcome, for
directions, call (904) 355-5100.
Church Garage Sale
and Bazaar, Sept. 3rd
There will be great buys on
Books, Toys, Clothing for the
whole family, Household Goods,
Homemade baked goods will be
a special treat. There will be musid
and fun for all ages, on Saturday,
Sept. 3rd from 9 am. To 2 p.m. at
the Greater New Hope AME
Church, 17th & Davis Street. For
directions, call (904) 996-8"
Rev. Jamal Harrison Bryant
The congregation reacted to the speakers with pure praise and joy.
but I have a few personal favorites, titled "Precious Jesus", led by
Tracks 9 & 10 go together, an Tresonda Thompson.
interlude, a set up (if you will) for a The entire CD will be a blessing
song titled "The Highest Praise," to your soul. 1 asked God, "How
led by Pastor McKissick Jr., which can they (the Word & Worship
literally gives me chills; and a Mass Choir) improve on excel-
piercingly spirit-filled selection lence?" And. an answer came,
Bethel Baptist Institutional Church Word & Worship Choir debuted their new CD
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The release of the Word and Worship's Choir latest CD "The
Right Place" was well received at the Conference.
"diversity." Diversity is what
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Southside Church of God in Christ to
Host First Homecoming Celebration
The Southside Church of God in
Christ, under the leadership of
Bishop Edward Robinson will host
their first Homecoming Celebra-
tion, Thursday, September 15s thru
Sunday, September 4, 2005.
The Southside Family is inviting
all past members to join in this
event to fellowship with their
extended family members, cele-
brate past and present accom-
plishments and memorialize mem-
bers who have gone on to be with
The Southside Church of God in
Christ has birthed leaders such as
Bishops, Superintendents and Dis-
trict Missionaries. Several pastors
have come from the powerful
leadership of Bishop Edward
Robinson, who is the Jurisdictional
Prelate for Florida Central Second
Bishop Robinson is the 4th
Bishop to come form the Southside
Bishop Edward Robinson
Church of God in Christ. The
others are the late Bishop C. D.
Kinsey, Bishop Jessie Williams,
and Bishop James Hinsley, the
founder of the church.
The Homecoming Celebration
Students Must Make Their High
School Senior Year
ARA Seniors must realize that with college coming
up in just one year, their senior year of high school
should be one for concentrating on preparing
themselves for college. In addition to strengthening
their academic skills, and trying to improve your SAT
and ACT scores to gain entrance into the college of
your choice. Of course, if your grades have been good
through high school, there is always the possibility that
you will receive a scholarship. Some of the brightest
students will even have their-choice of scholarships.
If you do not fall in the scholarship bracket you must
carefully decide the college of your choice, and prepare
to do all you can to be accepted. If you need help with
your college tuition as most students do, Sallie Mae
offers numerous resources on preparing and paying for
college on its College Answer Website at www.College
You and your parents will find information on the
website about high school curriculum requirements for
the majority of colleges; what goes into selecting a
college; tips on getting and completing college
applications; profiles of colleges; financing a college
education; and much more.
"Senior year is action packed," says Martha Holler,
Sallie Mae spokesperson. "If students haven't done so
already, now is the time to narrow down college options
and get serious about your college education."
A list of "To Do" items can help students stay on
track. Some suggestions for organizing a list include:
*Determine what is required at each school that you
are interested in, including the application fee amount
Count for College
and acceptable payment method.
*Create a list of tasks associated with each school's
requirements such as the number of recommendations
and information for writing any required essays.
*Assign a date for yourself to begin each inquiry or
task, and target a date to complete it.
Keep accurate records of your inquiries, check off
each requirement as it is completed, and keep copies of
everything that you submit to each college.
*Keep all your information organized in filing
folders, a box or cabinet reserved for this only.
Experts says that when you must make your decision
on the college that you will attend, do it wisely. Do not
make your decision based on the college brochures, or
their extra-curricula activities. Research your choices
using the Internet, your guidance counselors and alumni
or students attending the colleges of your choice.
"The rule of thumb when applying for college is to
make three choices: a dream school; a school you have
a good chance of being accepted to; and a safety-type
school where you likely will be admitted," says Holler.
The bottom line: No matter how tempting it may be
to take a mental vacation during one's senior year in
high school, it's far more beneficial to use the time
wisely and focus on what needs to be done to prepare
and pay for college.
Look forward to your senior class trip; look forward
to your senior prom, and your graduation, but
remember the most important key to your future is your
preparation to continue your education in college.
Black Madonna Gets New
Covering in Poland
The image of the ancient sacred Black Madonna revered by Polish
Catholics seen after its redecoration in the Jasna Gora monastery in
Czestochowa in southern Poland last week.. The new cover made of
nine kilograms of amber and almost a thousand diamonds, has been
blessed and is the newest of a selection of six covers which decorate the
depiction of the Virgin Mary and her son Jesus Christ on different occa-
sions. It was donated by Polish Catholics as a gesture of gratitude for the
papacy of the late Polish-born Pope John Paul II.
Get Real! You don't have
to eat like this to prevent diabetes.
Over 45 and overweight? Talk to your health care
provider about t. small steps you can take to
prevent diabetes. For free information about
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Night Out '05
Ladies, you are invited to bring
on the "Drama" for Deliverance,
Revelation and Mighty Anointing
at Bethel Baptist Institutional
Church's Ladies' Night Out 2005
with Pastor Rudolph W. McKissick
Jr., that will begin at 7 p.m. on
Friday, September 23rd, in the
On Saturday, September 24th
from 10 a.m. to 3 p .m. Ladies'
Night Out will continue with the
Women's Conference at Bethel.
The conference will feature topics:
The Spirit of a Warrior, and more
in enlightening workshops.
Early Bird Registration is avail-
able until September 10th, call (904)
354-1464 for more information.
Don't forget to mark your calen-
dars for a "One Night Revival" on
Thursday, October 13th. Bishop
Noel Jones will be the evangelist.
The Duval Retired Educators
Association will sponsor a "'Sym-
bolic Vacational Day" on Thurs-
day, September 8th. Join the DREA
at the Mary Singleton Center, 150
East First Street (630-0995) at 9:30
a.m. to travel by bus to a beautiful
location where you will relax and
have fun with your family, friends,
and have the opportunity to meet
All retired teachers, administra-
tors and the public, are welcome.
There will be fried fish and many
other delicious foods, games, and
reasonable exercises, all will be
free. Transportation is only $2.00.
Reserve your space on the bus
by calling: Mattie Campbell, at 768
-0298; Vivian Moore, 765-0669; or
Cornelia Fountain, 768-7917.
Formal Dinner Celebrates "Etiauette"
will convene at 7:30 p.m. on
Thursday evening. Former member
and Pastor, Elder Willie Ferrell, of
Savannah, Georgia, will be bring-
ing the Word.
Friday night's service will also
commence at 7:30 p.m. The
speaker will be Pastor Wayne
Milliner, former member and
pastor of New Redeemed Church
of God in Christ, Mayport, Florida.
There will be food and active-
ities for all ages on Saturday,
beginning at 10 a.m. The picnic and
fun day will be a time for members
to let their hair down and just "have
Bishop Edward Robinson will
be the dynamic speaker for the 11
a.m. service on Sunday.
The entire community is invited
to join the Southside Church of
God in Christ family, for their first
Homecoming. The Southside
Church of God in Christ is located
at 2179 Emerson Street.
Students in Camp Whoop's
"Etiquette" Program at St. Paul
A.M.E. Church, Rev. Marvin
Zanders II, Pastor; concluded their
training recently, with a formal
dinner sponsored by Mrs. Akher
(Lonnie Sr.) Miller. The dinner
was a group opportunity for the
Etiquette students to "show off'
their proper table manners.
The students received certifi-
cates and special achievement
ribbons, designated by their
individual honorary performance.
Students and their honors were:
Tabitha Cobb, highest academic
achiever; Ashley Caron, "Princess"
of highest behavior achiever;
Shanise Gallon, second place,
academic achiever; Rodell Shorter,
third place, academic achiever;
Willie Moore III, music award;
Mason Polite, mathematic award;
Rashad Rahim, academic award;
Leah Barrow, Ronald Williams,
Charles Prindle, Tyran Williams,
Jaylon Lesene, Brandi Moore, and
Willie Moore III and Shanise
Gallon showcased their musical
talents by rendering piano solos.
Tabitha Cobb, the Bearer of the
Etiquette Crossroads Creed, earned
this passage as she achieved the
highest academic performance in
the 2005 class.
St. Paul AME Youth Pastor, the
Reverend Kennetta Carter, and Mr.
James Campbell presided at the
formal dinner. Mrs. Bessie Brown
provided entertainment for the
students, guests and mentors. The
mentors were: Dr. Helen Jackson,
Mrs. Jeanette Goa, Mrs. Christine
Dailey, Mrs. Gloria Lawrence, Mrs.
Earlena Edwards, Mrs. Dorothy J.
Moulton, Mrs. Grace Cantrell, Mrs.
Penny Lawrence, Mrs. Virginia
Gray, Mrs. Cora Reed, Ms.
Georgette L. Smith (daughter of
Mrs. Willa Rector Smith) of the
Dreyfoss School of The Arts, West
Palm Beach, FL; Ms. Rene Surcey,
Mrs. Washington, and Mrs. Jean
Mrs. Akher (Lonnie Sr.) Miller, Sponsor with students
Mrs. Akher (Lonnie Sr.) Miller, Sponsor with students
Mignot. Mrs. Rose Proudmire
served as hostess dean.
The students were individually
presented to their parents by the
Etiquette Director, Ms. Willa
Rector Smith. Rev. Kennetta Carter
presented gratitude memorabilia to
Mrs. Akher (Lonnie Sr.) Miller.
Ms. Willa Rector Smith joined
the students in grateful bows to
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Mrs. Miller for making the entire
affair a reality.
In closing, the parents of the
students gifted them with
appropriate gifts and flowers, the
befitting closure for an "Evening of
Ms. Willa Rector Smith is the
former owner of Ms. George's
School of Etiquette.
ASALH 10 Anniversary
Set for September 10
The James Weldon Johnson
branch of the Association for the
Study of African American Life
and History (ASALH), founded by
Dr. Carter G. Woodson, invites you
to attend the third annual ASALH
Membership Luncheon at 11:30
a.m. on Saturday, September 10,
2005, at the Bethelight Conference
Center, 5865 Arlington Express-
way, near corner of University
The luncheon will also celebrate
the 100"' Anniversary of The
Niagra Movement. Founded in
1905, The Niagara Movement led
to the founding of the National
Association for the Advancement of
Colored People (NAACP). Come
and learn more about the history of
African American life in
Clemson University Professor
of History and Black Studies, Dr.
Abel Bartley, will be the luncheon
speaker. Dr. Abel will focus on the
Niagara Movement's impact on our
local history. For reservations and
ticket information, call (904)765-
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1 Million in U.S. Infected
People Living Longer with HIV, but Experts
Worry about Growing Number of New Cases
GARY, Ind. When Gloria Manamela learned she was In Lake C(
infected with HIV she figured she had five years to live. in 2001 and
She was a mother of two, pregnant with her third child. three new ca:
She was trying to reconcile with her husband, from cases in 2004.
whom she was separated when she contracted the virus. According
"I was devastated," she said. Health, 798
That was 11 years ago. HIV as of M
Manamela represents both the good and the bad were living w
news of HIV treatment and prevention. John Afan
Those with the virus that causes AIDS are living Health Depar
longer. But the rates, especially in Northwest Indiana's as a big risk
minority population, aren't declining despite 20 years "They vie
of education about what prevents the illness' spread. managed," he
One in 2,900 Lake County (Gary) residents are Manamela
either HIV infected or have fully developed AIDS. negative 10-y
Blacks and Hispanics comprise nearly 70% of HIV man, has got
cases in Lake County. medication. "
A study released by the National Centers for Anthony (
Disease Control shows for the first time since the Brothers Lift
1980s more than one million people in the United agrees the pen
States are infected with HIV. is causing ar
"The jump reflects the role of medicines that have educational fi
allowed people infected with the virus to live longer," According
said Ronald Vaidiserri, deputy director of the CDC's community-b
National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention. smaller orgar
Reaching the one million mark is a sign of both certain groups
victory and failure, said Terje Anderson, executive The CDC
director of the National Association of People Living organizations
With AIDS. communities,
"Part of the reason the number is so big is we're not community-b
dying as before," Anderson said. "But the other The larger gr
problem is we have not made a significant dent in new Karen La
infections." County Healt
The CDC had hoped by 2005 that the estimated new infection
40,000 new infections that have occurred every year getting tested
since the 1990s would be cut in half. "If they d
According to new data, the goal was not met. pass it on," sa
Recent outbreaks of HIV and sexually transmitted Most peop
diseases in major cities around the country hint that Manamela is
new infections may be as high as 60,000 cases a year, advantage wl
according to Carlos del Rio, an Emory University students.
professor of medicine. Early deter
In Northwest Indiana, the rate of new infections has "HIV can
remained fairly constant. time you rea
Protect Your Child in while in
school if he or she has Asthma
ATLANTA Asthma is the lead-
ing cause of school absenteeism of
all children's chronic health
conditions. Asthma is a serious
illness, affecting more than 11% of
Georgia's children, according to
the American Lung Association-
SW Region. Georgia's asthmatic
children miss over 540,000school
According to H. James Gooden,
Chair of the Board of Directors of
the American Lung Association SE
Region, "Communication between
parents and school staff is very
important. We suggest parents
update staff on their child's asthma
at the start of each school year.
Asthma triggers can change.
As the treatment plan changes,
parents need to inform the school.
Just as they do at home, parents can
take simple steps to ensure their
children with asthma are safe at
Effective school asthma man-
agement can help prevent asthma
*Keeping children with asthma
away from potential triggers, such
as mold, dust, chemicals, strong
odors, furry or feathery animals.
*Ensuring children take their
medication at regular intervals, as
*Guaranteeing ready access to
medications prior to exercise to
prevent breathing problems asso-
ciated with exercise-induced asth-
*Allowing children to pre-treat
with medications prior to exercise
to prevent breathing problems
associated with exercise-induced
The American Lung Association
offers several educational programs
to help manage asthma, including
"Asthma 101" and "Open Airways
for Schools," a school-based
program proven to decrease the
number and duration of children's
For more information about
asthma programs for schools, call
1(800) LUNG USA.
county, 28 new cases of HIV were reported
26 new cases in 2004. In Porter County,
ses were reported in 2001 and four new
to the Indiana State Department of
residents in Lake County were living with
larch this year, and 99 in Porter County
ith the disease.
lador, HIV counselor for the Lake County
rtment, said people aren't viewing HIV
w it as something like diabetes, it can be
i, now the mother of a healthy HIV-
year-old and engaged to an HIV-negative
ten her HIV infection under control with
I choose not to be sick," she said.
Gillespie, executive director of Gary-based
ring Brothers, an HIV service provider,
reception of HIV not being a death sentence
I increase in new infections. But lack of
funding is a big factor, too, he said.
to Gillespie, lack of support for
ased advocacy programs has hurt the
lizations .that have better luck influencing
s of people.
has placed a priority on funding larger
, Gillespie said. But in certain minority
people tend to trust the smaller
ased organizations made up of their peers.
oups have not been as effective, he said.
tin, HIV/STD coordinator for the Porter
;h Department, thinks the failure to cut
ns is partly to blame on people not
on't know they have it, they continue to
tle would not guess by looking at her that
HIV positive. She said that works to her
hen she gives talks to local high school
action is what saved her, she said.
be in your body for so long and by the
lize it, at some point, it's too late for
CAN YOU BE THERE FOR YOUR OLDER PARENT
WITHOUT ACTUALLY HAVING TO BE THERE?
BOSTON Seniors may be more
likely to take medications for
disease that produce noticeable
symptoms rather than treat high
blood pressure, the "silent killer."
High blood pressure is known as
the silent killer because it has no
symptoms. The condition dramati-
cally raises the risk of heart attack,
heart failure, stroke, and kidney
Scan May Spot
WebMD Medical News A new
type of heart scan may offer doc-
tors a realistic, three dimensional
view of clogged arteries without
invasive procedures. A new study
shows the scan, known as
multislice computed tomography
(MSCT), is nearly as accurate as
conventional, invasive coronary
angiogramscoronary angiograms at
spotting clogged arteries in need of
Researchers say the results
suggest that the new, noninvasive
imaging technique may offer an
alternative to angiograms for some
people with suspected heart disease
Coronary angiogram is the
recommended method to evaluate
heart disease, and the risks are
small, but serious and deadly
complications may occur, such as
stroke, artery damage, or internal
bleeding. There is some discomfort
and followup care is necessary.
The new MSCT type of X-ray
scanning is designed to detect heart
disease. The procedure eliminates
the risk and discomfort associated
to Skip Blood Pressure Medicine
"We found, in a study, that
elderly high blood pressure patients
with other illnesses were generally
half as likely to take their medica-
tion for high blood pressure," says
researcher Dr. Philip Wang, assis-
tant professor of psychiatry, medi-
cine, and health care policy at
"This is a little surprising when
you consider the magnitude and
consistency of the effectiveness of
high blood pressure medication,"
Wang stated. "Awareness needs to
be raised to the fact that high blood
pressure is as important to treat as
more symptomatic conditions."
Researchers say its alarming
when only 60% of people with high
blood pressure are treated, and of
those only about one-third have
their blood pressure levels
The results are problematic in
light of the very clear evidence of
the benefit of high blood pressure
therapy in preventing and reducing
damage to multiple organs.
Free Child ID Kits to be available
at ALL WalMart
NUI WalMart Stores nationwide,
along with the National Center for
Missing & Exploited Children, and
Ross Products, will host the first
ever "Smart Parent...Safe Baby"
event. Families will receive a free
child ID kit that includes leading
DNA technology and a placeholder
for an updated photo of your child.
The National Center for Missing
& Exploited Children provides the
following tips to help parents and
guardians practice good safey
*Keep an up-to-date, good
quality photograph of your child in
case of an emergency.
*Never let young children go
places alone. Be clear about the
places and homes that they are
allowed to visit.
Stores Sept. 3rd
*Know where your children are
and whom they are with at all
*Never leave your children
unattended in an automible,
whether it's running or not.
*Talk openly to your children
about safety. Turn an outing to a
mall or park into a "teachable
For further safety information,
visit www.missingkids.com or call
For more information about the
September 3rd event, visit baby
connection at walmart.com after
August 15, 2005.
Parents can get a free child ID
kit on Saturday, September 3rd at all
WalMart Stores nationwide. Mark
your calendar now!
saluting HBCUs will tee off on
Friday, September 9th at the Mill
Cove Club. The shotgun start will
be at 8 a.m. Foursomes are
encouraged and also Hole spon-
sorship. This event celebrates
Historic Colleges and Universi-
ties that first served the higher
education needs of African
Americans: B-CC, EWC, SSU,
FAMU, Morehouse and Spelman.
Play Golf, Sponsor a Hole,
Call Ray Brinson at (904)996-
7122 or aravbrinson(iSmsn.com;
Ralph Jones at-(904)766-1692 or
Cruse (904)626-1954 or Walter
Its official! The 52nd Annual
Gateway Classic is set for Alltel
Stadium Saturday, September
17th, the BC-C Wildcats will meet
the SC State Bull-dogs at 7 p.m..
The Hyatt Regency, 225
Coastline Dr., is BC-C Head-
quarters. Reservations can be
made by calling 1(800)233-1234,
ask for the Gateway Classic
Weekend rate. Deadline for
reservations is August 29th.
Separate Victory Celebrations
will be held for College Students
and Alumni and 25 and older,
but both celebrations will be held
at the Hyatt Regency. Game
tickets are deeply discounted.
The Gateway Golf Challenge
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Over 45 and overweight?
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take to prevent diabetes. For free
information about preventing
diabetes, call 1-800-438-5383.
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What qualities turn a good dish into a great dish? If a recipe has family-pleasing flavor and appearance, offers sound nutrition and lower fat, and is easy to make, it should go to the
head of the class. If not, that recipe could benefit from a little "family dinners" homework.
But relax, this is easy. Simply switching to evaporated fat-free milk is great way to increase nutritional benefits and flavor! If your soup, bread, casserole, main dish or dessert recipes
call for refrigerated milk, using evaporated fat-free in place of low-fat or fat-free refrigerated milk means getting twice the calcium and protein, zero fat and a richer taste. One-half cup
of evaporated fat-free milk has only 100 calories, yet 35% of the Daily Value of calcium and 25% of the Daily Value of vitamin D.
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2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups (21-ounce can) "
apple pie filling
1 cup sweetened dried
3/4 cup hot water 4 .
PREHEAT oven to 3500F. Grease
13 x 9-inch baking dish.
COMBINE milk, flour, sugar, but-
ter, baking powder, cinnamon and
salt in medium bowl; stir until just
blended. Spread into prepared bak-
ing dish. Combine apple pie filling
and cranberries in medium bowl;
spread evenly over batter. Carefully
pour hot water over fruit.
BAKE 45 to 50 minutes. Serve
warm with whipped topping.
Nutritional analysis per serving: 230
calories, 4g protein, 3.5g fat (30 calo-
ries from fat), 49g carbohydrate, 10mg
cholesterol, 2g fiber, 230mg sodium,
10% Daily Value calcium
Take the Recipe Challenge
How many can )ou answer correctly?
1. What is evaporated milk?
2. Where did the name "Carnation" in Carnation Evaporated Milk
3. How do you substitute fat-free evaporated milk for refrigerated
1. Real, fresh milk that has been gently heated to remove half the
water, which makes it richer.
Pork Tenderloin With
Creamy Mustard Sauce
Makes 4 servings
1 pound pork tenderloin
Salt and ground black pepper
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
2/3 cup (5 fluid-ounce can) Nestle
Carnation Evaporated Fat Free
Shrimp and Ci
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
S2 green onions, sliced
CUT pork into 1-inch-thick slices.
SPlace pork between 2 pieces of
plastic wrap. Flatten to 1/4-inch
thickness using meat mallet or
rolling pin Season with salt and
HEAT oil in large skillet over
medium-high heat. Add half the
pork: cook on each side 2 minutes
or until browned and cooked
Sihrou'h Remove from skillet; set
.aside and keep warm. Repeat with
SREDUCE heat to low. Add evap-
o:rated milk; stir to loosen brown
.its from bottom of skillet. Stir in
mustardd and green onions. Return
.ork to skillet. Cook 1 to 2 minutes
dJo not boil) or until sauce is light-
thickened, turning pork to coat
I Nutritional analysis per serving:
S0D calories, 26g protein, 7g fat (70
l ories from fat), 4g carbohydrate,
75mg cholesterol, Og fiber, 280mg 600mg sodium, 30% Daily Value
sodium, 10% Daily Value calcium calcium
Shrimp and Corn
Makes 4 servings
3/4 cup water, divided
1 small chopped onion
1 can (15 to 17 ounces) crear
1 can (12 fluid ounces)
Carnation Evaporated Fat
3 low sodium chicken b
1 package (8 ounces)
shrimp, thawed, cooked and
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BRING 1/4 cup water to
large saucepan. Add onion an
pepper; cook over medium
minutes or until tender.
remaining water, corn, evap
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reduce heat to low Cook,
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minutes. Sprinkle with basil.
Nutritional analysis per se
330 calories, 25g protein, 2
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Makes 8 servings
Nonstick cooking spray
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 cup Nestle Toll House Baking
1/2 cup hot water
3 tablespoons instant coffee gran-
2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2/3 cup (5 fluid-ounce can) Nestle
Carnation Evaporated Fat Free
3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
4 large egg whites
Pinch of salt
j Powdered sugar
PREHEAT oven to 3750F. Spray
eight 6-ounce custard cups with
nonstick cooking spray; sprinkle
evenly with 2 tablespoons granulat-
COMBINE cocoa, water and cof-
fee granules in medium bowl; stir
until smooth. Melt butter in small
saucepan over medium heat. Stir in
flour; cook, stirring constantly, 1
minute. Stir in evaporated milk and
1/2 cup granulated sugar. Cook,
whisking frequently, 2 to 3 minutes
or until mixture is slightly thick-
ened. Remove from heat. Add to
cocoa mixture; stir until smooth.
BEAT egg whites and salt in small
iper mixer bowl until soft peaks form.
n-style Gradually beat in remaining granu-
lated sugar until stiff peaks form.
e-pack Fold 1/4 of egg whites into choco-
awed late mixture to lighten. Fold in
Nestle remaining egg whites gently but
Free thoroughly. Pour mixture into pre-
pared cups, filling 3/4 full. Place on
bouillon baking sheet.
BAKE 18 to 20 minutes or until
frozen wooden pick inserted in center
peeled comes out moist but not wet.
basil Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
boil in Serve immediately.
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heat 5 180 calories, 5g protein, 3.5g fat
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3 tablespoons butter or margarine,
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Women are Invited
to Participate in
All poets, lyricists, singers and
musicians are invited to attend "She
Speaks" each Wednesday at 8 p.m.
at the Fuel Cafe', 1037 Park Street.
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, fraterni-
ties, churches, mosques, temples, to
attend the march inn Washington,
D.C. The date of the history making
event is October 15, 2005. For more
information contact Andr'e X Neal
or James Evans Muhammad at
(904) 768-2778 or (904)768-3332.
Fall Yard Sale
American Legion Auxiliary Unit
197 will have their fall yard sale on
Saturday, September 3rd from 10
a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale will be at
2179 Benedict Road. in addition to
shopping for bargains, their will
also be food and an opportunity to
register to vote.
Church Garage Sale
On Saturday, September 3, 2005
between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2
p.m., the 114 year old Greater New
Hope A.M.E. Church will have a
Garage Sale and Bazaar. The annu-
al event will feature food, music
and many items for sale such as
clothing, household items, chil-
dren's clothing and toys in the
garage sale area. In addition, there
will be plenty of home baked goods
for sale in the Sweet Shoppe.The
church grounds are located at 17th
& Davis St.
St. Augustine 440th
Everyone is invited to attend the
Saturday, September 3rd, birthday
party for the City of St. Augustine.
Born 440 years ago, the city will
combine authentic historical re-
enactments and classic rock n' roll
into a daylong celebration filled
All of the events related to the
City of St. Augustine's birthday
party are free and open to the pub-
lic. For more details on the cele-
bration, call 904.825.1004
Kem in Concert
er known on the airwaves as Kem,
will be in Jacksonville on Saturday,
September 3rd at 8 p.m. at the
Florida Theater. Kem Owens is a
smooth, spiritually oriented R&B
artist inspired by the likes of Stevie
Wonder, Steely Dan, and Grover
Washington Jr. Tickets are $37.50
and $32.50. For more information
Labor Day Fun
"A Sunday Afternoon at American
Beach" will be held at Evans'
Rendezvous on Sunday evening,
September 4th from 4:00-8:00 P.
M., On Labor Day, "A Back-In-the
Day Picnic" will be held on the
Beach and at Evans' Rendezvous on
Monday, September 5th from 2-6
P. M., $5.00 per person donation.
The two day events promise food,
music, families, friends, and prizes.
For more information, contact J. M.
Smith at 904-261-7906.
Free Do It Yourself
The UF Cooperative Extension
Office is offering a program geared
toward the do-it-yourself decorator.
The two hour class will teach the
basics of choosing home improve-
ment projects that will enhance the
value of your home, discussion on
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dows and more. The next class will
be on Tuesday, September 6th at
6:45 p.m. The class is offered at
Extension Offices located t 1010 N.
McDuff Avenue. Pre-registration is
required. For more information call
Job You Desire
Do you need to find information
on training and educational oppor-
tunities? Learn how to choose and
focus on goals or how to under-
stand your personality and how it
affects your life? Florida
Community College at Jacksonville
is having a FREE one-day work-
shop for women facing change in
their lives entitled "Getting and
Keeping the Job you Desire". The
workshop will be held on
Wednesday, September 7th from 9
a.m. to 2 p.m. The workshop will be
held at the Orange Park Library,
2054 Plainfield Avenue. To reserve
your space or for more information
FCCJ Dance Auditions
Auditions for Florida Community
College Repertory Dance Co. and
dance scholarships will be held
Sept. 7th at 6 p.m. Auditions will
be held at FCCJ South Campus,
Wilson Center, Bldg. M, Room
2110. Intermediate dance skill level
required. For more information
contact Dance Professor Rosemary
Fletcher at 904.646.2361 or e-mail
The six-part series, "Caregiving
Relationships: For People Who
Care for Adults," will be offered by
the University of Florida / Duval
County Extension Service on
Thursday September 8th at 10:00
a.m. The workshop is designed to
reduce the stresses and pressures of
caregiving, while also strengthen-
ing the caregiving relationship.
They will also address the unique
issue of emotions, relationships,
and respite for the caregiver. To
register, call Sandra at the
Cooperative Extension Office at
387-8855. The classes are free and
open to the public.
FAMU Alumni Meeting
The monthly meeting of the
FAMU Alumni Association will be
held on Thursday September 8th
from 6 8 p.m. 6p.m. The meeting
will be held at the Northwest
Branch library on Edgewood Ave.
For more info call 910-7829.
Blueprint for Prosperity Executive
Director Jarik Conrad will be the
keynote speaker for the Literary
Council of Jacksonville's 5th
Annual Literacy Awards Luncheon.
The event will be held on Friday,
September 9th from 12 p.m. 1:30
p.m. at the Omni Hotel. For more
info or reservations call 724-0102.
Couture for the
Up & Cummer
The Cummer Museum of art &
Gardens will have an Up &
Cummers Fashion Show on Friday,
September 9, 8 to 11 p.m. All tick-
ets are $30 at the door. The
Museum is located at 829 Riverside
Avenue. For more information, call
Riverside Arts Festival
Saturday and Sunday, September
10th and 11th 2005 will be the
dates for the annual Riverside Arts
Festival. held in Riverside park,
over 140 artists and fine crafts,
hands on children's art activities,
great food, entertainment and free
bus tours of the historic district will
be available. For more information,
The local branch of the
Association for the Study of African
American Life and History
(ASALH) will have their 3rd annu-
al membership luncheon on
Saturday, September 10th at 11:30
a.m. at the Bethelite Conference
Center, on Arlington Expressway.
For more info call 765-8239.
Become an Arthritis
The Arthritis Foundation of
Northeast Florida is hosting a train-
ing session for anyone interested in
becoming a volunteer instructor for
their Arthritis Foundation Exercise
Program. The training is free and
will be on Saturday, Sept. 10th
from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the
Arthritis Foundation at 314
Palmetto Street. Breakfast and
lunch will be provided. All partici-
pants must register prior to the class
by calling Regina Ballard at (904)
RALLY Jacksonville, Mayor
Peyton's plan to help every child get
ready to read, will be holding
enrollment events Saturday, Sept.
10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at select-
ed Public Library Branches.
New members will receive a
backpack with reading tools, along
with the first book in an original
series of children's books about
Jacksonville. Additional books in
the series will be mailed each
month. Membership in the club and
all materials is free.
Signups will be held at the follow-
ing branches: Branches: Highlands,
San Marco, Pablo Creek,
University Park and Webb
Wesconnett Regional. For more
information, call 904.630.4754.
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Willie Gary Classic
The Willie Gary Classic will have
their 3rd Annual College and
Vocational Recruiting Fair on
Saturday, September 10th at the
Prime Osborne Convention Center.
The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. Participants will have the
opportunity to chat with recruiters
and attend workshops. Transcripts
should be brought to be considered
for on the spot admission and schol-
arships. The first 500 students in
attendance will receive a free ticket
to the EWC/Shaw football game in
Urban Gardening Field Office
(located behind 1007 Superior
Street) will hold a Seasons of Herbs
Workshop on Tuesday September
13, 2005 10:00 AM -12:00 PM.
Participants will learn what seasons
are best to grow herbs in Florida
and how to turn their potted culi-
nary herb plants into gorgeous topi-
aries. Seating is limited call 387-
8850 to pre-register.
for Ladies Only
All area women are invited to
attend an Enchanted Evening
Dinner at Ramada Inn Mandarin
on Tuesday, September 13, 2005,
at 7:00 p.m. There will be a fashion
show of versatile wear and guest
speaker will be Margolyn Woods,
actress and author, who will tell of
mending broken relationships. This
dinner is presented by Mandarin
Christian Women's Club. Any area
women, both career and homemak-
ers, are cordially invited to attend
this "Ladies Night Out" and may do
so by phoning reservations to Char
- 287-6814 or Mary 880-2792 or
via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City of Jacksonville
Agriculture Dept. is sponsoring two
free landscaping classes on
Thursday, September 15, 2005
from 6:30 8:30 p.m. at the West
Regional Branch Library, 1425 S.
Chaffee Road from 6:30-8:30 pm
the topics to be covered are "Native
Plants for NE Florida" and "Saving
money on Maintenance of your
Summer Landscape". Hands-on
activities are included. Please Pre-
register by calling 387-8850.
Bethune Cookman College will
hold their 52nd Gateway Classic
Weekend in Jacksonville,
September 16-18th, 2005. For
more information, call event coor-
dinator Harriett Charity at (904)
The Jacksonville School of music
will present its first Florida
Gospelfest at the Jacksonville
Landing on the Center Stage. The
Festival will be held September
17th from 11 a.m. 7 p.m. and
September 18th from 2 5 p.m.
For more information call 665-
Free Health Fair
There will be a Community Health
Fair for the residents of
Jacksonville at the The Avenues
Mall on Saturday, September 17th,
2005 from 10 a.m. 4 p.m.
River Region Human Services
will host a Youth Extravaganza and
Dance on Wednesday, September
21st, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the
parking lot at its offices at 330
West State St., across from FCCJ
downtown. Kids and teens from
grades one through twelve are invit-
ed. Entertainment will include a
Drumline and a Parade of Talent.
Winners of a Drug Prevention
Poster and Essay contest will also
be announced. For information on
how to enter the contest, and for
more information about the event,
call Diane Brown at, 359-6962.
Millions More Mvmt.
Town Hall Meeting
The Local Organizing Committee
for the Millions More Movement
(The Power Of One) will chair their
4th Town Hall Meeting on
Thursday, September 22nd at the
Northwest Branch Library from
6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. For infor-
mation concerning meeting or bus
trip to Washington ,D.C.,call 904 -
768-2778,904-355-9395 or 904-
Taste the Music
The St. Johns River City Band
will have their 13th Annual Taste
The Music, Wine Tasting
Celebration will be held Thursday,
Sept. 22 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. on the
12th Floor at the Aetna Building-
South Shore Group, 841 Prudential
Drive. The celebration is one of the
band's major fun raising events and
always provides a very entertaining
evening with plenty of food, fun,
prizes, wine tasting, the popular
silent auction and of course music.
Call (904) 355-4700 for tickets and
Visual Arts Career Fair
The Jacksonville Museum of
Modern Art will host the Visual
Arts Career Fair on Saturday,
September 24, 2005 from 10am-
7pm. This day-long event is free
and open to the public. Activities
throughout the day will expose high
school and college students to a
variety of careers in the arts. There
will be panel discussions about how
to apply for college, demonstrations
during which students will design
makeup and fashions for a movie
shoot, and art history and studio
workshops that replicate the college
experience. Contact Allison Graff at
366.6911 x 204 for more informa-
Do You Have an Event
for Around Town?
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Various locations throughout
Jacksonville served as headquarters
for the Stanton Class of 1949
Annual Reunion. Jubilant class
members who represent many of
our community's leaders and edu-
cate together to commemorate and
celebrate the legacy of their alma
Festivities kicked off on Friday,
August 26th with a "Meet and
Greet" featuring the Praise Team of
True Believers Primitive Baptist
Chiirch. and a video tape preseta-
tion. The evening also included an
official invocation, song selections,
welcome greetings from the class
president and a soulful benediction
by Evangelist Emma Wilson.
The weekend was not all fun and
games as Saturday began with a
business meeting followed by a
lunch and slide presentation
presided over by the class's presi-
dent, Clarence VonBostick. The
luncheon's official theme,
"Historical Highlights of Stanton
School" was presented by
Jacksonville historians Camilla
Thompson and Charlotte Stewart.
The Saturday celebration continued
with classmates boarding the Anna
Belle Lee for a boat ride on the St.
John's River which included dinner
and reflections by Marian Aderson
Simpkins and Col. James Guyton.
On Sunday morning, classmates
worshiped together at the hotel with
a full worship service including
scripture and invocation by Rev.
Johnnie Chatman., solos and an
invitation to discipleship.
The reunion was organized and
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