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Florida star
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Florida star news
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Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981- .

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Table of Contents
    Section A: Main
        page A 1
    Section A: Main: Editorial
        page A 2
    Section A: Main: Lifestyle
        page A 3
    Section A: Main: Church
        page A 4
    Section A: Main continued
        page A 5
    Section A: Main: State
        page A 6
    Section A: Main: National
        page A 7
        page A 8
    Section B: Local
        page B 1
    Section B continued
        page B 2
    Section B: Prep Rap
        page B 3
        page B 3A
        page B 3B
        page B 3C
    Section B continued
        page B 5
    Section B: Sports
        page B 6
    Section B continued
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MAD DADS' FUNDING CUT


5,600 JOBS FOR JACKSONVILLE


BY MAYO]
JACKSONVILLE,
Fla.- Jacksonville's Mayor
John Peyton presented his
budget cuts Friday which
deleted such programs as
MAD DADS and Justice
Coalition. These two pro-
grams have helped to make
a difference in Jacksonville
through fighting crime. The
Justice Coalition prints the
information and MAD
DADS goes out into the
community, meets with the
residents as a body of
strong men-Men Against
Destruction Defending
Against Drugs and Social
Disorder. When talking
with the co-founder, Eddie
Staton and the Jacksonville
Chapter president, Donald
Foy, it was apparent that
they were disappointed and
felt unappreciated. Rev.
Staton said, "MAD DADS


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Mad Dads Jacksonville Chapter
has made a tremendous
impact on the entire city.
In some neighborhoods,
crime and violence have
become so common-place
that residents feel trapped
and angry that nothing
seems to be changing until
MAD DADS, who more
than promote images of


President, Elder Donald Foy
fathers in the community."
The organization took a
much-needed positive
stapd; offered rewards for
information that would lead
,to the arrest of neighbor-
hood bullies, dope dealers
,and heartless drive-by
shooters. In some cases,
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JACKSONVILLE,
Fla. A major Japanese
shipping line, Mitsui
O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.,
announced it will sign a
30-year lease agreement
with the Jacksonville Port
Authority (JAXPORT) on
August 3, providing the


Many were puzzled
when 30-year-old Chad E.
Sullivan, a mortgage bro-
ker, was found dead in a
burned mobile home on
Leona Street, June 8.
Dental records had to be
utilized to help investiga-
tors identify Sullivan
because of the extensive
burns. Once the autopsy
was. performed, it was
learned that he had died
prior to the fire from mul-
tiple stabs to his upper
body as well as a head
injury. ,
What was the motive
for killing Sullivan?
nothing g was stolen from
his house.
On July 18, one month
and ten days later, Corey
Jrod Odol, 15, voluntarily
went to the Police
Memorial Building and
stated that he helped hold
Sullivan down while he
was tied and stabbed but
he had only stabbed him
once in the leg.
Two other males were
picked up for questioning
and it was determined that
they did not participate in
the stabbing and were not
present at the time the
murder took place. One
of the suspects provided


city with its first direct
container shipping service
between Jacksonville and
Asia and approximately
1,800 new port jobs. Such
a move would support
operations in trucking, dis-
tribution and other services
and could generate a total


an alibi. The other admit-
ted that he was present
while the victim was
being held down on the
bed but was asked to
leave. He learned later
that the victim, who had
just moved to Jacksonville
in 2001, had been mur-
dered.
Two other teens,
Samuel D'Angelo Jones,
14 and Todd Lee Thorton,
15, it was later learned,
participated in the murder.
Originally, Thorton said
that two other persons
held the victim down but
later implicated himself
and even admitted that he
had not told the truth
about the earlier suspects
being involved in the mur-
der. Jones advised the
investigators that he had
discussed killing the vic-
tim and later implicated
himself also.
Why was this man
killed? That question is
still not answered but
investigators do feel the
four of them knew each
other. The arrest of these
three suspects brings the
number of teens in
Jacksonville involved in a
murder to eight within a
six-month period. ,


of 5,600 direct and indi-
rect jobs for the area. A
groundbreaking ceremony
will be held on August 3
and longshoremen from
Brunswick and the
Carolina's have already
stated that Jacksonville
may be their new home.


Samuel Jones


Corey Odol


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Todd Thornton wears a
Scarface T-Shirt in his mug
shot.


NEWS IN BRIEF
Prince 1Albert
Acknowledged His
Half-African 2-Year-
Old Son
Prince Albert II, 47, of
Monaco, son of former
Hollywood star Grace
Kelly, who was killed in
an automobile accident in
1982 and Prince Rainier
III, acknowledged to the
media prior to taking
over his father's throne,
that he has a son by
Nicole Coste of Togo in
West Africa.
Coste inee Tossoukpe)
is a former Air France
flight attendant. From


Alexanare Coste with his mother
Nicole on the cover of Paris
Match. He stands to inherit a
large fortune as the son of a
prince.
1997 until late 2002 or
early 2003. she had a rela-
tionship \\ith Prince
Albert which h produced a
child. Ale\andre Coste.


who was born in August
2003. She also has two
sons from a previous mar-
riage.
Royal powers were
automatically conferred
on Prince Albert upon the
death of his father on
April 6, 2005. Prince
Rainier was 81-years-old
at the time of his death.
Albert is a bachelor and
the constitution had to be
changed in order for him
as a bachelor, to assume
the throne. His son cannot
assume the throne since he
\\ as born to unM\ed parents
but the prince said his son
is totally a part of his pri-
\ate life. Ale\andre is also


in line to inherit his
father's enormous fortune.

Woman Arrested at 76
for Selling Crack
She is 76-years of age
and uses a wheel chair
yet, at the request of an
undercover officer, she
lowered her purse on a
rope to collect the money
for the track and then
lowered the rope again,
containing the crack
cocaine. Minnie Perlotte
Collins, 76, was then
arrested for providing
$20 worth of crack to the
officer from her second
floor \\indo\\. A gun.
ammunition and the rope


with the purse were
found in her house. She
was taken to Shands
Emergency Room and
absentee booked. Her
bond was posted so she
did not spend time in jail-
yet.

Glynn County Opens
School Year With a New
Superintendent
Glynn County, Ga.
received their new school
superintendent Tuesday,
Michael' Bull.
Superintendent Bull is
coming to Brunsw\ick
from Gaines\ lle. Gia.
Gl\ nn Count\ schools
\\ il open on AULU.!St I 0.


Stanton All-State
Students Make History
Two Stanton College
*Preparatory students
recently were named to
the 24-member Florida
High School Athletic
Association Lindsay
Jones and Holden
Harris. This is the first
time in recent history
that two nominees from
one school have both
been named to the team.
To be selected, a student
must be a graduating
senior with at least a 3.5
GPA and nmuit ha3e
earned a letter in at least
t\\o sports during both
junior and senior \ ears.


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Socially Speaking
By
Betty Asque
Davis
"There's Always Something
Happening On The First Coast"


"Teens to Lend a Hand to Helping Hands Ministries
Volunteer Jacksonville's Points of Light Youth"

Summer Leadership Institute (PYLI), has met
recently for six consecutive Fridays. This unparalleled
program, a state-of-the-art training program is designed
to teach servant leadership and community service
skills to high school age students. Former participants
and their parents tout the PYLI experience as one that
expands possibilities, builds new focus on goals, con-
firms the value of teamwork and creates lifelong friend-
ships.
The participants of the 2005 class of thirty-eight stu-
dents from nineteen area high schools chose renovating
the house for Helping Hands Ministries AB Inc. as
their service project. After researching Jacksonville's
community needs, the teens decided to tackle the issue
of homelessness and Helping Hands Ministries AB Inc.,
a nonprofit agency that provides support for Beaches
area families by operating a food and clothing distribu-
tion center that works to ensure the Beaches area fami-
lies are connected to support agencies and are expand-
ing their mission by holistically addressing the barriers
and challenges that families in crisis face when they do
not have a home, was an ideal choice. On Service
Project Day the students painted and cleaned the interi-
or of the house that is to become a home for a Beaches
area homeless family.
Area youth participating in the 2005 PYLI class
were: Zalika Nisbeth Andrew Jackson; Joshua
Kolapo and Shanita Shack-Douglas Anderson
School of the Arts; Michael Thomas -Englewood;
Jonanthan Johnson and Vanessa Davis-Fletcher;
Grant Williams-Jacksonville Early College; Quintia
Hemphill-Riley -Lee; Zaneisha Countryman-
Mandarin; Chinyere Afi-Leigh-Paxon School for
Advanced Studies; Kayla Hutchinson-Sandalwood;
and Michael Johnson, Katie Hezekiah, Jamicia
Gordon and Cicely Grimsley-Stanton College
Preparatory School.
Training assistants for the class, who are past PYLI
participants were Alisha Lewis-Paxon; Sanitra
Livingston-Stanton College Preparatory School and
Katasha Ross-Palm Beach Atlantic University.
Volunteer Jacksonville Inc., a 501C3 agency, is
northeast Florida's local knowledge leader on volun-
teering. It's the place where citizens can find the most
up-to-date opportunities to serve. It's where nonprofit
organizations can get help with promotion of volunteer
opportunities and support in making their volunteer
programs work. It's also the place that keeps an eye on
the community's most urgent needs and responds with,
volunteer action. Mrs. Beverly Hamilton directs this
notable program.
For further information on programs of Volunteer
Jacksonville, call 904 398-7777 or visit their Web site
at www.volunteerjacksonville.org.



"Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority's
Mother Daughter Tea"

Gamma Rho Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa
Alpha Sorority's Mother-Daughter Luncheon, was the
event 'for the Debutante season's opener at
Jacksonville's Hyatt Regency.
Under the committee leadership of Mesdames
JoAnn Buggs and Gail Holley, the 2005 debutantes
include a "legacy" of sorts according to Alpha Kappa
Alpha member Dr. Brenda Robinson Simmons. The
children of childhood friends are among the selected-
young ladies for the 2005 Debutante Coterie. And
ucti\ ities for the young ladies are ongoing this summer,
:ulminating with the Debutante Ball in December dur-
ng the holiday season.


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Breast Cancer Stamp Helps Raise Awareness
Along With Circles of Hope


Since May, many Post
Offices in North Florida
have posted "Circles of
Hope" honoring those
who help fund the fight
and find a cure for breast
cancer.
Those who purchased
booklets of 20 Breast
Cancer stamps were invit-
ed to sign their name-or
the name of a loved one-
on a "Circle of Hope"
which was displayed ini the
Post Office lobby.
"I'm glad to say we
have Circles of Hope
almost everywhere you
look," said the Postal
Service's top executive for
North Florida, Harold L.
Swinton. "Every circle is a
reminder that, in spite of
the everything else they've
got going on, people still
care and want to help. We
are all .impressed by the
response and the
researchers are, I'm sure,
grateful."
The eight-cents differ-
ence between the sale of
the Breast Cancer semi-
postal stamp and the First-
Class one-ounce letter rate-
helps fund federally-
supervised Breast Cancer
research. Since its release
July 29, 1998, the Breast
Cancer stamp has gefierat-
ed more than $45 million
for research from the sale
of 606.8 million stamps.
In addition to benefit-
ing research, using the
stamp on cards and letters
can help raise awareness
of the disease and may
inspire more Americans to
acquire the skills and
habits they need to stay


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healthy. It is estimated that
40,410 women and 460
men will die from breast
cancer in the United States
this year.
* Although breast cancer
incidence is about 20%
higher in white women
than in African American
women, African American
women have a higher mor-
tality rate.

* African American
w o m e n
are slightly more likely to
develop breast cancer
before age 50, and white
women are more likely to
develop breast cancer after
. age 50.

* About 31 out of every
100,000 African American
women die from the dis-
ease each year compared
to just 27 out of every
I 100,000 white women.
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Education Now and Babies Later (ENABL)
Abstinence Only Education to Duval County Youth aged 9-19.
Free to all organizations, including
faith-based and community groups.
The "Managing Pressures Before Marriage" curriculum
teaches youth about:
The risk of early sexual involvement.
Assertive refusal techniques.
Building healthy relationships.
Resisting peer pressures.
Program goals:
To reduce teen pregnancy.
To reduce the rate of sexual activity in adolescents.
To reduce the rate of sexually transmitted diseases
among adolescents.

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New Bethlehem Missionary

Board Holds Fashion Show

and Tea
With the theme, "Reflections of inner peace and joy
through fashion," friends and members of New
Bethlehem Missionary Baptist modeled sportswear,
church wear and evening wear on Sunday, July 17,
2005. The models were all ages and sizes. The event
was an enjoyable experience for the models and the
audience. Ms. Gwen Thompson of New Bethel AME
was the fashion commentator.


Kids model for the fashion show.


.Teen models for the fashion show.


MT. SINAI COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ENTERPRISES, INC
2049 North Pearl St.
Jacksonville, Florida 32206
(904) 798-8733
Presents Its First Annual Fundraiser And Awards Banquet
"Empowering Our Youth"


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Friday, July 29, 2005
Holiday Inn
1-95 and Airport Road
8:30 p.m.-Reception
7:00 p.m.-Dinner



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Almon shares his ideas, concepts and strategies
S' with youth and teens, as well as corporations.
As a 501 c(3) non-profit community service organization, your support is
deductible. All proceeds will be used to provide programs that continue
to strengthen our families and rebuild our communities.. Tickets' are
available for $50 per person, or groups of 10 for $450. For tickets
and/or information on advertisements or sponsorships, please contact
Mike Stanfield, Program Manager, at (904) 798-8733.
The mission of the CQmmunity Resource Education and Development
Institute (CREDI) is to impact lives through educational, economical,
social and spiritual methods. We provide services for youth, teens,
adults and families.
Darlene Thomas Rivers Pastor R. L. Gundy
Chairperson CEO


rA.B. COLEMAN
*.DIRECTOR----
Breaking The News


When the death of .a
loved one occurs, regardless
or whether it was expected
or not, you will find yourself
having to deal with a great
number of people. Some you
will know closely, others
may be complete strangers;
all will be claiming some
kind of relationship to the
deceased.
While grieving for your
loved one you may find
yourself not wanting contact
with anybody other than
those to whom you are clos-
est. Having to deal with so


many people can be very
difficult
Those who were close to
the deceased need to be
contacted before the funer-
al. When you break the
news, remember that they
will also need the chance to
express their grief and this
must be respected, no mat-
ter how deeply distressed
you are feeling yourself.
A.B. COLEMAN
"Our Aim Is Not to Equal, But Excel"
5660 Moncrief Rd.
Tel: 768-0607
www.ABColeman.com


Faith In Our Community K The Church Directory
-Schedule of Events and Services- > "Come and Worship With Us"


CELEBRATING GREAT SERVICE The Southside
Church of God In Christ will celebrate 26 years of great serv-
ice of the pastor, Bishop Edward Robinson, Sr., and First Lady
Cynthia Robinson Wednesday, July 20 through Friday, July 23
and Sunday, July 24 at 2179 Emerson St. Services will be held
nightly at 7:30 p.m. and at 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., conclud-
ing at 7:00 p.m. on July 24. For more information call 398-
1625.
CHAMBER MUSIC SECOND SEASON-The Chamber
Music Society of Good Shepherd's second season of free con-
certs includes performances at 6:00 p.m. Sunday, August 21,
and Sunday, September 18, all in Craig Hall. Church of The
Good Shepherd is located at Park and Stockton Streets.
Henson Markham, Artistic, Director. David Bowen, MM.,
Organist-choirmaster. Rev. James W. Harris, Jr., Rector.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL/VICTORIA FARRIE
PERFORMANCE-Children throughout the community are
invited to attend the Spotlight On Jesus Vacation Bible School
at New Bethel A.M.E. Church, 1231 Tyler St. July 25-July 30
from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. The theme is "I Am The Light Of
The World" taken from John 8:12. For more information call
(904) 353-1822. The G.W. Bruton Board Of Ushers of
New Bethel AME Church, 1231 Tyler St., present Mrs.
Victoria Farrie of Titus Harvest Dome Spectrum in a per-
formance on Sunday, July 24, at 5:00 p.m. Mrs. Farrie is
releasing her debut album entitled Majesty featuring the
hit single "Miracles"., The public 'is invited to attend.
Rev. William H. Lamar, IV, Pastor
ANNUAL CELEBRATION/GIVEAWAY-Remembering
Mother and Founder, Evangelist Bernice C. Evans, Faith
As A Mustard Seed, I Am Alpha and Omega will host its
Annual Celebration and Give Away on July 30 and 31 off
Lem Turner Road. (behind Jax Car Wash, travel seven
blocks down, make a right on Droad Street to the old fash-
ion tent service). The give away will be conducted from
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on July 30. Activities include prais-
ing, preaching, singing, face painting and refreshments.
A Praise and Worship Service will be held beginning at
3:00 p.m. on July 31. Guest speakers include Evangelist
Wanda Porter, Evangelist Beverly Jenkins and Apostle E.
L. Small. The service will also feature special appear-
ances by The Singing Kings of Joy, the Shiloh Praise
Team from Orlando, and others.
CELEBRATION FOR YEARS OF SERVICE-Rev.
DR. Richard L. Wilson, Sr. will be honored for 52 years
of service as Pastor of West Friendship Baptist Church on
August 17 through August 1,9, nightly at 7:00 p.m. PAstor
Wilson has pastored at West Friendship since October 12,
1953. Pastors arid participating congregations inlcude
Rev. Ernie L. Murray and St. Thomas Baptist Church,
Rev. Landon L. Williams and Macedonia Baptist Church,
Rev. Tom E. Diamond and Abyssinia Baptist Church, and
the East Florida & Bethany Association. ,
LAY DAY SERVICE AT GREAT GRANT-Led by Tony
DeMarco Hansberry with the word from Prophetess Linda
"Sister Pat" Patricia Platt. Sunday, July 24, 2005, 11:00 a.m.
Greater Grant Memorial AME Church, 5533 Gilchrist Rd.
QUARTERLY 5TH SUNDAY ASSEMBLY-Greater Church
of God by Faith, 2434 Old Middleburg Rd., Jacksonville,
Thursday, July 28 Saturday, July 30. Call (904) 771-4941 for'
more information.
WOMEN'S DAY- July 24, 2005, 11:00 a.m. Featuring Pastor
Dee Black, Total Praise Ministries. Theme: Christian women
putting action to their faith.
Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email sub-
missions preferred. Send to: info@thefloridastar.com.


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6:00 p.m.
Revival Service
Jim Raley


5755 Ramona Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32205 ,

904-781-9393

Website:
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Email:
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MT. CHARITY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1417 North Laura St. Jacksonville, Florida 32206
George Harvey, Jr., MA.,, 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.
Email: Gospell75@aol.com
Website: Greaterelbethel.org

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New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School 9:30 a.m. v,.,
Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Afternoon Bible Study
(Except First Sunday) 4:00 p.m. -A'4 .4
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


CHRISTIAN FAMILY


WORSHIP CENTER
Dr. Lloyd S. Williams, Pastor

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


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


A loving son, brother, husband, father,
uncle and friend. It has been two years
since our father called you home to be
with him.
Not a minute hour or day goes by
that we don't think of you. We can still
see your smiling face and hear your
laughs.
Our hearts are still heavy with sad-
ness as we miss your strong presence in
our lives. God' grace adn mercy helps
us to make it one day at a time.
Love Always,
Wife, Emma
Children, Grandchildren and Family


In Loving Memory
HENRY
WILLIAMS
March 2, 1932 -
July 28, 2003


Third Annual
Memorial Program
August 21, 2005
11:00 a.m.
New Bethlehem Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street
Jacksonville, FL 32208
If you or a deceased family member are former mem-
bers of New Bethlehem, please take this 6pportuni-
ty to honor them on our Memorial Tree. You may
also prepay for a leaf for yourself. A wonderful
spirit filled program has been planned with
Rev. Articus Tolliver of Orlando, Florida as
the speaker.
A leaf and a 1/2 page ad cost $100.00.
A leaf and a full page ad are $120.00.
Pre-death payment is $110.00
for leaf and 1/2 page ad.
You may also purchase ads in the memory book -
full page $50.00
,half page $25.00
quarter page $15.00
For more information, please call 757-7207 or 785-
7732. All monies must be in by August 6, 2005: You
may send checks/money orders and ads to the
church ATTN. Memorial Program Committee.
We look forward to your
participation.
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor


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It Is A Stamp
Mexicans are racist?
Have we gone too far with
the racist label? Yes, the
United States of America
is a country that is founded
on racism. Racism is a part
of our culture, just like
baseball and apple pie. I
don't think we can argue
the same for Mexico. We
could suggest that Mexico
has been the victims of
American racism, but
Mexico racist. I don't think
so. The whole stamp
thing, and the subsequent
racist labels puzzle me.
The irony in this debate
is that it is about stamp or a
monkey who doesn't
resemble my people or me.
It is a replica of a cartoon
character that in no way
reflects on African
Americans. It is a just a
stamp. How can Mexicans
even be racist? If racism is
about power, prejudice and
discrimination how are
Mexicans using their
power to discriminate?
How are they forcing their
will on our people? When
were Mexicans put in
power? Did I miss some-
thing?
The tragedy in this
entire mess is brown peo-
ple are fighting brown peo-
ple. Since moving to
Southern California I have


found this to be the new
reality. White Americans
are pushing us up to fight
each other. While African
Americans fight Latinos,
the real racists are allowed
to go free. While President
Bush appoints another
white male, racist, conser-
vative judge to the
Supreme Court we are
busy over in the comer
attacking our brown broth-
ers and sisters over a
stamp. Who is fooling
whom?
It is time for us to refo-
cus our struggle on the real
issues. The central issue
facing us is developing a
brown peoples political
.coalition that deals the col-
lective discrimination we
face as brown people. A
brown peoples coalition
would include African
Americans, West Indians,
Caribbean Americans,
Latinos, Arab Americans,
Asian Americans, and
Middle Easterners. We
face a common enemy and
he is in the White House,
the state house and the
suites of corporate
America. Mexico is not
our enemy. The president
of Mexico has nothing to
apologize for. He hasn't
done anything to us; he-is
in the same boat with us.


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Our former civil rights
leaders are looking like
ambulance chasing attor-
neys. Are they running
after headlines and televi-
sion time? Have the central
principles of the struggle
have been displaced for
personal fame and gain?
We need to call our leaders
back to the table of
accountability and demand
that we focus on real issues
and coalition building. A
stamp issued in Mexico is
not central to the struggle.
Did you buy the stamp? Is
the stamp going to affect
American politics? Is the
stamp going to stop the
war in Iraq? In the words
of Stevie Wonder "what the
fuss?"
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Dean of African American
Church Studies at Fuller
Theological Seminary in
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NetWellness Unveils Expanded African American Health Site .


CLEVELAND In
honor of the Congressional
Black Caucus Health
Braiftrust "Public Forum
on Health Disparities"
held at Case Western
Reserve University (Case),
NetWellness, a highly
regarded consumer health
Web site, unveiled its
expanded online health
center focusing on African
American health
(http://netwellness.org/heal
thtopics/aahealth). The
center features original
articles written by experts
in the field, an Ask an
expertt section on health
topics relevant to African


Americans, and links to
high-quality websites. Net
Wellfiess is provided by
University of Cincinnati
(UC), Ohio State
University and Case.
U.S. Rep. Stephanie
Tubbs Jones (D-11th OH)
is convinced that, "To
impact health disparities, it
is vital that all of us -- law-
makers, grass-roots organi-
zations, health systems and
universities -- work togeth-
er. It is wonderful to see
Ohio's research universi-
ties taking a leadership role
to provide the best infor-
mation for all our nation's
citizens."


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To know about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) also known as crib death.
African American babies are twice as likely to die from SIDS. Help keep children safe.
Always place babies on their backs to sleep. And don't put soft. stuffed toys in their cnb.
.1' To learn more, talk to your healthcare provider.
Call 1-800-444-6472.


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Successful Weight Loss Will Benefit B-CC


Football Training Center Initiative


Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- This could be the most ben-
eficial loss in the history of Bethune-Cookmnan College ath-
letics.
Hoping to set an example for her students at Bethune-
Cookman College to lead a healthy lifestyle, College
President Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed recently embarked on a diet
to maintain her girlish figure.
However, it's difficult to maintain a rigid regimen when
you're required to appear at numerous functions and dinners
all featuring a smorgasbord of fattening appetizers and suc-
culent main courses. And then there's Dr. Reed's favorite
vice a glass of Dr. Pepper on ice adding to the calorie
count.
But being an astute fundraiser, Dr. Reed seized the oppor-
tunity to find extra motivation at a recent luncheon with
members of her Board of Trustees.
One trustee, Margaret McPhillips pledged $10,000 to the
Football Training Center gifts initiative if Dr. Reed loses 25
UF Survey Finds Many Floridians Still
Recovering From 2004 Hurricanes
GAINESVILLE, Fla. As homeowners clean up debris
from Hurricane Dennis and keep a wary.eye on newly formed
Emily in the Atlantic, several hundred thousand Florida resi-
dents have not even started home repairs caused by last year's
destructive hurricanes, according to a University of Florida
researcher.
Based on the results of telephone surveys this spring, an
estimated 1.3 million Sunshine State residents have complet-
ed repairs, but repairs are still under way for 696,000
Floridians and had not yet begun for another 348,000, said
Stan Smith, director of UF's Bureau of Economic and
Business Research.
"Certainly in terms of the numberof people affected, last
year's hurricanes had a far greater impact than any previous
natural or man-made disaster in Florida, wreaking havoc from
one end of the state to the other," .said Smith. Overall, the
storms were blamed for at least 80 deaths and caused. more
than $20 billion damage. More than 2,000 respondents, of
whom 1,881 were permanent state residents when the first of
last year's four hurricanes struck in August, participated in the
surveys, which were conducted between February and May.
The survey has an error rate of 3 percent.
Twenty-six percent of the respondents said they evacuated
their homes before at least one of last year's hurricanes, with
3 percent saying they left home for all four according to the
S survey.
"This would imply that nearly 4.5 million Floridians evac-
uated their homes at one time or another, which is a huge num-
ber," said Smith. Slightly more than half of evacuations were
for one or two nights, followed by 28 percent for three or four
nights, 17 percent for five to 10 nights and 4 percent for more
than 10 nights.
In all, 32 percent of the respondents reported some hurri-
cane damage to their homes, with 8 percent characterizing it
as major and 24 percent as minor. Nearly one in 10 respon-
dents said they were forced to actually move out of their
homes after at least one hurricane, with most away for less
than one week. ,


pounds before mid-December.
Moments later, Board Chairman Irving Matthews
matched that challenge. Pack away the Dr. Peppers.
"I now have excellent reasons to get into better shape,"
smiles Dr. Reed. "My own personal well-being and an
opportunity to further along a project that the entire
Bethune-Cookman College family is excited about."
Dr. Reed is serious about educating the students on health
issues, often eating alongside them in the school cafeteria
and encouraging them to avoid the fast foods and try the sal-
ads and sweet potatoes. She also promotes exercise.
"I believe in the all-around development of our students,"
Dr. Reed said.
When Dr. Reed meets her goal, the money will be ear-
marked for the ambitious $13 million initiative to build and
maintain a state-of-the-art home for the B-CC football team.
The Football Training Center will include locker rooms
and showers, a weightroom, coaches' offices, meeting and

ARFF Protestors Turn Up

Heat In St. Augustine Over

Treatment Of Carriage Horses


ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla.--
Hot and tired tourists
thought twice about forcing,
horses to pull them around
St. Augistine in Florida's
sweltering heat when they
saw the Animal Rights
Foundation of Florida's
(ARFF) graphic posters
depicting carriage horse suf-
fering .
The posters were waved
by ARFF members during a
demonstration on Sunday,
July 10 between the bridge
of Lions and the Fort along
the water where horses line
up in America's oldest city.
The demonstration was
held in protest of the what
the ARFF terms is cruel
treatment of carriage horses.
The ARFF contends that
throughout the summer, ill-
fated horces forced to pull
carriages in St. Augustine
will likely be seen exhibit-
ing symptoms of heat stress.
Officials of the organiza-
tion say flared nostrils,
brick-red mucus mem-
branes, trembling, and a lack
of sweat production on a hot
day are clear danger signs of
dehydration and heat stress.
"Animal-drawn vehicles
are entirely banned in pro-
gressive cities throughout
Florida, such as Palm
Beach, Deerfield Beach,
POmpano Beach, Key West,
Treasure Island and Panama
City Beach,". says Carla
Wilson, ARFF
Spokesperson.
ARFF continues to urge
the city to dopt basic protec-
tion for the horses such as
allowing horses to work


only after 5:00 p.m. in the
summer, regulating the
length of time horses are
forced to work, and ensuring
horses are provided with an
adequate amount of clean,
fresh, cool water.


film rooms and a reception area featuring a hall of fame.
The 19,000 square football building will serve the foot-
ball program's approximately 90 student athletes, 25 coach-
es and support staff as well approximately 600-700 young
student-athletes throughout Florida participating in the
National Youth Sports Program and summer camps hosted
by B-CC.
Head Coach Alvin Wyatt offered his encouragement to
Dr. Reed.
"I'll personally send my best lineman to guard her refrig-
erator if I have to," Wyatt said. "She's the star quarterback of
this team and the quarterback has to be in the best shape for
us to win.
"Dr. Reed continues to inspire us with her innovative
ways to raise funds and take this institution to a higher
level," Wyatt added. "She has the Wildcat spirit of determi-
nation ... all I can say is that Mr. Matthews and Ms.
McPhillips should already make out those checks now."-
Those wishing to join Ms. McPhillips and Mr. Matthews
in supporting Dr. Reed's effort or make a contribution to the
Football Training Center can contact the Bethune-Cookman
College Office of College Advancement at (386) 481-2950
or visit the initiative's web site at http://www.bethune.cook-
man.edu/footballtrainingcenter.
Fundraising is underway for the project, and over $2 mil-
lion has been pledged.
A contest pitting local booster clubs and alumni chapters
nationwide is being held to promote friendly competition for
a worthwhile cause.
A super rally to launch the contest will take place at the
Gateway Classic in Jacksonville September 17.


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Black Farmers Miss



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Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-Fla.)
WASHINGTON, DC -
Congressman Kendrick B.
Meek applauded the recent
immigration ruling allowing
Ernso (aka Ernesto) Joseph,
an orphan who landed off
key Biscayne with other
Haitians in October of 2002,
to remain in the United
States.


Meek had brought the
case of the young Haitian to
the attention of the highest
levels of federal government
and pointed out majorshort-
comings in the Bush
Administration's treatment
of Haitian asylum seekers,
especially those who are
children.
"This is a big victory that
, means everything to this
young person," Meek said.
"But even as we celebrate
this decision, we have a lot
more work to do to make
sure that all asylum seekers
are treated fairly by our laws
and our immigration authori-
ties."
Joseph will be granted his
green card as a result yester-


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day's decision by a Miami
immigration judge, which
came only five days before
his 18th birthday.
Had the readjustment not
been granted by July 16,
2005, Joseph would have
reached age 18 and legally
become an adult, which
would have trigged an order
for Joseph's deportation by
the Department. of
Homeland Security.
"Emso has been in and
out of immigration custody
and foster care for over two
years," Meek said. "Time
and time again, the Bush
Administration used its judi-
cial appeals and power in an
effort to send this Haitian
orphan back to Haiti, even
though he feared for his life
and had nothing to return to."
When numerous letters
he sent to immigration offi-
cials went unanswered,
Congressman Meek took the
extraordinary step of speak-
ing about Joseph's dire situa-
tion directly to then-
Secretary of Homeland
Security Tom Ridge at the
2004 State of the Union,
address, resulting in the
Secretary reviewing the case.
Meek brought needed
national attention to the case,
which was bogged down in
bureaucratic procedure and
policies that are unfavorable
to Haitians.
The case reached a criti-
cal point again in March
2005 and Meek spoke direct-
ly with Eduardo Aguirre, Jr.,
Director of U.S. Citizenship
and
Immigration Services, on
Ermso Joseph's behalf.


Constitution,
have left their
posts when it
comes to the
rights of

Burrell Americans, and
unless Congress acts, the
Constitution (is) null and
void for us," Burrell said.
Rep. Steve Chabot (R-
Ohio, said earlier this year
he will pursue legislation. A


spokesman did
not return a
telephone call
on Friday


.LA- seeking reac-
tion.
Chabot To date, the
government has paid nearly
$684 million to 13,730 black
farmers. Under the settle-
ment, ai independent arbi-
trator reviews claims and a
monitor reviews appeals.


WASHINGTON, D.C. -
A three-judge panel of the
U.S. Court of Appeals for
the District of Columbia
ruled Friday against about
300 Black farmers who
sought claims, were denied
them and missed the dead-'
line for appeals.
The farmers argued they
missed the deadlines either
because of mistakes by their
lawyers or because they'
were not notified of the
appeal deadline. U.S.
District Judge Paul L.
Friedman ruled against the
farmers in June 2003 and
March 2004.
The appeals panel upheld
his ruling, saying the court
had already provided relief
from filing deadlines.
Judges David B. Sentelle
and Karen LeCraft
Henderson ruled against the
farmers, while Judge Judith
W. Rogers dissented in part.
Advocates for the farm-
ers said the ruling is another
sign that legal options have
been exhausted and
Congress needs to intervene.
Congress has held hear-
ings on a related issue in the
case, that claims from tens
of thousands of black farm-
ers were dismissed because
they missed the original
deadline on July 14, 2000.
Of 65,951 late claims,
63,820 were rejected,
according to the govern-
ment.
Thomas Burrell, presi-
dent of .the Black Farmers
and Agriculturalists
Association, called the set-
tlement a failure.
"The courts, the
guardians of the


Arthritis And
Resulting Disabilities
Appear Worse In ,
African-Americans
ST. LOUIS A pilot
study comparing the results
of treatment for rheumatoid
arthritis in African-
Americans and Caucasians
has revealed that African-
Americans are more likely
to suffer pain and disability
from the disorder.
African-Americans are
more likely to suffer pain
and disability from arthritis.
Researchers at
Washington University
School of Medicine in St.
Louis used questionnaires,
physical examinations and
laboratory tests to assess
symptoms and disability
levels in 33 African-
Americans and 67
Caucasians.
"Both disease activity
and the resulting disabilities
,were' worse in African-
Americans," says senior
investigator Richard
Brasington, M.D., associate
professor of medicine.
"Further analysis of our
results showed that this was
linked primarily to their
socio-economic status, not
to their race."
Rheumatoid arthritis
afflicts approximately 2.1
million Americans or about
1 percent of the population.
Women are two to three
times more likely to develop
the disorder than men.
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President Bush Speaks During Black Expo
INDIANAPOLIS President Bush touted his efforts to
improve education, health care and Social Security and to
increase aid to Africa and religious organizations that provide
social services during an address at the Indiana Black Expo in
Indianapolis.
Bush says he has built a government that expands oppor-
tunities for black Americans and believes in an America
where all people, including blacks, have the chance to own
homes and businesses and share in the country's prosperity.
The President He also took credit for new test results show-
ing a narrowing gap in test scores between black and white
elementary school students.
The group presented Bush with a lifetime achievement
award, citing his efforts to help former prisoners become pro-
ductive members of society and other programs benefiting
minorities. Bush was greeted with a standing ovation and the
crowd of about three-thousand people at the RCA Dome
applauded several times during his speech.

Rice Presses Trade Commitment On Africa Trip
DAKAR, Senegal (Reuters) -
Condoleezza Rice used her first trip to
Africa as Secretary of State on
Wednesday to show top-level commit-
ment to a U.S. preferential trade deal for
the world's poorest continent.
c. On a trip set to be dominated by
Secretary Rice
efforts to stem bloodshed in the Middle
East and Sudan's Darfur region, Rice said Washington's
African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) benefited
everyone.
"AGOA is making a difference in people's lives along with
development assistance, good governance and overseas for-
eign direct investment," Rice told a news conference, shortly
before, leaving the Senegalese capital Dakar for Sudan.

Saddam Hussein To Face Trial
BAGHDAD, Iraq The Iraqi Special Tribunal filed its
first criminal case against Saddam Hussein for a 1982 mas-
sacre of Shiites and said a trial date would be set within days,
despite U.S. fears a trial would inflame tensions at a time the
Shiite-led government is trying to lure Sunnis away from the
insurgency.
In the past week alone, at least 170 people were killed in
suicide bomb attacks throughout Iraq. Three U.S. soldiers
were killed over the weekend, including one on Sunday when
a homemade bomb exploded in central Iraq, the military said.
At least 1,766 members of the U.S. military have died since
the Iraq war started in March 2003, according to an
Associated Press count.

Army finds morale woes among U.S. soldiers in Iraq
WASHINGTON (Reuters) More than half of U.S. sol-
diers in the Iraq war reported morale problems in their units,
with particular concern over long deployments, but suicide,
rates have dropped, an Army report said on Wednesday.
Fifty-four percent of soldiers questioned as part of an
Army survey stated that morale in their individual units was
either low or very low, the report said. Nine percent reported
high or very high unit morale.
The report, completed in January but only now being
released, provided a snapshot of the morale and mental health
of soldiers serving in Iraq and Kuwait from August to October
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Miss Prissy AKA Phoenix And Larry The Clown, As "Crump" As They Come!
By Rych McCain


If the movie RIZE, is in
your area, you should defi-
nitely check it out. You will
witness dance moves by a
crew of "Clown and Crump
Dancers" in South Central
Los Angeles who are some
of the movin'est; groov-
in'est; dancin'est young
folk' you've ever seen! Two
of the major dancers in the
film were Miss prissy AKA
Phoenix and Larry the
Clown. Both perform gravi-
ty-defying body movements
and gyrations at such incred-
ible speeds that the film had
to post a disclaimer stating
that the action on screen was
not speeded up. Of course
that disclaimer was for the
benefit of viewers not accli-
mated to "the hood," or the
African American way of
life in terms of expression
and creativity.
Ms. Prissy AKA
Phoenix, was born in South
Central of Belizean parents.
This might explain her gor-
geous African features. How
did she get started dancing?
"I started dancing when.I
was. four," says Phoenix.
"On my fourth birthday (as a
present), my father took me
to a ballet school and I'
haven't stopped since. I've
never stopped dancing,
right! I haven't even taken a
break from dancing. The
longest break I've ever taken
from dancing was a week,
that's it. My mother (a
school teacher), always
encouraged me. She always
made me stick to whatever I
started. I live by that every-
day. Anything I start, I
always finish it, I never
leave any task incomplete."
After years of classical
and jazz dance training,


Phoenix started teaching
dance. Her debut professional
gig was an AT&T Go Phone
commercial and a Sprite com-
mercial followed. Her video
credits include Ludacris,
"Stand Up," and the lead
dancer in Formula One's
"Gotta Roll," produced by
gospel great Mario Winans.
She is currently on tour with
"The Game."
She lights up when asked
how got hooked up with
Tommy The Clown
"I used to work for the
school board and one of my
students was a clown dancer.
He came to me and said, 'Yo,
I'm quittin' your class
because there is this new
dance out called clowning.'
At the time I was 19. He said,
'I want you to come so you
can teach them how to do real
dance moves.' So I went and
became addicted to energy
and the rawness of clowning
and from there, I started danc-
ing for Tommy. From that I
met Lil C and Tight Eyez and
we left Tommy and created
the new style called
'Crumping.'
Currently, Phoenix is the
first lady of crump. She also
sings, plays piano and raps.
One of her co-stars in the
movie was Larry The Clown,
also from South Central LA.
He too, worked his way off
the mean streets of Watts and
South Central to hook up with
his hero and mentor Tommy
the Clown. When asked what
kind of response he thinks the
film will receive from the
general viewing public, espe-
cially from back East, Larry
says, "They are going to get a
lot of energy."
"They're going to get the
whole ordeal about situations


that you go through," he con-
tinues. "They'll know how to
relieve their stress on whatev-
er they are going through.
Dancing is a stress reliever.
They're going to get caught
up in emotional scenes, cry-
ing and laughing scenes. It's
going to touch everybody."
There is a scene in the
movie where the LA
crumpers were being com-
pared to an African tribal
dance ritual amongst the
brothers in the bush. While a
particular dance move was
shown being done by the
Africans, the screen split to
show the crumpers doing the
exact same thing including
applying and wearing the
warrior face and body paint.
"We never knew that we
were actually doing what our
ancestors were doing back in
the day," says Larry. "It's just
in our blood stream and it just
happened. So it's a blessing
for it to come down stream
like that. It shocked me. I'm


very speechless about it It
was a wonderful scene.
When they showed us. \ e
were like, are ) ou so seri-
ous? From the painti[n on
down, I'm like dude. '\e'\e
been doing this for about
eighteen years no%\ and
come to find out, the\ ha\ e
been doing it \\a\ before
then, hundreds of thousand
years ago with make-up and
stuff. And then w e are stho, -
ing battles and the\ are
showing battle- The\'re
jumping up on each other
and we're jumping up on
each other!"
Crumping i.e.. the dance
. and the lifestyle is African to
the core and like all other
black created culture s-rle;s.
. this one too, will be studied.
copied, ripped-off and
exploited. And if black tfolk'
aren't on their J-O-B. some
cheap imitation -\ hiie person
will be the "'Kin, of
Crump," in history\ books in
the future!


WVassup in Hollyivood

By RvL/i1 /.CanI

*R L THE GIRL." \\wth T-Bo- & Chilli." \\ll pre-
miere \\ednesda\. .ul\ 2.2Ui.15 on L P.\. This i1 a
real t\ series w here \ 1oung ladies w\%ill audition and
compete to see \ho \ ill become the ne\ third mem-
ber of TLC. replacing the late Lisa "Left Eyre" Lopes.
Film maker Reginald Hudlin has been named
President of Entertainment at BET
Check out w \ \ .itrutalk.us and deal with Pearl Jr. 's
book Houi ToT LTmi .4 Dain The Pu,/v Kxa .Ami'
Doin II.' You gu s need to read it as \kell!
Ba\ area veterann rapper BA, is dropping a ne\\ CD
on Rah Records called "BA.- Spovr The lead single.
"Put }ouri/1 Rim Back On." has Keak Da Sneak.
iuckmouith and Allen .-nwhon' running through the
spot to la\ do\\n a scorching summer single \ith a
s~itch-hittin'. trick\ bass line. BA's Oak-To\\n
hlomies E 40 and f ill Henii guest on GGuns in lich
Closei" and Frank Slicks pops in to spit lines on the
cut "Its Pimpin. Check out \\\ \v.RahRecords.com.
Hustle & Flo-" starring Teirrence Howard as Djay.
Anthony .-Indersoni as Ke\, DJ Quails as Shelbh.
Taraji P. Hensoin as Shug. Tatyn Mllanning as Nola.
Paula Jai Parker as Lexus. Isaac Hares as Arnel and
Ludacris as Skinn\ Black is in theaters. First off. this
is not \ our t\ pical "Pimp"' mo\ ie. \A which glonrfies that
depraved lifesti le. It is a depiction of a situation that
can happen in real life \with actual people. Terrence
Ho\ ard gi es an Oscar orthl\ performance as DJa.,
a Memphis pimp going through a mid-life crisis.
Ludacris as Skinn, Black. continues \here he left of
in the mo\ie CRASH. acting-\k ise. This man does
lia\e legit acting chops. Taraji P. Henson. Tar n
Manning and Paula Jai Parker each brought real life,
human character to their roles. The\ w weren't just slut-
t, chickenheads, but \\ere real onmen caught tip in
the game of life sr\ i\ al. Anthoni Anderson w\as great
in his first serious dramatic role pro\ ing that he has a
broad acting range. DJ Quails, the White musician fit
his niche \er\ belie\ablI. Soul crooner Isaac Ha\es
pla\ the bar owner that e\ers one can relate to and
Elise Neal rounds out the cast \with a heat touching
portrayal of a \\wife tr,,ing to understand and support
her husband's i Anderson) dream. Hustle and Fluw is
a good movie. Those in and from the South will
appreciate the film's down home Memphis flavor.
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A Fundraising Dinner for
Elaine Brown for Mayor of Brunswick, Georgia


August 6, 2005
7:00 p.m.


Jekyll Island Convention Center
Hartley Auditorium
$50.00 per person

Elaine's Platform
Development without displacement
Full employment and self-employment
Community-owned enterprises
Decent housing for all
Complete health coverage for all
Food for every child
Expanded funding for public education
Establishment of public transportation
Clean air and green space
Honor the Gullah/Geechee heritage
Crime prevention not mass incarceration
Sharing regional resources

If elected, Elaine
will become the

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of Brunswick!


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Vote November

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Northside Doctor Helps Woman Celebrate 100th Birthday


JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--Dr. Bob Brown, local Northside
physician and businessman, is doing more than provide
excellent bedside care to his patients. He recently hosted a
birthday party for his eldest patient 100-year-old Rosa
Benjamin.
On Tuesday, July 5, Mrs. Benjamin was picked up from
her home in northwest Jacksonville in a limo and driven to
the party at Dr. Brown's office located at 5353 Soutel Dr,
where all of her friends and family met her and had lunch.
Lunch was provided by Popeye's Chicken Mrs.
Benjamin's favorite place for spicy chicken wings.
Following the party, Dei Brown escorted Mrs. Benjamin to
the Winn-Dixie store across the street for her weekly grocery
shopping.
When she arrived, Winn-Dixie Store Director Bob


Beck, Winn-Dixie District Manager Matt Briller and associ-
ates were waiting with a birthday cake for her. Together they
sang happy birthday to Mrs. Benjamin and offered her a
congratulatory Pepsi toast (Mrs. Benjamin's favorite drink).
Born on July 5, 1905, Rosa Benjamin is originally from
Tifton, Ga., and has lived in northwest Jacksonville for the
past 38 years. She has been a patient of Dr. Brown's for 15
years.
Her secret to living a long and healthy life is loving God
and eating.footd with lots of garlic. Mrs. Benjamin has six
children, 14 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and 28
great-great grandchildren.
Dr. Brown is a family practice physician affiliated with
the University of Florida and is an active and inspirational
community leader involved in the Boy Scouts, Rotary and
his church.


Quality Foods Plus: The New Premier Foods


Premier Foods, like
Fiesta Foods in Texas, serv-
iced the ethnic market.
With the last two stores
closing last Tuesday
(Edgewood and Beaver),
who is going to fill that
gap? Many Jacksonville
citizens are concerned, par-
ticularly the senior citizens
who are accustomed to the
low prices and the meat
variety, that include rare
items such as chicken feet.
Confer said they will carry
the meats as well as the
fruits and vegetables
Premier customers like.
Bill Confer, one of the
owners who purchased the
7th Street Premier in
February and has named it
"Quality Foods Plus" said
their goal is to reach that
same market and more.
Confer gained grocery store
experience working for
Premier and hag hired a
number of Premier man-
agers for his store. He said
the company's motto is:
"Uptown Service with
Downtown Prices." Confer
said the stores that they now
operate is the home of the
"Pick 5" meat program
which gives a family of
four, five meats for $19.99.
They have already spent
more than $200,000 in
making changes at the 7th
) Street location in
Springfield and plans week-
ly ad specials with competi-
tive prices.
Premier Pharmacy,
Ray's Seafood and


Quality Partners: Nick Holaves, Bill Confer and Mack Smith at
Quality Foods Plus at 27 East 7th Street


A shopper in the produce section.
Restaurant and Nafeesah's
Gift Shop are still located at
Quality Foods.
The problem many cus-
tomers face is that there is
only one Quality store. One
former Premier customer
said that she always pur-
chased her mangoes and
sausage from Premier and
will definitely try Quality
Foods.


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Ms. Lillie Mae YORK-
Merritt, (75) a local resi-
dent of south Jacksonville
entered into rest on
Thursday, July 14, 2005.

Funeral Services will be
held 11:00 a.m.,
Saturday, July 23, 2005
at the Jerusalem
Missionary Baptist
Church, 2935 St.
Augustine Rd. Visitation
for family and friends will
be held Friday, July 22
" from 5:00 p.m to 8:00
p.m. at the funeral home
and 9:00 a.m. on
Saturday until the hour of
service. Interment will be
in the Jerusalem
Cemetary. Arrangements
by Sarah L. Carter's
Funeral Home, 2212
Emerson Street, (904)
399-4150, Sarah L.
Carter, LFDIC.

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DEATH
NOTICES
ALLEN-John C., 97, died
July 17, 2005.
ARNOLD-Morgan, 47, died
July 10, 2005.
ATWATERS-John, died
July 14, 2005.
BABINEAUX-Tiffany, 26,
died
July 8, 2005.
BIGGERS-Kemyasihah, died
July 13, 2005.
BIVENS-Robert, 80, died
July 13, 2005.
BARNTLEY-Purcell, Jr., died
July 11, 2005.
CHAPMAN-Elizabeth A.,
died
July 14, 2005.
CLARKE-Matilda, 89, died
July 15, 2005.
DANIELS-Xavier Jaylon, died
July 13, 2005.
DAVIS-Robin V., 41, died
July 18, 2005.
DINKINS-Benjamin, died
July 15, 2005.
FREDERICK-Rev. Nathaniel,
Jr., died
July 12, 2005.
GALLER-Gabriele E., died
July. 12, 2005.
GEORGE-Mary, died
July 15, 2005.
HARMON-J. B., died
July 14, 2005.
JACKSON-Willie J., Sr., died
July 15, 2005.
JENKINS-Ulysses, 54, died
July 15, 2005. Alphonso West
Mortuary, Inc. ,
JENNINGS-Bobby, 23, died
July 9, 2005.
JOHNSON-Baby Boy
Johnson, died
July 2, 2005.
JORDON-Jessie B., died
July 11, 2005.
LAYTON-Russell L., died
July 15, 2005.
LOCKETT-Irene, died
July 16, 2005.
MERRITT-Lillie M., 75, died
July 14, 2005.
RUIZ-Master Domingo,
infant, died
July 15, 2005.
SAMPSON-Virgie B., 57, died
July 12, 2005.
SINGLETON-Frances, died
July 17, 2005.
SMOKES-Hattie, died
July 15, 2005.
THOMAS-Ernest, 85, died
July 12, 2005.
TOOKES-Sylvia, died
July 18, 2005.
TOWNSEND-Erskin L., Sr.,
died
July 13, 2005.
WILKINS-Janie, died
July 13, 2005.
WILLIAMS-Eric, died
July 14, 2005.
WILLIAMS-Lucius C., died
July 13, 2005.
WILSON-Patricia, died
July 18, 2005. 1
WOODY-Annie, died
July 15, 2005. i


He chose to provide his care to a largely under-served
area of northwest Jacksonville following his residency at
what is now Shands-Jacksonville Medical Center. He
worked with Winp-Dixie to build a store to serve the neigh-
borhood, as the closest grocery store was several miles away.
The store opened in 1996.


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SKIN & HAIR CARE AFFAIR-TRU Roots Salon & |I
Emporiunm ,,ill hold a Skin & Hair Care Affair on
Sunday July 24. 2:00-6:00 p.m. at 1030 Hendricks ..
SAe. Adnuission is free. For more information contact
0041 ( 1N439-114S. 4
RIVER DANCE: PUTTING THE RIVER IN :
: RIVER CITY The latest JCCI stud\ release. ii
i; Tuesday. Jul\ 26, 2005 at the Times-Union Center for i'
,* the Performing Arts. 300 West Water Street, '
Jackson\ille. Reuistration at 8:15 a.m. Breakfast pass-
es available $1U.0(. RSVP Chanda at 396-3052 or :
e-mail chandrai'icci.o g.
LEARNING CENTER ACCEPTING APPLICA-
TION-The Brewer Learning Center. 1095 Philip A.
Randolph Bl\d. is now accepting applications for ages
S6\ eeks-3 ears-old ( Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten). For
more information call 90)4 630-1268 or 'stop b\ the
Brewer Learning Center between the hours of 8:00
a. m.-5:00() p.m. Nlonda\ through Frida.
SMAD DADS FUNDRAISING BANQULET-The Il
NIAD DADS Jacksonmille Chapter. Inc. wll host its
'.. Second Annual Fundraisine Banquet on August 12 at !
the Jackson\ ille Landing. The Honorable Dr. Wade F.
Horn. Assistant Secretary of Children and Families,
"U.S. Department of Health and Human Ser' ices, is
the guest speaker. The banquet w as establrihed for the
Purpose of honoring community 1 residents that hae e
S committed themselves to improving communities
%\ withn the city of Jacksonm ille. Ticket donations are
i 60. For partnership le els and ad donations infonna- !'
I tion contact Tonva Jackson or Elder Bruce Jones (904)
1 ,88- 17.1
,fO\LAN-HAVEN ALUlMNAE ASSOCIATION |i
* m iLes all graduates, former students and teachers to its :i
Grande Reunion. The Hilton Hotel, 1201 Riverplace I.
SBld.. August 5-''. 2005. Island Dinner & Dancing.
Cil\ Tour. Picnic at American Beach. Worship at
SEbenezer United Nlethodist Church and lots more. For
information and registration: Linda Pearson Belton,
9014-634-4517. CONIE. RENEW ACQUAINTANCES.
i MATTHE\\ \. GILBERT ANNUAL REUNION -1
CELEBRATION-Plans are being made for the 8th rl
i Annual Reunion Celebration of Matnhew\ W. Gilbert 1.
High School. T\wo representatives from each from
1952-1970 are asked to participate. A meeting \\ill be
1:f held on Tuesday. August 16 and on eteri other
'i Thursday\ thereafter, at 7:00 p.m. at Nlatthe\ W. i.
Gilbert Middle School. For more infonnation contact ,,
Almehia J. Lodi at 9)041 355-7583 or Vi' ian W.
Williams at (9041 '66-2885.
BACK TO SCHOOL INFORMATION Little Red
ir Schoolhouse. DuIal County Public School's back-to-
school information booths., \ill be located at area Wal-
i Marts from Julk 23 through Jul\ 31 during Florida's
ta\-free w eek for school supplies.
,TOWN MEETING ON THE PLIGHT OF
AFRICAN AMERICAN MALES IN EDUCATION
State. Sen. Tons Hill. Omega Psi Phi and the Black
: Male Explorers Program to host town meetings: Jul ,
S2 2005. I :((00 p.m. Bethune Cookman College Science
Building. Daytona Beach: July28. 2 205, 1-00 p.m.,
Edward Waters College. Doug NMilne Auditorium. Othe
r dates in NMiami and Tallahassee. Call l904) 924-1646
Sfor more information.
SINGLE PARENT FAMILY CONFERENCE -
'' Health Education and Commnunilt, Resources is host-
I mng. Saturday. July, 3U. 2005, S:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m..
; Shands Jacksonville. 581 W. 8th St.. tower 2, 10th Fir.
SBanquet Room. Continental breakfast and lunch pro-
i ided. A $5.00 registration fee. For more information
call 384-9848 or e-mail hecri.i'msn com.

Listings due Tuesdays by 5 p.m. for inclusion in
the following Saturday's issue. Electronic sub-
missions are preferred. Please email to:
infodi'thefloridastar.com
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Educational Awareness And Your Child: What is ESY?


By Ga La-Car

Is there or was there
summer school for special
needs children? The
answer could be yes or no.
Yes because it is schooling
during the summer, but no,
because it is call Extended
School Year (ESY).
Extended school year is
for special needs students
who need specific services
longer than the time given
for a regular school year
(180 days).
When students are out
for summer .vacation they
may forget some informa-
tion learned during' the
school year. In most cases
it doesn't impact their next
grade level of studies. ESY
service is available for
those students who will
regress, forget or lose
information learned during
the school year. This will
hinder learning. once they
have retuned back to
school from the summer
vacation. School districts
are not required to provide
the ESY services to all stu-
dents with disabilities.
Under the Individuals with


Disabilities Education Act
(DEA) ESY services must
be provided for students
who require those services
so that they will receive a
free appropriate public
education.
Parents, you, are
encouraged to' .get
involved and participate in
the decision of whether or
not this is a service they
your child can benefit
from ESY is written in you
child's Individual
Educational Plan (IEP) by
a team effort of your
child's teachers, other pro-
fessional and you. During
your IEP meeting before
summer vacation, discuss
your child's previous goals
and objectives of that
school year. If they were
not met determine if ESY
may be an option to help
your child achieve those
goals and objectives or if it
is needed to receive a free
appropriate public educa-
tion.
Questions to ask:
Will a break in school
cause your child to regress
in a critical life skill (read-
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causing your child not to
be able to learn it?
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cause your child, who will
not 'achieve their educa,-
tional goals, due to le\ el of
disability, have an even
harder time when your
child returns to school?
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circumstances such as
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post high school, the\ hate to make a lot of important
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COLLEGE


CAREER

CO RN ER
By Rose Rennekamp

Bridging The report that they have not
'Ambition Gap' taken-and are not planning
to take-high-level courses
such as trigonometry, pre-
Most teenagers see a calculus, chemistry, and
college degree as neces- physics. These are stu-
sary for getting ahead in dents who, for the most
life, according to a recent part, plan to go to college
CBS news poll, but you because they are taking a
wouldn't know that if you college entrance exam.
looked at how they pre- What can you do to
pare themselves for col- bridge that "ambition,
lege and careers while in gap?"
high school. The so-called Think about why a col-
"ambition gap" shows that lege education is impor-
students say they want to tant. You may hear all the
attend college, but for one time "get a college educa-
reason or another, they tion," but why? This sum-
'don't take the right classes mer we have a college
lo succeed. intern working with us.
Consider that more She says that most of her
than one-third of the stu- friends who are not at
'dents who take the ACT either a university or com-_
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that they had gone right
out of high school. For
them, college was an after-
thought. They didn't real-
ize that what they didn't
plan for in high school
would affect them later.
Now they're trying to fig-
ure out whether or not they
have the will to go back to
school.
When your parents
grew up, having a high
school diploma could land
them a decent job with the
possibility of moving up
within a company. Now,
that's rarely the case.
Almost all of the jobs
expected to grow the most
in the coming years
require some kind of train-
ing or education after high
school. Not to mention
that in purely monetary
terms, college graduates
make nearly a million dol-
lars more over their life-
times than people who
only have a high school
diploma, and it goes up
even more as they receive


professional or advanced
degrees.
Get on the right track
for college by choosing
the right classes. If you
don't know what you need,
talk your guidance coun-
selor. They should be able
to help guide you through
the college-planning
process. ACT recommends
taking four years of
English, and at least three
years each of math (alge-
bra and higher), science
and social studies. Some
colleges also require for-
eign language or other
elective courses for admis-
sion.
Talk to your teachers'
and counselors to make
sure you are taking the
most challenging courses
you can handle. Research
shows that taking at least
one upper level math class,
such as trigonometry or
pre-calculus, or taking a
physics class can improve
a student's preparedness
for college biology and


college algebra.
And it's important that
you not slack off when
senior year comes around.
Colleges also consider a
student's course load and
grades from that final year
when it comes to admis-
sions.
The "ambition.
gap" is wide, but with a lit-
tle hard work, and help
from their parents and
counselors, students can.
bridge that gap to move on
to college success.


Rose Rennekamp is
the vice president of com-
munications for ACT She
is a mom and has a mas-
ter's of education in guid-
ance and counseling. For
more college and career-
planning information,
visit www.act.org. Have a
question you want
answered in a future col-
umn? Send a letter to this
newspaper or e-mail Rose
at AskRose@act org.


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current students or alumni who have attended the school.
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school; a school you have a good chance of-being accepted to; and a safety-type school
where you likely would be admitted," says Holler.
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ing one's senior year in high school, it's far more beneficial to use the time wisely and
focus on what needs to be done to prepare and pay for college.
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10. "Oh" Ciara Featuring Ludacris (Sho'nuff
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1. "Fast Cars and Freedom" Rascal Flatts (Lyric Street)
Last Week: No. 2
2. "As Good as I Once Was" Toby Keith (DreamWorks)
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3. "You'll Be There" George Strait (MCA Nashville) No. 3
4. "Something More" Sugarland (Mercury) No. 1
5. "Making Memoriek of Us" Keith Urban (Capitol) No. 4
6. "Mississippi Girl" Faith Hill (Warner Bros.) No. 7 & I
7. "Keg in the Closet" Kenny Chesney (BNA) No. 8
8. "If Something Should Happen" Darryl Worley
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JAIL OR BAIL


EDITOR'S NOTE: All suspects are deemed innocent unless proven
'guilty in a court of law. Jacksonville Sheriff's Office reports are a
matter of public record. The Florida Star seeks to educate the com-
munity in the hopes of keeping our community safe.
BURGLARY, ASSAULT/BATTERY-On Monday, July
18, 2005 at 1:25 p.m. a suspect went before the "Judge of
the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court, in Duval County" for an
outstanding warrant for his arrest for a crime he committed
on 10/18/04. At that time, the suspect had entered the vic-
Stim's apartment at 4646 Moncrief Road, without consent or
permission. The suspect is believed to have entered
through a door that does not lock properly. The victim and
suspect have never lived together in the apartment. The
suspect hid in the victim's son room. When the victim came
home and entered his apartment, the suspect attacked him,
battered and choked the victim. Witnesses told the police
officer that they observed the suspect battering the victim.'
The suspect kicked a door inside the apartment causing it
to crack. The victim who identified him knows the suspect.,
The suspect was read his rights on 7/18/05 arrested, trans-
ported to jail, and charged with a felony.
AUTO ACCIDENT, HIT AND RUN-On Sunday, July
17, 2005 at 9:15 p.m. a JSO police officer made contact
with the suspect., A state computer check revealed that the
suspect had an outstanding arrest warrant. The warrant
read: The suspect, who was driving a red "Ford Ranger
Truck", struck a white "Honda Civic", which was being
driven by the witness (victim). After the crash, the suspect
fled the scene and parked the truck in front of 3515 Wilson
Blvd. The suspect and passenger exited the truck and began
walking down the street, away from the crash. The victim
was taken to the hospital by ambulance for minor knee
injuries. A few minutes later, a witness called the police
and informed them of the name of the suspect that was
driving the truck. Once the suspect's identity was obtained,
the description given by the anonymous witness matched
the description of the suspect and passenger. The suspect
was placed under arrest, transported to jail and, booked on
leaving the scene of an accident.
POSSESSION OF CONTROL SUBSTANCE WITH
INTENT TO SELL-On, Sunday, July 17, 2005 at 7:35
p.m. a JSO undercover police officer was posing as a drug
buyer/users in the area of 3100 N. Myrtle Ave. The under-
cover police officer engaged the 30-year-old male (sus-
pect) in a conversation about the purchase of marijuana.
The suspect stated that he "aint got none." The undercover
police officer told the suspect let me get that $20.00 and I'll
flip it. The suspect handed the undercover police, officer
two pieces of crack cocaine in exchange for the $20.00 of
JSO funds. The suspect was not arrested due to long term
investigation going on. On 7/17/05 the same suspect was
seen standing in front of 1257 West 22nd Street. The sus-
pect was arrested, read his rights, and transported to jail for
an interview. The suspect stated that he did not sell crack
cocaine or marijuana, and has not sold any drugs since
2001. The suspect was charged with a felony.
CHILD SUSPPORT-On Monday, July 18, 2005 at 3:15
p.m. a police officer was dispatched to 7958 Jaguar Dr.,
apartments in reference to serving a warrant, and to make
an arrest on a 23-year-old male (suspect), for late child sup-
port payment. Upon arrival, police officer made contact
with the suspect who owed $1000.00 in back child support
payments. The suspect was read his rights, arrested, taken
to jail, and booked on "Civil" charges for back child sup-
port pay.
SPOUSE DOMESTIC BATTERY-On Monday, July 18,
2005 at 5:44 p.m. a police officer was dispatchedito 2160
Mayport Rd. in reference to a battery. The call was origi-
nally received from Baptist Beaches emergency room, but
the victim went home before an officer could be dis-
patched. Upon arrival, police officer made contact with a
23-year-old female wife l\ictim) \\ho stated that her 24-
sear-old estranged husband suspectt. threw her on ihe
ground and bit her on the neck. The t\\o are separated and
no longer live together. She also told the police officer that
the suspect pulled some of the braids out of her hair. The
witness, who is the victim's roommate, told the police offi-
cer that she saw the suspect on top of the victim and threw
the victim to the ground for the second time. The police
officer observed a cast on the victim's .left arm, and a bite
mark on her neck. There were also two old marks on the
right side of her neck, which she said were from previous
attacks. The police officer made contact with the suspect at
his apartment, and read him his rights. The suspect stated
that he'and his wife were trying to work things out. He said
that he saw his wife at the movie theater with another male,
and "he went blank." He told the police officer that his wife
called him to her apartment and said she wanted to work
things out. They began arguing, she slapped him arid they
tussled. He said he doesn't remember what happened after
she slapped him, he just remembers being on the ground.
The police officer did not see any marks on the suspect.
The suspect was arrested and transported to jail.
i GRAND THEFT-On.Thursday, July 14, 2005 at 10:00
p.m. a police officer was dispatched to 9501 (Arlington
Expressway -Regency Mall, JC Penny) in reference to a
theft. Upon arrival, police officer met with the store man-
ager who said he observed a 23-year-old female (suspect),
enter the store with a large bag. He observed her return four


pillows and then go into the junior department. The suspect,
then began to fill the empty bag with items from the store.
, The store manager followed the suspect out the door on the
south side of the building. The suspect was cooperative
'with the store manager. She stated a friend advised her, if
she carried the property out of the store she would be able
to keep some of it. The police officer observed a video
recording of the suspect walking out of the store with the
property. The store manager signed a form and advised the
total amount stolen was $666.88. The suspect was arrested,
transported to jail, and charged with a felony.


ST. LOUIS -A man is
being sued by Missouri
Attorney General Jay
Nixon for allegedly send-
;ing garbage and even feces
to eBay.com customers
\\ho thought they were
bidding for new or slightly
used clothing.
Nixon filed the fraud
suit against Michael D.
Pickens of Bethany. His
wife, Tamera Pickens, told
the St. Louis Post-
Dispatch he is disabled
with a rare blood disease,
is unemployed and has
never sold anything over
the Internet.
The suit claims Internet
ads promised top-quality
clothes; including ads
from Victoria Secret,


Your Weekly Horoscope
(JULY 23, 2005-JULY 29, 2005)


ARIES (Marci 21 to
April 19)
Singles are in for
a good week
where romance is
concerned. A new admirer
comes into the picture.
Those already in a relation-
ship experience a renewal.
TAURUS (April 20 to
May 20) You're tempted to
let a minor irrita-
tion turn into a
major upset.
Guard that tem-
per. When you think about
it, it's nothing of major
importance anyway.
GEMINI (May 21 to
June 20) You are
on your toes
socially this
week. This also
bodes well for business
prospects. Later in the week,
a friend comes around to
your way of thinking.
CANCER (June 21 to
July 22) This isn't the week
to get into argu-
ments over
finances. Instead,
sit down and put
everything on paper. When
you're ready, you can state
your case quite clearly.
LEO (July 23 to-
August 22)
Money is a sore
spot this week
where a friend is
concerned. If this
person hasn't paid back a
loan, now's the time to ask
for it. Tact, though, will win
the day.
VIRGO (August 23
to September 22) A shop-,
ping spree is in
-; order this week.
,' However, don't
blow -the budget.
Look for bargains and sales.
LIBRA (September
23 to October
22) You're nor-'
mally pretty
patient. This


week, though, you can't
seem to display that. Avoid
being short-tempered as a
result.
SCORPIO (October
23 to November 21)
Travel is in the
cards for some
where business is
concerned.
However, be sure you're
sharp and on your toes for
those meetings. Turn in
early. if you can.
SAGITTARIUS
(November 22 to
December 21)
Feel free to
indulge in some
personal amuse-
ments. At the same time,
don't forget about what
needs to be done at work.
You can do both if you
budget your time well.
CAPRICORN
(December 22 to
January 19) You get that
D green light you've
been waiting for
where a work
project is con-.
cerned. Fortunately, you
know exactly how to pro-
ceed. Success is guaranteed
on this one.
AQUARIUS
(January 20 to
February 18)
Feel free to enjoy -
yourself this
week. Your gregarious
nature needs to be satisfied.
Over the weekend, 'intellec-
tual pursuits are satisfying.
PISCES (February
19 to March 20) Be care-
ful if an argument
ensues with your
mate. You just
could say some-
thing you can't retract.
Guard that tongue!
C E L E BRITY
BIRTHDAYS: Dom
DeLuise, August 1; Wes
Craven, August 2; Tony


Bennett, August 3; Billy
Bob Thornton, August 4;
Neil Armstrong, August
5; Dorian Harewood,


August 6; Garrison
Keillor, August 7.

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Mysterious Texas

Lights Draw Crowds

MARFA, Texas Nevada has Area 51. New Mexico,
has Roswell. Texas has the Marfa Lights.
Whatever's out there sparkling or dancing across
Mitchell Flat and toward the Chinati Mountains has
both befuddled people and attracted them to this remote
area east of Marfa for well over a century.
They start converging about dusk on a desolate spot
in the West Texas desert with a ridge view and an-
expanse of some 20 miles of treeless rangeland.
A few bring lawn chairs. Some find a spot on con-
crete picnic tables. Others lean against a brick wall.
With darkness toward to the east and the remnants of
a spectacular sunset to the west, the first cries erupt.
"Look! Look!"
Fingers point. Binoculars get fine tuned. A few cam-
eras click. All the attention focuses on specks of bril-
liance.
Legend. Myth. Natural phenomenon. UFOs?
"I just want to see for myself, and say I saw them,"
James Teems, 61, from Hobbs, N.M., said on a recent
night.
"I thought we'd come over and look," said his wife,
Fern, 59. "Looks like campfires."
FLORIDA LOTTO
WINNING NUMBERS
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Banana Republic and
other well-known brands.
When customers
placed their orders
through the online auction
site, the suit says, Pickens
arranged for the shipment
to come from companies
that sell industrial rags,
unwanted clothing or
household items meant for
poor countries. In one
case, a customer received
feces. '
Nixon ,said Pickens
either ignored or refused
requests for refunds.
The lawsuit, filed in
Harrison County Circuit
Court, seeks a permanent
injunction and fines of
$1,000 per violation.


Officer Caught On Tape Buying Drugs'


MADILL, Okla. A
Madill police officer
accused of buying metham-
phetamine from an under-
cover agent was charged
Friday with felony-posses-
sion of a controlled danger-
ous substance within 2,000
feet of a park, according to
Marshall County court
records.
Michael J. Stephenson,
50, also was charged with
driving under the influence
of drugs and possession of
drug paraphernalia, both
misdemeanors.
He was suspended with
pay Thursday.


Stephenson is accused of
buying $30 worth of meth
from an undercover
Oklahoma Bureau of
Narcotics agent in a park,
spokesman Mark Woodward
said. The transaction was
videotaped by OBN agents.
Stephenson, who has
worked for the Madill Police
Department since 1997, was
arraigned Friday afternoon.
Bail was set at $50,000.
Stephenson has worked
in law enforcement in
Marshall County for 22
years, Madill Police Chief
James Fullingim said.


St. Louis Man Sued Over

Mailing Of Feces, Garbage


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Tiger Woods Wins 10th Career Major


ST. ANDREWS, Scotland --Tiger Woods took another
step toward Jack Nicklaus' record with another ruthless per-
formance at St. Andrews, closing with a 2-under 70 to win
the British Open for his 10th career major Sunday, July 17.

Rubin Carter Named Head
Coach At FAMU
Florida A&M University
introduced former NFL and
collegiate All-American
tackle Rubin Carter as the
new head football coach on
Wednesday.
Carter, a Fort
Lauderdale native, was cho-
sep from over 60 applicants.
The 52-year old coach
brings 18 years of NFL and'
collegiate coaching experi-
ence on both the Division I-
A and Division I-AA level Rubin Carter
-tq the University. He also
had a distinguished profes-
siHnal playing career span-
ning 12 seasons with the
Denver Broncos from 1975
to 1986, appearing in two
Super Bowls.
SA star prep athlete in
football and track at
Stranahan High School,
Carter went on to a stellar '
collegiate career at the Carter at Miami
University of Miami,
becoming the first African *Washington Redskins
American to receive All- (NFL): Defensive Line,
America honors as a 1999-2000
Hurricane football player in *University of
1974. Marvland: Defensive Line


Carter and his wife,
Karen are the parents of
four children: Andre, 26, a
defensive lineman with the
San Francisco 49ers,
Diandra, 21, Alvin, 18 and
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Woods won by five shots, the largest margin in any major
since Woods won by eight at St. Andrews five years ago.
This one also had a sense of inevitability, with Woods taking
the lead on the ninth hole of the first round. No one caught
him over the final 63.
He joins Nicklaus, known as the Golden Bear", as the
only player to win the career Grand Slam twice. Woods
completed his own version of the slam that shows how their
careers are so indelibly linked-- he now has won all four
majors that Nicklaus played for the last time.
It was Woods' second major in four months, restoring a
dominance that had been missing the last few years. Even
after he won the Masters in a playoff, there were questions
about whether he could blow away the competition the way
he did when he captured seven out of 11 majors.

Lakers Trading


For Kwame Brown


Kwame Brown
LOS ANGELES Am
Tellem confirmed a published
report that Brunswick, Ga.,
native Kwame Brown, the
first overall selection in the
2001 NBA draft, will be
involved in a trade between
the Lakers and Washington
Wizards.
It is believed that the 6-
foot-ll Brown will join the
Lakers in exchange for
swingman Caron Butler and
guard Chucky Atkins.


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The trade was first report-
ed Thursday by the Los
Angeles Times, which quoted
sources.
"We cannot make any
comment until after the mora-
torium period ends," Lakers
spokesman John Black said.
Atkins is under contract
for $4.5 million next season,
while Butler will earn nearly
$2.5 million.
Brown was the first high
school player to be chosen
No. 1 in the draft, and aver-
aged 4.5 points and 3.5
rebounds in 57 games as a
rookie.
He graduated from Glynn
Academy in Brunswick.
He averaged 7.4 points
and 5.3 rebounds in 80 games
in his second season, and
10.9 points and a team-lead-
ing 7.4 rebounds in 74 games
in his third year.
Brown broke his right
foot in a pickup game last
summer, and began the 2004-
05 season on the injured list.
He wound up playing in only
42 games and averaging 7.0
points and 4.9 rebounds in
21.6 minutes.
The 23-year-old Brown
has been a disappointment in
his four seasons with the
Wizards, but has shown great
potential at times. He gives
the Lakers an inside presence
they lacked last season, and
presumably will move into
the starting lUneup at power
forward and 'enable Lamar
Odom to move to small for-
ward, considered his natural
position.
Phil Jackson signed a
three-year contract last month
to return as coach of the
Lakers after taking a season
off. The team failed to make
the playoffs for only the sec-
ond time since 1976.

Bum Phillips

Released
From Hospital
HOUSTON Former
Houston Oilers coach Bum
Phillips was released from
the hospital Saturday after
undergoing triple bypass
heart surgery more than a
week ago. Phillips, 81,
returned home to his ranch
in Goliad, about 150 miles
southwest of Houston.
He underwent surgery
July 8 at Memorial Hermann
Southwest Hospital after
doctors discovered blockage
in his arteries. They found
no evidence of heart dam-
age.H spital officials on
Saturday said Phillips was
progressing on schedule.


Jaguars May Acquire

Travis Henry from Bills
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -s -
The Jacksonville Jaguars
are close to completing a trade
for disgruntled Bills running .
back Travis Henry, a move
that would provide insurance
for injured starter Fred Taylor.
Taylor, who underwent
knee surgery in January, will
be limited when training camp Travis-Henry
opens July 29.
Del Rio said Taylor will practice just once a day in
shorts for at least the first week of camp. Taylor will be
held out of an intrasquad scrimmage Aug. 5, but Del Rio
hopes Taylor can practice in pads the week leading up to
the preseason opener against Miami on Aug. 13. Taylor
has been sidelined all offseason after the surgery to repair
two partially torn ligaments in his left knee. He was hurt
Dec. 19 against Green Bay and missed the final two games
of the season.
Henry, who ran for 3,849 yards and 27 touchdowns in
four seasons with the Bills, had a career-low 326 yards
rushing last year. The Jaguars, Tennessee and Seattle have
shown interest in Henry. The deal has been delayed
because the Bills want at least a third-round pick and
- Jaguars want to sign Henry to a contract extension. He is
in the final year of his current contract.




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With gas prices hovering
in never-before-seen territo-
ry, getting the most out of
your tank has never been
more important. Fortunately,
a quick maintenance check
on your car can help maxi-
mize your mileage this sum-
mer.
"It's always smart to take
your car in for a summer
check-up, especially before
a long vacation trip," said
Mary Beth Costello, director
of training for Midas
International Corporation,
the automotive service
providers. "This summer
though, it's particularly
important. With gas prices
the way they are, you want
to do everything you can to
ensure your car is running as
efciently as possible."
Routine maintenance
like changing air filters,
switching to summer-weight
oil and making sure your
tires are inflated and aligned
properly are key to improv-
ing efficiency.
"Replacing a clogged air
filter can improve gas
mileage by as much as 10
percent," said Costello.
"Add that to the 3 percent
improvement with properly
inflated tires, and incremen-
tal improvements from the
right oil, and you're making
a big difference in your
spending at the pump."
Choosing the right fuel
can also mean savings,
*according to Costello. "Most
cars don't need to be filled
up with premium gas every
time," she said. "Fewer than
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require premium gasoline -
usually a savings of about a
dime a gallon."
For some, a change in
driving habits can help
improve gas efficiency.
According to the Federal
Trade Cominission, keeping
your speed below 65 m.p.h.
will help. For every five
miles an hour you're driving
over 60, you're paying an
additional $0.15 a gallon.
"That adds up," said
Costello.
Lightening the load both
inside and outside the car
can also have an impact.
Rooftop luggage carriers
increase wind resistance,
making the car work harder
on the road and decreasing
gas efficiency by five per-
cent. And every 100 pounds
of extra weight in the car
reduces efficiency two per-
cent.
Motorists may pick up a
free brochure containing
fuel-saving tips at'Midas
shops nationwide.
Additional driving tips and
maintenance information
are available on the compa-
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CHICAGO, July 19,
2005 According to CCC
Information Services
Inc.'s 2004 most stolen
vehicle report, one of
every 200 registered 1999
Acura Integra's was stolen
last year, making it 2004's
most stolen vehicle. The
2002 BMW M Roadster
and the 1998 Acura
Integra ranked as the sec-
ond and third most stolen
vehicles respectively.
"We cannot determine
with absolute certainty the
reason why thieves steal
some vehicles over others,
but we see trends in the
data that provide interest-
ing insight," said Carole
Comstock, CCC's vice
president of marketing and
product management.
"For instance, our data
suggests some cars are
stolen for the value of their
parts, which may explain
why we often see a 'clus-
tering' effect with same
make and model vehicles
from sequential model
years. The data also points
to a high proportion of
stolen cars that are built
for speed such as the
BMW M Roadster, Audi
S4 and Mercury Marauder,
which all appear on the top
25 most stolen vehicles list
in 2004."'
Top Ten Most Stolen
Vehicles of 2004:
1. 1999 Acura Integra; 2.
2002 BMW M Roadster;
3. 1998 Acura Integra; 4.
1991 GMC V2500; 5.
2002 Audi S4; 6. 1996
Acura Integra; 7. 1995
Acura Integra; 8. 2004
Mercury Marauder; 9.
1997 Acura Integra
10. 1992 Mercedes-Benz
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MadDads. ont('d from 4-1
black males \%ho terrorize
their own neighborhoods
had to be confronted! This
kind of effort takes more
than law enforcement: it
takes a cominunir\ fed uip.
mad, and x\illing to take to
the streets during non-tradi-
tional times and places. O()ur
Mayor and his staff. just
doesn't seem to get it,. said
Staton.
Chapter President, Elder
Donald Fo\ discussing the
issue with supporters indi-
cated: "VWe are not angur
with the Mal, or. As a maner
of fact, we understand 'poll-
tics-as-usual!' The Nla\or is
trying to balance the budget
and satisfy 'His' constituents.
He has surrounded himself
with people v. ho do not full\
understand thle struggle-to-
survive 'issues' that a\erace
residents :must deal 'v.ith in
selected neighborhoods and
communities across
Jacksonville." IMAD DADS
bumper stickers read:
"Black on Black Loae-lts
Not a Crime."
MAD DADS is a faith-
based organization, sponsor-
ing prayer \ igils. candlelight
vigils, conducting neighbor-
hood street patrol in high
crime areas. training coim-
munity :athers-men and
women-or ho'. to take back
their neighborhood treest.
MAD [) DS leader,
have faith and are askmin
Jacksonville re-,ident-, t
contact their poltitial repre-
sentatives lhcal Jiand national-
ly to let them knoiy I,.v.
much you appreciate ha.it
MAD DADS is doing. M.AD
DADS is ha inig j fundras-
ing banquet on .August 12 at
the Jacksoni lle Landing.
Tickets are Si.iiu. Call
(904) 388-sI'! it attend
and to help .IAD DADS
continue ilt mission.


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