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    Section A: Main: Editorial
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    Section A: Main: Church
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    Section A: Main continued
        page A 5
    Section A: Main: State
        page A 6
    Section A: Main: National
        page A 7
        page A 8
    Section B: Local
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    Section B continued
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    Section B: Prep Rap
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        page B 3A
        page B 3B
        page B 3C
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Family Suffers Mentally, Financially From 14-Year-Old's Death

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Barry Wendall Bows
- Ms. Dishone Rose, mother
of Barry Wendall Bows, 14,
who died after the bus that
he normally rides to school,
struck and ran over him
Monday is filled with grief
and fear. Barry was her
youngest son.
Barry's great grandmoth-
er, Mrs. Dorothy Johnson
and ,his "Auntie Cookie,"
said Barry was a relatively

quiet child who liked play-
ing, especially with his big-
ger brothers.
He enjoyed sharing
activities with his brothers
and always showed great
concern for his two-year-old
sister. One could see the
love he gave to family mem-
bers when talking tp his
aunt, who fought back tears
as she shared how much he
liked to eat hot food, not
fast food.
.As they shared memo-
ries, his mother found the
conversation too difficult
and exited to another room.
She is wondering what help
she will be able to get to
help her with the unexpect-
ed financial burden of a
funeral. She has six other
children, two boys and four
It was originally thought
that the 14-year-old Ribault

Middle School student was
running to catch the bus
when he was hit. However,
she knew that he did not
have to run to catch the bus
because he was always at
the area early enough. So
what was the problem?
There were about 30 chil-
dren already on the bus
since this was the last stop
before reaching the school.
It is said by some of the
students that the driver, who
experienced difficulty trying
to manipulate a turn, rolled
back and forth as horn blew.
Some felt the bump
when Barry was apparently
hit and began yelling to the
Atlantic Express school bus
driver, Gary' Eugene Taber,
47, who said he too felt the
bump and stopped at that
time, while attempting to
turn at Clyde and 13th.
Taber had only been

driving the bus for one
month and on Monday, was
driving his regular students
plus some high school stu-
dents because their bus had
broken. Taber does not
have a clean driving record
and has been placed on
administrative leave pend-
ing 'an investigation. No
charges have been filed by
the Jacksonville Sheriff's
Some students are now
afraid to'ride the bus and a
few-did not go to school
Monday or return to school
Tuesday. The school sent
out letters to families of the
students .advising that grief
counselors would be on
hand to talk with students
and encouraged parents to
talk with their children.
The family needs finan-
cial help and account
#00549830 3026 has been

opened at Bank of America.
Deposits to that account can
be made at any Bank of
America. Barry is at
Harrison Mortuary on
Edison Avenue where
viewing will be held
between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m.

Friday. The funeral will be
at 10:00 a.m., Saturday at
the Faith United Miracle
Temple located at 1860
West 5th Street (corner of
5th and Wood), Bishop
Desco Benjamin, Pastor.

Family picture: Young victim's oldest brother, Alex;
Auntie Cookie (Luciana); Great Grandmother, Mrs.
Dorothy Johnson and brother, Rico.

Howard University Beats Harvard University Female Robs

At National Moot Court Competition

Howard University's Mock Trial team. courtesy of Black College

Positive Energy Day Declared;
Florida Star Celebrates Birthday
Wednesday, April 27, 2005 was declared Positive Energy
Day and as such a proclamation was signed by Mayor John
Peyton, establishing Wednesday as the First Annual Positive
Energy Day for Jacksonville, Florida. So, what can we do to
show positive energy, sing Happy Birthday to The Florida
Star, which was established on April 15, 1951. HAPPY
BIRTHDAY FLORIDA STAR!!! Thank you readers, adver-
tisers and retail outlets for your continued support. We are
here to serve and inform. We thank you for allowing us to
do so.

Howard University became the first historically black
college or university to take first place in the American Bar
Association Mock Trial Competition when the won over
Harvard, who was the two-time reigning champion.
Eighteen law schools participated in the competition. "It
solidified the fact that although others think we are a third-
tier law school, we are the best trial advocates," said Chris
Steward, a third-year law student and a Howard team mem-

Bush Announces Results

Of FCAT Writing
Governor Bush and Education Commissioner John Winn
announced the results of the writing portion of the 2005
.Florida Comprehensive Assessment- Test (FCAT) for stu-
dents in grades 4, 8, and 10.
The results this year show more students are scoring at
higher levels than in previous year. 4th grade scoring 4.0
and above increased from 49 to 55 percent; 8th grade scor-
ing 4.0 and above increased from 55 to 58 percent and 10th
grade scoring 4.0 or above increased from 62 to 63 percent.

dence to file criminal charges against the three white
men who were implicated and many said, admitted
killing the mother of ten during the March 1964
Mrs. Chappell was shot and killed while walking
along .Kings Road, looking for her lost purse. The
men, according to sources, said they were just looking
for a black person to shoot.
One of the four men was indicted and convicted of
manslaughter and served three years in prison. The
other three men charges were dropped.
Her youngest son, Shelton Chappell, was four
months old when his mother was killed and has sought
for justice most of his life.
According to sources, Mr. Chappell feels that an
investigation is not what is needed "the men need to
be prosecuted."

Breast Cancer Drug
Found To Cut Risk

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Credit Union

Jacksonville Sheriff's
Office is still searching
for Lenda Lawrence,, 29,
as the suspect who robbed
the Dunn Avenue Vystar c -
Credit Union last
Thursday. Ms.
Lawrence's last known ,
address was on Hart
Road. She walked into
the Credit Union and
handed the teller .a note
demanding cash. Police is
seeking information that Lenda Lawrence
could lead to her arrest. It Suspect
is believed that the suspect
is a cross dresser.
Information will be kept confidential and a cash award
may be available. Call: 866-845-8477.

A study through the University of Chicago found
that breast cancer afflict women living in Africa more
than any other women but it is also higher for women
of African descent. In other words, if you are an
African American the risk is higher than that for
women not of African descent.
However, the National Cancer Institute announced
Monday that clinical trials have shown that the cancer
drug Herceptin cuts in half, the risk of one type of
breast cancer after surgery.
The study was done at the Jacksonville Mayo
Clinic led by oncologist Dr. Edith Perez.
She used Herceptin on women diagnosed as HER-
2 positive, which means they have a gene that causes
breast cancer tumors to grow faster and normally
comes back.
The five-year trial showed that Herceptin com-
bined with traditional chemotherapy reduced recur-
rences by 52 percent.
The drug blocks a particular protein in those tumor
cells. This is a great breakthrough in breast cancer

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Gov. Bush
Orders Review,
Of 1964 Murder

Governor Jeb Bush, in
response to Senator Tony
Hill's request for a special
prosecutor to investigate the
1964 civil rights murder of
Johnnie Mae Chappell,
d finally responded and
Shelton Chappell, center, ordered a review to deter-
is comforted by his mine if there is enough evi-
brother, Alonzo..

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Until recently, I had
never heard of the latest dis-
ease now ravaging Angola
in West Africa, called
"Marburg." Something like
the dreaded Ebola virus or
HIV/AIDS, it spreads
through the transmission of
body fluids and has killed
235 people in that country.'
That his why international
health officials have raced
into Angola to attempt to
cut it off from spreading,
since the. virus builds and
builds in the body even after
killing the person. It has
.been called a virtual "time-
The more you hear about
these diseases that appear to
have the capacity to wipe
out large sectors of the
African population, it seems
that they all have one basic
root they breed In areas
where there is little modern
education and where gut-
wrenching poverty is the
way of life. Yet, it does not
appear that reducing global
poverty has the same
urgency in this country as
making war.
For example, it was
recently reported that the
world's riches nations, the
G-8, failed to reach an
agreement on how to erase
$40 billion of so-called
"debt" from the world's
poorest 'nations. I say so-
called because the very idea
of there being an African
debt to the United States or
Europe .is a laughable
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proposition: Black people
sitting in America have not
been paid for the hundreds
of year of slavery they
endured, and African coun-
tries have not been reim-
bursed for the theft of natu-
ral and human resources
that European took from
that Continent.
In any case, while
Britain has proposed dou-
bling economic assistance
to Africa and has begun to
pay off 10 percent of the
debt of 22 of the poorest
countries, the United States
has put forth a very differ-
ent plan opposed by the
European countries and the
World Bank. The U.S. pro-
posed reducing the debt,
while, at the same time
reducing the money avail-
able for low interest loans
to poor countries. In other
,\ords. it doesn't want to
come-out a net loser in the
deal, so it pa s for reducing
the debt of poor countries
with the money it con-
tributes for the dexelop-
The Bush administration
just doesn't get it. It is diffi-
cult to make real progress
with respect to a number of
social problems unless you.
are able to deal effectively
with poverty. In this coun-
try, for exaniple, we expect
excellent educational per-
formance in areas that are
racked by poverty, really
expecting the school a
community institution to

The Scourge of Black


By Ron Walters

perform in ways different
from the environment in
which it exists. While some
schools do, they are the
exception. The same
thought exists with respect
to HIV/AIDS, originally a
problem 'of homosexual
males that has become het-
erosexually transmitted in
the context of poor, drug
infested communities.
So far, there has been .a
great deal of game-playing
in the field of poverty elim-
ination with the World
Bank and International
Monetary Fund, demanding
that poor countries arrange
their economies to qualify
for the latest program that
promises to impact on their
economic condition. .For
most countries, if they
could qualify for foreign
assistance according to the
rules laid down by the
World Bank have "trans-
parency" and good manage-
ment in government, have
effective monetary arrange-,
ments and legislation to uti-
lize foreign assistance, have
trained money managers,,
and etc. they would prob-
ably not need it.
In his most recent book,
The End of Poverty,
,Professor Jeffrey Sachs of
Columbia has written that
essentially poor people
need direct financial invest-
ment in their societies to
build economic infrastruc-
ture, to pay for urgent
health issues, to construct
universal education, to per-
fect their governmental sys-
tems and the like. Then, he
says, they will be able to
more successfully deal with
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We know that he is right
because it has taken 50
years to cut the official
Black poverty rate in half in
the Black community in
America and we live in the
most economically dynam-
.ic society in the world.
What I wonder is how many
Black people have to die
while the leading countries
in the world and the major
international institutions
come to terms with how to
really deal with poverty.
And while many of them
may be misguided, there
exists in the United States a
real resentment about deal-
ing with such problems
right now, even a feeling
that the poor have made
these problems themselves
so they have to fix them.
Poverty is a drain on the
ability of countries in the
global system to construct
"democracy," to stop fight-
ing, and killing each other,
in short, to stop calling on
the Ron resources in states
and institutions to deal with
the results of poverty. Why
does, this, strategy make
Ron Walters is the
Distinguished, Leadership
Scholar, director of the
African American
Leadership Institute in the
Academy of Leadership and
professor of government
and politics at the
University of Maryland-
College Park. His latest
book is "White
Nationalism, Black
Interests (Wayne State
University Press).

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"There's Always Something
Happening On The First Coast"
"Through Our Eyes 2005 Art Exhibition Form
Becomes Function"
Vibrant! Compelling! Amazing! These were
expressions describing the talented works of local
artists created for Jacksonville's premier exhibition of
artwork by African American artists. The Through
Our Eyes 2005 Art Exhibit opened recently at the
Ritz Theatre & Lavilla Museum and staff indicated
that they were blown away by the creativity of the par-
ticipants. In its 12th year, this year's theme is "Form
Becomes Function." The artists were challenged to
take a detour from their usual work styles and media
to create works that exhibit utility-real or imaginary,
literal or symbolic.
According to Museum Curator Mrs. Lydia P.
Stewart, "this annual art show has grown from being
a Black History Month activity at' its inception in
1993, to its current stature as a prestigious exhibition
in its own right, regardless where it occurs on the cal-
endar. Through Our Eyes remains in the vanguard of
a movement that challenges stereotypes and takes on
the debate of "What is Black Art?" It is a celebration
of the creative spirit and a precious gift for all to expe-
rience." A remarkable note is that Mrs. Stewart has
been at the helm of this exhibit since its beginning.
Featured artists for the 2005 exhibit are: Donnell
D. Bennett, Rhonda Bristol, Glendia Cooper, Keith
Doles, Overstreet Ducasse, Annelies Dykgraaf,
Marsha Hatcher, Vera Johnson, Traci Mims-Jones,
Gil Mayers, Billie McCray, Natalie McCray, Aaron
Mervin, Suzanne Pickett, Princess Rashid, Joe
Scott, Laurence Walden, Roosevelt Watson, Daniel
There are numerous activities in conjunction with
the exhibit that include: Through Our Eyes and
Downtown Art Walk (May 4); Gallery Talk:
Opportunity in the Arts (May 17); I Can Do That!
Children's Hands-on art exploration workshop (June
25); Art Is Where You Find It! Trash to treasure
hands-on art workshop (July 16) Gallery Talk: Living
with Your Collection (June 23); and Collaborative
presentation of Through Our Eyes and Spoken Word
'(June, July 7 and August 4).,
The exhibit closes August 14. For further informa-
tion on dates and times call the Ritz Theatre & LaVilla
Museum at 904 632-5555.
It's a 2005 'Must See'!

"Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity's Sixth Annual
Scholarship Luncheon"
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity's (GRSD) Guide
Right Scholarship & Development Foundation, Inc.
Sixth Annual Scholarship Luncheon at the University
of North Florida's University Center was a very well,
attended affair with the Kappa men proudly' togged
up in' their colors.
Receiving 2005 Scholarships during the luncheon
event were: Jovan Holsey-Gateway Shopping Center
Scholar; Yasmine Spatcher-Caroline A. Cody
Memorial Scholarship; Jessica D. Copeland-North
Florida Anesthesia Consultants Scholar; Freshonda
Alston-Summit Group LLC Scholar; Denise Yards-
Sun Trust Scholar; Krystie Branch-PSS World
Medical Scholar; and Shasha Simmons-McDonalds
of Gainesville Scholar.
Presiding at the scholarship luncheon was GRSD
president Rev. Carlton Jones. Reginald Luster,
Esq., president of the Jacksonville Bar Association
was speaker for the impressive event.
Established in 1998, GRSD was formed to support
the educational endeavors, youth mentoring, and com-
munity service activities of the Jacksonville Alumni
chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi in the local communities.
Major projects include: Prostate Cancer Screening;
Scholarships to High School Seniors; Undergraduate
Book Stipends; a Graduate/Professional School
Scholarship; the Kappa Leagues Program; December
to Remember; Dignity-U-Wear; voter Registration;
, Annual Health Fair; and Eartha White Mission's Feed
the Poor.

Don't forget to let us know of your upcoming events.
Contact us at 904 766-8834 or reach me directly at ima-
jol@aol.com, telephone (904) 285-9777 or fax (904)

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Spring Concert & Benefit
featuring The Jacksonville
Children's Chorus
with special guests
The Ritz Chamber Players
Sunday, May 1, 2005 at 4:00 p.m.
Times-Union Center for the Performing
Adults: $15.00
Seniors 60 and above: $10.00
Children under 12: $10.00
For additional information please contact
The Jacksonville Children's Chorus
(904) 384-6001 e-mail: jaxchildrenschorus@att.net

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.
Program goals:
To reduce teen pregnancy.
To reduce the rate of sexual activity in adolescents.
To reduce the rate of sexually transmitted diseases
among adolescents.

River Region Human Services Prevention Dept.
650 Park St., Jacksonville, FL 32204
www.rrhs.orq 904-359-6962

rThe Readers of the Black Press in Americak
are more educated,
make more income
I 'h--' and have
substantial buvinca ower.
SSource: The Media Audit
2004 Black Newspapers Readership Report, nnpa.org
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Discover The Spiritual

Diva Within Yourself

The Northside Church of Christ will celebrate its 25th
Annual Ladies Inspirational weekend and 7th Annual
Mother's Day Brunch on May 6-8, at 4736 Avenue B. "Am
I The Woman; God's Divine Woman?" is the theme. This
year's colors are bright and vibrant colors of spring. This
event is free and open to the public. The Diva-tude experi-
ence kicks-off at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 6. It will include
a motivational message,a reception, and refreshments.
Registration will be held on may 7 from 7:30-8:30 a.m. A
continental breakfast will be served. Local guest speakers
will be featured and a Mother's day brunch will be sreved.
The weekend events conclude Sunday, May 8 with an
8:00 a.m. worship service on mother's Day.
Former model Donna Thompson, of Detroit, Michigan, is
the keynote speaker. She is the CEO and publisher of her
own Christian magazine, Through It All. Ms. Thompson
also owns and operates a successful graphic design compa-
ny and is a photo editor at a leading Michigan newspaper.
She shares a wide variety of ministries with her husband.
Activities planned for the weekend include poetry, skits,
singing and topics such as "Diva-tude" (the posture, the
power, and the persona of a diva). The attire for Friday is
casual (jeans are okay) and dressy casual for Saturday. For
.registration and other information contact the church at
(904) 765-9830.

Community Gospel Fest At The Park
To Be Held At Atlantic Beach
A Community Gospel Fest will be held on Saturday,
April 30 from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Jordan Parj &
Center located at 1671 Francis Avenue in Atlantic Beach,
Pastor Dr. Percy J. Golden of the Holy Church of the
Living God Revival Center, located at 1700 Francis Ave.,
said the vision for the festival is attributed to "having a
vision to bring the communities together and to be a blessing
to the various nonprofit ministries."
Live performances from numerous community churches
from Mayport to Jacksonville Beach and surrounding areas
will display their various talents with choirs, gospel quartets,
and other groups.
A two-mile Healthy Walk, will begin at 9:00 a.m. at
Jordan Park. To register participants must donate a canned
good to Helping' Hands Ministry Food Bank of Atlantic
Beach, a church based community outreach not-for-profit
group that helps needy families.
A Conmmencement program, will follow, at 11:00 a.m.
Brother Freddie Rhodes ofWCGL 1360 Am is the Master of
Ceremony. Festival vendors include the Diabetes
Foundation, Jacksonville .Firefighters Recruitment, Blood
Pressure Screening b\ EN IT Personnel, and Beaches Habitat
for Humanity Inc.
The gospel event also includes ,afundraiser for 'Beaches
Habitat for Humanity, raising funds for the sponsorship of a
home to be built for a needy low-income family seeking to
become first time homeowners. For more information con-
,tact Pastor Golden at (904) 645-5310 or (904) 370-0047.'

Volunteers Needed For.Clean-up Project
NAJA Shrine Temple #1990 is supporting a neighbor-
hood clean-up project. The organization will be in the
Springfield area on Saturday, April 30.
volunteers are .needed and should meet organizers at
10:00 a.m. at 2802 Pearl St. Following the clean-up project
participants can enjoy music, food and fun. For more infor-
mation or to sign up for the project contact Steven K.
Johnson'at (904) 759-4625 or Thomas at (904) 334-0142.

God loves you to Life!

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Visiting The Bereaved
When a friend or acquaintance home where the setting may be
dies, your first reaction may be to more comfortable because they are
help. But you may not be sure of prepared for visitors.
what to say. or do. It is natural to It is very important to remem-
feel this way. ber to sign your name in the regis-
While you may feel hesitant ter book. If you were a business
about intruding on the family during associate of the deceased, it is
their grief, it is important to visit appropriate to note your company
them. It lets the family know that affiliation or the family may not
while their loved one is gone, they otherwise know you. Your simple
are not alone. presence 1 ilne.a, a lohr t tie fainm-
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Faith In Our Community The Church Directory
-Schedule of Events and Services- "Come and Worship With Us"

CHURCH ANNIVERSARY-The congregation of Mt.
Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, 2036 Silver St., will cele-
brate the church's 97th Anniversary on Sunday, May 15
beginning with, Enrichment Hour at 9:15 a.m. Various
churches of the city will participate at 4:00 p.m. The public
is invited to attend. Rev. R. L. Gundy, Pastor.
FAMILY CONFERENCE 2005-Family Conference 2005,
with "It Takes A Church to Raise A Village" as the theme,
will be held May 7-May 11 at Royal Tabernacle Missionary
Baptist Church, 1320 W. 21st St. A Musical Concert will be
held at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 7. Sunday evening serv-
ice will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 8. Family
Worshop sessions will be held from 6:15-7:00 p.m. May 9-
11. Worship services will begin nightly at 7:15 p.m. May 9-
11. The Edward Waters College Choir will be, special guest
on May 11. The conference features the Sons Of Royal
Tabernacle Baptist Church. They include Pastor Willie
Richardson of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church,
Gifford, Fla.; Pastor Eric Campbell of New Bright Morning
Star Baptikt Church, Tampa, Fla.; Pastor Jeremiah Robinson,
Jr., of New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Fernandina
Beach, Fla.; Pastor Jerome Robinson, Sr. of New Bethel
Baptist Church, Starke, Fla.; Pastor James Lemon, Sr. of
Hisbon Baptist Church, Hilliard, Fla.; Pastor Jeffery
Robinson, Sr. of Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church,
Daytona Beach, Fla.; Pastor Marvin McQueen of First
Missionary Baptist Church, Jacksonville Beach, Fla.; and
Pastor Donald Carmichael, of Galilee Missionary Baptist
Church, Memphis, Tennessee. Rev. Jeremiah Robinson, Sr.,
Pastor. The public is invited to attend.
ELITE AUCTION-Lots of beautiful items will be avail-
able:on Saturday, Alril 30, 11:00 a.m. at First A.M.E.
Church, 91 Old Kings Rd. North in Palm Coast, Fla. The
Elite Auction is presented by the Gospel Ensemble of
First A.M.E. Church The first auction begins at 11:30
a.m. ,Food, fun and entertainment will also be provided.
Other donated items are needed. Call Donna Banks to
make arrangements for pick up by calling (386) 740-0808.
Rev. Gillard S. Glover, Pastor.

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consider the lilies of the fiefd, how they grovw.
They don't toil, neither do they spin
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529 S. McDuff Ave. Jacksonville, FL 32254
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship........... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. .
Bible Study (Tuesday) 7:30 p.m.
Prayer Service (Thursday) 6:00 p.m.
Prophecy &
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Assistant Pastor: Missionary Misrria M. Jones
Pastor-Bishop A.L. Jones, Sr.

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for Kidney Transplant,
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1417 North Laura St. Jacksonville, Florida 32206
George Harvey, Jr., M.A., M. Div., Pastor
Telephone: (904) 356-0664 or 768-4453
"Christ died for our sins...was buried and Rose again (see I Corinthians 15:1-4)
Sulzbacher Outreach Service 8:30 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday & Friday Night Services 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Prison Outreach 1:00 p.m.
Saturday Nursing Home Outreach 3rd and 4th Saturdays
International Sunday School ...........3:00 p.m. Saturday on WYMM AM 1530
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"Without the shedding of Blood, there is no remission of sin" (Hebrews 9:22)

"Tle 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.
"Email: Gospell175@aol.com
Website: Greaterelbethel.org

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
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P.O. Box 218
High Springs

Dr. Lloyd S. Williams, Pastor

Wve. CHURCH-(386)-454-2367
7 HOME-(386) 454-8251
s, 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
"" Sunday School 9:15- 10:15 a.m.
S Sunday Praise & Worship 8:00 a.m.
Baptism-Praise & Worship
(Sanctuary) 10:30 a.m.
Youth Church-2nd & 3rd Sundays
Fellowship Hall 10:30 a.m.

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.

One Lord And One Faith Assembly
"Where The Holy Ghost Makes The Difference"
Elder K.M. Middleton, Sr.-Pastor
5410 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, Fla. 32208
Email: onelordonefaithca@yahoo.com
Church Office: (904) 764-5646 Fax: (904) 764-3613
Sunday Bible Enrichment 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning worship 11:00 a.m.
Wonderful Wednesday Worship 7:00 p.m.
Sunday-Hour Of Power Ministry 8:00-9:00a.rm.
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Faith and Commnunity-Based Partnerships

Like any city in America, Jacksonville. faces the uni-
versal challenges of poverty, homelessness, hunger, illit-
eracy, family troubles and at-risk youth. .While some
government resources are available to address these
challenges, resources are limited, and the truth is that
faith and community,-based organizations generally do a
better job of provi ding services than government pro-
grams. Gi\en those facts. government can and should
support faith and community based organizations in
addressing these issues each and every day. '
Here in. Jacksonville, faith and community-based -
organizations provide much-needed services to chal- i
lenged citizens ever\ daN. The\ assist i\ ith early child- .
hood education. tutoring, drug rehabilitation, healthcare
needs, homelessness, and many other difficulties Duval County residents face.
Ho\ve\ er, many of these organizations face challenges themselves when it comes
,to identify ing funding sources, budgeting, or managing staff and other administra-
tive matters. To equip thlese,grassroots organizations with the tools they,need tot
succeed and continue their important community ser\ ices, I developed the Mayor's
Office of Faith and Community Based Partnerships (NIOFCBP).
The MOFCBP builds the capacity of grassroots organizations by helping them
improve management and fiscal accountability. By researchiiTg state and federal
grants, providing small grants and matching funding for existing progranis, and
making training opportunities available, the office is allowing these organizations
to provide services more effectively and reach more citizens.
A key part of the MOFCBP's mission is pro\ iding training and continuing edu-
cation opportunities. Through a partnership with the University of North Florida
Small Business Development Center, area nonprofits learn ithe secrets of success
for nonprofits, such as identify ing diverse revenue streapns, completing a strategic
plan, improving customer service, entrepreneurial planning and fundraising. This
type of information is valuable in helping organizations to manage themselves'bet-
ter and achieve their goals. Since its inception last year, the office has graduated
21 nonprofits from its training program. That means that 21 more organizations
are now on the fast track to addressing social issues 'in Jacksonville ranging from
adult self-sufficiency .to violence prevention.
The vast ability of the faith and nonprofit community to effect positix e change
in Jackson\ ille is staggering. These organizations are the glue that holds much of
our community together, and it is up to us to help them continue their good work.
The partnership between the City of Jacksonville and faith and community based
organizations will ultimately improve the quality of life for many of Jacksonville's
neediest citizens.
For more information on the MOFCBP, please visit www.coj.net or call (904)
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Florida A&M University Eastside Family Medicine Center Breaks

To Hold An Historic Ground To Expand Heralthcare Services

TALLAHASSEE Florida A&M University will hold its
Spring 2005 Commencement at 7:30 a.m. on April 30 at
Bragg Memorial Stadium. The ceremony will be a historic
one: The inaugural class of the newly established College of
Law in Orlando will come home to the Hill to march with
more than
1,300 other
La graduates of
the histori-
cally black
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Been 40
years since
the last class
of the

A & M
CastellCaste Vaughn Bryant University
College ofur
Law graduated. The college was not re-established until
2002, after years of a struggle to re-establish it. The College
of Law, which has 300 students, is now located in Orlando.
"It is my distinct honor to participate in the 2005 com-
mencement ceremony," said FAMU Interim President
Castell Vaughn Bryant, who began her tenure in January. "It
will be my first, but more importantly, it will bring our
College of Law graduates home to FAMU where they will
march with a record number of graduates. We will, once
again, be a circle unbroken."
Florida Senator Lesl.ey SW.
"Les" Miller, Jr., will be the
featured speaker. Miller, who
represents the 18th District of i
Hillsborough County and parts
of Manatee and Pinellas coun-
ties, is married to a FAMU
aluhmna, Gwen Miller. Miller
will be the recipient of the hon-
orary doctorate during the
commencement ceremony.
Other highlights of the
commencement exercises and- Lesley "Les" Miller, Jr.
commencement week include
the following: Vanessa Byers, mother of slain FAMU student
Jamilla Byers, will pick up her late daughter's diploma.
Jamila Byers was murdered in a double homicide case in
Tallahassee. She was an English major in the College ofpArts
and Sciences.,
The 50-year class (1955) will be recognized during com-
mencement week and during the commencement exercise.
They plan to make a historic gift to their alma mater. Nine
FAMU alumni will be recognized as the 2005 Distinguished
Alumni. Included among them will be Lifetime
Achievement winner Hansel Tookes, Sr., a retired athletic
director and long-time football and bowling coach.

Atlanta Student Elected B-CC SGA Leader

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. The Bethune-Cookman
College student body has elected Courtney Bennett as the
2005-2006 Student Government Association (SGA) presi-
Bennett, 20, is an International Business major from
Atlanta. She is active in Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE),
Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP) as well as the
"I'm excited and looking forward to a prosperous year,"
Bennett said. "I'm also looking forward to working with the
College administration and continuing an already excellent
line of communication with our president, Dr. Trudie Kibbe
Reed." .
Though reluctant to enter the campaign at first, Bennett
received encouragement from her friends and colleagues to
campaign for office.

Left to Right: Elizabeth G. Means, Vice President Shands
Jacksonville Community Relations, Mayor John Peyton,
City of Jacksonville, Councilwoman Pat Locket-Felder,
District 7, Timothy M. Goldfarb, CEO Shands Health
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- University of Florida .&
Shands Jacksonville's Eastside Family Medicine Center
announced a groundbreaking for Phase II of the facility.
The center plans to add 5,000 square feet to the existing
building and expand services in the areas of obstetrics and
The center is located on the corner of 21st Street and
Phoenix Avenue. The groundbreaking ceremony for the
Eastside Family Medicine Center was held on Friday, April
22 at 11:00 a.m. "The Eastside Family Medicine Center con-
tinues to be a pioneer in providing quality healthcare to the
eastside of Jacksonville," says James R. Burkhart, President
and Administrator of Shands Jacksonville. "This expansion.
of space and services will "simply continue the successful
outreach of medical care already being offered by expert
University of Florida physicians."
The Eastside Family Medicine Center, in operation since
September 2003, is funded through a Community
.Development Block Grant administered by the City of
Jacksonville Planning and Development Department's

Shown here is a new health van unveiled' by the
Community Affairs Department at Shands Jacksonville.
It is funded by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, the
DuBow Family Foundation and the Weaver Family
Community Development Division.
The facility, funded with more than one million dollars in
city grant money, will have a clinic and a center offering
services ranging from managing chronic diseases to treating
minor illnesses. In addition to the groundbreaking ceremo-
ny, the Community Affairs Department at Shands
Jacksonville unveiled a new health van funded by Blue
Cross Blue Shield of Florida, the DuBow Family Foundation
and the Weaver Family Foundation.
"Creating healthier communities is the goal of this proj-
ect," says Elizabeth Means, Vice President of Community
Affairs. "The health van will improve access to services
such as blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar screen-
ing as well as physical exams. This is one more way Shands
Jacksonville continues to respond to the needs of the unin-
sured, underinsured and medically needy."
Several Jacksonville dignitaries were in attendance at
Friday's groundbreaking including Jacksonville Mayor John
Peyton, Pat Lockett-Felder, Jacksonville City Council,
District 7 and Wayne and Deloris Weaver.

Janet R. Johnson Scholarship To Be Introduced At Reunion

Upward Bound and the
TRIO Programs of
Jacksonville University will
hold a TRIO Family
Reunion on Saturday, May
7, at 6 p.m in the Kinne
Center on the JU campus.
All past participants in
Upward Bound, Student
Support Services, and The
Ronald E. McNair Post-bac-
calaureate Achievement
Program at JU are invited.
Former program faculty,
staff and mentors are also
welcome to attend.
For more information
about the event, and to pur-
chase tickets, call the
Jacksonville University
Upward Bound Office at
(904) 256-7150.
At, the Reunion, JU staff
will introduce the Janet R.
Johnson Scholarship Fund,
named for the former
Jacksonville University edu-
cation professor who estab-
lished Upward Bound at JU
in the mid-1970s. Reunion
attendees will ilso learn
about the new TRIO alumni
association at JU.
Upward Bound and the
TRIO Programs are federal-

ly funded college preparato-
ry initiatives for economi-
cally disadvantaged students

who exhibit high academic
potential and will be first-
generation college students.

JU's program stretches back
nearly three decades and has
a history of alumni success.

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Over 200 youth representing
20 states assembled in
Washington for the National
Coalition, on Black Civic
Participation's (NCBCP)
recent Black Youth Vote!
(BYV) Civic Leadership
Conference to hone their
leadership skills and define
a new Black youth agenda.
The conference kicked-
off with a legislative brief-
ing at the US Capitol where
.16 year-old youth activist
Illai Kenney raised the
crowd to their feet declaring,
"We are not like our parents.
We do not plan to march and
we're tired of all the speech-
es.", Kenney continued,
"From the last century we
inherited hip-hop, be-bop,
and doo-wop. We are jazz
personified and this century
belongs to Black youth of all
races, religions, and nation-
alities. Black is .not a color,
Black is a state of mind."
Admitting his reluctance
to following Kenney's rous-
ing speech, Congressman
Melvin Watt, (D-NC) chair
of the Congressional Black
Caucus (CBC), brought
greetings from the CBC and
gave an overview of priori-
ty issues and legislation for
the 109th Congress.:
Congressman Donald M.
Payne (D NJ) focused the
youth on the power -of one
vote, citing the small margin
of victory in many races.
Other speakers briefed the
youth on issues important to
the Black community.
Armed with a list of
issues impacting their local
community, the crew dis-
persed to visit the offices of
their congressional repre-
sentatives for a youthful
Later that evening, at the
historic headquarters of the
National Council of Negro
Women (NCNW), a stimu-
lating town hall debate did
not resolve the question, "Is
hip hop the next civil rights
movement ?" However, the
audience did agree on the
importance of snubbing
artists promoting negative
messages and utilizing pos-
itive hip hop artists to' thrust
the movement forward.
Legendary civil rights
leader and chair of the
NCNW, Dr. Dorothy I
Height set the tone of the
debate as she welcomed the
youth to "the only building
.on the Pennsylvania Avenue
corridor owned by African
Americans." Height stated,
"We are assembled tonight
in a building erected on the
grounds that once served as
a holding space for slaves."
The next two days were
packed With interactive ses-
sions held at the National
Education Association's
Headquarters. Issues cov-
ered include" the costs of
war, AIDS/HIV, criminal
justice, the Voting Rights
Act, money and social secu-
rity. After getting schooled
on the issues, the youth
focused on creating action
* plans that would enable
them to go back into their
local areas to make change.
The youth, who ranged
in age from 13-35, were
divided into three different
tracks based on age.

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Participants stop for a photo with Congressman Melvin
Watts (D-NC) during the BYV! Legislative Briefing at the
US Capitol. Pictured (1-r) Melvin Bazemore, General
Motors Corp, Felicia Davis, Ben Mays Center; Nancy
Harvin, NCBCP, Kirk Clay, NCBCP, Congressman Watt,
Illai Kenney, BYV! Atlanta, Jeff "Cousin Jeff" Johnson,
BET Host, Dyreshia Harris, BYV! DC, Diallo Brooks.
BYV! DC, ShaRhonda Knott, BYV IL, Melanie L.
Campbell, NCBCP, and (kneeling) Courtney Counts,

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(News from Press Release and wire services)
Miller Urban Entrepreneurs Series Annunces
Annual Business .Plan Competition Winners

MILWAUKEE -- The Miller Urban Entrepreneurs Series
(MUES) continues its commitment to identifying and culti-
vating the next generation of urban entrepreneurs, as it
announces the winners of its 2004 Business Plan
Competition.From an upscale, New York-based bridal gown
designer to a Chicago-area, multicultural market-research
firm, the 2004-05 Miller Urban Entrepreneurs business
grant winners consist of impressive businesses founded by
innovative-thinking entrepreneurs. The grand prize: A
$20,000 check for winners to invest in their start-up or
existing Ventures. The 2004 MUES Business Plan
Competition winners are:
Elon Michelle, an upscale bridal gown design firm in
New York, is a concept by Elonda Johnson, CEO and
Hoop-A-Holics, a state-of-the-art basketball facility in
California, is operated by partners Ezunial Burts III,
Bernard McCrumby Jr., Kirk Colby Jr. and Dion Currie.
*One Accord Auto Parts, which specializes in affordable
and high quality recycled Honda Accord and Civic parts in
Georgia, is managed and owned by Lolita M. Johnese.
'*SampleSaint, a multicultural, market-research firm in
Illinois, is overseen by Lawrence Griffith, CEO/founder,
and Lesley Batson, chief operations officer.
.*Twin Electric, is an electrical contracting company c're-
ated to service residential, commercial, automation and
institutional markets in southeastern Michigan and north-
western Ohio. Husband-and-wife team Dunrick and
RaquelYetts are the founders.
******* *
Worried About A Post-College Job?
Major In Computer Science

The U.S. is facing an impending shortage of computer
scientists according to Microsoft's top researcher Richard F.
Rashid. Speaking at a company conference on Tuesday, he
told the 'Associated Press that he foresees a 30 percent
decline in computer science graduates over the next two
years. He also cited surveys showing a 60 percent drop in the
subject among college freshman."I'm really worried. We
already have jobs we can't fill," Rashid told the AP. "I don't
know where we're going to find people in this country to
hire." Rashid supports easing immigration restrictions to
make it easier for technology companies to hire foreigners
who can help fill open positions.

Africa' Catholic Faithful Proud of Cardinals

Cardinal Francis Arinze was tipped as the papal succes-
sor. He would.have been the first Pope from Africa in 1,500
years. He is also the number four person in the Catholic hier-
archy. One Italian in Rome was seen on NBC TV mention-
ing Azinze's name just like many who agree with him.The
African Pope's elevation never happened and as someone
would say "better luck next time" or "Nice try". Whether an
African was voted or not, Africa's Catholic say they are
proud that Azinze was one of the cardinals tipped as the next
pope by the worldwide media. They say African cardinals
have endured so much predjudicism and racism throughout
the years and finally they have been recognized based on
merit than skin color. There was never a single news seg-
ment which did not mention his name as among the



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Smooth Magazine Bash: A Chic Night Out With I
by Rych McCain

They labeled it "The Sexiest Party of the Year." If you were one of
the smart one's who arrived super early and managed to gain,
entrance into the FORBIDDEN CITY nightclub in Hollywood, you
feasted on a celebrity-filled, party extravaganza! The red carpet
arrivals at this event were especially heavy with models, which is
rare considering that actors and recording stars usually dominate
"camera flash lane."
We pulled Smooth's Editorial Director, Sean Cummings off to the
side for a brief couple of comments. His excitement was quite evi-
dent as he spoke, "This is the sexiest party of the year. Smooth
magazine is known for featuring the most beautiful women in the
world. So naturally, when Smooth magazine throws a party, those
women are going to show up. It's the third annual party for Smooth.
We are happy to have our sponsors and PR people and it's going to
be a great time."
Indeed it Was a good time. The club has three main rooms. One of
which had the dance floor where DJ Juice pumped the sounds that
kept the floor packed, and the sweating bodies gyrating. The eye
candy was blinding while the club was wall-to-wall people. The
crowd outside waiting to get in, had swollen to several hundred.
Smooth cover girls Stacy Dash, Elise Neal, Kenya Moore, Reagan
Gomez Preston, Farrah Franklin and Nicole Narain hosted the party.
They labeled it "The Sexiest Party of the Year." If you;were one of
the smart one's who arrived super early and managed to gain entrance
into the FORBIDDEN CITY nightclub in Hollywood, you feasted on
a celebrity-filled, party extravaganza! The red carpet arrivals at this
event were especially heavy with models, which is rare considering
that actors and recording stars usually dominate "camera flash lane."
We pulled Smooth's Editorial Director, Sean Cummings off to the
side .for a brief couple of comments. His excitement was quite evi-
dent as he spoke, "This is the sexiest party of the year. Smooth mag-
azine is known fot featuring the most beautiful women in the world.
So naturally, when Smooth magazine throws a party, those women
are going to show up. It's the third annual party for Smooth. We are
happy to have our sponsors and PR people and it's going to be a great
Indeed it was a good time. The club has three main rooms. One of
which had the dance floor where DJ Juice pumped the sounds that
kept the floor packed, and the sweating bodies gyrating. The eye
candy was blinding while the club was wall-to-wall people. The
crowd outside. waiting to get in, had swollen to several-hundred.
Smooth cover girls Stacy Dash, Elise Neal, Kenya Moore, Reagan
Gomez Preston, Farrah Franklin and Nicole Narain hosted the party.


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King's Ransom Royal Hollywood Premiere
by Rych McCain

The night was mild and the
atmosphere ripe with anticipation
for the red carpet, Hollywood
world premiere of KING'S RAN-
SOM (New Line Cinema). The
glamorous affair was staged at the ,
ArcLight Cinerama Dome in
Hollywood. It brought forth the
film's upbeat cast, which arrived in
"party" mode with their guests,
who leisurely strolled the red car-
pet giving comments and quickie
interviews to the press while wav-
ing to the crowd that had amassed
along Sunset Boulevard.
Anthony Anderson stars in the
movie as Malcolm King, a self- Boris Kudjoe- attended the
made multi-millionaire who plots premiere with his wife Nicole
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his own kidnapping to avoid divid-
ing his financial empire with his
wife (Kellita Smith) during their ,
messy divorce proceedings. .
Peaches (Regina Hall) is King's
sexy, dizzy mistress, while the r
main kidnapper (Jay Mohr), is a
dimwitted local bumpkin that foils
the whole plan. Nicole Parker,
Donald Faison, Brooke D'Orsay,
Leila Arcieri, Charlie Murphy and
Loretta Devine round out a well-
meshed cast with all of the right
chemistry. The film is directed by ...
Jeff Byrd, written by Wayne
Conley and produced by Darryl
Taja. This movie is funny and will Nicole Ari Parker on the re
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by Rych McCain
Sanctuary Urban Records will release an
album of new music from the late Rick James. It
will feature a duet with his daughter Ty James.
Other fourth coming Sanctuary Urban releases
include; Ray J, (Raydiation, 6/28); Papa Reu,
(Life & Music, 6/28); Keith Sweat, (Grown &
Sexy, 7/26), the Fox movie soundtrack from Roll
Bounce and singer Sunshine Anderson.
On UPN's KEVIN HILL, starring Taye
Diggs; super fox Meagan Good (whom we
recently featured), guest stars as the birth mother
of his TV child. She surprises him by showing up
with her husband (Wayne Brady) and attorney
(Idina Menzel) wanting her baby back. Menzel is
Digg's real life wife. The show airs May 11th.
Check your local listings.
The O'Jays' are back in effect with their
. new Sanctuary Urban album "Imagination,"
being added to radio station play lists. Look for
the group on July 4th weekend to perform on the
PBS Network's Capitol Fourth Concert "live"
from Washington, DC.. All of you spoken word
poets and artist should take note that Genesis
Poets Music, Inc., has signed a P&D deal with
Malaco Music Group of Jackson, Mississippi.
According to the group's president and CEO,
Charlotte Fox, this arrangement will give spoken
word artists, who write poetry with music, nation-
al exposure in the U.S. and Canada as well as
launching a new artistic phase of the hip hop
idiom by shifting the paradigm in radio. Contact
can be made by calling 202-488-4948 or e-mail-
ing, ofield@ofield.com.
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EWC Community Sports And Music Center Opens Fall 2005

programs to create a better
community and better
Plans for the complex
include buildings for the
Aqua Sports Center with an
Olympic-sized swimming
pool and the 10,000-seat
Tigpr Stadium.
The center represents the
first time in more than a

decade that .new construc-
tion has been started on
The multi-purpose center
will serve not only the stu-
dents of EWC but will serve
as a community center,
which has been lacking in
the College Park area for

Edward Waters College Community Spo
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- Music Center, measuring
The Edward Waters College approximately 50,000
Community Sports and square feet, will seat 1,800

MAD DADS Responds

To Florida Star Article

Submitted By EWC:

"Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
Enlists From EWC Community
In Operation Showdown"

The MAD DADS organization would like to respond
and go on record, regarding an article published in the
Florida Star on April 23, 2005.
The article left out the most important factors involv-
ing the community, youth, and residents affected by the
story, and the problem! By community, we mean the rep-
resentatives of the New Bethel AME Church and months
of hard work and commitment pro\ ided by several
dozens volunteers, who represent .the residents, the
church, and the MAD DADS organization.
The Jacksonville Sheriffs office should be the first to
give credit where credit is due! First,. to MAD DADS,
then to community residents and meinbers of the New
Bethel AME Church, along with EWC students! This
completely includes any and all success that has been gar-
nered throughout the Edward Waters College/New Town
The leadership of Elder Donald Foy, local MAD
DADS President for the Jacksonville Chapter; and Pastor
William Lamar, IV Pastoral Shepard at Ne\' Bethel AME
Church, 1231 Tyler St., cannot be matched by anyone in
the Sheriffs office, including the Sheriff himself, John
Rutherford. Why is it that when it is time to pass out
kudos within low income, high crime areas,, involving
African American residents, the establishment suddenly
comes down with an obvious case of amnesia.
The,, article shows a picture of a group of individuals
along with Sheriff Rutherford who are being patted on the
back for a visit to the Sheriffs office! Not one of these
people joined any of the rallies, marches, neighborhood
street patrols, community clean-ups, nor meetings with
students, or street patrol training, that more than several
dozen men, and women from New Bethel AME Church
completed before taking to the streets completing six
evening and late-night patrols within the New Town area.
It was MAD DADS who posted a $1000 reward, for
criminal activities that involved the EWC campus, twice:
Once for the shooting of Johnathan Glenn on April 30,
2004 and again following a drive-by shooting involving
EWC football team members on January 21, 2005.
It was MAD DADS along with several staff members
from.,EWC, community residents, and members of the
New Bethel AME Church, who organized a community
rally in front of the EWC Student Union against crime and
violence on December 2, 2004, and, again, on Thursday,
January 27, from 4:00 to 5:00 pm at the comer of Rushing
and Kings Rd! This rally featured members of the City
Council, including: Councilwoman Glorious Johnson;
representatives from the offices' of Congresswoman
Brox\n, State Senator Tony Hill; and State Representative
Audrey Gibson, along with the JSO, community Pastors,
If Dr. Oswald P. Bronson Sr., the new interim presi-
dent for EWC has been misinformed, thinking that a visit
to the Sheriffs office will somehow stop the drug abuse,
community apathy, and ongoing violence in or around his
campus, then he should quickly think-again and make
contact with the members of the community affected, for
real-solutions. Then and only then can he consider him-
self informed.

)rts and Music Center Opening Fall 2005.

persons when it opens in the
"The Center will be
ready for occupancy at the
end of October," said Jason
Benfield, project manager
with Skanska USA Building,
during a guided tour recent-
ly with Edward Waters
College students, staff and
"Construction of the cen-
ter is on track and it is more
than 55% complete,"
assured Benfield.
"We are excited about
this building; there are posi-
tive signs of hope blowing in
the wind," stated Dr. Oswald
P. Bronson, Sr., EWC's
interim president. "We are
optimistic and prayerful that
EWC will continue as an
effective and productive
educational enterprise."
Edward Waters College,
along with the City of
Jacksonville and Skanska,
celebrated the groundbreak-
ing of this project on
September 8, 2004.
Since that time, the
College has been involved
in a protracted battle over its
Currently, the College
remains accredited while it
is negotiating with the
accrediting board.
The center includes
classrooms, music and fine
arts suites, concession
stands, locker rooms and
offices and is the first stage
of the Edward Waters
College Athletic Complex.
The College, the City of
Jacksonville and others are
partnering in building the

Area Genealogical
Groups To Gather
In Combined

The Southern
Genealogist's Exchange
Society, of Jacksonville,
Florida, will meet with the
Genealogical Society of
Jacksonville, in a combined
meeting on Saturday, May
21, 1:30 p.m., at the Willow
Branch Library, on the cor-
ner of Park & Cherry, in
Avondale, in Jacksonville,
The speaker will be
Glenn Emory from the
Jacksonville Public Library.
His topic is King Kong's
River City Roots. For infor-
mation about SGES:

$13 million Athletic
Complex that will offer edu-
cational, economical, health,
recreational, and consumer



ADAMS-Edna, died
April 20, 2005.
Shauntay, died April 15;
BROWN-Alvernie, died
April 25, 2005.
COOPER-Rev. Tyree,
died April 22, 2005.
CURRY-Albert, died
April 16, 2005.
died April 25, 2005.
DUBOIS-Gladys LeRoy,
90, died April 21, 2005.
GIBBS-Azalea B., died
April 20, 2005. A.B.
ARY, Inc.
GREE.N- Clifford
Eugene, died April 19,
JONES-Ella L., 87, died
April 24, 2005.
KEMP-Walter, died
April 20, 2005. A.B.
MACON-Leroy, Sr.,
died April 19, 2005.
MACK-Julia L., died
April 21, 2005.
A., died April 23, 2005.
MILES-Mary (Holmes),
62, died April 16, 2005.
SAMPSON-Laura, died
April 19, 2005.
died April 17, 2005.
85, died April 24, 2005.
WARD-Michael Byran,
died April 22, 2005.
died April 18, 2005.

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Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community
events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area.2

BOOK REVIEW-The next book club meeting will
be held on May 6, 2005 at 7:00 pm at the home of
Goddy Efeizeme. The book for discussion will be
CHURCH FOLK by Michele Andrea Bowen. There
are several copies of the book in the library. Church
Folk tells the hilarious story of a young pastor and his
wife who try to hold their congregation together
despite its members' foibles. Bowen's avowedly
Christian debut shows a young black minister strug-
gling in the early 1960s to balance romance, church
politics, and spiritual uprightness. DIRECTIONS
FRQM DOWNTOWN: Take 1-95 North to 8th
Street exit, Turn right at bottom of exit onto 8th
Street, Continue straight on 8th to Boulevard, Turn
left on Boulevard, Go to 9th Street, Turn right on 9th.
Street, Go to Perry, Turn left on Perry, Go to 1943 a
2 story house on right.
FREE GED, ABE CLASSES-Applications are now
being accepted for the summer semester GED and
ABE classes at Community Connections/A.L.Lewis
Center, 3655 Ribault Scenic Dr. GED classes are
held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m. and ABE classes are held on
Tuesday and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00
p.m. This is a free program offering individuals in-
depth instruction. Free childcare is available to par-
ents with children from age six weeks to three years
old. Transportation is provided for persons in 06, 08,
and 09 zip codes areas. For additional information
you may call the office 764-5686. Clara McIntosh,
Program Director.
WHITE LINEN AFFAIR-The 100 Black Men of
Jacksonville, Inc. presents a White Linen Affair on May
13, 6:00 p.m. at the Downtown Hyatt. Tickets are on
sale now. For ticket information log on to
burgesst@educationcentral.org or call 924-3035 ext. 29
or 924-2545.
AWARDS RECEPTION-Winners -of the 2005
Jacksonville NAACP ACT-SO Program will be
announced on Saturday, April 30, 3:00 p.m. at the the
Jacksonville Urban league, 903 W. Union St. The f
reception is limited to participants and two parents or
guests. Light refreshments will be served. Participants
had to be of African descent, be enrolled in grades 9-12,
be a citizen or legal resident of the United States, and
had to submit a project in at least one of 25 categories
(in up' to three categories) Jacquelyne Holmes,
DANCE PERFORMANCE-A benefit dance perform-
ance by Jacksonville Centre of the Arts. will be held at
7:00 p.m.on Friday, May 20 at LaVilla School of the
Arts, Theatre. Tickets are $20. You may purchase them,
from The Centre at 355-5551. Ticket proceeds will ben-
efit students of The Centre who will travel to summer
(and beyond) dance programs. Some will travel to
Atlanta, some to Miami, others to Broadway and to
Alvin Ailey in New York City.
SWIMMER RELAY- Every child every person in
Jacksonville should know how to swim. To raise aware-
ness about .swimming, a unique and exciting event is
being organized as part of May's National Water Safety
Month. A 24-hour swimming relay with the goal to set
a new Guinness World Record, will be held on May 20-
21 (5:00 p.m. Friday to 5:00 p.m. Saturday) at Cecil
Recreation Center Aquatics Complex Parks and
Recreation Department, City of Jacksonville 13611-A
Normandy Blvd. Approximately 3,000 swimmers of all
ages who can swim one length of the pool (25 yards),
one time, without swimming aids (flippers, kickboards,
etc.). No swimmer can repeat. Swimmers must always
be in the water around-the-clock for 24 hours. For more



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Blacks Must Confront 'White' Weight Disorders
By Kamille D. Whittaker, NNPA Special Contributor
WASHINGTON (NNPA)-Pamela Franklin binged, she purged and she's Black.
Though the common perception is that an eating disorder is a "Whites only" issue,
Franklin's daily struggle with bulimia proves otherwise.
"It was eating away at my soul, to be a Black woman and know I had an eating dis-
order," recalls Franklin, a New Jersey native who resides in the District of Columbia.
"Black Women are supposed to have a little meat on our,bones and be proud of it, but
the problem was very real to me."
The stigma surrounding Blacks and eating disorders--where Black women were
thought to be less likely to develop anorexia and bulimia because more voluptuous
physiques are generally considered attractive and desirable--led Franklin to suffer in
But she did not suffer alone. According to the National Women's Health Information
Center, African-American women like Franklin have been flying under the radar when
it comes to diagnosing eating disorders. Studies show otherwise; We also have repeated
episodes of binge eating and purging.
Black women also have another vice to contend with. Because they have the highest
risk of becoming obese, they are at the greatest risk of developing disordered eating
habits in" order to control weight gain such as bingeing and purging.
The Center for Disease Control reports that a strong correlation exists bet\ een obe-
sity and eating disorders. To date, 66 percent of Black women are overweight,. 37 per-
cent are technically obese and the incidents of Blacks with eating disorders are steadily
on the rise.
Stephen Thomas, director of the Center for Minority Health at the University of
Pittsburgh, attributes the rise in Black eating disorder cases to the nation's obsession
with obesity. "We must be aware of the unintended consequences," said Thomas. "We
don't want to create conditions to contribute to eating disorders in our zeal to address
It may already be too late. In the late 1990, Essence magazine conducted an eating
disorder study that sampled 600 African-American females., Sixty-six percent of the
respondents reported excessive dieting behavior, 39 percent claimed that food controlled
their lives, and 54 percent were at risk for an eating disorder.
Franklin knows about that from first-hand experience.
"For three days.or so, I would eat so much, that I felt I was going to burst, and then I
would feel so guilty and scared to gain weight that I would just make myself throw it up
and then not eat for the next three days. It was s6 unhealthy, but after a while it.became
routine," said Franklin.'
According, to Diane Harris, a spokeswoman for the National Eating ,Disorder
Association, Franklin is not atypical. "People who suffer. from bulimia experience
episodes of binge eating and purging that occur an average of twice a week for at least
three months,", she said. ,
Following a bingeing episode, it is typical of a 'bulimic to feel an overwhelming,
uncontrollable sense. of guilt that propels them to the next stage--purging. Harris
explains, "Binge eaters devour an excessive amount of food-a pint of ice cream, a bag
of chips, cookies, and large quantities of soda and water -- in a brief period of time, then
they purge in order to get rid of the excess calories that they took in."
And, vomiting is not the only way to "purge." A study by the, Bulimia Nervosa and
Related Eating Disorder Association revealed that African-American women are more
likely than White women to use laxatives, diuretics and fasting to avoid weight gain
instead of vomiting..
"This would explain why African-American eating disorder cases are going largely
undetected." said Georgiana Arnold,. a Florida-based health instructor who specializes in
eating disorders in African-American women. "Physicians are generally looking for spe-
cific indications that are mostly found in white women who use vomiting-as their purg-
ing method."
The Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders, a publication that gives an

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in-depth profile of all eating disorders, provides strict parameters of what doctors should
look for in potential.bulimia cases. Doctors are instructed to look for dental cavities, loss
of tooth enamel, enlarged salivary glands and scars on the knuckles---all medical condi-
tions indicative of self-induced vomiting.
However, an African-American woman who abuses laxatives, diuretics (water pills)
or excessive exercising as their purging method could easily fall through the cracks.
"An eating disorder manifests itself in more unique ways with Black women than
with 'any other group," said Arnold. "However, the longer the disorder goes untreated,
'the more it could become a chronic problem leading to death."
Franklin knows how life-threatening bulimia can be. In 2000, she was hospitalized
for two weeks for the damage that the eating disorder had done to her body. When doc-
tors warned her that her esophagus was virtually eroding, she tried to quit cold turkey.
"I was hoping I could just snap my fingers and my twisted thoughts about myself and
my weight would just disappear," said Franklin.
She signed up for a local eating disorder support group to share her story with other
similarly situated Black women, hoping for a full recovery.
Even so, she. still struggles with an occasional binge and purge. And what to make of
an occasional slip up?
It's all disordered and abnormal behavior no matter what way or how frequently it's
done," said Arnold. "Fortunately, an eating disorder is a temporary condition so the test
is whether or not you seek help or just stop yourself in your tracks and revert to a health-
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Breona Bryant, Boynton Beach, Fla.. wants to be a Catina D. Levince, Leeburg, Fla., wants to be a
.nurse. Physical Therapist.

BLatoya Brooks, Jacksonville, Fla., wants to be a Gwendloyn Jones Gainesville, Fla., wants to be a
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Journey Into Womanhood Scholarship Banquet

Dynamic trio of speakers: Attorney Anjna Chauhan,
Dr. Lois Davis Gibson and Counselor, Arvella
Townsend. 0

Miss Mia-Lahn Smith escorted by Master Michael Lane.


Katrice Oglesby. recipient of the first Journey Into
Womanhood Graduate and Scholarship Award.

By Marsha Dean Phelts

Em p o werment
Resources, Inc. a non-
profit community organi-
zation recently honored
sixteen graceful and
charming young ladies-.
Participants of the Journey
Into Womanhood program
established in 2003 under-
the "tutelage of Elexia
Coleman-Moss have bene-
fited from a wealth of
opportunities while
expanding their cultural
and academic environ-

The program has
helped these adolescents
to build confidence,
.enhance their communica-
tions and math skills, and
provided mentors along
the way.
On Saturday, April 16,
a promenade of the well
poised celebrants on the
arms of their debonair
escorts were presented to a
cheering audience of par-
ents, family, friends and
well wishers. Making this
journey were: Faridah
Abdullah,. Janay Badger,
Iva Ballou, Alyssa Annett

Hamilton, Charla
Hamilton, Jasmine Harris,
Sanitra Livingston,
Sha'Tique Martin, Erica
Mitchell, Carman
Oglesby, Amanda Phillips,
Mia-Lahn Smith, Kaila
White,- Chantrel
Williamson, Nikki Young
and Katrice Oglesby.
Katrice, the daughter
of Gary and Mattie
Oglesby is an artist of
promise. Katrice will
graduate from Paxon
School for Advanced
Studies on May 19 and is
the recipient of .the JIW

Graduate and Scholarship
Very involved in
church, school and com-
munity service projects
she served as student man-
ager for the Paxon Varsity
Football team, and was
selected by her peers for
the school's Top 10
Homecoming Court..
Keynote speakers for
the banquet shared
empowering messages for
the young ladies and each
inspired the audience with
their unique presentations.
The speakers: Anjna
Chauhan, Attorney at Law;
Arvella Floyd Towsend,
Human Services

Professional and Dr. Lois
Davis Gibson, Family
Health and Wellniess
Consultant, represented
three ages of the work-
force, Generation X, Baby
Boomers and Matured.
The sixteen celebrants
and the Littlest Angels
Dance Troupe provided
the evening's entertain-
ment. They showcased
talents ranging from visual
arts, music, literature,
drama and dance.
For information on
enrolling in Journey Into
Womanhood, call 904-
268-8287 or visit the web
site at POWER2suc-
ceed2003 @yahoo.corn

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F .. Chart Busters by Allan Ornstein

1. "Since U Been Gone" Kelly Clarkson (RCA) Last
Week: No. 1
2. "Hold You Down" Jennifer Lopez Featuring Fat Joe
(Epic) No. 2
3. "What Happens Tomorrow" Duran Duran (Epic) No. 4
4. "Lonely No More" Rob Thomas (Atlantic) No. 3
5. "Hate It or Love It" The Game Featuring 50 Cent
(Aftermath/G Unit) No. 7
6. "Obsession (No Es Amor)" Frankie J Featuring Baby
Bash (Columbia) No. 5
7. "Candy Shop" 50 Cent Featuring Olivia (Shady
Aftermath) No. 6
8. "Collide" Howie Day (Epic) No. 10
9. "Caught Up" Usher (LaFace) No. 9
10. "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" Green Day (Reprise)
No. 8
1. "That's What I Love about Sunday" Craig Morgan
i Broken Bow),Last Week: No. 2
2. "Anything but Mine" Kenny Chesney (BNA) No. 3
3 "It's Getting Better All the Time" Brooks & Dunn
i Arista Nashville) No. 4
4. "Baby Girl" Sugarland (Mercury) No. 1
5. "Gone" Montgomery Gentry (Columbia) No. 5
6. "My Give a Damn's Busted" Jo Dee Messina (Curb)
No. 6
7. "I May Hate Myself in the Morning" Lee Ann
Womack (MCA Nashville) No. 7
8. "If Heaven" Andy Griggs (RCA) New Entry
9. "Homewrecker" Gretchen Wilson (Epic) New Entry
10. "Nothin' to Lose" Josh Gracin (Lyric Street) No. 8
1. "Call Me" Anna Vissi (Vanilla) New Entry
2. "Filthy Gorgeous" Scissor Sisters (A Touch Of Class
Universal) No. 2
3. "What Happens Tomorrow (Remixes)" Duran Duran
(Epic) No. 3
4. "Love Is a Drug (Creamer & K Remixes)" Rosko (NY
Love/Import) No. 1
5. "Get Right (L.Vega Remix)" Jennifer Lopez (Epic) No.
6. "Whatever (Mr. Mig Mix)" Jill Scott (Hidden Beach)
sNo. 15
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matter ofpublic record. The Florida Star seeks to educate the com-
munity in the hopes of keeping our community safe.
Sunday, April 24, 2005 at 5:28 p.m. a police officer was dispatched to
104 Kings street, Hollybrook Apartments in reference to a violation
of an injunction of protection. Upon arrival, police officer met with
the girlfriend (victim) who advised that she and her boyfriend (sus-
pect) have a child together. The victim also advised the police officer
that she has an injunction for protection against the suspect.
According to the victim, the suspect approached her at her apartment
complex. The suspect said, "What's up baby's mama? I know you got
papers and I don't care anything about them." The victim then called
the police. Witness #1 (victim's friend)advised the police officer he
saw the suspect walking around the apartment complex and that he
-heard the suspect tell the victim the statements listed above. Witness
#2 (Hollybrook Security Guard) advised she observed the suspect run
out the front gate of the complex after the police arrived. Record
showed the suspect was served with the injunction for protection on
3/24/05. Also, page two of the injunction stated the suspect should not
come within 500 feet of 104 Kings Street. The victim signed a signa-
ture form. The police officer gave the victim a state attorney's card
with instructions.
Sunday, April 24, 2005 at 12:39 p.m. a police officer was dispatched
to a "Home'Depot" parking lot where a 47-year-old black male (vic-
tim), called to report a theft. He stated he parked his jeep with a trail-
er attached on the side of "Home Depot" for about 20 minutes while
he did some shopping. He told the police officer when he returned to
his vehicle, items were missing from his trailer. He stated he spoke
with an employee at Home Depot and he informed him they did not
capture the theft on any of the video cameras on the property. The
police officer made contact with the listed witness, a 31-year-old
white male who stated be observed an unknown black male (suspect)
driving a black Mazda with Florida tag A745VF. He stated he
watched the.suspect park his vehicle, exit it and look around. He
then walked up to the trailer, took a box off the trailer which read
RYOBI", walked to his vehicle and placed the box on the front pas-
senger seat. He stated the suspect then walked back to the trailer and
picked up a saw and an unknown cordless item while grabbing a tool-
box. He stated the toolbox fell to the ground spilling the tools. The
suspect then ran to the vehicle with the saw and other unknown items
and left the scene, leaving the tools on the ground. Items stolen:
"RYOBI Bench Saw, Jig Saw, .and a Electric Drill". The police offi-
cer checked the tag number,whi6h revealed an address on Barnett
Street. There was no one there with the name on the car registration.
Also a check was made with NCIC with negative resulted.
April 23, 2005 at 6:14 p.m. a police officer was dispatched to 3505
Acacia Street in reference to a domestic battery call. Upon arrival,
police officer was met by the sister (victim #1)'who stated that she
allowed her brother (suspect) to borrow her car. She told the police
officer that her brother did not bring the car back home until around
6:00 p.m. the next day. The victim wvas apgry with'her brother
because he did bring the car home as agreed. The brother started get-
ting angry and became very verbal towards his sister. Victim #2, the
husband to victim #1 told the suspect to calm down and not to talk to
his wife in that manner. Victim#1 explained to the police officer she
did not want the suspect to stay at her house anymore and began to
take his belongings to the front door. The suspect threw a brick
through the front window and barged into the house. Victim #2 and
the suspect began fighting inside the house. Victim #2 received a cut
under his right eye and some scratch marks on his left arm as well as
his left shoulder. Then victim #1 told her brother that she was going
to call the police. The suspect stopped beating on her husband and
took offin an unknown direction. The police officer observed a small
laceration under victim #2's right eye, as well as some abrasions on
his arm and on his back. The police officer contacted headquarters to
send an E.T. to photograph the injuries and gave the victims a case
card and had them sign a signature form. The police officer .will try
to pick up the suspect or seek a warrant for the suspect's arrest.
Sunday, April 24, 2005 at 6:41 p.m. a police officer was dispatched to
2054 Yulee Street in reference to threatening phone calls. Upon
arrival, police officer made contact with the sister (victim), who stat-
ed that her two other sisters,(suspects) were involved in a verbal argu-
ment on 4/23/05. The victim advised that suspect #1 was arIested, on
4/23/05 for multiple worthless checks warrants. The victim also stat-
ed that suspect #1 got out of jail that morning and began calling her
cellular phone. The victim advised that she answered the phone, and
the suspect threatened to shoot her and her children. She recorded the
conversation. The victim advised that suspect #2 had also called and
threatened her on the phone. The police officer was able to listen to
the conversation that the victim recorded on her cell phone. The vic-
tim was given a state attorney's card, and advised to pursue this mat-.
ter with the state attorney's office. The police officer made contact.
w ith suspect t 1 who stated that she had not called the victim.
Monday, April 25, 2005 at 12:02 a.m. a police officer responded to
796 Bunker Hill Blvd. to an assault and battery call. Upon arrival,
police officer met with the girlfriend (victim), who stated when she
came home .iand entered the house where she observed hier b,'., friend
(suspect) sitting on the couch in the living room with four empty beer
bottles in front of him. She advised that the suspect got up, grabbed
her by the throat and pushed her against the front door thereby shut-
ting it. She stated he hit her on the right side of her face repeatedly
ripping out her earrings and threatening to kill her and her entire tfam-n-
ili. The police officer observed no marks, discoloration, or s ~eling
on the face and neck of the victim nor was there any sign of trauma
to the ears of the victim indicating ripped ouit earrings. There were
no marks on her hands, disheveled hair or disarray ed clothing. The
suspect's clothing also did not bear any signs of:i s'trugle nor did his
hands, nor were there any signs of forced ennt .in, .here. The sus-
pecr was read his rights. He stated he had not hit the victim, that the
disagreement was totally verbal. The victim was provided a state
attorney's card and advised on procedures for filing charges against
the suspect, and how to obtain an injunction for protection.
GRAND THEFT AUTO-On Monday, April' 25, 2'I..I5 at 7:00 a.m. .a
police officer was dispatched to an auto theft at 11509 Eagle Crest

Lane. Upon arrival, the victim met the police officer. The victim
reported that during 4/23/05 and 4/24/05 at 2:00 a.m. the Florida
Highway Patrol advised that, his semi-truck was stopped and
detained at the t.ate of Florida eight station iniFlagler County. An
unknown driver fled on foot, during a search of the semi-truck. The
Florida Highway Patrol discovered the semi-truck was an unreported
auto theft. The semi-truck was recovered with a damage steering col-
umn, the ignition was hot-wired, the driver-side window was shat-
tered. and the semi-truck was hauling a stolen trailer. The victim
reported that his semi-truck was stolen during the weekend from a
parking lot at 9200 Heckscher Drive, sector Q-2. The semi-truck was
seized and held at Flagler county weight station. The victim advised
he would go to the state weight station in Flagler County to claim his

Your Weekly Horoscope

(APRIL 30, 2005-MAY 6, 2005)

ARIES (March 21 to
April 19) It's a
good week where
business and real
estate matters are
concerned. On the home
front, though, there's a bit of
turmoil. Lie low until this
storm passes.
TAURUS (April 20 to
May 20) You and your
mate won't see
eye-to-eye this
week concerning
a mutual close
friend. However, you would
be wise to listen to what's
being said. It's not your
place to interfere in this per-
son's troubles.
GElMINI (NMa 21 to
June 20) An
event you were
sure would hap-
pen this week just
doesn't come to fruition. Be
patient. You know the old
saw: "All good things come
.to those who wait."
CANCER (June 21 to
July 22) It's best this week
ilp--- to keep a low pro-
file. Quiet pur-
suits are best. You
need a little time
just to recharge those cre-
ative batteries of yours.
LEO (July 23 to
A u gu st 22) There are areas
in your life which could use
some improve-
ment. Spend
some time think-
ing about it this.
week. You'll be happy with
the revelations that come to
VIRGO (August 23
to September 22) You're
unsuccessful this week in
avoiding a stress-
ful situation.'
However, lashing
out won't solve
things. Take a deep breath
and get a handle on that tem-
LIBRA (September

23 to October 22)
You're just not
picking up on the
,signals a loved
one has been giving you.
This person needs your
attention. Tap into your nur-
turing side for this one,
SCORPIO (October
23 to November 21) It's
not like you to
shy away from
confrontation. 'In
fact, generally,
you enjoy those exchanges.
Don't let this week be the
exception to that, but do use
tact and diplomacy.
(November 22 to
December 21)
You're quite sharp
this week when it
comes to money.
Personally, though, you're
lacking some perception
where friends are concerned.
This weekend, try to remedy
(December 22 to
D January 19)
You are wise to
avoid putting
yourself in the
middle of a family fight. As
you know, those issues are
longstanding. Instead, focus
on work and furthering your
(January 20 to
February 18)
The early part of
the week isn't
favored for business meet-
ings and dealings with
clients. Fortunately, this
changes by week's end. Over
the weekend, both romance
and travel are on your agen-
PISCES (February
19 to March 20) If you
find yourself on
the road this
/ week, bring along
a -loved one.

You'll enjoy the companion-
ship. Later in the week,
romance is accented.
BIRTHDAYS: Christine
Baranski, May 2; Wynonna,
May 3; Randy Travis, My 4;
Lance Henriksen, May 5;

George Clooney, May 6;
Michael Knight, May 7;
Enrique Iglesias, May 8.

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sions free and open to the public as part of the 23rd Anniual,
Conference on Mental Health and The Black Community to
be held Thursday, May 5 through Saturday, May 7 at Edward
Waters College.
Duri9gthe rally,. to be held upstairs in the G. N. Collins
Student Union Building on the EWC campus, youth focused
presentations will be presented by a team of psychologists
on Anger Control, Peer 'pressure, Conflict resolution,.
Anxiety, Depression, Self Motivation and Behavior Change.
Leadership development will be presented through entertain-
ment activities and workshops on parenting skills and inter-
personal development will be presented.
This year's conference kicks-off on Thursday, May 5 at
6:00 p.m. in the. Student Union Building Celebrating
Seniors. Children and Families, in memory of Felita Rollins.
Friday, Ma3 6, 7:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m.
In The Spirit Of Healing: A Prayer Breakfast and faith
based spiritual uplifting for community prosperity will be
held on Frida. Ma\ 6. 7:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m.
8:45 a.m.-12 Noon/ Shell-Sweet Building
Building Grassroots Coalitions: The Second
Community -Based Strategic Planning Retreat-Faith
based and grassroots coalitions will develop part two of a
strategic empowerment plan to improve the health, and
socio-economic conditions of families and the community.
9:00 a.m.-ll:30 a.m./Student Union Bldg.
Rekindling the love that'works, Part I: In the family,
church, school and on the job- Exploring the issues through
dialogue in ia community forum.

9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon/Student Union Bldg.
Self sufficiency Job Fair: Opportunities for qualified
job seekers-Special populations includes dislocated, dis-
abled and older workers, ex-offenders, and TANF job seek-
ers. Employers available, bring your resumes.
9:00 a.m.-12 Noon/Student Union Bldg.
The Golden Years: Presentations on preserving and
improving the life and lifestyles of senior citizens.
10:00 a.m.-12:00/Student Union Bldg.
Health Fair.
12:00 noon-1:00 p.m./ Student Union Bldg.
Jacksonville's Northside: A Focus On Children Needs
A meeting of the minds on the issues among business
leaders and mental health agencies and professionals.
1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Rekindling the Love that works, Part II: In reaction to
issues presented in Part I, focus groups will develop the con-
tents of a white paper on Family and Community preserva-
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APRIL 30, 2005

Jags Pleased With 2005 Draft

Jaguars 2005 NFL Draft Picks By Rounds

Matt Jones
Khalif Barnes
Scott Starks
Alvin Pearman
Gerald Sensabaugh
Chad Owens
Pat Thomas
Chris Roberson




North Carolina
NC State
Eastern Michigan

Rookie Free Agents Not Selected In 2005 NFL Draft

The Jaguars have agreed to terms with 11 rookie free agents who were not selected in the 2005 NFL draft. These
players are expected to sign their contracts before mini-camp starting on Friday.

Derrick Wimbush
Andre Economos
Benard Thomas
Jim Davis
L.V. Hill
Lee Webb
Jason Mitchell
Daniel Connolly
Jamar Enzor
James Kinney
Neal Philpot




Fort Valley State
Georgia Tech
Virginia Tech
Southwest Baptist
Southern California
Southern California
Southeast Missouri State
Pittsburg State

The Jaguars now have 88 players on the roster, including eight draft picks and 11 undrafted rookie free agents.

Matt Jones

Wide receiver Matt Jones has.the chance to be one of the
biggest surprises in the NFL or just another project that did-
n't pan out.
Jones has little to no experience making catches, running
routes, fending off defensive backs or doing anything else
that wide receivers have to do at an elite level. That wasn't
enough to keep the Jacksonville Jaguars from making him
21 st overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft.
His selection, provoked a big reaction from fans. At 6-
foot-6 and 242 pounds, Jones runs a sub-4.40 40-yard dash -
-drool-inducing measurables for nearly any receiver
prospect. Jones played quarterback in college. The recent
history of college QBs switching positions in the NFL is not
too positive.
Jones set the Southeastern Conference career record for
yards rushing by a quarterback with 2,535 at Arkansas, and

played two seasons on the Razorbacks' basketball team. "It's
prepared me to be in the kind of shape you need to be in to
run routes all day," Jones said from his home in Van Buren,
Ark. "I know there's going to be bumps in the road but I
think (the transition) is going to go well."
Former Indiana star Antwaan Randle-El has been a suc-
cess at receiver and return man for Pittsburgh, but St. Louis
was unable to convert Nebraska Heisman Trophy-winner
Eric Crouch into a serviceable wideout. Another Nebraska
quarterback, Scott Frost, was a marginal-at-best special
teams contributor for several years.
Paul Hornung won the Hpisman in 1956 as a quarterback
at Notre Dame, but is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a
Jones was the fourth receiver taken in the draft, behind
Braylon Edwards, who went third to Cleveland, as well as
Williamson, taken seventh by Minnesota and Mike
Williams, who went 10th to Detroit.
The Jaguars took a wideout for the second year in a row,

A Wildcat Cheesehead!

Mail ',K.,

after a disappointing rookie season from Reggie Williams.
The ninth overall pick, Williams had 28 catches for 268
yards and one measly touchdown, though he started all 16
Jones' time of 4.37 seconds in the 40 at the combine
makes him faster than every wideout drafted in the first
round except for Williamson, and he's taller than all the first-
rounders, too.
Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio and his staff have no plans to
have Jones compete for Byron Leftwich's starting quarter-
back job. He's perfectly happy to have Jones use his freakish
athletic ability to be Leftwich's go-to target.
"He said he's excited about getting me to come down
there," Jones said.
The Jaguars waived defensive end Brandon Green and
released offensive tackle Sammy Williams on Tuesday.
Green had two tackles in three games for the Jags last season
after missing his entire rookie year and the second half of the
2004 season on injured reserve.
Williams had been re-signed on Jan. 25 after being:
waived in final cuts in September. He spent 15 weeks on the
Jaguars roster in 2003 but did not see any action.

The cheeseheads now have a college president in their ranks Donning the famous
headwear of perhaps the most ardent fans in the National Football League, Bethune-
Cookman College President Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed (left) celebrated Wildcat Nick
Collins' (right) drafting by the Green Bay Packers with a reception Tuesday morning
in White Hall --the College's administration building. Dr. Reed and members of the
College's cabinet, alumni association and student government all presented gifts to
the Cross City, Fla. senior who became the I-AA program's second player to go in the
second, round in the past three years. Collins was the 51st player selected in
Saturday's draft and became the fourth Wildcat in school history to go in the second
round. Two years ago, the Jacksonville Jaguars took Rashean Mathis, who posted
two interceptions on Packers quarterback Brett Favre in a 2004 game at Lambeau
Field, with the 39th overall pick. Current assistant coach Terry Williams was drafted by
the New York Jets in 1988 and Booker Reese by the Tampa Bay Bucs in 1982. The col-
lege's football alumni also include Hall of Fame lineman Larry Little, a member of the
undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins, and the late Boobie Clark, who earned the 1973 AFC
rookie of the year award with the Cincinnati Bengals.

FAMU Announces 2005 Sports Hall Of Fame Class

All-America linebacker Earl
"Hitman" Holmes heads the
30th class slated for
enshrinement into the
Florida A&M University
Sports Hall of Fame on
Friday, September 2, in cer-
emonies at the Tallahassee-
Leon County Civic Center.
The induction cere-
monies will begin at 7:00
p.m. on Friday, September 2
at the Civic Center, with a

reception for the inductees
to be held immediately
'On Saturday, September
3 the 2005 Wall of Fame
Ceremonies will be conduct-
ed in the Jake Gaither
Athletic Center gymnasium,
as bronze plaques for previ-
ous and current honorees
will be unveiled.
That Saturday night dur-
ing the FAMU-Delaware
State football game at Bragg

Memorial Stadium (7:00
p.m.), the eight inductees
will be recognized at half-
time. Joining Holmes in the
2005 Class of eight sports
personalities will be:
Alexander "Al" Davis,
Baseball; Walter Kennedy,
Basketball; Anthony "Tony"
Messina,Coach; Frank
Merchant, Football;
Donyale Ferguson,Women's
Basketball and Alvin
Hollins, Jr., Supporter.

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p.m., Thursday, May 12, 2005, and publicly opened at that time for:
The.Governing Board of the District is inviting sealed bids for the design and fabrica-
tion of timber bridges. The successful Bidder will be required to enter into a contract
with the District for a period through September 30, 2005, with the option to renew for
two additional one-year terms (October 1, 2005, through September 30, 2006, and
October 1, 2006, through September 30, 2007) contingent upon approval by the
Governing Board. The District anticipates the need for the design and fabrication of
two (2) timber bridges ranging from 24' to 60' through September 30, 2005, with a total
estimated budget of $100,000. Approximately four (4) additional bridges are anticipat-
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DemandStar by Onvia at www.demandstar.com or by calling (800) 711-1712.
Bid packages may also be obtained from the District b,y calling Sharon Whitener,
CPPB, Contracts Administrator at (386) 329-4281. Bidders (hereafter
"Respondent(s)") requesting packages through the District will be charged copy-
ing and shipping/handling costs as stated at DemandStar by Onvia or as provid-
ed fbr in Chapter 119, Fla. Stat., whichever is less.
If, due to disability, you require a special accommodation to participate in any
activity relating to this Bid, please contact 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 Governing Board at the June 7,
2005 meeting. The District 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.

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