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Eleven Injured At Teen Club


Arrests May Be Near

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- New World Creations
Magic City was designed for teens to enjoy their


Saturday nights, dancing and socializing. And that is
what many of them were doing on Saturday, February
12 when one teen accidentally shoved another and a
fight broke out. All involved in the fight were ordered
to leave the facility.


Mayor Peyton And Lt. Governor Jennings

To Attend EWC Accreditation Appeal Hearing


Mayor John Peyton


JACKSONVILLE,
Fla.-- Mayor John Peyton
and Lt. Gov. Toni
Jennings will join Interim
President Dr. Oswald
Bronson, Sr. in Atlanta on
February 22 for a hearing
before the Southern
Association of Colleges
and Schools (SACS) in


support of Edward Waters
College's appeal to keep
its accreditation.
The Mayor said, "We
want to demonstrate to
the SACS the importance
of Edward Waters
College to the City of
Jacksonville and the
impact the school has on
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News in brief

Georgia Born. Florida Raised Ray Charles

Georgia born. Florida
raised Ray Charles. \\on eight
posthumous Grammi a awards
on Sunday \\ith his crossover
appeal. His last album.
"Genius Lo\ es Compan \\as
named album of the year. Ray Charles

Runoff In Supervisor Of Election Race

In this \ er important
Si election, nro candidate
S received 51 of the notes .
The t\\o leading candi-
4 dates are Republican Jenrr
S Holland and Democrat
Warren Jerry warrenn Jones. The runoff
Jones Holland .
Johes Holland election \\ill be held on
March 29. 2005. The Florida Star is urging all reg-
istered otherss to vote in this extremely important
election. Take ad\ antage of this opportunity!

BET's Celebration of Gospel
'05 Premiers on February 24 at 9 p.m.

BET's Celebration of Gospel '05 brings the roof
down durinI a niIht
filled with emotional
reunions and memo-
rable moments that
pa\ tribute to the
legacy of gospel Yolanda Smokie
music \\ith Fantasia. Adams Norful


Toni Jennings
the surrounding commu-
nity." "The institution has
long been an important
thread in the fabric of our
community and our prior-
ity is to seek the best pos-
sible solution for the stu-
dents."
"I think the Mayor's
ongoing support of


Dr. Oswald P. Bronson
Edward Waters, and this
commitment to represent
our city is vital to the
future of the college and
all of us are very grateful
for his participation," said
Bishop McKinley Young,
chairman of the EWC
Board of Trustees.


Yolanda Adams, Kirk Adams. Ruben Sruddard. the
Clark Sisters. Donnie McClurkin. Mar\ Marv,
Smoke Norful and others on BET. February 24 at 9
p.m. EST.

CIA, FBI Warns 1Washington
On Top U.S. Threats

AI-Qaida and associated groups top the list of
threats to the L. S.. leading go ernment intelligence
officials told Congress on Wednesday. They also
highlighted Iran's emergence as a major threat to
American interests in the Middle East. despite gains
claimed against al-Qaida and other affiliates. "It
may be only a matter of time before al-Qaida or other
groups attempt to use chemical, biological, radiolog-
ical or nuclear weapons. We must focus on that,"
said CIA Director Porter Goss.

Top Teachers In Dural County Named

One of six finalists selected from 160 teachers of
the year \ill be named 2005 Du\ al County Teacher
of the Year during the 14thAnnual EDDY A\\ards on
March 31. One of the teachers named \\as Terr
Boatman, an English teacher at Raines High.

NBC Reality Contestant
Commits Suicide

Najai Turpin shot himself in
the head earl, Nlionday whilee
sitting with his girlfriend in a
Naji parked car outside the West
Najai
Turpin Philadelphia gym \\here he
(See "New's Briefs ". B-2)


The teen club, which apparently had customers in
the facility as young as eleven years old, normally clos-
es at 12:00 midnight. That schedule was not changed
but a few decided to leave after the fighting incident
and were therefore waiting outside for their parents or
family members to pick them up when all of a sudden,
about 10:45 p.m., a vehicle driving on Norfolk opened
fire on those waiting outside of the club.
(See "Teen Club", B-2)


Use Of Taser X26

Questioned For Schools

And Community

Superintendent Frye Asked

To Resign From Duval County

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --Sheriff John Rutherford
will join the
Duval County
n School Board at
a town meeting
on Tuesday,
February 23 for
Sample of Taser X26 Board Members
to solicit comments and receive input regarding the use
of tasers in Duval County Schools.
On Wednesday,'USA Today reported that the largest
association of police chiefs will
issue a national bulletin within 10
days urging police departments to
review the use of stun guns
e F because of reports that the
m weapons may be related to numer-
ous deaths. According to the
1 report, the International
Association of Chiefs of Police
Rev. R. L. Gundy and the Justice Department will
also study more than 80 deaths to
assess the risks in using the
weapons.
The Chicago Police Department
told The Florida Star that on
Monday, February 7, a 14-year-old
male was enraged and struck three
females and received a large gash
on his hand hitting a window. The
medics could not control him after John Fryer
20 minutes of trying and the young man said to the
police officers, "Don't come near me. Go ahead and
shot that yellow gun," as he launched towards the ser-
geant, he was shot with the taser.
He suffered cardiac arrest but is now okay. In anoth-
er Chicago incident on Thursday, the 11th of February,
a 54-year-old male with blurred vision threaten the
paramedics saying, "I'll kill you with my HIV," and
attempted to bite the officer. When the sergeant was
able to pull away, he fired the taser and about 40 min-
utes later, the victim died. The cause of his death has
not been determined at this time.
However, in light of the two incidents, the Chicago
Police Department has decided to put a hold on the
additional 100 tasers they had planned to add to their
present 200 tasers while looking for answers on what
caused both males to suffer cardiac arrest.
(See "Use Of Taser", B-2)


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To Be Equal
By Marc H. Morial
President And CEO
National Urban League
A Promise Not Kept


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One of the many powerful
insights to be gained from the
gripping documentary,
"Slavery and the Making of
America," airing this month
on the Public Broadcasting
Service lies in its unmistak-
able confirmation of a tragic
fact of human existence.
That is that a great, evil
lie-especially one motivated
by racial hatred-can be
stronger than the truth for
years, or decades, or genera-
tions.
Last month's commemora-
tion of the sixtieth anniversary
of the liberation of Auschwitz,
the Nazi death camp, was a
grim reminder of how a great,
evil lie can destroy individu-
als' and entire nations' ethical
moorings to disastrous effect.
But Americans need not
look outside our own bound-
aries to understand this:
Sadly, we have several
"case studies" upon which to
draw. None is more worthy of
examination than the great
crime of Negro Slavery in
America. That despicable
"peculiar institution" was built
over two and a half centuries
upon the forging of bogus sci-
ence and legality and theology
into. a great, evil lie that
denied the human worth of
people of African descent.
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ning of the four-hour PBS
documentary, "Slavery was
no sideshow to American his-
tory. 'It was the main event.
Many of the facts the docu-
mentary presents, though
somewhat well-known now,
still have the power to aston-
-ish.
For example, Presidents
who were slave-owners occu-
pied the White House for 50
of the 72 years between the
election of George
Washington and that of
Abraham Lincoln. Further, by
the 1840s the value of cotton
exports was greater than the
combined value of all of the
nation's other exports-which
made slaves the most valuable
"asset" of the United States
other than the land itself. That
combination produced
tremendous fortunes for
industrialists and financiers in
the North (and in England) as
well as plantation owners in
the South and helped fuel the
Industrial Revolution.
Slavery was no sideshow.
It was the main event. African
Americans, who built the
foundation. for America's
wealth and power, bore an
enormous, tragic cost in
opportunity so long denied, in
so many lives lost, and in so
many families unalterably
disrupted. The poignant sto-
ries of what happened to those
Americans dismissed by most
of their countrymen and
women as "chattel" are
wrenching, and at times
almost unbearable to watch.
And yet, "Slavery and the
Making of America" also
shows, intertwined with the
tragedy, that Americans of


African descent-both those
who endured outright slavery
and those who were not
enslaved but burdened in real-
ity with a kind of "half-free-
dom"-did not passively accept
their predicament. They
fought bondage in every way
possible, from petitioning the
legal system to outright vio-
lent revolt.
Equally important, they
used the qualities all human
beings have of intelligence,
determination, stubbornness
and courage to become, as
Rutgers University historian
Jennifer L. Morgan, said,
"sophisticated interpreters" of
one of the most dangerous
social and political environ-
ments any people anywhere
has ever encountered. For me,
the most powerful revelation
of the "Slavery" documentary,
and, generally, of the new
scholarship on slavery in
America of which it is a part,
is the depth of the allegiance
to the American Ideal African
Americans quickly devel-
oped-and maintained across
three centuries of relentless
oppression.
I came away from it recall-
ing the words of Langston
Hughes' poem, "I, Too." I, too,
sing America." It begins.."I
am the darker brother. They
send me to eat in the kitchen/
When company comes, / But I
Laugh, / And eat well, And
grow strong. Tomorrow, / I'll
be at the table /,When compa-
ny comes. / Nobody'll dare /
Say to me "Eat in the kitchen"
/ Then./ Besides, / They'll see
how beautiful I am / And be
ashamed- / I, too, am
America."


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colonists, including those who
derived their great wealth and
social status from being slave-
owners, were giving voice to
.the most advanced concepts
of liberty the world had ever
'known. The perversity of that
contradictory posture inex-
orably led in 1860 to the lead-
ers of the breakaway
Confederacy basing their
rebellion on the complaint
that their "freedom" to
enslave people of African
descent was being eclipsed.
The truth about this great,
evil lie and the social, political
and economic structure it
spawned in America from
1619 to the end of the Civil
War in 1865 was itself stifled
well into the twentieth century
by the dominance of a school
of bogus scholarship that,
hewing to racial propaganda
of the segregationist South,
obscured all manner of facts
about Slavery.
With a few (and impor-
tant) exceptions, it wasn't
until the mid-1950s that a
group of more honest histori-
ans began to find the primary
documents and do the path-
breaking research that has
produced a far different pic-
ture of what Slavery \\as than
the gauzy, nmint-julep-on-the-
veranda version of yore.
Their research has shown
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Socially Speaking.
By
Betty Asque
Davis
"There's Always Something
Happening On The First Coast"
"More Scenes From Super Bowl XXXIX"
There were so many more scenes to share with you that
we're continuing our Super Bowl coverage for one
more week!
Here are more scenes from the sundry of events
leading up to the actual Super Bowl XXXIX game that
included the Mill Cove Golf Club's Pre-Super Bowl
Open House event, the gigantic fresh Strawberry Tree
creation from Hughes Catering, Inc. at
Councilwoman Pat Lockett-Felder's SuperFest VIP
Reception, more scenes from Congresswoman
Corrine Brown's Super Bowl Congressional Throw
Down with Magic Johnson, The NFL Wives Fashion
Show and Luncheon and of course the Fireworks.

"Centennial Celebration for Mrs. Lola Brown"
The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority House was the
beautiful setting for the 100th birthday for Mrs. Lola
Brown. Her granddaughter Ms. Terry Graves writes:
"Her party was beautiful! Over thirty loved ones and
friends attending the party surrounded her. The high-
light of the party was my grandmother being presented
one hundred roses for each year of her life."
Our congratulations to Mrs. Brown and may her b
blessings continue for another one hundred years!

"Centennial Celebration for Mrs. Lola Brown"
The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority House was the
beautiful setting for the 100th birthday for Mrs. Lola
Brown. Her granddaughter Ms. Terry Graves writes:
"Her party was beautiful! Over thirty loved ones and
friends attending the party surrounded her. The high-
light of the party was my grandmother being presented
one hundred roses for each year of her life."
Our congratulations to Mrs. Brown and may her
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Faith In Our Community
-Schedule of Events and Services-

EVENING OF ELEGANCE-The Boy Scout and Cub
Scouts Troop #175 of Greater Grant Memorial AME Church
invites the public to join them as they celebrate their 95th
Anniversary on Sunday, February 20, during the 11:00 a.m.
worship service. Bro. Robert T. Bradley, Jr. is the
Scoutmaster who is assisted by Bro. Herman Floyd.
GOSPEL EEST 2005-Central Metropolitan CME Church,
4611 N. Pearl St., presents a free Gospel Fest 2005 on
Sunday, February 20 at 5:00 p.m. Sponsored by The Voices
of Praise and Central's Music department, the event will fea-
ture choirs and gospel artists from throughout the city. Ms.
Sallie Moore, President. John W. Walker, Jr., Pastor.
FEEDING THE HUNGRY-The HOPE Ministry of New
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1231 Tyler St.,
Sis offering a free meal, free clothing (upon request), and
spiritual nurturing to needy individuals in the community
from 9:00 a.m. until 12 noon on Saturday, February 19. Arts
and Crafts will be provided along with fun and games for the
children. The Rev. William H. Lamar, IV, Pastor.
CHRISTIAN BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM-Mt.
Charity Missionary Baptist Church, 1417 North Laura
St., will conclude Black History month with a Christian
Black History program on Sunday, February 27 at 4:00
p.m. The church is using the same theme for Black
History month as selected by the Florida Department of
Corrections-Niagara Protest Reborn. Like last year,
the offering collected during this program will be dedi-
cated specifically for orphans at the Children's Home
Society in Jacksonville.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION-In cel-
ebration of Black History Month, The Worship Place
(Pastor Harold Rollinson) and The Citadel of Hope
(Pastor Ivory James, Jr.) will present Dr. John L. Johnson
(Four Thousand Years of Black Biblical History) in a
workshop series entitled. Fact or Fiction: The History of
People of Color in the Bible. A $20 donation is requested
to cover the cost of a Friday reception, Saturday continen-
tal breakfast and a light lunch. Workshop dates are: Part
1, February 26, 7:00-9:00 p.m.; Part II, February 27, 9:00
a.m.-l:00 p.m.; and Part III, February 28, 10:00 a.m. For
more information or for directions, call 904/396-0540.
INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS CONTINUE-The
Information Ministry of Epiphany Baptist Church, 663 S.
McDuffAve., is continuing efforts to present various
agencies and organizations in a series of informational
sessions on the first Saturday of each month starting at
1:00 p.m. The sessions, providing useful information to
enhance the quality of life for those who attend, will last
no longer than an hour to an hour and a half. Dates and
agencies include: Saturday, February 5-Jacksonville
Housing Agency. Saturday, March 5-Jacksonville'Legal
Aid Services. Saturday, April 2-Shands Health Fair.
Saturday, May 7-HonieSide Realty (Real Estate and
Credit Management). Rev. Dr. Edward Fields, Jr., Pastor.
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The Guardian of Dreams offers tuition assistance along
with educational and spiritual outreach to low-income
families.
School placement is open to children from neighbor-
hoods across the city, regardless of gender, race or reli-
gion. A majority of students are low income, minority and
non-Catholic.


The Church Directory,
"Come and Worship With Us"

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. 1 :~
Pastor: Rev. Joe Calhoun
(904) 764-5727 Church
(904) 768-0272 Home


CHRISTIAN FAMILY


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 31206
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.
Baptism-Praise & Worship
(Sanctuary) 10:30 a.m.
mA 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 1 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.
Saturday Prison Outreach 1:00 p.m.
Saturday Nursing Home Outreach 3rd and 4th Saturdays
International Sunday School...........5:00 p.m. Saturday on WYMM AM 1530
A Bible Preaching, Bible Believing and Bible Practicing Church
"Without the shedding of Blood, there is no remission of sin" (Hebrews 9:22)


Our New Location
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Building B, Suite 202
Jacksonville, FL 32254
FOR MORE INFO. CALL 891-8802
ll Our Service Schedule
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Pastors Alan & Wednesdays:
Rennee Dawson Bible Study & Personal Development 7:30 p.m.
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TALLAHSSSEE,Fla.--
Florida A&M University
student Gary L. Thomas, 19,
ivas treated and released
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Hospital after a gunshot
wound he suffered to the


left foot in a shooting
Friday, February 12 at the
school's student services
center.
Police are searching for
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pect in Thomas' shooting.
Arrest warrants have
been issued for Platt. The
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firearm, possession of a


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been related to an ongoing
dispute among several peo-
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Dick Gregory To Appear At University Of North Florida


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The O'Jays, known for classic sounds of soul, will take
the stage at Universal Studios' Mardi Gras 2005 on
Saturday, February 26. Best known for their hit album
"Back Stabbers," the O'Jays led the soul movement out
of Philadelphia with songs like "Love Train,"
"Imagination," and "Givthe hePeople What They Want."
Currently, their hit song "For the Love of Money" can be
heard each week during the opening of the NBC reality
series, "The Apprentice." The O'Jay from left are, Eric
Grant, Eddie Levert, and Walter Williams.


Dick Gregory, civil right
activist, social commentator,


comedian, actor, author, and
philosopher, will be the
speaker at the 24th Annual
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Scholarship Luncheon pre-
sented by the University of
North Florida's Intercultural
Center for PEACE.
The program will be held
at noon on Thursday,
February 24, 2005 at the
University Center.
Gregory began perform-
ing comedy in the mid-
1950s while serving in the
army.
He became a nationally


known headline performer,,
selling out nightclubs, mak-
ing numerous national tele-
vision appearances, and
recording .popular comedy
albums in the 1960s.
From an early age,
Gregory demonstrated a
strong sense of social jus-
tice, often leading marches,
voter registrations, sit-ins
and demonstrations.
Inspired by the work of lead-
ers such as Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr., Gregory
used his celebrity status to


draw attention to such issues
as segregation.
In 1966, Gregory ran
against Richard J. Daley in
Chicago's mayoral election.
He ran for president in 1968
as a write-in candidate for
the' Freedom and Peace
Party.
Gregory co-wrote two
autobiographies and several
books on politics. For tick-
et information contact the
UNF Ticket Box Office in
the UNF Fine Arts Center at
(904) 620-2878.


Black History Month 'True Pioneers'


Poster Features Cultural Icons


PUBLIC NOTICE

.Persons wishing to change a land .use
category designation on the Future Land Use
Map series of the City of Jacksonville's 2010
Comprehensive Plpn are hereby informed that
the deadline for submitting applications for
the first Semi-Annual amendment package in
2005 is 4:00_pm. Wednesday, March 2,
2005. Applications submitted after this date
(except for Small-Scale amendments) will be
included in the next round of Semi-Annual
amendments in September 2005.

Appropriate application forms, schedules and
further information may be obtained from the
Jacksonville Planning and Development'
Department, 128 East Forsyth Street, Suite
700, Jacksonville, Florida 32202, (904) 630-
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ST. LOLIS--The "True Pioneers" posters, commissioned
by Anheuser-Busch to conmmemorate Black History Month,
are free and available nationwide during February at super-
riarkets, convenience stores, other retail outlets.
The 24"x36" poster features stylized caricatures of the
late legendary singer Marvin Gaye, activist/poet Nikki
Giovanni, NBA Hall of famer Bill Russell and hip-hop
music pioneer Grandmaster Flash. The "True Pioneers"
posters also include a brief biographical sketch of the per-
sonalities.
For the third year, Anhetiser-Busch has ..
commissioned contemporary artist Chabi
Bayoc to create the "True Pioneers" poster.
Chabi Bayoc is an acronym, which stands .
for: Creative Black Artist Battling
Ignorance and Blessed African Youth Of
Creativity.
Bayoc's artistic style is described as Cbabi Bayoc
"caricaturish" because of the energy,
movement and rhythm in his works. In addition to "True
Pioneers" poster series, Bayoc has produced artwork for
albums (CD) and book covers for various music.artists and
authors.
"Each person featured on the 2005 'True Pioneers' poster
is captured in a dual image. Their public persona, as they
would be recognized on their career stage, is juxtaposed with
a depiction of their mature image to express an appreciation
for their enduring legacy and a celebration of their personal
contributions to the American landscape,'tsaid Bayoc.
This year, Anheuser-Busch is sponsoring Bayoc's poster-
signing appearances at various events 'across the country
including: The Muhammas Ali Butterfly Ball, February 26 in
Atlanta; the CIAA basketball tournament in March in
Raleigh, N.C.; and the Budweiser/Bud Light booth at the
Essence Music festival, July 4th weekend in New Orleans.
"For more than two decades, Anheuser-Busch has pro-
duced innovative promotions to celebrate and recognize
African-Americans and their achievements," said Bryan
Hammonds, Budweiser product manager, Anheuser-Busch,
Inc. "The 'Tru-ePioneers' poster series continues thatgreat
tradition." '


Previous "True Pioneers" posters depicted a collage of
music legends singing or playing their respective instru-
ments. The 2003 "Budwweiser Music Pioneers" poster fea-
tured Marion Anderson, Billie Holiday, Scott Joplin, Iuke
Ellington and Miles Davis. The 2004 poster featured
acoustic blues guitarist Robert Johnson, Charlie "Yardbird"
Parker, Lionel Hampton, Ella Fitzgerald and Dixxy
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Meek Named Ranking Member
On Homeland Security Subcommittee
WASHINGTON, DC The House Committee on
Homeland Security has
announced, the appointment of
Congressman Kendrick B. Meek
S as Ranking Member on the
Ih- CSubcommittee on Management,
Integration and Oversight.' It is
,highly unusual for a two-term
Congressman to gain such a
prominent position, but two years
ago Meek, a former Florida State
Senator, Representative and
Captain in the Florida Highway
Kendrick Meek Patrol, was tapped by House
Democratic leaders as the youngest member of the then
newly-created House Committee on Homeland Security.
The Committee on Homeland Security's Subcommittee
on Management, Integration and Oversight's jurisdiction
includes oversight. of the Department 'of Homeland
Security's (DHS) immigration, customs, airport and seaport
security, staffing and -other critical functions. In recent
months, Meek has been pushing for more immigration and
customs inspectors for Miami International Airport and the
Port of Miami. He has also sought increased federal funding
for South Florida's fire and police first responders, and local
governments responsible for carrying out federal mandates, -
including federal funding for the installation of explosives
detection systems at Miami International Airport.

27th Annual Conference On The Black Family
HAMPTON, Va.- "Save the Future: With the Anabolic
Family" is the theme of Hampton University's 27th Annual
Conference on the Black Family, March 16-18. It is the lead-
ing and most comprehensive national forum on issues of
race And family. This year the main goal is to strengthen the
family's anabolic (repair, rebuild, restore) qualities. In con-
junction with the general conference, a separate and unique
College Summit will involve smart and energetic college
students (Anabolic Team Leaders) from the same genre that
started the Civil Rights movement in the South exactly four
decades ago. This paradigm challenges the catabolic con-
ventional wisdom of the status quo with a prescriptive and
practical approach to self-empowerment. The conference
explores ideas that can transform the typical family unit into
the anabolic leader that every community needs to be viable.
In the case of the Black family, there is also the issue of
inequality especially thNjncome, the education and the
health gaps between Black? and Whites.


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by Rych McCain
If exceptional beauty, genuine talent and a truly sweet nature were the main quali- -: "
fications for a singer/dancer/actress extraordinaire MYA, would fit that title to a tee! ,
My photographer Andre' and I were invited to the set of the CBS-TV Show "NCIS," to
photograph and interview Mya. She was the guest star for a new episode titled "Pop '
Life." Initially, we were told this would only be a three-hour ordeal max. But video, TV
& film sets chew up time like candy and the work is still never done. We arrived at noon r E -g
and at least got the interview part out of the way. Then came lunch, dinner and snacks .
in between with a lot of down time standing around. Mya didn't hit the stage until after .
10:30PM for her nightclub scene.
For the brothas out there who have romantic eyes for this foxy diva, her long hours .
on the sets along with the rehearsing, traveling and live stage shows is one thing you
have to consider before thinking about tying her down. For those of you who are not
familiar with the show, NCSI means Navy Crime Scene Investigation. The show's star
is Mark Harmon. How does Mya describe her character in this episode? "I'm the vic-
tim throughout act one and three. Basically, my sister's found murdered. She's in the
Navy and was just promoted to Captian's Yeoman. She was the good girl of the family
and doing something productive with her life and her I am in a go-go club dancing as
Mya (Photo @2005 Andre' B.
a profession. She's daddy's little girl, I'm jealous. So we don't find that out until the Murray/A Bern Agency Photo)
end. Basically the whole script 'is about trying to find her murderer and how she died
because drug residue was found in her nose. No one in the family believes it because she was a straight "A" student, she's
disciplined, she's been at sea for eight months and she's just a perfect little girl. So it's really strange and the very end has
a horrible twist and I'm a part of that twist."
How much of any part of this character is similar to the real Mya? Smiling angelically, she replies, "Well, I would react
the same way in any situation if I were a victim or if I were guilty. The guilty ones are always the victims in their minds.
I think that is in everyone's human nature, so I just bring whatever is inside of me in the situation, to the character. Her
name is Samantha. And as far as the dancing and singing, that's me all day, that's what I do. As far as the person (her char-
acter), she's not quite daddy's little girl but I have to differ because I'm the only girl in my family. I don't have any sisters.
I have two younger brothers. So, I'm the oldest. In this television show, I'm actually the youngest, so I kind of have to
make believe on that."
How do Mya's two younger brothers react to big sis being a so-called "Sex Symbol"? Again, she lights up, "you know
what, they don't really question me about that. I'm pretty sure their friends do. They probably get grossed out and disgust-
ed when their friends say, "Hook me up with your sister," you know, but they're grown men and they have girlfriends."
She continues, "My dad doesn't like that too much but he knows what it's about. He knows this business very well. My
brothers know what time it is. It's a good thing but at the same time they're very protective so I'm glad to have brothers
around me."
I asked Mya about a publication that said'she likes to show her a**. Being the good-natured person that she is, her
response was, "They didn't complete the entire answer. I said I didn't have a problem shaking my a**, that's what I said,
as long as I know that I'm spiritually grounded, I have intellect, I know how to carry my own, I take care of my family
and there is a balance in my life. That's not what I'm all about, but I like to "strut my stuff," is basically what I'm saying,
when it's time. On stage is a different story than in front of my family or at church-that's not right. So stage is make
believe, its fantasy. It's also about attitude, confidence and sometimes that means that you might wear something a little
bit more revealing than a long dress to your ankles."
Mya is currently preparing for a big extravaganza that will showcase all of her talents i.e., tap dancing, singing, dancing,
rapping and even playing some musical instruments. Check out her web site MyaMya.com for details. Her fourth album is
on the way with a new single this spring and the album in the fall. She says it will be more up-tempo with less cuts on it. In
her off time this foxy lady enjoys video games, cooking and working out at home. She loves dogs and plans to get two more
to add to the ones she has already. When I mentioned the two-legged variety of dawgs, Mya responded, "I'll never call men
dogs, I love men too much to call them dogs." She is single and prefers men who are intelligent, adventurous, spiritually
grounded, have street smarts with common sense, can hold down any situation, knows himself and be honest. Mya was a
true sweetheart the entire day we spent with her and that says a lot considering the stress level on the TV Set!


Wassup in Hollywood
by Rych McCain
The New Will Smith movie "HITCH" is pretty
good. It also stars fine Eve Mendes who co-starred
with Denzel Washington twice as his love interest in
"Training Day, and "Out Of Time. The cast also
included CBS-TV "King Of Queens, sitcom star
Kevin James and Amber Valletta. This spirited
romantic comedy is about New York City "date doc-
tor" Alex "Hitch" Hitchens, who, for a fee, has helped
countless men woo the women of their dreams. The
movie has funny and serious moments. It is a fun
flick, Smith is at the top of his game, as is his support-
ing cast and it should be another huge "Will Smith,"
big money grosser at the box office!
Our condolences to the families of Jimmy Smith,
"The World's Greatest Jazz Organist" and soul croon-
er Tyrone Davis ("Can I Change My Mind", "Turn
Back The Hands Of Time"). Jimmy Smith was the
innovator of the Hammond B-3 modem jazz sound.
His trade mark single note "solo percussion" setting
on the upper keyboard of the "B-3," set the standard
for every jazz organist from 1956 on. To this date, his
single note solos are still unmatched! Every jazz, pop,
funk, hip-hop, R&B, and blues organist, and key-
boardist owe their sound to king Smith. Every synthe-
sizer on earth that has the so-called "Jazz Organ," but-
ton uses Smith's sound, but no one give him credit for
it. Just like every synthesizer has "Slap or Thump
Bass," on it but no one give credit to funk master bass
player Larry Graham who invented it! Being a Black
innovator is a "B"! Isn t it?
The Grammy's, now dubbed the "Gannies," by
some in the music industry only.drew a dismal 18.8
million viewers, which is a 28% drop from last year's
telecast. We'll have more on Grammy week next col-
umn. J Records artist Fantasia's single "Truth Is" hit
#1 on the Urban Adult Radio Charts. She is set to co-
host the Soul Train Awards in a couple of weeks.
We'll be there to bring it all to you. Beyonce and Josh
Groban will perform "Believe," from The Polar
Express."
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Points Of Excellence Banquet To Recognize Family Ties


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Simmons Barrett
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-
Six distinguished communi-
ty leaders will be recognized
for outstanding services and
contributions in the areas of
healthcare, education, eco-
nomic development, faith
leadership and public serv-
ice at the annual Points of
Excellence Banquet to be
held Saturday, February 26,
2005 at the Jacksonville
Omni Hotel.
The banquet presented
by The Points of Excellence
Foundation, features Janet
Owens, Vice President of


Marketing and
Communication, United
Way of Northwest Florida,
as the keynote speaker. Ken
Amaro of NBC Affiliate
WTLV- TV 12 in
Jacksonville is the Master of
Ceremony. Activities
include a Jazz Social begin-
ning at 6:00 p.m. The ban-
quet begins at 7:00 p.m.
Honorees and categories
of recognition are:
Faith Leadership-Dr.
Rudolph McKissick,'Jr.
E c o n o m i c
Development-Carlton


Jones.


*COMMUNITY -


CAPTIONS

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


Regina Carter


REGINA CARTER VIOLINIST/BAND LEADER
AT FLORIDA THEATRE-The 100 Black Men.
Riverside Fine Arts Series and The Florida Theatre
present Regina Carter Saturday, March 26 at 8:00 p.m.
at the Florida Theatre. his. Carter is classically trained
and also maintains a solo concert schedule. She has
appeared with the Minnesota Orchestra. Atlanta
Symphon\ and the Mil\\aukee Symphony, among oth-
ers. In December 2001. his. Carter became the first jazz
artist and the first African-American to be chosen to
play Paganini's famed Guar-neri "Cannon" violin, in the
city of Genoa. Italy, \\ here it resides under lock and key.
She subsequently went back to Genoa to emplo\ the use
of the Paganini iolin for her latest recording. Pagiinini:
After a Dream. In November 2003. the coveted violin
as flown to Ne\w York City. where Ms. Carter performed
on the instrument one more time at Lincoln Center's
Alice Tully Hall to a sold-out crowd. For tickets or
information please call the Florida Theatre Box Office
at (904) 355-2787 or visit us at www.tloridatheatre.com.
The Florida Theatre. is conveniently located at 128 East
Forsyth Street in Do\\ ntown Jacksonville.
BLACK HISTORY SCHOLARSHIP BANQUET--
The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. Delta
Delta Chapter's Annual Black Histor\ Scholarship
Banquet \\ill be held on Saturday. February 19 at the
Haskell Company's Plaza Cafe at 6:00 p.m. The
Haskell Building is located at Ill Riverside Ave. '"A
Year of Enlightenment" is this year's theme.
Jacksonville City Councilman Reginald Fullwood is the
speaker. For Additional information contact Joanne
Parks at 904 502-7899.
LAST CHANCE TO SIGN PETITION-Febniary 25
is the deadline for a national online petition drive to sup-
port music in America's school. The petition is headed
for a star-studded Congressional presentation in March.
Teens can still participate until the deadline by visiting
\\w-w.thenusicedge.com. O\er 30,000 petition signa-
tures will be delivered personal\ to members of
Congress.
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Healthcare-Community
Hospice Of Northeast
Florida.
Education-Martha
Barrett.
Community Service-Dr.
Charles Simmons.
Individual tickets are
$50. Corporate Tables (seat-
ing of 10) are $500 and a
Corporate Sponsorship and
Table is $750. Net proceeds
will benefit Northwest
Behavioral Health Services,
Inc. in support of its various
programs and services.
For the past 12 years,
Northwest Behavioral
Health Services, Inc, a non-
profit 501(c) (3) organiza-
tion has served thousands of
children, adults and families

DEATH
NOTICES
ALLEN-John H., died February
6, 2005. A. B. Coleman Mortuary,
Inc.
BARLOW-Arthur W. Sr., died
February 7, 2005.
BEAUFORD-Alphonso, died
February 7, 2005.
BOUDURANT-Barbara, 58,
died
February 7, 2005.
BRYANT-Willie Mae, died
February 6, 2005.
BUTLER-Kenneth, died
February 4, 2005. A. B. Coleman
Mortuary, Inc.
BYRD-Oceola, 84, died February
13, 2005.
CARTER-Edward T., died
February 12, 2005.
CHISHOLM-Jeanett D. 49, died
February 14, 2005.
DAVIS-Rita M., died February
14,2005.
DENNIS-Andre B., died
February 13, 2005.
DEVINE-James G., died
February 5, 2005.
FIELDS-Gail, died February 12,
2005.
FOLSON-Henry S. 44, died
February 6, 2005.
GORDON-Edward Jr., died
February 13, 2005.
HARRIEL-Evelyn, 81, died
February 13, 2005.
HARRIS-Frank L., died
February 13, 2005.
JEMISON-Emanuel Jr., died
February 10, 2005.
JONES-Bessie, died February 9,
2005.
KHELEMSKAYA-Faina, 78,
died February.7, 2005.
LUZUNARIS-Signature, died
February 9, 2005.
MATHENY-Furman, died
February 10, 2005. A. B.
Coleman Mortuary, Inc.
MELTON-Glen, died February
6, 2005.
MURRELL-William, died
February 12, 2005.
PARKER-Lucille, died February
14, 2005.
PIERCE-Rayfield, died
February 10, 2005.
PUGH-John, died February 10,
2005.
RAMSEY-Richard, died
February 13, 2005.
SANDERS-Elijah, 41, died
February 12, 2005.
SAWYER-Christian D., died
February 12, 2005.
SIMMONS-Keyer, died
February 12, 2005.
SIMS-Phoebe, 90, died
February 12, 2005.
SNELL-Roy A., died February 9,
2005.
STOKES-John, died February
12, 2005. -
STONER-Richard F., died
February 6, 2005.
TAYLOR-Laverne, 72, died
February 9, 2005.
THOMAS-Mildred, died
February 11, 2005.
WRIGHT-Willie, died
February 10, 2005'S


throughout Jacksonville.
Services include case
management, counseling,
prevention education, refer-
rals, school-based programs
and other community sup-
port services. The organiza-
tion's mission is to improve
the quality of life for the
community while promoting
healthier and productive
lifestyles. For more informa-
tion contact Theresa Hodge
at (904) 509-0368 or
Delaney Williams at (904)
781-7797, Ext. 32.


Patti Labelle gathers with family members following the
The Super Bowl Gospel Extravaganza. From left are Liz
Sharp, Patti LaBelle, Doretha Bodison, and Earlene
Lockett


AIDS Summitt 2005 To Educate, Unit, And Fight !



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From left are, Deadra Green, Frank Emmanuel, and Delaney Williams.


The Minority AIDS
Coalition of Jacksonville
will present AIDS Summit
2005 on February 17th.and
18th at the Radisson
Riverwalk Hotel in
Jacksonville.
Sponsors include River
Region Human Services,
Florida A&M University
College of Pharmacy, The
AIDS Institute, Commcare
Pharmacy, and the Florida
Dept. of Health. This year's
AIDS Summit features
renowned experts who will
present timely information
on topics related to AIDS.
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-
professional actor and cre-
ator of his own one-man
show which he will perform
at the AIDS Summit. Me,
Myself, 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 whc* 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.
Michael Payne,-
Executive Administrator,
Jacksonville Mayor's Office
of Faith and Community
Based Partnerships. 4
Derya Williams-CEO of
River Region Human
Services. Mrs. Williams, a
founding member of the
Minority AIDS Coalition, is
also the 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-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 Dept. Mr.
Gardner has been involved
in HIV/AIDS work, both
professionally and as a vol-
unteer, since 1997.
The Duval County AIDS
Program Office will provide
classes including: HIV 501
Counseling and Testihg
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. $175.00. For
registration, call 904-358-
1622, ext. 232.
For more information,,
contact Deadra Green,


Summit Chairperson, a
358-1622, ext. 231


MEMORIAL
In Loving
Memory
Of My Wife













OLLIE STEWART
March 29, 1952-
February 1. 2003
You've gone first and I
remain to walk the road
alone, I'll live in memories
garden dear, with happy
days we've known.

In spring I wait for roses
red, when faded,
the lilacs blue.
In early fall when
brown leaves fall, I'll
catch a glimpse of you.

I'll hear your voice, I'll
see your smile, though
blindly I may fumble. The
memory of your helping
hand will buoy
me on with hope.

I want to know each step
you take, so I may take the
same. For someday down
that lonely road you'll
hear me call your name.

We love and miss you:
Husband, Kenneth
Stewart; Three Sons,
Kenneth Lamar, Shawn
Antoine and Christian
James Stewart; Daughter,
Brenda Ruth Stewart and
11 grand children.

(Please see
The Florida-Times Union
for additional information)


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Ask Deanna! Is an advice column known for its fearless
approach to reality-based subjects!

Dear Deanna:
I broke up with this girl two years ago. We both moved on
but now we've started talking as friends. During this time she
had a baby by someone else. I have a girlfriend but I'd take care
of this baby as if it's mine. My ex calls me sometimes and other
times she curses me and dogs me out but I don't say anything.
I still have feelings for her as if I want to be with her. What
should I do?
Help Me Out Toledo, OH

Dear Help Me Out:
If you want to be a wimpy man with no backbone keep doing what you're doing.
Otherwise, you need to decide if you're going to stay with the woman you're with or go back
to your ex for more punishment. It's good you're helping with the baby, but you need to free
yourself. You broke up with this woman for a reason and considering how she treats you
nothing has changed. Therefore son, you need to "man up" and keep it moving.

Dear Deanna!
I'm expecting my boyfriend to propose for Valentine's Day. If not, I'll take my chances
and propose to him instead. We've been together for 5 years and have 2 kids together. I cook,
clean and sacrifice for him and feel I should have the title of wife. I know he has commit-
ment issues, but is it wrong for me to set an ultimatum?
Vita J. Queens, NY

Dear Vita J.:
God didn't put you here to wear the title of "Miss Fool." You should've given your ulti-
matum before your first child was born. Ifhe.hasn't proposed by now, Valentine's Day won't
make a difference. Make your commitment desires known and stress the importance of set-
ting a manly example for his kids. If he doesn't do the right thing after 2 kids you're stuck in
fornication and only you can decide to stay or set yourself free.

Dear Deanna!
My friend and I decided to share an apartment. In living together I've discovered things
about her I don't like. She's dirty and lies about not having her bill money. After six months,
I asked her to clean the tub and she got defensive and more so when I asked her man to take
out the trash. She shops and dines every day but I'm on a budget. I feel like I'm being used
and I'm stuck because her mom watches my son. I don't want this friendship anymore.
Should I feel this way?
Anonymous Online E-Mail

Dear Anonymous:
You're being used like toilet paper. Male or female, you see a person in their true light
when living with them. Evict your nasty friend immediately and find a roommate to rent her
room. Don't let the relationship with her mom be an excuse. You can always find someone
else to help with your son. The aggravation and stress isn't worth it. Again, give her the boot.
Write Ask Deanna! 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.


Bull Rider Lee Akin


In Jacksonville Friday

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --Professional Bull Riders will be in Jacksonville on
Friday, February 18 at the Veterans Memorial Arena. One rider, Lee Akin is the only
African American bull rider on the pro tour, which bears a unique responsibility in
light of his involvement with
the blue ribbon campaign.
He is speaking about the
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F y.-.Il A options for prostate cancer to
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lowest rate of survival
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from Southwestern
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system until he was adopted
by his aunt, who happened to
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; ."Ij -and introduced him to rodeo
; and bull riding. He has won
multiple PBR titles but takes
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Lee Akin African American men know
the importance of getting tested annually for prostate cancer.


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The teens had gathered around a dark green 1998 Isuzu Rodeo when they were
fired upon. The vehicle where the shots came from, some say appeared to be a gray
cargo van, took off after shooting out the rear window of the Rodeo.
When it was all over, nine of the teens had been shot, one 14-year-old, four 15-
year-olds, two 16-year-olds, one 17-year-old and one 19-year-old. A 14-year-old and
a 19-year-old had not been shot but received abrasions and bruises due to falling
while running from the suspects. All of the victims have been released from the hos-
pital but some still have pellets in their bodies from the incident.
City Councilwoman Mia Jones, who represents the area, said that she is putting
forth strong energy to get to the bottom of this incident and to work with the com-
munity to cease the violence in that neighborhood and all Jacksonville neighbor-
hoods. MAD DADS has already issued a statement regarding steps they will be tak-
ing to stop the black on black crime. MAD DADS also works with First Coast Crime
Stoppers whose theme is: "Crime doesn't pay but we do!" They may be reached at
1-866-845-TIPS (8477). MAD DADS may be reached at 388-8171.
An arrest may be near. Officers are still investigating an abandoned vehicle left
on Rochdale, which had front-end damage and a flat tire. A stop sign was also found
damaged at the corer of Norfolk and Rochdale near fhe scene of the shooting.
Witness saw four or five young black;males exit the vehicle before abandoning it.
The vehicle had not been identified as the suspects' vehicle at the time of this report.


Taser


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The tasers used are the X26 tasers. The unit puts out 50,000 volts for 10 sec-
onds. The gun allows the trigger up to two more times increasing the shock stream
by 10 seconds with each pull for a total possible time of continuous voltageof 30 sec-
onds. The police units \\will only deliver the shqckstream for five (5)seconds, accord-
ing to the departments.
Talking with a retired public school principal. The Florida Star was advised that
most children that are unruly in school have some type of mental disorder or a fam-
ily situation. In this case. the retired administrator said, these children usually are
not as physically healthy and the use of a taser oin them could cause them more dis-
comfort or sickness or something more :serious.
Pastor R. L. Gundy, President of the Jacksonville Leadership Coalition said that
even though Sheriff Rutherford has advised that the tasers would be placed in Duval
County schools, Superintendent John Fryer did not get board approval before the
announcement was made that the guns '.uld be placed'in the schools at.R: level.
which is not showing'the b6ard or community respect. Because of such a move, as
well as other steps he has taken without board or citizens approval. Rev. Gutdy told
Mr. Fryer he should resign.
Senator Tony Hill proposed a law to ban the use. of Tasers in schools. Powe\ er.
Senator Hill agreed to allow his bill to be temporarily passed by the Senatewhile the
Education Committee work to develop a more positive policy for Florida schools.
The Town Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 23 at 6:00 p.m. at the
Duval County Public Schools Administrative Building, 1701 Prudential Drive. All
interested parties are requested to attend.

News Briefs
(Continued From A-I)

trained. Investigators are not sure why the 23-year-old fighter took his life. 'The
Contender' follows the lives of 16 boxers competing against each other for a million-
dollar purse. Because it has already been taped, the program will still air on March
7. A tribute to Turpin will be added to the show and viewers will be offered a chance
to donate money to a trust fund for his two-year-old daughter.

B.B. King Honored in Mississippi

The Mississippi House and Senate declared Tuesday, February 15 to be B.B.
King Day. The 79-year-old Mississippi born said this was the first time he had ever
visited the Mississippi Capitol. The Governor issued the proclamation. The blues
king, signed autographs for fans waiting outjde the Capitol.


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DASOTA Student One Of Two 'Negro

Spiritual' Scholarship Foundation

Vocal Competition Winners


Brandon Young


ORLANDO. Fla.--Male \ocalist Brandon Youne
from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Du\al
County and Female o\calist Caneisha Foster from
Dillard High School in Brow ard Countr are the winnerss
of The "Negro Spiritual" Scholarship Foundation's
GRADY-RAYANI PRIZE In Sacred NMusic
The competition ended in Lakeland on February 12.
The runner-ups include Male o\calist Alexander Turner
and Female o\calist Florence Williams, both from Jones
High School in Orange Count\.
A scholarship assistant grant in the amount of 53.000
and a cash prize of 5300 \, ill be awarded to Young and
Foster. Runner-ups. Turner and \illiams each \\ill
receive a scholarship assistant grant in the amount of
52.000 and a cash prize of 5200. Each remaining finalist
received a cash prize of 5100.
The GRADY-RAYANI PRIZE locall Competition
began on Saturda\ Jantuar 29. 2005 \ ith regional conm-
petitions that took place at four Florida locations: Florida
School of the Arts in Palatka, Unii\ersit\ of Central
Florida in Orlando, Mlanatee Communimt College in
Bradenton, and Florida International Uiniersit\ in


Niami. Approximatel\ 20 students
hailing from era l Florida coun- -.-
lie.s ci mpeted at each location
Each entrant .as rieqluired to per- I
or101111 t\\ o11gs. one assi'lned and .
One selected. Based on the scoring '-'
at the regional comipetition-s final-
ists ~\cte chosen in the category .
of male and female ocalist for the Caneisha
Caneisha
final round of comlpetlltion on Foster
SaturdaN Februar\ 12. 2U05.
The GRAD'-R\AY.\M PRIZE is named for a
deceased Roman Catholic Bishop, Thomas J Grad,
and Curtis Ra\am Jr.. a locall teacher and reno\\ ned
opera singer.
Organized in 1996. the mission of the "Negro
Spiritual" Scholarship Foundation. Inc. is to promote
the solo voice singing of Negro spirituals whilel e gl -
ing scholarship help in the form of the GRADY-
RAYAM PRIZE to African-American students.
The Foundation is governed by a diverse and ded-
icated Board of Directors and certified as a not for
profit corporation, 501(c) (3) by the State of Florida.
The "Negro Spiritual" Scholarship Foundation and
its programs depend on fundraising and the generos-
ity of corporate friends and indi\ dual benefactors ftor
financial support. All gifts and contributions are tax-
deductible to the extent allow\ ed b\ la.\\

Mutual Of Omaha Drive,

Chip & Junior Challenge

Swings Back Into Jax

Hundreds of youngsters \\ ill hit the links of The
Golfplex at the Unimersirt of North Florida on
Tuesday. March 29. when Mutual of Omnaha and The
Golf Channel sho\ case their Dr\ e. Chip & Putt pro-
gram in the area.
No\ in its se\ enth \ear. Jackson\ ille is one of the
105 stops throughout the United States and Canada
for the world's largest junior golf program of its kind
With the help of Comcast. Nike Golf. Delta Apparel
and Featherlite, The Golf Channel hopes in 2005 to
introduce thnegame of golf in a tree. fun and friendly
en\ ironmnent to more than 35,000 kids regardless of
their skill le el.
(See "-Junior Challenge B3.-4)


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To Host Girl Scout Week


JACKSONVILLE,
Fla. February 11, 2005 -
The Jacksonville Museum
of Modem Art (JMOMA)
will host Girl Scout Week
@ JMOMA during the


week of February 26 -
March 6, 2005. Activities
will include Girl Scout
cookie sales in the
JMOMA lobby, photogra-
phy badge workshops


through JMOMA's
Education Department and
a very special tour for all
area Girl Scouts of Game
Face: What Does A
Female Athlete Look


JIW members surrounding Alicia Keyes are: Front Row-Elexia Moss-Executive
director of JIW, Amanda Phillips, Erica Mitchell, Ms. Keyes,Iva Ballou, Janay
Badger. Back row-Charla Hamilton, Sha'Tique Martin, Jasmine Harris and Kaila
White. (Photo courtesy of Elexia Moss and Charla-Hamilton)


Journey into
Womanhood a community
based program to facilitate
a healthy voyage into
womanhood for all girls
ages 12-17 and engages
teen girls in positive men-
toring, cultural experi-


ences, academic growth
and development, commu-
nity service, and character
development were invited
to serve as red carpet host-
esses for the ESPN the
Magazine Super Bowl
party hosted by Alicia


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Saturday, February
26 Introduce a Girl to
Engineering, 12:00 p.m. -
3:30 p.m. and cookie sales,
11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.


ents that included Alju'
Jackson.
The invitation to serve
as hostesses at the party
was a result of their part-
nership with From the
Ground Up program with
D.J. Walton.
This was quite an
exciting experience for the
young ladies according to
Journey Into Womanhood
parent Mrs. Beverly
Hamilton. Mrs. Hamilton
reports that Journey into
Womanhood is accepting
applications for the 2005
sessions.
Please call Elexia
Coleman-Moss, 268-8287,
.or email, power2suc-
ceed2003@yahoo.com.


Junior Challenge

(Continued From Cover)
"We're thrilled to bring Mutual of Omaha's Drive,
Chip and Putt Junior Challenge to Jacksonville," said
Mutual of Omaha regional sales officer A.J. Skar.
"Everyone is a winner in this fun and rewarding program
for kids between the ages of 7 and 14."
The first 250 registrants in each city will be selected
to compete. Winners from each local event will have the
opportunity to compete in regional championships -and,
possibly, represent their hometowns at'the Mutual of
Omaha Drive, Chip & Putt National Championship in
October. For more information and a complete event
schedule, log on. to www.TheGolfChannel.com
.


Sunday, February 27-
Cookie sales at JMOMA
from 12:00 p.m. 4:00
p.m.
Monday, February 28
- JMOMA closed
Tuesday, March 1-
Girl Scouts bring a friend
for a free JMOMA visit,
3:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 2
-FirstWednesday
Downtown Art Walk cook-
ie sales, 5:00 p.m. 9:00
p.m.
Thursday,March 13-
Photography badge Girl
Scout workshop, 6:00 p.m.
- 8:00 p.m.
Friday, March 4 Girl
Scouts bring a friend for a
free JMOMA visit, 3 PM -
5 PM
Saturday, March 5 -
Cookie sales, 11:00 a.m. -
4:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 6 -
Girl Scout Game Face
Tour, 1:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
and cookie sales, 12:00
p.m. 4:00 p.m.
Call Allison Graff at
904.366.6911, ext. 204 for
more information about
the Photography Badge
workshops and the special
Girl Scout tour.
The Jacksonville
Museum of Modem Art
explores diverse cultural
themes and builds commu-
nity spirit through art exhi-
bitions, collections, and
educational programs
designed to enhance
understanding and appre-
ciation of our contempo-
rary world.
For individual and
business membership
information, please con-
tact Sherry Hogan @ 366-
6911, ext.202


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Chart Busters by Allan Ornstein

TOP SINGLES
J. The Documentary, The Game
2. All The Best, Tina Turner
3. American Idiot, Green Day
4. Be As You Are: Songs from an Old Blue Chair, Kenny
Chesney
5. Get Lifted, John Legend
6. Red, White & Cre, Mtley Cre
7. Encore, Eminem
8. 2005 Grammy Nominations, various
Crunk Juice, Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz
10. Confessions, Usher
TOP COUNTRY SINGLES
1. Bless The Broken Road, Rascal Flatts
2. Mud On The Tires, Brad Paisley
3. You're My Better Half, Keith Urban
4. When I Think About Cheatin', Gretchen Wilson
5. Nothin 'Bout Love Makes Sense, LeAnn Rimes
6. Monday Morning Church, Alan Jackson
7. Nothin' To Lose, Josh Gracin
8. "Awful, Beautiful Life, Darryl Worley
*: Some Beach, Blake Shelton
10. He Gets That From Me, Reba McEntire

TOP DANCE/CLUB PLAY
S1. "Silence 2004" Delerium Featuring Sarah McLachlan
S(Nettwerk)2. "The Wonder of It All
(Escape/Gomi/Trendroid/I. Pavlin/O. Nissim Mixes)"
Kristine W. (Tommy Boy Silver Label)
3. "Without Love" Sun (JH)
4. "My, My, My" Armand Van Helden (Southern Fried
Tommy Boy Silver Label)
5. "Vertigo (Jacknife Lee Mixes)" U2 (Interscope)
6. "Killer 2005 (P. Rauhofer/Morel/DJ Monk/J. Albert
'-Mixes)" Seal (Warner Bros.) New Entry
7. "Copacabana (Remixes)" Barry Manilow (Concord)
8. "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? (Remixes)" Rod Stewart
(Warner Bros.)
9. "Feel You" Alyson (alysongrooves.com)
10. "Lose My Breath (P. Rauhofer/P. Johnson/M. Joshua
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DITOR'S NOTE: All suspects are deemed innocent unless proven
guilty in a court of law Jacksonville Sheriff's Office reports are a
,atter ofpublic record The Florida Star seeks to educate the com-
hunity in the hopes of keeping our community safe.
POSSESSION OF COUNTERFEIT DRUGS WITH INTENT TO
SELL-On Sunday, February 13, 2005 at 6:30 p.m. a victim reported a
'tolen vehicle. Two off-duty police officers were working for SPAR
observed the listed vehicle traveling westbound at 100 8th Street East.
rhe police officer ran the attached license tag, via NCIC, and it indicat-
Ed that it was stolen. The police officers stopped the vehicle at 600 8th
Street, and took the two suspects into custody. Both suspects were read
their rights. They stated that they got the car from an unknown white
female as a "crack rental." They alleged that they did not know that the
car had been reported stolen. A search of the vehicle revealed a black
film container, which contained small rocks that resembled crack
cocaine. The suspects admitted possession, and stated that it was dried
white bread that they intended to sell as crack cocaine. The suspects told
the police officers that the street name for the dried white bread is
"White Dove". The substance tested negative for cocaine. While the
police officers were looking for the vehicle keys, they found a small bag
of marijuana underneath the passenger seat. The suspect stated that the
marijuana did not belong to him, though it was found under his seat.
Both suspects were arrested and transported to jail. The counterfeit
drugs and marijuana were placed in the property room. Case cleared by
an arrest.
ASSAULT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE-On Sunday, February 13, 2005
at 7:00 p.m. a police officer responded to an armed domestic violence
call at 8240 Springtree Rd. Upon arrival, police officer met with the-
mother (victim) who stated that her daughter (suspect) was angry with
her because of an incident the day before, regarding unauthorized pas-
sengers in the suspect's car. Today, while the victim and witness were
painting the interior of the house without the assistance of the suspect,
the victim looked into the suspect's bedroom and informed the suspect
*that it needed, caning. The suspect then became enraged and started to
throw household items around and retrieved a.fluorescent light tube
from were it had been placed prior to disposal. The suspect smashed
the light tube on the arm of a chair causing glass to shatter all over the
floor. The victim stated that the suspect then proceeded to the kitchen
and retrieved a carving fork from a drawer in the kitchen and attacked
her with the carving fork in a stabbing motion. The victim stated that
she used a briefcase to ward off the attack and knocked her daughter
down. The victim stated that she then was able to get the suspect under
control until the police arrived. The witness corroborated the victim's
story and added that while the victim was attempting to get the suspect
under control the suspect was kicking, punching, and pulling her moth-
er's hair. The police officer observed the interior of the house in com-
plete disarray, consistent with just throwing various items at random.
There was also a broken fluorescent light tube in a room adjacent to the
kitchen and broken glass on the floor. The witness handed the police
officer the carving fork allegedly used as the weapon. The police offi-
icer read the suspect her rights. The suspect stated that she and hei
mother had been having an ongoing argument, and that her mother kept
following her and getting in her face, so she pulled the carving fork
from the drawer and defended herself The victim' was provided a
Victim's Services Booklet and advised of services available to her. The
suspect was arrested and taken to jail on felony charges.
PETIT THEFT OFA MOTOR VEHICLE-On Sunday, February 13,
2005 at 7:10 p.m. a police officer conducted a traffic stop in the 600
block of Lane Ave. due to the license plate coming back as being report-
ed stolen. Upon making contact with the driver (suspect), the police
officer asked the driver for his driver license and the registration for his
vehicle. The suspect then gave the officer his I. D. card and.told him that
his license was suspended. The suspect was arrested and placed in the
backseat of the police officer's patrol car. The suspect was read his
rights. He acknowledged that he understood. The suspect was asked
about the tag displayed on his vehicle and he stated that he did not know
the tag was stolen. The suspect told the police officer that he took the
tag off his cousin's Cadillac because he.was trying to get the vehicle
home. The suspect stated his cousin's name wasPookie. The police
officer removed the tag from the vehicle to be placed in the property
room, arrested the suspect and transported him to jail.
BOYFRIEND/GIRLFRIEND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE-On
Monday, February 14, 2005 at 2:03 a.m. a police officer was flagged
down in the roadway by the boyfriend (victim) in reference to a "crim-
inal mischief offense" at 1.500 West 13th Street. Upon arrival, police
officer observed that a blunt object had broken out the front and rear,
windshield of the victim's car. The victim told the police officer that he
was engaged in a heated dispute with his girlfriend of five years (sus-
pect), while driving home. At that point, the suspect (girlfriend) exited
his vehicle, continued to argue with him and then picked up a large rock
and smashed his rear \ windshield \ ith the rock. He also said that the sus-
pect picked up a metal pipe and smashed out the front windshield. At
that point, he stated the suspect fled the area on foot. The police officer
gave the victim a SAO Card and advised of the prosecutorial process.
An evidence technician was not requested because the criteria were not
met. An area canvass was unnecessary, because the suspect was posi-
tively identified. Patrol efforts suspended as an MCI office follow up
case.'
STRONG ARM ROBBERY- On Monday, February 14, 2005 at 2:22
a.m. a police officer was dispatched to a robbery call at 9th and Main
Street. When the officer arrived at the scene, the victim, Lee Sante
Williams was standing on the comer of 9th and Main Street. The victim
told the police officer that he was waiting for a cab at 800 Laura Street
(JTA Bus Station) when the suspect walked up to him and asked for a
light. The suspect had his hand inside his s.ieatshirn pocket and pointed
it to\\ yards the victim. The victim believed there was a gun inside of the
suspect's pocket. The suspect asked the \ ictimto give him all of his
money. The victim gave the robber seventy dollars. The suspect
punched ihe, acti m in the stomach and the victim fell to the ground. The
i\ictim did,not know ~ hat direction the suspect fled or even if he
escaped on foot or car. There were no witnesses. The victim refused res-
cue. Case suspended (unable to identify suspect)..
SPOUSE DOMESTIC BATTERY-On Sundai, Februarj 13, 2005 at
S.-15 pm. a police officer v.as dispatched to "092 Greenholly Drive in
reference to meeting with the husband (victim), regarding his child.
Upon arrival, police officer met with the victim in the front yard of the
residence. The victim told the officer that he v\as dropping his daughter
off to her mother suspecti and that he \. anted pol ice present,; due to past
altercations with his wife (suspect). While the police officer was speak-
ing with the husband, the suspect came from inside the .house and
'directed her attention toward the victim. The suspect approached the
victim in an aggressive manner. She was yelling profanity at the victim.
"If YouWantA Mother F****** Divorce, Just Tell Me." At that time the
police officer attempted to calm the suspect down but she ignored his


presence. The suspect continued to argue with the victim. As the victim
.\ as about to get into his vehicle to leave, the suspect struck the victim
in the face with a closed fist. The police officer grabbed the suspect as
-she pulled away trying to get back at her husband. The police with his
assisting officer assisting him, handcuffed the suspect. Asthe police
officer was attempting to adjust the suspect's handcuffs, her son came
from inside the house and told him that he was not going to hurt his
mother. The son continued to interfere in the investigation after several
earnings Her son was subsequently arrested for battery on a police
officer. The suspect was read her rights, and questioned about her
actions. The suspect stated that she was sorry for what she did. She said
that she had jusi found out thatcher husband was having an affair. The
suspect said she could no longer hold her emotions in. The suspect and
her son weie arrested.


ARIES.
You are a superstar at
work. Efficiency
seems to be your
middle name. As
you go your
charming way, don't forget
to delegate tasks with a
smile. Give attention to the
home front too. Make sure
you take care of your per-
sonal stuff.
Soul Affirmation: I give
my mind a holiday again this
week.
Lucky Numbers: 43, 47,
51

TAURUS
SA relationship
may be heating
up. Make sure
[you know what
you want, then go ahead.
Minor challenges on the
home front are easily dealt
with. You are a master at
seeing both sides of an argu-
ment. Use this skill well this
week.
Soul Affirmation: The
widest outlook comes from
the look within.
Lucky Numbers: 8, 10.
34

GEMINI
You make important
progress at work
this week by seiz-
ing the initiative
and letting your
leadership abilities shine.
What you do makes things
better for everyone around
you, so rock steady.
Meetings and conversations
go especially well.
Soul Affirmation: The
Word is in me. I bring it
forth.
Lucky Numbers: 10, 31,
42

CANCER
Pay. attention
to the details in
your big bright
beautiful picture,
this week. You'll handle
everything that comes up if
you keep your focus sharp.
A grand social event is in
store for the week.
Soul Affirmation: I am
willing to make changes in
my life.
Lucky Numbers: 5, 17,
19

LEO
Things are going your
way in wonderful
%ways this wedk.
Happy news may
arrive from a dis-
tance, and on the home
front, a romantic question
may be answered. Friends
are glad to be with you. All
in all, a very pleasant week!
Enjoy!


Soul Affirmation:
Success is mine because I
feel successful.
SLucky Numbers: 44, 51,
55


VIRGO
Your social
life gives big
S rewards during
the week.
However, give attention to
e-mail contacts. Don't be
afraid as your mental hori-
zon expands into new areas.
You've been needing a
change of pace for a while.
Get it by doing something
different.
Soul Affirmation: You
are gifted with the ability to
give
Lucky Numbers: 9, 28,
39

LIBRA
Your relation-
ships can receive
a big boost from a
trip that beckons.
Business is also highlighted.
Your strong mental energy is
sustained through the week.
Work it out by talking it out.
Soul Affirmation: This
week is the week the Lord
has made. I rejoice in it.
Lucky Numbers: 31, 48,
52

SCORPIO
Get in touch
with those who
S can help you
achieve your
goals. Place the accent on
initiative. Romance, passion
and work are singing in har-
mony this week. Keep in
touch with you inner self.
The truth about all of this
comes from there.
Soul Affirmation: My
love for myself is the most
important love for me to
have.


Lucky Numbers: 9, 35,
41

SAGITTA RIUS
Joy this week
comes from love.
You are especially
attractive. Stage
your week so that you spend
time around people you
want to attract. It is easy for
you to bring harmony into
your relationships. Your
ability to communicate is
greatly enhanced. Use it to
your best advantage.
Soul Affirmation: The
success of others is the
investment I make in
myself.
Lucky Numbers: 30, 45,
46

CAPRICORN
Are you spending money


D with little or
nothing to show
for it? This is
because you're
looking for something that
money can't buy. Now is a
good time to spend some of
your emotional currency,
and don't be cheap. You'll
create a situation in which
people will work hard to
please you.
Soul Affirmation:
Friendships are shock
absorbers on the bumpy
roads of life.
Lucky Numbers: 16, 50,
52

AQUARIUS
You may like
to go to war, but
avoid an argu-
ment with a
friend; it will slow down all


the wonderful progress
you've been making. Your
patience will be tested this
week, stay on task. Focus is
the key to success this week.
Soul Affirmation: I smile
and trust in the powers
beyond myself.
Lucky Numbers: 2, 20,


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Skip it!
sweat the
stuff, it'll
bring you


Don't
small
only
down.


Don't run around inside your
own head this week. Focus
your awareness outside on,
something beautiful.
Compromise is a key idea
this week.
Soul Affirmation:
'Jewelry reflects the beauty
of my feelings about myself.
Lucky Numbers: 40, 43,


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"Mr. McCombs is a very
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Reggie Fowler


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.
- When NFL owners meet in
March in Hawaii they will
have the opportunity to
make a historic decision.
At that meeting, the
owners will say "yay" or
"nay" to Arizona business-
man Reggie Fowler's bid to
buy the Minnesota Vikings
from Red McCombs and
become the NFL's first
black owner..
Despite a low profile and
the lack of public knowl-
edge about him, Fowler
made a strong move recently
to prove he's a serious play-
er in the NFL ownership
game.
"We would not be here
today if we did not have the
ability to complete the deal,"
Fowler said at a news con-
ference Monday, February
14 announcing his agree-
ment to purchase the team
from McCombs.
The timetable for
approval estimated by
McCombs was anywhere
from three to 10 weeks.
League rules require 24 of
the 32 owners to approve a
sale, but Fowler isn't think-
ing about this falling
through.
Fowler did not reveal
how much he would pay for
the team.
Published reports and a
rival bidder, Minnesota
Timberwolves owner Glen
Taylor, put the price at about
$625 million. Taylor had
offered about $600 million,
though some of that money
was contingent on a new sta-
dium being built.
A survey of franchise
values by F.orbes magazine
last fall estimated the
Vikings worth at about $604
million. The Arizona
Republic reported Saturday
that Fowler's net worth is
estimated at more than $400
million--far less than
Taylor's $1.9 billion.
Fowler's group includes
three limited partners whom
he declined to identify, other
than that they're based on
the East Coast.
As the general partner,
Fowler is required by NFL
rules to put down 30 percent
of the cash portion of the
purchase -- though he could
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(Notes & Views)
By Ron Williams


As a kid growing up in Jacksonville in the 1960s I often
S heard the name Robert "Bob" Hayes
mentioned in countless conversations. I
I heard about his exploits as an athlete at
Sf.. Matthew W. Gilbert High School on
'*1B ^ Franklin Street on the city's eastside. I
also remember Hayes being called
S._.. .I "Bullet." His speed and agility was well
noted.
I recall "Bullet" moving on to play
football and run track at Florida A&M
Robert "Bob" University in Tallahassee, Fla. At
Hayes FAMU, Hayes was tutored in Track and
Field by former track coach Pete Griffin who helped devel-
op Hayes to hone his skills as an Olympic sprinter. Griffin
passed in Tallahassee on May 13, 1998 following a lengthy
illness.
I was in the
fourth grade
when "Bullet"
won the gold
medal in 100-
meter race at the
1964 Olympics e "
and earned
recognition as
"the fastest man i
alive." I was
equally excited
when he became
an all-pro split
end for Dallas
Cowboys in
1966. It was a
beautiful thing
watching Hayes
streak down field
through an opposing team's defense and catching "the
bomb" from quarterback Don Meridith. It was because of
Hayes' ability to embarrass defenders that NFL defense-
moved from man-to-man coverage to new zone schemes.
I can't forget how Hayes helped the Cowboys win the
Super Bowl in 1972. "Bullet" experienced a low point in his
life in 1979 when his struggle with drug and alcohol addic-
tion after his retirement in 1975. He served 10 months in
federal prison for selling narcotics, though he became the
1 th member of the Cowboys "Ring of Fame" in 2001.
I never knew "Bullet" personally until I was assigned to
cover the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars. There, sitting behind
me with sports journalist JC Sims was Hayes himself. He
was down to earth, encouraging, and humeorus. It was an
honor to know he knew my name. On many occasions I'd
hear him ask "Ron, how are you doing?" He was also proud
of his days with the Cowboys. When his "boys" came to
Alltel Stadium I saw Hayes proudly standing next to Emmitt
Smith, the man who continued to keep Hayes' old "#22"
jersey in high esteem. Hayes died of kidney failure on
September 18, 2002 at Shands Hospital. He remains the
only person to win an Olympic gold medal and a Super
Bowl title. Yet, Hayes remains an unwanted persona in the
NFL's Hall of Fame.
Now that I have had my say on the "Bullet", I'd like to
share this thought sent to The Florida Star by a concerned
fan, Bobby Harris:

Just a thought!

The Super Bowl, one of the greatest events or if not, the
greatest event in the world, was played here in Jacksonville,
Florida on February 6, 2005. Imagine this, you had this big
and wonderful home and someone had a big party in it and
did not invite you, neither did they mention your name. How
would you feel?
Well, that happened to the late and great Bob Hayes. I
need not go into his accomplishments, because we all know
them. And, we all know that he should be inducted into the
NFL "Hall Of Fame!". But now, how did this happen? Was
this an oversight? Was this a hush, hush by the NFL? Did
we really care? And what can we do to make. it right? Oh
by the way the Karpeles Manuscript Library at 101 West Ist
Street has an Exhibit on Football and Bob Hayes on display
throughout the month of February.
These are my thoughts. I would love to hear yours!


Bobby Harris


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ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT o
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS NO. S1352AA
COLLECTION OF DIGITAL LIGHT DETECTION AND RANGING
I(LIDAR) DATA IN WESTERN SEMINOLE COUNTY, FLORIDA
The St. Johns River Water Management District (District) is requesting letters of inter-
est from professional firms licensed in the State of Florida to collect digital light detec-
tion arid ranging (LIDAR) data to assist the District in determining the potential effects
of ground water withdrawals on the ground water and surface water resources in
areas of Seminole County, Florida. The firm selected shall be required to execute a
contract with the term ending September 30, 2005. Award of this contract does not
preclude the firm from submitting a letter of interest for any other projects advertised
by the District.
Qualified firms or individuals must have a State of Florida license for doing business
in the State of Florida. All data shall be collected and processed under the supervi-
sion of a Florida Licensed Professional Surveyor and Mapper.
RESPONSES DUE: 5:00 p.m.
March 14, 2005
In accordance with the Public Records Law, Chapter 119.07(6)(m), Fla. Stat. (2004),
the District's project budgets are a. matter of public record. As a courtesy to the inter-
ested respondents on this project, this information is being provided with the Request
for Qualifications package. The estimated budget for this project, ending September
30, 2005, is $200,000. Respondents are cautioned that this amount is an estimate
only and poses no limitation on the District.
Interested firms may obtain a project information package by contacting
DemandStar by Onvia at www.demandstar.com or by calling (800) 711-1712
Packages may also .be obtained from the District by calling (386) 329-4237.
Firms requesting packages through the District will be charged copying and
shipping/handling costs as stated at DemandStar by Onvia or as provided for in
Chapter 119, Fla. Stat., whichever is less. If hearing impaired please call (386)
329-4450 (TDD).
Evaluation of submitted letters of interest and subsequent negotiations will be
pursuant to Section 287.055, Fla. Stat. Letters of Interest will be evaluated by
a District staff evaluation committee. The Evaluation Committee will meet at
District Headquarters at 9:00 a.m., March 23, 2005 to discuss the evaluations
and finalize its short list. The Evaluation Committee may determine that it will
assist their evaluation for some or all respondents to make an oral presentation
of their qualifications and credentials. In such event the District will schedule
such presentations at the District's Headquarters on April 4, 2005. Respondents
who have been selected for such presentations shall be notified in advance of
said date. After evaluations have been completed, all respondents will be noti-
fied in writing of the staffs intended recommendation to the Governing Board at
the May 10, 2005 meeting. Following approval of the top-selected Respondent,
contractual negotiations will commence with the top-ranked firm. The Dislrict
reserves the right to reject all qualification submittals.
If due to rdsabiily you require a special accommodalion to participate, contact
the above address or either of the above telephone numbers at least five (5)
business days before the date and time specified.

ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS NO. S1351FO
UPDATE OF GIS GEODATABASE FROM RECORDED DEEDS
The St. Johns River Water Management District (District) is requesting letters of inter-
est from professional firms licensed in the state of Florida to provide Geographic
Information System (GIS) and.mapping support in delineating boundaries extracted
from deeds and placed in a GIS geodatabase. The firm selected shall be required to
execute a contract for the first term of the project, through September 30, 2005, This
contract may be renewed for two additional one-year periods. Award of this contract
does not preclude the firm from submitting a letter of interest for any other projects
advertised by the District.
All data shall be captured and processed under the supervision of a Florida Licensed
Professional Surveyor and Mapper.
RESPONSES DUE: 5:00 p.m.
March 7, 2005
In accordance with the Public Records Law, Chapter 119.07(6)(m), Fla. Stat. (2004),
the District's project budgets are a matter of public record. As a courtesy to the inter-
ested respondents on this project, this information is being provided with the Request
for Qualifications package. The estimated budget for the first term of this project
through September 30, 2005 is $65,000; Respondents are cautioned that this amount
is an estimate only and poses no limitation on the District.
Interested firms may obtain a project information package by contacting DemandStar
by Onvia at www.demandstar.com dr by calling (800) 711-1712. Packages may also
be obtained from the District by calling (386) 329-4211. Firms requesting packages
through the District will be charged copying and shipping/handling costs as stated at
DemandStar by Onvia or as provided for in Chapter 119, Fla. Stat., whichever is less.
If hearing impaired please call (386) 329-4450 (TDD).
Evaluation of submitted letters of interest and subsequent negotiations will be pur-
suant to Section 287.055, Fla. Stat. Letters of Interest will be evaluated by a District
staff evaluation committee. The evaluation committee will meet at District
Headquarters at 10:00 a.m., March 16, 2005 to discuss the evaluations and finalize
its short list. After evaluations have been completed, all respondents will be notified
in writing of the staff's intended recommendation to the Governing Board at the April
12, 2005 meeting. Following approval of the top-selected Respondent, contractual
negotiations will commence with the top-ranked firm.
If, due to disability, you require a special accommodation to participate, contact the
above address or either of the above telephone numbers at least five (5) business
days before the date and time specified.



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