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Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981- .

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Table of Contents
    Section A: Main
        page A 1
    Section A: Main: Editorial
        page A 2
    Section A: Main: Lifestyle
        page A 3
    Section A: Main: Church
        page A 4
    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
        page B 1
    Section B continued
        page B 2
    Section B: Prep Rap
        page B 3
        page B 3A
        page B 3B
        page B 3C
    Section B continued
        page B 5
    Section B: Sports
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    Section B continued
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Jacksonville Black-Owned



Business Among Nation's Top


JACKSONVILLE, Fla -- Raven Transport, Inc., head-
qutartered in Jacksonville, is among the nation's leading
African-American-owned businesses, according to. BLACK
ENTERPRISE.
Raven Transport is an ICC registered common/contract
truckload carrier incorporated in December 1985, and is
headed by W. Randolph Lee. The company began its oper-
ations with 10 tractors and 20 trailers and almost twenty
years later, has grown to over 325 tractors and 1100 trailers
in its fleet, along with 385 full time associates. The entire
fleet of tractors now consists of models no older than 2
years, all equipped with satellite tracking.
In 1986, Raven's first full year of business, $754,000 in*
revenue was generated. BLACK ENTERPRISE reported
gross income of $54,250,000 in their June 2005 issue and
rated the company as number 69 in the United States among
African-Aminerican owned. Congratulations Mr. W.
Randolph Lee.
The company's central dispatch operates 24 hours per
day, 7 days per week with branch offices in Albany, Ga.,
Reidsville, N.C., and downtown Jacksonville. Its customer
base of blue chip companies consists of such companies as


WNBA Gets First


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Sheila Johnson, former
wife of Robert L. Johnson
who co-founded BET with
her, now headlines the
group (Lincoln Holdings)
who purchased the
Washington Mystics.
Johnson joined Lincoln
Holdings LLC to purchase
the Mystics from Abe
Pollin's Washington Sports
& Entertainment Company.
Lincoln Holdings, which
was founded by Ted
Leonsis, founder of AOL,
and also owns the


Washington Capitals
(NHL); is a 45-percent
owner of the Wizards and
MCI Center, which too is
owned by Pollin.
The former television
executive will hold the titles
of president and managing
partner of the Mystics.
The Johnsons sold BET
to Viacom. He now owns
the Charlotte Bobcatsof the
NBA. They divorced in
2002. The report did not
provide information on the
sale amount.

Scientist Predict Major
Earthquake For
Los Angeles Area
Scientist will not say
when, but said a major earth
quake under Los Angeles
could kill between 3,000 to
18,000 people, and could
cause from an $82 billion to
$252 billion economic loss.
The report was issued
Thursday through the U. S.
Geological Survey.


P&G, Kraft, Folgers, Miller Brewing, Zephyrhills Water,
Motts, Anheuser-Busch and Maxwell House.
A company must be at least 51% black-owned, must
manufacture or own the products they sell or provide indus-
trial or consumer services in order to qualify for the BLACK
ENTERPRISE list.
There were ten Florida Black-owned companies on the
2005 list. S. Woods Enterprises Inc., Tampa, ranked number
4 with an income of $343,556,000. Other Florida companies
are Boyland Auto Group, Orlando; Peebles Atlantic
Development Corp., Coral Gables; Sun State International
Trucks, Tampa; Panhandle Automotive, Crestview;
Armstrong Holdings, Homestead; Matthews Automotive
Group, Daytona Beach; Tropical Ford, Orlando and Paradise
Ford, Cocoa.


Man Is Fired, Arrested

For Aggravated Assault


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Dondal Denning

Dondal Denning, 18, was
arrested by the Green Cove
Springs Police Department
Wednesday for aggravated
assault with a firearm after
he was fired from his job


and, according to witness,
returned with a gun.
Witness said Denning came
back into the building with
a gun appearing to be look-
ing for someone but left
before police officers
arrived.
Clay County officers
were able to locate Denning
at his residence and said he
apparently saw them arrive
and placed his hands in the
air before they could get out
of their patrol cars.
He denied having a gun,
Officers searched his resi-
dence and his vehicle, with
his permission, but did not
find a weapon.


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Florence M. Ellington Barbara A. Platt

JACKSONVILLE, FL Florence McShan Ellington,
28, and Barbara Ann Platt, 46, were arrested Wednesday
for conspiracy to introduce into or possess contraband at
a Duval County Detention facility.
An officer had received previous information that the
women would be arriving and what one would be wear-
ing. The suspect and co-defendant were to arrive for the
purpose of delivering tobacco and marijuana to inmates
on. the 4th floor. Barbara Platt works for the Keefe
Commissary Services which delivers commissary to
inmates at the PTDF.
Ellington admitted to bringing two packages of mari-
juana mixed with tobacco and giving it to the co-defen-
dant, Platt. She told the detectives that her boyfriend was
an inmate at the facility and that she was making the
delivery for him. She advised that the inmate had told
her how to package and conceal the marijuana.
The packages were wrapped in duct tape. One of the
suspects acknowledged that she knew the rules that
applied to corrections facilities concerning the introduc-
tion of contraband into the facility and denied meeting
the co-defendant before that morning.

Memorial Day Weekend. Black bikers from 21-49 years of
age show off their bikes participate in contests and catch up
with the latest trends in biking. The festivities will end with
a spectacular fireworks display on Monday, May 30, 2005.

Most Affluent Black County

Prince George's County, MD is now known as the Most
Affluent Black County and one of the best managed coun-
ties in the U. S. According to a recent study on African
American buying power by the University of Georgia, the
county, with a population of 850,384, comprises of 62.7%
African-Americans. Prince George's County -its affluent,
its one of the best managed, receiving a grade of B+ with
only one other county receiving a grade higher A-, and it
is predominantly black.

Jacksonville Gets Chapter Of
Parents Television Council

The Parents Television Council announced the creation
of a Jacksonville chapter Thursday. The goal of the Council
is to improve the quality of entertainment for our children.
It encourages residents to work with local television net-
work affiliates, advertisers and legislators to work for pro-
grams that are important to family.

WJCT, Television and Radio Has Auction

Want to get a variety of summer activities including
vacations, weekend getaways, golf packages, cruises,
kayaking, theatre, theme parks, kids' summer camps and
more? Tune in to WJCT Television auction, June 4 6 and
June 11 to 13. All items will be sold during the live broad-
cast and early bids can be submitted by calling 358-6302
before 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 2. All auction proceeds
benefit WJCT.


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P. Diddy Child Support Payment
Increased to $21,782 Monthly

New York
State Supreme
Court's Appellate
Division approved
an increase from
$5,000 to $21,782
monthly payments
to P. Diddy's ex-
girl friend, Misa
Hylton-Brim, for
child support the
,highest in New
Y ork State's histo-
ry. The couple
P. Diddy had agreed on the
$5,000 monthly
figure. In addition to child support, he pays insurance,
tuition, vacations, clothes and other items. He pays $12,000
per month for his other child and that amount includes every-
thing else, including health care. He said he is going to
appeal this new amount and the insinuation that he does not
take care of his child.

Black Bike Fest in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

More than 400,000 African-American sports enthusiasts
converged for the 25th annual Black Bike Week for


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Kenneth B. Clark, the
renowned psychologist and
scholar, who died of cancer
May I at 90 at his home in
suburban New York, was a
giant of twentieth-century
Black America and of its
struggle for civil rights, the
century's most ; powerful
example of human beings'
quest for freedom.
In that regard, one must
hasten to twin his"'name with
that of his wife, Mamie
Phipps Clark, who died in
1983 and was also a psychol-
ogist of note. Together, their
scholarly work and their testi-
mony in the early-1950s
school desegregation trials in
Virginia, South Carolina and
Delaware formed a significant
part of the evidence that pro-
duced the unanimous land-
mark Stupremne Court decision
of 1954 in Brown v. Board of
Edihcatliou. That, decision. bN
outlawing school segregation
in the South, destroy ed the
underpinning of legalized
racism itself.
In fact, it was Mamie
Phipps Clark's initial studies
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1930s on self-perception in
African-American children
that quickly attracted Kenneth
Clark's attention (they were
already married) and led to
the rich, lifelong collaboration
that was to have an extraordi-
nary impact on American
society.


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JPresident And CEO
National Urban League
Kenneth Bancroft Clark, Scholar and Activist


The Clarks' use of color-
ing tests and dolls, building on
the work some scholars had
already done, found that black
children very early developed
the belief that being white
was good and being black was
bad.
I This was the case whether
il the North or the South, and
it was, as author Richard
Kluger noted in his magisteri-
al book on the Brown case,
Simple Justice, "true even of
the three-year-olds."
"We were really disturbed
by our findings," Kenneth
Clark told Kluger decades
later, "What was surprising
was the degree to, which the
children suffered from self
rejection ... I don't think we
had quite realized the extent
of the cruelty of racism and
how hard it hit ... Let me tell
you it was .a traumatic experi-
:ence for me as well." It is no,
doubt difficult for many who
only know of today's
American society-in which
the rights and the presence of
Americans of color is support-
ed not just legally but also
culturally as well-to realize
how "whitewashed"
American society was made
to appear before the 1960s.
Then, there was no place
in the larger society blacks
could see themselves
S"reflected" in any but nega-'
tive terms, and its effect on
children's (and' adults') self-


esteem, as the Supreme Court deeply involved in education-
acknowledged., was often dev- al affairs in New York and
stating. elsewhere.
Indeed, one can say that But the black freedom
the Clarks' scholarly studies struggle got more complicated
in the 1940s and 1950s of the after the major legal victories.
psychological damage white of the Civil Rights Movement
racism produced in black chil- had been achieved, and
dren not only provided a Kenneth Clark spoke of its
more rigorous intellectual successes and failures with
foundation to the views such characteristic bluntness.
scholars and activists as For example, he would
W.E.B. Du Bois had earlier later say that the contentious
asserted about racism's full community-control of
impact. It also stimulated a schools experiment in New
deeper and broader under- York City, which he had
standing of the effect of big- championed, "did not make a
otry itself on whites as well as damn bit of difference" in the
blacks. That perception quality of education the chil-
reached far beyond academia dren received.
and the courtroom to become Still later, on the thirtieth-
part of the general public dis- anniversary of Brown, accord-
cussion about race and racism' ing to the Associated Press,.
in America. Clark described himself as.
The joint career of "bewildered" at the continu-
Kenneth and Mamie Clark ing significant resistance
was one in which scholarship among whites to equal oppor-
and activism was informed tunity for African Americans,
by the rigorous commitment adding that in the 1950s "I
to the discipline each demand- seriously underestimated the
ed: to dispassionate, patient depth and complexity of
examination, on the one hand; Northern racism."
and to passionate and relent- Nonetheless, for all his
less advocacy, on the other. disappointment, the debt
Thus, they were represen- America and the world oweg.
tative of the involvement in to Kenneth and Mamie Clark
the African-American free- has yet to be fully realized, for
dom struggle of such other all the honors they reaped.:
scholars, black and white, as Their careers, before and after
Ralph Bunche, Gunnar Brown, still offer a shining
Myrdal, and John Hope example that a rigorous com-
Franklin, whose work bol- mitment to scholarship can be
stered the intellectual attack one way to act out the belief
on the diverse aspects and that an unyielding commit-
consequences of notions of ment to racial equality is the
white supremacy. only way America can realize'
After Brown, the Clarks the "self-evident truths" its.
continued to combine their Founders asserted-and four
psychological studies with centuries of African.
their activism, becoming Americans have believed.


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MAV 2R. 2005


Socially Speaking
By
Betty Asque
Davis
"There's Always Something
Happening On The First Coast"
"The Bold City Links Goings-on"
What a busy month for the Bold City Chapter of The
Links. First there was their Induction Ceremony for new
member, Dr. Dorothy Jackson Young at the Hyatt
Regency Hotel in a lovely white and green setting. The
impressive ceremony was led by and the immediate past
national president of The Links, Inc., Motivational
Speaker Mrs. Patricia Russell McCloud, Esq.
Dr. Dorothy Jackson Young is the wife of Bishop.
McKinley Young, the 109th Bishop in the history of the
African Methodist Episcopal Church. She and her hus-
band are the proud parents of four lovely daughters:
Karyn Young-Lowe, Alta Loma, CA; Deana Young-
McAllister, Chicago, IL; Andrea Young Jones, Katy,
Texas; and Stephanie Lynn Young, a Junior at Hampton
University, Hampton, VA.
Dr. Young has traveled extensively with her husband
and has worked in various capacities with the many
churches that she and her husband have had the opportu-
nities to serve. During their tenure in Cape Town,
Republic of South Africa, Dr. Young served as the
Episcopal Supervisor of the Fifteenth Episcopal District
Women's Missionary Society of the African Methodist
Episcopal Church. She has worked with Church Women
United and served six years on the Board of Directors of
the Atlanta-based "Global Health Action."
A graduate of Beth Israel Hospital School of Nursing
in Boston, Dr. Young was awarded the Claire Sonis award
for excellence in Clinical Nursing at graduation. She
worked as a Registered Professional Nurse in
Massachusetts, Illinois, and Georgia.
The following week the Bold City Chapter hosted its
annual Linktown "Old School" Gala benefit at Alltel
Stadium's Terrace Suite. It was quite an event with deli-
cious Soul Food edibles! Afro hairstyles were the most
popular coiffure among both the ladies and gentlemen.
However Connecting Link Howard Taylor chose a Rick
James 'do.' Yours truly and hubby J. Carl Davis, Sr. were
'Mod Squad-ers' for the evening.
The Rod Rutledges of Charleston, SC were in town
for the event. Dr. Rutledge was singer 'James Brown' spo-
radically during the evening. He along with the rest of us
forgot that wigs could be uncomfortably warm!
Everyone was had a great time listening and dancing to
the sounds of Capitol, Motown and Atlantic Records.
There were door prizes aplenty and we're already making
plans for next year's event. Cachets to the Bold City
Links! They know how to have a party!

"Gamma Rho Omega -Alpha Kappa Alpha Kappa
Were Tops At Greek Recognition Event"
The Gamma Rho Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha
Sorority, Inc. won the attendance award and chapter mem-
ber Mrs. Shirley Ealey received a plaque for being the
Soror of the Year for Gamma Rho Omega Chapter at the
Jacksonville Pan-Hellenic Council's Greek Recognition
Day at the B-The Lite Conference. The theme was
"Greeks in Politics: Making Our Voices Heard".
Elected officials who are members of one of the Pan-
Hellenic Greek Letter organizations were recognized
respectively: State Representative Jennifer Carroll-
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Jacksonville City
Councilwoman Mia Jones-Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority;
Duval County School Board Member Mrs. Betty
Burney- Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority; State
Representative Audrey Gibson-Delta Sigma Theta
Sorority; County Judge Pauline Drayton-Harris-Delta
Sigma Theta Sorority; Duval County School Board
Member Brenda Priestly-Jackson, Esq.-Delta Sigma
Theta Sorority; U. S. Congresswoman Corrine Brown-
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority; State Senator Anthony
"Tony" Hill-Omega Psi Phi Fraternity; Jacksonville City
Councilwoman Glorious Johnson-Zeta Phi Beta
Sorority; Circuit Court Judge Brian Davis-Omega Psi
Phi Fraternity; and County Court Judge James A. Ruth-
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.
The afternoon affair was one of congeniality and con-
viviality with Greeks wearing their organizational colors.

"Catholic Women's Club Honors Outstanding
Women"
At their annual Recognition Luncheon the Catholic
Women's Club of the St. Augustine Diocese honored three
distinctive professional women as the 2005 Professional
Catholic Women. Distinctively regarded both in the mar-
ketplace and in their respective Catholic communities,
Mesdames Joanne Eichelberger-Permanent Law Clerk


to the Honorable Howell W. Melton; Carla Harris-a
managing director with Morgan Stanley and Lucille
Trotter-SBA Assistant District Director (Ret.) were hon-
ored.
In addition to being a managing director with Morgan
Stanley Ms. Harris sings. As a singer Ms. Harris has
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her present home in Montclair, NJ. Her first album
Carla 's First Christmas was a best seller on Amazon.com.
Mrs. Trotter before and since her retirement has given her
time, talent and treasure to her St. Pius V Parish and the
Diocese of St. Augustine. Ms. Eichelberger is likewise
committed.
Mrs. Janie Southerland is president of this remark-
able organization.

Don't forget toilet us know of your upcoming events.
Contact us at 904 766-8834 or reach me directly at ima-
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Prophetess Juanita Bynum Received
Encore Welcome At Phillipian Community


Prophetess Juanita Bynum (top frame), scheduled for
two days of power, praise and worship in the word, was
so dynamic, the audience called out for one more day
so, she returned to Philippian Community Church
Monday night providing another strong message.
Bishop James Swinson and Dr. Johnnie Swinson of
Victory Way Christian Center hosted the conference.
Bishop Virgil C. Jones, Sr. (bottom frame from left,
shown with wife Sis. Mary Jones) is the .pastor of
Philippian Community Church.


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Rev FD.*icardon Pato


THE CONDOLENCE CALL


The condolence call is dis-
tinct from attendance at the
viewing or funeral. It is a per-
sonal home visit made to a
bereaved individual or family
by relatives, friends, neigh-
bors, associates, acquaintances
soon after they have learned of
the death.
However,, the individual
who 'fails to go early to the
bereaved home need not
assume that he may not go
later. Condolence calls maybe
made at any time, before the
funeral or after, during the first
weeks of grief.
The condolence call has


several purposes. It expresses
sympathy and offers help in
difficult time. The bereaved
should know that they are not
alone in their grief, that there
are people who care about and
understand their sorrow.
It also helps maintain ties
between that person and the
society. This not only demon-
strates community support, it
can help the mourner from
slipping too deeply into grief.

A.B. COLEMAN
MORTUARY, INC.
"Our Aim Is Not to Equal, But Excel"
5660 Monorlef Rd,.
Tel: 768-0507
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Strengthening Families Network will facilitate 7 Habits for
Successful Families and Character Counts for teenagers and
young children. These classes will also be made available to
the Jacksonville community. The schedule of events
include: May 27 Evening Workshop Talking to non-
Christian Relatives about the Church; May 28-
Homecoming Picnic, A. Philip Randolph Park, 10:00 a.m. -
3:00 p.m.; Homecoming Sing-out, Westside Church of
Christ, 6:00 p.m.; May 29 Homecoming Sunday.
FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY- The Pastor and members
of St. Andrew Missionary Baptist Church, 2600 W. 45th St.
invite the public to celebrate with them during Family and
Friend's Day on Sunday, May 29 during the 11:00 a.m. serv-
ice. Elaine Stewart of the Salvation Army Ministry is the
speaker. Rev. L. J. Coleman, Associate pastor. Rev. Henry
Rivers, Interim Pastor.
PROPHETIC IMPACT JAX CRUSADE-The Prophetic
Impact Jax Crusade continues at Intercessors Deliverance
Ministries (Pastor Thomas) 1127-B Bert Rd. The conference
opened on Thursday, May 26. and continues Friday, May 27
(7:30 p.m.), Saturday, May 28 (10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.),
Sunday, May 29 (6:00 p.m./prayer and personal ministry at
6:30 p.m.). Bishop George R. Scott of Christ Worldwide
Outreach in Dayton, Ohio is the conference speaker. For
directions or more information call (904) 633-6256.
OUTDOOR WORSHIP-The pubic is invited to worship
with the New Hope A.ME. Church family during an Outdoor
Worship service on Sunday, May 29 beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Dinner will be served. The church is located at 17th and
Davis Streets. Rev. Mary F. Davis, Pastor.
SECOND ANNUAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIR-
The Worship Place, 2627 Spring Glen Rd., will host its
Second Annual Health and Wellness Fair entitled "Walking
In The Light Toward Good Health" on Saturday, June 18,
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Activities include cholesterol screen-
ing (first 50 people), blood pressure check, mammograms
application, visiting physicians, diabetic screening; ,ques-
tionnaires, HIV/AIDS screening, mental health screening,
TB screening, and fun for the entire family. Nutritional
information and teen/youth information will also be avail-
able. For more information contact the church at (904) 396-
0540.
ANNUAL CELEBRATION-The B.J. Lane Male Chorus of
Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, 2036 Silver St.,
invites the public to its annual celebration on Saturday, June
11,'at 5:00 p.m. Rev. R. L. Gundy, Pastor.
CELEBRATION FOR COMMUNITY LEGEND-The
25th Anniversary Celebration for Sis. Ruthie G. Grant will be
held on Sunday June 5, 7:00 p.m. at Mt. Herman Missionary
Baptist Church. The celebration features Blessed Ministries,
Rev. Marcius King and The St. Matthew A.M.E. Church
Choir, St. James A.M.E. Church, Mt. Herman Choir, Sis.
Debra Limbric-Rasheed, Sis. Coralean Parker, Sis: Jackie
Brunson, and others. Bro. Freddie Rhodes is Master of
Ceremony. Rev. A. L. Jordan, pastor.


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.
Prophecy & ..
Deliverance Service (Friday)................7:30 p.m. '
(904) 388-0120 i, 1
Assistant Pastor: Missionary Murria M. Jopes .
Pastor-Bishop A.L. Jones, Sr. '

URGENT HELP NEEDED

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"Come and Worship With Us"

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...wak buried and Rose again" (see 1 Corinthians 15:1-4)
Sulzbacher Outreach Service 8:30 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday & Friday Night Services 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Prison Outreach 1:00 p.m.
Saturday Nursing Home Outreach 3rd and 4th Saturdays
International Sunday School...........3:00 p.m. Saturday on WYMM AM 1530
A Bible Preaching, Bible Believing and Bible Practicing Church
"Without the shedding of Blood, there is no remission of sin" (Hebrews 9:22)

GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCH
"The Church Where Everybody Is Somebody"
Bishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor
Street Adress: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Fla. 32206
Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday Joy Night,7:00 p.m.
"Email: Gospell75@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
(904) 768-0272 Home


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WORSHIP CENTER
Dr. Lloyd S. Williams, Pastor

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


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

Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church
2036 Silver Street Jacksonville, FL 32206
Rev. R. L. Gundy, Pastor
(904) 354-7249 Church
Bible Power Enrichment Hour
A Sunday School 9:15- 10:15 a.m.
Sunday Praise & Worship 8:00 a.m.
Baptism-Praise & Worship
(Sanctuary) 10:30 a.m.
Youth Church-2nd & 3rd Sundays
S Fellowship Hall 10:30 a.m.

Mid-Week:
'Wednesday, Noonday Prayer 12 Noon
Inspiration Wednesday Worship Service....................6:00-8:00 p.m.
Prayer Meeting & Bible Study, Youth Bible Study & Activities

*" 2005 Youth

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Mt. Sinai Community Development Enterprise
2049 North Pearl Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32206 (904) 798-8733

Nine Week Program-May 23-July 29, 2005
6:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Ages 6-15
One Time Non Refundable Registration Fee-$25
Weekly Rate-$45


For more information *Arts & Crafts
Call Michael Stanfield *Recreation
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*Computer Literacy
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ekly Worship


One Lord One Faith Christian Assembly
"Where Jesus Is Lord"
Elder K.M. Middleton, Sr.-Pastor
5410 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, Fla. 32219
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.m.
WYMM-AM 1530, with Faithful Larry

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Annual Job Fair a Success

Continuing my efforts to provide opportunities for
the many residents of the 3rd Congressional District,
and serve the needs of employers in the District look-'
ing for good, qualified employees, I hosted my Annual
Job Fair at the downtown campus of Florida "-" N
Community College in Jacksonville. This year the Job ''
Fair attracted more than 35 employers, who were
eager to talk with the more than 2,000 people in atten- ,
dance. Both employers and prospective employees .
had a chance to meet and share their interests and
needs, in a congenial and positive atmosphere.
Large and small employers were available from '
9:00 am to 2:00 pm and were met with enthusiastic Rep. Corrine Brown
and well prepared eager men and women who presented a very stable image of the
job seeker conducting a serious job search, and getting very encouraging feedback
from area employers. I was very pleased that we have evolved over the years to
become one of the premier Job Fairs in Jacksonville and offer such a diversity of
employers and applicants, which truly reflects a growing need among all our citi-
zens, the real search for real jobs. In fact, this Job Fair, like the many others going
Son almost everyday in cities across the nation, signals that we should be mindful
that true economic success comes when not just one person prospers,, but when all
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Friday, June 17, 2005


6:00 P.M.- 10:00 P.M.


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736 A. Phillip Randolph Road

Jacksonville, FL 32203



Join us for a celebration of fellowship and remembrance

Share in the festivities with friends and business associates

Purchase food and beverages from vendors



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Ritz Chamber Players To Pay Tribute

To 'Beach Lady' At Amelia Music

Fest & Finale Concert In Jax


JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--
The critically-acclaimed
Ritz Chamber Players will
pay tribute to environmen-
talist MaVynee Betsch, the
outspoken advocate of his-
torically-Black American
Beach, Florida on Amelia
Island.
The double-date concert
will help mark the 70th
birthday of Betsch and her
life's work.
The conservatory-
trained opera singer-turned-
environmentalist has spent
most of her life fighting to
preserve the seaside resort,
that was home to descen-
dants of slaves before
becoming an enclave for
Southern blacks during Jim
Crow segregation.
The beach, co-founded
in the 1930s by her great
grandfather, Abraham
Lincoln Lewis, also turned
age 70 this year.
"This tribute is fitting
and long overdue for a
woman who has 'walked her
talk,'" said Ritz Chamber
Players' artistic director
Terrance Patterson. "That
MaVynee is herself a prod-
uct of the classical music
stage will make these two
performances that even.
more special and historic."
The first performance
that will feature the musical
tribute to Betsch will be
Thursday, June 2nd at 7:30
p.m. at Prince of Peace
Lutheran Church, 2600
Atlantic Avenue, in
Fernandina Beach as part of
the Amelia Island Chamber
Music Festival. .
The second performance


is the Ritz Chamber Players'
Season Finale concert
Friday, June 3, 2005 at 8:00
p.m. at the Times-Union
Center for the Performing
Arts' Terry Theater, 300
West Water Street in down-
town Jacksonville.
The composition dedi-
cated to Betsch will be a
songcycle by the late
William Grant Still (1895-
1978) entitled "From the
Hearts of Women." Like
Betsch herself, the
Mississippi-born Still, long-
considered"the dean of
African American
Composers," is an alumnus
of Oberlin Conservatory of
Music in Ohio.
After Oberlin, Betsch
left the United States to tour
Europe, singing primarily in
Germany before returning to
the First Coast in the 1970s
due to her health.
Her environmental advo-
cacy and life have been in
part the subject of books and
films, including a PBS docu-
mentary and a feature-length
motion picture, starring
Oscar-nominee Angela
Bassett,. loosely based on the
history of the beach.
Joining the Ritz
Chamber Players on stage
for both concerts will be
musicians from the Amelia
Island Chamber Music
Festival.
The joint performances
will mark the first collabora-
tion between the "neighbor-
ing" musicians.
Aside from Still, other
featured composers include
French composer Charles


Camille Saint-Sans (1835-
1921) Fantaisie Op.124, for
Violin and Harp; German-
born composer Andre
Previn: Vocalise for
Soprano, Cello and Piano,
Russian composer Mili
Balakirev (1837 b 1910)
Islamey (Oriental Fantasy)
for Piano, French composer
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Introduction and Allegro for
Flute, Clarinet, Harp and
Strings, and Brazilian
Composer Heitor Villa-
Lobos (1887-1959) Jet
Whistle for Flute. In addi-
tion to the featured piece by
'the Still, the musicians will
also play his "Ennanga for
Harp, Piano and Strings.
Headlining for the Ritz
Chamber Players will be
legendary principal harpist
of the Boston Symphony
Orchestra Ann Hobson Pilot,
soprano Alison Buchanan,
flutist Damare McGill, vio-
linist Tai Murray, pianist
Terrance Wilson and clar-
inetist Terrance Patterson.
Members of the Amelia
Island Chamber Music
Festival will be violist
Suzanne LeFevre, violinist
Beth Newdome, cellist
Christopher Rex, and violist
Geraldine Walther.
Tickets are $40 for the
Thursday, June 2nd 7:30
p.m., concert in Femandina
,Beach. and $32 for the
Friday, June 3rd, 8:00
p.m.concert in Jacksonville.
For more information, log
on to www.ritzchamberplay-
ers.org or www.ameliais-
landchambermusic.org.


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Ritz Chamber Players at a Friday, June 3rd, 8 p.m. concert at the Times-Union Center
for the Performing Arts' Terry Theater, and at the Amelia Island Chamber Music
Festival, Thursday, June 2 in Fernandina Beach, Fla. PHOTO BY CLENNON KING

Ninth Annual James Weldon Johnson

Arts And Culture Festival Planned


JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--
The Ninth Annual James
Weldon Johnson arts and
Culture Festival will be held
Wednesday through
Saturday June 1-4 at various
locations in Jacksonville.
"Johnson's Jacksonville:
Then and Now" is the
theme.
The festival is sponsored
by Tots'N' Teens Theatre,
Inc. and is presented by The
James Weldon Johnson
National Arts Institute.
Established in 1977 by
Sharon Coon, Founder and
Artistic Director of Tots 'N'


Teens Theatre, Inc. and The
James Weldon johnson
National Arts Institute, the
festival's mission is to
perserve the rich cultural
heritage of James Weldon
Johnson, whose talent,
genius, and intellect were
nurtured in Jacksonville,
Fla.
Johnson, born 1871 in
Jacksonville, became an
extraordinary world citizen
and an important figure in
the Harlem Rerlaissance
movement.
This event is dedicated to
the memory of the founder's


son, James Lee Coon, Jr., a
gentleman and a scholar,
who had a vision for the
social and cultural uplifting
of all human kind.
A variety of events have
been planned including the
7th Annual Gala honoring
State Senator Anthony
"Tony" Hill and
Representative Don Davis,
an Elegant Evening of Jazz
featuring Alice Day, and
symposium hosted by the
Jacksonville Urban league.
For more information and
schedule of events call (904)
353-7350


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D.C.'s Alpha Chapter Of AKA Dillard's Sued For Charging

Sorority Donates Annual 'Stop

Hunger Fast' Proceeds To Africare Black Customers More


Lisa Brass, president of the Alpha Chapter of the Alpha
Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., in Washington, D.C., pres-
ents its 2005 "Stop Hunger Fast" gift of $16,000 to
Africare President Julius E. Coles (right) in early April
2005.


WASHINGTON, D.C. --
The Alpha Kappa Alpha
Sorority, Inc.'s Alpha
Chapter, at Howard
University in Washington,
D.C., recently presented
Africare with the proceeds
of its annual 48-Hour Stop
Hunger Fast. This year's gift
totaled nearly $17,000.
Making the presentation
were Alpha Chapter
President Lisa Brass and the
Chapter's Vice President,
Atalie Short.
Stated Africare President
Julius E. Coles, "I would
like to thank you and the
sorors of the Alpha Chapter
of the Alpha Kappa Alpha
Sorority, Inc., for your gen-
erosity and commitment to
Africare." In the fall of
2004, Africare's Vice
President for Marketing and
Development, Michael E.


Green, delivered the keynote
address at rally marking the
launch of the Alpha
Chapter's fund-raising drive.
The Alpha Chapter of the
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Sorority, Inc., has been a
.long-time donor to Africare
through proceeds from their
Stop Hunger Fast. The pur-
pose of the Fast is to build
empathy with those who
suffer from HIV/AIDS,
homelessness and hunger. It
was introduced to the Alpha
Chapter at Howard
University in the summer of
1986 by Malena R. Calvin,
then President of the
Chapter.
First begun at Howard
University .in Washington,
D.C., Alpha Kappa Alpha
Sorority, Inc., was the first
Greek-letter organization
established by African-


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Than White Customers

Beauty Salon Services For Wash & Set

Priced Higher Based On Ethnicity


American college women in
the United States. With more
than 170,000 women partic-
ipating worldwide, members
of Alpha Kappa Alpha strive
to improve the socioeco-
nomic conditions in their
city, state, nation and world.
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Sorority, Inc., is a leader
among major donors tQ
Africare. Africare's Board of
Directors includes AKAs
Alice M. Dear and Barbara:
A. McKinzie (Ms.
McKinzie is First Vice
President of the Alpha
Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.,
overall).
Africare, a non-profit
organization, is a leader in
aid to Africa as well as the
oldest and largest African-
American organization spe-
cializing in African aid.
Over its 35-year history,
Africare has delivered more
than $450 million in assis-
tance-representing over
2,000 projects and millions
of beneficiaries to 36 coun-
tries. in Africa.
Today, Africare's 150
plus programs reach fami-
lies and communities in '26
nations in every region of
Sub-Saharan Africa. To
make. a donation or to learn
more about the Africare,
please contact the Africare
Office, of Development at
(202) 462-3614.


tiff, Attorney Cooper says,
"Dillard's knowingly has
maintained a fraudulent and
unlawful scheme in order to
increase its own revenues
and profitability to the detri-
ment of class members by
utilizing racially discrimina-
tory dual pricing schedules
for salon services.
At all times in advertis-
ing and selling these salon
services, Dillard's and its
agents did not disclose this
fact to African Americans
prior to providing the serv-
ice and products.
Dillard's had an affirma-
tive duty to monitor its
salon managers and employ-
ees to prevent this type of
racist activity.


Dillard's, a Delaware
Corporation, with its home
office in Little Rock,
Arkansas, owns and oper-
ates approximately 340
retail department stores
located in twenty-nine
states. With a concentration
of stores in the South and
Southwest, Dillard's has
faced at least three lawsuits
claiming racial discrimina-
tion since 1998.
The plaintiff seeks
injunctive and equitable
relief, compensatory tlam-
ages, punitive damages and
other remedies to compen-
sate class members for
Dillard's unlawful and
racially discriminatory con-
duct.


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. A
class

lawsuit
has been -
filed in
t h e f.
United
States
District
Court in Patrick Cooper
Court in
the Northern District of
Alabama (Western
Division). against Dillard's,
Inc. alleging racial discrim-
ination, deceptive sales
practices, and uncon-
scionable conduct relating to
the marketing and sale of
beauty salon services.
The civil action (No.
CV-05-TMP-0305-W) is
brought by plaintiff Debbie
Deavers Sturvisant, a resi-
dent of Springville,
Alabama, as a class action
on behalf of all African
American persons who have
purchased over-priced salon
services from any one of the
Dillard Salons in the United
States and who were harmed
by the nationwide course of
conduct practiced by
-Dillard's.
"The complaint, which
has been filed by Attorneys
Patrick Cooper and Percy
Badham from the Alabama
Law Firm of Maynard,
Cooper and Gale, PC, states
that "Dillard's intentionally
discriminated against the
plaintiff and class members
by charging them higher
prices for the same salon
service as those charged to
similarly situated Caucasian
customers and by specifical-
ly instructing their employ-
ees and. agents to charge
higher prices for the same
salon services based solely
on whether the customer
was African American or
Caucasian.
By charging higher
prices to African-Americans
for the same salon services
offered to Caucasian cus-
tomers, Dillard's violated the
rights of plaintiff and class
members to make and
enforce contracts for prod-
ucts and services on the
same terms as Caucasian
customers,'! the complaint
reads.
Debbie Sturvisant went
to the Dillard's Salon in
Tuscaloosa, AL to have her-
hair washed and set; she was
charged $30 for these servic-
es the price for a wash and
set for "ethnic" hair.
The price charged for the
same service provided to
Caucasian customers is
$20.00. ,
Vaughan Thomas, anoth-
er class member, experi-
enced the same mistreat-
ment at Dillard's in
Montgomery (AL) and tape-
recorded her conversation
with the stylists.
Upon questioning the
high price charged for serv-
ice, Thomas was told that it
takes longer for ethnic hair
to dry and more conditioners
are used.
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Maya Angelou Featured In PSA
For The Cable Industry

Maya Angelou, through her
association with. Hallmark
S Channel and Hallmark Cards,
has taped two sets of public
Service announcements in sup-
port of two.cable industry public
affairs initiatives: the first for
the new "Take Control. It's
Easy." campaign from the
National Cable &
Telecommunications
Association (NCTA) and the
second for Cable Positive's
newest HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention campaign.
Maya Angelou, distinguished author, actor and historian,
is featured in several 30-second PSAs for the "Take Control.
It's Easy." campaign which are available in generic, cus-
tomizable and Spanish-language versions.
The PSAs are part of the cable's industry's $250 million-
campaign to educate consumers about parental controls
which kicked into high gear this week with the distribution
to participating cable networks and cable systems of new
Public Service Announcements (PSAs). More than 100
cable networks, and multiple systems operators serving more
than 85 percent of cable subscribers, have agreed to air the
"Take Control" spots that have been produced as part of the
initiative.


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Cedric The Entertainer: Honey Mooning Urban Style
by Rych McCain

This has been an active year for one of show business's
most popular and loveable comic/acting personalities,
Cedric The Entertainer. He opened the New Year as he has
for the last couple of Super Bowls with his ever-popular
"Bud Light" commercials. He was a mafia styled, hip-hop'
record company mogul in the MGM Pictures film "Be
Cool, opposite John Travolta. His new film The
Honeymooners (Paramount Pictures) is a remake the classic .. :
1950' s, CBS-TV sitcom. The original cast starred the late
comic great Jackie Gleason as Ralph Kramden, the late
Audrey Meadows as his wife Alice, the late Art Carney as
his best pal, Ed Norton and Joyce Randolph (the only sur- I
viving member), as Norton's wife Trixie.
The film version gives this famous sitcom an urban spin .
with Ced as Ralph Kramden, Gabrielle Union as his wife-
Alice, Mike Epps as his best pal Norton and Regina Hall as
Norton's wife Trixie. Some of the media "purists" i.e., those
resistant to traditional change, have questioned the choice of
a black cast to revive "The Honeymooners" urban style. Cedric the Entertainer (Photo @2005 Andre' B.
Ced' responds, "I haven't heard that except from maybe Murray/A Ber Agency Photo)
one reporter. But for the most part, I really didn't hear that. When I said I was going to play this role, people
seemed to be really receptive of it thinking, OK, yeah, that makes since, Ced would make a good Ralph
Kramden. For those that are kind of against that; these are people who for what ever reason, loved Jackie
Gleason and don't see going into the modern times with it."
Ced got involved with this project through producer David T. Friendly with whom he did the smash Martin
Lawrence comedy Big Momma's House. Plus Paramount Pictures wanted to do something with him and they
figured he was the one to believably bring Ralph Kramden to the big screen. How much of the film was shot
in Ireland? Ced reflexes, "We shot a lot of the movie in Ireland. We were there for about two and a half months
and came back and did about two and a half weeks in New York to wrap it around and tie it all together. Did
they run into any of the Catholics vs. Protestants violence? "Not in Dublin where we were, but there is still
some stuff going on in Northern Ireland in the Belfast area but even that was pretty chilled when we were
there."
Ced had high praises for the other cast members whose chemistry merged into a harmonious synchroniza-
tion. He and Mike Epps really clicked as on screen best friends.
Ced lights up, "Mike Epps was brought to the movie early on like myself. I thought he was the perfect cast.
He really is that kind of wild, off-the-cuff, Art Carney type of character. That's the way he is in real life so he
was able to just kind of play it up. We had a great time working together and are definitely looking for other
projects to work on in the future."
Ced has his own production company A Bird and A Bear Entertainment which produced The Johnson
Family Vacation. He will began shooting The Cleaner with Lucy Liu for New Line Cinema in July. "We are
going to have a good time shooting this movie. It's kind of a fun version of The Bourne Supremacy where I'm
a character who thinks I'm a government cleaner or hit man and I'm really just a janitor.
Ced founded the Cedric The Entertainer Charitable Foundation, which provides scholarships and outreach
to enhance the lives of inner-city youth and their families in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. He plans to
expand the foundation to provide similar programs nationally.


Wassup in Hollywood
by Rych McCain
The Honeymooners (Paramount Pictures), star-
ring Cedric The Entertainer, Mike Epps, Regina
Hall and Gabrielle Union opened recently. For those
of you who weren't alive during early 50's; the origi-
nal Honeymooners was a CBS-TV show that started
as skits on the Jackie Gleason Show and became a
sitcom that lasted for five seasons from 1952 to 1957.
The big screen version used an all black to put a mod-
em urban spin on it. This film starts a little slow but
builds up as bus driver Ralph Kramden (Cedric The
E), concocts several "get-rich-quick," schemes that
fall short of the mark. Eventually, he makes some-
thing work and even then he misses out.
Mike Epps makes a very believable Ed Norton,
while Regina Hall (Trixie Norton) and Gabrielle
Union (Alice Kramden), round out a cast that appears
to gel well on screen. The one doesn't have a lot in the
way of action, suspense and intrigue but it is a flick
that you and yours can enjoy with a few chuckles here
and there.
"Shock-Jock Diva," Wendy Williams will. be
releasing a CD she put together of her favorite artists
covering hip-hop and R&B. The disc, entitled,
WENDY WILLIAMS BRINGS THE HEAT VOL 1. It
will be released on Virgin Records June 28th. Funny
man Steve Harvey did his final show as the morning
drive host on KKBT-FM "The Beat," in LA last
Friday, May 20th. It was a very emotional show as star
after star called in their love and support for Harvey.
It will be extremely hard for "The Beat" to replace
Harvey who brought so many entertaining angles to
the table via his quick wit, interviewing style and abil-
ity to keep the broadcast party jumping.
IME Records artist Shanice is back with a new
album entitled, "Every Woman Dreams. Look for an
August release. If you are in Miami on Memorial Day
weekend, rappers Twista and The Speedknot Mobstaz
will be headlining the weekend "Jump-Off, Sunday,
May 29th at the Marlin Hotel from 3-10pm. Rapper
"Jacka," who is out solo from his group Mob Figaz,
is criss-crossing the country promoting his new
release "The Jack Artist." VJ/DJ's Sway and King
Tech will release a new CD "Back 2 Basics, on
Universal Music.
Keep the self-respect flowing and pass it on!
Rych
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Week; Five Major Storms Predicted


According. to the
National Oceanic and
Atmospheric
Administration, the East and
Gulf coasts can expect
another hard hurricane sea-
son, The report said that the
Atlantic will have 12 to 15
tropical storms, seven to
nine of them will become
hurricanes, and three to five
of those hurricanes will be
major with winds up to 111
mph.
The Emergency
Preparedness Educational
Institute (EPEI) said that a
majority of people living in
the affected areas lack a
plan to prepare for a hurri-
cane and what to do after the
aftermath of the storms. A
checklist is provided:
Have a 3-day supply of
clothes, supplies, food and
water, batteries, cleaning
supplies, medicine, cash,
portable radio
*Make sure your gaso-
line tank is as full as possi-
ble.
*Have alternate shelter


plans if you cannot remain
home because of flooding,
damage, etc.
*Plan ahead what type of
meals you can serve if you
have no power and purchase
food supplies appropriately
*Buy an inexpensive
power Inverter that you can
plug into your car cigarette
lighter to create enough
house electricity to power
light duty appliances such as
a fan or battery charger
*.Make sure you have a
current picture I.D. to gain
access to your home or busi-
ness locations'
Notify family members
outside of area if you go to a
shelter.
*Check outside of home,
roof, walls, chimney etc and
see if it all appears safe
before entering if you left.
*Open closets and cup-
boards carefully and watch
for falling objects
Check operation of sep-
tic system if you have one
*When resetting circuit
breakers, wear dry, rubber


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including areas where chil-
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*Use bleach with water
(1 cup of bleach to 5 gallons
of water) and other disinfec-
tants to neutralize bacteria
"Last year following the
devastating hurricane season
over 63% of those affected
did not have a plan in place
that covered these items
resulting in a delay in recov-
ery efforts," said Beren. "It
cannot be emphasized
enough that preparation for
after one of these deadly
storms is just as critical as
preparing for the storm."
Additional information
on the Emergency
Preparedness Educational
Institute and preparation
steps may be obtained at
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NOTICES
BROWN-Isabel D., died
May 21, 2005.
COLEMAN-Charles,
died May 20, 2005.
CURRY-Alfred, died
May 21, 2005.
DENNARD-Althena,
died May 24, 2005.
Alphonso West
Mortuary, Inc.
DURHAM-Steven T.,
died May 22, 2005. A. B.
Coleman Mortuary, Inc.
HACKSHAW-Davis J.,
died May 22, 2005. A. B.
Coleman Mortuary, Inc.
HENDERSON-Johnny
L., died May 22, 2005. A.
B. Coleman Mortuary,
Inc.
JACKSON-Andrew,
died May 19, 2005.
KENNEDY-Lawrence
E., 66, died May 17,
2005.
KARUS-John A., died
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PAYNE-Tomysia, died
May 18, 2005.
ROBERTS-Kenneth,
died May 18, 2005.
Alphonso West
Mortuary, Inc.
STEELE- Kathie died
May 18. 2005.
STEWARD-Louise,
died May 22, 2005.
STROUD-Michele, died
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STUBBS-Betty E., died
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Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community
Events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area.i

BRIDGE TOURNAMENT-The Gate City Players
Duplicate Bridge Club will host a Grade "A" bridge
tournament at the Clarion Airport Hotel from May 27 to
May 29. The Club is a member of the American Bridge
Assoc., Inc. (ABA), located in Atlanta, Ga. and founded
in 1934. The local president is Marion A. Gregory.
Tournament co-chairs are Mmes. Demetral Wester and
,Doris Swinton. The Grade "A" is the organization's
third highest-ranking duplicate bridge tournament, pre-
ceded. by Sectional and national tournaments, respec-
tively. Interested persons may call (904) 744-0567.
PLAN FOR 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF MILLION
MAN MARCH-From Unity To Loyalty, Inc. invite
adults, children, groups, churches and organizations to
travel with them to Washington, D.C. on October 7,
2005 for the 10th Anniversary of the Million Man
march. For information contact Andr'e X Neal or James
Evans Muhammad at (904) 768-2778 or (904) 768-
3332.
POST PRODUCTION CELEBRATION-The Public
is invited to join FreshMinistries and NCCJ in a post
production celebration for Jacksonville's spiritually
uplifting film "Bridges of Peace", a film premiered dur-
ing Super Bowl week. The film recognizes the commu-
nity's unity through appreciation of its diversity. A
screening and reception will be held at 6:00 p.m. on
Thursday, June 2 at Henrietta's at 9th and Main Streets.
The public can also enjoy the first public screening of
the independent short film "The Lagoon" produced and
filmed in Jacksonville by a Douglas Anderson School of
The Arts alumni.
FROM BE-BOP TO HIP HOP-The Journey: From
Be-Bop to Hip Hop, a musical benefit for the Rhoda L.
Martin Cultural Heritgae Center of Jacksonville Beach,
Fla., will be held on Saturday, June 4, at the Nathan H.
Wilson Center of the Arts at FCCJ-South Campus. A
stellar cast of Jacksonville's most talented entertainers
will have the audience dancing to the sounds of Al
Green, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Prince, Otis
Redding, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Gladys
Knight, Luther Vandross, Patti Labelle, Earth, Wind &
Fire and others. A VIP reception begins at 6:00 p.m., a
storytelling session and Silent Auction at 7:00 p.m., and
The Journey begins at 8:00 p.m. For more information
call Mabel Bass (904) 241-6923, Lillie Sullivan (904)
249-2422, or Brenna Durden (904) 737-2020.
SEASON FINALE-The Ritz Chamber Players, with
special guest players from the Amelia Island Chamber
Music Festival, will perform their Season Finale on
Friday, June 3 at the Times-Union Center for the
Performing Arts/Terry Theatre. For ticket price and
other information call the Jacksonville Symphony Box
Office at 354-5547 or vist ritzchamberplayers.org.
GRADUATION-The graduating class bf Saint Thomas
Christian College will hold Commencement Exercises
at 2:00 p.m. on May 28 in the Riverside
Auditorium,located at 2.165 Park St.
GED/ABE PROGRAMS-Community
Connections/A.L.Lewis Adult Studies Program will
conduct Summer session classes for the GED and ABE
programs at the Florence N. Davis Center, located at
325 East Duval St. Applications are now being accepted
for the summer semester GED and ABE classes. GED
classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30
a.m. until 12:30 p.m. ABE classes are held on Tuesdays
and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Both pro-
grams are free and offered to persons 18 and older. For
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Theme:James Weldon Johnson- Diplomat and Activist

The 8th Annual James Weldon Johnson Festival Task Force invites the
community to celebrate the legacy of Jacksonville's Renaissance man,
James Weldon Johnson., The festival sites include the Jacksonville
Hilton Hotel, LaVilia School of the Performing Arts, and the Johnson
birthplace site, Lee and Houston Streets. The theme is James Weldon
Johnson: Diplomat and Activist. The festival will take place on June 3,
4, and 5, 200 at the Jacksonville Hilton Hotel 1201 Riverplace Blvd.

The JWJ Festival offers excellent public programs that offer cultural, social,
and educational opportunities for.' everyone. Officials of the United States
Department of the Interior's National Park Service observed that: "The forums
and activities available to the public were of high quality and the festival has
the potential of becoming a great event for our local community and beyond."

The JWJ Festival was created by, Matriarch Sharon Coon, founder, producer
and artistic director of Tots 'N' Teens Theatre, Inc., and the JWJ National Arts
Institute. The festival's mission is to preserve the rich cultural heritage of
James Weldon Johnson, a native of Jacksonville, whose talent, genius, and
intellect were nurtured here in our beautiful city on the St. Johns River. This
event is in remembrance of'James Lee Coon, Jr., a gentleman and a scholar,
who had a vision for the social and cultural uplifting of all humankind.

A variety of events are planned to honor the legacy of James Weldon Johnson
these events include: Symposium Presentations, Opening Reception/Gallery
Talk, the inaugural of John Rosamond Johnson Piano Competition, Blessing
of the Children and Inspiring Young Minds, Public Forum, Founder's
Luncheon, JWJ Gala Awards Dinner, James Weldon Johnson Heritage Trail
and Celebrate LaVilla: An Outdoor Summer Musical Concert.

This year teachers from Duval County can earn six points per day for inde-
pendent study. Contact the professional development department for forms
(904) 348-7807. Teacher from other counties contact your professional devel-
opment department for information on how you can earn points.
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JACKSONVILLE TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
RE:'FY 2005 Section 5307 Formula Grant


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ESTIMATED.APPORTIONMENT $13.563,596
RECIPIENT: Jacksonville Transportation Authority

Notice is hereby given that the Jacksonville Transportation Authority
I.' (JTA) is providing an opportunity for a public hearing to consider its
Amended FY 2004/2005 Program of Projects from which federal funds
are being requested from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
Funding is generally available on an 80t20 matching basis between
federal and local'sources. The public is encouraged to comment on any
and all projects listed below.
Vehicles with Associated Equipment $ 1,388,889
Facility Improvements. 887,088
Shop Equipment 50,000
Misc Support Eqyipment 118,113
Computer Hardware ,, 1,278,222
Computer Sofrtware 1,199,445
Bus Slop Signage& 8 Poles 222,223
Transit Salellite Transfer Amenilies 893,529
Enhancement Projects 102,023
Larnd A.cqu,-iiton ". .. "388,889
Cmmuniiai ,n Equipment 760,954
Commuriication System 111,112
Preventative Maintenance 2,516,519
Paratransit Service 750,000
Mobility Access Plan ... ,...
Financial .evew ua\ ,':i i i '. 250,000 ,
Management Review Audit 380 000
Strategic Planning Study 314.446
Skyway Service Vehicles 44 445
Skywvay Snap E quipmnt 38.
Skyway Compuler Hardware 161 112,,, -'
Sy,*ay Computer Sotrrare ., 61 111 .
S Skyway Security Equipmeni '; 333.334 '
Skyway Mis', Support Equipment 1' .. 111,112 .
Skyway Enhanc:ement Project 55,555
Skyway -ehao Line Equipment 166,667
Skywayt Program Administration 222,223
Skyway Satellite Transfer Amenities 11,112
Svvay Fa.:iliy Impro..nienuRehaO Elations 166,666
'y.-ay PrevEnlative M.lainlenance '. 2,5600,000;., "-
CTC Misc. Support. Equipment 27,778
CTC Computer Hardware 277,778
CTC Computer Software 177,778
CTC Preventative Maintenance 437 500
Total Projects: $16,954,513
Persons wishing to testify on this subject must notify the JTA in writing
before 5 p.m. on June 27, 2005. If a request is received by the stated
time, a public hearing will be scheduled and the public notified. Mail
requests to:
Public Hearing, Section 5307 Grant
Jacksonville Transportation Authority
Post Office Drawer "0"
Jacksonville, Florida 32203


These projects will be coordinated through the Transportation Improve-
ment Program (TIP) and Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) of the
First Coast Metropolitan Planning Organization (FCMPO) for the Jack-
sonville Urbanized Area. No business displacements are expected to
occur as a result of project implementation. These projects will have no
substantial harmful effects on the environment, nor will they adversely
affect service levels to the elderly or disabled. Details of the Program of
Projects are posted in the JTA Lobby at 100 North Myrtle Avenue
through June 27, 2005 during normal business hours. This notice will
constitute the final publication unless the Program of Projects is
amended.
Kenneth R. Holton
Manager of Capital Programming and Grants
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Local Student Among 250 Selected


For Gamma Boule' Achievement Award


Attorney Cornell Leverette Moore (left), guest speak-
er for the Gamma Beta Boule', Sigma Pi Phi
Fraternity, Inc. Annual High Potential Youth
Recognition Program and Harold A. Davis.
JACKSONVILLE. Fla. -- Harold Alexander Dat is.
son of Mr. &. Mrs. Harold Eugene Da\is and Phyllis
Bell-Dax is. \\as one of 250 students \\ho recei ed recog-
nition for outstanding academic achievement for the
2004-05 school \ear.
The Gamma Beta Boule. Sigma Pi Phi Fraterniry. Inc.
recognized these students at their Annual High Potential
"Youth Recognition Program, held recently at Florida
Community College. South Campus. This is Harold's
second award from the Fraternity.
Harold. a rising senior in the International
Baccalaureate Diploma program at Paxon School for
Advanced Studies (PSAS). is a member of the PSAS
National Honor SocierN and the Beta Club.
He is an active member of the Teen Nlinistrm at
Cherry Street Church of Christ. and is also a jazz pianist.
and a junior docent and employee \with the Cumminer
Museum of Art and Gardens.
Harold has distinguished himself as a member of
Who's Who Among American High School Students and
the National Honor Roll. Upon graduation in 2006.
Harold \\ ill pursue a degree in aerospace engineering.
The Fraternity honors high achie\ ing students from
Duial Count. public and private schools \\ho scored at
the 90th percentile or higher on a national standardized
test and scored at achievement level 4 or higher on
Florida Comprehensile Assessment Test i FCAT).
The fraternity has been honoring students since 1985.
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academic achiex ement and trophies or medallions
During the program, o\er $ 22ii,00 in scholarships-
were offered b\ arious'. collees and uni erllites. as
well as. bh the Frateinit\. to 12th grade tutdents who
received a composite -score of III110 or higher on the
Scholastic Aptitude Test iS.\T I.
Colleges and tili ersities that participated in the
program, as well as past programs. include the
Uni\ersit\ of North Florida, Edw ard waters s College.
Bethune-Cookman College. Florida Communit\
College at Jacksonix lle. Florida .-\A&M Uniersit\.
Hampton Universit,,. Florida Nlemonrial UIniersit\.
Jacksonm ille Lini\ersit\ and Uni\ersit\ of Florida.
The speaker for the e\ent \\as Cornell Lexerette
Moore, Esq., the grand sire archon-elect Signa Pi
Phi Fraternit., \ ho encouraged the students to take
advantage of his "10 Be's plus one". w\ which included
be fair, be available, be good. be honorable, be
human, be kno\n,. be needed, be read\. be respon-
sixe, be \ourself and be humble.
Sigma Pi Phi Fraternirt. Inc.. is the country's old-
est African American fraternity. Unlike most fraterni-
ties \\ which \ou can common\ identify. Sigma Pi Phi
selects its membership from male college graduates
x\\ho are recognized as outstanding achie\ers and
productive citizens. On June 9. 1984. Sigma Pi Phi
Fraternity. Inc.. officially called Gamnma Beta Boule
as its 74th subordinate chapter.


Jonathan Clark:
An Eighteen Year Old Miracle
High School graduat-
ing senior Jonathan
Clark's mother NIits.
Hester Clark recalls that
l hen J.onathan \\as just a
fe\\ months old he need-
ed a li\er transplant and Jonathan Clark
\were it not for the rall ing financial support of the
United States community and the fact that she and
her husband JlA Executixe Director John Clark
would not gixe up, the\ might not have had the Jo\,-
ous family celebration last week. The families of
both Mr. and MNrs. Clark traveled to Jackson ille to
join in the jo\ of Jonathan's graduation from
Mandarin High.
Nirs. Clark states. "Some people keep photos of
their children's milestones in their wallet. I prefer


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Miracle

(Continued From Cover)


news articles.
Eighteen years ago USA
TODAY ran an article on
the front-page article
regarding Bill Cosby's
help for my critically ill
baby.
They' were aided by
NFL players, Rev. Jesse
Jackson and then Bill
SCosby heard about our
plight.


Jonathan received the
liver of a five-month old.
baby from the Anaheim,
CA area.
It saved his life.
Jonathan is a good kid.
Last week they did a fol-
low up story on his high
school graduation! To
God Be The Glory!"
Jonathan Clark who
will be attending Hampton
University with a cousin in
the fall had the wonderful
pleasure of meeting Bill
Cosby when he performed
in Jacksonville awhile


back.
Even today he voices


great appreciation.
Jonathan will be study-


ing Aviation at Hampton
University, of course!


Calling All Tasteful Kids


(NAPSI)-How often
does a tasteful personality,
the ability to distinguish a
strawberry pop. from a
raspberry pop in just one
lick or a desire to create a
zany new flavor, land. you
a dream job? Well, now a
contest is allowing kids
who have these or similar
sweet credentials to learn
the tricks of the trade from


a world-famous ice cream
maker's flavor team.
To celebrate the 100th
anniversary of the frozen
pop, Nestl6 Ice Cream is
launching a nationwide
search for kids to try out
for a chance to "Be a
Frozen Pop Flavorologist"
for a day. Ten of the most
"flavorful" kids in the U.S.
will be invited on an all-


Three Duval Student Chalk Up Perfect Attendance


When the rains came
down, Matthew Lloyd
Herrera went to school.
When Christa Karen Mann
didn't feel well, she still
went to school. Even when
the dreaded semester final
exam waited for her,
Valerie Michelle Norton
went to school.
Each of these three
Duval County Public
Schools students missed
.not a single day for 12
years, from first through


12th grades.
That's 2,160 days that
each attended school with-
out a single absence. In
fact, Mann and Herrera
had perfect attendance in
kindergarten, too--for a
total of 2,340 days.
Like the U.S. Mail car-
riers, neither rain nor sleet
nor gloom of mid-
December mornings kept
these three from their
appointed classroom--


Duval School Bands Receive Top
Seven Duval County public high schools were stand-
outs at the state music assessments recently.
In the state band music performance assessments, the
Baldwin High School band received an "Excellent" rat-
ing. The band from Mandarin High received a "Superior"
rating.
In the state chorus assessments, five high schools
received top marks, including:
Douglas Anderson School of the Arts

Concert Chdrus Excellent

Concert Choir Superior

Concert Chorale Superior

Chorale Women Superior

First Coast High School

Combined Women Excellent

Men Superior


Concert Choir Superior


though last fall's three hur-
ricanes might have given
them a second thought or
two.
All three graduated this
week; their attendance
records intact.
Herrera graduated
from First Coast High,
Mann from Fletcher High
and Norton from Paxon
School for Advanced
Studies.
On June 7, they will be


recognized at the Duval
County School Board's
regular meeting.
Representatives of
Jacksonville United
Against Truancy also will
be on hand to present each
student with a gift certifi-
cate.
For additional media
information, contact
Donna Cobb, Coordinator
for Attendance Services,
(904) 390-2093.


Marks During State Competition


Chamber Singers Superior

Fletcher High School

Women's Chorus Excellent

Mixed Choir Superior

Ladies Chamber Choir Superior

Terry Parker High School

Chorale Excellent

Chamber Singers Superior

Girls Chamber Singers Superior

Wolfson High School

Chorus Excellent

For additional information, contact Patsy Butterbrodt,
District Music Resource Teacher, (904) 390-2140.


expense-paid trip to visit
the top secret flavor lab-
never before open to the
public-at the company's
ice cream factory in
Bakersfield, California
where they will sample
one of the tastiest jobs in
America. Each child will
have an opportunity to
learn the cool science
behind frozen pops, put
their taste buds to .the test
on a variety of outlandish
flavors (including hot bub-
blegum .and macaroni &
cheese) and sample their
very own flavor creations.
Submissions should
include:
1. Their idea for the
world's coolest frozen pop
(including a clever name and
a unique flavor).
2. A "flavorful" resume,
explaining why they are qual-
ified for the position.
Contestants must be
residents of the United
States and between the
ages of 6-12 as of April 4,
2005. Complete contest
details anid entry forms
will be available at
www.IceCream.com.
Submissions may be sent
to: Frozen Pop
Flavorologist, Nestl6 Ice
Cream, 5929 College
Avenue, Oakland, CA
94618.
All entries must be
postmarked by July 22,
2005. Ten winners will be
selected (based on the cre-
ativity, originality, enthu-
siasm and appeal of their
entries) and notified the
week of August 8, 2005. In
October 2005, winners
will be invited to .the
Nestl6 Ice Cream Factory
to be a "Flavorologist" for
a day. Each winner will
receive a $500 U.S.
Savings Bond and a year's
supply of Nestld kids
frozen snacks.




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4. "1 Thing" Amerie (Columbia) No. 5
5. "What Happens Tomorrow" Duran Duran (Epic) No. 8
6. "Since U Been Gone" Kelly Clarkson (RCA) No. 4
7. "We Belong Together" Mariah Carey (Island) New
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8. "Lonely" Akon (SRC Universal) No. 7
9. "Speed of Sound" Coldplay (Capitol) New Entry
10. "Collide" Howie Day (Epic) No. 9
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(Arista Nashville) Last Week: No. 2
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3. "Gone" Montgomery Gentry (Columbia) No. 1
4. "My Give a Damn's Busted" Jo Dee Messina (Curb)
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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-
munity in the hopes of keeping our community safe.
BATTERY TO A PREGNANT WOMAN-On Monday,
May 23, 2005 at 5:31 p.m. a police officer responded to
7844 Gregory Drive in reference to battery to a pregnant
woman (victim). Upon arrival, police officer met with the
victim who stated that she and her live- in friend (sus-
pect), of three years, have one child together, and got into
a verbal altercation over a girl's phone number being in
his cell phone. She said during the argument she went into
the bathroom and the suspect followed her in an effort to
make her talk. She said he wduld not let her leave the
bathroom, and she pushed him in an attempt to leave. She
told the police officer that the suspect got very angry and
threw her across the room causing her head to strike the
dresser. He then shoved her down onto the bed. and began
to choke her. He refused to let her leave. She tried to call
the police. He then jerked the phone cord out of the wall
and told her to just leave. She went to her parent's house
and called the police. The police officer made contact with
the suspect who stated that he did have an argument with
the victim and blocked the doorway to prevent her from
leaving. Also he said that the victim pushed him in an
attempt to leave and he threw her across the room and
choked her out of anger. He told the police officer that he
knew she was eleven weeks pregnant with their child, but
he was just angry at the time. The victim was given all
domestic pamphlets and advised of a safe house. The sus-
pect was read his rights, arrested and taken to jail.
THEFT OF GAS-On Monday, May 23, 2005 at 7:07 p.m.
a police officer responded to a theft of gas call at a
Kangaroo Gas Station located at 2688 Old Middleburg
Rd. Upon arrival, police officer met with the store clerk
who reported a gas drive off. The store clerk stated that
the suspect pumped gas into his truck and fled the
Kangaroo Gas Station without paying for the gas. The
store clerk, a black male, identified the suspect as being a
black male with long "dreadlocks, height 5'10", weight
165 lb, no shirt, black shorts, and clean shaven," driving a
1998 Brown Ford, F-series, Florida license plate
GG6IVWI. The police officer checked the tag number given
by store clerk; NCIC reported that the tag was not on file.
NO ADULT HOME, JUVENILES FIGHT-On
Monday, May 23, 2005 at 9:15 p.m. a police officer was
dispatched to 5533 Huwood Ave. to investigate a report of
several juv eniles fighting. Upon arrival, police officer met
with the mother (victiim # 1 ), who stated that while she was
away some juveniles were at her home arguing and fight-
ing her 16-year-old daughter (victim #2). One of the juve-
niles involved in the argument and fighting was a black
male who broke her lii ing room window and coffee table.
Her daughter told the police officer that she did not know
the suspects and had no idea where the suspects may live.
The police officer conducted a canvass of the neighbor-
hood and could not locate any witnesses or additional evi-
dence. The mother and daughter were given a victim serv-
ices card.
BUSTED WHILE DRIVING AND SMOKING MAR-
IJUANA-On Monday, May 23, 2005 at 11:00 p.m.,
police officers observed a vehicle traveling south in the
2700 blockof Moncrief Rd. The officers observed that the
vehicle did not have a license plate affixed to the rear of
the vehicle. The police officers initiated a traffic stop of
the vehicle for the infraction. Upon making contact with
the occupants of ihe vehiclee they detected a strong odorof
burnt marijuana coming from inside the passenger com-
partment. In addition the officers observed loose marijua-
na on one of the passengers (suspect's) shirt. The occu-
pants were asked to step from the vehicle in order to con-
duct a search of the vehicle. Inside the glove compartment
Officers found a small amount of loose marijuana inside a
paper napkin. The suspects were read their rights. Both
suspects stated that they were smoking marijuana but nei-
ther claimed ownership of the marijuana. Both suspects
Were arrested and taken to jail.


Man Steals $120,000

Quarter By Quarter

MOUNT CLEIllENS, Mich. A former parking
meter attendant accused of stealing $120,000 quarter
by quarter-- has pleaded guilty to embezzlement and has
promised to pay most of it back.
Vincent J. Howard agreed in court Tuesday to repay
$70,000 within 30 days and $30,000 more over the. two
years that he will be on probation.
Macomb County Circuit Judge Richard Caretti also
ordered the 50-year-old Howard to spend six months on
an electronic tether.


Howard, who worked- for' the Detroit suburb of
N Mount Clemens for 23 years, was arrested last year after
police raided his home and found thousands of dollars in
coins. They also found $500 in Howard's car and $2,000
in' a city-owned car he used on his rounds.
"He said he took $500 every two weeks for 10 years
* to pay bills," said county Assistant Prosecutor Steve
' Steinhardt. "But I think he used the money to more than'
supplement his income."
Howard now works' as a $9-an-hour laborer for a
*i fence company,


Your Weekly Horoscope
(MAY 28, 2005-JUNE 3, 2005)


ARIES (March 21 to
April 19) 'You
find yourself
winging it this
week. That's
because you're not really
sure what to do with a cer-
tain project. Relax; your
charm wins the day.
TAURUS (April 20 to
May 20) Someone close to
you says some-
thing that doesn't
sit well with you.
However, it does
get you motivated to make
some changes. Ultimately,
they're for your own good..
GEMINI (May 21 to
June 20) You're going to
have to go it alone m
this week. It's just
not the time to ask
others for help.
Later in the week, take some
down time by yourself.
CANCER (June 21 to
July 22) It's not like you to
be uneasy in a
social setting. Yet,
this week, you
find that happen-
ing. Rely on that close friend
to bolster your confidence.
LEO (July 23 to
August 22) It's a
good week to
remember to take
things one at a
time. Tackling too many
tasks at once is a recipe for
failure. Remember to focus
on what's positive .as
opposed to the negative.
VIRGO (August 23
to September 22) Things
are fine at work
T \\here colleagues
are concerned. It's
a different story,
though, at home. Don't'
allow family, members who
are itching for a fight to get
to you.
LIBRA (September
23 to October 22) The
weekend is fine for traveling
and/or entertaining.


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However, you
must first get that
desk cleaned up. -
A co-worker is
happy to help.
SCORPIO (October
S23 to
rF- ; November 21)
Go with your gut
where your career
is concerned. It's never
steered you wrong.
Naysayers want to stand in
your way; don't let them.
SAGITTARIUS
(Noe ember 22 to
December 21)
You may believe
you've reached a
suitable agree- .
ment with someone, but
that's not really true. This
person ultimately reneges.
Swing into action on your
own.
CAPRICORN
(December 22
to January 19)
It's a week of
champagne tastes
and beer pockets. Instead of,
indulging your every whim,
think about the big picture.
You need to watch those
expenses.
AQUARIUS
(January 20 to
February 18)
You're going to
have to hold on
tight this week! Things are
happening very, very quick-
ly. This is true both at home
and on the job.
PISCES (February
19 to March 20) You're
happy when
everyone around
Syou seems to
agree with you.
Later in the week, though, a
minor obstacle stymies your
progress. A calm demeanor
will get you through this.
CELEBRITY
BIRTHDAYS; Gary
Bonds, June 6; Liam
California Woman
Arrested For Having
Crowded Car
NEWHALL, Calif. --A
woman was arrested after
the California Highway
Patrol officer who pulled
her car over found nine
people crammed
inside,including two chil-
dren in the trunk."I have
never heard of this," said
Officer Wendy Hahn.
"There was no room left in
the car, so she puts two of
the kids in the trunk. We're
trying to get people to
buckle up, and this is what
we find."
Lavern Dunlap, 35, of
Glendora, was pulled over
about 8 p.m. Friday after
another driver reported
seeing a woman closing
the trunk of her Toyota
Corolla with two children
inside as the vehicle sat
parked on a shoulder.
Dunlap told the officer
she was heading to her.sis-
ter's house in Palmdale,
about a 60-mile trip. The
officer discovered a 15-
year-old boy and a 10-
year-old girl in the trunk,
four children in the back
seat, an adult in the front
passenger seat with a child'
on her lap and Dunlap
behind the wheel. No one


was wearing a seat belt,
she said. Dunlap was
booked .on suspicion of
child cruelty and was
released. She is scheduled
to appear next month in
court.


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Bush, June 8;
Portman, June
Lipinski, June


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10; Joe


Montana, June 11; George
H.W. Bush, June 12.
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B-CC Softball Wins



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Shaq On Patrol As



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Lauren McCoy


Christina Trimble
GAINESVILLE How
do you top earning an at-
large bid to the NCAA
regional? Winning it defi-
nitely works.
The Bethune-Cookman
College softball team's
Cinderella run continued
Sunday as the lady Wildcats
downed South Florida'5-2 to
win the Gainesville regional


Amber Jackson


Tiffany Bowser


hosted by the University of
Florida. B-CC went 3-0 in
the tournament and never
trailed.
B-CC (49-17) will face
fourth-seeded Texas in
Austin next weekend for a
berth in the College Softball
World Series.
Overcoming five errors,
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from Lauren McCoy, who
maintained control of the
game by getting out a pre-
carious bases-loaded, one-
out jam in the fifth inning.
She held USF (42-28) score-
less the final six innings.
B-CC jumped out to a 3-
0 first inning lead when
Amber Jackson scored on a
wild pitch and Rachel
Kilbert stroked a two-out
single that brought in
Andrea Thomas and Capree
Williams.
The Bulls closed to 3-2
in the bottom of the first, but
could come no closer.
B-CC added insurance
runs in the sixth and seventh
when Christina Trimble
scored on Melanie Johnson's
sacrifice fly and Tiffany
Bowser scored on Thomas'
groundout.


MIAMI He's Shaquille
O'Neal, basketball star and
undercover officer.
The 7-foot-1, 325-pound
Miami Heat center, who has
a fascination with law
enforcement, was recently
sworn in as a U.S. deputy
marshal. He spent six hours
on a Saturday afternoon
with Miami Beach police
investigators helping with
cases.
O'Neal has joined a
Department of Justice task
force that tracks down sexu-
al predators who target chil-
dren on the Internet.
He is becoming familiar
with the techniques and soft-
ware that officers use to
track down the predators,
said Miami Beach Police
Chief Don De Lucca. And


Venus Wins First Tournament Of 2005


ISTANBUL, Turkey -
Venus Williams won her
first title in a year, defeating
Nicole Vaidisova 6-3, 6-2 in
strong wind and drizzle
Saturday to win the Istanbul


Cup and boost her confi-
dence for the French Open
that starts Monday.
It was the 32nd champi-
onship -- and seventh on
clay-- for Williams, and her


first since May 2004 at
Warsaw, Poland.
"It's great to win my first
tournament of the year,
especially on the eve of a
Grand Slam," said Williams.


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"I'm going to go into Roland
Garros with lots of confi-
dence, and after four good
matches on clay."
Williams, seeded first,
was playing in her first final
since February. She won the
first four games of the match
and had little trouble against
the 16-year-old Czech, who
was seeded second.
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prepa-
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I had the opportunity to play
with different kinds of play-
ers," Williams said.


he spends countless hours
on his home computer, log-
ging into the police network
and learning the ropes.
"I put a lot into it, and
when I am done playing, I
plan on going undercover
and then being the sheriff or
chief of police somewhere,
either Miami or Orlando, I
don't know yet," O'Neal said
recently.
After being traded from
the Los Angeles Lakers to
Miami, O'Neal contacted
Miami Beach police about
becoming a reserve officer.
He drops by the depart-


TAMPA, Fla. The
Super Bowl is headed back
to Tampa in 2009. The city
was selected to host the NFL
title game for.the.fourth time
Wednesday, beating out
three other finalists --
,Atlanta, Houston and Miami
--vying for the league's
showcase event.
In addition to being
armed with a proposal offi-
cials felt was stronger than
packages that landed Super
Bowls in 1984, 1991 and
2001, Tampa's bid also got a
crucial boost from the fami-
ly of Buccaneers owner
Malcolm Glazer.
"We could not have done
it without the Glazers. We
'just want to thank them for
everything they have done,"
Tampa mayor Pam lorio said
in Washington, D.C., where
NFL owners are meeting
this week. V


Tampa's presentation
focused on Florida's balmy
weather, the region's track
record in hosting the title
game and an enhancement
package that included free
access to golf courses and
game-day financial commit-
ments.
The Glazers worked
behind the scenes, making


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ment regularly for one-on-
one instruction, speaks to De
Lucca at least once a week,
and is a few training hours
shy of being certified to
make arrests, conduct search
warrants and carry a .40-cal-
iber pistol.
O'Neal has been interest-
ed in law enforcement since
he was a teen. He was raised
by a stepfather who was an
Army sergeant. Two of his
uncles worked in law
enforcement.
While playing for the
Lakers, he went through the
police academy and became
a reserve officer with the
Los Angeles Port Police.
During the 2000 offsea-
son, he rode along with the
Orange County Sheriffs
Office in Florida. They
recovered three stolen cars
and made a handful of
arrests.
"Shaq's interest in police
work is very real," De Lucca
said. "He'd be a great under-
cover guy.


Jamal Lewis Making

Best Of Life In Prison
OWINGS MILLS, Md. -
While the Baltimore
Ravens conducted a passing
camp this week, running
back Jamal Lewis prepared
for the 2005 NFL season
within the barb-wired walls
of a Florida prison camp.
Lewis is scheduled to
complete a four-month sen-
tence next week, then must
fulfill a two-month term at a Jamal Lewis
halfway house in Atlanta.
It's the punishment he received after pleading guilty in
October to using a cell phone to try to set up a cocaine deal
in 2000.
Instead of wallowing in self-pity, Lewis, the 2003 NFL
Offensive Player of the Year, has embarked on a quest to
improve his body and mind.
"I'm looking at a man that has grown as a person and also
has physically kept himself on top of his game," said Ravens
running back coach Matt Simon, who twice visited Lewis at
the federal prison in Pensacola. "As opposed to deteriorating
and treating this as a negative, I see how he's found a real
positive aspect of this experience. It's motivating. It's inspir-
ing."
On a typical day, Lewis wakes up before dawn and starts
work in the prison tool shop at 6 a.m. After his shift, which
consists .primarily of distributing and hauling equipment, he
diligently exercises his tender right ankle, which forced him
to miss two games last season and was surgically repaired in
January.


phone calls to fellow owners
and urging them to support
the community's effort.
Next season's Super
Bowl will be Feb. 5, 2006,
in Detroit, with the 2007
game in Miami, and the
2008 edition in a new stadi-
um being built in Glendale,
Ariz.


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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Competitive sealed proposals will be received by the St. Johns River Water
Management District, at 4049 Reid Street, Palatka, Florida 32177, until 2:00 p.m.,
Wednesday, June 22, 2005 and publicly opened at that time for:
PROPOSAL NO. SJ408RA
COLLECTION OF WATER QUALITY AND PLANKTON SAMPLES
IN THE UPPER ST. JOHNS RIVER BASIN
The Governing Board of the District is inviting sealed Proposals for collection of water
quality and plankton samples from sampling networks in the Upper St. Johns River
Basin, which will include a total of 48 sites located in marshes, swamps, canals, lakes,
and rivers.'The estimated budget for the first term of this project is $135,000.00. The
contract may be renewed for two (2) additional one (1) year terms contingent upon
approval by the Governing Board.
A NON-MANDATORY PRE-PROPOSAL CONFERENCE IS SCHEDULED FOR
10:00 A.M., TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2005
DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS
4049 REID STREET, PALATKA, FLORIDA 32177
The pre-pre-proposal conference is intended to provide Proposers the opportunity to
receive clarification of any requirement of this Request For Proposal.

Proposal packages may be obtained on or after May 25, 2005, by contacting
DemandStar by Onvia at www.demandstar.com or by calling (800) 711-1712.
Proposal packages may also be obtained from the District by calling Madeline
Northcutt, CPPB, Contracts Administrator, at (386) 329-4424. Proposers (here-
after "Respondent(s)") requesting packages through the District will be charged
copying and shipping/handling costs as stated at DemandStar by Onvia or as
provided for in Chapter 119, Fla. Stat., whichever is less.
Proposal packages will also be available at the Non-Mandatory pre-proposal con-
ference. Attendees may purchase these packages at that time for the cost as
stated at DemandStar by Onvia. The District requests that those interested in
purchasing a package at the pre-proposal meeting have a company or cashier's
check, made payable to the St. Johns River Water Management District, or, if
paying with cash, have the exact amount.
Proposals received after the day and time stated will not be considered and will
be returned to the Respondent unopened.
Proposals will be evaluated by a staff evaluation committee. The evaluation com-
mittee Will meet at District Headquarters at 10:00 a.m., July 8, 2005, to discuss
the evaluations. Following the evaluation process, contract negotiations may
commence with the respondent submitting the proposal most beneficial to the
District. After evaluations and/or negotiations have been completed, all respon-
dents will be notified in writing of the staff's intended recommendation to the
Governing Board at the August 9, 2005 meeting.
If, due to disability,-you require a special accommodation to participate in any
activity relating to this Request for Proposals, please contact Madeline Northcutt
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 spec-
ified herein.
The District reserves the right to reject any and all Proposals. The District also
reserves the right to waive any minor deviations in an otherwise valid Proposal,
and to accept the proposal that will be in the best interest of the District.
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
Letters of Inierest ..vil be recei...d by the St. Johns River Water Management District
(hereinafter "the District") at 4049 Reid.Street, Palatka, Florida 32177, until 5:00 p.m.,
June 20, 2005.
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS NO. SJ302RA
PROJECT ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR COOPERA-
TIVE FUNDING PROGRAMS ASSISTANCE
The District is requesting letters of interest from professional firms or individuals
licensed in the State of Florida to provide project administration and management serv-
ices for cooperative funding programs assistance. The firm selected shall be required
to execute a contract for a period of 12 months. This contract may be renewed for two

additional one-year periods. Award of this contract does not preclude the successful
firm from submitting a letter of interest for any other contracts advertised by the District
except for those the awardee would be administering or managing.
Professional Engineer (PE) certification in the State of Florida is required. Other
requirements are listed in the RFQ.
In accordance.with the Public Records Law, Chapter 119.07(6)(m), Fla. Stat. (as
amended), the District's project budgets are a matter of public record. As a 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 $50,000. The
estimated budget for each subsequent term is $50,000. Respondents are cau-
tioned 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 Carol Taylor
Miller, CPPB, Contracts Administrator at (386) 329-4170. Firms or individuals
requesting packages through the District will be charged copying and
shipping/handling costs as stated at DemandStar by Onvia or as provided for in
Chapter 119, Fla. Stat., whichever is less. If hearing impaired please call (386)
329-4450 (TDD).
Evaluation of submitted letters of interest and subsequent negotiations will be
pursuant to Section 287.055, Fla. Stat. Letters of Interest will be evaluated by a
District staff evaluation committee. The Evaluation Committee will meet at
District Headquarters at 1:30 p.m., June 30, 2005 to discuss the evaluations and
finalize its short list. The Evaluation Committee may determine that it will assist
their evaluation for some or all respondents to make,.an oral presentation of their
qualifications and credentials. In such event the District will schedule such pre-
sentations at the District's Headquarters on July 14, 2005. Respondents who
have been selected for'such presentations shall be notified.in advance of said
date. After evaluations have been completed all respondents will be notified in
writing of the staffs intended recommendation to the Governing Board at the
August 9, 2005 meeting. Following approval of the top-selected Respondent,
contractual negotiations will commence with the top-ranked firm.
If, due to disability, you require a special accommodation to participate, contact
the above address or either of the above telephone numbers at least five (5) busi-
ness days before the date and time specified.

THE GREAT Orlando
FLORID A TEACH-IN
June 22 -23, 2005
Florida is a beautiful, diverse, and exciting state in which to live, and
we are seeking highly effective teachers. Please join us for the Great
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provides a convenient, cost-effective opportunity for teachers seeking
employment opportunities in Florida to meet with school districts from
across the state.
For information and registration visit www.TeachlnFlorida.com and
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