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Local Colleges and DCSB Collaborating
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By ~Lynette Jones
A smart low-income youth will literally "pull up his pants", stand
tall and look in the mirror to face his future. The community is coming
together like never before to steer low-income youth toward education,
and away from the lure that "the streets" may offer. Unprecedented
opportunity awaits the low-income youth of the First Coast.
The University of North Florida, Edward Waters College,
Jacksonville University and Florida Community College have guaran-
teed scholarships for any student that has the financial need. However, a
program to provide College Advisors in Duval County Schools is not in
place, and college advisors would be a necessary component to the over-
all plan. Superintendent Joseph Wise had recommended a program to
hire college advisors, a cost to the DCSB of several hundred thousand
dollars. Wise is gone, but college advisors seem a necessary proponent to
the overall plan.
Duval County School Board Chair Betty Burney wants to clear the
DCSB's position. Mrs. Burney said that "The current massive billion dol-
lar windfall that has trickled down from the state, along with the proper-
ty tax amendment being passed, we (DCSB) will now have to see where
we are as a district, review our programs, and set priorities as far as this
particular funding is concerned."
Most recently, the DCSB approved a 73% raise for the current Duval
County School Superintendent Ed Pratt-Dannals.
The need to educate students throughout Duval County is a precious
commodity. Mentoring young people in high school will give hope and
promise to a career that will expand beyond the realnils of a city where
crime is at an all time high.
As we discussed the issue around our office, we came to the con-
clusion that members of the community can help. Duval County (and
Flonida, in general) has a number of retired educators that range from
retired college presidents, retired school principals, retired teachers from
all educational levels, as well as retired counselors. Many retirees
would welcome the opportunity to keep "Ijust a little busy" but, most
importantly, if called on, these responsible citizens might volunteer to
help steer these young people toward education, instead of other influ-
Zora Anyone? Hundreds of thousands of cultural and artistic
enthusiasts flocked to all the historically Black township ofEatonville, FL
outside of Orlando, FL last weekend for the annual Zora Neale Hurston
Festival. Highlighted by artists such as Peabo Bryson and Rev. Bobby
Jones, beautiful weather shined on attendees including quite a few from
Jacksonville. Shown above are Debra Lewis and Felice Franklin who
annually attend the event celebrating the life and work of Harlem
Renaissance artist Zora Neale Hurston. FMCPooel Photol
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Jacksonville, Miami, and Mississippi are a few of the places Lee
Cody has traveled during thre course of his hife, but his greatest
journey is the one for justice he has been on for nearly 40 years.
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by Marsha Oliver
Black History Month has kicked
off with the usual fanfare associated
with the celebrated annual com-
memoration. As we take a look at
the many heroe's and sheroes that
have made a difference in our soci-
ety, it is important to remember that
not everyone who contributed to the
African-American Diaspora, has
not necessarily been people of
Prior to Monday, January 21st,
very few people may have ever
heard of Lee Cody. Oprah Winfrey
quickly changed that with her full-
hour special devoted to Dr. Martin
by locating the weapon, identifying
the murderers, and securing confes-
sions from them, revealing that
Mrs. Chappell had been tragically
killed because of the color of her
skin a victim randomly selected
by four white men who decided to
end a day of racially-charged riots
in the city by killing the first black
person they saw. Johnnie Mae
Chappell was spotted by the men as
they drove down New Kings Rd.,
and was pierced in her side with a
.22 caliber bullet. She bled to death
on the same road she often walked -
this day, while retracing her steps in
search of the wallet she believed to
manslaughter. The remaining men
served no time.
Luther King, Jr. During the show,
entitled The Dream Lives, Winfrey
highlighted the 1964 Jacksonville
murder of Johnnie Mae Chappell, a
wife and mother of 10, gunned
down by a passing motorist along
New Kings Rd.
As explained in the 10-minute
television segment, Lee Cody was a
Duval County homicide detective
who conducted the murder investi-
gation. Cody and his sergeant part-
ner, although not assigned to the
Chappell case, solved the murder
have dropped earlier while toting
Lee Cody still feels the pain of
Mrs. Chappell's murder and refuses
to drop his fight: for her and her
family as he continues to search for
justice in a case that he describes
today 40 years later as "agoniz-
All four of the men involved in
the shooting were indicted by the
grand jury for first degree murder,
according to Cody, but only one
spent less than three years in jail for
Cody sits in his den sharing some of his many documents that he has
collected and maintained over the years pertaining to the case.
The agony for Cody began short- When persisting to ensure a convic-
ly after he and his partner solved tion and protect Mrs. Chappell's
Mrs. Chappell's murder. As they civil rights, Cody says that both he
sought to ensure that proper laws, and his partner were split up,
protocols, and procedures were demoted, and later terminated.
thoroughly and efficiently followed I recently had an opportunity to
in the investigation, they were chal- sit down with 78r-year-young Lee
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All Class Reunion for
Technical High School
An all-class reunion is set for March 2009 for alumni of Technical
High School. The school was opened from 1947-1977. The reunion is
for anyone who ever attended the school, whether it was part-time, full-
time, sometime... be they student, faculty, staff or friends.
Come have fun, laugh, cry, and enjoy. Tour the old school and dance
the night away. Photos of the "first" graduating class of 1947 and the
class of 1954 will be onhand in addition to previous reunions of sever-
al different classes. For more information, contact Nina Dodd at 904-
424-1873 or via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
EWVC Alumni Host "CI
Love E'WC"S Valentine's Gala
Calling all Tiger alums and friends! The Edward Waters College
Alumni Association is sponsoring the first annual "I Love EWC"
Valentine's Gala on Friday, February 8, 2008 from 8:30pm 1:30am
at "The Place," located at 1748 S. Main Street, at the intersection of 8th
and Main Streets, next door to Carl's Main Street Restaurant. Attire is
business casual, and red-and-white. Tickets may be picked up from
EWC alumni, at the EWC Alumni Affairs Office, Call 470-8252, 766-
3056, or email email@example.com for more information.
Elected Officials Holding a
Restore Your Rights Workshop
Duval County Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland partners with State
Senator Anthony "Tony" Hill and other elected officials to share the
process of restoring voting rights of Duval County citizens. Attorneys
and other community leaders will conduct a free workshop and job fair
on Saturday, February 9, 2008, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the
Duval County Supervisor of Elections Branch Office in Gateway Mall
located at 5200-2 Norwood Avenue.
The restoration of civil rights process has improved through new rules
passed in 2007 by Governor Charlie Crist. Persons who have previous-
ly beenI convicted of felonies may now be eligible to regain the right to
vote, the right to serve on a jury, the right to hold public office and the
right to apply for certain occupational licenses.
"With the Presidential Election right around the corner, I hope we have*
record numbers of voters coming out to the polls and voting. So, I wel-
come this opportunity to assist with getting people registered and ready
to vote, stated Supervisor Holland."
For more information call 630-8026
PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
The Stormwater Advisory Committee (SWAC) invites you to learn about the
proposed plan for the billing, collection and use of the new stormwater fee
and to provide feedback.
All49eetingsitart at 400 p.m.
District 7 Thursday, February 7, 2008
Jackson High School, 3816 N. Main St., 32206
District 9 Monday, February 11, 2008
LaVilla School, 501 N. Davis St., 32202
District 8 Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Stanton Prep, 1149 W. 13th Street, 32209
District 14 Thursday, February 21, 2008
FCCJ Kent, D-120, 3939 Roosevelt Blvd., 32205
Meetings are being held in other districts throughout February.
Visit www.jaxswac.com or call 630-CITY (2489) for details.
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING
DUVAL COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Rule Title: File
US SAFETY PROGRAM EEAE
Purpose and Effect: The purpose of the proposed rule change is for the School Board to amend
the Bus Safety Program to comply with the statutory/procedural changes. The effective date of the
document will be the date of adoption by the Board.
Subject Area to be Addressed: US Safety Program
Specific Authority: Section 1001.41(2), Florida Statutes
Laws Implemented: Sections 1001.42(8) Florida Statutes
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION RULE: 6A-3.017
Adopted: April 1, 1997
A PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THIS PROPOSED RULE WILL
BE HELD AT THE TIME, DATE AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW:
Time and Date: 6:00 p.m., March 4, 2008
Place: Board Room of the Administrative Building,
Duval County School Board,
1701 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207
A copy of the proposed rule and additional information regarding it can be obtained by contacting:
Chief Officer of Human Resources
Duval County Public Schools
The cost to the Duval County School Board for implementation is the cost to reprint the policy.
Any person who anticipates an appeal of the decision made by the Duval County School Board with
respect to any matter considered at this hearing or who may decide to appeal such decision will need
a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose of appeal may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made. This record will need to include testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
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What a difference an election
cycle can make. This voting season
things have changed. Voters are
turning out in record numbers at
the polls nation wide. And guess
what young folk are showing up to
the dance too. The cover of Time
magazine features a diverse group
of young voters and talks about
how their vote may just determine
who the next President of the
United States will be.
Again, voter apathy has been an
issue for some time now through-
out the country, so what has
changed in the political world to
make people, especially young
adults, care about politics again.
I have to think that it's the candi-
dates themselves. Never before
have you seen such a diverse group
of candidates running for President
in both parties. Although the field
has dwindled down significantly
there were and still are varying, per-
sonalities and political views to
Back to my voter apathy question
for a moment does the fact that
some many new voters are now
engaged in the electoral process
mean that the issue in the past was
not necessarily voter apathy, but
voters not being inspired by candi-
I know it's a tough question
because my thought process leads
me to want to vote regardless of if I
am inspired by one particular can-
didate. I use the "lesser of two
evils" concept if I don't particularly
like either candidate.
But I guess that I am a little dif-
ferent because obviously some
people don't think that way. There
are people who will not vote unless
Ralph Nader runs for office. No
Nader then no vote for a Democrat
Now that we have established the
fact that the electorate around the
country is highly engaged inl the
this year's presidential contest, let's
talk about the unprecedented
Tu~esday we just had this week.
Those same young voters that I
.just discussed will do their part to
elect their candidate of choice.
Hence this week's Super Tuesday
election comes into play.
Another amazing point about this
presidential cycle is that all major
networks that have aired both
Democratic and Republican
debates have boasted very high
viewership much higher than
Think about the unprecedented
nature of this race. Mitt Romney is
trying to become the first Mormon
ever nominated by a major party to
run for president. Hillary Clinton is
trying to become of the first
woman and of course Barack
Obama is attempting to be the first
black man nominated by a major
party to run for president.
Again, this is extraordinary stuff
The problem for me is that elec-
tions fall on Tuesday:, which is the
day of the week that we, the
Jacksonville Free Press, goes to
print. So I will not be able to talk
about this week's election results
until next week of course.
So as I have to do from time to
time I will put on my Swami hat
and do a little predicting. I think
that it is safe to say that the
Democrats will continue to fight
right up to the national convention
and the Republican Party may be
crowning John McCain as their
candidate of choice.
This will probably help
Democrats in the general election
because Obama and Clinton will
have an opportunity to stay in the
lime light and address issues that
should keep their Democratic base
And speaking of "fired uip,"
Obama and Clinton have the
tremendous star appeal and are lit-
erally dividing the party down the
middle with their supporters.
Actually, they are dividing some
households as well.
Think about this: Jesse Jackson is
supporting Obama, but his wife is
supporting Clinton. For the first
time ever, the Congressional Black
Caucus is split 50/50 for the two
You have to love the interest and
attention being paid to this election.
I just hope that this will wet young
voters appetites enough for them to
return to the polls in the future.
By the way, I almost forgot to
mention and acknowledge that it's
Black 1-listory month. Isn't this a
good time to really make some
presidential black history? Hey, if
the New York Gianlts can win the
Super Bowl then just maybe...
Signing off from a non-delegate
Voter apathy was a major issue
around the country in previous
elections. In fact, many political
insiders have been stumped for
years trying to figure out how to
get voter turn out up and get young
people to the polls.
The 26th Amendment to the U.S.
Constitution states, "The right of
citizens of the United States, who
are eighteen years or older, to vote
shall not be denied or abridged..."
So young citizens of this country
have had the right to vote for some
time now. In fact, the 26th
Amendment was passed in 1971.
So the 1972 election was the first
time people 18 and over could vote.
That year, 50 percent of 18- to
24-year-olds cast ballots, according
to American Demographics maga-
zine. That's a pretty impressive
number. But during the last presi-
dential election, that number had
fallen to a low of 32 percent.
The problem is young voters
have been missing in action for
some time now. And efforts to get
young citizens engaged in the elec-
toral process have not been very
successful over the past 10 years.
About one out of every four 18 to
24 year olds voted in the last
Presidential election. When speak-
ing about voter apathy the word
"apathy" simply means to have no
interest, no emotion, no feelings,
and no voice on the political issues.
Traditional young Americans do
not trust government or understand
it works. Many of them feel that
their vote doesn't count so why
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poorly. F~ace your negative energy
and acknowledge it. When you are
readly, repllace oldl grief wyith love
and ~just savocr the vast diference
this shift makes in your life!
Release Your Attachment to
Your Vision of Prince or Princess
Charming. If you spend
Valentine's Day hoping for an
engagement ring, seething with
resentment that your partner forgot
that you prefer dark chocolate over
milk chocolate, or daydreaming
about that knight in shining armor
who will sweep you away from
your dreary life, you're missing the
whole point of love. Your attach-
ments to an ideal only set you up
for a fanll when perfection fails to
Don't spend Valentine's Day hop-
ing for roses, romance, or a note
frocm a secret admirer. And married
folks and those with partners need
to realize that the person you love is
not responsible for meeting your
checklist of expectations for happi-
ness. Instead put your focus on
sending loving energy to everyone
you know this day and every day. It
will clear the metaphorical haze
around you, so to speak and for the
first time you will see and feel all
the love you needd"
Valentine's Day is fast approach-
ing and if you listen closely you'll
hear America heave a collective
sigh of resignation (fr~om the col-
ples who must run out and buy
obligatory gifts) and gloom (fr~om
the singles who feel likie hiding
sulkily under the covers). Yes,
many people dread this seemingly
benign holiday more than a t-rip to
the dentist. But intuitive psycholo-
gist Susan Apollon says not to look
at Valentine's Day as an occasion
for enforced "romance" or mourn-
ing for your dormant love life.
Instead, think of it as a day to cele-
brate the existence of love itself-
-and alll the rich rewards it brings.
Keep reading to learn how to rev
up your love quotient this
Commit to Unconditional
Love: To You, From You. It may be
a cliche but it is very, very true:
until you love yourself you can't
fully love another person. And too
many of us beat ourselves up for
not being thin enough or pretty
enough or smart enough--and
worse, we may even use the fact
that we are romantically unattached
(or in a bad relationship) to validate
that low opinion. This is tragic, says
Apollon. Whether single or
involved, it is vital that you truly
understand the value of loving
yourself unconditionally. Self-love
is the key to achieving all other love
and finding happiness in its many
Get High This Valentine's
Day--High Energy, That is! If
you're wondering what love really
is, Apollon says, it's energy.
Everything is energy, in fact, and
love is one of the highest energies.
So, when you choose to become
your own priority and love yourself
unconditionally, you will vibrate at
an astoundingly higher energy
level. The result is that you feel
wonderful and life becomes a deli-
cious adventure. Your love for
yourself enables you to walk with
your head held high and your heart
full and healed. You'll feel ground-
ed, centered, and stable--and these
good feelings will affect those
Breathe in Love--Not Just on
Valentine's Day, But Every Day.
Apollon suggests that each morning
and evening you take a few
momernts to focus on y;our breathing
in and out--long, deep, relaxing
breaths--with the intention of help-
ing you shill to a higher energy.
Visualize yourself breathing in lov-
ing energy from the Universe. See
this flowing into every cell and feel
the warm, loving impact.
Affirm and Visualize Love.
Imagine that you are a half-inflated
balloon. Most of us live our day-to-
day lives in this love-less state of
under-inflation. Now envision your
soul filling up with love. Affirm
your worth several times a day by
stating silently or out loud: I am
love, I am lovable, and I am loving.
Your love for yourself enables you
to feel the powerful energy of love
even in your cells. As you make
your affirmations, visualize these
feelings of love permeating every
cell of your being. You are love, and
you deserve the joy of giving and
receiving pure love.
Incorporate Your Own
Strengths into Your Affirmations.
You are a unique creation worthy of
universal energy and love.
Everyone is blessed with different
attributes and a great way to fill
yourself up with self-love is to
remind yourself of all your fabulous
qualities. Practice affirmations
about your own uniqueness that
makes you worth loving. A few
examples are: I am passionate, I am
a great mother, I am ready to be
loved, I give fabulous advice, and I
am full of creativity.
Face, Embrace, and Replace
Grief...and Practice Forgiveness.
The energy of love does not mesh
comfortably with the energy of
anger, pain, guilt, and unresolved
conflicts or issues, says Apollon.
Therefore, you must release any old
grievances in order to vibrate on a
higher energetic plane. Valentine's
Day should bring for you a
reminder that we are all here for
love and that love begins first with
forgiveness of yourself and others
who have in the past treated you
Shown above are Judge Brian Davis, Jacqueline Young, honoree Mr Johnnie Davis, and Sheila Etienne
Children Host 90th Birthday
Celebration Held for Mr. Johnnie Dawis
Johnnie Davis, Jr. and Sheila
Etienne, featured a dinner, tributes
in poetry, song and dance from
grandchildren and relatives, a pho-
tographic retrospective and dancing
to the music of DJ and godson, Mr.
Rodney Hurst. Councilwoman and
honorary niece, E. Denise Lee pre-
sented proclamations fromth
Mayor and Congresswoma
Corrine Brown. Rev. Newo
Williams, pastor of Ebenee
United Methodist Church of which
Mr. Davis has been a member for
60 years, blessed the occasion.
Mr. Johnnie Davis, a resident of
Jacksonville since 1940, and father
of three celebrated his 90th birthday
among more than a hundred friends
and family members at the Hyatt
Regency Hotel this past Saturday.
The party, hosted by his children,
Jaqueline Young, Brian Davis,
the City Council meetings and in
fact ran for City Council and the
State House in the 70's promising
safe streets by Christmas. He
dubbed himself the "man from the
Ghetto" and fought adamantly for
the underrepresented. Mr. Cameron
also served for many years on the
City of Jacksonville's Zoning
board. As and Entrepreneur he
owned several trucks to wit he
hauled tires and potatoes into the
Florida farm belt, he also owned a
litany of rental properties and
delved into other ventures too
numerous to name. As a local Hero
he rescued several firefighters dur-
ing the race riots of 74, swam
across the St. Johns' River in 77 to
raise money for the march of dimes,
Marched against oppression with
the NAACP in the 60's. Mur.
Cameron leaves 4 sons, one of
which is the current president of the
Longshoremen in Jacksonville
(Vincent S. Cameron) and 8 daugh-
ters. Mr. Cameron will be held at
the Holmes-Glover-S olomon
Funeral home until the viewing on
Friday, February 8th. Cameron
will be buried in Kingston, Jamaica.
Mr. Cameron was 73 years old.
A viewing will be held on
Friday, May 7th at the St.
Thomas Family Life Center on
Moncrief Avenue from 5 8 p.m.
Services will be held the follow-
ing Saturday at 10 a.m.
Lorenzo Sidney Cameron died
Thursday January 31st as a result of
complications from Diabetes. Mr.
Cameron originally came to the
United States by stowing away on
ships headed out of Jamaica. After
several failed attempts, he made his
way onto a ship headed to the
Bahamas. He worked as a migrant
laborer in Nassau and South Florida
before eventually making his way
to the docks as a longshoreman in
the port of Tampa. He left Tampa
after five years and set roots on the
docks in Jacksonville, Florida.
During the 40+ years that he
worked on the docks in
Jacksonville, Mr. Cameron wore
many hats: as a Community activist
he was a regular fixture at most of
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
City Hall Renaissance Room
117 W. Duval Street (32203)
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Bradham Brooks/Northwest Library
1755 Edgewood Avenue West (32208)
Friday, February 8, 2008
West Regional Library
1425 Chaffee Road (32221)
Monday, February 11, 2008
4:30 5:30 p.m.
Mandarin Regional Library
3330 Koiri Road (32257)
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
1:30 2:30 p.m.
Southeast Regional Library
10599 Deerwood Park Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32256
All interested parties are invited to attend. Visit
www~jaxswac.com or call 630-CIT'Y for more
information about the storm~water utility and fee.
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Services Set for Activist and Noted ILangshoreman ILorenza Cameron
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Dr. Vera Goodman &t Anointed Praise
t0 Debut new CD Sanctuary of Praise"
First Lady Productions Inc. invites the community to the debut of the
much anticipated release of Dr. Vera Goodman & Anointed Praise's new CD
release, "Sanctuary of Praise." at 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 16, 2008, at
One Accord Ministries International Inc., 297 1 Waller St. (near McDuff & I-
10), where Bishop Dr. Jan Goodman is Pastor.
The Sanctuary; of Praise CD features such hits as "Sanctuary of Praise,"
"Beautiful" and "For You."
'- Gospel Re~cording ArFtists Jimmy H~ill & A.V.O.P and Ms. Ciarmelita Terry,
:will also be featured off program. For more information, please contact: First
Lady Productions, at (9)04) 425-0806.
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West Union 108th Anniversary Women for Christ Luncheon 2/12
The 23rd Annual Women for Christ of Jacksonville Luncheon will be held
at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 12, 2008, at the Prime Osborne
Convention Center. In keeping with their tradition, a Christian women will
be the speaker. Sheri Rose Shepherd, a former Mrs. USA, will deliver the
Mrs. Shepherd and Dr. James Dobson are seen on the #1 acclaimed tele-
vision show, "Focus on the F~amily." She has also been featurled on Lifetime
Televisionn for Women, and NBC's Inside Edition. F~or ticket information,
please ca~ll (904) 6,42-5 570, or visit: www jaxwomen for Christ.org. on the
St. Nicholas Bethel Baptist to Celebrate
128th Anniversary and Pastor's 15th
H-istorical St. Nicholas Bethel Baptist Church, 2606 San Diego Rd., Rev.
Dr. Richard W. Jackson, Pastor; will hold Anniversary Services to celebrate
the 128th year of the Church, and the Pastor's 1 5th Anniversary, beginning at
4 p"m. on Sunday, Fecbruary 24, 2008..
Anniversary Services will continue at 7 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and
F~riday evening~s, February 25, 27 &~ 29th. Tlhe closing service will be at 4
p.ml. on sunday, Mnrea 2, 200s. The community is invited to all services.
Unitarian Universalist Church Celebrates
Black Month with Special Services
TIhe Unitarian Universalist Church of Jacksonville, 7405 Arlington
Expressway, where Rev;. Dr. John L. Young is Pastor, anld Minister Henson
Markham is music director; invites the community to join then for special
serviices at 10:45 a.m. each Sunday as they celebrate and honor Black
14istory: Month. The significant accomplish~ments African Americans have
made will be celebrated. All are welcome.
Rev. Richard Curry and Rev. Chester Brown are Revival Speakers at New
The West Union Missionary Baptist Churchlocated at 1605 West Beaver
Street, will celebrate the 108th Anniversary of the Church and 4th
Anniversary of the Pastor Leroy C. Kelly. Services commemorating the
anniversary will be held Sunday February 10th 17th, & 24th 2008 at 4:00
p.m.The Theme for the Anniversary is "This Victory is Jesus" with the
theme song: "Victory in Jesus". The Church Anniversary Banqluet will will
be hosted at the Phillipian Multipurpose Center 7540 New Kings Road on
Saturday February 23,2008, at 5:00 p.m. Deacon Cornelious C. Williams
and Sister Delaney Williams are the Chair Persons for the Anniversary
Special Blessing From Palm Coast AIME
Bring the feeble, the afflicted, those suffering with infirmities and ailing
toexperience the power of God's healing with the Rev. Gillard S. Glover
and the healing team of the First A.M.E. Church.
Psalm 107:20 says, "He sent forth His Word and healed them; He rescued
them from the grave."
Come every month on the second Sunday, 3 p.m., at First A.M.E. Church,
91 Old Kings Road North for this special blessing.
For further details, call the church at 446-5759.
Greater Grant A.M[.E. Church
Celebrates Scout Sunday
In commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of Boy Scouts of America,
Greater Grant A.M.E. Church will celebrate Scout Sunday. This special
event will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.
The speaker for this memorable occasion will be the Honorable Betty
Burney, Chairwoman of the Duval County School Board. She is the~author
of "If These Chains Could Talk" and is dynamic speaker to convey a posi-
tive and uplifting message for the young and the old.
The location of the church is 5533 Gilchrist Road.
New Bethlehem Revival
Come February 17- 19, 2008 to New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist
Church, 1824 Prospect Street, to attend "2008, A Year of Breakthrough" a
Revival beginning on Sunday February 17th at 5:00 PM. The hour for ser-
ices held on Monday and Tuesday will begin at 7:00 PM. Two dynamic
men of God will speak nightly. Rev. Richard Curry, Jacksonville, FL will
be the lecturer and Elder Chester Brown, Tallahassee, FL will be speaker.
For additional information, please call(904) 764-5727, Eric A. Lee M. Th.,
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STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT
The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its intent to issue a permit to Alan Bailey, 12405-B Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville, FL
32221 to operate a 0.003 MGD AADF extended aeration wastewater treatment facility with one aeration chamber (3,000 gallons), one secondary clarifier
(3,000 gallons, 20 ft^2 surface area, and 4.5 ft weir length), chlorine contact chamber (567 gallons), one digestor basin(1,260 gallons). The treated and dis-
infected emuent is discharged to a evaporation/percolation basin (4,000 ft^2 surface area and 29,920 gallons volume) which provides a detention period for
dechlorination purposes. The evaporation/percolation basin provide most of the treatment with the surface water outfall as back up discharge during heavy
remain events. Wastewater residuals are transported to Buckman RMF for final treatment and disposal.
The facility is located at latitude 30018'45" N, longitude 81049'30" W on 12405-B Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32221 in Duval.
The intent to issue and application file are available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through
Friday, except legal holidays, at Northeast District Office, 7825 Baymeadows Way, Suite B200, Jacksonville, FL 32256-7590.
The Department will issue the permit with the attached conditions unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is filed under Sections
120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, within fourteen days of receipt of notice. The procedures for petitioning for a hearing are set forth below.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department's proposed permitting decision may petition for an administrative proceeding
(hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be filed (received by the
clerk) in the Offce of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000.
Under Rule 62-110.106(4), Florida Administrative Code, a person may request enlargement of the time for filing a petition for an administrative
hearing. The request must be filed (received by the clerk) in the Omeie of General Counsel before the end of the time period for filing a petition for an admin-
Petitions filed by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), Florida Statutes, must be filed within fourteen
days of publication of the notice or within fourteen days of receipt of the written notice, whichever occurs first. Under Section 120.60(3), Florida Statutes,
however, any person who has asked the Department for notice of agency action may file a petition within fourteen days of receipt of such notice, regardless
of the date of publication.
The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of filing. The failure of any person to file
a petition or request for enlargement of time within fourteen days of receipt of notice shall constitute a waiver of that person's right to request an adminis-
trative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another
party) will be only at the discretion of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, Florida Administrative Code.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department's action is based must contain the following information:
(a) The name, address, and telephone number of each petitioner; the name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner's representative, if
any; the Department permit identification number and the county in which the subject matter or activity is located;
(b) A statement of how and when each petitioner received notice of the Department action;
(c) A statement of how each petitioner's substantial interests are affected by the Department action;
(d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate;
(e) A statement of facts that the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the Department action;
(f) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, as well as the rules and statuteswhich entitle the petitioner to relief; and
(g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action that the petitioner wants the Department to take.
Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition means that the Department's final
action may be different from the position taken by it in this notice. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such final decision of the
Department have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above.
In addition to requesting an administrative hearing, any petitioner may elect to pursue mediation. The election may be accomplished by filing with
the Department a mediation agreement with all parties to the proceeding (i.e., the applicant, the Department, and any person who has filed a timely and suf-
ficient petition for a hearing). The agreement must contain all the information required by Rule 28-106.404, Florida Administrative Code. The agreement
must be received by the clerk in the Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3000, within ten days after the deadline for filing a petition, as set forth above. Choosing mediation will not adversely affect the right to a hearing if
mediation does not result in a settlement.
As provided in Section 120.573, Florida Statutes, the timely agreement of all parties to mediate will toll the time limitations imposed by Sections
120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, for holding an administrative hearing and issuing a final order. Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the mediation
must be concluded within sixty days of the execution of the agreement. If mediation results in settlement of the administrative dispute, the Department must
enter a final order incorporating the agreement of the parties. Persons seeking to protect their substantial interests that would be affected by such a modi-
fled final decision must file their petitions within fourteen days of receipt of this notice, or they shall be deemed to have waived their right to a proceeding
under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. If mediation terminates without settlement of the dispute, the Department shall notify all parties in
writing that the administrative hearing processes under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, remain available for disposition of the dispute, and
the notice will specify the deadlines that then will apply for challenging the agency action and electing remedies under those two statutes.
R*D. Frank Peter man, Ir. Elected Chair of
the Florilla Legislative Black Caictis
TALLAHASSEE- Representative Frank Peterman, Jr., D-Sairnt
Petersburg, was elected the new Chairman of the Florida
Legislative Black Caucus at a special election Tuesday,
January 22, 2008. Rep. Peterman replaces interim
Chairwoman Senator Larcenia Bullard (D-Miami) who
held the position after former Chairman Representative
Wilbert "Tee" Holloway was appointed by Governor
Charlie Crist to the Miami-Dade Public School Board.
Rep. Peterman currently serves on the Legislative
Rep. Peterman Budget Commission, Chairman of the Legislative Review
Committee under the Florida Council on the Social Status Black Men and
Boys and as highest Democratic ranking member of the Juvenile Justice
Committee. The new chair's agenda includes actively working with mem-
bers of the Caucus in developing strategies to stimulate the economic
development in African-American communities across Florida.
INVITATION TO BID
Haskell, as Design Builder for the UNF Osprey Fountains Student
Housing, is soliciting bids from certified Minority Business
Enterprise (MIBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
subcontractors and suppliers who are interested mn providing goods
or services. MBE trade contractors must be currently certified by
the City of Jacksonville, State of Florida OSB or DOT. Interested,
MBE-DBE subcontractors must Pre-Qualify by completing and sub-
mitting a Vendor Qualification Form and Letter of Interest prior to
receiving instructions to access the FTP site for specs and plans.
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February 7 13 2008
shots of the Civil War were fired at
Fort Sumter in 1861. Important
places in Charleston include the
Old Slave Mart; Liberty Square,
with its fountain memorializing an
early civil rights activist, Septima
Clark; and the home of Denmark
Vesey, who planned an aborted
slave insurrection in 1822.
GEORGIA: Mulberry Grove
Plantation, near Savannah, is where
Eli Whitney invented the cotton
gin, which made it easy to produce
clean cotton but created a need for
slave labor to pick cotton. In
Atlanta, at the Sam Nunn Atlanta
Federal Center, you'll find a mural
and tiles depicting civil rights
events. Also in Atlanta, the Martin
Luther King Jr. Historic Site and
Preservation District includes his
birthplace, church and gravesite.
ALABAMA: A national historic
trail on U.S. Highway 80 marks the
route of a voting rights march from
Selma to Montgomery. Marchers
were beaten by state troopers on
their first attempt to cross the
Edmund Pettus Bridge out of
Selma, but they completed the 54-
mile trek on a second march. Today
Ro uheanM vsi utheinNa enal H>Hing
memorial beneath the bridge.
Montgomery sites include the Civil
Rights Memorial Center and the
Rosa Parks Museum. In
Birmingham, a civil rights district
includes the 16th Street Baptist
Church, where four little girls were
killed in a bombing; Kelly Ingram
Park, where protesters gathered,
and the Birmingham Civil Rights
MISSISSIPPI: Cobb notes that
there is no marker at the spot in
Philadelphia, Miss., where the bod-
ies of James Chaney, Michael
Schwerner and Andrew Goodman
were found in 1964, other than a
"No Trespassing" sign on Highway
21 south near the Neshoba County
Fairgrounds. But Cobb provides
details that allow visitors to retrace
the path of the three young civil
rights activists. In Jackson, Miss.,
the house where Medgar Evers
lived, and in froliifof yhtch he'~i~ WR
assassinated, is a museum.
Charles E. Cobb will be at The
Book Mark, 299 Atlantic Blva on
Saturday, February 16th at 7p.m.
G;reyhoundc bus headed from
Virginia~ to Marylandl. Thel conflict
ledl the UI.S. Supreme C'ourt to
strike downI segr~egated stealing on
"I wanted to write a book people
could actually use, and a travel
book seemed to be the way to do it,"
said Cobb, who was a field secre-
tary for the Student Nonviolent
Coordinating Committee in the
Mississippi Delta in the 1960s. "But
while this is a travel book, I also
consciously wrote it as a story ... I
was trying to put things into the mix
of the historical discussion, both in
terms of place and in terms of peo-
ple especially women who simn-
ply are virtually unknownn"
Cobb also notes that many famil-
iar places have layers of connec-
tions to black history. "'The U.S.
Capitol and the White Hlouse were
both built by slave labor," Cobb
said in an interview. "It gets to the
Mississippi, and Tennessee. In an
epilogue, he mentions the desegre-
gation of Cenltral H-igh School in
Little Rock, Ark., along with
protests anld historic sites in
Tallahassee and Jacksonville, Fla.
Cobb's recommendations for
attractions that canl help engage
older children and teenagers on the
subject of civil rights include the
Nashville Public Library's Civil
Rights Room, "one of the few
places where you can see actual
films of nonviolent workshops";
and the Cleveland Avenue Time
Machine at the Rosa Parks Museum
in Montgomery, Ala., where you get
on a bus that takes you back in time
to the start of Jim Crow.
H-ere are a few other sites men-
tioned in "On the Road to
MARYLAND: The Kunta Kinte-
Alex Haley Memorial at City Dock,
Annapolis, was the arrival point for
/6 the C civil
CHSARLES E. COBB JR.
If you drive six miles southwest
of Anniston, Ala., you'll pass the
spot where a bus was bombed in
1961 and the passengers civil
rights activists known as Freecdom
Riders were betenln by a~ mob.
'There's no marker there, but it's
one of 400 places in a new book
called "On the Road to F~reedom: A
Guiided Toiur of the Civil Rights
'Trail" (Algonqluin Books, $18.95).
Many of the sites included in the
book are welll- noym likeert
where Martin Luther King Jr. was
assassinated, now the National
Civil Rights Muse~um. But Charles
E. Cobb Jr., who wrote "On the
Road to Freedom," says he also
wanted to include little-known
places like the road near Anniston
- "for the person who has a real
interest in the civil rights movement
and is not necessarily your ordinary
While "On the Road to Freedom"
is a travel guide, organized by des-
tination, with street addresses for
historic sites, it is also fulll of sto-
ries. Some are known to every
schoolchild like Rosa Parks'
refusal to give her seat on the bus to
a white passenger but others will
be new to many readers, like a 1944
incident in which a black woman
named Irene Morgan was jailed for
refusing to yield her seat on a
African~~~~~ acso T Ntnl
NORTH~~ --OLNA T
"Rots"r auithor Haly tenslaved
CAfoiaAricantra ancetr ThehNaional
Great Blackrsiny WaxMuseu ins a
Balimre featu res areplc of ia
NORTH CAROLINA: The fis
foundinrr contradictions of our
country all those eloquent expres-
sions of freedom in the Declaration
of Independence. On the other
11and, y;ou have slavery."
1-le added that Parks was the first
woman to lie in state in the rotunda
of the U.S. Capitol after her death
in 2005, and that opera star Marian
Anderson gave a concert in 1939 at
the Lincoln Memorial because the
Daughters of the American
Rev~olution1 would not allow black
pe~rfom~ers in a Wanshington auditori-
um they, owned.
In addition to a chapter on
W'ashington, Cobb has sections on
Maryland, Virginia, North and
South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama,
C r L~-
Author to Stop in Jax on Booke Tour of On the Road to Freed~om
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Governor Charlie Cristis continuing Florida's Black History Month con-
test this year themed, "Pioneering the Future". Students in kindergarten
through 12th grades are urged to participate in the essay contest. Students,
parents, teachers and principals can also nominate full-time African-
American educators in elementary, middle or high schools for the Black
History Month Excellence in Education Award.
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selected from each of the three grade-level categories, elementary (grades
K-5), middle (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12). Winners will
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Be Sweet to Your Hair
weight-loss products trying to moti-
vate you into buying their plans
purposefully make things sound
easier than they are. Yes, you can
lose weight and keep it off. You can
get fit and stay fit. But is it as easy
as spending a few minutes per week
using an exercise gizmo? Or will
one simple diet food or supplement
do the trick? No.
You are going to have to stay dis-
ciplined-and keep finding ways to
stay motivated to do so. You'll be
faced with temptations and you'll
have to find ways to resist or avoid
them. In today's busy world, envi-
ronmental factors such as fast-food
chains everywhere and too many
sedentary activities like TV-watch-
ing, driving and using computers,
lead you to eat more and exercise
But your environment antd more
importantly, how you respond to it
is something you canl control. Some
people who strive to lose weight
may simply have a physiology that
means it will always feel like a
struggle to eat well and exercise.
But many people who have been
able to stick to healthier living for a
long time swear that it gets easier
the longer you do it.
So, if it's so hard to keep off what
you've already lost, can you lose
Yes, although you may have lim-
its. It's not uncommon to experi-
ence a plateau in weight loss, espe-
cially after about six months. The
body may require an adjustment
period to get used to the weight
loss. Keep in mind that most body
systems aim to remain in a steady
state, or what is known as home-
ostasis. Perturbing the body with
continued weight loss goes against
this grain. So you may need to stay
in a temporary holding pattern at
some point in the future, where you
focus on maintaining your; weight
loss, rather than losing more.
Very overweight people often
have unrealistic expectations about
how much weight they expect to
lose. A\ 300)- or 250-pound1~ Person
may wanlt to lose 100 pounds, but
may 11ndl tha~t they seeml to be able
to lose less than half of` that. If
you're physically fit, enough to
increase exercise levels dramaticall-
ly,, you may be able to decrease
more. On the other hand, if you can
diet down and drop more weight,
but you constantly yo-yo, it may be
better to accept a sustainable weight
loss. It's still healthier to be 25
pounds less and maintain that loss
than to lose vast amounts of
weight--then regain it-andc con-
tin~ue to yo-yo back and forth on a
dieting spiral where youi may end
up at an even heav~ier weight than
you started at. While a smaller,
more realistic weight loss may not
make you as slimi as you wish, you
will still have improved your health
dramatically. Your medical profile
(blood pressure, cholesterol and
insulin sensitivity) can improve
with as little as a 5 percent weight
If you keep exercising, you may
find that over` the years your body
fat levels go down significantly.
TIhere have not been enough long-
term studies looking at how years
and years of` exercise affect body
weight, but it's known that regular
exercisers are rarely obese. And
even if you stay a few pounds heav-
ier thanl you'd like to be, you will
always be healthier if you are con
The key to maintaining your
weight loss is sticking to better eat-
ing and regular exercise. T'o do that'
you need to stay motivated.
Knowledlge is power. And if you
keep, yourself informed on the latest
findings on weight loss, nutrition
and litness, you'll find the mnspira-
tion to carry on. You canl succeed
and feel better than you ever have
Ir lla I
by Dyrinda Sapp
While love is in the air and
thoughts turn to roses, wine, and
chocolates remember to be sweet
to your hair too. During this sea-
son of love and pampering why
not indulge yourself. Your hair
has been good to you through
thick and thin. In July, when you
made it bake in the hot sun, your
hair didn't dry up and fall out.
During those rainy days in the
fall, your hair held it down keep-
ing its shape (somewhat). And
now you should reward your hair
for the many months of hot irons
and quick weaves, smoke filled
rooms, and harsh days in the
I like to be sweet to my hair by
using products that inject new life
into each strand. The hard water
that Jacksonville has can some-
times leave a build up on your
hair that can cause yellowing in
your grey. I recommend using
products that will add sheen and
gloss, such as Glossifying by Ms.
Clairol. This over the counter
product is relatively in expensive.
A product that also works to give
your hair that extra something is
Crystal Clear by Redken and
Blank clear by Dudley. All of
these products work on natural
and color treated hair.
Another, way to be sweet to your
hair and your honey, is by using
products that have a lasting
aroma. Men have written for
thousands of years about the lin-
gering sent of a fair women's
hair. No one wants to leave the
house and have the smell of your
hair product greet folks before
you do. So request products that
The fact of the matter is that
most people who lose weight gain it
all back, but this doesn't mean that
you are destined to become such a
statistic. There are people who do
experience with long-term weight-
loss success. To be one of them, you
need to realize that it is
are going to leave a lasting
impression on all who stand
down wind. I've found that
wrapping lotions and moisturiz-
ing lotions that have a nice sent,
last in your hair a little longer
over using a shampoo or condi-
tioner. Silky Straight has a won-
derful scented foaming location
and so does L'Ore'al
Breakthrough hair care system.
Hot oil treatments are another
way to give your hair a treat
while adding extra sheen and
sealing in mortising. Uses these
treatments every four to six
weeks is a good rule of thumb.
It's not that you will damage your
hair if you use them more often;
it's just that your results will not
be as dramatic if you do.
Botanical oils by the Nexxus
Company are both intoxicating
and good for your hair. Another
product that smell delightful but
can be hard to find, are styling
products by B.B.D., a stylist out
of Atlanta, Ga. I've done some
research and he sells his products
on line, just type his name into
your favorite search engine to
locate them. Remember, if you
treat your hair well it will work
well for you. Proper maintenance
is always a must, but looking for
products that can do the job and
smell good can only be a win-
If you would like to ask
Dyrinda a please email her at:
DS Spa and Salon is
located at 9810
Baymeadows Rd Suite #2.
Reach her at 645-9044.
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even lose more. But
since it may be difficult at times,
you need to be realistic and plan
how you'll overcome the struggles.
I think that it's important to be
told the real deal. If you're aware of
what it takes to lose and keep
weight off and then you commit to
doing it, you will succeed. It's as
simple as that.
The body's physiological
response to losing weight may
mean that you feel hungrier than
normal, or think of food more often.
Or you may feel lazier and inclined
to reduce all your spontaneous
activity (jumping up to run errands,
putting extra vigor into housework,
playing with your kids or pets),
thereby preserving energy. It
appears that the body's tendency to
revert back to previous body weight
can be triggered even from losing
just five to 10 percent of your start-
ing weight. So if you weighed 200
and lost 10 to 20 pounds or you
weighed 150 pounds and lost 8 to
15 pounds, you may have to work
hard in orchr to maintamr that los t
diets to lose weight. But what sci-
entists have realized is that losing
weight is the easy part. Most diets,
healthy or not, do work. You can
drop pounds fairly quickly, espe-
cially the more overweight you are.
Bu nomtmear choa eo oei o hek
it off long-term.
obe y u'veo bens overweish tr 2
years, a short-term diet or fitness
plan won't solve your problem.
Obesity is a chronic disorder which
requires a long-term approach.
What you can't do is follow a pro-
gram such as the Lose 10 Pounds in
5 Weeks plan, and then revert back
to those behaviors that made you
pac e Octe yu' lstinweiheht nsd
you are trying to maintain the loss,
or lose even more, you will find
that, at times, it will be difficult.
But, you will also experience peri-
ods where you enjoy eating healthy
and your exercise sessions feel
Beware of being disillusioned.
Many books, magazines and
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Call for Participation
2.1 st Annual Kuumba
African-Amenican Cultural Arts festival
The 21st Annual Kuumba African, African American Cultural Arts and and
Music Festival will take place on Friday and Saturday, May 23 and 24th-
Memorial Day Weekend. This year in addition to its local and regional artists
displays, national artist will be represented as well as a major National per-
Want to get involved in a worthwhile event and support a worthy cause?
Volunteer with Kuumba. Volunteers are needed for this year's event.
Volunteers will assist with stage management, crowd control, parking, set up
and take down of seating and hosting of the workshops.
Kuumba Festival is a project of the Carter G. Woodson Committee for
Positive Education in Jacksonville, Inc. a non profit organization.
For more information on how you can get involved visit
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Fbruar 7 13 2008
ed police oflicer. I don't mean to
sound arrogant but there are text-
book cases about investigations I
conducted... I excelled at my job.
When I share with folks what hap-
pened, they say 'oh my, were they
really able to do that?' Yes; and I
trusted them...I believed we were
all on the same side... But the peo-
ple I trusted are the very same peo-
ple who deliberately caused justice
in the Chappell case to be obstruct-
ed. My partner and I were split up,
given warrant detail that is the
lowest level of police work where
you serve criminals warrants all day
- and then we were fired.
Q: Four decades have passed
since the murder of Johnnie Mae
Chappell; has your memory and
passion for justice waned?
A:Even after all of these years, I
still say 'we just can't do this...t ey
are not going to get away with this.
This whole thing devastated my
life...I lost my career by doing the
right thing and so many attempts to
right this wrong have failed [Cody
pulls out dozens of documents and
files meticulously kept in envelopes
marked with identifying informa-
tion]. It's tough sometimes to keep
going...l recall a period in my life
when I was hymig on a boat, and
happened to go inside the marina
where my boat was parked an
spotted a photo on the cover of a
ing room, and pulls a baseball cap
imprinted with Duval County Rload
Patrol Association 2001].
Q: What was the best thing
about a law enforcement career?
A: I was enthralled about my
career .. the best thing was that I
had reached the dream I'd always
aspired for and excelled at it...the
worst thing was the indifference
and lack of pride that existed by
some officers in solving crimes.
Some were comfortable with their
civil service jobs and weren't moti-
vated to work hard...there was no
requirement to do so. I was moti-
vated to help make a difference-
especially when it came to reaching
out to youth. I recall intervening
when a young man was to be sent to
Raiford Prison...I saw potential in
that kid and knew that he couldn't
win the battle of life at
Raiford...that's where criminals
ferment. So I intervened and made a
plea that enabled him to serve his
time in jail. Years later, I got a
thank-you note from him that said,
'had you not interfered, I would
have been a criminal the rest of my
life.' I still have that note.
Q: Tell me about your law
enforcement career pre Johnnie
Mae Chappell and post Johnnie
A: I was an energetic and dedicat-
know things change as you go
Q:Well, I'm sure folks who
heard your stor-y on thle Oprah
Winfrey show would not agree
that you are some type of
A: I'm no hero. People who fall
on hand grenades are heroes. I con-
sider myself to be a patriot. All I've
ever tried to do as an officer was
protect the civil rights of people -
Mrs. Chappell, the community, my
fellow police officers, and even the
rights of the men who committed
Q: What motivated you to seek
a career in law enforcement?
A: I was always fascinated by
criminal investigations...not really
the road cop role but detective
work. Back in the 60s prior to con-
solidation there were two police
units. You had the county police,
Duval County Road Patrol, and you
had city police. Before you could
become a detective, you had to
serve about five years in the uni-
form division (road patrol). I had a
very short tenure (seven years) but
recall some experiences during my
career that would really make you
laugh... We [Road Patrol
Association] still get together once
a year for a reunion in fact, it's
coming up [Cody gets up from his
chair, goes to a coat rack in the liv-
Cody still matins a plethora of records.
lot... and suffered dearly from it,
but I wouldn't change a thing.
Q:What would you change
about our society?
A:Racism! Racism tears at the
very fabric of our nation. That has
to change. And the rule of law can
not be abrogated. It must be
respected. Our nation is in existence
today because of the rule of law.
That must prevail and be evident in
the actions of all.
What advice would you give to
someone who's not living out loud -
a person who's reluctant to do the
right thing because it may cause
some type of setback or challenge?
People have choices to make. I
had a choice. I chose to abide,
honor, and respect the law. I would
never take the other route. The best
advice is this, right here my motto
[as he gets up to get a framed piece
of artwork from his dining room]
which reads 'failure is the path of
Although familiar with the
Chappell murder, I, too like so
many, did not know Lee Cody prior
to his Oprah W~infey appearance
last week. However, since meeting
I'll never forget
hmre nd the
newspaper...for some reason that
picture caught my eye. It was of a
man kneeling next to a grave. I
looked closer and saw the name
Shelton Chappell...I thought to
myself, 'could that be Johnnie
Mae's son who was 6-months old at
the time of her murder?' I read the
article and discovered that it was
and that a memorial service was
being held. I decided to go to the
service to meet the young man. I
discovered that Shelton was a super
nice, decent young man who was
sincerely honest in his attempts to
find out about his mother's death. I
unloaded on him and told him about
the investigation. He called me
soon after and asked ifl would help
him...I agonized over it for a few
moments after all, this was the
very case that I had suffered dearly
from...I told him yes, and I'm real-
ly glad that I did. He is a fine, hard-
working young man. Over the past
11 years, I have developed a rela-
tionship with him and mentored
him about politics, jurisprudence.
He feels bad that his mother's civil
rights were criminally
violated...and I do too.
..::::::.gwhat you k
Chappell murder and even the
events of your life, would you do
:: sme thing if you had the
A:Definitely -- without question.
And I've thought about it too... a
r oyihte dM IttOPe9 alY
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Talking: Lee Cody A Traveling Man on a Journey for Justice
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Continued from page I
Cody to learn more about his
"Ijourney for justice." Seated in his
living room in a recliner directly
next to a beautifillly lit fireplaces, 1
could feel both the warmth and love
he has for family, music, and
singing, as well as the fiery passion
he holds for truth, diligence, and
Q:Tell Jacksonville about Lee
A: Lee Cody is an oldie but good-
ie. I grew up on the eastside of
Jacksonville in the 1930s. As a
young student, I was educated at
Eastern Airlines a great school -
and learned the theory of the air-
craft, engines, and hydraulics. That
probably started my love for race
cars, and drag racing. I was con-
sumed with high-performance
engines and used to travel to Miami
every Sunday to race hot rods. I still
like race cars and remember
NASCAR guys like Bobby Johnson
before they became famous. I love
to sing (points out his karaoke
machine and singing Ray Charles
replica)...can't you tell by my deep
voice that I can sing [laughter]? I
have been married ... a few times
although no children...and was
always amazed how such wonder-
ful women would want to hook up
with a wild and fun-loving
'scoundrel' like me [1aughter]...you
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Saturday, February 9, 2008. This
seminar will educate the public
about investing wisely for retire-
inent and is designed to help indi-
viduals make informed investment
decisions, whether in their compa-
ny-sponsored retirement accounts
or in their private savings accounts.
Seating is limited; and advance reg-
istration is required. Call 992-7101
The Jacksonville Local Organizing
Committee Inc. f~or the Millions
More Movement will sponsor a '
Clothes Give-A-Way on Saturday,
February 9th from 11:00 a.m. -
5:00 p.m. Additionally JLOC will
Ilosev fo d .The Ictio i
916 Nse rtleoAvente. ocatoneens
Kig R ad ad Bea Street. If
learn moe about 10e MIlin w o
Movement visit their wyebsite,
www.jaxloc.com or call 904-240-
Links Western Gala
The Jacksonville Chapter of Links
will present their annual Western
Gala A Celebration of Country
Soul on Saturday, February 9,
2008 from 7:30 p.m. to Midnlight at
the Jacksonville Fairgrounds..
Dinner will be served from 8-9 p.m.
For more information, contact a
member of the Jacksonville Chapter
or email thew\estemgsalai~hotmail.com..
Fort Mose Black
The Fort Mose Historic State Park
will celebrate the first free black
community in the United States on
February 9th from 10 a.m. 3 p.m.
Re-enactors in period clothing will
tell the story of Fort Mose in "Flight
to Freedom" a living history event.
Call Kathryn Getz at 904-823-2232
from 10:00 a.m. 3:00 p.mn.for
directions and more information.
Meet & Greet with
Author Carl Weber
Best selling urban drama writer
Carl Weber will be at a meet and
greet at the Regency Square Library
on Saturday, February 9th from 1
- 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 5 p.m. The
library is located at 9900 Regency
Square Blvd. For more information,
call 726-5142 '
The Life of Absalom Jones &
Richard Allen will be celebrated
with an Ecumenical Service on Feb
10, 2008 at St. Philips Episcopal
Church located at Union and Pearl
Streets at 8:00am. Historic Mt Zion
A.M.E., Union Community A.M.E.,
Mt Olive A.M.E., and the llth
Episcopal District A.M.E., are
active participants in the celebra-
tion. The public is welcomed.
In celebration os Black History
Month at Jacksonville University,
the ulnited Multicultural
Association will host their Annual
Black Hlistory Banqluet on Monday,
(11-ua~ry i I, atU rs0 ~ ini t
Keynote Speakeridfor this eet sill
Sr; of Bethel Baptist Institutiona
Church. This event is open to the
public. For additional information,
contact Ms. Pittman at (904) 256-
The earth shaking superstar of
American contemporary dance
returns to Jacksonville celebrating
it's 50th anniversary of captivating
performances and unparalleled
artistry that is the staple of the his-
toric African-American Dance
Theater. The show will be in
Jacksonville on Tuesday, February
12th at 7:30 p.m. For tickets or
more information, call 632-3373.
Int. Assoc. of BusineSS
Participation is encouraged to join
te Frt toCloastA sc ot of t e
Business Communicators for a
luncheon and discussion of the
topic: 10 Empylo~ee CommunI~ication
TraLit's of Highl Per~forminlg
ThaLt .4lccelerante W~linning. The
luncheon will be held on
Wednesday, February 13th at
WJCT Studios, I1:30 a.m. 1:30
p.m., 100 Festival Park Avenue.
For more information, contact
Stan Cleiland at 358-6366.
Book Signing and
Lecture at the RitZ
Big Boom a former
player/pimp/hustler who incessant-
ly preyed on women, but now hap-
pily married will offers an inside
look at how "no good men," think
and what women can do to avoid
being part of their games. The uthor
of "Howv to Duck a Suckah" will be
in Jacksonville on Friday,
February 15th at 7 p.m. in the Ritz
Theater. In his latest book, Boom
explains his controversial past and
why he has decided to take a stand
by uidinlg women out of the "sit-
ti g1 duck syndrome". For more
information, call 212-69-.43 84.
Book Signing with
Author Charles Cobb
Author Charles Cobb will be sign-
ing his book "On the Road to
Freedom: A Guided Tour of the
Civil Rights Trail" on Saturday,
Feb. 16, 2008, 7 p.m. at the Book
Mark, 299 Atlantic Nlvd. For more
information call 241-9026.
Lalah Hathaway at
the Filorida Theater
The Florida Theatre will present
Lalah Hathaway in concert on
Sunday, February 17th at 8PM.
Contemporary R&B/jazz singer
Lalah Hathaway burst onto the soul
and jazz scene mn 1990 with her
warm, elegant voice. Despite the
notability just for being the daugh-
ter legendary Donald Hathaway,
her sound makes it clear that she is
atriue-sanddicon lteap rformance
information are available at 904-
355-2787 or online at www.flori-
datheatre.com. The Florida Theatre
is located at 128 East Forsyth Street
in Downtown Jacksonville.
The current class leaders of Old
Stanton, New Stanton and Stanton
Vocational High Schools will meet
on Monday, February 18th at 6:00
p.m. atthe AKA House, 1011 West
8th Street. On the agenda will be
upcoming plans for the gala on May
3, 2008. Tickets are available from
class leaders. For more information,
875 r santoenhih Rchok.o g.76-
Blair Underwood and
Take 6 Keynote
UNF MLK Luncheon
Blair Underwood, actor, director
producer and author, will be the fea-
tured speaker at the 27th Annual Dr.
Martin Luthar King Jr.n ceh arsh p
North Florida. Underwood wi 1 be
speaking about lessons he's learned
on his life journey
The scholarship luncheon will be
held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
on Thursday, Feb. 21, at the
University Center Banquet Hall on
the UNF campus. The Grammy-
winning gospel group "Take 6" will
also perform at the event For tick-
ets or more information, call (904)
20th Annual Gospel
To help celebrate Black History
Month, the United Multicultural
Association of Jacksonville
University will host their 20tly
Annual Gospel Extravaganza on
Kin sley Plantation
Heritas e Celebration
The public is invited to join the
tenth annual Kingsley Heritage
Celebration each Saturday in
February from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for
special afternoon event-
Presentations will offer unique
insight into both the lives of the
enslaved who toiled on Fort George
Island as well the lives of the
owner's fami ies, inc uing t>e
Kingsley family. For more infor-
mation, call 904-251-3531.
EWC Alumni Host
"I Love EWC"
Calling all Tiger alums and
friends! The Edward Waters
College Alumni Association is
February 8, 200 1fiom 18:30tm at
1748a Main Se eet,cat theointersec-
tion of 8th and Main Streets, nex~t
door to Carl's Main Street
Restaurant. Attire is business casu-
al, and red-and-white. Tickets may
be picked up from EWC alumni, at
the EWC Alumni Affairs Office,
Call 470-8252, 766-3056, or email
email@example.com for more infor-
Fort Mose Black
The Fort Mose Historic State Park
will celebrate the first free black
community i thenUnitadnState on
Re-enactors in period clothing will
tell the story of Fort Mose in"Flight
to Freedom" a living history event.
In addition, the St. Augustine
Garrison will perform Colonial
Spanish military drill, give demon-
strations of musket and cannon fir-
ing. For event details or informa-
tion about volunteering, contact
Kathryn Getz at 904-823-
2232.10:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
The park is located at 15 Saratoga
Ilvd. SFin St. Augustine, F.
Ritz Black Broadway
The Ritz Theater will present
Raisin' Cane featuring Jasmine
Guy. The special performance will
be held on Saturday, February 9th
at 8:00 p.m. Tickets $28.50. Call
Free Investor Seminar
at the Library
The Jacksonville Public Library
will offer a free Investor Education
seminar at Pablo Creek Regional
Branch Library, 13295 Beach
Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32246,
from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on
903 W. Edgewood Ave.
Monday, February 18th, 2008 at
6:45 pm in Terry Concert Hall.
Come out and enjoy an exciting and
inspirational evening provided by
the JU UMA Gospel Choir, Bethel
Baptist Institutional Church music
and dance ministries, Serenity
Christian Fellowship Church dance
mient i freednd pn to h publ c
For additional information contact
Ms. Pittman at (904) 256-7150.
FL. Ass of Mortgage
The Jacksonville Chapter of the
Florida Association of Mortgage
Brokers will host its February meet-
ing and seminar on February 21,
2008 at the Jacksonville Marriott -
4560 Salisbury Road. The meeting
will last from 11:30 AM 1:00 PM
and feature a presentation on the
state of the mortgage industry and
protecting the livelihoods of
Florida's mortgage brokers.
Register online at www.famb.org or
v fox t850.942.4p614 sFor more
St. Augustine Art
& Craft Festival
There will be an art & craft festi-
val including fine art and crafts on
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Sunday. The festival will take place
at the St. Augustine Apmhitheater,
1340-C A1A South of the
Lightouse. For more information
call 352-344-0657 -
Keb'Mo to Perform
at the Florida Theater
Artist Keb'Mo will be in per-
formance at the Florida Theater on
February 27th at 8 p.m.
Singer-songwriter and guitarist
Keb' Mo's music is a living link to
the seminal Delta blues. His dis-
tinctive sound embraces multiple
eras and genres, including pop,
rock, folk and jazz. Tickets and
complete performance information
are available at 904-355-2787. The
Florida Theatre is located at 128 E.
Forsyth Street Downtown.
Jacksonville, FL 32203
The Great Jacksonville Book Sale
will be held Feb. 29 -- March 2nd at
the Jacksonville Fairgrounds.
,o'l eidtens of thousands50f
cents to $2.00, in Exhibit Hall B at
the fairgrounds. Parking is free.
Hours of the sale are 10 a.m. to 8
p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on
Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on
For more information, contact
Harry Reagan at 630-2304
Breakfast @ the Hyatt
Join the local Black Chamber of
Commerce at its Annual Heritage
Breakfast with local professionals
on Friday, February 29th at 8 a.m.
The Florida Black Science and
Inventor eExhibit will bee on dis
Partnering for a better community
and the guest speaker is Joyce
Morgan DanfordFor details, please
call 652-1502, or www.feaacc.org
PRIDE March Book
The March book club meeting will
be held on Saturday, March 8, 2008
at 5:30 pm at Oakleaf Plantation,
Oakleaf Village Clubhouse, 370
Oakleaf Villagce Parkway, Orange
Park, Fl. 32065. The book for dis-
cussion will be Blond Faith by
Walter Mosley. For more informa-
tion, call 389-8417.
Choruses Join Forces
The African Children's Choir and
the Jacksonville Children's Chorus
will be in concert to ether Saturday,
March 8, 2008 at 8:00 p.m. The
one time performance will be at the
Times Union Center for the
Performing Arts, Jacoby Hall.
for $35.50 C]Please give me a call to pay with a credit card
Enclosed is my check~ money order
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