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Girl 14, Found On
Division Street, Dies
FL Teanna Willis, 14,
was reported missing in
2003 and 2004 and each
time, she returned
unharmed. This last
week of March 2005,
Teanna was not reported
missing but she was
found unconscious lying
along the 1100 block of
Division Street.. She'
died while being treated
at Shands Jacksonville.
The cause of her death
has not been determined
at this time and foul play
is not evident.
Several young people
have been reported miss-
ing during these past
few weeks and many
parents have. voiced con-
cern that a possible cult
situation witnessed some
years ago, may again be
One father advised
The Florida Star that he
and his wife were very
fortunate when their son
had been abducted,
given a place to sleep
and a uniform and put to
work. The child was
convinced he was doing
the right thing but at one
point, became lonely for
his mother and called
The parents made
arrangement to meet
their son for just a short
conversation when offi-
cers of the Sheriff's
department were able to
capture him from the
kidnapper and return
him to his family. But,
according to the family,
the son had to go
through extensive thera-
py because he said he
wanted to go back to the
If you have any infor-
mation about any of the
young people reported
missing, please call
(904) 630-0500. Any
will be confidential.
News in brief
New Supervisor of Election Elected
Jerry Holland (R), City Councilman received 55.3%
of the votes Tuesday over former City Councilman andi
first black to hold
the position of
President of the
City Council for
two terms, Warren
Jones (D), giving
him the position of
Jerry Holland Warren Jones Supervisor of
E le c t i o n .
Holland's position on the City Council ends April 15,
2005. He said he will make staff changes in his new
position but could not be specific at this time.
Women Business Owners Award Winners
Meltonia Jenkins-May, Winner
Meltonia Jenkins-May of Jenkins Quality Barbeque
is one of the four winners of the Women Business
Owners of Northeast Florida for 2005.
Officer Finds Son Dying at Scene of Fight
A Paterson, New Jersey police officer was called to
the scene of an early Easter morning fight, and found
his son, Dayshawn Smith, 20, had been stabbed in the
chest at the scene. Officer Wayne Smith learned that
his son was wounded when he tried to break up the
Former Friends Argue,
357 Used In Shooting
JACKSONVILLE, FL They were once friends
but witness near and at the Cleveland Road store would
not have known as they watched suspect Khali Rashaad
Richardson, 23, shoot his former friend, Charles
Darell Vereen, 27 several times with what appeared to
be a 357 gun.
When officers of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
arrived, the girl friend of Vereen was kneeling next to
him. He had two apparent bullet wounds on the left
side of his chest.
Witness said Charles drove up and parked in front
of the food store on Cleveland Road. The suspect was
already at the store, parked in a cream-colored Crown
Victoria or Oldsmobile, possibly in the mid-80s.
Charles parked on the passenger side of the vehicle.
There were two other men in the back seat of the sus-
pect's car. Khali, according to witness, began to argue
with Vereen and at that time, displayed a chrome
revolver from under the driver's seat. Three to four
shots were heard and
witness saw Vereen
Store video was
apprehended by the
Sheriff's officers but
as of this printing, the
obese, with dark skin
and low hair cut, has
not been located,
even though his name
and address was sup- I761.
plied to the Sheriff's Charles Darnell Vereen
office. It was origi- Victim
nally thought that Charles, Vereen's wounds were life
threatening. He has now been declared "stable" and
the injuries are no longer life threatening. There is a
warrant out for the suspect.
A Great Lawyer-Johnnie Cochran Is Gone
appeared to be guilty, the
word was, "Call Johnnie
Cochran." When Michael
Jackson \\as arrested, the-
question was "W\hy didn't
he call Johnnie
Johnnie Cochran was a
lawyer who defended
many of his people, rich
and poor but is most
known for defending O. J.
Simpson during his mur-
der trial. The jury was
unable to come to a con-
clusion of "guilty" for
Simpson after he tried on
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fight. A 17-year old was also stabbed at the scene. His
son later died.
New Library Opens
Mayor Peyton was on hand for the opening of the
new Argyle Branch Library, March 28. The library is
one of six new libraries approved by the Better
Jacksonville Plan that includes 13 renovations and a
new 300,000 square foot main library.
UPS Workers to Receive Refunds
Jacksonville UPS (United Parcel Service) workers
filed a lawsuit against the local Teamsters Union for
unlawfully seizing money from their paychecks for
union dues. The National Right to Work Foundation
attorneys announced that all funds will be reimbursed
to the workers, and withdrew their lawsuit.
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gloves that the prosecu-
tors claimed he had used
in killing his wife and her
friend. Because they
were too small for
Simpson's hand, Mr.
Cochran's famous words
were, "If it doesn't fit,
you must acquit." And
the jury did just that.
On Tuesday, Cochran
died of a brain tumor at
his home in Los Angeles.
He had fought for truth
and justice for many but
could not win the battle he
was fighting with his
inoperative brain tumor.
Johnnie Cochran was
born on October 2, 1937
in Shreveport, Louisiana,
the great-grandson of
slaves and the son of an
insurance agent. His
death was a shock to
many. Earl Graves,
founder and publisher of
said, "He was a great man,
and he's gone too soon."
Many others agree.
Cold or Spring Allergies
According to the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy,
spring and summer brings the sniffles and sneezes for
over 35 million Americans. While you may not think
you suffer from allergies, the "cold" you have been
fighting off for weeks could very well be just that.
The report shows that allergies symptoms include itchy
eyes and both cold and allergies include runny nose,
stuffy nose, and sneezing. Colds added symptoms
include aches, fever and sore throat.
Recommendation: See your doctor.
HP And Magic Johnson Launch
Inventory Center In Jacksonville
Hewlet Packard representatives
"Magic" Johnson were on hand
Thursday, March 31 to open the state-
of-the-art Magic Johnson/HP Inventor
Center at Hilltop Village, a low-to-
moderate income housing complex.
The Inventor Center will be equipped
with HP technology valued at approxi-
mately $80,000 It joins 18 others in 14
U.S. cities that are part of a multi-mil-
ion dollar program to address illiteracy
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For the last two weeks the
newspaper sports pages, elec-
tronic airwaves, and countless
office pools. have been
obsessed with March
Madness, as the national col-
legiate basketball champi-
onships for men and women
have come to be called. The
televised games winnowing
the sixty-plus teams in each
tournament down to the final
championship game draw
great ratings. Scalpers for the
contests in the various venues
around the country are mak-
ing a killing. The colleges
themselves get more money
from the tournament pool and
greater national visibility the
longer their teams stay in the
hunt for the big trophy. A
worldwide audience oohs and
aahs at the disciplined play
and spectacular athletic abili-
ty of the well-coached ath-
letes. And ordinary fans as
well as sportscasters endlessly
spout fountains of statistics
about this or that team, this or
that indi\ idual player.
But there's one set of sta-
tistics almost everyone con-
nected 'in some way to the
ers and news media, coaches,
players and university ofti-
cials-implicitly agrees not to
discuss. Those are the gradua-
tion rates of the basketball
teams. That's understandable,
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First African American Inducted Into cussing the graduation rates
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ticularly in the men's draw,
would likely provoke, not
admiring oohs and aahs, but
every negative emotional
reaction from the furrowing
of brows to gasps of astonish-
A study of graduation
rates of students athletes at
major American colleges and
universities found that nearly
two-thirds of the 65 teams
that started the men's tourna-
ment have graduated less than
half their players over a six-
year period beginning in the
mid-1990s. (Six years is a
standard graduation measur-
ing-stick in higher education.)
But the situation gets
worse: ten teams have.gradu-
ated less than 20 percent of
their players in that time; and
another five did not crack the
30-percent graduation mark.
Two schools did not graduate
a single basketball player dur-
ing the six years. In addition,
as worrisome as the overall
statistics are, black male bas-
ketball players fare signifi-
cantly worse than their white
There \\as some important
good net\s about the men's
teams in the report gathered
b\ the Institute for Di\ersith
and Ethics in Sport at the
University of Central Florida.
It found ihat t\wo teams who
started the tournament-
Bucknell University and Utah
State University-have a 100-
percent graduation record:
To Be Equal
By Marc H. Morial
President And CEO
National Urban League
March Madness andAcademic Responsibility
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and four others- Stanford
University, Mississippi State
University, St Mary's College
of California, and the
University of Wisconsin at
cent or more of their men's
And the report also found
far more good news in the
women's tournament. There,
58 of the 64 schools in the
draw graduated at least half
of their players; 35 graduated
at least 70 percent; 8 graduat-
ed at least 90 percent; and 3-
the College of the Holy
Cross, Vanderbilt University,
and the University of
Montana-graduated all of
Further, 'the women's
teams do far better than the
men's teams at graduating
while 10 women's teams
failed to graduate a black stu-
dent athlete, 10 graduated all
of their black female basket-
ball players, and another 14
graduated at least 70 percent
of their black players.
True, the men's teams are
far more likely to have play-
ers leave school early for the
professional ranks. But that's
a relatively small number no
matter how you slice it. The
fact is the male graduation
rates are what they are
because too many of these
aren't living up to the first
part of that description.
The time is past due, if
\ you'll pardon the reference,
for both higher education in
general and offending institu-
tions in particular to stop hid-
ing behind the women's bas-
ketball shorts on this issue.
They need to junk the notion
that the quest for athletic
glory overrides the academic;
responsibilities of too many
of their athletes, in basketball,
football, and other sports as
Fortunately, higher educa-
tion's major athletic govern-
ing body, the National
Association, has recently
taken a major step toward
meaningful reform. Under
new regulations pushed by
NCAA President Myles
Brand and others, beginning
in the 2005-6 academic year,
colleges whose men's and
women's teams don't meet
academic standards that will
produce a graduation rate of
50 percent will face such
penalties as .loss of scholar-
ships, and bans on post-season
In fact, as the women's
record shows, we should
expect that high athletic per-
formance and high academic
performance go hand-in-
hand, because they both
require the mental as well as
physical stamina to figure out
what to do in order to get
something right, and the
determination to overcome
odds and succeed. This is the
individual responsibility of
the athletes, and the institu-
tional responsibility of the
coaches and other college
officials who benefit from the
The collegiate basketball
teams' graduation rates under-
score that Nlarch Madness,
and all the other collegiate
athletic tournaments, and col-
legiate athletics in general,
shouldn't overshadow anoth-
er, more important collegiate
ceremony\ : graduation.
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"There's Always Something
Happening On The First Coast"
"The Ritz Chamber Players-A New Day: Spring
The Ritz Chamber Players' Spring Concert was
again a dazzling evening of musical treasures. With
soprano Alison Buchanan, clarinetist Terrance
Patterson, pianist Kevin Sharpe, violinist Tai Murray
and cellist Kenneth Law performing the works of Franz
Schubert, Igor Stravinsky, Richard Strauss, Coleridge-
Taylor Perkinson and Johannes Brahms, it was an
Traveling from Tampa, FL for the concert with his
wife was Dr. Oily Wilson. Dr. Wilson is recognized for
his richly varied musical background that includes not
only the traditional composition and academic disci-
plines, but also his professional experience as ajazz and
orchestral musician, work in electronic media, and stud-
ies of African music in West Africa itself. His work as a
professional musician include playing jazz piano, local
St. Louis groups, as well as playing double bass for the
St. Louis Philharmonic, the St. Louis Summer Chamber
Players, and the Cedar Rapids Symphony. He has taught
on the faculties of Florida A&M University and Oberlin
Conservatory of Music, as well as his current position
of professor of music at University of California at
Berkeley, where he has taught since 1970. Let's hope
we see more of Dr. Wilson in the future, perhaps as the
next composer in-residence.
This concert was filled with nostalgia as Ms.
Buchanan and Kevin Sharp performed five songs from
"Thirteen Jazz Settings" composed and written by
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson. You will recall that Mr.
Perkinson was the Ritz Chamber Players' first compos-
er in-residence. Sadly Coleridge Taylor Perkinson,
Artistic Director, Performance Program, at the Center
for Black Music Research, Columbia College Chicago,
passed away from cancer on March 9, 2004, in Chicago.
Born in New York in 1932 Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson
studied at New York's High School for Music and Art,
composition at the Manhattan School of Music. receiv-
ing both his bachelor's and master's degrees. He later
studied conducting at the Berkshire Music Center, at the
Salzburg Mozarteum, and with Franco Ferrara and
Dean Dixon. His musical career included conductor
duties with the Symphony of the New World music
director/composer-in-residence for the Negro Ensemble
Company, the Alvin Ailey Dance Company, the Dance
Theatre of Harlem, and for productions at the American
Theatre Lab, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts,
and the Goodman Theatre. He began composing in high
school and continued until his untimely death. He is so
Also during the concert the late Cecil S. Cole, who
passed away on February 22 after battling a long illness,
was remembered. Cecil Cole had served as artistic
administrator of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
since 1998 and also served on the board of directors of
the Ritz Chamber Players,and the Beaches Fine Arts
Series. On March 29 The Jacksonville Symphony
Orchestra with Fabio Mechetti Music Director and the
Ritz Chamber Players' with soprano Alison
Buchanan-and pianist Kevin Sharpe presented the
Cecil Cole Memorial Concert at the Jacoby Symphony
Hall-Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts.
The next concert of the Ritz Chamber Players is
scheduled for June 3, 2005. This concert is a joint pres-
entation by the Ritz and Amelia Island Chamber Players
groups. The concert is a tribute to environmentalist Ms.
MaVynee Betsch, the outspoken advocate of historical-
ly Black American Beach, Florida on Amelia Island and
will further mark the 70th birthday of Ms. Betsch and
her life's work. For further information go to
"Concours d'Elegance At Amelia Island Judge Has
It was a perfect weather weekend on the First Coast
for the 10th Annual Concours d'Elegance at Amelia
Island and an excellent time for 'celebrity sightings'.
There were 281 rare classic cars from seldom-seen pri-
vate collections and museums on display.
Each year my colleague and friend Mrs. Marsha
Dean Phelts, who is quite an automobile enthusiast, has
implored us to come up for the event. This year we took
her up on the offer and how thrilled we were that we
did! Not only did we see some gorgeous cars but we
also had the pleasant opportunity of meeting Edward
Welburn vice president of design at General Motors.
Mr. Welburn, who was one of the judges for the classy
and luxurious event has ties to the First Coast. His wife,
Mrs. Rhonda D6by Welburn's parents are Randolph and
Mrs. Constance Gibson Doby. Mrs. Doby is sister to
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First Coast businessman and former city councilman
Harold Gibson. The Dobys, formerly of Milwaukee,
Wisc. are now retired and Orange Park is home. Mrs.
Doby states she is delighted to be close to family again.
If you've not taken the 'trek' up to Amelia Island,
you've missed a real delight. You never know whom
you'll have the opportunity to meet.
We won't need any encouragement to attend the 11th
"Update on Sharon Cline's Latest CD"
I just received an update from Ms. Cline. You may
order her latest CD 'Interplay' at
played my own CD so often I may need to order anoth-
er one real soon. It's just that magnificent!
Don't forget to let us know of your upcoming events.
Contact us at 904 766-8834 or reach me directly at ima-
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See you in the paper!
Education Now and Babies Later (ENABL)
Abstinence Only Education to Duval County Youth aged 9-19.
Free to all organizations, including
faith-based and community groups.
The "Managing Pressures Before Marriage" curriculum
teaches youth about:
* The risk of early sexual involvement.
* Assertive refusal techniques.
* Building healthy relationships.
* Resisting peer pressures.
* To reduce teen pregnancy.
* To reduce the rate of sexual activity in adolescents.
* To reduce the rate of sexually transmitted diseases
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River Region Human Services Prevention Dept.
650 Park St., Jacksonville, FL 32204
A PRIL 2. 2005
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First Baptist Church Of Oakland Appointed To Council On Elder Affairs The Church Directory ,
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Evelyn Johnson, a member of First Baptist Church of
Oakland, has been appointed by Mayor John Peyton to
the Council On Elder Affiars.
A graduate of Stanton High School, Johnson complet-
ed the Jacksonville University Nursing Program and
worked as a nurse at St. Luke's Hospital and Mayo
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what would. ou be doing
A study % hose results were
reported in the New England
Journal of Medicine indicates
that funeral directors ha\ e been
er.\ helpful in dealing \\ith
families suffering the grievous
'loss of a child due to disease.
Most of. the families
expressed very positive feelings
toward the funeral director for
services rendered during their
bereavement. The authors con-
clude that the funeral directors'
experience with grief reactions
make them skilled in offering
solace to grieving families.
This role as counselor'coni-
forter may be more important
than ever before. The increas-
ing isolation of people in our
socier and the fractionalization
of the family often make the
needs of the bereaved very
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She also worked as a private-duty
nurse at Cypress Village.
Johnson also worked with CSX and
retired after 18 years of service. Since f
retiring, she has volunteered her services
as a Senior Companion with Urban
Jacksonville. Evelyn S.
Prayer Requested For Local Pastor
An urgent prayer request is being extended to congre-
gations throughout Jacksonville for Pastor Garry Wiggins
of Evangel Temple Assembly of God, Inc. Pastor
Wiggins was admitted to Baptist Hospital on Thursday,
March 24. He underwent a heart cath on Friday, March
25. Please pray for Pastor Wiggins and his family.
Faith In Our Community
-Schedule of Events and Services-
BANQUET-St. Nicklas Bethel Baptist Church will celebrate
it's Church and Pastor's anniversary with a Banquet on
Saturday, April 2 at 6:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 6802
Commonwelath Ave. Formal attire is requested. Minister E.
G. Wiyman, M.Div. will preside. For ticket information call
(904) 268-7945), (904) 768-4233, or (904) 278-3878. Rev.
Dr. R.W. Jackson, Senior Pastor.
SPRING INTO FASHION-The. Mandarin Christian
Women's Club, affiliated with Chtistian Women's Clubs and
Stonecraft Ministries will host a fashion show featuring a
showing of clothes from Petunia Patch Boutique on Tuesday,
April 5, 12 noon at the Ramada Inn mandarin, 3130 Hartley
Rd. Author/speaker/pilot Gaye Martin will provide humor.
The cost of the luncheon is $13.50 and includes a free nurs-
ery on-site. Reservations for the luncheon and nursery are
requested. Call Char at (904) 287-6814 or Elaine at (904)
"For David says of Him, 'I saw The Lord always, in
my presence; for he is at my right hand, so that I will
not be shaken.
'Therefore imy heart was glad and my tongue exult-
ed; moreover my flesh also will live in hope; because
you will not abandon my soul to Hades, nor allow your
ho1 .one to undergo decay. 'You have made known to
me the ways of life; You will make me full of gladness
with Your presence.'
"Brethren, I may confidently say to you regarding
the patriarch David that he both died and was buried,
and his tomb is with us to this day.
"And so, because he was a prophet and knew that
GOD HAD SWORN TO HIM WITH AN OATH'TO
SEAT one OF HIS DESCENDANTS ON HIS
THRONE, he looked ahead and spoke of the resurrec-
tion of the Christ, that HE \AS NEITHER ABAN-
DONED TO HADES, NOR DID His flesh SUFFER
"This Jesus God raised up again, to which h we are all
When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead, But
he laid his right .hand on me, saying, "Fear not, I am the
first and the last, and the living one. I died, and behold
I am alive forevermore, and I'have the keys of Death
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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)
GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCH
"The Church Where Everybody Is Somebody"
Bishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor
Street Adress: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Fla. 32206
Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday -Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday Joy Night,7:00 p.m.
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'
(904) 768-0272 Home
s :, D 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
Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
Church School 8:45 a.m.
Fulfillment Hour Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
Every 2nd & 4th Thursday 10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon
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
S Sunday School 9:15- 10:15 a.m.
Sunday.Praise & Worship 8:00 a.m.
S Baptism-Praise & Worship
A (Sanctuary) 10:30 a.m.
i Youth Church-2nd & 3rd Sundays
Fellowship Hall 10:30 a.m. -
Wednesday, Noonday Prayer 12 Noon
Inspiration Wednesday Worship Service....................6:00-8i00 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
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.
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Jacksonville Small and Emerging Business Program
City leaders recently met with area small business
owners to discuss what local government could do to help
strengthen Jacksonville's small businesses. Almost unan- .. -.
imously, the business owners cited lack of upfront capital
as their number one obstacle to success. As a result, city
leaders developed the Jacksonville Small and Emerging
Business (JSEB) program, offered though the city's Equal
Business Opportunity (EBO) office.
The JSEB takes aim at the problem of access to capi-
tal, recognizing that a small business often cannot afford
to shoulder the cost of beginning work and paying,
employees until it .receives payment for its services. In
doing business with the city, that can take at least a -
month. To make it easier for area small businesses to' Mayor John Peyton
land contracts with the city, the JSEB program provides upfront capital and ensures
follow-up semimonthly payments and prompt payment from prime contractors to
The scope of the JSEB program is much larger than the simple provision of finan-
cial assistance and business certification. What sets JSEB apart from previous pro-
grams is its focus on feedback from th6se who know small business best- small busi-
ness owners. As the result of an ongoing dialogue with small business owners, the
JSEB program also offers assistance in securing performance and payment bonds,
Additionally, JSEB provides access to a variety of continuing education opportuni-
ties in areas such as cash flow management, business planning, marketing, human
resources and technical training.
The program can also help assess the book value of a business through an
accounting grant program that offers reimbursement and financial assistance with an
official audit. To keep the lines of communication open between city government
and the small business community and to ensure the program is operating effective-
ly the EBO office will offer open houses and workshops throughout the year. It
will also provide regular reports to the Mayor's Office and to City Council. In addi-
tion, the office has a program ombudsman who will work with JSEBs to make sure
their needs are met.
As mayor, I have made increasing economic opportunity one of my top priorities
and pledged full support for small and minority-owned businesses. Small business
is one of the cornerstones of our nation's economy, and that is just as true on the local
level.' Small businesses help individuals succeed and strengthen our economy by
providing jobs. Helping small businesses grow and thrive is good business for
everyone, and I'm proud that the JSEB program ensures that new or small business-
es get the help they need to participate in Jacksonville's growing economy.
To find out if your small business qualifies for the JSEB program, contact the
EBO office at (904) 630-1165.
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he year was 1955. Lee Meriwether was Miss America. The Brooklyn Dodgers beat the
New York Yankees 4-3 to win the World Series. "The $64,000 Question," "I Love Lucy,"
and "The Ed Sullivan Show" were the top-rated TV programs. "Rock Around the
Clock" by Bill Haley and the Comets was a number one hit. The first "Guinness Book of
Records" was published. And a new day dawned in transportation as an Authority to
address transportation issues was formed.
The Florida Legislature established the Jacksonville E\presswa) Authority in 1955. The
Authority focused solely on roads and bridges until 1971, when City Coach Conmpany sold
its operations to the Authority, and the name changed to the Jackson-ille Transportation
.As JTA celebrates its 50th birthday this year, we're reflecting on the many milestones
we've reached, and we're looking forward to many more. We're proud to celebrate our
Golden Anniversary of serving Duval County and all of Northeast Florida. Join us this year
as we celebrate our history of providing transportation solutions. Among the solutions
*The Dames Point Bridge: Although it seemed ahead of its time to many when it opened
in 1989, it's a vital link in the area's transportation network.
*The Skyway: The future is now with the.state-of-the-art Skyway system, which provides
fast, convenient, hassle-free transportation from downtown into San Marco. Construction
on the Skyway vas started in 1984, with the first segment opening in 1989. The full system
as it is today was completed in 1999.
* J. Turner Butler Boulevard: The first phase of J. Turner Butler Boulevard was opened in
October 1979. The road was referred to by some at the time as "the road to nowhere."
Toda\, it's an integral part of the area's roadway network,
We look forward to continuing to find solutions to Northeast Florida's transportation
needs for many years to come. JTA. Solutions: Past, present and future.
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Ray J: TV Host, New Album and Feelin' His Music!
by Rych McCain
Nowadays, it appears that young recording artists in the early
"twenty-something" age bracket are coming to grips with life on a
more serious note, than ever before. The titles and content of their
CDs are expressing experiences and feelings from a fresh young
adult viewpoint. Twenty-three year old RAY J is a singer who has
taken a bite out of life and is relating his story in the form of his new
soon-to-be-released album RAYDIATION on the Sanctuary Urban
Records Group/Knock Out Entertainment label.
Ray J left Atlantic Records and stepped off the scene for a
minute, but he's back stronger than ever. What is he up to these
days? He lights up with excitement, "I'm working on BET right
now. I'm the host of my own show BET.COM COUNTDOWN, it's -.
one of the top shows on BET.
"I'm also doing BET STYLE and 106 & PARK once or twice a
week. So, I really appreciate BET for opening up their doors and
really believing in me as a host and as an artist you know. From
here, only good things can happen, keeping God in my life first. I've
got a real positive feel, a positive image, a positive edge just on my i..S.
career and on my thoughts on life. Now I'm moving forward to just Ray J (Photo 2005 Andre' B.
staying healthy and staying alive. That's my motto." Murray/A Bern Agency Photo)
What is the difference between what he is doing now and the act-
ing that he has done in front of the camera before? What is the feel like? Ray J responds, "It's different
because I get to play both sides now. I get to be press and I get to be an artist as well. So I go in and take my
pictures on the red carpet than I go behind the red carpet with my camera crew and interview all of the other
stars. So it gives me a feel because I can see both sides of the fence and I understand what the press wants
and I know what I should do as an artist. It's kind of like an advantage for me I would say and I'm having a
whole lot- of fun."
We switch the conversation to Ray J's new album Raydiation. How did that concept originate? Ray J's
response, "I want to shout out to my producer "Detail." He's signed to Knockout Entertainment. That's my
label, that's the label I'm on and he actually brought that idea to my attention. I did a song called "Radiation,"
a long time ago and when he brought that to my attention, it clicked with the old song that I did and I said you
know what, that's a great concept. We agreed on it and everybody liked it and.we moved forward'with it."
To give an example of his personal growth, Ray J explained the difference between his last album "This
Ain't A Game," and his new project. "On This Ain't A Game," I felt like I wasn't playing a game no more and
I felt like I knew the lane to go down as being an artist. In that album I rebelled, I had a lot of fun; I was wild
and came out with this song "Wait A Minute," with Lil Kym. I was really in the clubs and in a sexual kind of
fantasy, flossing a lot of jewelry, a lot of women, I was in that attitude mode. I had a lot of fun doing that, but
after awhile, that gets boring and you start understanding what life is really about and that's family and effect-
ing change and putting out positive things that people can learn from and stuff like that."
He continues, "So Ijust felt like I had that in that album but I didn't showcase it with the single that I chose.
So with this album, I felt like Raydiation was a perfect title because it was like a cleansing. I had to destroy
and rebuild. Destroy all of my demons, destroy all my bad vibes and rebuild. I felt that Raydiation is some-
thing that can do that, as well as it being Ray like in my name. So I just felt like that concept and where I was
at in my life clicked and now it's perfect." Having a full plate is sure to keep Ray J busy and focused on
achieving his goals.
Wassup in Hollywood
by Rych McCain '
Nickelodeon's newest rising talent, LiL JJ, wil
star in the Paramount/MGM/Nickelodeon remake o,-
"Yours, Mine and Ours, opposite Dennis Quaid anu
Rene Russo. LiL JJ is currently starring in the MGIV(
movie smash BEAUTY SHOP. He and Queerl
Latifah will discuss the movie on BET's 106 & Parl
this Wednesday and Thursday.
You all know by now that Whitney Houston has'
checked back into rehab but she is not alone! The'
Insider TV Show's Pat O'Brien and singer Billy Joel,
both checked in, while San Francisco Giants slugger
Barry Bonds is in physical therapy for his bum knee,
which is expected to take six months to heal. Actor
Tom Sizemore was slapped in the pokey for seventeen
months for drug violations..
ASCAP (The American Society of Composers,
Authors and Publishers), will present Jermaine "JD"
Dupri with their prestigious Golden Note Award at
their 22nd Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards Gala
in May. GUESS WHO, the MGM Studios comedy, hit
the theaters this weekend starring Bernie Mac,
Ashton Kutcher, Zoe Saldana and Judith Scott. It is
a comical remake of the famed 60's flick, GUESS
WHO'S COMING TO DINNER, which starred
Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and Katherine
Hepburn. In this version, the racial disparity is
reversed. A White prospective son-in-law comes to
the home of his black fiance to meet his future father-
Mac plays a typically skeptical, over protective dad
to a tee and Kutcher bounces off of him with great
rhythmic timing. Saldana comes off as the sweet,
sexy, sugar pie that every man wants regardless of
race. Both Kutcher and Saldana' chemistry and their
character's feelings and love for each other is very
believable which makes the on screen romance work.
If you can stand a little lightweight racial tension
mixed'with laughs and some tender serious moments
and you are a die hard Bernie Mac or Ashton Kutcher
fan, check this one out.
Before I check out, I'm putting my personal plug in
for actress Meagan Good to be selected as a bond girl
for the new 007 James Bond flick which will be
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Beauty Shop World Premiere Highlights!
by Rych McCain
The world Premiere of the new -MGM s .
Studios Comedy BEAUTY SHOP was a pretty
glitzy affair. Limo after limo emptied a sea of
the rich and famous who descended upon the
Mann's National Theatre in Westwood to join
Queen Latifah and an all star cast for what may
be one the more glamorous premieres of the
season. Throngs of on looking fans lined the
comers of Gayley Ave. and Lindbrook to catch
a glimpse of their favorite stars.
The cast reads like a Who's Who of show
business i.e., Kevin Bacon, Djimon Hounsou,
Alfre Woodard, Alicia Silverstone, Golden
Brooks, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Andie ,
MacDowell, Mena Suvari, Sherri Shepherd, j
LiL JJ, Paige Hurd, LisaRaye, Laura Hayes,
Kimora Lee Simmons, Della Reese, Sheryl
Underwood, Bryce Wilson and Director Bille
The highlight of the evening for the press as Queen Latifah at the Beauty Shop pre-
mier. (Photo 2005 Andre' B. Murray/A
well as the fans was Her Majesty herself, Queen Bern Agency Photo)
Latifah returning to the red carpet after all of the
guest had arrived and entered the theater. She came back out to greet us and do inter-
views, something that she clearly didn't have to do. Even the security staff had to stand
back, which is something they never do. When Queen Latifah returned to the red car-
pet, her fans were "ecstatic." EFen people driving by were honking their horns and
shouting-out love to the Queen. This sista is a definitely a superstar and this movie will
be a smash hit. We will be featuring interviews with the key cast member in our follow-
Alfre Woodard at the Beauty Shop premier.
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Points Of Excellence Banquet Recognizes Local Leaders
Dr. Rudolph McKissick, Jr.
Health Services recognized
leaders for their outstanding
services and contributions in
the area of healtcare, educa-
tion, economic develop-
ment, faith leadership and
public service during it's
Points of Excellence Awards
banquet held Saturday,
February 26 at the
Jacksonville Omni Hotel.
Presented by The Five
Points of Excellence
Foundation, the banquet fea-
tured Janet Owens, Vice
President of Marketing and
Way of Northwest Florida,
as keynote speaker.
Over 300 individuals
attended the affair.
Ken Amaro of NBC
Affiliate WTLV-TV 12 in
Jacksonville served as the
Master of Ceremony.
Activities included a
Jazz Social featuring 14-
year-old Jazz Musician
Brian Harris, and the
Edward Waters College
Honorees and categories
Rudolph McKissick, Jr.,
Senior Pastor, Bethel Baptist
E c o n ,o m i c
Jones, General Partner
Gateway Center Economic
Barrett, Vice President of
Bank of America.
Heroes of Merit who
have demonstrated commit-
Pat Sampson (left)
ment to service to the com-
munity and continued
involvement, were also
Alvin Brown, President,
Willie Gary Classic.
The Honorable Corrine
Brown, Unites States House
President ILA, Local 1408.
Dr. Barbara Darby,
Community College at
Jacksonville North Campus.
Dolores Duffie, Native
Citizen, Daughters of Isis.'
Reggie Fullwood, City
Mia Jones, City
Pat Lockett-Felder, City
Dr. Colleen Thomas,
From left, Steward Washington, Attorney Stephen
Weinbaum, Pat Sampson, and Ken Amaro.
CONTACT US AT
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Martha Barrett Dr. Charles Simmons
Attorney. of its various programs and
Net proceeds benefit
Health Services in support
For over 12 years,
Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community
events scheduled in'Jacksonville and the surrounding area.
COMMUNITY MARCH/RALLY-MAD DADS will
host a Community Rally and March against drugs being
sold near neighborhood schools at 2:00 p.m. on
Saturday, April 2 at S. P. Livingston Elementary
School. The rally will feature encouraging words from
community leaders and concerned citizens. The group
leave S. P. Livingston School for a march through the
area. Marchers will go north on Barber Street to Junior
Street, where the group will be led in prayer to bless the
entire area. The marchers will then head south to Acorn
Street in front of Eugene Butler Middle Schoolwhere
another prayer for the neighborhood will be conducted.
Marchers will then return to S.P. Livingston for dis-
missal. The public is invited.
THREE DAY FESTIVAL AT CUMMER MUSE-
UM-On April 5-7 more than 2,000 special needs-ele-
mentary students from Duval County Public School's
Exceptional Student Education (ESE) will experience
the power and joy of the arts during the 10th annual fes-
tival at The Cummer Museum of Arts & Gardens.
MAJIGEEN- Majigeen (MAJIG IN) a musical drama
by Jennifer Chase premieres at Boomtown Theatre in
historic Springfield April 7-10 and April 14-17. All
shows begin at 7:30 p.m. except Sundays with matinees
beginning at 2:00 p.m. The play is produced by Anne
Kraft and Carol Gladstone. Noble Lee Lester, Director;
Keezia Justice and Christa Paulk, Choreographers;
Percival' Cacanindin, Music Director; and Kathleen
King, Artistic Consultant. The original recording
soundtrack was recorded by Les Brules, Souvigny
France, Studio 2000 in Dakar, Senegal and Eclipse
Studio in St. Augustine, Florida. For reservations and
ticket information log in to www. majigeen.com
ANNUAL RUN WITH VISION 5K-The Clara White
Mission and Vision Baptist Church of Jacksonville pres-
ent the first Run With Vision 5K Race on Saturday,
April 16, 9:00 a.m. The race begins at 8973 Lem Turner
Rd. (the corner of Lem Turner and Grand Street), The
race will proceed 1.55 miles north on Lem Turner Road,
to a designated point near Capper Road, where the field
will turn south on Lem Turner Road, to finish at the
starting point, for a total of 3.1 miles. Registration
begins at 8:00 a.m.. Participants will include those 18
years and older, proceeds will benefit the Clara White
Mission and the ministries of Vision Baptist Church.
For more information call (904) 705-5965, 762-0899,
STUDENT APPRECIATION DAY- The Division of
Student Affairs of Edward Waters College, 1658 Kings
Rd., will host Student Appreciation day on Saturday,
April 2 from 12 noon-6:00 p.m. on the lawns of the
Centennial Library and Hatcher-Stewart Building. Live
music, free food, giveaways, games, a crab boil,
karaoke, Greek step shows, and a dunking booth will be
featured. A Double Dutch contest will also be held.
MAHALIA--Jacksonville's Stage Aurora Theatrical
Company will present Mahalia, the weekends of April
29, 30, and May 1,6, 7, and 8. For more information
contact Gloria Stephens at 358-2799 between 10:00
Health Services, a non-prof-
it 501(c) (3) organization
has served thousands of
children, adults and families
Patricia Sampson is the
CEO. Dr. M. Saleh is the
Medical Director and Co-
Washington is the current
President of the Board of
Directors and Co-founder.
Services include case
prevention education, refer-
rals, school-based programs
and other community sup-
The organization's mis-
sion is to improve the quali-
ty of life for the community
while promoting healthier
and productive lifesyles.
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IRBY-Edward D., died
March 28, 2005.
March 22, 2005. A. B.
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JONES-Jesse Jr., died
March 23, 2005.
March 24, 2005.
March 21, 2005. A. B.
Coleman Mortuary, Inc.
March 22, 2005.
PHELTS-Ann S., died
March 23, 2005.
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died March 27, 2005.
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'Read this and make a copy for your files in case you need to.refer to if someday. Maybe we
should all take some of his advice!
A corporate attorney sent the following out to the employees in his company..
1. The next time you order checks have only your initials (instead of first name) and last name
put on them. If someone takes your checkbook, they will not know if ou sign your'checks with
just your initials or your first name, but your bank will know how you sign your checks.
2. Do not sign the back of your credit cards. Instead, put "PHOTO ID REQUIRED".
3. When you are writing checks to pay on your credit card accounts. DO NOT put the conm-
plete account number on the "For" line. Instead. just put the last four numbers. The credit card
company knows the rest of the number, and anyone ho might be handling your check as it pass-
es through all the check processing channels won't have access to it. '
4. Put your work phone # on your checks instead of your home phone. If you have a PO Box
use that instead of your home address. Ifyou do not have a PO Box, use our \ ork address. Nex er
have your SS# printed on your checks. (DUH!) You can add it if it is necessary. But if you ha\ e
it printed, anyone can get it.
5. Place the contents, of your wallet on a photocopy machine. Do both sides of each license.
credit card, etc. You will know what you had in \ our \ allet and all of the account numbers and
phone numbers to call and cancel. Keep the photocopy in a safe place. I also carry a photocopy
of my passport when I travel either here or abroad. We'\ e all heard horror stories about fraud that's
committed on us in stealing a name, address, Social Security number, credit cards.
tUnfortunatel, ;I, as anorne, have firsthand know ledge becausemy wallet was stolen last
month. Within a week, the thie e(s) ordered an expensive monthly cell phone package, applied
for a VISA credit card, had a credit line approved to buy a Gateway computer, received a PIN
number from DNIV to change my driving record information online, ad more. But here's some
critical information to limit the damage in cse this happens to you or someone ) ou know:
1. We ha\ e been told we should cancel our credit cards immediately~.But the key is having the
toll free numbers and your card numbers hand\ so you know whom to call. Keep those where you
Scan find them.
S2. File a policereport immediately in the jurisdiction w here your credit crds, etc., were stolen.
This proves to credit providers you were diligent, and this is a first step toward an investigation
(if there ever is one).
But here's what.is perhaps most important of all: (I never even thought to do this.)
3. Call the 3 national credit reporting organizations immediately to lace a fraud alert on your
name and Social Security number. I had never heard of doing that until advised by a bank that
called to tell me an application for credit was made o\ er the Internet.in my name. The alert means
any company that checks your credit knows your information was stolen, and they have to con-
Stact you by phone to authorize ne\w credit
By the tme I was advised to do this, almost ti o weeks after the theft, all the damage had been
done. There are records of all the credit checks initiated by the thieves' purchases, none of which
I knew bout before placing the alert. Since then, no additional damage has been done, and the
thieves threw my wallet away. It seems to have stopped them dead in their tracks.
.Now, here ar.Ithe numbers you always need to contact about s our wallet, ec., has been stolen:
1.) Equifax: -800-525-6285
2.) Experian (formerly TRW): 1-888-397-3742
3.) Trans nion: 1-800-680-7289
S 4.) Social.Security AdministratlSn (fraud line): -800-269-02 71
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She will compete for her share of over $20,000 in
scholarships, prizes, and specialty gifts that will be
distributed to contestants.
Thea will compete in the Miss Teen Division, one
of three divisions featuring young ladies between the
ages of 10 and 19 competing in modeling routines
which include casual wear and formal wear.
She will also display her personality and inter-
viewing skills while interviewing with this years'
tJacksonville judging panel. Personality is the top
Thea Charlise Stephens aspect that each contestant is judged on during all
Thea Charlise Stephens maintains a good balance phases of the competition.
between her scholarly pursuits and extracurricular activ- If thea wins the title, she would then represent
cities. She's an honor student at Ribault Senior High Jacksonville and surrounding communities at the
School and also is member of the school's cheerleader Cities of America National Competition to be held in
squad. Orlando, Fla. Over $60,000 in prizes and awardswill
When Thea is finished with her school responsibilies be presented at the National Competition while each
Sshe still finds time to remain active at Greater Macedonia winner enjoys this expense paid trip of five nights and
Baptist Church (Dr. Landon Williams, Sr., Pastor), work- six days in Orlando, Fla.
ing in the Nursery Ministry. She is also a dancer with There is no cost to Thea for participating.
the Jacksonville Center of The Arts. Community businesses, organizations, and private
Now the 10th grade student wants to direct some of individuals are assisting her in participating in this
her time, effort and energy at another goal. Thea was year's competition by becoming an official sponsor.
recently selected to participate in the National's Miss Through sponsorship, each contestant receives all
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munity in the hopes of keeping our community safe.
VANDALISM AND AUTO THEFT-On Monday, March 28,
2005 at 7:01 a.m. a police officer was dispatched to the Treetop
Apartments at 6355 Morse Ave. regarding a burglary to a vehicle.
Upon arrival, police officer met with the victim. The police officer
investigation reveals that the victim parked her car on the south
side of her apartment building #2500 at 8:00 p.m. on 3/28/05.
About 7:00 a.m. she discovered that her vehicle had been burglar-
ized. The unknown suspect broke out the front passenger door win-
dow and the stole a "Radio, TV, and VCR". The suspect also
opened the trunk from the bottom in the interior of the vehicle and
stole the "Speakers Box", from the trunk. The victim stated that she
did not hear her vehicle alarm at the time during the night and her
vehicle was parked near her bedroom window. A check of her
alarm system revealed the audible alarm was nor operational and it
may have been disabled. The police officer was able to lift several
prints from the exterior passenger door handle to submit for pro-
cessing. The victim was given a case information card. Case not
cleared. Patrol efforts suspended.
BURGLARY AND BATTERY BY STRANGERS-On Monday,
March 28, 2005 at 6:30 a.m. a police, officer was dispatched to
10525 Monaco Dr. Arms Apartments regarding a residential bur-
glary. Upon arrival, police officer met with victim #1, who stated
that three unknown black males (suspects) forceably entered her
apartment and poured household bleach on her and her baby's
father, (victim#2). The police officer investigation revealed that
victim #1 and victim #2 had been at a nightclub (Karteuse, 618 W.
Forsyth Street early in the morning, and got into a verbal alterca-
tion with the suspects after suspect #2 had grabbed victim #1's
buttocks in the club. When victim #1 and Victim #2 returned home
the three suspects forced the door of their apartment open, break-
ing the interior doorframe. The suspects each carried a bottle of
household bleach. They began throwing bleach on victim #1 as
she shouted for victim #2 to help her. When victim #2 came out of
the bedroom to encounter the suspects, they all "jumped him"
dousing him with bleach., and stated "B**** you thought we
wouldn't get you." The suspects then fled in an unknown direction
by unknown means. Both victims were treated by Engine #37 and
Rescue#34. No arrest'was made because the suspect had fled the
scene prior to police arrival, and lack of suspect information. The
victims were given a case information card. Patrol efforts suspend-
SHOT BY A BB GUN-On Monday, March 28, at 7:20 a.m. A
police officer responded to 7112 Southland Street in reference to
a battery. Upon arrival, police officer met with the victim. She
stated that an unknown neighborhood boy (suspect) had shot her
with a "BB Gun", in the back. The victim pointed to several possi-
ble homes in the neighborhood where the suspect may live. The
police officer spoke with several boys who stated they knew the
suspect'but did not know where he lives, The police officer trans-
ported the victim to look at the boys that had been detained. She
stated that the suspect was not present at this time. The police offi-
cer did not observed any injuries to the victim. The victim was
issued a victim,service pamphlet and told to call the police if she
located the suspect. Case not cleared. Patrol efforts suspended.
BUSTED FOR STEALING A BAG OF SHRIMP-On Monday,
March 28, 2005 at 7:40 p.m. a police officer was working off duty
at Winn Dixie, 934 Dunn Ave. The suspect attempted to purchase
groceries with a debit food stamp, but was unable to complete the
transaction due to her pin number not working. As the suspect
exited the front of the store, the store inventory control system acti-
vated. The off duty police officer, asked the suspect to re-enter the
store to check her bag. The suspect began searching her bag, but
would not allow the police officer to look inside of it. The police
officer placed handcuffs on the suspect and checked her bag. The
off duty police, officer located a bag of "shrimp".iniside of herbag.
After the police officer read her rights to her, she stated that she
took the shrimps because they were too expensive. The store man-
ager also observed the inventory control activated as the suspect
attempted to leave the store. The suspect was. arrested and taken to
jail, and booked for stealing $26.21 worth of shrimp.
GIRLFRIEND/GIRLFRIEND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE-On
Monday, March 28, 2005 at 5:30 p.m. a police officer was dis-
patched to Charter Point Apartments' at 5501 University Club
Blvd. North in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival, police offi-
cer met with the girlfriend (victim) who stated that her ex-girl-
Sfriend (suspect) has been harassing her for the last 4 months since
they have split up. The suspect has been comirig to her new resi-
Sdence and banging on her door attempting to force the victim to
talk to her about getting back together. The victim told the police
officer the suspect arrived at her residence today and was banging
on her door. When she would not open the door and talk to her, she
-went out to her vehicle and removed a stick/bat. The suspect then
Sent to the victim's vehicle anid broke out the front, rear, and two
side windows. After the suspect broke out the windows, she fled
.the complex in her vehicle. A witness told the police officer that:
s' he and her husband saw the suspect breaking out the victim's car-
w indow s, and after she had broken out the.windows, she fled the
Area in a white four-door car. The police officer attempted to con-
tact the suspect at her residence located at 1035 Arco Drive #47
w ith out success. This case will be filed with the state anornem\'s
office 'for a warrant for the suspect's arrest for felony criminal
mischief. The \ ictim w\as gxen a case information card. Case not
cleared. Patrol Follow-up.
BATTERED OVER FRIED CHICKEN-On Monday, March 28.
2005 at 3:25 p.m. A police officer was dispatched to 1S301 N.
SM\rtle Ave. Church's Chicken to investigate a battery. Upon
arrival, police officer spoke with the. general manager (victim).
' She stated that two unknown black females and unknown black
male suspects enter the restaurant. They ordered chicken dinners.
After a short wait they asked for fresh chicken from the fryer rather
than the pan. They began to have a hostile and offensive conversa-
tion with the cashier, and the cook. The general manager told the
emplo) ees to refrain from the conversation and to simply serve the
patrons. The two:female suspects continued the conversation and
called the general manager "A Ghetto B****". The general manag-
er asked them to leave the restaurant, but they refused. One of the
Female suspects tried to swing a punch at the cashier, but she
Backed away. The'other female suspect grabbed the general man-
ager by the hair and began punching and scratching her face. The
Fight was broken up by other employees and unknown patrons. The
suspect returned and shoved the registers off the counter. The reg-
isters were not damaged. The police officer observed, the general
manager victim, sustained swelling, bumps, and abrasions on her
face. The unknown black male was not involved in the incident
other then ordering chicken. No other suspect information was
*known. Case not cleared. Patrol efforts suspended.
ARIES (March 21 to
April 19) A
friend is trying to
get you to share a
promised to keep. Don't give
in. This isn't your news to
TAURUS (April 20 to
May 20) Things aren't what
---- they seem in a
ship. It may be
time to do some
though, it's smooth sailing.
GEMINI (Ma3 21 to
June 20) You
might as well
resign yourself to
it. This week
won't be that productive at
work. Fortunately, there's
nothing too pressing going
CANCER (June'21 to
July 22) You're upset when
S someone you've
.looked up to dis-
S appoints you.
SThis isn't such a
bad thing. You needed to be
reminded that this person is
LEO (July 23 to
August 22) Be
open to new
which come your
way this week. One of these
leads to new and exciting
things for your career. Later
in the week, you have
romance on your mind.
VIRGO (August 23 to
ly alert and sharp I
this week. Use
this brain power to its best
advantage. At home, don't
allow a loved one to bring
your mood down.
23 to October
22) You feel a bit
under the gun this
week where work
Your Weekly Horoscope
(MARCH 26, 2005-APRIL 1, 2005)
is concerned. However, if
you take one task at a time,
you'll find it easier to deal
with. This weekend, quiet
pursuits are best.
23 to November 21)
tunities are possi-
ble this week.
come with added
responsibilities. Be sure you
want to take these on before
seeing those dollar signs.
(November 22 to
It's a good week
to ask questions
of bigwigs. While
some answers-are surprising,
they're ultimately enlighten-
ing. In fact, some changes
could be the happy result.
(December 22 to January
19) You feel on
solid ground this
your career. Don't
let a co-worker mess that up.
This person is merely jeal-
ous of your accomplish-
(January 20 to
sharp this week,
even more so than
usual. You may even come
up with an innovative
approach to a problem at
work. Later in the week, a
unique opportunity comes
19 to March 20) A set-
back early in the
week shouldn't '
throw you off
will, though, if you allow it.
This weekend, find an intel-
lectually stimulating activity
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April 4; Colin Powell, April
5; Billy Dee Williams, April
6; Jackie Chan, April 7;
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Cynthia Nixon, April 9;
Haley Joel Osment, April
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Florida's First Coast
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In 1985 we were thrilled when
Calvin Peete won the Tournament
Players Championship (TPC) at
Sawgrass. This was such an excit-
ing event and most of us saw it via .
television. Fast forward to 2005 -iB. ,.
and we take for granted not only
going to the 'Players
Championship' as it is now called,
but seeing past champions that -
include Calvin Peete.
You are filled with pride as you
walk the TPC grounds and see the Calvin Peete
names of the champions and you find the name of Calvin
Peete in the group. He was our champion long before there
was an Eldrick 'Tiger' Woods. In fact during the 1970s, there
were nine black golfers on the PGA Tour: Rafe Botts, Pete
Brown, Jim Dent, Charlie Sifford, Curtis Sifford, Nathaniel
Starks, Bobby Stroble, Jim Thorpe and Calvin Peete. All
were regular members of the tour. Calvin Peete was the one
ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS NO. S135412
DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPUTER MODEL FOR SIMULATION OF THREE-
DIMENSIONAL, VARIABLE-DENSITY, TRANSIENT GROUND WATER
FLOW IN POROUS MEDIA IN THETIGER BAY REGIONAREA
OF VOLUSIA COUNTY, FLORIDA
The St. Johns River Water Management District (District) is requesting letters
of interestfrom professional firms licensed in the Sstate of Florida for
dDevelopment of a computer model for simulation of three-dimensional, vari-
able-density, transient ground water flow in porous media in the Tiger Bay
Regionarea of Volusia County, Florida. Professional Engineer (PE) or
Professional Geologist (PG) certifications are required for performance of this
work. The firm selected shall be required to execute a contract for a period of
July 2005 throughof/through September 30, 2006. 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.
RESPONSES DUE: 5:00 p.m.
April 20, 2005
St. Johns River Water Management District
4049 Reid Street
Palatka, Florida 32177
In accordance with the Public Records Law, Chapter 119.07(6)(m), Fla. Stat.
(as amended), the District's project budgets are a matter of public record. As
a courtesy to the interested respondents on this project, this information is
being provided with the Request for Qualifications package. The estimated
budget for this project is $150,000. The estimated budget for the first term of
this project, July through September 30, 2005, is $50,000. The estimated
budget for the period beginning October 1, 2005(insert beginning date)
through September 30, 2006, (insert the end of the first fiscal year of the
agreement) is $1050,000. Respondents are cautioned that this amount is an
estimate only and poses no limitation on the District. The budget for the peri-
od beginning October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2006 is contingent upon
approval of the District's annual appropriation of funds.
Interested firms may obtain a project information package by contacting
DemandStar by Onvia at www.demaridstar.com
also be obtained from the District by calling Judy Bowen at (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 Chapter119, 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 2:00 p.m., May 2, 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 presenta-
tion of their qualifications and credentials. In such event the District will sched-
ule such presentations at the District's Headquarters on May 12, 2005.
Respondents who have been selected for such presentations shall be notified
in advance of said date. After evaluations have been completed all-respon-
dents will be notified in writing of the staffs intended recommendation to the
Governing Board at the June 7, 2005 meeting. Following approvalof the top-
selected Respondent, contractual negotiations will commence withthe top-
If, due to disability, you require a special accommodation to participate, con-
tact Judy Bowen at the above District address or either of the Aove either of
the above telephone numbers at least five (5) business days before the
date and time specified.
to win the TPC.
We can claim Calvin Peete as First Coast's own. It's fit-
,ting that he and his lovely wife Mrs. Pepper Peete along with
their children Aisha and Aleya are Ponte Vedra residents just
a little more than a 'stones throw' from the place where he
won his first championship. Calvin and Mrs. Peete are very
active in the golf community for youth. Mrs. Peete is exec-
utive director of Jacksonville's First Tee program and of
course Mr. Peete helps out with the program.
It hasn't been an easy life for Mr. Peete before or since his
big win in 1985. In fact a broken elbow resulting from a fall
from a cherry tree is attributed to his accuracy as a golfer. In
spite of all, when you meet Calvin Peete he is always the
gracious gentleman in spite of the health struggles with
Tourette's Syndrome. A condition diagnosed at the Mayo
Clinic in 1999 and attributed to his having to make an early
exit from the game.
In a March 2005 Golf Digest article Calvin Peete refers
to himself as "Mr. Mom' and relishes the second chance he
has as.father with his younger children.
How fortunate we are to have this treasure of a family on
the First Coast!
Report: NFL Seeks Stronger Steroids Policy
NEW YORK The NFL
reportedly will ask the play-
ers' union to agree to
stronger testing for steroids.
The New York Times
reported in Wednesday's edi-
tions that the league was fol-
lowing the lead of Olympic
sports in seeking more strin-
gent testing for testosterone.
No date for a meeting with
the players has been set, but
any changes in the testing
procedures require consent
from the NFL Players
NFL spokesman Greg
Aiello said the league is
seeking to establish another
testing lab and would like to
add human growth hormone
testing when that is feasible.
A CBS News report that
will air on "60 Minutes
Wednesday" said Carolina
Panthers Todd Sauerbrun
and Jeff Mitchell and former
player Todd Steussie had
steroid prescriptions filled
by a South Carolina doctor
now under investigation by
The CBS report said the
players all had prescriptions
for testosterone cream filled
within two weeks of the
Panthers' appearance in the
2004 Super Bowl.
In addition to the cream,
which is banned by the NFL,
Sauerbrun -- one of the
league's top punters --
obtained syringes and the
Former EMU Assistant Named
Head Men's Basketball Coach
YPSILANTI, Mich. -
Charles Ramsey, the top
assistant coach at Michigan
the past four seasons, was
named head coach at
Eastern Michigan and will
return to the town in which
he was born.
Ramsey, a former assis-
tant coach at Eastern
Michigan and a former
assistant high school coach
in Ypsilanti, was introduced
by the school Wednesday.
He was an assistant from
1996-2001 at California and
then moved to Michigan.
He takes over for Jim
Boone, whose contract was
not renewed earlier this
month after going 48-96
over five seasons.
Ramsey has enjoyed
great success as an assistant
coach. During his tenure as a
volunteer assistant in 1991,
EMU made it to the Sweet
16 of the 1991 NCAA
Tournament. He then went
on to help Tennessee State
win the Ohio Valley
Conference title and
advance to the 1994 NCAA
Tournament. From there he
was an assistant at
California where the Golden
Bears gained an NCAA
Sweet 16 berth in 1997, an
NIT Championship in 1999,
an NIT quarterfinal spot in
Stanozolol, which is also
banned by the league.
The prescriptions were
reportedly written by Dr.
James Shortt, who is the
subject of a Drug
probe for allegedly prescrib-
ing steroids and other per-
Aiello said the timing of
the NFL's admission it
would seek stronger testing
methods had nothing to do
with the CBS story.
David Bercik (left) of Ford Motor Company presents NBA
legend Earl "the Pearl" Monroe (center) with a Central
Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) ring during a
recent recognition ceremony honoring the "Ford 60th
Anniversary CIAA Team". Ten players and three coach-
es were honored including Charles Oakley (far right)
and Rick Mahorn (far left). Ford was recognized as the
CIAA "Partner of the year" for the second consecutive
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ESTATE OF ARTHUR EDWARD LEAVENS
The Admtlistndatoi of the Bmste of ARTUR WARDPI) LEAVRNS, decesaed, PIls Numn
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court WIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
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INVITATION FOR BIDS
Competitive sealed Bids will be received by the St. Johns River Water
Management District (hereafter "the District") at 4049 Reid Street, Palatka,
Florida 32177, until 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, 2005, and publicly
opened at that time for:
BID NUMBER SI640XA
TIMBER HARVEST AND SALES BAYARD CONSERVATION AREA,
DEEP CREEK CONSERVATION AREA & THOMAS CREEK CONSER-
The Governing Board of the District is inviting sealed bids for the harvest
and sale of timber on approximately 360 acres in the Bayard Conservation
Area, Clay County, Florida, on approximately 134 acres in the Deep Creek
Conservation Area, St. Johns County, Florida, and on approximately 93
acres in the Thomas Creek Conservation Area in Duval County, Florida, all
to be completed within twelve (12) months. All three harvest areas contain
pulpwood and chip-n-saw products. Deep Creek Conservation Area also
contains some pine veneer, and Bayard Conservation Area also contains
some pine veneer and pine poles.
Bid packages may be obtained on or after March 29, 2005, by contacting
DemandStar by Onvia at www.demandstar.com or by calling (800) 711-
1712. Bid packages may also be obtained from the District by calling Jill R.
Williams, CPPB, Contracts Administrator at (386) 329-4133. Bidders (here-
after "Respondent(s)") 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.
Respondents are invited to bid on any or all timber harvest and sales.
Each of the harvest areas will be evaluated and awarded separately based
on the total payment to the District for each individual harvest area. Awards
shall be made to the highest responsive and responsible bidder(s) for each
of the harvest areas. Should the successful respondent be unable at any
time to accomplish the work that has been contracted for, the next highest
respondent for that harvest area may be contracted to provide the required
It is recommended, but not required, that all respondents carefully exam-
ine the site for harvesting limitations in order to be fully informed of the con-
ditions and materials to be encountered (i.e. location of the site; quality and
quantity of work to be performed; materials to be required; the nature of the
ground and surface; location of obstructions and buried utilities; any other
conditions surrounding and affecting the work; the nature of any existing
construction; and all other physical characteristics of thle job). Interested
bidders may visit the District sites by coordinating with R. H. Davis by call-
ing (904) 529-2381. A District employee will be available to unlock gates as
needed, but will not answer questions regarding this bid.
If, due to disability, you require a special accommodation to.participate in
any activity relating to this Bid, please coritact the Division of Procurement
Services at the above address or telephone number or, if hearing impaired,
by calling (386) 329-4450 (TDD), at least five (5) business days before the
dates and times specified herein.
After evaluations have been completed, all respondents will be notified in
writing of the staff's intended recommendation to the Executive Director.
The Distridt reserves the right to reject any and all Bids. The District also
reserves the right to waive any minor deviations in an otherwise valid Bid
and to accept the Bid that will be in the best interest of the District.
Department of Operations & Land Resources
Business Resource Specialist II
St. Johns River Water Management District
4049 Reid Street
Palatka, FI 32177
ST. JOHNS RIVER WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS NO. S135812
DEVELOPMENT OF:A GROUND WATER AND SURFACE WATER
MODEL OF THE
NORTHWESTERN SEMINOLE COUNTY AREA OF FLORIDA
The St. Johns River Water Management District (District) is requesting letters, of
interest from professional firms licensed in the State of Florida to develop a ground
water and surface water model of the northwestern Seminole County area of Florida.
Professional Engineer (PE) or Professional Geologist (PG) certifications are required
for performance of this work. The firm selected shall be required to execute a con-
tract for a period through September 30, 2006. Award of this contract does not pre-
clude the firm from submitting a letter of interest for any other projects advertised by
RESPONSES DUE: 5:00 p.m.
April 20, 2005
St. Johns River Water Management District
4049 Reid Street
Palatka, Florida 32177
In accordance with the Public Records Law, Chapter 119.07(6)(m), Fla. Stat. (as
amended i te District s project budgets are a matter of public record. As a courtesy
to Ihe interesled responrdenls on this project, this information is being provided with
the Request for Qualfcations package. The estimated budget'for this project is
$225,000. The estimated budget for the first term of this project, July through
September 30, 2005' is $75,000. The estimated budget for the period beginning
October 1 2005 through Septerrmbr 30, 2006 is $150,000. Respondents are cau-
toned lhai this amount is an estimate only and poses no limitation on the District.
The budget for the period beginning October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2006
is contingent upon approval of the District's annual appropriation of funds.
Interested firms may obtain a project information package by contacting DemandStar
by Onvia at www.demandstWr.com or by calling (800) 711-1712. Packages may also
be obtained from the District by calling Judy Bowen at (386) 329-4237. Firms
requesting packages through the District will be charged copying and shipping/han-
dling 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., on May 2, 2005, to discuss the evaluations and finalize
its short list. The Evaluation Committee may determine that it will assist their evalu-
ation 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 May 12, 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 notified in writing of the staffs intended rec-
ommendation to the Governing Board at the June 7, 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 Judy
Bowen at either of the above telephone numbers at least five (5) business days
before the date and time specified.
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