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Man Arrested After
Stabbing Death For $20
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --David Taylor, 28, was the
driver who stopped at
a BP station on
Phillips Highway on
Memorial Day. His
Marquez picked up a
$20.00 bill he found
lying on the ground.
WWhen Worthen noticed
that he had lost his
money and ID, Amber
Beam advised her pas-
Douglas Worthen, Jr.,
i' S T 23, that she saw the
passenger in Taylor's
car pick up something
'Ii f before they drove
Kenneth D. Worthen, Jr. Worthen asked
Amber to drive and
catch up with the vehicle, so she did. Worthen was able to
signal with his hand to get Taylor to pull over to the side of
The cars were parked parallel to each other when
Worthen approached the vehicle and asked for his money.
At that point, Marquez gave Worthen the $20.00. Worthen
accepted the money, pulled out a knife and stabbed the driv-
er (David Taylor) in the chest. Brandon Witt, the other pas-
senger in Amber's vehicle witnessed Worthen stab Taylor,
returned to Beam's vehicle with the knife in his hand, picked
up a towel from the back seat of the vehicle, and wiped the
blood from the knife.
At that point, Worthen admitted to Beam and Witt that he
had stabbed Taylor in the heart area with the knife and had
Beam to drive him to his house.
Taylor did not have the money and it has not been stated
what was said when Worthen approached the car but what is
known, Taylor was stabbed and died from his wound.
On Tuesday, both Marquez and Witt identified Worthen
as the person who had stabbed Taylor. He was arrested as he
attempted to leave his home on Staggerbush Drive, for work.
The SWAT team surrounded his house. Worthen was
charged with murder and will be arraigned on June 22, 2005.
National Conference On Preventing Crime
In The Black Community Held In Florida
--Attorney Charlie Crist of
Florida and Thurbert Baker
of Georgia, are hosting the
National Conference on
Preventing Crime in the
Black Community in
Tampa, Wednesday through
Saturday. The objective is
to share novel approaches
that have been successful in
the black community. The
goal is to promote a positive
exchange of ideas on the
Many key subjects will
be discussed such as
Homeland Security and the
Community; Building and
Through Mentoring; An
Interfaith Response to
Domestic Violence; Soul of
a Black Cop; Partnerships
for Reducing Gun Violence;
Welcome Home Ex-
Offenders in the Community
as well as sessions for teens
and many more.
Last year, nearly 2,000
attended the conference.
Participants include the
founder and national presi-
dent of MAD DADS Eddie
Staton and City
Also attending are sher-
iffs and police chiefs, victim
service professionals, cor-
rections, juvenile justice
and social services profes-
sionals, educators, faith-
based community leaders,
political leaders as well as
school resource and commu-
nity relations officers and
test used to award a state drivers license. Florida drivers
ranked 41 in the nation for their driving knowledge. They
had an overall average of 81.1 percent (70 percent or higher
is required to pass the test); 13 percent of Florida respon-
dents failed the test.
Mfume Admits To Dating Subordinate
While Serving As NAACP Leader
BALTIMORE (AP) -Kweisi Mfume, a U.S. Senate
candidate said having a romantic relationship with a sub-
ordinate while heading the NAACP
was a "boneheaded thing to do."
Mfume said he hoped the allegations
would not hurt his Senate chances.
Mfume, who is divorced, has previ-
ously admitted dating the woman in
Mfume 1997 and adopting her son. But he denied
that any of his personnel decisions were affected by the
relationship. "I'm a human being," Mfume said Monday
of the relationship. "It was very short-lived and terminat-
ed because I recognized it was a boneheaded thing to do.
It was my mistake and my mistake solely. That's what
makes us better as human beings. Not to repeat mistakes
... and to try to own up to them."
Free Family Film Festival
Jacksonville area kids and their parents will have a
chance to see movies absolutely free via Regal
Entertainment Group's 14th annual Free Family Film
Festival. Some of the movies being screened include Shark
Tale, Polar Express, Babe: Pig in the City and Shrek 2 at the
Avenues Stadium 20 Theatre. The movies will begin at 10
a.m. each Tuesday and Wednesday during the Festival sea-
son from June through August. Seating is limited to a first-
Shines As Star
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- E. Toriono Newkirk, now
known as "Shot Out" is not new in the music industry since
he traveled with his stepfather, Wesley Phillips, Sr. who was
a musician for 4 V2 years with The Jackson Five, when he
was a toddler. Shot Out was born in Jacksonville. He
released a single during the spring, "Beep, Beep, Beep
which can be heard throughout the music industry. But his
latest release, FLORIDA STAR is hitting the stores and
radio stations across the nation with a 'huge' bright begin-
ning. Florida Star is Shot Out's third album. Escaping the
Crab pot was his first and The Second Dozen was his sec-
Shot Out uses his release, Florida Star, to remind the lis-
teners of the large number of people who have done
extremely well and is from the Sunshine State such as Bob
"Bullet" Hayes, Artis Gilmore, Ray Charles, Sidney Portier,
Deion Sanders, and many more. To Shot Out, they are all
Florida Stars. But he doesn't stop there, he tell all of those
who listen, that they too can be a 'Florida Star'.
Shot Out began his recording career in 1993 when he
won a number of talent shows. The Terry Parker High
School graduate has been the opening act for such big names
as Notorious B.I.G., Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Too Short, Lil
Kim, Out Kast, and more.
The Florida Star Newspaper is not affiliated with Shot
Out and does not necessarily agree with all of his lyrics but
he is a native and proclaimed Christian who loves his com-
munity. Buy his music, call in your request to hear, Beep,
Beep, Beep and "Florida Star" and help this Florida star
become an even bigger star
People Magazine Profiles
Clay County Case
The May 30
tion of People
contains an artic
Clay County ca
Thomas White kj
student David I
single blow to thi
The article titled, "1
Punch, 2 Lives Destroyed"
describes in detail the tragic
events which led to one fam-
S ily mourning the loss of
their son and another family
Thomas seeing their child in jail.
White State Attorney Harry
Shorstein applauded the
, 2005 edi- magazine for doing the story
Magazine and thanked David's family
-le about the for having the courage to
se in which use this tragedy to help pre-
killed fellow vent other young people
igh School from becoming victims of
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News in brief
Representative Gibson Expresses
Concerns To Governor
State Representative Audrey Gibson told Governor Bust
that she was upset about his veto of the funds in the budget
for the Johnson Family Young Men's Christian Associatior
(YMCA) Hurricane Shelter. She said many seniors were ter-
rified during last year's hurricane season and had no shelter
near their homes. The YMCA was the only construction thai
was able to lend itself to the, needs of the community as a
Study Finds 20 Million Drivers
May Be Unfit
A study released today shows that nearly 20 million
licensed drivers in America may not be fit for the roads. Ii
shows that if tested today, 1 in 10 drivers would fail the very
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ABEYE AYELE WORK
A debate over the future of
the AFL-CIO, the federation
of most unions in the U.S.A.,
has been underway for some
months and, for the life of me,
while the debate becomes
more intense, the differences
seem to blur. Yet, the feeling
that one gets is that we are
headed for a train wreck.
The debate commenced
over a year ago with the float-
ing of a think-piece by the
Service Emlnplo. ees
International Union (SEIU)
focusing on how to reverse
the downward slide of unions.
Its main suggestions were (1)
the mergers of national/inter-
national unions so that there is
less competition and a better
use of resources, and (2) the
focus of unions on organizing
workers in their core areas,
i.e., unions organizing work-
ers that they have traditionally
organized rather than taking a
scattered approach to organiz-
The issues SEIU raised
were important, but largely
secondary to the greater chal-
lenge facing organized labor.
Missing from the SEIU analy-
sis (and virtually anything
else that has subsequently
appeared from either SEIU, its
allies or its opponents) have
been issues including a clear
understanding of the forces of
capitalism that workers are up
against, including but not lim-
ited to, globalization; the
manner in which the U.S.
government has shifted more
and more to the Right and
become increasingly hostile to
workers and their unions; how
unions should organize criti-
CLARA McLAUGHLIN CRISWELL
cal regions like the U.S. South
and Southwest, and particu-
larly how to ally with African-
Americans and Latinos in
these regions in order to be
successful; how to engage in
political action in such a way
that working people can
advance an agenda and candi-
dates that represent their
interests and not simply the
institutional interests of,
unions or established political
parties; the continued rele-
vance of fighting racism. .et\-
ism and other forms n '. o
oppression and intolerance if
%% workers are to e\ erl united ho\\
to work with and build mutun-.
al support with xkorkers in
other countries; and the criti-
cal importance of joining with
others to fight for democracy.,
I have not seen. any of
these issues addressed.
Instead, the fight focuses on'
arcane issues such as whether
the AFL-CIO should give
larger or smaller rebates to
unions that are allegedly
organizing, and whether the
AFL-CIO Executive Council
should be larger or smaller.
These contentious debates
make a dangerous assump-
tion: that the decline of unions
is largely the fault of the
structure of the AFL-CIO
and/or how the AFL-CIO has
operated. It ignores some-
thing around which most
union leaders are in denial:
the problems facing the union
movement are with the way
that unions in the U.S.A. see
themselves; their lack of a
mission and strategy; and
their blindness to the real fea-
tures of the barbaric society
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in much-below-normal temperatures
across the Pacific Northwest through
the period. It will also be quite wet as
well, with precipitation averaging
near to slightly above normal
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United States, but will cool toward
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Blacks Caught in the Middle of
Organized Labor's 'Train Wreck'
By Bill Fletcher Jr.
President, TransAfrica Forum
that is unfolding before our
In the absence of a discus-
sion of vision and strategy,
personal attacks and innuen-
do have been substituted. It is
amazing to watch union lead-
ers impugn the character of
one another, while some of
them play patty-cake with the
likes of President Bush-
someone not especially noted
for his pro-worker attitude or
The situation sadly
reminds me of an event dur-
ing the Spanish Civil War in
the 1930s. At a point when
German and Italian-supported
fascist armies were marching
on the cities of Madrid and
Trotskyists and Anarchists-
collectively the staunchest
defenders of the newly-
formed Spanish Republic-
began shooting one another.
Instead of figuring out how
best to defeat the fascists,
these three forces fought to
define which of them was the
superior or, trtie anti-fascist.
Needless to say, the fascists
ended up capturing the whole
of Spain in March 1939, a
prelude to the European com-
ponent of World War II.
The U.S. trade union
movement has badly needed a
debate about its own future,
but the culture of the U.S.
union movement generally
precludes honest debates.
When individuals or groups
of individuals raise allegedly
unpopular positions-or posi-
tions critical of the leader-
ship-they can often find
themselves isolated or under-
mined. Rather than a free
flow of constructive ideas,
most union leaders surround
themselves with a protective
bubble to keep out any "bad
news" and/or provocative
suggestions. Thus, it should
not surprise anyone that the
union movement has, over
time, become pickled in its
own juices. With leaders who
stay in office for what to
many feels to be an eternity,
and with the suppression of
dissent, too many of those
who wish to see change intro-
duced are forced out, or, as a
friend of mine says, are
It is, therefore, amazing to
witness the spectacle of some
unions threatening to leave
the AFL-CIO and others
threatening to drive others out
after so little and so pitiful a
discussion. All this is taking
place while rank and file
union activists find them-
selves increasingly alienated
by the debate or outright fear-
ful of the outcome, No
attempt has been made by
either side in this debate to
bring the debate to the mem-
Ironically, a debate needs
to take place, but it needs to
be reframed in its entirety, a
thought that probably scares
the leaders rather than the
members. It needs to be a
debate about a compelling
vision for the future of work-
ers in the U.S.A., not to men-
tion the rest of the world. It
needs to be a debate about
what sorts of strategies work
in the face of dramatic
changes in the economy,
including the way that work is
done, and the fact that grow-
ing numbers of people are not
working in the formal econo-
my at all. It. needs to be a
debate that asks the question
of how we stop the use of
working people as cannon
fodder in unjust, domination-
ist wars. It needs to be a
debate about whether the
financial burden of society
gets placed on the bottom of
the economic pyramid vs. on
those who possess wealth and
JUNE 4, 2005
J[ ,I. VA- ----T.- ---N 4..-
"Phi Delta Kappa's Presents Cotillion"
With the theme "A Night of Enchantment" the
national sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. Delta Delta
Chapter presented its sixth biennial cotillion recently
at the Ramona Pavilion. Preceding the cotillion the
members of the Delta Delta chapter provided a sundry
of meaningful workshops for the young ladies. The eti-
quette workshop presented by Dr. Evelyn Young, UNF
adjunct professor, imparted tips on appropriate table
manners, sitting and walking correctly. Mrs. Bonnie
Atwater, Duval County School's testing coordinator
presented a workshop on testing and grants. Mrs.
LaWanda Gray of Columbus, Georgia presented a
workshop demonstration on outer beauty with make-up
techniques and Mrs. Venus Highsmith, set the tone for
the Self-Esteem workshop by sharing teenage experi-
ences using mirrors to highlight an individual's best
There were several social activities for the debu-
tantes and escorts. Ms. L'Oreal Lewis was the honoree
at a formal dinner at the Westside Fellowship Hall.
Mses. Ashleigh Harrell and Kevicia Brown were hon-
ored at 'An Evening In Italy' that featured a 'soulful'
disc jockey. Everything was Mexican all the way
through in food and style for the 'Mexican Fiesta' hon-
oring Ms. Tiffany Joyner. At the 'Mardi Gras' social
honoring Mses. Chantel Hatton and Ashley
Barksdale, everyone was wearing beads, hats and
masks and the Ritz Singers and Ms. Hatton's church
group provided entertainment. Ms. Morgan Parker
was honored at a 'Luau." With leis and grass skirts, the
back yard had a definite Hawaiian ambiance. At the
activities each of the debutantes presented themed gifts.
The 'Red and Gold revue' held at the Worship Place
showcased the talents of the 2005 debutantes. Dressed
in Army 'fatigues' and black tops, the opening "I am a
Survivor' routine was a 'show stopper'. Kevicia Brown
won first place for her "All That Jazz' routine. Tiffany
Joyner singing Natalie Cole's Inseparable was the sec-
ond place winner and Giauna Parker was the third
place winner for her Vicki Y Nobody Knows Me Better
jazz dance routine.
At the Enchanted Cotillion the beautiful debutantes
were presented wearing exquisite gowns of lace and
ruffles. Their respective escorts reminded everyone that
chivalry still exists.
Debutantes presented at the elegant Phi Delta Kappa
Cotillion were: Mses. Tiffany Joyner, daughter of
Ms. Danita Lee and Edward L. Joyner was escorted
by Michael Smith; Ashleigh Harrell, daughter of
Mrs. Alisa Harrell and Kenneth Harrell was escorted
by Walter S'Ervance; L'Oreal Lewis, daughter of
Mrs. Betty Rhone and Lonnie Lewis was escorted by
Cequest Law; Kivicia Brown, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Victor Brown was escorted by Kenny
Anderson; Morgan Parker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Ronnye Smith and the granddaughter of Mrs. Ruby
George was escorted by Bryan Evans; Chantel
Hatton, daughter of Mrs. Dana Hatton and Edmond
Peterson was escorted by Alvin Dwayne Brooks, Jr.;
Giauna Parker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
Parker was escorted by Nick Carter; and Tori
Lawrence, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory
Lawrence was escorted by.Raymond Dailey.
Planners for this splendid affair were: Mesdames
Flora Parker-Basileus along with chairpersons
Olester Pat Williams, Rebecca Highsmith,
Jacqueline McKinney, Sandra Milton, Lillian
Porter, Leonella Williams, Betty LeRoy (Red and
Gold Revue); Curlue Huger, Advisor; Souvenir Book
and Finance Betty Burney and Delores Woods; and
Choreographer Ozetta Gaffney.
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City Links Induction. I've corrected it this week. My sin-
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The Debutante Committee--Seated: Sandra Milton, Flora Parker-
Basileus, Jacqueline McKinney, Curlue Huger, Olester Williams and
Alice Denson. Standing: Delores Woods, Callie Merriweather, Betty
Burney, Ozeta Gaffney and Rebecca Highsmith. (Phi Delta Kappa photo)
2005 Phi Delta Kappa Junior Debutantes-Little Mses.
Mi"Yal Walton. (Phi Delta Kappa photo)
" W.t, f m.s E "
Phi Delta Kappa's "Miss Golden Blossom 2005" Ms.
(Phi Delta Kappa photo)
2005 Phi Delta Kappa Escorts-Michael Smith, Cequest Law, Kenny
Anderson, Bryan Evans, Alvin Dwayne Brooks, Jr., Raymond Dailey
and Walter S'ervance. (Phi Delta Kappa photo)
Welcoming their new member following the Links induction ceremo-
ny were: Mesdames Dr. Norma S. White, President; Ruth Waters
McKay, Membership Chair; Deloris Mitchell and Pamela Prier
(Standing); Immediate Past National President of The Links,
Incorporated Patricia Russell McCloud, Esq., new member to the
Chapter, Dorothy Jackson Young. (Photo courtesy of Bold City Links.)
Immediate Past National President of The Links, Incorporated Mrs.
Patricia Russell McCloud, Esq., listens to a point being made by Bold
City Links Membership Committee Member Mrs. Gracie Lewis
Chandler. (Photo courtesy of Bold City Links.)
The Readers of the Black Press in
I America are more educated,1
* ^ make rpore pcg9me"
C. substantial buvinq power..
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2004 Black Newspapers Readership Report, nnpa.org
Phi Delta Kappa's "Miss
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2005 Phi Delta Kappa Debutante Presentation Commentator TV 12
Anchorwoman Ms. Angela Spears. (Phi Delta Kappa photo)
The Phi Delta Kappa Debutantes: Mses Tiffany Joyner, Giauna
Parker, Ashleigh Harrell, Tori Lawrence, Morgan Parker, L'Oreal
Lewis, Kevicia Brown and Chantel Hatton. (Phi Delta Kappa photo)
Education Now and BabiesLater (ENABL)
Abstinence Only Education to Duval County Youth aged 9-19.
Free to all organizations, including
faith-based and community groups.
The "Managing Pressures Before Marriage" curriculum
teaches youth about:
The risk of early sexual involvement.
Assertive refusal techniques.
Building healthy relationships.
Resisting peer pressures.
To reduce teen pregnancy.
To reduce the rate of sexual activity in adolescents.
To reduce the rate of sexually transmitted diseases
River Region Human Services Prevention Dept.
650 Park St., Jacksonville, FL 32204
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FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY-Vision Baptist Church will
host it's Annual family and Friends day on Sunday, June 12,
4:00 p.m. at 8973 Lem Turner Rd. Rev. Ervin A. Jones, III
"Stand still and consider the wondrous works of God."
- Job 37:14
Many people feel rushed and pressed for time. They
careen through their lives, moving from work to home to
social events, etc., without taking the time to even catch
their breath or savor the moment.
Think about it. You have only a finite amount of time
on earth. Why not stop to revel in all the bountiful gifts I
have given you, the "wondrous works" Job mentions?
Take a leisurely walk with your spouse and children.
Observe nature. Plant a garden together. Watch the plants
grow as you nurture them.
Don't wait for vacation time to enjoy yourself and the
world around you. If you look hard enough, you will find
plenty to soothe and captivate you.
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Tel: (904) 766-9671 Fax: (904) 766-2354
of Life Changing Ministries is the guest speaker. For more
information call 762-0899 or 705-5965.
WELCOME ABOARD LUNCHEON-The Senior Usher
Board of First A.M.E. Church of Palm Coast will be
"Cruising into Fashion" with a Welcome Aboard Luncheon
on June 11, 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. in the Educational
Building at 91 Old Kings Rd. North, Palm Coast. For ticket
information and other details call Fashion Chairperson
Delores Hamilton at (386) 447-0462 or call the church at
(386) 446-5759. Rev. Gallard Glover, 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-
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.
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MT. CHARITY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1417 North Laura St. Jacksonville, Florida 32206
George Harvey, Jr., M.A., M. Div., Pastor
Telephone: (904) 356-0664 or 768-4453
*"Christ died for our sins...was buried and Rose again" (see I Corinthians 15:1-4)
Sulzbacher Outreach Service 8:30 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday & Friday Night Services 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Prison Outreach 1:00 p.m.
Saturday Nursing Home Outreach 3rd and 4th Saturdays
International Sunday School...........3:00 p.m. Saturday on WYMM AM 1530
A Bible Preaching, Bible Believing and Bible Practicing Church
"Without the shedding of Blood, there is no remission of sin",(Hebrews 9:22)
GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCH
"The Church Where Everybody Is Somebody"
Bishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor
Street Adress: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Fla. 32206
Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday Joy Night,7:00 p.m.
New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Afternoon Bible Study
(Except First Sunday) 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting 7:30 p.m.
Sunday School Review 8:00 p.m.
Pastor: Rev. Joe Calhoun
(904) 764-5727 Church
(904) 768-0272 Home
Dr. Lloyd S. Williams, Pastor
220 NE. 1st Ave. CHURCH-(386)-454-2367
P.O. Box 2187 HOME-(386) 454-8251
High Springs, FL 32655 CELL-(386) 344-0058
Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
Church School 8:45 a.m.
Fulfillment Hour Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
Every 2nd & 4th Thursday 10:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon
Joy Explosion Ministry 6:30 p.m.
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. F.D. Richardson Jr., Pastor
Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church
2036 Silver Street Jacksonville, FL 32206
Rev. R. L. Gundy, Pastor
(904) 354-7249 Church
Bible Power Enrichment Hour
Sunday School 9:15- 10:15 a.m.
S Sunday Praise & Worship 8:00 a.m.
Baptism-Praise & Worship
(Sanctuary) 10:30 a.m.
Youth Church-2nd & 3rd Sundays
3 Fellowship Hall 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Noonday Prayer 12 Noon
Inspiration Wednesday Worship Service.................6:00-8:00 p.m.
Prayer Meeting & Bible Study, Youth Bible Study & Activities
God loves you to Life!
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2049 North Pearl Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32206 (904) 798-8733
If you wish, you may
choose not to do anything at all
about prepaying your financial
expenses. Let the money come
out of your estate's assets when
you die. If it's obvious that there
will be money in your estate-in
the form of savings, insurance,
cashable stocks or bonds, or liq-
uid assets-that's probably all
the protection your survivor
needs. The money you would
otherwise tie up for funeral pay-
ments could be invested or put
into savings instead.
The disadvantage of this
course is that your estate may
never be so large as to cover the
.funeral costs adequately.
Another possibility is that even
if you are well off now, your
financial fortunes may change
to such a degree that there won't
be much money in the estate if
you die. In such cases, your sur-
vivor would be under great
financial strain to meet the cost
of your funeral and burial. It
may require going into insurance
money or other resources more
"Our Aim Is Not to Equal, Bpt Excel"
5660 Moncrief Rd,'
Apostle Faith Miracle Church, Inc.
529 S. McDuff Ave. Jacksonville, FL 32254
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship 6:00 p.m.
Bible Study (Tuesday) 7:30 p.m.
Prayer Service (Thursday) 6:00 p.m.
Deliverance Service (Friday)..................7:30p.m.
Assistant Pastor: Missionary Murria M. Jones
Pastor-Bishop A.L. Jones, Sr.
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One Lord One Faith Christian Assembly
"Where Jesus Is Lord"
Elder K.M. Middleton, Sr.-Pastor
5410 Soutel Dr. Jacksonville, Fla. 32219
Church Office: (904) 764-5646 Fax: (904) 764-3613
Sunday Bible Enrichment 9:45 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship 11:b0 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
JUNE 4, 2005
Blacks Nuked in the Filibuster Deal
Are you wondering who won the recent showdown between the Democrats
and Republicans in the U. S. Senate over the filibuster rule? I am too and I have
reached a conclusion that the moderates won. They wanted to save an icon of the
institution of the Senate, the filibuster, and in the process, these 14 members,
seven Democrats and seven Republicans, demonstrated that they have the power
to assert moderate interests between the political parties in the Senate.
By intervening, the moderates, led by Democratic Senator Harry Byrd of West
Virginia and Republican Senator John Warner of Virginia and moderated by
Republican Senator John McCain, were able to agree.to save the filibuster, but at
the expense of letting three of the most Right-wing nominees of George Bush
have an "up or down vote."
Such a vote is tantamount to the nominee being confirmed, because
Republicans have a 55 to 44 lead in Senate, with independent Jim Jeffords of
Vermont usually voting with the Democrats. So, three people that the civil rights
community has fought hardest to reject, Janice Rogers, Priscilla Owens and
William Pryor, will all be elevated to a seat on the federal appeals bench, one step
below the Supreme Court.
What this'means is that rather than holding 44 votes and pushing the so called
"nuclear option" out into the open so that the American people could see again
- how radical the Republican conservative movement moves in the furious pur-
suit of its objectives, seven of them caved in to preserve the rules of the Senate
as a higher objective. However you look at it, the Democrats buckled. They
showed that their defense of Democratic politics is second to the decorum of the
institution. Republicans were willing to disrupt the decorum of the institution to
achieve their goals.
On the other side, Republican hard-liners, headed by Majority Leader Bill
Frist, wanted the so-called "Nuclear Option"'by which they would have changed
rule 22 of the Senate that allowed the filibuster to be curtailed with at least 60
votes. Calling this undemocratic act, the "Constitutional option" [Republicans
coined the "nuclear option" language then switched to "Constitutional option
because it polled better with voters] Frist asserted that this option was still on the
table and that he was did not support the moderate revolution of the issue, but
would monitor it. In other words, he's keeping his powder dry until the
Democrats again threatened to use the filibuster to block a judicial appointment.
Frist has been working hard. He had even mobilized some Black ministers to
stand up with him before the Senate Moderate's action. The group he picked is
headed by Bishop Harry Jackson, head of a church in Bowie, Md, has formed
something called the High Impact Leadership Coalition, a group of conservative
Black religious leaders.
Jackson was the only Black speaker at the "Justice Sunday" mobilization of
evangelicals who lobbied to have an "up or down vote" on Bush's nominees.
Sitting beside Jackson was the event's main speaker, Tony Perkins of the Family
Research Council, who had ties to the racist Conservative Citizens Council and
who had paid former Ku Klux Klan Wizard David Duke $82,500 for his mailing
list then tried, unsuccessfully, to hide it from the Federal Election Commission.
Jackson and his group of Black conservatives held a press conference with
Frist on Capitol Hill, just before the agreement by moderate Senators and he
repeated the theme he used in an event in Ohio, asking: "Why are they afraid to
put a Black woman on the Court," suggesting that if they did not act they could
be charged with racism. But Jackson said nothing about Judge Brown's record as
the basis for his support.
This is an old ploy, but it worked in the case of Clarence Thomas. Blacks were
temporarily blinded by Thomas' race, mesmerized by the fact that, as he said, he
was getting a "high tech lynching" and gave the "brother" the benefit of the doubt.
But others of us, who had seen him operate in Washington, D.C. as an agent of
Ronald Reagan and a clone of William Bradford Reynolds, knew the danger that
he presented to Black people, and tried to sound the alarm, but were rebuffed.
Obviously, trying to intimidate Whites or Blacks by charging them with racism
for not supporting a Black right wing zealot will not work again.
So the moderates in the Senate won this time. And If I am right, once having
tasted power in their victory with the filibuster, you .can expect them to use it
again. But then, what is the politics of this group beyond conflict avoidance. It is
in the interest of Blacks to have some conflict next time.
Ron Walters is the Distinguished Leadership Scholar, director of the African
American Leadership Institute in the Academy of Leadership and professor of
government and politics at the University of Maryland-College Park. His latest
book is "White Nationalism, Black Interests" (Wayne State University Press).
First Coast African American Chamber of Commerce Inc.
ANNUAL JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION
Friday, June 17, 2005
6:00 P.M. 10:00 P.M.
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
*Booths Available @ $35.00
Questions of additional information, call the Chamber at 904-358-9090 or
visit our Web site at www.fcaacc.org
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Consumer Alert: Free Teachers May Slight Students
Annual Credit Reports
And Credit Repair With Exotic Names
Your credit record can determine a lot about your finan-
cial future, from how much credit you get to whether you are
offered a job.
That's why Florida's Chief Financial Officer Tom
Gallagher is urging Floridians to take advantage of a new
law starting June 1 that lets consumers get free annual cred-
"Floridians should carefully check their credit reports for
errors and incomplete information," stated CFO Gallagher,
who is spearheading efforts to promote financial literacy
among Floridians of all ages and economic levels. "Identity
theft can be stopped early by a thorough examination of the
details in a credit report. Good credit is an asset worth pro-
Take advantage of the free annual credit reports now
available to Florida consumers that can be requested from
each of the three major credit reporting services under the
federal Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act.
Once each year Floridians get to review their credit
reports at no charge due to this change in the law that has
gone into effect
Credit reports' contain numerous types of information --
details about debt such as mortgages, consumer loans, cred-
it cards and bankruptcies.
Requesting a report will give the consumer the opportu-
nity to find any inaccuracies and correct them. Mortgage
lenders and credit card issuers rely on credit reports to make
credit decisions and to assign interest rates.
Now insurance companies and potential employers are
using the reports to decide whether to issue insurance or
make job offers.
Make it a habit to check your credit reports on a frequent
basis and address any discrepancies or errors that may exist.
Reviewing and managing your credit is important for two
First, if someone has stolen your identity you will know
because you will see inquiries and new debt on the report
that you didn't initiate.
Second, because many creditors use credit reports to rate
your creditworthiness and establish an interest rate, if yours
is correct you may save money on loans and other types of
If you find discrepancies in your report, keep these tips in
mind when trying to correct information in your credit
*It is common to receive mail, telemarketing pitches
and e-mail from credit repair businesses offering to help
upgrade credit ratings, remove bad credit or even acquire a
new Social Security number These promises are aimed at
getting more money from those of us who can least afford it
- people already in financial trouble.
*Be cautious of companies that want you to pay for cred-
it repair services in advance or that recommend against con-
tacting a credit bureau directly.
*Be wary of a company that suggests you try to invent a
"new" credit report by applying for an employer identifica-
tion number to use instead of your Social Security num-
*Understand that there are possible crimes related to
credit repair. For example, you can be charged and prosecut-
ed for mail or wire fraud if you use the mail or telephone to
apply for credit and provide false information. It is a federal
crime to make false statements on a loan or credit applica-
tion, to misrepresent your Social Security number or to
obtain an employer identification number from the Internal
Revenue Service under false pretenses.
*No one can legally remove accurate and timely negative
information from a credit report.
Starting June 1, Floridians can get free reports online at
Call toll-free 1-877-322-8228 to obtain free reports, by
mail. You may also purchase your credit score for a fee of
$6.95 when you request your free annual credit report.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- What's in a name? Quite a lot
for black studentswith exotic names, who do not make the
grade in school and are often overlooked by gifted programs,
a new University of Florida study finds.
Da'Quan or Damarcus, for example, are more likely to
score lower on reading and mathematics tests and are less
likely to meet teacher expectations and be referred to gifted
programs than their siblings with more common names such
as Dwayne, said David Figlio, a UF economist who did the
"This study suggests that the names parents give their
children play an important role in explaining why African-
American families on average do worse because African-
American families are more inclined than whites or
Hispanics to give their children names that are associated
with low socio-economic status," Figlio said. Such boys and
girls suffer in terms of the quality of attention and instruction
they get in the classroom because teachers expect less from
children with names that sound like they were given by par-
ents with lower education levels, and these lower expecta-
tions become a self-fulfilling prophecy, he said.
FAMU 2005 Pharmacy Graduating
Class Contributed Over 29, 000
Hours of Community Service
The Florida A&M University Brown Bag Medication
Counseling Session at the Smith-Williams Center.
The Spring 2005
PharmD class volunteered
over 29,000 hours of com-
munity service to non-profit
tutorial, and mentoring
This exceeds $1.2 mil-
lion in pro bono services
performed by this pharmacy
student class and the highest
number of hours volun-
teered to date.
As part of the College of
Community Outreach and
Service Learning (COSL)
program, Pharmacy students
perform at each 200 hours of
Graduating senior, Crystal
Brown, contributed over 700
hours of the time to lead the
class in volunteering.
"When you see a particular name, like David or
Catherine, you internalize it in a different way than a name
such as LaQuisha," said Figlio, whose findings appear in a
working paper for the National Bureau of Economic
Research. "And it could be that teachers start to make infer-
ences about a student's parents, the parent's education level
and the parents' commitment to their children's education
based on the names the parents give their children."
To measure a name's socio-economic status, Figlio stud-
ied birth certificate data to determine the most frequent name
attributes given by mothers who were high school dropouts.
Most commonly, these names began with certain prefixes,
such as "lo," "ta," and "qua." They ended with certain suf-
fixes, such as "isha" and "ious," included an apostrophe or
were particularly long, with several low-frequency conso-
nants, and were given overwhelmingly by poorly educated
black women, he said.
Using information on 55,046 children from 24,298 fami-
lies with two or more children enrolled in a large Florida
school district from 1994-95 through 2000-01, Figlio studied
national reading and mathematics test scores and grade tran-
scripts to determine who was promoted to the next grade or
referred to gifted programs. Comparing pairs of siblings,
Figlio found teachers treat children within the same family
differently depending on whether their name connoted low
socio-economic status, resulting in discrepancies in academ-
A boy named Damarcus,.for example, was 2 percent less
likely than his brother Dwayne to be referred to a gifted pro-
gram, even with identical test scores, he said.
"The black-white test score gap has been a persistent
issue in American education for decades, despite the fact that
African-Americans and white children are receiving increas-
ingly similar education," he said. "Our study shows that
names are partly to explain for this gap."
Although giving a child name associated with low socio-
economic status accounts for only about 15 percent of the
black-white test score gap, this is a more significant amount
than the effect of dramatic reductions in class size found in
other studies, teachers' years of experience or whether teach-
ers have bachelor's or master's degrees, Figlio said.
"Jacksonville's Long-Time Friend"
Where Christ Gets Lifted
The Victory is in the Word & Music
Saturday 1-2:00 p.m.
Topic For June 4, 2005:
The People's Advocate Andrea Giggets
talks with the first black owners
of the Mill Cove Golf
course, T.C. and Ruby Newman.
6050-6 MoncriefRd., Jacksonville, FL 32209
Office (904) 766-9955 Fax (904) 765-9214
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Black Voter Turnout Up In 2004; Black Youth
Vote Increased More Than 10 Percent
WASHINGTON, DC -
The US Census Bureau has
released a report verifying a
significant increase in Black
voter turnout in 2004, espe-
cially among Black youth
who cast more votes than
ever before. .
According to the Census
report, turnout rates for
Blacks overall were 60 per-
cent, compared to 65 percent
While the increase in
turnout over the last
Presidential Election for
Black youth between the
ages of 18 and 24 was high-
er than that of White youth,
Black and White youth are
voting at essentially the
same rate (47 percent).
Asian and Hispanic youth
trail far behind at about 34
The National Coalition
on Black Civic
Unity '04 Voter
(Unity '04) 'played a key
role in the boost in Black
voter turnout by bringing
together over 160 organiza-
tions determined to increase
participation and create a
movement reminiscent of
the civil rights era says
Melanie L. Campbell, exec-
utive director and CEO 'of
"I'm glad the Census
report officially validates
our earlier findings.
Clearly, a 10.1 percent
increase in the Black youth
vote demonstrates a growing
trend among Blacks that will
have a long-term impact on
the political landscape in
America," said Campbell.
Mobilizing the youth
was a primary focus of the
Unity '04 Campaign. "We
needed a high energy youth
initiative," said ShaRhonda
Knott, co-chair of Black
Youth Vote! (BYV), the
youth-led division of the
BYV! joined with organ-
izations like Black
(BET), Citizen Change's
VOTE or DIE Campaign,
and the National Pan
of nine fraternities and
sororities) to educate, regis-
ter, and mobilize Black
. According to numbers
reported from member
organizations the Unity '04
Campaign collectively reg-
istered nearly one million
new voters and mobilized
thousands of people across
the country, many of them
,were between 18 and 35
Wachovia Bank Predecessor Owned Slaves
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -
Two predecessor banks of
Wachovia Corp. owned
slaves before the Civil War,
the nation's fourth-largest
bank said Wednesday as it
RICE ADDRESSES DIPLOMATIC CORPS-Secretary of
State Condoleezza Rice addresses the Washington
diplomatic corps on the second anniversary of the
Proliferation Security Initiative at the State Department
in Washington Tuesday, May 31, 2005. Behind her from
left to right, are Singapore Ambassador Heng Chee
Chan, Danish Ambassador Ulrik Andreas Federspiel,
Japanese Ambassador Ryozo Kato, and U.S. Director of
Intelligence John Negroponte. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Where Jacksonville Begins.
Mayor John Peyton invites all residents of Jacksonville to the
1 0 th Ann ual Mayor's
Friday, June 24
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Prime Osborn Convention Center
Continental breakfast and roundtable discussions
Luncheon address by Mayor Peyton
Annual awards to neighborhoods,
individuals and businesses
Workshops on topics of interest to
S,^ More than 100 exhibits,
including 4'City HallWay" I
Prizes and surprises
All summit activities are free
but pre-registration is required[
Sponsored by the Neighborhoods Department
Information and registration, Neighborhood Services Division:
Si9041 630-73Q8 or neighbor(col.net
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The youth are not only.
voting, but continuing their
organizing efforts beyond
the ballot box, Knott said.
"We're determined to hold
elected officials account-
able. We are keeping an eye
on how they handle issues
like social security reform
because we realize that what
they do now will affect our
future, adds the Chicago
Knott noted the recent
BYV! Civic Leadership
Conference, where over 200
youth from across the coun-
try assembled for a briefing
at the US Capitol and dis-
persed to visit their respec-
tive congressional represen-
tatives to talk about issues
important to their communi-
made an apology to black
"We are deeply saddened
by these findings,"
Wachovia chairman Ken
Thompson said in a state-
ment. The Charlotte-based
company said it contracted
earlier this year with The
History Factory, a historical
research firm, to investigate
the predecessor institutions
that over the years have
become part of what is now
called Wachovia. The deci-
sion came amid a welter of
local and legislative initia-
tives aimed at requiring
banks and other companies
to investigate their pasts
with regard to slavery.
Thompson said the
research revealed two ances-
tral banks -- the Bank of
Charleston (S.C.) and the
Georgia Railroad and
Banking Company-- owned
The bank said incom-
plete records make it impos-
sible to know how many
slaves were owned by either
institution, but that specific.
transactional records show
the Georgia bank owned at
least 162 slaves and the
Bank of Charleston accepted
at least 529 slaves as collat-
eral on mortgaged properties
The Charleston bank
acquired an undetermined
number of these individuals
when customers defaulted
on their loans, Wachovia
"While we can in no way
atone for the past, we can
learn from it, and we can
continue to promote a better
understanding of the
including the unique strug-
gles, triumphs and contribu-
tions of AfricanLAmericans,
and their important role in
America's past and present,"
John Boyd, the president
of National Black Farmers
Association,' said 'his group
has been picketing and lob-
bying Wachovia and other
banking giants for eight
years, urging them to inves-
tigate and acknowledge their
historical involvement with
the slave trade.
"We challenge other
banks to come forth and step
up to the plate and acknowl-
edge their past, like
Wachovia did," Boyd said
Wednesday. "We feel as
though this is a step in the
Earlier this year, another
leading bank, JPMorgan
Chase & Co.,'acknowledged
that two of its predecessor
banks had received thou-
sands of slaves as collateral
prior to the Civil War.
JUNE 4 2005
(News from Press Release and wire services)
The 36th Annual Black Executive Exchange
Program (BEEP) Conference Convenes
In Miami Beach, Fla.;
Newswire/ -- National Urban
League President and CEO
Marc H. Morial announced
today that the 36th annual
Conference of the Black
Executive Exchange Program
(BEEP) will be held June 15 -
19 at Eden Roc Hotel in
Miami Beach, Fla.
'. The theme of the four-day
conference is BEEP 2005: A
Marc H. Morial Forum for Leadership,
Development & Growth. This
year's conference is sponsored by Philip Morris USA, a part-
ner with BEEP for more than two decades.
Since 1969, BEEP participants from over 1000 corpora-
tions and government agencies have reached 600,000 stu-
dents on 84 campuses. BEEP's mission is to share learning
experience across generations, cultivate new leaders and
inspire achievements "beyond the possible" through, com-
mitted involvement and operational excellence.
The Black Executive Exchange Program brings success-
ful African Americans from the corporate sector to histori-
cally black colleges and universities to share their experi-
ence and expertise with students and help them prepare for
successful careers. The conference will facilitate a dialogue
to enhance information sharing, leadership capabilities and
Black Women Aviators Honor The Legacy of Bessie
Coleman Celebrating Their 10th Anniversary
In France where Bessie Learnerd To Fly
(PRWEB) June 1, 2005 --
The women of the Bessie
Coleman Foundation [BCF] .
will make atripp to France to
honor the legacy of Bessie
Coleman and to thank there -
Caudron Brothers for teach-
ing Bessie to fly.'
In, the 1920's, 'when
Bessie earned her license,
only 6% of licensed pilots
were female. Today, the per-
centage of pilots who are
female is still only 6%. d Bessie Coleman
*Even more striking is the
fact that of the 100,000 plus Americans with commercial
licenses, about 1000 are African Americans and 50 or less
are African American females.
Bessie Coleman received her license to fly on June 15,
1921, from the Federation Aeronautique International after
completing her course of study at the Ecole d'Aviation des
Freres Caudron at Le Crotoy in the Somme. She was the first
woman to earn an international Aviation License and the
world's first licensed black aviator taking on this challenge
before the famed Tuskegee Airmen. Bessie's dream was to
teach African Americans to fly.
On June 15th, [the same day that Bessie Coleman
received her license] the nimemibers of the Bessie Coleman
Foundation will stand with the Clicauo Defender to ,com-
memorate Bessie Coleman's historic journey to France. The
next day, Thursday, June 16, 2005, members, supporters and
friends of the Bessie Coleman Foundation will fly to Paris to
combine the celebration of the Foundation's 10th anniver-
sary with a public acknowledgment of their sincere gratitude
and deep appreciation for the French flight school taking the
historic step of teaching Bessie Coleman how to fly.
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Eriq Ebouaney: Elegant French Actor Brings Alluring Touch To Hollywood
by Rych McCain
His accent is obvious and his demeanor is suave but his ,,,
sincere and genuine down-to-earth nature is what really : .
draws you to him. This is actor Eriq Ebouaney. Born and :
reared in the French speaking West African country of
Cameroon and now living in Paris, France; Ebouaney has the
French language and other French "culturisms," down flaw-
Despite the French colonialism he was indoctrinated with,
Ebouaney is solidly African mentally. He is an accomplished
stage and film actor with over 15 theatrical roles to his cred-
it ranging from classic tragedies such as Medea to the farci-
cal 1900. Ebouaney can currently be seen in the 20th Century
Fox Film epic KINDOM OF HEAVEN starring Orlando
Boom, Eva Green, Jeremy Irons and Liam Neeson. He will .
also star in the upcoming film CAPE OF GOOD HOPE,
where he plays Jean Claude, a refugee from war-ravaged
Congo who finds himself torn between love and the promise \
of asylum in the West.
Ebouaney's most acclaimed role was his portrayal of the
late, charismatic and Western power defiant, Patrice Emery "
Lumumba, Prime Minister of the Congo when they wvon their -i
independence from Belgium. That film won the Best Foreign Eriq Ebouaney (Photo 2005 Andre' B. Murray/A
Film award at the 2001 Independent Spirit Awards. What was Bern Agency Photo)
it like getting a film career start from Cameroon?
Ebouaney responds, "I was reared up in Cameroon and then I came to France at the age of 10 or 11. I was
enrolled in a business school (where he received his MBA degree in International Marketing) and just started
acting eight years ago. After graduation, I was tired of wearing a suit and tie, carrying an attache case and being
a sales manager. I decided to be an actor because I wanted share my spirit and my soul with other people."
What is the political climate of his native Cameroon these days? This question brings a smile to Ebouaney's
"It's pretty quite these days. We've only had the same President for ages and they call it democracy but It's
According to Ebouaney most of the African countries are way behind as far as updated equipment and pro-
duction with their film and television industries. As he points out, "Most African countries are using European
funding to make movies, especially from France and Belgium. In Cameroon we only have one channel, but we
do have cable where you can get the European stations."
How does the hip-hop influence flourish if the media is in such sad shape? Ebouane'y says, "All of the videos
are watched on MTV etc., and the CDs come from the Black Market." So'in essence, they don't understand the
lyrics but they do get off on the beat and the music and they do have walkmans and boom boxes to listen to it.
Ebouaney speaks several languages as does most Africans and his heavy stage background on the European
theater circuit got him noticed by Hollywood. He laments, "By living in France, people started calling me about
projects being done in English. I worked a lot in South Africa as well."
Hollywood did indeed get him across the water and into films. Ebouancy still lives in Paris but divides his
time in Los Angeles. His suave French demeanor, education and world wide travel experience will make this
handsome bachelor brother a favorite with the ladies on both side of the pond.
Rapper Headed to N
By Bill Beene, Special to th
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checking the scene.
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ment for one thing: the Hol
TAMA BROADCASTING, INC. the Tivoli Theatre. Though:
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Nelly's new teammates were supporting the premier that the superstar rapper bestowed
upon his hometown n and his causes, the foundation 4Sho4Kids and its spinoff, Jes Us 4
The brainchild of his aunt, Chelena Mack, executive director of his foundations, the
movie premier and after-party were fundraisers with price tags of $200 to $500, with pro-
ceeds going to both foundations.
Jes Us 4 Jackie was created to find a bone-marrow transplant for Nelly's late sister,
Jacqueline "Jackie" Sheree Donahue. In her memory, it continues its mission of increasing
the national bone marrow registry.
"We knew about Jackie," Rock said. "I wish she was here, and we were all going to the
premier with her."
So there was heart behind the glam on the Loop on Sunday. But oh, was there glam and
"There have been some premiers of some really good independent movies here (at the
Tivoli), but there hasn't been anything on this scale," said leading Delmar Loop developer
Joe Edwards while navigating the media-laced red carpet. Edwards owns the Tivoli,
Blueberry Hill, the Pageant and Pinup Bowl, all in the Loop.
"This is the biggest premier St. Louis has ever seen," Edwards said. "To have stars like
Burt Reynolds, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler and Nelly n those are big names."
Loop cruising on Sunday belonged to stretched limos and other hot wheels carrying
those big stars into the indoor parking lot across from the Tivoli.
"Y'all ever seen one of these? This limo looks like a four-family flat," joked St. Louis-
born comedian Arvin Mitchell, who emceed the red carpet.
About a half-block of the Loop near the Tivoli was barricaded to prevent vehicular traf-
fic while pedestrian onlookers peered from a gated area. Spectators near the front of the
fenced-off area were greeted up-close and personal by Sandler, Rock and Nelly, who daps
his fans whenever he can. Instead of first heading to the red carpet, where several national
and local media members awaited them in. a single-file line, the stars tackled screaming
"I saw the people with the worst seats," Rock said. "So, whoever's got the worst seats,
that's where I'm going to go."
Fans even got an initial hand-wave greeting from the evening's brightest star and the star
of the film, Burt Reynolds, who also played in the original 1974 version of The Longest
Yard. Reynolds said the difference between the original and the remake is "this. one is a
whole lot funnier.
The original was a lot more grittier."
Asked if Nelly can act, the beloved veteran actor said, "He can act. He's good."
Rock agreed: "I think he can do movies. Nelly's the kind of guy who can do anything he
wants. But I hope he sticks to rapping, so I can have more. He makes such good records."
Could Nelly become a rapper turned full-time actor, like Will Smith, Queen Latifah, Ice
Cube, DMX and Mos Def?
"It's not for me to decide, it's for the fans," Nelly said, wearing a white "wife beater" T-
shirt, jeans a d Air Force Ones instead of the sAt he sometimes sports.
Wassup in Hollywood
by Rych McCain
Supermodel Twiggy Jones will join the judge's
panel for the upcoming cycle 5 of UPN's AMERI-
CA'S NEXT TOP MODEL. Former NBA, New
Jersey Nets All Star, Jayson Williams recently com-
pleted a TV pilot called "OFF TRACK." The part
sketch comedy with a dose of reality TV thrown in,
follows the antics of Williams and his celebrity
friends as they ride on a luxury train,, discussing a
myriad of humorous topics. Guest stars include Joey
McIntyre and Chris Kirkpatrick from NEW KIDS
ON THE BLOCK and NSYNC, NBA All Star
Charles Oakley and NFL All Pro Otis Anderson.
I've mentioned it before, but it is worth repeating.
Those of you with on-line Internet access (which
should be every black person on earth!), go to the
Bahiyah Woman Magazine website at bwmmag.com.
It is one of the most positive and empowering web-
sites on line, particularly for black women, but
includes the men as well.
Bobby Brown was all over the news claiming that
his wifey Whitney Houston was recovering in full
swing from her recent stint in drug rehab and is head-
ed for the studio to begin recording her new album.
We are with you Whitney and praying that you beat
this demon riding you back. Vocalist Shanice held a
listening party promotion and performance at the
famed Conga Room in LA. Look for her new album
"EVERY WOMAN DREAMS," to be released in
KKBT-FM (Los Angeles) new morning show host
and former NBA All Star John Sally is facing an eight
million dollar law suit from a lady whom he was
allegedly having an extra marital affair with. She is
claiming that Sally pulled her leg to the point of caus-
ing torn ligaments-hum!
Jaye Stacy J Entertainment Inc., and Question
Mark Entertainment Inc., will present their 2nd annu-
al Bodylicious Cruise 2005, November 4-7. The ports
of call aboard the luxurious Royal Caribbean Cruise
line, Majesty of The Seas, include Nassau/Paradise
Island and Coco Bay. Top name talent will hdst and
entertain. For information go to
www.Bodyliciouscruise.com or call 877-878-3262.
Keep the self-respect flowing and pass it on!
e NNPA from the St. Louis American
)n any given spring or summer Sunday, the Delmar Loop perco-
of people shopping, dining, strolling, cruising, drumming and
oop was hotter than ever with hundreds of people on the pave-
llywood-style red-carpet movie premier of The Longest Yard at
many locals wouldn't believe it until they saw it, Burt Reynolds,
and our own Nelly did indeed walk the red carpet into the Tivoli.
pport our good friend, Nelly," Chris Rock said.
movie. Now, we actually became a team. We're not acting any-
look out for each other and try to support each other's premiers
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JUNE 4. 2005
JU.N 4 .2IP
Dorothy Sirmans Devoe
Is Zeta Of The Year
From left are, Mrs. Dorothy Sirmans Devoe, and Chapet
President Ms. Josetta Arnold.
Mrs. Dorothy Sirmans
Devoe has been selected as
Zeta of the Year by The Beta
Alpha Zeta Chapter, Inc. of
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
She was selected for out- ,
standing work as Public
Relations Officer. Mrs.
Devoe has served in this
capacity since 1996.
Mrs Devoe and her
daughter, Mrs. Tonya Evans,
designed and developed the
website for the chapter
This website received the
Excellent in Public
Award at the International
84th Grand Boule' 2004-
Hollywood, California for
A native of Quitman,
Ga., Mrs. Devoe is the
daughter of Hadley and
Rachel Sirmans. She is mar-
ried to Allen Devoe and has
two daughters and two
Former Domestic Violence Victim
Awarded State Honor For Advocacy
JACKSONVILLE, Hubbard House Inc.'s Starletha
Cherry, aka Star, received the Glenda A. Watkins award on
Wednesday, May 18th from the Florida Coalition Against
Domestic Violence (FCADV). Formerly known as the
"Everywoman Award," the Glenda A. Watkins award is pre-
sented to a battered or formerly battered woman for her com-
mitment in assisting other battered women and is considered
one of the state's highest honors for domestic violence.
Prior to joining the Hubbard House staff in 2002 as a vic-
tims' advocate, Ms. Cherry was a longtime Hubbard House
volunteer. She said she was both honored and humbled by
this award, acknowledging that as a former victim, her
strength comes from other victims.
"Seeing victims overcome this "Diss-Ease" that is in
their life and moving forward to become more positive and
productive survivors is the best part of my job," noted
Laine Reinecke-Clayton, the Volunteer Program
Manager at the Hubbard House and a former Glenda A.
Watkins award-winner, said she was not surprised that Star
won this award. "She (Star) is by far one of the most power-
ful survivors we have working with us," said Reinecke-
Clayton. "Her service has been invaluable, and she has had a
great impact upon our agency."
Hubbard House,. Inc. is a certified, comprehensive
domestic violence center that serves victims and their chil-
dren in Duval and Baker counties. In addition to shelter, the
agency provides extensive outreach services, school-based
education, batterers' intervention programs and volunteer
and community education opportunities.
THE FLORIDA STAR!
CONTACT US A
AT 904) 766-8834
Mrs. devoe, a graduate of
Albany State College (BS in
Elementary Education and
the University of North
Florida (MA in Education
with an emphasis in
Reading), is employed as a
Resource Reading Specialist
with the Duval County
She was twice nominat-
ed as Duval County teacher
of the year and holds a State
English to Speakers of Other
Endorsement, 300 hours).
Mrs. Devoe is is listed in
Who's Who Among
America's Teachers (The
Best Teachers in America
selected by the best stu-
She is a member of Zion
Hope Baptist Church where
she serves as a member of
the Gospel Choir and Vice
President of her district.
May 29, 2005.
BROOKS-Fletha Mae, 76,
died May 27, 2005.
May 26, 2005.
CARTER-A. C., 81, died
May 29, 2005. Alphonso
West Mortuary, Inc.
May 29, 2005.
Brown, died May 24, 2005.
Alphonso West Mortuary,
died May 26, 2005.
DIX-Washington A., died
May 25, 2005. /
EWINGS-Betty Jean, died
May 26, 2005.
May 23, 2005.
May 24, 2005. Alphonso
West Mortuary, Inc.
May 23, 2005.
71, died May 29, 2005.
INGRAM-Marion M, 73,
died May 25, 2005.
May 29, 2005.
KING-Rodney, 45, died
May 30, 2005.
May 29, 2005.
died May 25, 2005.
Alphonso West Mortuary,
May 30, 2005.
TAYLOR-Curtis, E., 92,
May 26, 2005..
TAYLOR-Fred, II, 26, died
May 27, 2005.
TURNER-Willie, 48, died
May 24, 2005.
WALKER-William T., 58,
died May 22, 2005.
May 25, 2005.
May 26, 2005.
By Marsha Dean Phelts
The 2005 hurricane sea-
son (June 1-November 30)
is upon us and with the
heavy rains and tornado
watches this week in nearby
Putnam and Flagler coun-
ties, it is not too early for us
to. activate our safety proce-
Last year the Hurricane
season shut us down in
Northeast Florida and
throughout most of the state.
We lost lives, food, shelter,
Schools were closed
from one to two weeks
throughout the state.
Remembering the past year
that also included a deves-
tating tsunami, most people
won't need too much con-
vincing to get prepared. We
can start today.
Make plans in advance
to visit relatives and friends
out of the path of the hurri-
Organize and keep
handy your cell phone direc-
tory of important contacts.
Clean out closets mak-
ing floor space for seating
while hiding out from those
powerfully frightening light-
*Save a few of the
stronger plastic (vinegar)
gallon bottles for the future
storing of water.
Call the City to, have
trees near your utilities
trimmed 665-6000 for JEA
or 630-CITY for City right
Begin cooking any of
the frozen foods that have
been in your freezer for four
Take advantage of the
12 day tax-free hurricane
supplies by shopping for
these items from June 1-
June 12. They include can-
dles, batteries, flashlights,
coolers, first aid kits, tarps,
gas cans, radios, matches
If you can't install your
batteries, please ask a rela-
tive or neighbor before the
approaching storm to do this
for you or take items to
*If you use candles insert
them inside a thick clear
glass or bowl that is higher
than the candle.
*Keep your prescriptions
Keep on hand a box of
heavy-duty lawn and
garbage bags. If rain should
pour through doors or win-
dows, use a case knife to
pack bags in loose spaces
where water seeps through.
.*Pick up disposable
gloves for you will surely
need them for cleanup.
When an evacuation
order is given, the sooner
you leave the better for you.
Shelters in this area are
the LaVilla School of the
Arts at 501 N. Davis Street
and the Oceanway
Elementary School at 12555
Gillespie Avenue. The Red
Cross can supply additional
Their phone numbers
are 904-358-8091 or 888-
The 2005 Hurricane
names are ARLENE, BRET,
CINDY, DENNIS, EMILY,
HARVEY, IRENE, JOSE,
KATRINA, LEE, MARIA,
PHILIPPE, RITA, STAN,
TAMMY, VINCE, and
Announcements, meetings, happenings, and community
events scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area.2
PRE K INFORMATION A.L SESSION -
Representative Audrey Gibson and Senator Anthony C.
"Tony" Hill -(D-Jacksonville) will host a Pre-K
Informational Session for parents and providers on
Tuesday, June 7, at 5:30 p.m. at Florida Community
College at Jacksonville (FCCJ) Advanced Technology
Center in Room T 140. Rep. Gibson and Sen. Hill are
encouraging parents and providers to attend this event
to gain a better understanding of the voluntary Pre-K
requirements passed by the' Legislature during
December's Special Session. Attendees will also be
able to register for the program. Representative
Gibson and Senator Hill supported the creation of a
pre-kidergarten program with high standards, including
educational goals, a full school day, and certified
FROM BE-BOP TO HIP HOP-The Journey: From
Be-Bop to Hip Hop, a musical benefit for the Rhoda L.
Martin Cultural Heritage 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
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 Arty/Terry Theatre. For ticket price and
other information call the Jacksonville Symphony Box
Office at 354-5547 or vist ritzchamberplayers.org.
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 accept-
ed 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 Tuesday and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00
p.m. Both programs are free and offered to persons 18
and older. For more information call 764-5686 or 318-
WALKER FAMILY REUNION-The Walker Family
Reunion will be held on June 25, 11:00 a.m. on
Sunbeam Road. Activties include a family barbecue,
fun for the kids, and a video review of family history.
For additional information contact Dolores at 353-
HEALTH SCREENINGS-A series of low cost health
screenings will be conducted June 16-June 18 (10:00
a.m-l:30 p.m. and 2;30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at the KMART
located at 5751 Beach Blvd.. A variety of tests will be
offered including Cholesteral, Diabetes, Liver
Function, H. Pylori, Thyroid, PSA, Hemoglobin Alc,
and Blood Type. Most results are available onsite.
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Ask Deanna! Is an advice column known for its fearless
approach to reality-based subjects! '
I've been cheating on my husband for over a year. I love
him and have been messing with a guy I've known for a long *?.
time that's also married. I try to stay away from him, but he
constantly calls wanting me to be with him. The intimacy isn't
all that but he gives me money and is there for me when I get
in a bind. I'm trying to end it because if I confess it'll be over ,
with my husband and 3 kids. My.guy friend isn't happy in his j.
marriage and has said he only likes our intimacy. What do I do?
Very Confused Online-Reader
Dear Very Confused:
Stop being a prostitute with this other man. That's what it is if he gives you money and
admits he's only with you for intimacy. This involves 4 people and will result in pain, HIV
or death. Eliminate your lover and immediately hire a marriage counselor. Bring honesty
back to the marriage and tell your husband because if this skeleton comes out of your clos-
et the wrong way, it's over.
I'm a 37 year old Israeli Jewish man and thanking God I'm still a virgin. I know that's
Shard to believe. I would like to ask if you think I will be able to interact in a good and
respectful way with an African American lady. I'm asking in sincerity and want to know
" how to make this approach.
Mr. Grossman On-line Reader
Dear Mr. Grossman:
Regardless of race, you must first qualify yourself with employment, morals, values and
faith. Once this checklist is complete, make the approach with good intentions at heart and
introduce yourself. Invite the lady to a common place like a coffee shop for conversation
and begin to seek things you may have in common. As for your virgin status, there's noth-
ing wrong with that and at the end of the day, trust me, you're not missing much!
I have a soon to be 17 year old son that's dating. My husband and I went out of town and
my son was instructed to go to his aunt's home after school. Instead'he called my sister and
she let him go to his girlfriend's home. I found this out before getting on the plane told him
when my sister comes home from work to call her or have his girlfriend's mother take him
home. When my husband found out he got upset and called my son and the girl's mother. I
don't know what was said, but my son and husband aren't speaking, the girlfriend can't
come over anymore and my husband wants to put my son out of the house. I think my hus-
band's scared he'll make the mistake he did by getting someone pregnant. What do I do?
You and your husband are still responsible for your son. The girl's mother was wrong for-
not speaking to you first and deserved to be put it in check but it should've come from you
instead of your husband. Have a family meeting and share your concerns with him as an
adult and not like a child. The only apology should be for tone and not the message. You can
still reach him by talking but requires a joint effort of calmness and respect.
Write Ask Deanna! Email: askdeannal @yahoo.com or Deanna M, 264 S. La Cienega, Suite
1283, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Visit her Web site at www.askdeanna.com.
HONORING THE LEGACY OF JACKSONVILLE & FLORIDA'S RENAISSANCE MAN
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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, LaVilla 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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Summer time means cookouts, ball games and pool parties, but this time of year can
be no picnic for horses. Summer may also mean an increased risk for contracting equine
encephalitis, an illness transmitted by mosquitoes.
"There are several types of mosquito-borne, equine encephalitis to which horses are
susceptible," says Dr. Floron (Buddy) Faries, extension veterinarian for the Texas
Cooperative Extension, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at
Texas A&M University.
"These are Western Equine Encephalitis (WEE), Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE),
Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis (VEE) and West Nile Encephalitis (WNE). All can be
prevented with vaccinations."
Faries says symptoms of equine encephalitis may include fever, lbss of appetite,
depression or apprehension, weakness of rear legs, partial paralysis, muscle twitching,
tremors, staggering, convulsions, inability to swallow, circling, extreme excitability or
coma. An unvaccinated horse that contracts the illness typically takes three to 15 days to
show any clinical signs, he adds.
"These symptoms can be due to other diseases, such as rabies, so be sure to have a vet-
erinarian diagnose your horse's particular condition," Faries says.
There are no specific treatments for equine encephalitis, but supportive care such as
anti-inflammatory drugs and fluids are usually administered by a veterinarian. And the
disease can be deadly -- depending on the type of equine encephalitis, mortality rates can
range from 20 to 90 percent. Horses that develop central nervous symptoms and then
recover usually have a high rate of permanent neurological damage, says Faries.
This also is true of WNE, a relatively new disease to the United States. WNE has
shown no predilection toward horses of any particular age, type or body size.
"Outbreaks are typically in the summer and early fall in temperate climates but may
occur throughout the year in warm climates, particularly in wet, coastal regions where
mosquitoes are more likely to proliferate," says Faries.
"Unlike WNE in Texas, EEE is more restricted to East Texas counties and is not wide-
spread throughout the state. In high disease years, there are typically fewer than 20 cases
of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Texas. In low disease years, there are very few cases.,
The bad news is that WNE is a well established disease in Texas and the United States and
is expected to occur throughout the state every summer and fall."
Given the nature of equine encephalitis, it is best to make use of preventive measures.
In addition to ha\ ing your horse accinated every year prior to mosquito season, Faries
suggests creating an en\ ironment that limits the mosquito population, density around your
horses. If possible, a\oid turnmg on lights in stable areas at night, house horses in
screened stables during peak periods of mosquito activity (dusk through dawn), eliminate
areas of water where mosquitoes breed (standing, stagnant water in low areas, cans, jars,
tires, bird baths), mo\ e air with barn fans, and use foggers or other mosquito repellents
according to the instructions.
West Nile Encephalitis is a natural bird disease and kills some types of birds, so if you
notice an unusual numbers of dead cro" s or blue ja\ s. report it to your local or state health
officials or the Texas Department of State Health Sern ices at (512) 458-7255, Faries says.
He also notes not all horses infected with any one of the four types of equine
encephalitis \%ill get sick. He estimates only 1 percent of XWNE infected horses will actu-
ally exhibit encephalitic symptoms and stresses that horse owners should take preventive
measures while monitoring their horses for any chances in behavior.
Doing so \\ill help ensure ouir horse gallops through a healthy summer, Faries
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Community Solutions for Improving Child Health
Terrible gaps still exist in the health status of Black and
White children. Minority and poor children continue to lag
behind White children in almost every health indicator, includ-
ing infant mortality, immunizations, asthma, dental care, lead
poisoning, and obesity. Although progress has been made in -
children's health over the past 30 years, we are still far short of
providing every child access to affordable, quality health cover-
age. Even when children do have access to quality health care. it
alone can't prevent children from being poisoned by lead paint
in deteriorating homes, developing asthma fiom fumes emitted
by inadequately vented stoves or rodents, or facing many other
hazards more common for poor minority than for affluent children. -..
How do we help close these unfair gaps?
Parents, providers, advocates, businesses, and government need to work together to
ensure, all children, regardless of race or income, receive the healthy start they and our
nation's future deserve. Many communities and health care programs are finding solutions
that work which the Children's Defense Fund N\ ill soon share in a new report. Communities
can and should learn from one another's successes to improve the odds for all children.
One of the most important steps in addressing children's health disparities is forming
community partnerships between local schools, chiu-dhes 'and mosques, early childhood edu-
cation programs, community organizations, and health care programs in one location.
Montgomery County, Maryland's African-American Health Program sponsors the Black
Baby SMILE project, administered b\ the People's Community Baptist Church, the county's
largest Black congregation. The project partners w ith doctors' offices arid early childhood
programs to recruit high-risk mothers, and offers free senr ices including'eduetion before
pregnancy, nurse management duringpregnancy, and campaigns to keep infants safe after
pregnancy. One hundred mothers and 60 newborns are cirrentl) being served.
Other community-based health programs are successfully using health workers from the
community. These workers understand the cultural nuances and know the networks within
the community and how to approach families. In.San Diego, they play a key role in the
Environmental Health Coalition's Getting the Leiad Out program which prove ides lead 'edu-
cation helps families in high-risk neighborhoods become aw are of lead dangers and get their
children tested for lead poisoning. Community health workers undergo training in the prop-
er role of nutrition, tenant rights, and home lead inspection skills. Many of them are
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certified lead sampling technicians. The health
workers are adding code enforcement issues to the lead education and home screenings-
demanding repairs and relocation for tenants when necessary.
Mobile vans are another important way to get services directly to children, which is often
difficult in rural and other under-served areas. Vans go to schools and early childhood centers
where many children can be reached efficiently. Columbia University's School of Dental and
Oral Surgery and Harlem Hospital's Dental Services established the Community DentCare
Network in 1996 to ensure preventive services and easy access to dental care in underserved
areas. The DentCare Network operates school-based and community-based clinics and a
Mobile Dental Center fully equipped with two dental operating areas, x-ray equipment, a
waiting/oral health education area, a handicapped accessible chai r i ft, and \ad w ith a den-
tist, pediatric resident, dental hygienist, dental assistant, and a driver data entry clerk. The
Mobile Center travels to over 40 local child care and Head Start centers throu )ut northern
Manhattan during the school year offering preschool children comprehensvye:dental care.
These programs, targeted at poor and minority families, are making.a difference. There
just aren't enough of them. We can do better in our rich nation.
Marian Wright Edelman is CEO and founder of the Children's Defense Fund and its Action
Council whose mission is to Leave No Child Behind and to ensure every child a Healthy
Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful pas-
sage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.
JUNE 4. 2005
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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.
MAKING THREATS Police was called to a motel
on Prudential Drive when a construction worker said
the man he was working for wasmaking threats to do
him harm. The victim said the suspect came to the job
site with a gun in his back pocket. Though he never
pulledthe gun out of his pocket, he kept his hand on it
and kept moving his shirtaround so those present could
see it. The suspect told the victim that if he did not fin-
ish the work, something would happen to him. The sus-
pect went to the hotel room of the victim and physical-
ly pulled him out of his room. He made the victim get
down on the floor in the hallway and reached for his
waistband. The victim was then forced ontothe eleva-
tor and down to the lobby. The victim asked the recep-
tionist to call the police. The suspect then. had his wife
to join him who cussed the victim. The victim was
given a State Attorney card and told how to seek pros-
TREPASS ON PROPERTY, CRIMINAL MIS-
CHIEF AND RESISTING OFFICER-Officer was
met at a home on Dodge Road by the victim, a 40-year-
old female, who stated that the suspect, 18-year-old
male, with the same last name, was issued a trespass
warning on May 19 and advised to stay away. The vic-
tim stated that thesuspect continuously banged on her
bedroom window until it broke. She further stated that
the suspect threatened her by stating, "I'm going to give
you something tocall the police about and I'm going to
f--- your s--- up." Observations were made that the vic-
tim's bedroom windowpane was broken. The suspect
continuously ran from the officers but wasapprehended
and arrested and issued another trespassing warning.
ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON WITH-
OUT INTENT TO KILL-Police was called to
Bougainvillea Street in referenceto an aggravated
assault. Officer was met by the victim who informed
them that while walking home from the bus stop he was
approached by the suspect who walked up and pulled a
handgun from his waistline pointing it at the victim.
The suspect stated "yea, n----- what you going to do
now?. The victim stated the handgun was pointed at his
face and he did.not move for fear of being shot. The
suspect then laughed and walked away. The victim
returned home and called the. police.. He advised that at
one point he and the suspect were good friends until a
recent altercation. The suspect has been implicated as
a possible suspect in a shooting into a dwelling/vehicle
at the victims address on May 18, 2005. The suspect
was not located.
BOY/GIRL FRIEND PETIT THEFT- An Officer
was called to Old Kings Road S. in reference to the
theft of a prescription. The victim told the officer that
her ex-bo. friend entered her unlockedhouse while she
was lying down and took her .bottle of medication
(Zantacs). She said she saw him take the bottle but was
unable to stop him. Hetold her, "You don't need these.
You know how much I can make' selling these?" The
officer gave the victim a SAO card and advised her how
to file charges against the suspect. He also advised her
to keep her doors locked and secure her medication.
AUNT SHAVED HER NEICE'S DAUGHTER'S
HAIR-An officer was called to Lambert Street in refer-
ence to a dispute. He met with the victiminho stated
that she, had an argument with her aunt (suspect)
because she shaved her daughter's hair without her per-
mission. The victim stated the suspect used a knife to
cut her screendoor, and refused to leave. The suspect
admitted out of anger she used her keys to cut the
screen door. She offered to replace, the screen door.
The suspect \was issued a trespass warning.
Defendant Arrested After
GLOCESTER. R.I. Word to .the wise to bail viola-
tors: Stay away from tele\ vision cameras. State police
said a man facing child pornography charges was seen in
the audience of a boxing match on "The Contender," in
violation of conditions of his bail. ,
Paul lannuzzi, 35, had not gotten permission to trav-
el to Las Vegas, where the boxing match was. A detec-
tive who worked on the case spotted him on TV;
lannuzzi also spoke to The Providence Journal about the
ARIES (March 21 to
April 19) .You
struggle a bit
early in the week
to get focused on
work. However, once you
overcome this, you can't be
stopped. You end the week
on a decidedly high note.
TAURUS (April 20 to
May 20) You're not being
fair to a certain
You may find this
hard to admit, but
this person is older and
wiser than you. You'd do
well to listen instead of
shooting off your mouth.
GEMINI (May 21 to
June 20) It's a
good week for
you to lie low on
the social scene.
Instead of getting out and
about, stick close to home.
This applies to the weekend
CANCER (June 21 to
July 22) You need to get
'back in touch
with your practi-
E I^ cal side. Your
"head's in the
clouds way too much this
week. Come back down to
earth and join the rest of us!
LEO (July 23 to'
August 22) This
is a lucky week
for you. You seem
to be able to pick
and choose where you want
to take your career. This
could, though, inspire jeal-
ousy in a certain co-worker,
so be careful.
VIRGO (August 23
S to September
r r 22) You and your
4 L mate are not on
the same wave-
length this week. You want
some peace and quiet. Your
mate wants to party; com-
promise will win the week
for both of you.
LIBRA (September 23
to October 22) You usually
S Wh en officers went to arrest lannuzzi on Friday, he
allegedly tried to hit one and kicked a dent in a state
He was being held pending his arraignment, which
was set for Tuesday.
lannuzzi had been out on bail after being accused of
taking sexually explicit photos of a minor at the offices
of his private investigation business,
He will also face charges of violating the terms of his
bail, assault, resisting arrest and malicious damage to
'state property during his arrest.
Your Weekly Horoscope
(JUNE 4, 2005-JUNE 10, 2005)
have the ability to
see both sides of a
once you make a
decision, that's it. Family
members are surprised this
week when you stick to your
SCORPIO (October 23
to November 21) Someone
is working behind
the scenes for
1 Iyour benefit.
Once you find out
who this is, be generous in
your thanks. This person
deserves it for helping you
(November 22 to
this week b\ a
quirks. Why? Think about it;
you usually overlook this, so
something else .is going on.
(December 22 to January
19) Avoid a ten-
dency to brag this
E l. eek. Sure, you
feel things are
going well and you'd like a
pat on the back. However,
asking for it won't get it but
have the opposite effect
(January 20 to
February 18) Just when
you're about to
throw in the towel
on a project, you
receive a light-
ning bolt of inspiration.
Follow through on this.
You're on the right track for
19 to March 20) You sink
your teeth into a
project that seems
E to have your
name written all
over it. Avoid tunnel vision,
though. Someone else just
may have a good idea, too.
C E L E B R I TY
Results Of Statewide Sex Offender/
Predator Sweep Announced
-TALLAHASSEE Governor Jeb Bush and Florida
Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Guy
Tunnell announced preliminary results.of a month long
statewide effort to locate, and where appropriate, arrest
individuals who have absconded from Florida's sexual
offender and predator registry.
The Sexual Offender Apprehension Program (SOAP)
resulted in the location of 537 absconders. Of these
absconders, 203 were arrested and 334 were verified as
deceased, deported, incarcerated, determined to be no
longer living in Florida, or located and registered in
accordance with the law. In addition, addresses were
verified for another 739 sexual predators and offenders
and 40 arrests were made on other charges..
The mission of the operation focused on locating
absconded sexual offenders and predators, arresting
those who were non-compliant, and verifying the where-
abouts of many others.
"Even before this operation, law enforcement agen-
cies across the state were devoting significant amounts
of time and resources to making Florida's response to
sexual offenders and predators one of the finest in the
nation, In fact, Parents for Megan's Law, a nationwide
advocacy group, gave Florida an A+ for the job we do,
one of only three states to have such a high ranking,"
Governor Bush said. "I commend all the law enforce-
ment officers and agencies in Florida who have shown
great diligence in making Florida safer by participating
in this sweep and by their continued focus on enforcing
our state's sexual offender laws every day."
The SOAP was a coordinated effort between FDLE,
Sheriffs Offices, Police Departments, Department of
Corrections, and the U.S. Marshal's Office that began on
April 15 and concluded on May 15. Efforts to track and
locate sexual offenders and predators will be ongoing by
all Florida law enforcement agencies.
"We can credit the success of this sweep to good old
fashioned police work, combined with a lot of persever-
ance, and the helping hand of technology," FDLE
Commissioner Tunnell said. "While this aggressive,
month long effort focused a significant amount of law
enforcement resources on Florida's sexual offenders and
predators, we 11 know our work is not done. "
Thomas, June 13; Steffi
Graf, June 14; Courteney
Cox Arquette, June 15; Joan
Van Ark, June 16; Barry
Manilow, June 17; Paul
McCai-tney, June 18; Paula
Abdul, June 19.
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pionship game will fea-
ture the top team from
the Atlantic Division
against the top team from
the Coastal Division. The two teams will meet in a game
televised nationally by ABC at Jacksonville's Alltel
Stadium on Saturday, December 3 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets for the championship game will be available
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B-CC Softball Team Tossed
From NCAA Playoffs
historical run for a national championship
Swas finally stopped short by the University
Sof Texas in a 6-1 loss in the best two out of
three super regional playoff series.
B-CC (49-19) played all of their pitch-
ers; Lauren McCoy, Katie Finn, and Viveca
Amber Patterson in the game with starter Lauren
Jackson McCoy making two mound appearances.
Lady 'Cats scored their only run in the sixth inning by
Amber Jackson who was driven in on a sacrifice fly by
The Lady 'Cats finished the season with their first region-
al win, first, regional crown, first trip to the super regionals
and the first MEAC team to receive an at-large berth into the
Jax Native Place Finishes Second In NCAA Division II
Outdoor Track And Field Championships
ABILENE, Texas--Minnesota State University junior
sprinter Michael Lawrence of Jacksonville, Fla., ran a :21.02
during the 2005 NCAA Division II Championships held
Saturday, May 28 at Elmer Gray Stadium on the campus of
Abilene Christian University.
In qualifying for the finals, Lawrence, a graduate of
Sandalwood High School in Jacksonville, Fla. and North
Iowa Community College, tied his own school record with
a time of :20.84.
In the qualifying round the 6-4, 185 pound senior tied his
own record and won the third heat of the event.
He also played football at Sandalwood where he was
three-year starter and letterwinner for the Saints.
Lawrence led the Saints to a 9-2 record in his senior sea-
son and earned second-team all-conference honors.. He was
a decorated track performer in high school and set three
school and one conference records in sprinting events.
Lawrence took second place at the 2004 NCC Indoor
Track & Field Championships held at Myers Field House on
the campus of MSU-in the 200-meter dash (21.82), earned
All-American honors and set a MSU school record at the
NCAA Division II National Championships with a fourth-
place finish in the 200-meter dash (20.84).
Cavaliers Hire Mike Brown
As Head Coach
FAMU To Host 38th National
Youth Program June 13-22
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -
Florida A&M University
will host its' 38th National
Youth Sports Program
beginning Monday, June 13
running through Friday, July
Each participant can
receive a free medical exam-
ination, on either Saturday,
June 4 or Saturday, June 11
at the Jake Gaither
Gymnasium, from 9:00 a.m.
to 3:00 p,.m. A medical exam
is mandatory for all partici-
The NYSP is a program
funded by the Department of
Health and Human Services
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Mike Brown calls a play
during the first quarter of
the sixth game of the
Eastern Conference semi-
final against the Detroit
Pistons in Indianapolis,
Thursday, May 19, 2005.
Brown has been hired as
the coach of the Cleveland
Brown, a 13-year NBA
assistant with a league title
on his resume, has been
hired as the coach of the
Cleveland Cavaliers, the
team said Wednesday.
The 35-year-old Brown
spent the past two years as
Rick Carlisle's top assistant
in Indiana, where he was
credited with improving the
Pacers' defense and develop-
ing Jermaine O'Neal and
Brown's challenge in his
first head coaching job will
be getting star forward
LeBron James. and the
Cavaliers back into the NBA
playoffs. Cleveland was
poised for a return to the
postseason for the first time
since 1998 before their
2004-05 season collapsed
amid an ownership change
and the firing of coach Paul
The firing of Silas,
which came with the
Cavaliers at 34-30, was fol-
lowed by Jim Paxso.n's dis-
missal as general manager;
the silence of James, who
recently fired agent Aaron
Goodwin; and owner Dan
Gilbert's secretive search for
a coach, GM and president.
Earlier this week, The
Associated Press was one of
several media outlets to
report that Brown had been
offered the Cleveland job.
Brown is the league's
second youngest coach
behind New Jersey Nets
coach Lawrence Frank, who
Mississippi Valley State
Basketball Coach Resigns
ITTA BENA, Miss. -
Mississippi Valley State
men's basketball coach for
the last 22 seasons, retired
Stribling, who had a 315-
2 0 7
Lafayette in a let-
Stribling ter that
he will retire effective June
30, according to a statement
issued by the school.
Mississippi Valley State
was 13-15 last season, 11-7
in the Southwestern Athletic
Conference. The Delta
Devils lost to Jackson State
in the first round of the con-
"The entire Mississippi
Valley State University fam-
ily applauds Coach Stribling
for his 20-plus years of serv-
ice to our institution,"
MVSU President Lester C.
Newman said in the state-
ment. "What Coach
Stribling has done for our
athletics program, as well as
the university in general, is
Stribling took over the
Delta Devils in 1983 and led
them to their first winning
season as a Division I pro-
gram. He took Mississippi
Valley State to the NCAA
tournament three times,
most recently in 1996.
Stribling coached high
school basketball in
Mississippi for 26 years
before going to Mississippi
"When you think of
Valley basketball, you auto-
matically think of Coach
Stribling," Hardy said. "He
took over a little-heard-of
program in 1983 and elevat-
ed it into a respected nation-
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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
Letters of Interest will be received by the St. Johns River Water Management District
(hereinafter "the District") at 4049 Reid Street, Palatka, Florida 32177, until 5:00 p.m.,
June 23, 2005.
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS NO. SJ406FO
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS) AND OTHER TECHNICAL SUP-
The District is requesting letters of interest from professional firms licensed in the State
of Florida to provide Geographic Information System (GIS) and other technical support
in fulfillment of its environmental monitoring, restoration, and management responsibil-
ities. The District intends to select three qualified firms ("Consultants") that can provide
qualified GIS and other technical support services for the task areas outlined below.
Each task area requires one qualified person who can provide -all the services for the
task area, as outlined in the solicitation documents. The firm(s) selected shall each be
required to execute a contract for the period of October 1, 2005 through September 30,
2006. The contracts) may be renewed for two additional one-year periods. Award of
the contracts) does not preclude the'tonsultant(s) from submitting a letter of interest
for any other projects advertised by the District
GIS support involves the use of the District's computer hardware and GIS databases
and the application of GIS software to perform spatial analyses, map preparation, and
other GIS-related tasks. The work has been divided into the following categories (task
1) Middle St. Johns River Basin and OrangeCreek Basin GIS Support; "
2) Middle St. Johns River Basin and Orange Creek Basin Data Management Support;
3) Indian River Lagoon GIS Support;
4) Upper Ocklawaha River Basin GIS Support;
5) Lower St. Johns River Basin GIS and Technical Support;
6) Lower St. Johns River Basin GIS Support;
7) Integrated Application Services GIS Support;
8) Coastal Engineering Application/Hydrodynamics and Water Quality Modeling
9) Water Resources Field Support
10) Northern Coastal Basin GIS Support
Completion 'of the tasks is expected to require the services of approximately ten (10)
full-time professionals. Preference will be given to the firm(s) that can provide all ten
(10) positions. It will be necessary for staff of the successful Consultant(s) to work
closely with District staff in a seamless fashion. Therefore, it will be necessary for
Consultant's staff to utilize District equipment and occasionally drive District vehicles
and boats. It is expected that it will be necessary for Consultant's staff to work at
District Palatka offices or District field offices to ensure the closest possible coopera-
tion and communication between the District and Consultant's staff.
In accordance with the Public Records Law, Chapter 119.07(6)(m), Fla. Stat. (as
amended), the District's project budgets are a matter of public record. As a courtesy
to the interested respondents on this project, this information is being provided with the
Request for Qualifications package. The estimated budget for all projects under the
contracts) for the period beginning October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2006, is
$1,500,000. The contracts) may be renewed for two additional one-year periods.
Respondents are cautioned that the estimated budget is an estimate only and poses
no limitation on the District. In addition, the District may add or delete required servic-
es during the term of the contractss.
Interested firms may obtain a project information package by contacting DemandStar
by Onvia at www.demandstar.com or by calling (800) 711-1712. Packages may also
be obtained from the District by calling Wendy L. Miller, CPPB, Sr. Contracts
Administrator at (386) 329-4118. Firms requesting packages through the District will
be charged copying and shipping/handling costs as stated at DemandStar by Onvia or
as provided for in Chapter 119, Fla. Stat., whichever is less. If hearing impaired please
call (386) 329-4450 (TDD).
Evaluation of submitted letters of interest and subsequent negotiations will be pursuant
to Section 287.055, Fla. Stat. Letters of Interest will be evaluated by a District staff
evaluation committee. The evaluation committee will meet at District Headquarters at
9:00 a.m., July 12, 2005, to discuss the evaluations and rank the firms. After evalua-
tions have been completed, all respondents will be notified in writing of the staff's
intended recommendation to the Governing Board at the August 9, 2005 meeting.
Following approval of the top-selected Respondents, and assuming there are at least
three qualified firms, contractual negotiations will commence with the three top-ranked
firms. The services required shall be secured through Work Orders based on the indi-
vidual qualifications of the Consultants' staff and the Consultants' ability to supply the
services both at the time the services are requested and within the budget for the serv-
If, due to disability, you require a special accommodation to participate, contact the
above address or either of the above telephone numbers at least five (5) business days
before the date and time specified. T
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