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Big Job Fair Monday
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- If you are serious about
being employed, get to the downtown FCCJ campus on
Monday, May 16, 2005 for Congresswoman Corrine
Brown's 13th Annual Job Fair. There will be more than
30 companies on site for interviews, and will remain at
FCCJ from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
There will be interviews for skilled and unskilled
positions from such companies as Aramark, UPS,
FEDEX, Everbank, United States Postal Service, FBI,
Clear Channel Communications, Walmart, Wells Fargo
Financial, Job Corps, The Florida Star and more.
Last week, about 9,000 people attended such a job
fair in Atlanta, and many were awarded positions. For
additional information, call: 904-354-1652 but on
Monday, be at FCCJ, dressed for success, with your
Man Tries To Flee Police
When Deric A.
SA Jackson, 26, was being
arrested for drug charges
Tuesday, while in cus-
tody, he kicked out the
window of the police car
at the Main Street Bridge
Police chased him
through the streets and
with the help of employ-
'A ees in the Modis Building
he was caught and
charged with seven drug-
related offenses. Added
Deric A. Jackson to those offenses: crimi-
nal mischief and escape.
News in brief
Memorial For 17th, 18th Centur) Africans
Rodney Leon, an ,,
of Haitian descent,
designer for the per-"
Burial Ground site -
memorial in New
York City. One of
the most significant archaeological finds in U. S. history'
the burial ground stretched more than five city blocks dur-
ing the 17th and 18th centuries. It is estimated that nearly
20,000 enslaved and free Africans are buried in the ceme-
tery. The first Africans arrived in Neil Amsterdam about
Precious Doe Found
Headless 4 Years Ago
Mother And Stepfather Charged With Murder
r Syndicated Content
Available from Commercial News Providers
On April 28, 2001, a lit-
tle girl's body was found
without her head in Kansas
City, Missouri, near a road.
A few days later, her head
yas, found, wrapped in a
trash bag biut no one knew
her name. The slaying was
featured on "America's
Most Wanted" and many
"When We Work
Together... Great Things
Happen!" was the battle
cry pf over 250 Jacksonville
citizens assembled at
Historic Mount Zion AME
Church on Monday, May 9
to address problems affect-
ing the quality of life in the
The citizens are members
of the Interchurch Coalition
for Action, Reconciliation
(ICARE), an organization of
ministers and lay persons
from approximately 30 local
The' public meeting
allowed ICARE members
and leaders an opportunity
share their three-tiered
action plan with city offi-
cials and leaders.
The group applauded and
the drum line from First
Coast High School offered a
rhythmic cadence when Bob
Winter of the Property
Safety Division agreed that
his division would assist
ICARE in addressing it's
black parents with missing
children joined in the search
to identify this young body.
On Thursday, the body
was finally identified and
her mother and stepfather'
were arrested. Even though'.
many did not know her
name, they wanted her at
peace and never gave up. So
they prayed for her and kept
When her body was
found, she was given the
name, "Precious Doe."
Now that she has been iden-
tified as Michelle Marie
Green, 3 years of age, flow-
ers and balloons were again
placed at the memorial park
near where her body was
found, with a handwritten
sign saying, "My Name is
Erica Michelle Marie
According to sources,
her mother, Michelle
Johnson, 30, and her stepfa-
ther, Harrell Johnson 25, are
responsible for her death.
Both are being held in
Oklahoma where they live.
It is reported that her
stepfather kicked her in the
head and left her on the floor
for two days without med-
When she died, he used a
hedge clipper to remove her
head. They claimed they did
nothing because they both.
had warrants out for their
arrest. The mother is being
held on $500,000 bail in
Muskogee, Oklahoma and
the stepfather is being held
is Rally In Support
4RE Action Plan
Those issues include
engaging the safety division
to work with ICARE taking
action on the "Dirty Thirty"
specific abandoned, unsafe,
or drug-infested properties
in neighborhoods; working
with the Jacksonville
Sheriffs Office Patrol
Division Zone 2 in imple-
menting a long-term plan to
stop all illegal and danger-
ous activity occurring on
commercial property across
from Christ the King
Assistant Chief J. Carson
Tranquille provided an
update on efforts already
underway by JSO in dealing
with the problem near Christ
the King Catholic Church.
He pledged continued sup-
port from JSO.
ICARE is promoting the
use of JaxCare as a viable
alternative for employers
currently lacking healthcare
options for workers.
Members are seeking help
from pubic officials to iden-
tify and visit corporate exec-
utives who do not offer
affordable healthcare to
press for the usage of
JaxCare as a viable option
for healthcare for the unin-
City Councilmen Art
Shad and Reggie Fullwood
and City Councilwoman
Glorious Johnson talked
about successful efforts by
the city to offer healthcare
benefits to all full time city
employers and pledged to
support ICARE's healthcare
The action plan for edu-
cation hit a soar note when
Pastor Bruce Havens of
UCC announced none of the
invited Duval County
School Board members
He said that some mem-
bers had given advance
notice of their not being able
to attend the meeting and
others simply did not
ICARE wants to meet
with school board members
to establish a timeline for
board members and ICARE
leaders to observe Direct
locally and nationally.
The organization also
wants to develop a plan for
the school board to reinstate
Reading Coaches in schools
Instruction for grades K-2 or
higher; share important cri-
teria for a new school
ways to require outside con-
tracts to include healthcare
coverage with the recom-
mendation of JakCare as an
option for affordable health-
care coverage; and establish
a cohesive network of prin-
cipals using Direct
Instruction to facilitate
improved implementation of
Attendees to the public
meeting signed cards to be
sent to school board mem-
bers urging them to meet
with ICARE leaders to
address these concerns.
ICARE also plans to contin-
ue to update its members
and the community on the
progress being made on its
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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Pledges
A Million Dollars To The NAACP
Delta Sigma Theta Sororits Inc. has pledged a million
dollars to The NAACP Legal Defense and Educationa
Fund. Inc. to support its oting rights work. The gift wil
mark the 40th Annimersary of the Voting Rights Act o
1965. The presentation will be made b\ Delta's Presiden
Louise Rice on May 1'. 2005 at Delta's Headquarters in
Washington. D. C.
Georgia Murder Cases Being Reopened
About 20 sears ago. between 1979 and 1981, 29 boys
were killed in DeKalb County. Georgia. all black, and
mostly boys. Many believe that the wrong man, Wa\ ne
Williams, now 47 and serving a life sentence, was arrested
for these murders. Authorities blamed Williams for at least
22 of the murders but only charged him for the murder of
two. Williams, who is black, has always said that he
believes Georgia officials used him to cover up %\hat he
believes was "hate crimes." One of the victims' mother
said that Williams has sent her several Christmas cards
from prison professing his innocence.
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ABEYE AYELE WORK
The Public Broadcasting
System was created more
than three decades ago to
"provide a voice for groups in
the community that may oth-
erwise be unheard" and serve
as "a forum for controversy
and debate." Even though
PBS has failed to fulfill its
original mission, it is being
hijacked by conservatives
falsely claiming that the tele-
vision network is too liberal.
If there was any doubt about
PBS becoming more politi-
cized or conservative, they
should have evaporated last
week with the publication of a
NewYork Times story detail-
ing heavy political interfer-
ence ,by PBS Chairman
Kenneth Y., Tomlinson,. a
Republican with close ties to
the White House.
"Without the knowledge of
his board, the. chairman,
Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, con-
tracted last year with-an out-
side consultant to keep"track
of tlie guests' political lean-
ings on one program, 'No\k
With Bill Moyers.'
"In late March, on the recom-
mendation of administration
officials, Mr. Tomlinson hired
the director of the White
House Office of Global
Communications as a senior
staff member, corporation
officials said. While she was,
still on the White House staff,
she helped draft guidelines
governing the work of two
CLARA McLAUGHLIN CRISWELL
ombudsmen whom the corpo-
ration recently appointed to,
review the content of public
radio and television broad-
The coziness with the Bush
White House did not end
"Mr. Tomlinson has also
occasionally worked with
other White House officials
on public broadcasting issues.
Last year he enlisted the pres-
idential adviser Karl Rove to
help kill a legislative propos-
al that would change the com-
position of the Corporation
for Public Broadcasting's
board by requiring the presi-
dent to fill about half of the
seats with people who had
experience in local radio and
television. The proposal was
dropped after Mr. Rove and
the White House criticized
Additionally, Tomlinson had
made it clear that his choice
for the next president and
CEO of PBS is Patricia
Harrison, a former co-chair of,
the Republican National
Committee now sern ing as an
assistant secretary of state.,,
Ostensibly on a mission to
bring "balance" to PBS,
Tomlinson has leaned on sta-
tions to carry "The Journal
Editorial Report," hosted by
Paul Gigot, the editor of the
conservative Wall Street
Journal editorial page.
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for the program.
Tomlinson is correct about a
lack of balance at PBS.
However, he is wrong about
Professor William Hoynes of
Vassar 'College conducted
content studies of PBS in
1992 and 1998. Both studies
found that PBS relied on a
narrow selection of sources.
-- Corporate Voice: More
than one-third of all on-cam-
era sources (36.3 .percent)
during the two weeks studied
in 1998 were representatives
of business or Wall Street;
-- Politics: Coverage of
domestic political issues fea-
tured the views of govern-
ment officials (50.2 percent),
professionals, mostly journal-
ists (31.2 percent).
"Consumer, environmental or
labor advocates, for example,
were almost invisible."
-- Economics: Seventy-five
percent of sources in eco-
nomic stories were from the
corporate or investment
world. On the other hand,
labor unions (1.5 percent of
sources), consumer advocates
(0.4 percent), non-profes-
sional workers (1.1 percent)
and the public (1.8 percent)
were "virtually invisible" in
-- Citizen Activists: Those
involved in community, reli-
gious, health, environmental,
ethnic/racial or other commu-
nity-based issues accounted
for only 4.5 percent of PBS
sources in 1998, ia decrease
from 5.9 percent in 1992.
-- The public: Only 5.7 per-
cent of total sources in 1998
were everyday people, down
from 12 percent in 1992.
Given the excessive use of
public officials and the limit-
ed use of progressives or
activists, it should come as no
surprise that the majority of
views expressed over PBS are
anything but liberal.
Compounding the problem is
PBS' aggressive courting of
corporate, donors. Prohibited
by law from running com-
mercials, PBS circumvents
.this prohibition by offering
corporate underwriting of its
programs. Consequently, pro-
business bias, whether inten-
tional or not, finds its way
into deciding who will appear
on the airwaves.
Rather than shifting PBS far-
ther to the right, a coalition of
groups Free Press,
Common Cause, Consumers
Union and Consumer
Federation of America has
called for Chairman
"Tomlinson insists that he's
trying to restore 'objectivity
and balance' to public broad-
casting," said Josh Silver,
executive director of Free
Press., "But this top-down
partisan meddling goes
against the very nature of
PBS and the local stations
Americans trust. Let the
future of PBS be decided by
the people, not by the secret
dealings of White House
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"There's Always Something
Happening On The First Coast"
Stage Aurora Theatrical Company's production
of Tom Stolz's Mahalia starring Mrs. Alicia Shellman
Carlisle and an exceedingly capable cast was brilliant!
Portraying the role of the late Mahalia Jackson,
who is rightfully acclaimed as America's greatest
gospel singer by world press and publicity, is certainly
not an easy road to travel for any singer. However, Ms.
Carlisle, a gifted and talented singer who is directed by
-His anointing, accomplished this task with passionate
fervor and spirituality.
Singing since she. was four years of age, Mrs.
Carlisle has often been compared to the late Ms.
Jackson. After hearing Ms. Carlisle in this role, it was
easy to understand why?
Mahalia-the gospel musical fills your spiritual soul
so much that you find yourself joining in the produc-
tion that becomes more of a religious service thanks to
the capable performance of Mrs. Carlisle and the sup-
porting cast of: Ms. Venus Ross, Gary Lewis, Ms.
Lauren Ousley, and Patrick Robinson. Rev. Bernard
Wright, Jr. was luminous as the pianist, as was Ms.
Gloria Stephens' directing.
Stage Aurora Production is such a valuable gift to
our community. Dr. Ezekial Bryant for whom the
auditorium where Stage Aurora performs stated recent-
ly, "Here we have on thenorth side of Jacksonville, a
neighborhood theatre that provides an opportunity to
our children who go away to college and participate in
theatre then come back home, get other types of jobs
but still have the desire to express their talents. If we
support Stage Aurora, and help it to grow, we would all
have something on the north side of Jacksonville to be
proud of...When you see that Stage Aurora is present-
ing something, you should say, 'Oh, I've got to put it on
my calendar,' as though you have a seasonal ticket."
Mahalia is scheduled for the A.M.E. Church
Conference in Palm Coast next month.
It is an exceptional masterpiece!
"Les Amies Des Arts"
Spring is here! With the arrival of the season it was
of course time for us to take our short trip to the south
for the fabulous Spring Dinner Dance of Les Amies
Des Arts. This year's event at Ormond Beach's
Halifax Plantation Golf Club was again indescribably
brilliant! With the superb food, dazzling entertainment,
added to a profusion of jollity, merriment and enor-
mous conviviality, it's an afternoon we look forward to
Imagine the best sauce you've ever eaten and how
you never want to get to the last drop. Well the music
by the Sauce Band is like it's delicious name. Their
music sounds moves you to want to become your own
'everlasting, unending dancing machine.'
Les Amies Des Arts VP Mrs. Alma Turner decided
to repeat the red stilettos to match the brilliant red dress
she was wearing for this year's event. Mrs. Turner is
definitely the group's 'Carrie Bradshaw'
Our charming hostess Mrs. Myrtis Mason was
striking in a lovely printed silk ensemble. As always we
had to bring each other up to date with the latest news
of our children and ourselves.
These fine ladies of Les Amies Des Arts are:
Mesdames Ada McCain-president; Alma Turner-vice
president; Edith Wells- secretary; Rubie Polley-corre-
sponding secretary; Carol Gorham-acting treasurer,
Thelma Ervin-assistant treasurer; Marjorie Brown-
chaplain; Charlotte Little-historian; Rachel
Anderson, Mable Blackwell, Barbara Dickson,
Cynthia Hunt, Almarene Lowndes, Myrtis Mason,
Muriel McCoy, Gwendolyn Moore, Lillian Neal,
Ann Thomas, and Theda Wilson. Mesdames Louise
Travis and Ophelia Dismuke are members emeritus.
The new members presented at the event were
Mesdames Rachel Anderson, Almarene Lowndes and
These ladies and their guests really know how to
dress and have a great time and the group continues to
raise funds for youth scholarships during the event.
This year there was the addition of creative artwork to
May the 2006 spring season arrive soon!
Don't forget to let us know of your upcoming events.
Contact us at 904 766-8834 or reach me directly at
email@example.com, telephone (904) 285-9777 or fax
:; (904) 285-7008.
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
River Region-Human Services Prevention Dept.
650 Park St., Jacksonville, FL 32204
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MAY 14, 2005
Mother's Day Faith In Our Community The Church Directory
--*. i -Schedule of Events and Services- / > "Come and Worship With Us"
tiuspet u eeuIruLWtu
S: New i Bethlehem
ii W -i51': I Missionary Baptist
Church, 1824 Prospect
St., Rev. Joe Calhoun,
Pastor, was the place
S to be Sunday evening
AlMay 8. Local mom's
.. were showered with
I gifts and love during a
Mother's Day Gospel
by District 4 (Dea.
Leader), The Florida
Star and IMPACT radio
show. Among the spe-
cial guests was Tammie Fields of Channel 4 TV. TOP
FRAME: From left are WCGL radio personality Maria
Dennis, Sharon Jones, and WCGL radio personality
Sister Sherrie. MIDDLE FRAME: From left are Sala
Zimmerman, Gospel Rap artist Broken, and Shaunese'
Criswell. BOTTOM FRAME: Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor.
TEACH Women's Ministry
Sponsors Prayer Conference
The Women's Ministry of TEACH (Teaching, Educating,
Advancing Christian Health). invites the public to attend the
first annual Prayer Conference on May 13 and May 14 at the
Greater Israel United Missionary Baptist Church, 601 N.
Main St. The Rev. Dr. Eugene L. White, Pastor.
The conference opens Friday night May 13 at 6:30 p.m.
Gladys Sampson,. Pastor of Grace and Hope Church and her
Praise Team will be the guests.
A continental breakfast will be held from 8:45-9:30 a.m.
on Saturday, May 14, followed by the morning worship serv-
ice with music and prayers from the praise and worship
team. A workshop on "The Purpose and Power of, Prayer"
will be led by Sis. Sharo,n Riley of First New Zion
Missionary Baptist Church.
Evangelist Elsie Napier from Greater St. James
Missionary Baptist Church in (Valdosta, Ga. will lead the
service as many women will intercede for their spouses, chil-
dren, homes, jobs, churches, pastors, relatives, health, finan-
cial situations, marital situations, city, state, and nation.
Sis. Faye Cummings of First New Zion Missionary will
be the speaker for the banquet at 12;30 p.m.. For more infor-
mation contact Sis. Nadine B. Whitfield at 766-3530.
We live in a complex and
rapidly changing world. Every
day there is something new to
think albout. Most people find
it just about all they can do to
deal with the normal home,
family, business life without
unnecessary and undue compli-
Hard as it is to keep on top
of regular affairs, it is that
much harder to deal with the'
extraordinary burden that can
be left to a survivor in case of
an unexpected and
This can be particularly
painful and difficult as the sur-
vivor may be in a frame of
mind to handle all of the deci-
sions that have to be made.
Avoid these complications.
A last will is an absolute neces-
sity. Arranging for the han-
dling of business and financial
matters is considered prudent.
Also, preplanning funeral
arrangements can spare the
survivor an immediate, and
possibly distressing, responsi-
"Our Aim Is Not to Equal, But Excel"
5660 Moncrlef Rd.*
ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION-The 30th Anniversary
celebration for Rev. Dr. Percy Jackson, Sr. of Greater New
Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church will be held
Saturday, May 14, 5:00 p.m. in the Greater New Mt. Salem
Banquet Hall located at 2335 Moncrief Rd. For ticket infor-
mation contact the church at 354-0145.
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.
FREE CONFERENCE-New Spirit Full Gospel Word
Church, 4511 Soutel Dr., Pastors Forrest and Wilhelmenia
Gilbert, invite the public to the a free conference with "Who
Shall...?" as the theme on Saturday, May 21, 8:30 a.m.-1:00
p.m. Registration and a continental breakfast will be held
from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Speakers include Pastor Wilhemenia
Gilbert, Dr. Vera Goodman (One Accord Gospel Temple),
and Sis. Sandra Waldrop (Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist).
Lunch and fellowship will be held 12:30-1:00 p.m.
WOMEN'S DAY CELEBRATION-The Women of New
Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 2328 San Diego Rd., invite the
pubic to attend Annual Women's Day services on Sunday,
May 24, at 11:00 a.m. Sis. Renee Bolden of First
Missionary Baptist Church in Fernandina Beach, Fla. is the
speaker. Sis. Thelma Badger, Chairman.
FESTIVAL-MAD DADS Jacksonville Chapter presents
Spring Alive '05 Festival on Saturday, May 14, 6:30 p.m.,
featuring the MAD DADS Youth (Greater Boyington Beach,
Fla.), at Potter's House Christian Fellowship Church, 5116
Normandy Blvd. Other participants include Potter's House
Youth Choir, Angel McLaughlin, Dunamis, Phoebe,
Minister Luke Shumpert, and Tomcat. The festival is free
and open to the public.
GOSPEL FEST MUSICAL-The Church and Pastor's
Anniversary Committee of Mt. Ararat Baptist Church,
12503 N. Myrtle Ave., where Rev. David A. Lattimore, Jr. is
Pastor, will host a Gospel Fest Musical on Sunday, May 15,
4:00 p.m. Bro. Anthony Jenkins, Chairperson. Participants
will include Bro. Walter Ponder "Thunderbolt of The
South", Sis. Sherell Kemp, Rise Up Mission, Evangelist
Bessie Brown, Sis. Deborah Limbric-Rasheed, Good
Shepherd Mass Choir, Mt. Ararat Mass Choir, Bold City
Mass Choir, Sons of Harmony, Sis. Cora Lee Parker, and
others. The public is invited to attend.
Cxcpd Icvs yci tio Life!l
Apostle Faith Miracle Church, Inc.
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.
Deliverance Service (Friday)................7:30 p.m.
S(904) 388-0120 .
Assistant Pastor: Missionary Murria M. Jones
Pastor-Bishop A.L. Jones, Sr.
URGENT HELP NEEDED
FOR A KIDNEY
for Samuel W. Smith
MT. CHARITY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1417 North Laura St. Jacksonville, Florida 32206
George Harvey, Jr., M.A., M. Div., Pastor
Telephone: (904) 356-0664 or 768-4453
"Christ died for our sins...was buried and Rose again" (see I Corinthians 15:1-4)
Sulzbacher Outreach Service 8:30 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday & Friday Night Services 7:30 p.m.
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Bishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor
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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.
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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.
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Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
Church School 8:45 a.m.
Fulfillment Hour Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
Every 2nd & 4th Thursday 10:10O a.m.-12:00 Noon
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2036 Silver Street Jacksonville, FL 32206
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Bible Power Enrichment Hour
Sunday School 9:15- 10:15 a.m.
Sunday Praise & Worship 8:00 a.m.
Baptism-Praise & Worship
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Fellowship Hall 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Noonday Prayer 12 Noon
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Sunday Bible Enrichment 9:45 a.m.
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Cookman Scholarship Houses
College broke ground
Monday afternoon on two
scholarship houses designed
to foster civic leadership and
among its residents.
Built through a partner-
ship between the College
and the Southern
Scholarship Foundation, the
two houses will be located
next to the Living Learning
Center on Martin Luther
King Blvd. on the northeast
side of the campus.
They will be two-story
edifices that will house 17
students each. Students
residing in the houses will
have to maintain a 3.0 grade
point average with a focus
on civic engagement and
leadership. They will share
in cooking, cleaning and
ties in the houses.
"These scholarship hous-
es will be a day-to-day
application of the
International. Institute for
Civic Participation and
Social Responsibility," said
*President Dr. Trudie Kibbe
Reed. "In addition to their
research and academic
work, the student's real-life
experiences will comple-
ment the institute."
Scholarship Foundation is
an organization that helps-
low-income students attend
college by providing 27
houses at Florida institu-
tions. The B-CC houses will
be the first to require a com-
munity service commitment.
"This is an expansion of
expectations for those who
participate and that is direct-
ly tied to Dr. Reed's leader-
ship," said Cindy
Michelson, foundation pres-
The partnership with the
Foundation was made possi-
ble through gifts from the
Kleist Foundation and the.
families of trustees Dr.
Eugene Zimmerman, Alexis
Pugh and Mary Alice
Florida A&M University Business Students
Earn To.Honor In Accounting,
Florida A&M University
business students earned
first place in the 10 th Annual
National Student Case Study
Seminar sponsored by
Student teams from six uni-
versities competed to solve
real-world case studies
involving complex account-
FAMU's team consisted,
of LaKeisha Betton, Renita
Canady, Dominique Drake,.
Maura McCasted, and Marie
Rosier, each of whom
received a $1,000 scholar-
Deloitte & Touche LLP's
accounting services group
developed the case studies.
Each student team solves
cases with the support of a
faculty advisor and a
The teams present their
cases and solutions to a
panel of active and retired
Deloitte partners and faculty
advisors, who play the role
of senior management or the
audit committee of a client
At the seminar's conclu-
sion, the panel of active and
retired partners selects the
top student teams who best
identify the relevant
accounting issues and effec-
tively present their case.
"Very rarely are students
afforded' the opportunity to
take an opportunity to take
an unstructured real-'\orld
problem, research the issues,
present their recommenda-
tions and defend their posi-
tion before a panel of profes-
sionals," said professor
Saundra Drumming, faculty
advisor to the Florida A&M
University team. "This
opportunity provided by
Deloitte is such an invalu-
able learning experience that
I wish every student in our,
program had the ability to
The Deloitte Foundation
is a not-for-profit organiza-
tion that supports teaching,
research and curriculum
innovation in accounting,
business and related fields
within the United States.,
The Foundation, founded in
1928, supports an array of
national programs, which
are relevant to a variety of
professional services, and
which benefit undergradu-
ates, graduate students and
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Rev. Jesse Jackson Speaks At Florida School
Rev. Jesse Jackson Speaks At Florida School
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.
- The Rev. Jesse Jackson
on Tuesday, May 10 spoke
at the Florida school where a
5-year-old girl was hand-
cuffed and a 6-year-old boy
was hit by a car, calling the
incidents "acts of terrorism
Jackson said he intended
to sue officials at Fairmount
Park Elementary School on
behalf of the children's fam-
A spokesman for the
school board could not be
reached for comment.
' Jackson shid he had
counseled the mother of
E'Traveon Johnson, who
was hit by a car last month
and has remained in a coma.
Jackson said poor supervi-
sion led to the accident.
The other case involved
a 5-year-old girl whose
March tantrum and cuffing
by police was recorded on
videotape and aired on
national television. Black
leaders have urged the
police chief to punish offi-
cers involved in the incident.
Both students are black.
"These acts of terrorism
against citizens must be
stopped," Jackson said. "We
deserve swift,' and sure jus-
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Every year; more people come to the same place for their family reunion.
Family reunions are meant for catching up with uncles,
aunts, cousins and Big Mama, not for running all over town.
Especially when you can get everything at one place:
Publix. Where shopping is a pleasure.
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Marjorie Meeks Brown Retires As Atlanta Postmaster
In the background, Charles, Manager Customer Service
Operations. Up front are Emmarell Meeks Owens and
husband Virgil Owens of Jacksonville, Fla.
Marjorie Meeks-Brown is flanked
Retirement Host Committee.
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by a dynamic
Postmaster Marjorie Meeks-Brown and
Marjorie Meeks Brown addresses the audience. To her
left is Earl C. Artis, Manager Communication Service
Center. To her right is Marjorie's son, Eric Brown.
By Marsha Dean'Phelts
After 38 years with the
Post Office, Jacksonville
native, Marjorie Meeks
Brown retired as Postmaster
from the Atlanta Post Office
System. The Retirement
Hosts Committee from the
Atlanta Post Office System
orchestrated series of
events that will long be,
remembered. The inaugural
celebrations began at the
Peachtree Center Atlanta
Marriott Marques. Atlanta
City Councilman, Clarence
T. Martin presented her with
,a plaque.: from Mayor
Franklin declaring May 1,
2005 as Marjorie Meeks-
Brown Day. *
Numerous gifts and
accolades were bestowed in
recognition of her organiza-
tional efficiency and servic-
es.. Over 400 relatives,
friends and colleagues
Jacksonville friends and colleagues: Sarah Hawkins,
Doris Quarterman Bell and Sylvia Levy.
turned out from across the
country for the celebrations.
began her career .in January
1967 as a parcel clerk at the
West Bay Annex in
Jacksonville, Fla. climbed
the ladder through the sys-
In order to receive a pro-
motion Meeks-Brown had to
transfer to Orlando because
she couldn't break through
the "glass ceiling" in her
Her first promotion was
as Manager of Retail Sales
and Services for the Orlando
Post Office System. Meeks-
Brown later returned to
Jacksonville as the system's
Executive Director of
She now administrated
over positions unobtainable
locally. Working in finance
proved to be a task even
tougher than her first duty
manually loading 70 lb.
packages at the West Bay
Through a joint venture
with the IBM Corporation
and the Postal System
Meeks-Brown became the
first supervisor' of a project
that computerized the for-
warding of mail.
This assignment distin-
guished Jacksonville as the
first postal system in the
southeast to utilize automa-
tion for change of addresses.
Meeks-Brown was now
sought after by an even larg-
er and more challenging
system in Miami. From
there she transferred to West
Chester County, New York,
an eleven county area. In
White Plains, New York
Meeks-Brown was assigned
District Manager in charge
of operations and reorgani-
zation for the second
wealthiest county in United
At her retirement cele-
bration Marjorie Meeks-
Brown who followed in her
father's career footsteps, the
late Spencer Meeks, Sr., a
Jacksonville letter carrier for
37 years, shared poignant
Noted throughout the
system for her organization
attributed .this skill to her
mother Deronia Meeks,
mother of the 14 Meeks chil-
dren (who were also there).
It seemed as though God
turned the faucet of tears on
as Marjorie thanked her. five
children for all that they
were and are to her.
A lot of love topped with
joy exuded through the
Duringthe Desert Reception
each guests received a CD of
slides, "We Made A
accomplished tenure with
the United States Postal
The noonday celebration
flowed into the evening until
dawn at the Museum Tower
for a formal gathering.
The following afternoon
her five children Eric,
Gabriel, Michelle, Sonya
and Reginald and their
spouses, Pamela, Kim,
Kevin and Willie deftly
* basement and sunken back-
yard into a scene out of
Hawaii in the Southland.
Now that the postmaster
of Atlanta has retired from
"leading a team of 33 man-
agers and directing the
efforts of more than 2,400
employees, working in 54
stations and branches, "she
is on permanent vacation.
First off she is headed to the
Caribbean Islands later this
month, New York in the fall,
followed by a family cruise
and then to Europe.
She will also travel to.
Ohio, Texas, Las Vegas, DC
and Jacksonville to hang out
and have fun with her seven
grandchildren and her moth-
CT Scans Show What King Tut Looked Like
CAIRO, Egypt The models show a baby-faced young
man with chubby cheeks and his family's characteristic over-
bite, a weak chin and a pronounced, sloping nose beneath an
elongated scalp. Three teams of scientists have created the
first facial reconstructions of King Tutankhamun based ,on
CT scans of his mummy. The images are strikingly similar
both to each other and to ancient portraits of the boy
pharaoh, including his depiction on the famed golden mask
he wore into the crypt.
The teams from France, the United States and Egypt--
each built a model of the pharaoh's face based on some 1,700
high-resolution images from CT scans to reveal what he
looked like the day he died nearly 3,300 years ago. That
models, photos of which were released Tuesday, bear a
strong resemblance to the gold mask of King Tut found in his
tomb in 1922 by the British excavation led by Howard
Carter. The beardless youth depicted in the model created by
a French team has soft features, a sloping nose and a weak
,chin -- and the overbite, which archaeologists have long
believed was a trait shared by other kings, in Tut's 18th
dynasty. His eyes are highlighted by thick eyeliner.
Kenyans Eager to Adopt Baby Rescued by Dog
VNAIROBI, Kenya Offers to adopt a newborn girl
found among a litter of puppies after being abandoned are
pouring in to the Kenyan hospital where she is being treated,
and the stray dog credited with her rescue has a home and a
name "Mkombozi" or "Savior." As police searched for
the infant's mother, a government spokesman expressed
some skepticism Tuesday about the story of the dog's role in
saving the child, dubbed "Angel" by hospital workers, and
gaid authorities were investigating.
Mary Adhiambo; a resident of the compound where the
dog lives, said Mkombozi apparently found the baby Friday
wrapped in a plastic bag in .the nearby Ngong Forest. The
dog reportedly dragged the baby across a busy road and
through some barbed wire to a shed in the poor Nairobi
neighborhood where puppies from two stray dogs were shel-
(News from Press Release and wire services)
Blacks Back Bush on Social Securit Reform
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Golden Books: Girlfriend In A Beauty Shop
by Rych McCain
The movie is MGM's Beauty Shop and the UPN TV
sitcom is Girlfriends and the lovely sista who brings s o
beauty, laughter and light to both projects on the big and
little screens is Golden Brooks. I've had occasion to
interview Brooks before and it is always a pleasurable u
experience. For this outing, we are kicked back in a lux-
urious suite at the swank Beverly Regents Hotel in the
heart of Beverly Hills to discuss her role in Beauty Shop
among other things. y
Brooks' character is Chanel, one of the hair stylists
who decide to stay on staff when Gina (Queen Latifah)
takes over the shop. How did she and the rest of the cast
perform the stylist duties so realistically? Brooks .
responds, We went through a hair boot camp in
Inglewood. We spent a couple of hours a day learning
how to press and curl, wet set, cut, I mean everything. It
was no joke. I have a lot more sensitivity for my hair, I
stylist now." Can she actually do her own hair now?
She laughs, "I wouldn't trust myself to do myself, but I
could hook up somebody in a pinch."
We are so used to seeking Brooks on the little screen
as Maya Wilkes with her razor sharp comments, it was
a refreshing change to see her bigger than life on the
giant silver screen. Brooks does look forward to more
movie roles. "I love doing films and I write as well. So Beauty Shop and "Girlfriends" star Golden
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ects. Once "Girlfriends" is finished, I can really start to
focus on that part of my life."
Brooks also has a passion and sense of duty toward helping youth and black youth in particular.
"I definitely am a big sister and try to stay active in the community. It's important for the youth, espe-
cially black youth to have role models. I take time out. I'm going to be teaching a writing workshop at
Wendy Raquel Robinson's performance arts school (Amazing Grace Conservatory). It's important to
me because I had my mother (a single mom), who was working a lot and I often looked for other places
to fuel that kind sort of growth."
And fuel that growth she did. Brooks earned a Bachelor Degree in Sociology with an emphasis on
media representation of minorities from the University of California, Berkeley and a Masters Degree
from Sarah Lawrence College. She has impressive theater, TV and film credits in an acting career that
has been blessed with on-going success.
Off set, you can catch Brooks at museums, art galleries and the movies. She also says, "I love to eat
(you wouldn't know it but I do). I love going to new restaurants and I love sitting at home doing noth-
ing. Because you know what, it takes a lot to do nothing. Sometimes, I will force myself to sit and not
do anything!" The best has yet to come for this gorgeous girlfriend.
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Wassup in Hollywood
by Rych McCain
Star Wars; Episode III; Revenge of the Sith has
finally arrived and will open Thursday, May 19 in the-
aters worldwide. The leading actors are Ewan
McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, lan
McDiarmid, Frank Oz, Jimmy Smits and Samuel L.
Jackson. I don't know about your city, but in metro Los
Angeles, some die-hard fans have been camping out in
front of several theaters, for almost a month, so they
could be the first ones in line to see the last installment
of the Star Wars saga. I personally don't see the purpose
or value of sacrificing that much useless time on a movie
that will only last around an hour and a half and be out
on DVD in 6 months.
This is probably the best episode of the entire series
because it explains and shows in detail how and why
Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen), who was orig-
inally marked by prophecy as the Jedi "Chosen One,"
began as a dedicated Jedi warrior and eventually crossed
over to the dark side and became the dreaded Lord Darth
Vader, right hand man to the Sith Emperor. It also
explains how Anakin's twin children Luke Skywalker
and Leia Organa were born and separated, destined to
lead the legendary Rebellion against the empire. This
episode truly does fill in all of the gaps. If you were with
this sage from the git-go in 1977, you'll have a great
time with your soda and popcorn. Even you youngstaz
will get off on it!
The battle scenes with the special visual and sound
effects are nothing short of absolutely spectacular! But
what else would you come to expect from George Lucus
and a movie budget large enough to finance a small
T.U.G. (The Ultimate Group), which is record and
movie mogul Chris Stokes' company, put on a concert
de grand over last weekend at The Ricardo Montalban
Theatre in Hollywood. The headliners were Teen heart-
throbs Omarion, former front man for B2K whose new
album went platinum; Marques Housto (whose new
album NAKED is due to hit the stores in July) and little
brother O'Ryan. The show openers were other Stokes'
acts i.e., the male singing quartet "In Tune," and female
singing quartet "Dime. ".Each act got the crowd into it.
The line for both sold out shows stretched around the
block. The fellas did not disappoint. Omarion and
Marques both put on a dynamite show with a live band.
We will bring you up close and personal with these guys
in a forthcoming feature.
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Jacksonville Embraces MAD DADS
The Jacksonville Chapter of Men Against Destruction
Defending Against Drugs And Social-disorder (MAD
DADS) in partnership with Gateway Community Services
Inc., and other community based organizations and agencies,
recruits local MEN and women to get involved by address-
ing the out-of-coritrol crime, drug abuse and neighborhood
violence, which has become the norm, rather than the excep-
Once becoming a member of the chapter, citizens may be
chosen to speak to Neighborhood Associations schools -
colleges and churches on issues of crime youth gangs -
violence drug abuse / sales and parental intervention and
The chapter also addresses community safety programs;
community service projects, such as cleaning neighborhood
streets; assisting seniors with light maintenance; youth men-
toring; and school truancy. In short, MAD DADS work with
the community to establish new and positive standards of
living within Jacksonville neighborhoods.
MAD DADS is a national organization founded in 1989
by a group of fathers in Omaha Nebraska. Their communi-
ty had started to decay as a result of drugs, gangs, and crime.
These men decided that they could no longer sit by and
watch this happen. They would have to take a stand and get
involved in order to change what was happening in their
neighborhoods. They did! Today, there are more than 50
chapters in 16 states across America.
The MAD DADS signature program--Neighborhood
Street Patrols where volunteers walk the streets in selected
neighborhoods to identify unsupervised youth, drawing
them into local program activities. They address inappropri-
ate behavior and report crime. They work with local law
Once 'Trouble Man' Now A Role Model, Mentor
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Elder Donald Foy and City Councilwoman Glorious
Johnson (MOM's Division).
The leadership for the
Jacksonville Chapter is a
local man with a fascinating
background and history.
Elder Foy is a man, who has
found himself on the inside
.of prison walls, in both,
Georgia and Florida. He
now fights to keep others,
especially youth, as far away
from prison as possible.
Elder Donald Foy is no
stranger to the drug lifestyle,
nor crimes committed
The 57 year old man is as
well known across
Jacksonville as any politi-
cian, including the mayor.
.How did he change his life?
"I surrendered my life to
Jesus Christ," Elder Foy qui-
etly remarks! He further
says, "Once God came into
my life and I began to real-
ize that God had a chosen
purpose for me, working for
the kingdom! I began to pre-
pare and dedicate myself. I
pray for God to use me as
He sees fit!"
A member of pJethel
Institutional Baptist Church
'for about a year, Elder Foy
joined his wife, Myrtle, and
became, a member of the
Potter's House Christian
Fellowship Church, under
the leadership of Pastor
soon added him to the Elders
role at the church, with his
primary functions being
Chapter Director for, Big
Brother's & Sister's in
Christ; Head counselor for
the marriage and family
counseling services at
Potter's House; Chaplain,
Office, and Northeast
Florida area Hospitals
His additional creden-
tials and certifications
include: Licensed Clinical
Certified and Master Level
Counselor; and Board certi-
fied Clinical Supervisor.
Education has always
been a goal for Elder Foy.
He has earned a Bachelor of
Business Administration in
from Edward Waters
College, a Masters of
Divinity Ministry, a BA of
Theology & Ministry, from
North Florida Baptist
Theological seminary, and
Charleston, SC and has 48
total credit hours toward his
Elder Foy's experiences
have uniquely prepared and
qualified him to be the
leader God" has chosen him
As Elder Foy accepted
his call to be the chapter
president for the
Jacksonville MAD DADS,
he put his trust in God, and
went to work mobilizing
establishing new lines of
JSO and the community;
developing projects, pro-
grams and strategies for and
with local youth and their
Elder Foy works with
Elder Eddie Staton, National
President and organizational
co-founder of MAD DADS,
to establish and train com-
munity residents to conduct
neighborhood street patrols
in selected neighborhoods
across the city.
They work with local
residents to clean-up neigh-,
borhoods, reminding citi-
zens that 'only they can
restore a sense of pride, joy
and love for families and
Together, Elders' Foy,
Staton and Bruce Jones,
office manager for the chap-
ter, have introduced a new
campaign within the African
American community, to
address black on black
crime called -- "The Black
on Black Love Campaign!"
This effort is necessary
based on the homicide stats
provided by JSO. This pub-
lic relations campaign pro-
vides the community with a
way to address the epidemic
of senseless homicides com-
mitted by blacks, against
Leadership, is not just a
word to Elder Foy, nor is he
satisfied with his current sta-
tus. We ha\ en't heard the last
of this gentle giant of a man,
6' 4", A.K.A. the City-Wide
For more information
regarding MAD DADS and
its leadership, please contact
their office at 904 388-8171.
They can be reached by
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AT 904) 766-8834
The organization website
died May 2, 2005.
BESS-Sandra S., died
May 9, 2005.
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died May 9, 2005.
BYRD-Thomas P., 68,
died May 5, 2005.
died May 9, 2005.
Alphonso West Mortuary,
GRILL-Diana, died May
died May 4, 2005.
Arianne, died May 9,
Troy, died May 6, 2005.
Calani, died May 4, 2005.
JONES-K. C., died May
JONES-Walter, died May
May 3, 2005.
LUNDY-Elise, 81, died
May 6, 2005.
MURRELL-Deacon J. W.
Jr., 90, died May 4, 2005.
died May 9, 2005.
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May 7, 2005.
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WALKER-Rose L., died
May 4, 2005.
WARD-Baby Girl Angel,
died May 8, 2005.
May 4, 2005.
WYNN-Edith D.,83, died
May 1, 2005.
enforcement and the courts when necessary to complete their
mission. As part of the street patrol program in Jacksonville,
the group has already confronted crime and criminals. They
have completed 52 weeks of prayer on Friday evenings
across the city blessing families, businesses, and neighbor-
hoods. MAD DADS believe in prayer and they are looking
for God's divine intervention, as they seek an end to crime
and violence in Jacksonville!
MAD DADS present themselves as strong community
fathers, positive role models; concerned loving parents, who
are a visible presence in neighborhoods standing tall
against the negative forces destroying children, families, and
Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community
events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area.2
YMCA REALLY CARING CARNIVAL-The-
South Metro YMCA, located at the corner of
Emerson and Philips Highlway, will host a day of fam-
ily fun on Saturday, May 21, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
The event features carnival games, rock climbing,
face painting and more. All families, members and
non-members, are invited. For more information
contact Muffy Forsythe or Lee Vartanian at (904)
SPRING DANCE AND FASHION SHOW-The
Bold City Chapter of Blacks in Government is spon-
soring a Spring Dance and Fashion Show on
Saturday, May 21, 9:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m., at the Scottish
Rites Cathedral, 29 W. 6th St. (6th and Main Streets).
For further information contact .Josephine Butler at
ONE DAY WORKSHOP-The First Coast African-
American Chamber of Commerce, Inc., Minority
Outreach Program presents Real Estate Investing 101
on Saturday, May 14, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. The cost is
$50 at the door. Refreshments will be served.
POSTAL LETTER CARRIER FOOD DRIVE-
Local branches of the National Rural Letter Carriers
Association (NRLCA), in cooperation with Winn-
Dixie Food Stores, Lutheran Social Services Second
Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Florida, Central
Labor Council-AFL-CIO, United Way,Campbell, and
the United States Postal Service will participate in a
nationwide food drive, Saturday, May' 14. Residents
are asked to place non-perishable food donations by
their mailboxes prior to mail delivery on Saturday,
May 14. Letter carriers will collect the food dona-
tions along their routes. Volunteers will consolidate
the food for delivery to the Second Harvest Food
Bank of Northeast Florida, which it will distribute to
emergency food programs throughout the area.
Mayor John Peyton has declared Saturday, May 14 as
Letter Carriers Food Drive Day. The mayor urges cit-
izens to join the letter carriers in working to help
those in need. All food collected will remain in the
local community and go towards helping to feed
those in need:
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
Tuesdays 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-
cnts with children from age six weeks to three years
old. Transportation is provided for persons in 06, 08,
and 09 zip code areas. For additional information you
-ay call the office 764-5686. Clara McIntosh,
SANCE PERFORMANCE-A benefit dance perform-
ne by Jacksonville Centre of the Arts. will be held at
:00 p.m.on Friday, May 20 at LaVilla School of the
rts, Theatre. Tickets are $20. You may purchase them
from The Centre at 355-5551. Ticket proceeds will ben-
fit students of The Centre who will travel to summer
d beyond) dance programs. Some will travel to
~tlanta, some to Miami, others to Broadway and to
vin Alley in New York City.
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Highlands Middle Shool Student
Named USN Aware Winner
Evelyn Charle' Shepard
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--Evelyn Charle' Sheppard, a
7th grade student at Highlands Middle School. has been
named a United States National Aw\ard Winner.
This award is a prestigious honor very few\ students
can ever hope to attain. The academy recognizes fewer
than 10 percent of all American high school students.
Evely n \\ill appear in the United States Achievement
Academy. Official Yearbook. which is published nation-
The Academy selects USAA w winners upon the exclu-
six e recommendation of teachers, coaches, counselors.
and other qualified sponsors and upon the Standards of
Selection set forth b\ the Academy.
The criteria for a selection are a student's academic
performance, interest and aptitude, leadership qualities.
responsibility, enthusiasm, motivation to learn and
improl e. citizenship, attitude and cooper-
atli e spirit, dependabilit and recommen-
dation from a teacher or director.
E\ el\n \\as nominated for the national
award by Rebecca H. Durkinson. a math
teacher at the school. She is the daughter
of Adrienne Shepard and Mr. A
Good in. Her grandparents are Charles
and E\eln Shepard of Jackson\ille and
Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin. God parents are
Claude and Lucille Quarles and Edw\ard
_ and Cheryl Gaston.
"I \would like to be a doctor and take
care of the health concerns of children,"
said the academically gifted student. She
scored a 4.0 in FCAT Reading and 4.0 in
FCAT Math: E\elyn is second in a class
of 250 seventh graders and has a 3.75
grade point average.
"As a Pediatric doctor. I will devote
my life to not only those children \,ho
have financial means, but the poor also. I
f would like to give back to my neighbor-
hood." said E\elyn.
She says she would achieve her goal
by earning a scholarship and working
S while saving funds toward her higher edu-
Scation. She plans to attend Princeton
As a student. she is a member of the
National Honor Society: was honored for
Perfect Citizenship and Perfect
Attendance, was a winner of a math com-
petition: placed second in a science fair:
placed first in a musical talent show. and was honored
as Student of The Month.
Evelyn is President of the Book Club. sits First
Chair as a Clarinet player in the school band. plays
the piano, serves as Homeroom President and is a
Peer Tutor for NMath Improvement.
Her hobbies include reading, helping others with
homework, cooking. playing the piano at vanous
churches and clarinet, writing and painting.
She also enjoys traveling, learning about and
understanding all cultures while traveling at home
and abroad. Evelyn works in the Youth Ministr\ at
Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church. "I lo\e my pas-
tor (Darr'l Gillard) because he is a very good teacher
and leader. He has a ver. nice sense of humor and lie
makes me laugh." said Evelyn.
VOL. 11 NO. 8
By The Florida Star
May 14, 2005
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Stanton Prep School And Paxon School Remain In
Top 10 Of Newsweek Magazine's Biannual Rankings
Four Duval County
public high schools remain
in the highest tier of public
high schools, according to
the results of a biannual
ranking of top U.S. high
schools released this week
by Newsweek magazine.
School and Paxon School
for Advanced Studie--
remained in- the top ten,
once again making Duval
County Public Schools the
only school district in the
nation to have two schools
in the very top group.
Stanton is ranked third,
behind two all-
Baccalaureate (IB) schools
in Michigan and Alabama.
The school was rated first
on the list in 2001,
i In 2002, the entry of
the Michigan school
pushed Stanton into sec-
ond,,just as this year's
entry of the Alabama
school pushed it into third.
Paxon made the seventh
slot on the ranking, mov-
ing from third place in the
School of the Arts
(DASOTA) and Mandarin.
IHigh School also made the
" list at 281 and 831 respec-
The new rankings put
DASOTA well above its
previous placement of 549
on the revised 2003 list
(revised as a result of
schools reporting after the
i Mandarin High previously
was ranked at 799 on the
revised 2003 list.
A school's ranking is
based on the total number
of advanced placement
(AP) and/or International
Baccalaureate (IB) exams
given at each school in
May divided by the num-
ber of seniors graduating.
All schools achieving an
index rating of 1.000 or.
higher are on the list.
Schools that choose
more than half their stu-
dents by grades or test
scores are not included,
since the index is designed
to identify schools that
challenge, average stu-
explained that a drop in a
school's place in the rank-
ings is not necessarily an
indication of lower per-
formance but often is sim-
ply a result of additional
schools providing infor-
mation each time the rank-
ing is done.
This year's list ranked
1,036 schools, up from
804 schools in 2003.
Newsweek bases the
rankings on the number of
AP and IB tests taken
rather than how students
do on the tests because
research shows that even
average students taking
AP or IB tests show better
academic performance at
both the high school and
college levels, regardless
of how well they do on the
"Duval County has
continued to be a leader in
Newsweek's ranking of
America's best high
schools," said Nancy
Snyder, Superintendent of
Schools, following the
announcement. "This suc-
cess can be attributed to
the fine students, dedicat-
ed faculty, and high-quali-
ty programs we have in
-il four Dural schools sawi significant increases in their index scores over 2003:
Stanton 7 385 5.639
Paxon 5.373 4.668
DASOTA 2.013 1.266
Mandarin 1.211 1.004
Randolph Students Win
At State Skills Competition
Four A. Philip
Randolph Academies .of
recently won first-place
honors at the state
career training among sec-
ondary and postsecondary
The first-place winners
from Randolph were:
Jason Turay, carpen-
technical computer appli-
Each of these students
will face competitors from
around the country at the
national SkillsUSA com-
petition June 20-24, in
Kansas City, Mo. First-
place winners who also are
high school seniors are eli-
gible to apply for a two-
year scholarship to Florida
C o m m u n i t y
Congratulations to A.
Academies of Technology
and all four of our Duval
Students Hit The Mark With Winning Designs
County Public Schools
students recently were
named winners in the
Duval Public Library's
bookmark design contest.
The winners are:
P r e s c h o o -
Third place: Hannah
Honor: Shaylee Bush
First place: Haniya First place: Taner
Kamal Twin Lakes Verstrat Crownpoint
Second place: Second place: Molly
Donovan LaFavor Swindle Mandarin Oaks
Hendricks Avenue Elementary.
Elementary. Third place: Sachi
Third place: Evans Beauclerc
Cameron Sistare Loretto Elementary .
Elementary. Honor: Tisha
Antique Chimney Lakes
First-Third Grades Elementary.
First place: Ian
Ramos Abess Park
Second place: Tavion
First place: Michael
Morris Arlington Middle
Mandarin Middle School
Saffold Mandarin Middle
First place: Laura
Ettedgui Stanton College
Third place: Colleen
Academies of Technology
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r Chart Busters by Allan Ormstein .
1. "Hollaback Girl" Gwen Stefani (Interscope) New Entry
2. "Lonely No More" Rob Thomas (Melisma) Last Week:
3. "Since U Been Gone" Kelly Clarkson (RCA) No. 1
4. "What Happens Tomorrow" Duran Duran (Epic) No. 3
5. "1 Thing" Amerie (Rise) No. 18
6. "Mr. Brightside" The Killers (Island) No. 7
7. "Lonely" Akon (SRC Universal) No. 10
8. "Collide" Howie Day (Epic) No. 8
9. "Hold You Down" Jennifer Lopez Featuring Fat Joe
(Epic) No. 2
10. "Hate It or Love It" The Game Featuring 50 Cent
(ft&rmath/G Unit) No. 5
TOP COUNTRY SINGLES
1. "Anything but Mine" Kenny Chesney (BNA) Last
Week: No. 2
2. "Gone" Montgomery Gentry (Columbia) No. 4
3. "It's Getting Better All the Time" Brooks & Dunn
(Arista Nashville) No. 3
4. "That's What I Love about Sunday" Craig Morgan
(Broken Bow) No. 1
5. "My Give a Damn's Busted" Jo Dee Messina (Curb)
6. "Homewrecker" Gretchen Wilson (Epic) No. 7
7. "If Heaven" Andy Griggs (RCA) No. 6
8p"What's a Guy Gotta Do" Joe Nichols (Universal
South) New Entry
9. "Honky Tonk U" Toby Keith (DreamWorks) No. 14
10. "Baby Girl" Sugarland (Mercury) No. 9
TOP DANCE/CLUB PLAY
1. "Filthy Gorgeous" Scissor Sisters (A Touch Of Class
Universal) Last Week: No. 2
2. "Call Me" Anna Vissi (Vanilla) No. 1
3. "What Happens Tomorrow (Remixes)" Duran Duran
(Epic) No. 3
4. "I Need You" Friburn & Urik (Tommy Boy Silver.
Label) No. 7
5. "Whatever (Mr. Mig Mix)" Jill Scott (Hidden Beach) 4 M 0 a a
'6 "Nasty Girl" Inaya Day (Star 69) No.6 6
7. 'Everything" Kaskade (OM)No. 9 pA a % ft N d o eft
8. "Get Right (L. Vega Remix)" Jennifer Lopez (Epic) -
9. "Mr. Brightside (J. Lu Cont/ Lindbergh Palace Mixes)"
The Killers (Island) No. 22
10. "Set It Free" Jason Walker (JVM) No. 10
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EDITOR'S NOTE:- All suspects are deemed innocent unless proven
guilty in a court of law, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office reports are a
matter ofpublic record. The Florida Star seeks to educate the com-
mimunity, in the hopes of keeping our community safe.
THREATENING PHONE CALLS-On Saturday, May 7,
2005 at 8.30 p.m. a police officer was dispatched to 6723 West
Virginia Ct. in reference to threatening phone calls. Upon
arrival, police officer met with the girlfriend (victim), who stat-
ed that her ex-boyfriend (suspect) began calling today because
he is upset about their break up. The police officer listened to
several messages that the suspect left on the victim's answering
machine where he threatened to hurt her. The suspect stated
that he was hurt and that he was in turn going to do bodily harm
to the victim. The police officer listened to a total of 11 mes-
sages on the victim's answering machine. The victim told the
police officer that she was going to stay with a family member
until this matter is resolved. The victim was given a state attor-
ney's card and advised of filing process.
FORGING COUNTERFEIT BILLS-On Saturday, May
7,2005 at 7:00 p.m. a police officer was dispatched to a forgery
at Home Depot located at 9520 Regency Square Mall
Arlington Expressway. The suspect and co-defendant pur-
chased merchandise at Home Depot and K B Toys in Regency
Square Mall Arlington Expressway Mall, with counterfeit trav-
eler's checks. The suspect and co-defendant were later arrested
at the Home Depot Locate at 9021 Southside Blvd. Mall, after
they attempted to fraudulently return the merchandise they pur-
chased with the counterfeit checks at Home Depot and K B
Toys located at Regency Square Mall Arlington Expressway.
After obtaining merchandise from both locations. The suspects
admitted to forging their "Cousin's Name" on both checks to
the police officer. The suspects were read their rights, arrested
and taken to jail and booked on "felony charges."
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AT NORWOOD FLEA MAR-
KET-On Saturday, May 7, 2005 at 8:21 p.m. a police officer
was dispatched to 5301 Norwood Ave Flea Market. Upon
arrival, police officer was met by the victim and suspect who
have a child in common. The victim became upset when she
saw her friend with another woman at the flea market, and fol-
lowed him and the other woman out of the flea market and into ,
the parking lot. The victim attempted to start a fight with the
other woman. During the altercation between the two women
the suspect attempted to break up the fight by pulling the vic-
tim's hair, and then punched her in the mouth. The police offi-
cer observed a small cut on the inside of the victim's lip. The
suspect told the police officer that he was just trying to keep his
other girlfriend from attacking his new girlfriend. The suspect
was read his rights, arrested and taken to jail.
DRIVING WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF
ALCOHOL-On Saturday, May 7, 2005 at 9:15 p.m. a police
officer was dispatched to 1333 Dunn Ave. (Pelican Point
Apartment in reference to a hit and run. Upon arrival, police
officer met with the owner of vehicle #2 who stated that wit-
ness # 1 observed the crash. Witness #1 told the police officer
that vehicle #2 was parked in front of his apartment.-He stated
that he heard a crash, and went outside to see a black female
driving vehicle #1 away from the crash. Vehicle #1 then turned
around and drove back by witness #1 and he watched the vehi-
cle drive to the back of the aparunent complex. The driver (sus-
pect) exited the vehicle and entered apartment #1502. The
police officer observed vehicle #1 outside apartment #1502
with damage on the front passenger side, which appeared to be
recent: The police officer made contact with the suspect inside
the apartment #1502 and asked her about the crash and she
stated.that she knew about it. She stated that she did not know
she hit the vehicle until the owner came to her door and told
her. While the police officer was speaking to the suspect, he
noticed an odor of alcoholic beverage coming from her breath,
and it was difficult to understand her because of a slurred
speech. She stated that she was driving the vehicle. Her hus-
band witness #2 also stated that he observed her drive the vehi-
cle away from the apartment prior to the crash. He then
observed her return just after the crash. The suspect was read -
her rights. She stated that she had been drinking 16oz. beers.
And had about 4 of them 3 hours ago. When she walked out-
side to the patrol vehicle she stumbled, and almost fell. The
police officer asked the suspect if she would perform a F. S. E.
test and she declined. Base on obsert nations of her impairment,
the police officer arrested her and transported her to jail. -
SPOUSE DOMESTIC BATTERY-On Saturday, May 7,
2005 at 8:59 p.m. a police officer \"as dispatched to a distur-
bance at 3224 Randall Street. Upon arrival. police officer met
with the \ife (victim), \"ho stated that she and her husband
(suspect) are still married, The\ are currently separated, but
Without a court order. The x victim stated that during the distur-
bance, her husband shox ed her down on the ground. The police
officer did not observe any marks on the ictim, or see any
other evidence to'support a.battery. There were no witnesses to
the battery. The police officer gave the victim a state attorney's
card in order to assist her in obtaining a restraining order
against her, husband. ....
SON ADDICTED ON CRACK COCAINE THREATEN
HIS MOTHER-On Saturday, May 7, 2005 at 7:19 p.m. a
Police officer responded to 1442 Helena Street in reference to
a family member making' threats to harm his mother. Upon
arrival, police officer met \ ith the mother (\ ictim). who stated
that her son (suspect) is hea\ il\ addicted to crack cocaine and
has been out of control the last two day s. The \ victim slated that
her son, who resides \ ith her. became outraged during a fami-
ly conversation and began threatening to stab her. According to
the victim, her son's beha\ ior has been getting more \ violent
and delusional during the past fe\\ months, and she is con-
cerned that he might go forth \\ ith his threats one daN. The sus-
pect made the threats in the presence of his mother's friend.
and also insinuated harm towards her also. Police officer's
investigation re ealed that the suspect current\ has two out-
standing %warrants for his arrest. I bond set for $5003.00, and
another for S 15.003.00. The pol ice officer canI passed the neigh-
borhood, however unable to locate or detain the suspect. The
police officer issued his mother a state attorney's card and
iuistructed her in detail on how to follow up on this matter. In
addition, the police officer provided her \\ ith a phone number
in which she can call if the suspect returns.
Your Weekly Horoscope
(APRIL 30, 2005-MAY 6, 2005)
ARIES (March 21 to
April 19) You
have a tendency
to blow things out
of proportion this
week. Specifically, a friend
who keeps you waiting for
an appointment has you out
of sorts. All in all, you're not
in a great mood.
TAURUS (April 20 to
been working for
finally comes to a
head this week. Finances, in
particular, are, accented.
Later in the week, pleasant
GEMINI (May 21 to.
June 20) You're a bit clum-
sy this week. This
could lead to
dents. Use cau-
tion, particularly if doing
any repair work around the
CANCER (June 21 to
July 22) Something you
lost some time ago finally
relief. Vow to be
more organized in
LEO (July 23 to
August 22) A co-worker
surprises you with
remark. It just
could be this per-
son has romantic designs on
you.. Remember to remain
professional at all times.
VIRGO (August 23
to September 22) You
may find yourself
eating some crow
..d this week. That
member you had an argu-
ment with turns out to be
right. Fortunately, this per-
son is open and forgiving.
23 to October 22) It's a
good week to get out and
about and go vis-
iting. There are
for a while. They've missed
23 to November 21) Your
social calendar is
full this week.
However, do be
cautious. You can
have a good time without
breaking the bank.
(November 22 to
December 21) m
It's best this week
to concentrate on
Everything else will just be a
distraction. This weekend,
singles could find romance.
(December 22 to
January 19) You're on the
right track where
your personal life
Thus, pay no
attention to busybody
friends.,- They have no right
(January 20 to
February 18) A career
yours for the tak-
ing this week.
may not be related to some-
thing you've been doing.
'However, you're up to the
19 to March 20) You're
unsure of how to deal with a
W personal problem.
There are two
tions, and both
seem reasonable. Whatever
you decide, you'll be okay.
C E L E B RI TY
Sabatini, May 16; Bill
Paxton, May 17; George
Strait, May 18; Nancy
Kwan, May 19; Tony
Goldwyn, May 20; Judge
Reinhold, May 21; Naomi
Campbell, May 22.
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Yusef Bilal Sponsors 'Guns For Books Rally'
Local businessman and longtime Jacksonville resident
Yusef Bilal will
--ii' -. '- host a "Guns For
W Books" campaign
S ".- ... on Saturday, May
4-" 28, 9:a.m.-5:00
S" p.m. at the
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ou. we acy in young chil-
m dren rather than
play which can
Yus, B1 plantt seeds of
Yusef Bilal destructive vio-
lence in their minds, that could possibly be actualized in
future situations of conflict.
"I e as parents, teachers, civic and religious leaders can
Aork togetiheri to. deglamorize guns and gun play among our
young, we could be working toward solving two crucial
problems in coummInitIIitv--senseless violence and illiteracy,"
Bilal noted that the Fourth Annual Yusef Bilal
International World Peace Say no To Violence exhibit, will
be on display from May 23 through May 28 at Gateway.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is the latest
enfdoree of this program, says Bilal.
Boy Suspended For Wearing Prom Dress
LAKE GENEVA, Wis. Kerry Lof\ had no qualms about
wearing a black, spaghetti-strap dress -to his' high school
prom -- he thought it would be funny. Turns out, his school
didn't. The 18-year-old senior was ticketed $249 for disor-,
derly conduct, suspended from school for three days and told
'he must miss his last track meet. School district administra-
tor Jim Gottinger said the discipline was for more than just
According to a police report, a school police liaison offi-.
cer saw Lofy dancing in a sexually provocative manner,
including lying on another student on the dance floor. "Quite
frankly, the behavior was a bigger violation than the dress
issue," Gottinger said.
Lofy, though, said he wasn't the only one dancing sugges-
tively at prom. "The whole night was that kind of dancing.
They can't single me out and say, 'Oh it was you, it was only
you,'" he said. "I think it's over the dress."
Police did not cite anyone else at the prom for disorderly
conduct, said Donna Wisniewski, assistant to the police
chief. Lofy said his school, Lake Geneva Badger High, had
no problem letting him go to Saturday's prom with another
guy. Lofy is not gay but says his friend is and couldn't find a
date. School officials drew the line at his dress.
"I thought it would be more appropriate for there to be
one person dressed like a girl and a person dressed like a guy,
than for there to be two guys to go," said Lofy.
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Bethune Cookman Raises $1 Million
For Football Training Center
Bethune-Cookman College President Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed pumps up the crowd at a
fundraiser project launching a $1 million dollar funding project for a football training
center. Standing beside her is the B-CC Mascot Wild D. Cat. PHOTO BY JOHN REEVES
College kicked off an ambi-
tious fundraiser project for a
football training center
Wednesday night by collect-
ing one million dollars at a
reception hosted by College
President Dr. Trudie Kibbe
Dr. Gale Lemerand, who
contributed the first million
of the $13 million campaign,
capped off the evening by
donating an additional
$215,000 to bring the
evening's total to an even
Along with numerous
alumni supporters, contribu-
tors announced Wednesday
night included two former
B-CC players now in the
National Football League -
Damion Cook of the Miami
Dolphins and Nick Collins,
recently drafted by the
Green Bay Packers, and for-
mer San Diego Charger and
Houston Oiler All Pro
defensive end Lee Williams.
The proposed 19,000
square foot facility will fea-
ture state-of-the-art locker
rooms, training facilities,
meeting space, coaches
office and an athletic hall of
fame. Construction will
begin once $7 million is
raised, the other $6 million
will be used for facility
upkeep and an endowment
for the football program.
The project is being
headed by a 39-member
steering committee led by
Dr. Reed that includes the
Office of College
Advancement staff, alumni,
friends of the College and
supporters of the football
program that has posted
seven consecutive winning
seasons, a 2002 Mid-Eastern
Athletic Conference cham-
pionship, two NCAA I-AA
playoff appearances and
three consecutive victories
over archrival Florida A&M
in the Florida Classic.
Minnesota Vikings' Smith Found With Drug Test Kit
Vikings running back
Onterrio Smith, who has a
history of violating the
NFL's substance-abuse poli-
cy, was briefly detained by
airport police last month
after they found an elaborate
kit used to beat drug tests.
Police at the
International Airport ques-
tioned Smith on April 21
after a search of his bag dis-
covered vials of white pow-
der, according to a police
Smith told officers it was
dried urine used in conjunc-
tion with a device called
"The Original Whizzinator."
The officer who filed the
report wrote that Smith "told
me that it was dried urine for
making a clean urine test."
In addition, he had a bottle
of pills labeled "cleansing
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Smith told police he was
taking the vials to his
cousin. The police report
didn't say where Smith was
traveling. The Star Tribune
first reported the story
"We will continue to
monitor the situation as we
would with any other and
evaluate it from there,"
coach Mike Tice said in a
Smith's agent, Douglas
Hendrickson, didn't immedi-
ately return a message left at
NFL spokesman Greg
Aiello said league rules state
that failing to cooperate with
a drug test was the same as
failing it, but he wasn't sure
whether there was any
penalty for possessing a
device designed to beat such
Smith was suspended
last season for four games
after testing positive for
marijuana. It was his second
"strike" in the NFL's sub-
He would earn a year-
long suspension for a third
The report filed April 26
says a tube of toothpaste set
off an alarm as a bag Smith
was carrying was being
Six or seven vials of
white powder were discov-
ered in the bag. Smith was
detained, questioned and
allowed to leave, the report
said.In 2000, Smith was
kicked out of Tennessee for
He finished his college
career at Oregon. Smith
rushed for 579 yards as a
rookie and led the Vikings
last season with 544 yards.
Nine Rattlers Qualify
For NCAA East Regionals
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. The Florida A&M Men's"
Track team has qualified nine per-
formers for the 2005 NCAA East
Region Track and Field
Championships, May 27-28, to be
hosted by Manhattan College at
the Randall's Island Complex in
Staten Island, N.Y.
Headlining the list of Rattler .:
qualifiers is 2005 NCAA and
USTA 800 meter indoor champion
Kevin Hicks, who has the fourth Kevin
fastest time in the region at 1:49.11 Hicks
Hicks won the 800 meter title at last month's Mid-
Eastern Athletic Conference Outdoor Championship and
has clearly established himself as one of the country's
prime Olympic hopefuls for the 2008 Games.
Also preparing for regional competition from FAMU
Chris Hargrett (21.06) and Brent Mobley (21.10) in
the 200 meter dash.
Omar Osbourne (3:52.33) in the 1500 meter run.
The 4x100 relay team of Mobley, Hargrett, Brett
Perriman and Antwanare Jones (40:39).
Kerry Dixon (2.11 meters) in the high jump; Jermond
Smith in both the long jump (7.46 meters) and the triple
jump (15.16 meters).
Edwisht Olmann (15.35 meters) will vie along with'
Smith in the triple jump.
FAMU Women's Track Duo Qualify
For NCAA Regional Meet
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Florida
A&M University has qualified two
performers from its' women's track
team to next week's 2005 NCAA.
East Region Championships at
Staten Island, N.Y
Nadia Covington qualified in the
triple jump at the Mid-Eastern
Athletic Conference Championships
in April, with a 12.60 meter effort.
Nadia Shantrice Greene made the cut iri
Covington the 100 meter hurdles with a season-:
best 13.94 clocking at the April 9
Florida State Invitational. The regional event, which
moves to different sites each year, is being hosted by
Manhattan College at the Randall's Island Facility.
Lebron James Drops Agent
Cavaliers forward LeBron
James has dropped agent
Aaron Goodwin, who nego-
tiated about $135 million in
endorsement deals for the
20-year-old in the past two
James sent a standard let-
ter to the NBA players' asso-
ciation on Monday saying
he had tenninated Goodwin,
union spokesman Dan
Wasserman said. James' sur-
prising decision to drop his
agent comes less than two
years after Goodwin got him
a $90 million landmark deal
from Nike-- the richest ini-
tial shoe contract offered to
Goodwin also helped
James secure multimillion
deals with Upper Deck,
Coca-Cola, Bubblicious and
Juice Batteries. He also had
been in negotiations with
McDonald's about another
Goodwin issued a state-
ment Tuesday wishing
James and his mother well.
"For nearly three years, I
have had the wonderful
opportunity to represent
LeBron James as his agent. I
am grateful for the chance to
have worked with LeBron
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James is expected to turn
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ment duties to close friend
Maverick Carter, a former
teammate at Akron's St.
Vincent-St. Mary High
School currently employed
by Nike. Randy Mihms,
who serves as James' per-
sonal assistant and road
manager, and Rich Paul,
another James' confidant,
are expected to take on more
active roles in his represen-
James and his three long-
time friends call themselves
the "Four Horsemen."
On the eve of the 2003
NBA lottery that year,
Goodwin brokered the deal
with Nike, which outbid
Adidas and Reebok for
James. Goodwin also repre-
sents Portland guard Damon
Stoudamire, Orlando rookie
Dwight Howard, Boston
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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 2:00
p.m., Wednesday, June 1, 2005, and publicly opened at that time for:
I I BID NUMBER S1638XA
TIMBER HARVEST AND SALES (PER TON),- BAYARD CONSERVATION AREA,
DEEP CREEK CONSERVATION AREA & THOMAS CREEK CONSERVATION AREA
The Governing Board of the District is inviting sealed bids for the harvest and sale (per
ton) of timber on approximately 360 acres in the Bayard Conservation Area, Clay
County, Florida, on, approximately 134 acres in the Deep Creek C onservation 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 fnay be obtained on or after May 11, 2005, by contacting
DemandStar by Onvia at www.demandstar.com or by calling (800) 711-1712. Bid
packages may also be obtained frord the District by calling Jill R. Williams, CPPB,
Contracts Administrator at (386) U941133. Biidders (hereafter "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, but not required, to bid on any or all three timber har-
vest and sale areas. Each of the harvest areas will be evaluated and awarded
separately. Payment to the District shall be based on the price per ton as submit-
ted in the bid. Awards shall be made to the highest responsive and responsible
bidders) for each of the harvest'areask. Should the successful respondent in an
awarded area be unable- at any time to accomplish the work that has been con-
tracted for, the next highest respondent for that harvest area may be contracted
to provide the required work.
It is recommended, but not required, that all respondents carefully examine the
sites) for harvesting limitations in order to be fully informed of the conditions and
materials to be encountered (i.e. location of the site; quality and quantify 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 the job) Interested bidders may visit the Distric t sites by coor-
dinating with R. H. Davis by calling (904) 529-2381. A District employee will be
availa'le to unlock gates as needed, but will not answer questions regarding this
If, due to disability, you require a special accommodation to participate in any
activity relating to this Bid, pleas6 contact the Division of Procurement Services
at the above address or telephone number or, if hearing impaired, 7Dy cmng (38C, i
329-4450 (TDD), at least five (5) business days before the dates and times spec-
After evaluations have been completed,'all respondents will be noti.fied in writing
of the staffs intended recommendation to the Executive Director. The District
reserves the rightto reject any'and all Bids. The District alsolreserves the rightto
waive any Minor deviations in an otherwise valid Bid and to accept the Bid that
will be in the best.interest of the District.
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
Letters of Interest will be received by the St. Johns River Water Management
District (hereinafter "the District") at 4049 Reid Street, Palatka, Florida
32177, until 5:00 p.m., June 10, 2005. 1
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS NO. SJ303RA
PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT SERVICES FOR DEM-
iNERALIZATION AND CONCENTRATE MANAGEMENT- STUDIES
The District is requesting letters of interest from professional firms, or individuals
licensed in the State of Florida to provide project management and technical support
services for dernineralization and concentrate management studies. Qualified firms or
individuals shall have a background in engineering, hydrology, water supply and man-
agement experience with emphasis on project management, hydrological modeling,
dernineralization, and concentrate management. Other requirements include experi-
ence in contract management, excellent verbal and written skiils, the ability to travel to
the Districts 1 8-county area or other locations in Florida, the ability to interface with the
public and elected officials, accessibility by e-mail, and ability to effectivbly use
Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project software. Public[Private Utility administration
experience and access to geographical information system (GIS) support is desirable.
A Florida licensed Professional Engineer (PE) is required. If the PE does not have the
required hydrologic experience, a Florida licensed Professional Geologist (PG) is also
required. The firm or individual selected shall be required to execute a contract for a
period 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, however, persons)
committed to this contract may not be engaged in other activities related to District reg-
ulatory or litigation actions (Conflicting Employment).
In accordance with, the Public Records Law, Chapter 11 9.07(6)(m), Fla. Stat. (as
amended), the DistricVs project budgets are a matter of public record. As a cour-
tesy to the interested respondents on this project, this information is being pro-
vided with the Request for Qualifications package. The estimated budget for the
period beginning October 1, 2005 through September- 30, 2006 is $200,000.
Respondents are cautioned that this amount is an estimate only and poses no
limitation on the District.
Interested firms or individuals may obtain a project information package by con-
tacting DemandStar by Onvia at www.demandstar.com or by calling (800) 711 -
1712. Packages may also be obtained from the District by calling Connie Rozier,
Contracts Administrator at (386).329-4211. Firms or individuals requesting pack-
ages through the District will be'charged copying and shi pping/h and ling costs as
stated at DemandStar by Onvia or as provided for in Chapter 119, Fla. Stat.,
whichever is less. If hearing impaired please call (386) 329-4450 (TDD).
Evaluation of submitted letters of interest and subsequent negotiations will be
pursuant to Section 287.055, Fla. Stat. Letters of Interest will be evaluated by a
District staff Evaluation Committee, The evaluation committee will meet at
District Headquarters at 10:00 a.m., June 22, 2005 to discuss the evaluations and
finalize its short list. The Evaluation Committee may determine that it will assist
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