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    Section A: Main continued
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    Section B: Local
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    Section B continued
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    Section B: Sports
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    Section B continued
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    Section B: Prep Rap
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JACKSONVILLE--
The focused eye of the
world will be watching
the Super Bowl in-down-
town Jacksonville on
Sunday, February 6 but
the helping hand of the
city will be reaching out
on the Northside of the
city the day before.
Jacksonville's Convoy
of Hope will be giving
away thousands of gro-
ceries at Brentwood Park,
Saturday, February 5 from
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.,
rain or shine. This out-
reach, which is being
dubbed "Super Saturday,"
is the largest outreach in
Jacksonville's history.
Many services, includ-
ing health screening and
credit report services, will
be offered free of charge
when you bring in the
coupon on page A8 to the
needy of Jacksonville.


Tens of thousands are
expected to visit
Brentwood Park to enjoy
the festivities that include
a car show, concerts
including artists, auto-
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NFL players and a fun kid
zone for children.
Brentwood Park is
located on the Northside.
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weather conditions. To
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City Experiences 122


Homicides In 2004; 84


Were African Americans


JACKSONVILLE,
Fla. The cry to stop the
violence, especially the
black on black crime
appears not be loud
enough in Jacksonville.
In 2004, there were
122 murders, 84 of which
were black people, 7
infants, (5 black); 26


Citizens March In Protest

For Freedom, Justice, Health


-
Ceangela Richardson Jahad Parks
Victim Victim


Willie Wiggins Anthony Young
Victim Victim


Protestors hold up signs during a march outside of City
Hall in downtown Jacksonville.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- SCLC and COEJ and
other African American led organizations are continu-
ing their march for Freedom and Justice Rally around
the city.
The citizens marched to the Sheriffs Office protest-
ing police brutality, they met with city leaders for addi-
tional voting sites and now they are marching because
of dump sites, which they say have become death
camps, causing sickness and suffering in the African
American community.
According to the protesters, families are being
destroyed, and they are marching to end environmental
racism and genocide. The marcher say the sites have
"operated in our communities since the year 1928 and
in 2005, thousands still live, learn, and play in these
death camps."
The areas affected are the Lonnie Miller Park & sur-
rounding neighborhood, Dooboy Dump, Forest Street
Incinerator (Forest Park School), Brown's Dump (Mary
McCleod Bethune Elementary School, and 5th &
Cleveland Incinerator (Emmett Reed).
Another rally will be held on Monday, January 31,
2005 at the Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church,
5577 MoncriefRoad at 7:00 p.m. For information call:
904-778-8927 or 768-7766.


females (13 black); 96
males, (71 black and 38 of
the black males are 30
years old or younger.)
Of the total number of
murders, 16 were due to
domestic violence, one
related to a drinking argu-
ment, eleven (11) drug
related, one because of a
lovers quarrel, one
because of a money argu-
ment, one negligence,
four officer involved, one,
other; 25 other argument;
one for other felony; 19


robbery and 41 unknown.
The city is asking for
help in that 58 of these
cases are unsolved. Of
the 58 cases, five investi-
gations have been sus-
pended and 53 investiga-
tions are continuing.
Some of the unsolved
2004 African Americans
homicide victims' pic-
tures are shown above
below.
Crime Stoppers are

(See "Homicides A-4)


Jacksonville's Minority Entrepreneurs
Given The Road Map For Success

JACKSONVILLE. Fla. -A taste of what it is like to
be in business has affected the taste buds of minorities
and women in Jacksonville as many attended the Pre-
game Business Training Camp presented by Florida
Procurement Technical Assistance Center an NFL
Multi-Cultural Outreach Initiative and the First Coast
African American Chamber of Commerce, First Coast
(See "Road Map) ", A-4)


News in brief

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Michael Edwards


Michael Edwards
is now the Director of
Investigations and
Homeland Security
for the Office of the
Sheriff, Duval
County. The new
position became
effective January 3,
2005.


HUD Provides Funds To Benefit
Jacksonville Homeless

The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development's Jacksonville office joined with city
officials, Emergency Services and Homeless
Coalition to announce that $4,112,040 million will
go to ten local organizations working to end chron-
ic homelessness in the.Duval County area.
The funding will provide permanent and transi-
tional housing to the homeless and emergency shel-
ter monies to convert buildings into homeless shel-
ters. In addition, funds will be used for homeless
prevention programs.

U.S. Gives $1 Billion In Faith-Based Funds

More than $1 billion in federal grants was given
to U. S. faith-based organizations in 2003. The
White House officials expect to show a larger
amount for 2004. The White House says that the $1
billion to hundreds of faith-based organizations was
not designed to buy faith-based or black votes.

January 26, 2005 the Deadliest
Day of Iraq War

A U. S. helicopter crash killed 30 Marines and
one Navy sailor in the early morning Wednesday.
Six' other troops died in insurgent ambushes. In
addition, militants set off at least eight car bombings
that killed 13 people and injured 40 others, includ-
ing 11 Americans. The U. S. death toll is now at
1,400. Iraq's election is scheduled for Sunday.


Dr. Condoleeza Rice-Now Secretary of State

The first African American
female was confirmed on
Wednesday as Secretary of
State, the highest political posi-
tion in the U. S. for a black per-
son. The Senate vote for
Condoleezza Rice was 85-13, ,
the largest no vote against any
secretary of state nominee
since 1825. The new U. S.
Dr. Condoleeza
Senator, Barack Obama (D- Rice
Illinois), and the only black in
the senate, voted in favor of Dr. Rice's appointment.

Clark Atlanta Marching
Panthers and McDonald's

The Clark Atlanta University marching band
filmed a commercial for McDonald's restaurants at
the Panther Stadium, using a drummer, sophomore,
Anthony Rucker, as the main character. The band
(See "News In Brief", A-4)


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By Marc H. Morial
President And CEO
National Urban League

Jack Johnson, American


RON WILLIAMS, SR.
NEWS EDITOR
CHERYL COWARD
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DISTRIBUTION:
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The title of Ken Burns'
powerful documentary about
the early twentieth-century
African-American boxer, Jack
Johnson, which is airing now
on the Public Broadcasting
Service network, is
"Unforgivable Blackness."
But, as I watched it, I
thought a title equally appro-
priate to describe this extraor-
dinary individual would be
"Unbelievable Blackness."
Born into dire poverty, the
son of hard-working, achieve-
ment-oriented ex-slaves,
Johnson rose against the seem-
ingly insurmountable barriers
of the pervasive, fierce racism
of the day to capture an exalted
symbol o f the sports world-
and of White Supremacy: the
world heavyweight boxing
championship.
And he did it by fighting
and defeating three of the
greatest white champions of
that era with unbelievable ease.
As I watched Burns' depic-
tion of the championship fight
between Johnson and the world
champion, Jim Jeffries-which
was held very deliberately on
July 4, 1910 in Reno, Nevada,
with much of America hanging
on telegraphed reports from the
stadium-a vivid thought sprang
into my mind.
Why was Jack Johnson
allowed to fight for the cham-
pionship? After all, White
America had long adamantly
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and sophistication and
absolute self-confidence
whether in or out.of the ring.
In the America of that era, no
black person was supposed to
be like this or act like this; and
Johnson's frank and often-
declared insistence that he was
his own man and would not be
bound by racist restrictions
was astonishing to hear and
see. This attitude, and his abil-
ity to carry it off, gave him an
enormous, albeit deeply hid-
den, appeal to white men,
whom the dynamics of indus-
trialization and urbanization
had penned up in factories and
office buildings and cities-
leaving them fewer and fewer
ways to live according to time-
honored notions of manhood.
Of course, his uniqueness
"protected" Johnson only up to
a point-the point when he actu-
ally won the title.
From then on,. as Burns
shows, he was persecuted by
no less than the Justice
Department for his "unforgiv-
able" relationships with white
women until he was falsely
charged and convicted of lur-
ing white women into prostitu-
tion, and stripped of his title. It
is justice long overdue that
now President Bush should
quickly agree to the bipartisan
petition of Republican Senator
John McCain, Democratic
Senator Edward M. Kennedy
and a host of others to reverse
this governmental wrong and
posthumously pardon boxing's
greatest champion.
Johnson endured hard
times for a number of years
after that. But he never for
long lost his irrepressible spir-
it. He lived a full life before
Saying in an automobile crash
in 1946 at age 68.


Jack Johnson did not see
himself as a "race man," the
term used then to describe
what we would call a civil
rights activist or a black
'nationalist (and he was not
without flaws, including at
least two instances of physical-
ly abusing women who loved
him). But, looked at in the
larger context, his flamboyant
refusal to knuckle under, if one
can use that phrase, to white
racist beliefs must be seen as
just a more extravagant
expression of the fire that
burned in many Black
Americans in that era. It was
there in W.E.B, Du Bois, the
scholar-activist who coined the
term "unforgivable blackness"'
in an essay on Johnson. It was
there in Ida B. Wells-Barnett, a
crusading journalist and-
activist; and Madame C.J.
Walker, a socially-conscious
entrepreneur who became the
first black woman millionaire-,
And it was there in the millions,
of black migrants who would,
flee the South, as Jack Johnson
had fled Galveston, Texas, dur- -
ing the century's early and,
middle decades.
What all these people had
in common was the determina-
tion to live their lives as they,'
not whites, saw fit.
In that regard, then, Jack-
Johnson's unbelievable black-.
ness did, in one of the most
racially benighted periods of,
American history, provoke a;
meeting of the minds across,,
the color line: Blacks with;.
overt enthusiasm, and whites,
by their own behavior,,
revealed they saw in him an
authentic American hero.


never be allowed to seek box-:
ing championships, especially
the heavyweight title. Johnson,
outboxing every white heavy-:
weight pugilist in sight, had
been pursuing a championship
bout for years. But there was,
seemingly, no chance of his
ever reaching his goal. That he
did is the more astonishing
considering that his was an era
when black Americans were
marooned in a vast sea of hos-
tility: the Supreme Court in the
1896 Plessy decision had
effectively stripped them of
their civil rights; lynchings and
other violent crimes against
blacks had reached epidemic
levels in the South and some
states in the North; and every-
where in the U.S. blacks were
routinely and profoundly dis-
Sregarded as American citizens
and human beings.
So, why did Jack Johnson
get the championship bout he
was seeking? Because, I'm
convinced, eiren as White
Majority America hated Jack
Johnson for his unforgivable
blackness, they were mesmer-
ized by him, too. They were
mesmerized by his unbeliev-
able boxing skill, which
enabled him to to) \ ith the
most skilled \\hite boxers in
the ring uhile simultaneously
blithely) parring the racist
jibes of spectators.

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By

Betty Asque

Davis

"There's Always Something
Happening On The First Coast"

"A Weekend Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."
A whirlwind of activities started with a trek to historic
St. Augustine's Pedro Menendez Performing Arts Center
for...
"Arielle Productions' MO-TOWN & MO"
"MO-TOWN & MO' is a fun and splendidly perfect-
ed lip sync performance of Motown and other artists by a
cast of local 'artists' from the St. Augustine and Palm
Coast areas. The 'artists' are fantastic! The costumes are
fabulous! The 'artists' are so great you find it unbeliev-
able that they are actually lip-syncing. There were per-
formances depicting over thirty artists from the Motown
era and artists from today. There was 'Ike & Tina
Turner', 'Beyance Knowles' (and yes the 'artist' even had
the 'Beyance Bounce' perfected), 'Nancy Wilson' (this
was an unbelievable 'look alike'), a real life father and
daughter as 'Nat King Cole and daughter' Natalie Cole',
'Ray Charles', 'Gladys Knight and the Pips', 'Diana
Ross', 'The Temptations, 'Luther Vandross', 'The Four
Tops', 'James Brown', Michael McDonald, 'Gloria
Estefan' and many others.
Arielle Productions takes its name from the niece
of president and artistic director Gerald Eubanks.
Banks had been telling me for months about MO-TOWN
& MO being a 'must see' production. He wasn't exag-
gerating!
SThe mission of the production company is to inspire
creative flow, to encourage artistic bent and especially to
reach out to the under-served of our population-those
whose cultural yearnings are not being satisfied. Eubanks
states, "This production is usually the third Saturday in
January each year. Next year we expect to take the show
to' Palatka. Arielle Productions expects to do a show
about the last public performance of 'Billie Holiday'
next."
I can hardly wait!

We continued our weekend trek heading north for...
"The Ritz Chamber Players"
The annual "In Remembrance Of The Dream" pro-
duction by the Ritz Chamber Players was performed to a
'full to capacity' audience. There were actually no tick-
ets to sell at the door!
The Ritz Chamber Players performance was mesmer-
izing from the pastoral songs with words by Joseph
Campbell performed by violinist Tai Murray, violist
Amadi Hummings, cellist Troy Stuart, pianist
Terrence Wilson and Alison Buchanan, the other rendi-
ti6ns that included clarinetist and Ritz chamber Players'
founder/president Terrence Patterson to the Negro
Spirituals sung so movingly by soloist Alison Buchanan!
It was a breathtaking performance! And there are
other performances on March 13 and the season's culmi-
nfting performance on June 3, 2005 both at the Terry
Theatre.
: Each year the Ritz Chamber Music Society honors a
First Coast citizen that continues the dream of Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. The 2005 honoree was most
fittingly Reverend Rudolph W. McKissick, Sr. pastor
of the one of the historic monuments among churches in
the state, Bethel Baptist Institutional Church. Reverend
McKissick's commitment to both Civil Rights and
Human Rights has been constant and too often unherald-
ed. The Society made an excellent choice!
********
Op Sunday there was...
"A Raisin In The Sun"
The Stage Aurora Theatrical Company's production
of Lorraine Hansberry's 'A Raisin In Sun' was both
splendid and captivating! Under the direction of Roumel
Rpaux, the cast of actors that included Shinnerrie
Jackson, Eugene Lindsey, Lolita Jennings and A. Rita
Churchwell were able to capture the audience's anticipa-
tion and attention with their staging of the renowned play.
SBringing live theatre to the Northside! The Stage
Aurora Theatrical Company-with its executive director
Dhrryl Reuben Hall is a gift to the First Coast! Dr.
Ezekial Bryant retired FCCJ executive had words of
praise for both Darryl Hall and his parents Edward and
Dir. Dolores Levy Hall. Dr. Bryant writes,
"Con1gratulations to Executive Director Darryl R. Hall,

his supportive parents and the entire Stage Aurora


Theatrical Company for bringing this outstanding pro-
diction of "A Raisin In the Sun" to the Jacksonville
community. We are especially proud of our very own
Executive Director Darryl Hall who graduated from
Villiam M. Raines High School. We look forward to the
Snext production!
********
S "Boylan-Haven's MLK Celebration"
With Mrs. Juanita W. Tunstall presiding, Boylan-


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Everett and Mrs. Anita Jackson with MO-TOWN & MO Production
MC Willard Anderson. The Jacksons traveled from Baltimore, MD
for the event. (Photo by J. Carl Davis, Sr:)
4L;.. '. ;.";


Arielle President and Artistic Director Gerald Eubanks with the
'future stars' group and their leader. Arielle Productions, Inc. in
keeping with their mission are providing performance opportunities
are area youth. (Photo by J. Carl Davis, Sr)
IC-*q. ~_ 1~1;8~[IRS~ii~Allow.,""


Rev.and Mrs. Rudolph W. McKissick, Sr., the Ritz Chamber Players
MLK event where Rev. McKissick was the 2005 Ritz Chamber Society's
Honoree. (Photo by J. Carl Davis, Sr:)


'Artist" Carlos Ann Butler receives congratulations from Ted and Mrs.
Emma Adams following the MO-TOWN Production. (Photo by J. Carl
Davis, Sr.)


Intermission at the Ritz Chamber Players Dr. MLK In Remembrance
performance were: Dr. Roy Singleton, Samuel and Mrs. Clara
Criswell-Florida Star Publisher and Ritz Players Society Board
Member Dr. Orrin Mitchell.(Photo by J Carl Davis, Sr.)


Posing with Soprino Alison Buchanan were Ms. Cherise Whitt with
her Mom Mrs. Juanita Whitt. (Photo by J. Carl Davis, Sr:)


The Stage Aurora Cast with director Roumel Reaux and executive direc-
tor Darryl Hall following their performance of Lorraine Hansberry's "A
Raisin In The Sun." (Photo by J. Carl Davis, Sr.)


Stage Aurora Executive Director Darryl Hall with his Dad Edward Hall. Members of The Jacksonville Moles: Mesdames Betty Asque Davis, Jacqueline
(Photo by J. Carl Davis, S:) Williams, Madeline Scales-Taylor, Gail Cole Mathis, newly Antoinette
Williams Battle with her Mom Janice Hice, Sharon Sellers, Dr. Emma Moran,
Betty Cody, Dr. Menia Speights and Janice Owens planned a Girl's Night Out'
for the Stage Aurora production. (Photo by J. Carl Davis, Sr.)



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Boylan-Haven Alumnae Mesdames Charlotte Stewart and Grace Brown
with MLK Observance Keynote Speaker Clennon King. (Photo by J. Carl
Davis, Sr.)


Haven Alumnae's annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Birthday Observance held at the Saint Paul African
Methodist Episcopal Church featured award winning
journalist Clennon King, whose father the late C.B.
King was the attorney for the late Dr. King, gave a most
challenging message.
The annual birthday celebratory program of stirring
music and poetic oratory included: Rev. Dr. Eugene
White; Rev. Kennetta Carter; Mesdames Nimmie
Hines, Marsha Phelts, Charlotte Stewart, Loretta
Coppock, and iGrace Young Brown- Boylan Halven
local alumnae president; James Richardson and the


Keynote speaker Clennon King as he is greeted by well-wishers that
included retired Museum Executive Dr. Rowena Rhodes Stewart. (Photo
by J. Carl Davis, Sr.)


Ribault High School Chorus.
This very uplifting program enables us to keep the
dream of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. alive in
our hearts!

What are your Super Bowl XXXIX plans?
Contact us at 904 766-8834; E-mail socially@theflori-
dastar.com or you may reach me directly at
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NFL And Jacksonville Community
To Build NFL Youth Education Town

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--The National Football League
will donate $1 million towards the construction of the
Jacksonville NFL Youth Education Town (YET).
For more than a decade, the NFL has constructed YETs
in Super Bowl host cities. The YET program is aimed at pos-
itively impacting youth in at-risk neighborhoods.
Joined by Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton, DELORES
BARR WEAVER, co-owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars and
Chair/CEO of the Jaguars Foundation, Jaguars and other
NFL players, Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Florida, 2005
Miss America Deidre Downs, and 100 local children. NFL
Commissioner Paul Tagliabue will dedicate the educational
and recreational facility at a press conference on Thursday,
February 3 at 4:00 p.m. in Brentwood Park, the future loca-
tion of the YET.
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback and Super Bowl
XXIX MVP Steve Young will be on hand for the announce-
ment and talk about his "Forever Young Zone." This initia-
tive is part of a collaborative effort by the NFL, Forever
Young Foundation and Sun Microsystems to provide inner-
city youth at the centers with access to computers, internet
and the latest software technology.
The NFL donates more than $1 million toward the YET
project annually. This year, funds donated by the NFL, pro-
ceeds from the NFL Experience and other league charity
events taking place during Super Bowl week, and local pub-
lic and private support will be used to create a new YET
facility and programming in Jacksonville. The Jacksonville
Host Committee is spearheading the local effort to match the
$1 million from the NFL with $2 million additional dollars.
Jacksonville's YET (561 W. 25th Street, Jacksonville)
will be constructed on two acres of the Catherine Hester
McNair Park in the Brentwood neighborhood just north of
downtown Jacksonville. The facility is an integral element of
a revitalization and development project in that area which
will include construction of more than 325 homes as part of
the Jacksonville Housing Authority's $20 million "Hope VI"
project, and 96 HabiJax homes (the local affiliate of Habitat
for Humanity). The Youth Education Town will serve chil-
dren from the Hope VI project as well as children from sui-
rounding neighborhoods. In a unique partnership, youth
services will be provided by the managing partner of the
YET, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida, and addi-
tional comprehensive family services will be provided by
other non-profit agencies through the United Way of
SNortheast Florida. v


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Victim
asking for confidential
assistance in solving the
murders of the following
wherein pictures are not
shown:
Anthony Baker, 37;
Eugene Ogelsby, Jr., 31;
Terry Jones, 15; Antonio
Walker, 26; Willie
Session, 55; Jab Nelson,
30; Leon Gamble, 32;
Randy White, 31; Jerry'
McCray, 36; Duane
Simmons, 31; Kevin
Owens, 26; Wanda Jones,
45; Kenyatta Johnson, 29;
Carlos Peeples, 29; Al
Kelley, 49; Roderick
Eason, 22; King
Brookins, 31; Wallace
Alexander, 26; Samuel
Perryman,. 35; Timothy
Brown, 38, and William
Cone, 18.
Contact First Coast
Crime Stoppers, 1-866-
845-TIPS (8477) No
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was paid $10,000 for their
performance.

Jacksonville
Job Corps
Wins Award

The Jacksonville Job
Corps Center won an
award at the annual
Region 3 student leader-
ship conference in Atlanta
for the best High School
Diploma/GED attainment
rate ard was recognized
for superior Center per-
formance.

Man Buys $17,000 ad
Pursuing Wife's Return

An Orlando man pur-
chased a full-page ad for
$17,000 in the Florida
Times Union,
Jacksonville, because he
wanted to be sure his wife
of 17 V2 years would see
it. According to sources,
she left him about two
weeks ago. The ad was
addressed to Marianne
from Larry, asking her for
the opportunity to prove
his unending love.


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Minorities and women get a taste of what it is like to be in business from profession-
als during a recent training camp.


Hispanic Chamber of
Commerce, and
Jacksonville Women's
Business Center.
Federal and state rep-
resentatives attended the
seminar and the
Jacksonville Regional
Chamber of Commerce
had as the 18th Annual
Martin Luther King, Jr.
breakfast at the Veterans
Memorial Arena, Dr.
Melvin Gravely II as
keynote speaker. Dr.
Gravely is an expert on
the subjects of entrepre-
neurship and business
development.
Dr. Gravely is founder
and president of The
Institute for
Entrepreneurial Thinking.
While in Jacksonville, he


became aware of the
racial problems facing the
community and said, "I
feel like I came to a party
while the host was argu-
ing," and offered four
suggestions. (1) We must
leave behind what hap-
pened 30 years ago. (2)
We must raise our expec-
tations of ourselves and of
each other and, raise our
children to make a contri-
bution. (3) We should
focus not on just who we
have helped but how well
were they helped, and (4)
It is not who you know
but who knows you.
The State representa-
tives gave guidelines on
how to become certified,
'SBA and business devel-


opment issues.
The following week,
Janet Hill, former Special
Assistant to the Secretary
of the Army \\ho is mar-
ried to "Calvin Hill, a 14-
year veteran of the NFL.
Their son is Grant Hill of
the Orlando Magic. MIls.
Hill spoke to women busi-
ness owners and entrepre-
neurs on "Learning froin
the Pros."
The final event was
with Joyce Morgan, the
following week (January
27) advising Jacksonville
minority and women busi-
ness owners on how to
make positive first
impressions by "Polishing
your Image."


Meet Jacksonville Legends At Carl's Main Street Restaurant


Harold Carmichael
and other former NFL
players from Jacksonville
will be at The Place at 8th
and Main Streets on
Friday, February 4 from
9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.


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(next door to Carl's Main
Street Restaurant.) This
will be an evening of
unforgettable celebrating
with food, cash bar and
silent auction. Proceeds
to benefit The United


Negro College Fund.
Tickets: call 800-949-
4452, 904-720-5696, 212-
410-1189, 904-598-1255,
904-751-2304, 904-655-
1234 or 904-642-1722.


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DAYTONA BEACH,
Fla. -- Dr. Mary McLeod
Bethune stands once again
on the historic grounds of
Bethune-Cookman College.
In a momentous centen-
nial unveiling, the College
community and its support-
ers gathered to witness the
presentation of the Dr. Mary
McLeod Bethune Bronze
Statue and the official open-
ing of the Centennial
Gardens on the College
campus on Saturday,


Statue Of Dr. Bethune


Unveiled At B-CC


the mantle from Dr. Oswald
P. Bronson, Sr. to Dr. Reed.
"Today we recognize the
lady who will carry the
dream to another level," said
Bronson. "Dr. Bethune
wanted to pass the torch
onto a woman, and she got
that 63 years later."
Helen Williams Bronson,
wife of Dr. Bronson, pre-
sented Reed with the
Elephant Award in com-
memoration of her inaugura-
tion as the first female presi-
dent since Dr. Bethune. The
founder was fond of ele-
phants for their wisdom and
strength.
Dr. Dorothy Height,
President Emerita of the
National Council of Negro
Women, Inc., was also on
hand to extend congratula-
tions to the College on the
occasion of the unveiling.
"What we have here is
something I think is so sym-
bolic of an educator and a
great public servant," said
Height. "I hope [that] this
will remind future genera-
tions not just of the struggle,
but also the progress that has
been made here today."
Albert Bethune, grand-
son of Dr. Bethune, repre-
sented the Bethune family
with his recitation of
"Mother Dear
Remembered", which he
also dedicated to the mother
of Dr. Reed.


January 22, 2005.
"We're here today to
recall the dream that became
a reality, and to have our
founder on our campus once
again," said Dr. Trudie
Kibbe Reed, newly inaugu-
rated president of the
College.
The unveiling, which
coincided with the inaugura-
tion of Dr. Reed, allowed the
community to honor the
legacy of Dr. Bethune and
to witness the transferring of


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From the Office of the Mayor

by Mayor John Peyton
In just a few short days, the eyes of the world will turn
to Jacksonville as we host our first-ever Super Bowl.
With 100,000 visitors and 3,500 reporters converging on
the First Coast for Super Bowl XXXIX and with 800
million people in 200 countries tuning in on television -
Jacksonville is poised for unprecedented national and
international recognition. This recognition has great
potential for increased growth and economic opportunity
in Jacksonville.
To capitalize on these opportunities and ensure that everyone benefits from the
big game, the city has been actively working with the National Football League
(NFL) and Super Bowl Host Committee to implement the Small and Emerging
Business Program. The program works to increase the participation of small, minor-
ity- and woman-owned businesses in game-related activities.. Sanctioned events give
businesses the opportunity to promote their goods and services to organizations asso-
ciated with the NFL and the Super Bowl as well as the larger community.
Additionally, all members are included in the Business Resource Guide, an exten-
sive directory of certified small businesses that provide services typically needed
during a Super Bowl. The guide has been made available to NFL contractors, cor-
porate sponsors and event planners. While the initial objective of the Small and
Emerging Business Program was to inform businesses of the opportunities' surround-
ing Super Bowl, the long-term goal is to help those businesses build relationships
that could lead to long-term contracts. A total of 350 businesses have been certified
as members of the Small and Emerging Business Program, 211 of which are minor-
ity-owned. To date, the NFL has awarded 120 contracts.locally.
There has been a lot of focus, as there should be, on the impact the Super Bowl
will have on Jacksonville. But it is important to remember that this is also a great
time for football, fun and entertainment. There are a number of ways for everyone
to participate in the fun ,and festivities surrounding the game. The Times-Union
Super Fest is sure to be one of the most popular events, transforming downtown into
a super-sized street party with live music, interactive games, strolling entertainment
and food.
Another great family-friendly option is the NFL Experience, an interactive foot-
ball theme park. And the Super Showtime Festival, a four-day multicultural event
featuring music, dancing and food, will celebrate Jacksonville's diverse African-
American, Latino, Caribbean and Pan-African communities.
,I encourage you to get out and experience downtown Jacksonville during this
exciting time. Please accept my wishes for a safe and fun Super Bowl experience.
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A Mockery of Democracy
The selection of the leadership of Iraq will proceed this
weekend as scheduled. Amidst the continued violence,
chaos and American occupation Iraqis will make there in theG
way to the polls. They may not know where the polls are
and they probably aren't familiar with the 8,000 candi- "
dates but the mockery of democracy will proceed. .-
President Bush feels that the window dressing is neces-
sary so that he can lie to America once again and pretend .
that progress is taking place in Iraq. R,.
The reality is that the occupation of the country will
continue indefinitely. President Bush is asking for more troops and more money to
support the occupation. There is no end in sight, no peace in sight, still no exit strat-
egy and human lives on both sides are being sacrificed daily. Iraq's army and police
force will not be able to bring stability to a chaotic nation because the American inva-
sion was successful. President Bush and his boys plus one (Condoleezza Rice) didn't
fail to plan, their plan is working perfectly.
They knew that by destroying the infrastructure of the nation from the roads, to the
civic leadership that Iraq couldn't do without United States troops. America has made
such a mess that they have to stay and oversee the mess they made. The prisons are
full of prisoners who have yet to be charged and have no immediate court date in site.
Who is going to oversee the prisons? Oh, the Americans are here. The roads and elec-
trical grid is destroyed. Who is going to repair it? Oh,.the Americans are here. The
Iraqi police andarmy have been dismantled. Who is going to keep order? On, the
Americans are here. This was the plan all along.
There will be no election this weekend as this is another window dressing effort
by the Bush Administration to pacify their loyal supporters who refuse to see the
truth. They refuse to see that Iraq is more divided today than it was prior to the inva-
sion. They refuse to see that this mockery of democracy will not move the country
forward but rather it will set it back. They refuse to see the increasing numbers of
Americans and Iraqis that are dieing everyday. They refuse to see that the war was
never over. They refuse to see that their moralist president who has a god complex is
the epitome of evil. As Iraqis die while going to the polls President Bush will make
pronouncements and speeches about freedom while the people in Iraq are along way
from freedom.
When you pull the wool from over your eyes what do you really see? Can you see
the mass graves as a result of the war? Can you see the few nations that were with us
in the fight are pulling out one by one? Can you see the United States servicemen and
women.who are brought homes in coffins on a daily basis? Can you see the Iraqi fam-
ilies that have been devastated by death? Can you see how many Iraqis who have
been illegally imprisoned with no hope of a speedy trial? Can you see that due
process is overdue? When you look at Iraq what do you see?
Dr Watkins is a syndicated columnist, author, professor of sociology at Augusta
State University and the president of Unity Council Inc. he can be reached via his
website: www.ralphwatkins.org.


Don't miss Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan and Snoop Dogg!


Super BowlSchedufe of Events

Wednesday, February 2"< 2005


tFriday, Fe6ruary 4t, 2005


IEWTJ&1ER.AIWM1ENT


* Event: Snoop Dogg Concert
* Summary: Snoop Dogg performs
live
o Location: Florida Theatre
* Time :9:00 PM


* Event: Super Fight I "Fight Before
the Fight" sponsored by Oscar De La
Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions &
Juba Entertainment
* Summary: World Championship
Boxing Match featuring Librado
Andrade plus four other bouts
* Location: University of North
Florida Arena
* Time: 8:00 PM

* Event: Super Soul Series
* Summary: Concert featuring Gladys
Knight
* Location: Florida Theatre
* Time: 9:00 PM


Saturday, Fe6ruary 51ti, 2005


Snoop Dogg Performs Live
February 2nd at the Florida
Theatre!


And Don't Miss the Snooper Bowl

on Saturday February 5th!


Event: Snooper Bowl
Summary: Snoop Dogg brings his
youth football team to town
Location: Raines High School
Time: 11:00 AM

Event: Super Soul Series
Summary: Concert featuring Chaka
Khan
Location: Florida Theatre
Time: 9:00 PM


For ticket information contact Juba Entertainment at (904)301-3030
www.jubaentertainment.com


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Meek Calls For Arrangements
For Haitians Residing In U.S.A.
To Vote In Hatian Elections
WASHINGTON, DC U.S. Rep. Kendrick B. Meek has
released letters to Haitian interim Prime
Minister Gerard Latortue, President George'
W. Bush and United Nations Secretary-
General Kofi Annan calling for arrange-
S ments for Haitians residing in the United
States to vote in the Haitian elections to take
Kendrick place later this year.
Meek "It makes no sense to require U.S. resi-
dents to accept the burden and expense of
international travel, and the necessary time away from work
and family, by requiring them to return to Haiti just to par-
ticipate fully in the democratic process," Meek wrote in his
letter to President Bush. "A sound alternative exists.
Certainly we would not require Iraqis in the U.S. to return to
Iraq to vote for the same reasons. Our standards should be
as high for Haitians."
Congressman Meek's request came ahead of the Haitian
- electoral council's adoption of its final plan establishing the
legal framework, calendar and procedures for the parliamen-
tary and presidential elections.
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President Bush Asked To Meet African
American Doctor Forced To Close Clinics
By Malpractice Insurer That Canceled
Coverage Under Tort Reform
TCHULA, MISS. -- A legendary Mississippi physician
who was forced to close his four clinics serving the poorest
Delta residents on January 1st called upon President Bush to
meet with him about how his medical malpractice insurer
canceled coverage using the powers of a new tort reform law
in the state.
Reverend Dr. Ronald Myers, who has had no malprac-
tice claims against him in his 16 years of practice and trav-
els 50,000 miles per year through the Delta to care for his
flock, was featured on Good Morning America Wednesday
morning. "It is a case of insurance company greed over
human need," Dr. Myers told Good Morning America.
President Bush, under the guise of saving clinics from clo-
sure, has been advocating for the tort reform measures that
helped put Dr. Myers out of business.
"Tort reform gave my insurer the power to cancel my
coverage and close my clinics, "stated Dr. Myers. "President
Bush must recognize that regulating insurance companies is
the only way to force companies to make coverage available
and affordable, not giving the companies greater power to
discriminate."
Myers states that the Medical Assurance Company of
Mississippi dropped coverage for his clinics because the low
income communities Myers practices in have been deemed
"judicial hellholes", even though there has not been a single
malpractice verdict in those counties. He contends racism
and redlining are what is driving the insurer's decision to
drop coverage.


years earlier.
Bush and his strategists
are under no illusions of
winning the black vote for
Republicans in the near
future. But they believe that
any advances on this and
other minority voting blocks
could make the difference in
close elections.
Bush met with the


Congressional Black
Caucus, a group of 43
Democrats, on Wednesday.
The caucus had an adversar-
ial relationship with Bush in
his first term, but Rep.
Melvin Watt, D-N.C., the
group's new chairman, said
members are hoping to find
common ground with Bush
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dollars to churches and reli-
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encouraged him to push for
a constitutional ban on gay
marriage.
Many of the people at the
meeting with Bush Tuesday
were the president's political


supporters.
Exit polls showed that
Bush received just 11 per-
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November's election, a
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Ethiopia has began giving
free doses of life-prolonging drugs to" about 14,000 HIV -
infected Ethiopians in a U.S.-funded program, the govern-
ment said January 25.
The program, which is being implemented in 20 hospitals
and 30 health centers across Ethiopia, began Monday arid
aims to have 30,000 people on treatment by the end of the
year, said Solomon Abate of.the HIV/AIDS Prevention and
Control Office.
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JTA cares about its riders and will maintain regular bus service during Super Bowl and
the week leading up to it. There will, however; be some route detours in :he Downtown
,area elective Wednesday. February 2 though Sunday. February, For detailed information,
information is available at FCCJ station, on JTA buses or by calling Customer Service at
(904) 630-3100 or TDD (904) 630-3191. Information is also available at www.jtafla.com.




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'Super'March or Jesus Faith In Our Community The Church Directory

Parade Planned -Schedule of Events and Services- "Come and Worship With Us"


Despite being born deaf, due to missing nerves in her
ear, Cindy Hall will enjoy and will take part in the "Super"
March for Jesus parade in Jacksonville, Florida. just like
everyone else.
On Saturday, January 29, Cindy, along with thousands
of Christians from all denominations will march and sing
through the streets of Jacksonville in a grand celebration
to "Lift Jesus High." The "Super" March for Jesus will
afford worshippers the opportunity to praise their Lord
outside of the church's walls and make public their love
for Jesus Christ.
The "Super" March for Jesus will bring Christians of
every tradition, age and color into the streets to celebrate
Jesus Christ. The marchers will proceed along Bay Street
in Downtown Jacksonville and up to Alltell Stadium. The
line up begins at 10:15 a.m. at the downtown courthouse
on Coastline Drive, with the march starting at 11:00 a.m.
This event is free and open to the public, but attendees
should bring $1 for the program/prayer script.
Cindy always had a passion for music. At the age of
twelve, her mother could hear her singing in front of the
bathroom mirror as she got dressed.
In fact, Cindy once dreamed of being a country music
singer, regardless of not ever hearing the lyrics or musical
notes from a song. Thirty years later, Cindy still likes to
write, sing and perform. Now she performs for God;
through him she is inspired to write songs and share her
anointing with others. Listeners describe her music as "a
natural flow that is poured from her heart into the wor-
shipping experience."
"I plan to participate as one of the many people who
will magnify our Lord and Savior, Jesus, during the
"Super" March," says Cindy. "I plan to sing and praise
along with everyone else and want other deaf people to
realize they can praise and Worship God on their own too.
There is no need for a radio, CD or an interpreter. We can
depend on God and grow in our relationship with him."
"The Super March calls Christians of all denomina-
tions to unite," says Jenny Howard, "Super" March for
Jesus Coordinator. "We will sing praises to the Lord in
unity throughout the streets in order to share our love for
the Lord with others. We are excited about the Super
Bowl, but we are more excited to be able to begin all of
the festivities with thanks to our Lord."
For more information about the "Super" March for
Jesus, please call (904) 724-3315 or visit the website at
www.j axmarchforj esus.org sus.org/>


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death benefit to pay funeral between benefits and costs,
costs. These organizations you must decide whether your
have such "burial benefits" as survivors need any additional
one of their membership fringe special funds. The advantage
benefits. The money can range of taking care of the funeral
from as low as $100 to amounts and burial costs now is that
covering the total costs, as in you spare your survivors one
the case of many unions. more immediate burden during
If you are a member of such a difficult time.
a group, or groups, you still
may not know whether or not
there are such benefits or what A.B. COLEMAN
they amount to. Check now to MORTUARY, INC.
find out, then, let whomever "OurAim Is Not to Equal, But Excel"
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FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY-Mt. Sinai Missionary
Baptist Church, 2036 Silver St., invites the public to help
celebrate Family and Friends day at the church on Sunday,
February 13 at 10:45 a.m.
EIGHTH ANNUAL WOMEN'S CONFERENCE-Holy
Tabernacle Church, 6416 Miriam St., presents the 8th
Annual Women's Conference on Saturday, February 12,
beginning at 10:00 a.m. For more information contact the
church at 764-3754. Paul R. Cordona, Pastor. Bishop
Robert L. Jones, Senior Pastor.
APPRECIATION SERVICE-The public is invited to
attend an Appreciation Service recognizing 48 years of ded-
icated service in honor of Deacon Amos Tunsil. The service
will be held Saturday, January 29, 1:00 p.m. at the Church of
God'Sanctuary of Praise at 5755 Soutel Dr.. Dinner will be
served following the celebration.
PASTOR'S ANNIVERSARY-Greater Macedonia Baptist
Church, 1880 W. Edgewood Ave., will celebrate the 29th
Anniversary of the Pastor, Dr. Landon L. Williams, Sr. The
Anniversary Banquet (tickets must be purchased in advance
from the church) will be held Friday, February 11, 7:00 p.m.
at the Airport-Holiday Inn. The Pastor's Anniversary
Worship will be held at the church on Sunday, February 13
and Sunday, February 20 at 4:00 p.m. Pastor Virgil Jones
(Philippian Community Church) is the speaker on February
13 and Pastor Kelly Brown (Mt. Vernon Baptist Church) is
the speaker on February 20. For more information call the
church at 764-9257.
WOMEN'S CONFERENCE-Holy Tabernacle Church,
6416 Miriam St., presents the 8th Annual Women's
Conference on Saturday, February 12 at 10:00 a.m. Mary
Ann McCoy of We're For Jesus House of Prayer is the
speaker. Paul R. Cardona, Pastor. Bishop Robert L. Jones,
Senior Pastor







If asked, most people would say they've "never seen
God." They'd be surprised to know that, yes, indeed, they
have seen Me.
Whenever you look at the wonders of nature, a splen-
did sunrise or sunset, waves crashing on the shores of a
beach, you can see Me. When you look into the smiling
eyes of a beloved child, you are looking at M e. When you
gaze up into a starlit night, I am there for you to see in all
My glory.
It is sad, then, when people deny My existence by
claiming they haven't seen Me. That's because, as Christ
said, they "have eyes but do not see." i
As you go about your daily life, make it a point to rec-
ognize Me. I am there, all around you, all the time. Open
your eyes, and you will be rewarded.
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Walk as Jesus Did
Fearing The Lord

The Spirit of the LORD
will rest on him the Spirit
of wisdom and of under-
standing, the Spirit of
counsel and of power, the
Spirit of knowledge and of
the fear of the LORD-- and
he will delight in the fear of
the LORD.
He will not judge by
what he sees with his eyes,
or decide by what he hears
with his ears; but with
righteousness he will judge
the needy, with justice he
will give decisions for the
poor of the earth. He will
strike the earth with the rod
of his mouth; with the
breath of his lips he will
slay the wicked.
Isaiah 11:2-4 NIV


Ye that fear the LORD,
trust in the LORD: he is
their help and their shield.
The LORD hath been
mindful of us: he will bless
us; hi will bless the house


of Israel; he will bless the
house of Aaron.
Psalm 115:11,12 KJV

Thanks be unto God for
his unspeakable gift: Jesus
Christ, the only begotten
Son of God is the object of
our faith; the only faith
that saves is faith in Him.


New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208


Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Afternoon Bible Study
(Except First Sunday) 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting 7:30 p.m.
Sunday School Review............8:00 p.m.
Pastor: Rev. Joe Calhoun
(904) 764-5727 Church
(9.04) 768-0272 Home


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WORSHIP CENTER
Dr. Lloyd S. Williams, Pastor

220 NE. 1st Ave. CHURCH-(386)-454-2367
P.O. Box 2187 HOME-(386) 454-8251
High Springs, FL 32655 CELL-(386) 344-0058


Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
Sunday
Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
Church School 8:45 a.m.
Wednesday
Fulfillment Hour Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
Every 2nd & 4th Thursday 10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon
Friday
Joy Explosion Ministry 6:30 p.m.
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. F.D. Richardson Jr., Pastor

Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church
2036 Silver Street Jacksonville, FL 32206
Rev. R. L. Gundy, Pastor
(904) 354-7249 Church
Bible Power Enrichment Hour
Sunday School 9:15- 10:15 a.m
Sunday Praise & Worship 8:00 a.m.
I- Baptism-Praise & Worship
(Sanctuary) 10:30 a.m;
Youth Church-2nd & 3rd Sundays
Fellowship Hall 10:30 a.m.
Mid-Week:
Wednesday, Noonday Prayer 12 Noon
Inspiration Wednesday Worship Service..................6:00-8:00 p.m.'
Prayer Meeting & Bible Study, Youth Bible Study & Activities

Mount Sinai Community Development Enterprise
Community Resource Education
And Development Institute
2049 North Pearl Street, Jacksonville, FL 32206
(904) 798-8733

GED Program, FCAT, Tutoring, Mentoring, After School,
Job Skills Training, National Parenting Program, Ex-Offenders,
Computer Skills Training for Youth and Adults.
For More Information
Call (904) 798-8722 or 798-8733.

MT. CHARITY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1417 North Laura St. Jacksonville, Florida 32206
George Harvey, Jr., M.A., M. Div., Pastor
Telephone: (904) 356-0664 or 768-4453
"Christ died for our sins...was buried and Rose again (see I Corinthians 15:1-4)
Sulzbacher Outreach Service 8:30 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday & Friday Night Services 7:30 p.m.
International Sunday School...........5:00 p.m. Saturday on WYMM AM 1530
A Bible Preaching, Bible Believing and Bible Practicing Church
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Mayor, City Council Members And Media Community Rally Held

View City's Changes For Super Bowl

SAgainst Crime And Violence


MAD DADS is offering
a $1,000 reward for infor-
mation leading to the arrest
and conviction of the indi-
vidual (s) responsible for the
"cowardly" drive-by shoot-
ing occurring on January 19
in the 1700 block of West
Sixth Street in the Edward
Waters College (EWC) area.
On Thursday, January
27, community leaders, city
officials and others joined
MAD DADS at a Rally
Against Crime and Violence
at the corner of Rushing and
Kings Road.
The rally was one of
many efforts by MAD


DADS to halt crime and vio-
lence throughout
Jacksonville, while motivat-
ing community residents to
get mad, and get involved.
The issue of crime,
drive-by shootings, and the
lack of community involve-
ment were major rally
themes.
MAD DADS officials
stressed that the recent
drive-by shooting is not an
EWC issue.
Officials say a shooting
that took place on January
22 outside of the Paradise
Island Apartments on the
Southside indicate these


type of problems will hap-
pen throughout the city
unless they are stopped now.
Elder Donald Foy, MAD
DADS Jacksonville Chapter
President said, "Enough is
enough! It is the communi-
ty's responsibility to make
the streets safe for students
and residents alike along
with the Jacksonville
Sheriff's Office. The thugs
who run through our neigh-
borhoods, will soon learn
that they have more to worry
about than JSO officers.
The entire city wants these
criminals off the streets
now!"


Mayor John Peyton shows and explains the cnages made to improve the look of the
city on a Trolly tour with members of the City Council and media persons.


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.The band is scheduled to
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al and then return Sunday, February 6 for the performance. Dr. Julian White (top frame
at right), a Jacksonville native who was Band Director at Raines High School, is direc-
tor of university bands at FAMU.

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The 36th NAACP Image Awards Nominations And The Inner City Destiny Awards Highlights!
by Rych McCain


The Award Show season is in full swing as labor meets
reward. We can't cover them all because there are simply too
many. We will try to present the ones that honor people of
color.
The Universal Hilton Hotel hosted the annual reading of
the 36th NAACP Image Awards Nominations on Wednesday,
January 19, 2005. The 36 categories were read by actors
ivica A. Fox (Missing), Omar Epps (House), Ananda Lewis
(The Insider), Rachel True & Essence Atkins (both of UPN'sCD
Half & Hal) and Hill Harper (CSI: NY). They were joined by
NAACP Interim President Dennis Hayes, Image Awards
Committee Chairperson Clayola Brown and the show's
Executive Producer, Hicangelo Bulluck.
This year's highlight will be the induction of TV Talk C A
Queen, Oprah Winfrey to the NAACP Hall Of Fame. The
show will be taped on March 19th at The Dorothy Chandler .
Pavilion and broadcast on Friday, March 25th (8:PM ET/PT)
on Fox. CD
UPN leads the Network Category with 14 nominations L
including Outstanding Comedy Series ("Girlfriends" and "Half & Half'), and Outstanding Drama Series.
("Kevin Hill"), followed by CBS with 12 and HBO with 11 nominations. "Ray" leads the Motion Picture Category
with seven nominations, including Outstanding Motion Picture, Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture (CJ Sanders i
and Clifton Powell) and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (Regina King and Sharon Warren).
In the recording Category, Jive Records leads with seven nominations. Usher is the front-runner with five nomi-
nations for Outstanding Male Artist, "Confessions," Outstanding Music video, "My Boo" with Alicia Keys and n Ci
"Yeah!" with Lil' Jon and Ludacris, Outstanding Song for "Yeah!" and Outstanding Album, "Confessions." In the
Television Dtrama Category, "Soul Food" leads with six nominations including Outstanding Drama Series,
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series (Melinda Williams, Nicole Ari Parker and Vanessa Williams), Outstanding
Supporting Actor (Darrin Dewitt Henson) and Outstanding Supporting Actress (Diahann Carroll). A new category,
Outstanding Independent or Foreign Film, has been added this year. A record breaking 1200 plus entries were received
this year. CD
On Sunday, January 16, 2005, The LA Inner City Destiny Awards were held at the Celebrity Centre in Hollywood
and was hosted by the lovely and talented actress Elise Neal from the hit UPN Sitcom "All Of Us." The event was ..
founded by Jeffrey Coprich during the aftermath of the 1992 Rodney King Verdict Rebellion. Coprich created and .A
organized the L.A. Inner City Mass Choir in an effort to unite young people across,inner-city communities to direct
their energy towards a positive end. ...
Jeffery felt that it was important for the choir to go beyond their voices to bring about change and began "The Watts
Image Award" (which now is "The Inner City Destiny Awards), to encourage the community to reward and learn from
positive role models empowering the inner city.
The Honorees included child actor CJ Sanders from the movie Ray, for Outstanding Actor of The Year Award; Sweet Alice Harris, Community Activist Award; Coach
DeAnthony Langston, Inaugural Coach Carter Award; Actor Hill Harper (CSI: NY, CBS), W.E.B. Dubois Scholar Award; The Rt. Rev. Joe L. Smith, Pastoral Outreach
Award; Deborah Halsey, Marva Collins Leadership & Education Award; Charlena Sheperd, Alberta Rocket Excellence Award; Patsy Johnson, Unsung Hero Award; Famed
surgeon to the stars Dr. Mal Fob, Pioneer Award; The real life Coach Ken Carter, Lifetime Achievement Award and finally but not least, a very special award, The Amber
Laskey Award went to former LAPD Chief-of-Police and current LA City Councilman, Bernard Parks and his lovely wife Bobbi. Amber, a member of the LA Inner-City Mass
Choir was the innocent victim of a drive-by shooting in South Central LA.
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CAPTIONS


American Beach Property Owners Association


Elects Officers At Annual Meeting


Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community
Events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area.

SUPER NIGHT OF LIGHTS BOAT PARADE IN
DOWNTOWN JACKSONVILLE-The City of
Jacksonville, Jacksonville Super Bowl Host Committee,
and JEA invite boaters to participate in the Super Night of
Lights on Februarn 3. at 7:00 p.m. The Super Bowl
XXXIX spirited celebration features illuminated vessels
of all sizes parading do\i n the St. Johns River in a variety
of themes. Boaters will be instructed to make a complete
lap beginning at Metropolitan Park and traveling along
the Northbank to the Acosta Bridge. crossing to the
Southbank and traveling to the Du\al County School
Board building. Once boaters have finished the parade
route, they \will dock at Metropolitan Park for a private
Captain and Crew\ Appreciation Party. Imruediately fol-
lowing the parade, the Super Night of Lights Fireworks
Spectacular \\ill illuminate the evening sk\. Fireworks
will be shot from three barges, the Main Srreet, Acosta,
and Hart bridges, and various downtown buildings. The
Super Night of Lights is open to both powerboats' and
sailboats, with.no limit on size. There is no fee to enter,
but space is limited, so register your vessel today! For
more information or to enter a vessel in the parade, con-
tact the City of Jacksonville Office of Special Events at
(904) 630-3690 or register online at www.coj.net. Your
participation in this event will forever be remembered as
part of Super Bowl XXXIX history. The Super Night of
Lights is an officially sanctioned event of the Jacksonville
Super Bowl Host Committee for Super Bowl XXXIX.
OFF THE WALL AND ONTO THE STAGE-Off the
Wall and Onto the Stage: Dancing the Art of Jonathan.
Green, comes to Jacksonville on its World Premiere tour
on Friday, February 18 at 8:00 pm. at the Florida Theatre.
Two other performances are scheduled Friday, February
18 at 10.00 a.m. and at 11:30 a.ri. for area schools. As
the first known artist of Gullah Heritage to receive formal
training at a professional art school, Jonathan Green has
created more than 1,700 works capturing the unique
African-American culture he considers his own. his
painting are rooted in the Gullah heritage, a heritage
wrapped in themes of family and community, personal
identity and expression, race and culture-a particularly,
southern imagery exploring life and color in a way that
the South, with its often turbulent history of immigration.
slavery, war, prejudice and acceptance, understands with
real intimacy. For ticket information on any performance
contact FCCJ Artist Series at (904) 632-3373.
POST 197 ANNOUNCES NEW HOURS OF OPERA-
TION/SUPER BOWL PARTY-American Legion Post
197 will observe new operational hours effective January
30 through February 5 to coincide with Super Bowl
XXXIX activities. Hours are 5:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.
(closing). Food and drinks are available during these
hours. A Super Bowl Party will be held at the Post, 2179
Benedict Rd., on Sunday, February 6.
HAIR CUT-A-THON-a Hair Cut-A-Thor will be held
on Sunday, February 13 from 10:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. at the
American Academy of Cosmetology (1330 Blanding
Blvd.) across from the Winn Dixie on Knight Boxx in
Orange Park. The event is planned to raise money for
Jewels Rogers, a local girl. who was injured in an auto-
mobile accident by a drunk driver and is paralyzed. The'
hairdressers and volunteers are not getting paid the\ hale
donated their time to the e% ent. The haircuts are $10 and
all proceeds x\ ill go to the \ ictim. T\\o local entertainers
will sing, a clown \\ill be available for face painting.
Other highlights include balloons for the kids. raffles, a
50/50 drawing, and a rose for each person getting their
haircut.
UNF GREAT AMERICAN JAZZ SERIES-There Is
life in Jacksonville after the Super Bowl, too ... and, plen-
ty of it. The legendary Dave Brubeck Quartet is coming
to the University of North Florida on Friday, February
11, at 7:30 p.m..- five days after.the National Football
League's crown jewel event. The concert the Quartet will
present in Lazzara Performance Hatl of the Fine Arts
Center is part of Bnrbeck's "85th Birthdas Celebration
STour." That gi es one reason to say the legendary jazz
N irtuoso wants to spend part of his 85th birthday at UNF.
Brubeck has e er reason for wanting to include UNF in
his celebration. It is home to one of the country's great
jazz programs, and has welcomed him and his Quartet to
campus once before, in 2003, just as UNF has played host
to a veritable "Who's Who" in the jazz realm. The
February 11 concert is the highlight performance of the
17th annual UrNF Great American Jazz Seiries, and also
features the oft-honored UNF Jazz Ensemble I. Directed
by Dr. Keith Javors, it's a band worth celebrating in its
own right, and one that Brubeck himself has praised as "a
real powerhouse." JEl also has accepted an invitation to
tour China f(r two weeks this summer


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The Honorable Judge Henry L. Adams (right) passes the gavel to Carlton Jones who
was elected President of the American Beach Property Owners Association, Inc. and
Michael Holzendorf, Assistant Treasurer.


By Marsha Dean Phelts

American Beach
Property Owners'
Association, Inc. elected the
following officers at their


DEATH

NOTICES
ALBERTIE-Annie, died
January 24, 2005.
ALEXANDER-Glenna, died
January 19, 2005.
ANDERSON-Melinda, 56, died
January 19, 2005.
ARLINE-Irene J., died
January 21, 2005.
BELL-Barbara J., 57, died
January 20, 2005.
BROWN-Luschouis, died
January 23, 2005.
BROWN-Tiara M., died
January 20, 2005.
CARTER-Linda L., died
January 23, 2005.
DAVIS-Edith, died
January 21, 2005. A. B. Coleman
Mortuary, Inc.
DEAR-Baby Aishya, died
January 14, 2005.
DOWELL-Betty, died
January 23, 2005.
ENGLISH-Hattie L., died
January 21, 2005.
GEORGE-Anthoriy M., died
January 23, 2005.
GRAHAM-Henrietta, died
January 22, 2005. Alphonso West
Mortuary, Inc.
HALL-Willie S., 95, died
January 22, 2005.
HENRY-Cedric A., died
January 22, 2005.
HOWZE-Gene, died
January 23, 2005. A. B. Coleman
Mortuary, Inc.
JOHNSON-Annie, died
January 23, 2005. A. B. Coleman
Mortuary, Inc.
JOHNSON-Annie Lou, died
January 23, 2005.
McCAIN-Louis, died
January 17, 2005.
McCRAY-Davis, died
January 23, 2005. A. B. Coleman
Mortuary, Inc..
McDANIEL-Leroy C., died
January 21, 2005.
McNEIL-Mary J., died
January 19, 2005. Alphonso West
Mortuary, Inc.
McRAE-Bertha L., died
January 24, 2005:
ODOM-Marie E., died
January 18, 2005.
PERSON-Baby Keaton A., died
January 19, 2005.
PRIESTLY-Frank B., 76, died
January 17, 2005. Alphonso West
Mortuary, Inc.
STARKS-William B., died
January 19, 2005.
STOKES-Jacob Sr., 69, died
January 23, 2005. Lewis-Smith
Mortuary


Annual Meeting. Carlton D.
Jones, President; Ruth
Waters Mckay, Vice-
President; Marsha Dean
Phelts, Secretary; Sherald
Wilson, Assistant Secretary;


Sharett Simpkins, Treasurer;
Michael Holzendorf,
Assistant Treasure;, Kathie
Carswell, Chaplain and June
M. Smith, Parliamentarian.
Elected to the Board of


Trustees were Honorable
Henry L. Adams, Jr.
Immediate Past President,
Comilla Bush, Evelyn
Jones, Tony Nelson and
Michael Stewart.
American Beach found-
ed on January 31, 1935 is
celebrating its 70th
Anniversary through a gala
of activities during the cal-
endar year.
Carlton D. Jones will be
the speaker for the Prayer
Breakfast in observance of
the 70th American Beach
Anniversary Celebration,
Sunday, January 30 at 11:00
a. m. at the Historic
Franklintown United
Methodist Church, 1415
Lewis Street, on American
Beach.
For Breakfast
Reservations please leave a
voice message that includes
the names of guests at 354-
9062 in Duval County or
904-491-0689, 277-7960 on
American Beach.


Minority Coalition Says Information

Is Best Weapon In Fight Against AIDS


JACKSONVILLE--
HIV/AIDS is the leading
cause of death for African-
Americans ages 25-44.
In Duval County, more
than 70 % of all new HIV
infections are in the African-
American community.
In Florida, 1 in 46
African-Americans is HIV
positive. The statistics are
startling and staggering, but
officials at the Minority
AIDS Coalition's Riverside
Resource Center say infor-
mation is the best weapon to
arm the African-American
community in the battle
against AIDS.
The coalition says
Education, awareness and
understanding is very
important.
African-Americans in
the Duval County area are
still avoiding HIV testing
and are avoiding talking
about sexual issues as if they
were someone else's prob-
lems.
"How many of our broth-
ers and sisters have to die
before we have honest con-
versations about' this dis-
ease? How many more lives
will we surrender because of
our own fears? How long
with we allow this to
spread," asks M. Bowles,
CTG Representative.
The leading transmission
point for HIV is sexual
activity. There is no cure.
HIV and the the Minority
AIDS Coalition stresses that
the only way of avoiding
HIV and other sexually
transmitted diseases (STDS)
is abstinence from sex,
drugs and alcohol.
The coalition says drugs
and alcohol are included
because abusing these two
may lead to bad choices
about sex. For more infor-


nation about social pro-
grams, HIV counseling and
testing services, or other
HIV prevention programs,
call the Minority AIDS
Coalition's Riverside


Resource Center at (904)
387-0091.
For men under the age of
24, call the Jacksonville
Area Sexual Minority Youth
SNetwork, Inc. (JASMYN) at


By Robert Gordon


Hi everybody! What up. Welcome to
the Bus Stop!


This column is devoted to all of our "''=
School Bus Drivers in Duval County.
Every week we will have photos of our most wonderful and
highly trusted heroes: YOU the Driver Every week there
will be color photos of you and your family members show-
ing up and showing offjust to have a good time! There are
contests with prizes gifts and give- aways.
DRIVER APPRECIATION AWARD:

Peggy Dial-Tobe, First Student driver, bus number 891,
you are my favorite driver this entire week! She is an ESE
driver, and probably one of the sweetest persons in Florida,
(or at least in Jacksonville...SMILE!)
Ms. Peggy Dial-Tobe, if you want a 3 day/2 night hotel
vacation package in
either Lake Tahoe or
Los Vegas, Nevada
call the magic num-
ber you see below!!
Does anybody aes
want to win a hotel
vacation package in -
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know if you donM't
call me, and oh
yeah...you have to
show me that
SMILE!
Now...I want to
see YOUR pretty Peggy Dial-Tobe
smile, too. So call me
.at 210-7031 if you are a School Bus Driver and want to
enter my Pretty Smile contest. The e-mail address is.
Robert@florida.usa.com. I want to see the Prettiest smile
you have!! To Learn More About The Legal Services Plan,
call GORDON & ASSOVIATES (904) 210-7031.


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STAjR J-A 2 200----4


Classmates Enjoy Yellow Jacket Roundup

.... .... ... center pieces using velvet stuffed Yellow Jackets with silk-:


Ob


Koz surrougn
Reflections By Roz Burrough '64


It was hard work. I took it on as one of my company's
assignments. I was certain that if I could get a core group of
Northwestern classmates to buy into a vision of success for
all of us, this project would be supercalifragilisticespialido-
cious! And it was.
The vision of success was seeing classmates gather,
reuniting for a positive joyous occasion, celebrating each
other in a casual comfortable environment, honoring our

AIDS Summit 2005

Scheduled At Radisson

Riverwalk Hotel


AIDS Summit 2005, to
be held on February 17 and
18 at the Radisson
Riverwalk Hotel in
Jacksonville, will feature
renowned experts who will
be presenting timely infor-
mation on topics related to
AIDS.
The Minority AIDS
Coalition of Jacksonville is
presenting the summit.
Sponsors include River
Region Human Services,
Florida A&M University
College of Pharmacy, The
AIDS Institute, Commcare
Pharmacy, and the Florida
Department of Health.
Among the speakers are:
Dr. Robert Fullilove,
Associate Dean for commu-
nity and minority affairs and
a professor of clinical
sociomedical sciences at the
Mailman School of Public
Health of Columbia
University.
He co-directs the
Community Research Group.
at the New York State
Psychiatric Institute and
Columbia University. Dr.
Fullilove has authored
numerous articles on crack
cocaine use, sexually trans-
mitted diseases, HIV/AIDS,
minority health, and mathe-
matics and science educa-
tion.
Lorenzo Robertson, pro-
fessional actor, and creator
of his own one-man show
which he will perform at the
AIDS Summit. Me, NMlseltf,
and I is a poignant voyage
through a man's life, where
each act brings forth strong
messages of self-image,
AIDS, family values and
personal responsibility.
http://www.lorenzorobert-
son.com.
Lisa Sampson, a Client
Advocate with the Tampa
Hillsborough Action Plan
HIV services program. She
provides outreach, support
and linkage services for HIV
positive women who are
handling their own health
challenges while raising
children. Ms. Sampson will
give insight into the chal-
lenges that black HIV posi-
tive mothers face.
Other presenters are:


Michael Payne, Executive
Administrator, Jacksonville
Mayor's Office of Faith and
Community Based
Partnerships.
Derya Williams, CEO of
River Region Human
Services, a founding mem-
ber of the Minority AIDS
Coalition, and current
Chairperson.
Dr. A. Gene Copello,
Executive Director of the
AIDS Institute. Dr. Copello
has over twenty years of
experience in public policy
related to HIV/AIDS.
M. Lynn Selzer, is the
Regional Services Manager
for Commcare Pharmacy.
He has over ten years of
.experience in HIV/AIDS
counseling.'
Avery Gardner,
Prevention Contract
Manager for the Duval
County Health Department.
Mr. Gardner has been
involved in, 'HIV/AIDS
work, both professionally
and as a volunteer, since
1997.
The Duval County AIDS
Program Office will provide
classes including: HIV 501
Counseling and Testing
Update for certified profes-
sionals who work in
HIV/AIDS testing; HIV 104
to provide a basic under-
standing of HIV/AIDS to
beauticians, morticians,
nurses and any other profes-
sionals who would benefit
from the training.
CEUs will be provided
by River Region Human
Services and Florida A&M
University.
The conference fee is
$125.00 before Feb. 11, and
$175.00 thereafter.
For registration, call
904-358-1622, ext. 232.
For more information,
contact Deadra Green,
Summit Chairperson, at
358-1622, ext. 231.

SUBSCRIBE
AND
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IN THE
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A hand painted sign welcomed Northwestern High
School classmates to the Class Roundup event.
beloved teachers and having a good old fashion fun time.
Seven to ten classmates met weekly and daily, to execute our
success strategy.
Those productive meetings were held at my house and I
delighted in trying out my culinary skills. We took great
pride in our project and we wanted our Yellow Jacket fami-
ly to experience the best.
Marva Coker ('63) and Yvonne Ivey ('64) worked for
days hemming yellow linen table cloths. Elizabeth Thomas
('64), Sarah davis ('64), Hope Miles ('64), Loretta Cowser
('64), and Linda Senior. ('61) were diligent crafting lighted


wings.
Mrs. Yvonne Owens, a retired teacher, donated a fabu-
lous hand painted welcome sign. Since our tickets (priced
low to include all classmates) were sold in advance, oscar
Walker ('64) was able to design individual name tags.,
Yellow Jackets came from far and near. They came taller,
shorter, fatter, slimmer, red haired, gray haired, jet black
haired and no haired, in wheelchairs, on crutches, and with
walking canes.
Whatever changes occurred during the last 40 years,
everyone was loving, sharing, and happy to see and be with
our Yellow Jacket family again. I really cherish the moments
with our former teachers. My dad always said that a
teacher's influence affects his or her students forever. They
have profoundly shaped my life. Our teachers really enjoyed
themselves. Mrs. Johnnie MItchell and Mrs. Emma Moran
sent lovely notes of refelctions on the event. Mrs. Moran on
her walking cane was front and center in the electric slide
line, right next to our Congresswoman, Corrine Brown
('64).
We had a glorious time! Our mission, now, is to make ,
ourselves available for the young Yellow Jackets who cur-'
rently attend Northwestern Middle School and who desper-
ately need us. We are sincerely grateful to everyone who
participated in Jeans, Beans and Collard Greens. A very spe-'
cial tahnks to Mr. Julian Bullock, Northwestern's adminis-_
trator, who assisted us with such professionalism and kind.
generosity


Janet Jackson And Jermaine Dupri To Co-Host Willie Gary

Celebrity Scholarship Party During Super Bowl XXXIX


JACKSONVILLE--The
star-studded Willie Gary
Celebrity Scholarship Party
will be
held on
Saturday,
February
5 begin-
ning at
9:00 p.m.
at the
Janet Jackson A e t n a
Building on 841 Prudential
Dr.
Teaming up with famed
attorney Willie Gary to pres-
ent the party during Super
Bowl XXXIX festivities are
actress/entertainer Janet
Jackson and super producer
Jermaine Dupri.
Invited guests include
Magic Johnson, Bow Wow,
Sam Madison, Evander


Holyfield, Tommy Ford, and
others who support the mis-
sion and fundraising efforts
of the Willie Gary Classic
Foundation.
The
Marquee
sponsor
for the
event. : is
the Black
Family
Channel.
"I am Jermaine
extremely Dupri
proud of
the ways in which we are
able to positively impact the
lives of youth' in our com-
munities," said Willie E.
Gary, Senior Partner Gary,
Williams, Parenti, Finney,
Lewis, McManus, Watson,
& Sperando P.L. and


Chairman of The Black
Family Channel.
"After all, our children
are our most valuable
resource and it is our duty to
invest in their future," Gary
continued.
The Willie Gary Classic
'Foundation is dedicated to
helping close the education
gap, empowering students
with tools, resources, and
inspiration to seek a higher
education.
Annual programs
include the Martin Luther
King, Jr. essay contest and
luncheon, back to school
campaign, Pre-SAT
Workshop, and a higher edu-
cation recruiting fair.
"The Willie Gary
Classisc, Inc. is a staple in
the Jacksonville communi-


ty," said Alvin Brown, presi-
dent of the classic.
"We are committed to6
closing the education gap.
Our goal is to empower stu-:
dents with the tools and
resources to obtain a college
education. That's the best
way to close the economic
gap."
The event is open to the
general public via pre-sale;
tickets only.
Tickets are available at
www.ticketannex.com or
charge by phone 866-4MY-'"
TIXS. General information'
is, available at 904/353-
3008.


Wellness Expert Donna Richardson Joyner

To Appear During Jacksonville Health Fair


JACKSONVILLE -- The
Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services is teaming up with
health experts and the
National Football League to
raise awareness of obesity
and other diet-related health
issues affecting Florida's
African American popula-
tion.
The "Touchdown for
Life: Super Wellness Health
Fair" is set for January 30
from 1 to 5:00 p.m. at the
Gateway Shopping Center,
5258 11 Norwood Avenue in
Jacksonville.
The event -- which is
hosted by Shands
Jacksonville, Baptist Health
and the NFL -- will capital-
ize on the city's Super Bowl
pre-game excitement to dis-
tribute information and
encourage attendees to
adopt healthy lifestyles of
disease prevention,, regular
health checkups and good
nutrition.
"Participation in this
event is a great way for our
agency to reach this target
audience with messages
about the importance of
healthy eating and exercise,"
Florida Agriculture
Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson said. "We will staff
a display and provide infor-
mation to attendees. Also,
fitness expert Donna
Richardson Joyner, the
spokesperson for our
agency's African American
Health Initiative, will be on


Donna Richardson Joyner

hand to greet the crowd, sign
autographs, provide fitness
tips and conduct a family
workout."
Last November, Bronson
kicked-off the initiative to
raise awareness among
African Americans about
obesity related health prob-
lems caused by poor diet and
exercise habits. The cam-


paign was developed by the
Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services in conjunction with
the Florida Caucus of Black
State Legislators and fea-
tures Richardson Joyner in
print and broadcast mes-
sages and at educational out-
reach events throughout
Florida.
Health organizations
estimate that 300,000 people
in the United States die each
year from obesity related
diseases. Obesity can lead
to diseases such as diabetes,
high blood pressure, heart
disease, and even some can-
cers. Obesity rates have
doubled among children and
tripled among teenagers
since 1980, with unhealthy
diet and lack of exercise
contributing to this epidem-
ic. Cultural factors, includ-


ing traditional diets and,
exercise habits, can increase '
obesity among some minori-
ty groups, particularly
African Americans and ;
Hispanics. According to the \
Centers for Disease Control
(CDC), only about one
fourth of U.S. adults eat the'
recommended five or more
servings of fruits and veg-
etables each day. African
Americans consume less
than half the amount of veg- !
tables that Caucasians con-
sume.
According to the CDC:
more than half of African .
American and Hispanic
'women are obese; one in
four African American:
women over age 55 has dia- t
betes; and 2.7 million[
African Americans over age
20 have been diagnosed
with diabetes.
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Welcome Home '00'! Former Black NFL Stars


To Host Events In Jax


Kenneth Burrough, ( second from left) Jacksonville native and former Pro Bowl wide
receiver for the Houstion Oilers, wears his famous "00" jersey while meeting with stu-
dents at Raines High School on Tuesday, January 26. Burrough is in town to visit with
family, friends, and enjoy the Super XXXIX festivities. Burrough was offered 85 four-
year scholarships after graduating from Raines in 1966. He starred in football and
track and field at Texas Southern University and in the Southwestern Athletic
Conference (SWAC). In 1970 he became the first Raines High graduate to play in the
National Football League after being drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the first
round of the NFL Rookie Draft. He made the NFL All Rookie Team and was traded to
the Houston Oilers for five players. Burrough played with the Oilers from 1971-1983.
He made the Pro Bowl four times, was the Oilers leading receivers for seven years,
was a leader in yardage gained (five years), and had a lifetime career reception aver-
age of 20.1 yards per catch. In 1997, he was inducted into the SWAC Hall of Fame.
Burrough, who resides in Houston, Texas, will be in Jacksonville through February
10.

Tiger Woods Off To A Good Start


SAN DIEGO Ever
since Tiger Woods had that
moment on the practice


range in November when his
swing changes suddenly
made perfect sense, his
record has been nearly per-
fect.
First came a wire-to-wire
victory at the Dunlop
Phoenix in Japan, although
the margin of victory (eight
shots) was far more familiar
than the guy he beat
(Ryoken Kawagishi).
A month later, he posted


all four rounds in the 60s to
win his Target World
Challenge against a 16-man
field. And two tournaments
into the 2005 season, Woods
rallied from a two-shot
deficit over the final six
holes to win the Buick
Invitational for his first PGA
Tour victory in 11 months.
"It's hard to believe it's
been that long to win on our
tour," Woods said.


Pastor


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They call themselves the
Field Generals. It's a fitting
name for a group of former
black NFL football stars
who led their teams to victo-
ries during their playing
careers.
Founding members
Marlin Briscoe, Randall
Cunningham, Vince Evans,
James Harris, Warren Moon
and Doug Williams will
lead by example during sev-
eral key events in
Jacksonville leading up to
Super Bowl XXXIX.
The Field Generals
Super Bowl Reception will
be held on Thursday,
February 3, at the Ritz
Theatre & LaVilla Museum
located at 829 N. Davis
Street.
The reception begins at
7:00 p.m. This is an invita-
tion only event and is not
open to the general public.
The Field Generals sec-
ond annual Quarterback
Youth Clinic will be held on
Saturday, February 5, 2005,
at Ribault Senior High
School located at 3701
Winton Drive.
Briscoe, Cunningham,
Evans, Harris, Moon and
Williams will provide
hands-on "on field" instruc-
tion. High school freshman,
sophomores and juniors are
invited to attend.
The Youth Clinic will
be held from 10:00 a.m. -
1:00 p.m., in partnership
with Outback Steakhouse.
Registration information
and forms are available
online at www.fieldgener-
als.com.
This is also an invitation
only event and is not open to


the general public.
The Field Generals will
also award four scholarships
totaling $10,000 to deserv-
ing students.
Scholarship candidates
will be selected from minor-
ity youth in the Jacksonville
community based upon
essay submissions.
Candidate essays will be
screened by an independent


firm and announced in the
weeks following Super
Bowl XXXIX.
For more information on
The Field Generals, visit
www.fieldgenerals.com or
call 800-835-9946.
Questions may also be
directed to Rohena Miller at
(502) 645-5476 or Lori
Mason at (904)607-9710.


Moving On


/


Serena Williams of the U.S., seventh seed, yells in jubi-
lation after defeating Wimbledon champion Maria
Sharapova of Russia, fourth seed, in their women sin-
gles semifinal match at the Australian Open on Rod
Laver Arena at Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia,
Thursday, January 27, 2005. Williams won the match, 2-
6, 7-5, 8-6. In the championship match on January 29,
Williams will face the winner of the semifinal between
top-ranked Lindsay Davenport and 19th-seeded Nathalie
Dechy of France. (AP PhotolRick Rycroft)


Your Weekly Horoscope
(JANUARY 22, 2005-JANUARY 29, 2005)


ARIES (March 21 to
April 19) It's a
great week to
track down old
friends and catch
up with current events. The
same holds true for family
members who live at a dis-
tance. This weekend, a home
improvement project beck-
ons.
TAURUS (April 20 to
May 20) You need to get
out of that rut and
S find some intel-
lectual stimula-
tion. Go to a
museum or attend
a lecture at a local college.
You'll be surprised how
much this revs your creative
juices.
GElMINI (May 21 to
June 20) You're the calm in
the middle of that
storm at home. '
Fortunately, you .."-4 I
feel comfortable
this time being the peace-
maker. Later in the week,
seek out feedback on a work
project.
CANCER (June 21 to
July 22) A little
pampering will go
a long way with
your mate. You I
rekindle that warmth and
passion. Over the weekend,
window shopping delights
you both.
LEO (July 23 to
August 22) A slight finan-
I


cial misunder-
standing can easi- -
ly be straightened .o..
out. Perhaps the
bank is at fault. Later, some
surprising information
proves beneficial.
VIRGO (August 23
to September 22) There's
Usually a good
ri) reason for most
I uj things. This is
especially true
where your mate's mood is
concerned. A heart-to-heart
chat clears the air.
LIBRA (September 23
to October 22)
This week, you
allow personal .
problems to take
center stage. As a result,
important work could get
neglected. Try to separate
the two for more effective
results.
SCORPIO (October 23
to November 21) A surprise
comes your way
IS t via the mail.
Perhaps it's that
Special invitation
you've been anticipating. In
any event, you're pleased.
SAGITTARIUS
(November 22 to
December 21) It seems
others have more
faith in you this
week than you
have in yourself.
Dispel those self-doubts.
They're ultimately baselessN


CAPRICORN
(December 22
to January 19)
S*fl iIt's best to get
everything out in
the open with your mate.
Holding in resentment is
bad for the relationship.
Later in the week, your
stress is eased.
AQUARIUS (January
20 to February 18) A
friend's career news takes
you completely
by surprise. --
However, there
could be an
opportunity for you as well.
Talk this over in detail.
PISCES (February
19 to March 20) You're
Generally a frugal
person. However,
don't let this
descend into
cheapness. Once in a while,
you have to open that wal-
let!
CELEBRITY
BIRTHDAYS: Minnie
Driver, January 31;
Sherilynn Fenn, February 1;
Garth Brooks, February 2;
Nathan Lane, February 3;
Dan Quayle, February 4;
Barbara Hershey, February
5; Tom Brokaw, February 6.




(c) 2005 DBR Media,
Inc.


TA TITA DV )O nll~


You ten

Invited


To A Birthday Celebration

For


DEBORAH


MAIDEN

General Manager,

President

Of Victory AM 1360 WCGL


Saturday, January 29, 2005
6:00-9:00p.m.

Household Faith Ministry Center
1440 W Edgewood Avenue
*Dress is Semi-Formal


SPECIAL GUESTS:
"True Believers"
"Keith 'WONDERBOY' Johnson"
Plus local choirs, groups, soloists,
dance teams, more!



Hosted By Dr. Bruce V. Allen
Of The Church Fellowship Ministries
General Admission: FREE!


-A Love Offering will be received-
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JAIL OR BAIL

EDITOR 'S NOTE: All suspects are deemed innocent unless proven
guilty in a court of law. Jacksonville Sheriff's Office reports are a
matter ofpublic record. The Florida Star seeks to educate the com-
munity in the hopes of keeping our community safe.
BUSTED FOR POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUB-
STANCE WITH INTENT TO SELL On Saturday, January
22, 2005 at 6:15 p.m. two undercover detectives were posing as
drug buyers in the 2900 block of Sandlin Street. They made con-
tact with the co-defendant and asked her about purchasing some
crack cocaine. The co-defendant told the undercover detectives
to wait and she would go and get some one to serve them. The
co-defendant returned with the defendant. The defendant gave
the undercover detectives two pieces of crack cocaine and the
undercover detectives gave the defendant $40.00 of "JSO
Funds." The take down signal was given and the defendant was
apprehended and advised of his rights. The defendant was
arrested, transported to jail and booked on a felony charge. Case
cleared by an arrest.
BOYFRIEND/GIRLFRIEND DOMESTIC BATTERY-On
Saturday, January 22, 2005 at 6:30 p.m. a police officer was dis-
patched to 12364 North Winds Dr. in reference to a domestic bat-
tery. Upon arrival, police officer made contact with the girlfriend
(victim) who told the police officer that she was returning home
earlier around 5:00 a.m. when she passed her boyfriend (sus-
pect) coming out of her apartment complex. The suspect doesn't
live there. The suspect turned around and started following her.
The victim then tried to turn off onto an unknown road to avoid
the suspect but the suspect followed her. The victim stopped at
the end of an unknown road where the suspect got out of'his
vehicle and came up to her driver side window. The victim told
the police officer that the suspect told her, "You are a no good
whore and I'm going to kill you." The suspect then grabbed the
victim by the throat and started choking her. The victim said she
was able to push him off and started "yelling at him." The sus-
pect grabbed her purse and told her to follow him to his house.
The suspect pulled off and the victim acted as if she was going
to follow him but she then turned off and went home. The police
officer observed that the victim had no visible injuries. The
police officer then spoke with the suspect after reading him his
rights. The suspect said he never went near the victim at all ear-
lier this morning. After the police officer spoke with the sus-
pect's mother the police officer then re-interviewed the suspect.
The suspect admitted to following and taking the victim's purse
but he said he never choked her. The suspect told the police offi-
cer that he lied at the beginning of the investigation because he
was scared of going to jail. The suspect had their 1-year-old
child in the vehicle with him while committing this act of vio-
lence. The suspect was arrested and taken to jail. Case cleared by
an arrest.
ARMED ROBBERY 1WITH A DEADLY WEAPON On
Saturday, January 22, 2005 at approximately 11:55 p.m. the
Wasabi Restaurant and the Peking Wok Restaurant at 1650 San
Pablo Rd. South were both robbed within minutes of each other.
The suspects entered both businesses, which are adjacent to each
other through open rear doors. Once inside, the suspects point-
ed firearms at the employees and demanded money from them.
The suspects took money from the employees and the business-'
es before fleeing. As police arrived at the scene, two suspects
were seen running south from the businesses. A perimeter was
set up and K-9 units tracked the suspects to a nearby house.
During the investigation, one of the suspects confessed to his
participation in the robbery as one of the five participants in the
robberies. The suspects were read their rights and taken to jail.
BUSTED FOR SELLING CONTROL SUBSTANCE-On
Saturday, January 22, 2005 at 6:50 p.m. two undercover detec-
tives started a conversation with the \ witness who was standing
against a wall at 2150 Emerson Street. The witness and the detec-
tives agreed to complete a drug deal (Marijuana). As a result, the
witness ran off headed southwest to an apartment. After a few
minutes, the witness and the suspect returned to the detectives.
The suspect then sold the detectives $40.00 worth of marijuana.
The take down signal was given and asthe suspect started to
walk away he was arrested southwest of the undercover vehicle.
During the take down, the suspect dropped the JSO funds
used to buy the marijuana. He was read his rights, arrested, taken
to jail and booked on a felony charge.
BOYFRIEND THREATENS HIS GIRLFRIEND-On
Saturday, January 22, 2005 at 4:56 p.m. a police officer was dis-
patched to a disturbance call at 1214 Labelle Street. (Eureka
Garden Apartments). Upon arrival, police officer met with girl-
friend (victim), who stated that she and her boyfriend (suspect)
have a child in common. She further stated that her boyfriend
responded to the listed apartment after receiving a letter advising
him of child support responsibilities. The victim told the police
officer that he knocked on the front door of the listed apartment
demanding entry. When the suspect was denied entry, he threat-
ened to go to an. undisclosed location to get a gun and return to
the listed address to "kill her and their son." The police officer
was unable to elicit any information from the victim as to the
current or possible whereabouts' of the suspect. She was also
unable to provide the police officer with information as to where
the suspect might get a gun. The victim was provided with a state
attorney's card and advised of the procedures required to file a
report with SAO. This case to be followed up by MCI office.'
Patrol efforts suspended.
DEALING IN STOLEN PROPERTY-On Saturday, January
22, 2005 at 4:45 p.m. a police officer \was dispatched to a biirgla-
ry at 1730 North lMain Street. (Gold and Silver Pawn. Shop).
Upon arrival, police officer met with the victims. The victims
informed the police officer that on 1/22/05 at 11:00 a.m. and
1/22/05 at 3:00 p.m. an unknown suspect entered the all fenced
in backyard at 1729 North Market Street from the rear fence and
stole items from the pawnshop. The workers at the pawnshop


described the suspect as a person pushing a shopping cart \\ith
several paint buckets inside it, and had just left the store. The vic-
tims were able to locate the suspect around the comer and
brought him back to the store with the gold and silver. The police
officer observed that the door to the shed located in the south
side of the pawnshop was damaged. The suspect was read his
rights as he was arrested. The suspect told the police officer that
he did not burglarize the pawnshop, and he was given the listed
items, from a white male in a red truck at West 8th Street and
North Laura Street. A detective advised the arresting police offi-
cer that he did not have enough to arrest the suspect on burglary
charges. The suspect was transported to PTDF.


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By following the procedures in this book, especially
by being submissive and polite while police ask ques-
tions, you minimize the possibility of brutalization.
However, if police start beating you, there is only one
thing to do: CURL UP INTO A FETAL BALL AND
PROTECT YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR ARMS. If you
are already handcuffed with your hands behind you, try
to wriggle your head under the police cruiser for protec-
and opinions tion. You can survive a tremendous beating, but if you
not those of are kicked and beaten in the head, you may be killed or
tion only-not seriously brain-damaged.
Once you get stabilized in the hospital, get busy.
Have yourself photographed, preferably before and after
surgery, with and without bandages. CALL YOUR
LAWYER. DO THIS AT ONCE. DO NOT DELAY. You
can sue the city and win a substantial amount of money.
It will not be easy. The cops and the city will cover their
fannies with every trick in the book. City employees will
suddenly have difficulty remembering things.
Documents will get lost. On the positive side, there are
so many people carrying video recorders, digital cam-
eras and cell phone cameras that it is possible that your
p beating was recorded or photographed. Some police
cruisers are equipped with video cameras. All of this evi-
dence can be subpoenaed and used in your lawsuit and
in defense of your criminal indictments.
Yes, there is justice in America. But let me plead with
you: DO NOT antagonize cops. They- are armed and
dangerous. Never forget this.


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XXXIX Week in
Jacksonville at USA
Football's TACKLE
READING BOWL on
Monday. January 31. at
Northwestern Middle
School (2100 W 45th
Street; 904-924-3100).
They \ ill take on
Northwesten's football
team.
An impress\ e group of


NFL players and guests
\\ill \witness this exciting
exhibition.
Jacksonville Jaguars
All-Pro Wide 'Recei\er
JININMY SMITH. Miami
Dolphins All-Pro
Corerback SAM MADI-
SON. former U.S.
Education Secretary and
Jackson State head coach
ROD PAIGE. and others
\will talk \\ith students
prior to the game about the
important role education
has had in their lies both


on and off the field.
The Jackson\ille
Jaguars JAXSON De
VILLE is captain of the
NFL mascot team. Earlier
this week. he rallied his
teammates to come up
with a plan to stop the tal-
ented Northwestern team.
The Baltimore Ratens
POE provided schemes
from former defensive
coordinator MIKE
NOLAN's pla book.
After the mascot strategy
session. he handed over


the playbook to the San
Francisco 49ers SOUR-
DOUGH SAM. \\here
Nolan is no\\ Head
Coach.
The Dallas
Co\' bo\ ROW\\DY and
the Philadelphia Eagles
SW\OOP hal e put aside
their NFC Eastern
Di vision ri alri to sup-
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New Bethlehem Baptist Church presented certificates to young members of the church who made the A-
B Honor Roll recently. Shown here. are Mia Smith (Robert E. Lee), Bryeon Jones (James Weldon
Johnson), Deryn Dabney (Biscayne Elementary), Tonisha Williams (Hyde Grove Elementary), Gabrielle
Chavis (Episcopal High), Darian Cushion (Garden City Elementary School), and Conswella Anderson
(Harvest Christian Academy)


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Jaxon DeVille
around the league," said
ROWDY. Like T.O. is for
Super Bowl XXXIX,
SWOOP is listed as ques-
tionable for the Tackle
Reading Bowl with a
strained muscle from
excessive celebration fol-
lowing the Eagles NFC
Championship victory.
When asked about the
NFL mascot team's
chances against
Northwestern, the Buffalo
Bill's BILLY BUFFALO
and the Houston Texans
TORO just dug their
.hooves into the ground
and snorted confidently
into the air.
The Arizona Cardinal's
BIG RED, the Detroit
Lions ROARY, and the
Tampa Bay. Buccaneers
CAPTAIN FEAR gave the
impression that the NFL
mascots would have a few
tricks up their sleeves as
they demonstrated several
different hidden ball
tricks.
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their speed will carry them
past the slower mascots
like the Miami Dolphins
TD [The Dolphin], who is
faster in a pool than on a
football field, and the
Chicago Bears STALEY
DA BEAR."
In response, SIR
PURR of the Carolina
Panthers said, "While our
team might be limited in
the speed department, we
make-up for it in size and
brains. We read a lot and
study our playbooks."
The Tackle Reading
Bowl will provide a fun,
interactive way to support
the message from the NFL
players on the importance
of reading, learning, and
staying in school.
"These mascots may
have been exposed to
some high-level football,
but I hear this
Northwestern team is pret-
ty good," said DAVE
OGREAN, executive
director of USA Football.
"I think youth trumps
experience in this one."
USA Football's Tackle
Reading campaign empha-
sizes reading for fun, talk-
ing about reading, and
writing about what one
reads, which are National
Assessment of
Educational Progress
(NAEP) indicators of suc-
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Magazine, Madison
Avenue for Kids
Foundation, Parents'
Choice Foundation, and
Reading Is Fundamental
(RIF).

Youth Leadership
Event Focuses
On Peer Pressure
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school-aged youth from 10
area agencies' after-school
programs will attend an
event on Saturday, January
29, from 9:00 a.m.- 5:00
p.m., to learn how to rec-
ognize positive and nega-
tive peer pressure and how
to make good decisions.
The Youth Leadership
Experience will be held at
Community, Connections'
A.L. Lewis Center, 3655
Ribault Scenic Dr. (across
from Ribault. Middle
School) on the northside.
Major concerns such as
violence, drug awareness,
dating/relationships,
health/image, bullying and
alcohol will be addressed.
The day will also focus
on FUN team-building
activities, such as a
Scavenger Hunt, Carnival
Corner and Trust Walk and
Climb, to name a few.
One activity "Defend
The Cream" has two teams
defending their hill shav-
ing cream, while the other
team is trying to melt it
using water toys.
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6. "Lovers and Friends" Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz
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Ask Deanna! Is an advice column known for its fearless
approach to reality-based subjects!

Dear Deanna:
I'm an older man that just so happens to like really young
women. With my age, I prefer women that are at least 20 to 25
years younger than me. Why does society and other women
give me such a hard time about my dating preference? I don't
feel as if I'm doing anything wrong.
Paul (Rock Hill, SC)

Dear Paul:
I hope and pray you're at least 50 years old or more. If not, your R. Kelly impression is
pretty bad and you're going to get thrown under the jail and they'll melt the key. Considering
the grief you get over this, it's obvious you're mismatched with these women. Do yourself
a favor and date within your league. If you still choose to rob the cradle, keep your business
to yourself and suck it up because you're the one putting yourself in this situation.

Dear Deanna!
I'm interested in a lady at church. I approached her two years ago and she told me she was
dating someone. Whenever the Pastor asks the single ladies to rise, she now stands up. We
make eye contact and no matter where we're sitting, I can sense her presence. I have never
felt this way about a woman before in my life, not even my ex-wife. When I try and date
someone else, she constantly comes to mind, I would really like to just sit down and talk with
her, no strings attached and see if we have anything in common.
My Will (Dallas, TX)

Dear My Will:
Life is too short to be fantasizing over this woman. It's a good sign you're both in church
and a better sign that she indicates she's single. Pray for confidence, pull up your boot straps
and invite her to lunch. You'll never know if you have anything in common if you're afraid.
Make your move in faith and good intentions so if you're rejected, you'll be okay. If this
woman who triggers your emotions in such a fashion is from God, you'll know.

Dear Deanna!
just so happen to be fat, chunky and overweight but I have a cute face and I dress accord-
ing to my size. My best friend is always dogging me because she's slim and tries to make
me feel bad because of my weight. I'm happy, I can pull the men and I don't have any health
problems so I'm not dieting. How do I get her off my back about being skinny? That's not
on my agenda.
Keisha (Orlando, FL)

Dear Keisha:
Go on Big Girl with your bad self! If you're happy and healthy, keep towing your weight
and wear it well. As for your friend, sounds as if she's ugly with issues and is jealous of your
looks. Next time she gets on the weight kick, tell her.your problem can be solved with a diet
and hers can't be helped. If you really want her off your back, sprinkle some ketchup on her'
and swallow her whole.
Write AskDeanna! Email: askdeannal@yahoo.com or Deanna M, 264 S. La Cienega, Suite
1283, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Visit her Web site at www.askdeanna.com.




I recently had the opportunity to speak on the same program as Magic Johnson.
He shared some incredible tips that he used to build his business, which is one of the
fastest growing minority-owned businesses in America. He owns a number of Magic
Johnson Movie" Theaters, Magic Johnson Starbucks Coffee Shops, and Magic
Johnson TGIF Restaurants. This is of course in addition to him being a part-owner
of the Los Angeles Lakers. Magic has developed a reputation for winning. He won
in basketball at every level. He won a state championship in high school, he won a
national championship in college at Michigan State, and he won an NBA champi-
onship with the L.A Lakers. Now, he is focusing his energies inwinning in business.
During his speech, Magic shared his tips for winning in business and in life. I felt
compelled to share these ideas with you because they have inspired me and I am sure
-they will inspire you as well.

#1) Know your customer The key to every successful business is to know your
customers. Find out what they like and what they don't like and serve their needs


#2) Know the difference between a successful business and a cash flowing busi-
ness there are a number of seemingly successful business that go out of business
with lots of contracts and commitments in the pipeline, but no money in thebank.
Make sure you have a good cash flowing business because that will be the key to real
long-term success.

#3) Be aggressive- Magic said that he was successful in basketball because he
always ,remembered to have fun and be aggressive; he takes the same philosophy in
business.

S4) Make bold moves, and don't play scared If you are going to win big, you
must take some big bold moves and don't play scared. He said in basketball he prac-
ticed making no-look passes and prepared himself, and when the opportunity pres-
ents itself, he didn't play scared but made bold moves with a mind to win!

#5) Build a BRAND! Then protect your BRAND! Work hard on not just build-
ing a business but also on building a BRAND. Work hard for your brand and fierce-
ly protect it.

#6) Use common sense and remember common sense is not always a common
practice.

#7) Ha e Faith! Keep believing in yourself and in a God who will not leave you,
nor forsake you... and take full advantage of all life's blessings. God brought him
through the AIDS issue and has given him another chance and he is determined to


make the most of it. My question to you is: How has God blessed you? Maybe you
should take full advantage of this blessing called life and live it to the fullest. If
Magic can, you can too.

'Friends if you want to get the MAGIC touch in your business then simply use
these tips and stay focused on the fact that you should win, you can win and if you
decide...you will win!

:Willie Jolley is a leading motivational speaker-singer-author. He is the author of two
:'books, It Only Takes A Minute To Change Your Life and A Setback Is A Setup For
A Comeback. In 1999 he was named "Outstanding Motivational Speaker of the
,Year" by the 175,000 members of Toastmasters International. To schedule Jolley to
some and "Fire Up" your organization call 202/723-886? or visit
ini: w.williejolley. comn


Nail-biting, gum smacking, knuckle popping they can
be irritating habits people have. Even birds display their
share of odd behaviors. n
Feather plucking is a common habit among parrot-type
birds, says Dr. Alice Blue-McLendon, a veterinarian in the
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at
Texas A&M University.
While most adult birds lose their feathers naturally once
or twice a year in a process called molting, it is not natural
for a bird to pluck out its own feathers, says Blue-
McLendon. One of the clues that a bird is plucking its feath-
ers is to look at the bird's head. Since a parrot cannot pluck -
feathers from its own scalp, a feather-plucking bird will '
have a full head of feathers but be missing a lot of feathers "
on other parts of its body.
As simple as it may sound, the most common reason for
a bird to pluck out its own feathers is boredom, says Blue- McLendon. "When a bird isn't stim-
ulated by its environment, it may begin plucking its feathers for entertainment or out of frus-
tration," she says.
Because of birds' high intelligence level, environmental enrichment is extremely important
for them, Blue-McLendon notes. They need plenty of toys to play with, especially ones they
can chew.
"The more time they spend chewing on toys and food, the less time they have to chew on
their feathers," she adds. Some birds enjoy playing with their own feathers after they have fall-
en out naturally through molting. Although feathers are cheap and simple toys, they aren't
appropriate ones.
Playing with loose feathers may spawn a nasty plucking habit. "You don't want to encour-
age your bird to pluck its feathers out to have something to play with," Blue-McLendon says.
"Remove the feathers from the cage as soon as they fall out."
Excessive grooming, or "preening" as it is known in the avian arena, is also not an appro-
priate pastime for Polly. "You should curb this behavior early," says Blue-McLendon."If you
allow it to continue, some birds, especially cockatoos, can become overzealous in their preen-
ing." This can be another common precursor to feather plucking. Again, occupying its time
with other activities can help rid your bird of its obsession with grooming, Blue-McLendon
explains.
She says it's important to try to break any bad habits as soon as you notice them.
"Temporarily changing your bird's environment is a good start," Blue-McLendon explains.
"Try adding new toys to its cage or simply rearranging its existing toys. Also, consider mov-
ing its cage to another area of the house, possibly one with heavier traffic."
If your bird's meals consist of only seeds, try to incorporate new foods and flavors into its
diet, says Blue- McLendon. Add colorful fruits and vegetables, especially those that can dou-
ble as chew toys like celery, carrots and green beans.
However, know that change is not always the best remedy. Sometimes variation, especial-
ly sudden and dramatic variation, in a bird's environment can also lead to feather plucking,
says Blue-McLendon. Stressful events, such as moving, a death in the family or a reduction in
time spent with its owner, can more than ruffle your bird's feathers. They can cause anxiety-
based behaviors like screaming and, of course, feather plucking. Be sure to make changes
gradually and monitor your bird's progress.
Also, before you make any changes, be sure your bird doesn't have a medical reason for
plucking its feathers such as mite infestation, a hormone imbalance or skin infection. These
problems would warrant a visit to your veterinarian. "Breaking a bad habit can be quite a feat,"
Blue-McLendon adds. "But, if your mother could convince you to stop biting your nails,
there's a good chance you can help your bird eliminate its feather fixation.
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